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i just recently bought an 05 focus. started taking the interior apart in the first week for audio system.

i am really surprised at the lack of sound deadining. there was almost nothing there. so heres what i did about it.

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now when i close the doors it sounds like my wifes mercury montego. (like it should have in the first place)
 

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whered you get alll the matt? looks good ima do that when i get the cash, our 05's suck for sound deadning
 

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Nice job! I have the front doors done: inner, outer, and door panel.

My next choice will be:
http://www.raamaudio.com

Rick is a super cool guy and the product is one of the best.
 

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^I did the exact same thing as dickbonus, except I used a helluva lot more of RAAMAudio BXT. I mean, I REALLY covered the doors...two layers thick in many spots. I also used some of that ensolite foam in many places.

I wasn't that impressed with the results, however. I still need to do a LOT more tuning on the system, however. My car is still pretty loud on the highway, too. Maybe it's just me. dunno.

Oh...and yeah...Rick at RAAMAudio is awesome. He had the stuff at my doorstep quickly, gave me some free stuff, and the BXT mat is excellent for application and it's cheap! Not sure why my results werent' better.
 

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sound dampening material is just that, it dampens resonance and vibrations

as for sound proofing, that's what the Ensolite is for. you may need more of that

also don't forget, it's a Ford Focus, not a Caddy [:D]

serious dudes rip the whole interior out and do the roof, floors, walls, and firewall.!!!!

I did my front doors, and said enough.
 

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the damping sheets are from bquiet.com although edead is cheaper. i used 50 square feet throuout the car. and i also bought foam batting and stuffed/glued it in every crevice my hands would fit. the damping sheets just offer more rigidity to the panels but the foam is what makes them acoustically dead. you dont need anything fancy. i went to wal-mart and got a fullsize egg-shell foam top for a bed and cut it to fit the panels. there is no reason to buy "specialty" foam as it is the same material. i will be working on the car more today so hopefully i can post images of progress tomorrow.
 

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ok. so i put in my component set and mid-bass drivers. i was impatient so i didnt stop for pics until i ran out of things to do.

this pic is my front door panel with the tweeter mounted by the door handle. if you noticed i took the EDI badge off of the stock grill and stuck it to the door panel. ghetto fabulous.

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this is the new cd player.

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this is the passenger door just to show you how close the tweet is to the dash

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who said you cant fit an eu700 in the back panels

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this is why i ran out of things to do. no more mdf and no bass amp yet, backordered me damnit! you can see where the bass amp is supposed to go and where the sub box is going to be. there will be a false floor so the amps will sit flush.

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Nice job on your car. Good thread too.

I'm going to get started on mine this weeked. I got RAAMmat and Ensolite and am ready to go. Have a couple questions for you.

Are you worried at all about the open cell foam you used - the walmart stuff? From what I've read, that stuff will absorb water and can get moldy. The reason to use Ensolite (or neoprene) seems to be because it is a closed cell foam and won't absorb water. I have ensolite and it looks great. But it's pretty thin so I'm wondering if I should also do some of that egg-shell stuff.

Also, I saw in your pictures of the rear seat area that you lost one of your clips that holds the panel near the back of the front door. I can see it stuck in the sheet metal there - torn from the cardboard. I had the exact same experience and lost one completely and have one half way off. Did you do anything about it? I was thinking about using a little gorilla glue, but I'm not sure if it would even work.
 
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