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Old 06-04-2009, 12:46 PM   #21
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Can't help you there......you should be able to order it online however. I think most of the carpet labeled "indoor/outdoor" would be similar to the stuff I'm using. The difference would be the adhesive.

For use inside the car, any sort of thin carpet should work ok. The self-stick ability of the stuff I used, made the job relatively easy. But any carpet would be much better than nothing.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:29 PM   #22
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Well, I dropped by Lowes last night and was able to find the very same EcoFi carpet squares! Upon close inspection, I observed how thin the squares are, so now I'm not so sure how well they will reduce sound. Granted, I'm definitely thinking of dropping those squares in the wheel wells because it is exposed to the elements and would hold up better than insulation, but now I feel that I should use a different product in the interior of the car. Perhaps pink insulation for houses could suffice? If I take a denser insulation and compress it down, it'll probably help dampen the sound and help deaden my car; I'm not overly concerned about it "insulating" my car, so I should be fine if I compress it, right? Will it still achieve the same effect?
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Yeah the stuff is thin......there's not much extra space for anything much thicker, anywhere in the car. Man I would not recommend that pink insulation......you could get it to fit by compressing it in there. But it's nasty stuff......fiberglass. Could be a bear to remove if it started breaking up.
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I'm just wondering the rubber "D" channel weatherseal, is it hollow or solid rubber seal? I will see if I can find any similar at canadian tire or Lowes.
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Yeah it's hollow.....compresses easily. In addition to this carpet from Lowes, you can find "D" channel rubber-strips in white, silver, or brown, also at Lowes. The black "D" strips came from Ace Hardware (you can get this color online also).
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Thanks.. I will have to hunt for them. As Lowes will not be opened until June 22 at my area... will try to see if I can find the seal at homedepot or walmart or crappy tire or part source... As for the carpet thing, I will wait for Lowes to open.. :)
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Good news and bad news.. Good news is I just seal all the doors and the side mirrors. Bad news is there is no D seal in black, I have searched Homedepot, RONA, Crappy Tire and all they sell is the white D seal. So I did partial in white (on a black focus.. how ugly).. but I also bought the sponge type seal to seal the door frame. Hope they last. I will be test driving later and will be enjoying the reduction of the amount of noise... I guess my next project will be sound proofing the carpet.. :)
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Yeah the stuff is thin......there's not much extra space for anything much thicker, anywhere in the car. Man I would not recommend that pink insulation......you could get it to fit by compressing it in there. But it's nasty stuff......fiberglass. Could be a bear to remove if it started breaking up.
Well I did my first test with my car (not actually my girlfriend's 09 Focus), which is a 2008 Scion xB. I lined the inside of the hood under the panel some fiberglass and compressed it in there, and already the engine sounds a lot quieter. When I really get into this process of sound deadening the whole car, I'm going to rip apart the dash and line the inside there to help dampen that sound a little more. Nothing like the comforting sound of a V4 as I try to accelerate to 80 on an interstate.
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Now for an important issue here ... what kinda weight are we talking here? Noticeable or not?
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Noticeable? You mean like if you're trying to lift the car?

Really if you're into noise reduction, I doubt the few extra pounds you're hauling around are meaningful at all ........since you're probably not a racer. Dynamat is a bunch heaver than the carpet I'm using here.
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