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so im finally getting tired of the rattles and vibrations of my truck so ive decided to add some sound deadening mat. heres some pics of the front doors i did last night, im going to do the back of the cab tonight (its extended) but im a little unsure on where exactly i should apply this stuff. the rear speakers sit inside those steel rings so they wont really seal up per say, but i was thinking about putting around the opening in the inner panel, behind the speaker, and also on the panels around the windows and on the panel across the back. any input from those who have done this before is appreciated!

this is some 3M mat that i bought to use on the outer skins, it was only $4 for both sheets seen here, i plan to use 2 more of these on the outer cab skins behind the jump seats.



heres the thermo-tec "suppressor" that i used on the doors



 


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Nice, where'd you get that stuff?
 

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i see you have a gen 2, were did you get the mirrors? thy look like there off a 05.
 

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They are 05 mirrors, i read a couple of write ups on doing the swap and decided to order them up and give it a try. They were actually cheaper than the stock replacements and the swap was pretty straight forward, i even have the power mirrors hooked up.
 

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They are 05 mirrors, i read a couple of write ups on doing the swap and decided to order them up and give it a try. They were actually cheaper than the stock replacements and the swap was pretty straight forward, i even have the power mirrors hooked up.
let us know how the sound deadening works out.
sorry to hijack the thread but can you point me to the write up, i think it looks sweet.
i would love to see more photos of the mirrors.
 

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I hope you never have to pull the glass out lol, It looks really good though it's on my list of things to do!
 

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well in my searches i didnt really find anything pertaining to the extended cab portion per say, so i just took it apart and got started.







i picked up another roll today to do the other side, so far its made a huge difference!
 

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I wonder how that stuff would work on the floor under the carpet for heat
 

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this particular matting is made for sound and heat so it would probably work great. im not running a heat shield or even any carpet for that matter, but i did buy a 12" x 24" sheet of their self adhereing heat shield and stuck it on the bottom of the floor pan, directly over the converter (its been gutted but it still gets hot). heres a link to it http://http://www.thermotec.com/products/13500-adhesive-backed-heat-barrier.html
 

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I used Quick Roof on mine to accomplish the same thing. The one area I didn't do was the black vent thing on the bottom right of the door. It made a HUGE difference for mine. Mine is a 96, so I don't know if it makes a difference. I don't really know what the hell the vent does or if it works, but mine sounds a lot better with than without.
 

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nope, hadnt even thought about it or even knew those existed until you posted the link :icon_twisted: its a little late now i suppose... but so far what i have done has made a huge difference in road noise and the sound quality of my system. i did both doors and both extended cab portions up to the tops of the windows and i also put some large squares on the exterior panels (i didnt take any more pics because the bugs were bad and it looks the same as the side i posted already). talk about a cheap system upgrade, the low bass notes stay audible longer and theres less distortion and rattles now that the panels are sitting on top of the sound mat instead of the bare metal. with the way i set my system up i didnt really leave any room for going bigger so im glad this small investment improved what i already had. after hearing the difference in just doing the sides of the cab im wanting to do the floor and the roof. ive been wanting to recover my headliner with blue plaid to match my sons car seat and the overall interior colors so i think ill do the roof while i have the headliner out. im thinking that should keep the heat out in the summer and the heat in during the winter?
 
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