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Old 09-21-2004, 01:17 AM   #11
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Are any of those meant to go under the car?
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:25 AM   #12
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A quote from FatMat:
"FatMat L-Damp serves as a sound deadener, gravel guard, rust protector, thermal shield and under coat."
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Old 09-21-2004, 01:40 AM   #13
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Thanks for the links, one more question about FatMat, can you just brush it on or does it need to be sprayed. I would prefer brushing, but I couldn't find a link on how to apply it.
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Dude, you must be tired, go to bed! It's the first sentence on the page.

"L-Damp Sound Deadener is a viscoelastic, sprayable, towelable or brushable sound damper. It is highly effective in reducing vibrational resonance conditions in door panels, floor panels, trunks, behind tail lights and a multitude of other problem areas. Our product is chip resistant. FatMat L-Damp dissipates structure-borne vibrational energy and reduces radiated air-borne noise. So in other words FatMat L-Damp is your #1 choice if your looking for the best liquid sound deadener in the industry."
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Old 09-21-2004, 02:17 AM   #15
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I am tired, I'm going to bed now, thanks again.
I took today and tomorrow off, I seem to work harder when I stay home.
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ok if road noise is a problem for you, turn up your music cause its obviously not loud enough. I have mine set at 35-40 (stock MP3 player setup), and it keeps road noise out.
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ok if road noise is a problem for you, turn up your music cause its obviously not loud enough. I have mine set at 35-40 (stock MP3 player setup), and it keeps road noise out.
It doesn't keep noise out it just covers it up with a louder noise! My stereo is plenty loud, but that isn't the answer, the quieter the car is the more of the music you will hear, not just the loud parts. Some music has dynamics and subtle sounds that no matter how loud you make it it still gets lost in the road noise.
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I couldn't have said it better.

The choice of speakers makes a huge difference as well. I'm definitely hearing "more" with my CDT components. And having a good quality amp with higher damping and signal-to-noise helps the mid to low-end clarity and tightness. This costs money to step up to those high-end components.

Sound dampening is a great way to make "any system" sound better and seem louder.
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i thought the focus was pretty well sound deadended already. my 2001 zx3 was pretty quiet. my 2000 ranger is as loud as hell. the sound deadening material is MUCH less than what was in the focus. it'sone of the things i miss about the focus. my ranger probably sounds as quiet as my focus did but that was after 3 gallons of eDead v3.0 for $140 shipped. at the time it was $40 through a caraudioforum.com "group buy" but now the price is $50 a gallon through that "group buy". there are some pictures of what i did in my www. just brushed it on, real simple. of course this is for internal use, not to be used as an undercoating or anything.

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I had an '88 Ranger STX super cab, and it was very quiet. The tire/road noise situation was very noticeable when I traded in the Ranger for the Focus. Many of the freeways here are very coarse. They seem to be made from a mixture of gravel and asphalt, mostly gravel! After a while, when the road surface wears down , it gets very rough and the tires roar over it. My Z24 is about as quiet as the Focus but on the freeway, the Z24's tires don't roar like the Focus's.
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