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RAAMmat

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:45 pm

after doing a little research, I decided to order a roll of RAAMmat for my door speaker installation. Because I mentioned I heard about the product from NASIOC, Rick gave me a $20 discount. a 62.5 square foot roll was $121 shipped! it won't get here for 8 days but I didn't want to pay for overnight shipping. it is coming all the way from Oregon after all...

once I finish the install I'll post up my impressions, but I can say that Rick (owner/operator of RAMMaudio) is a hella-nice guy.

http://www.raamaudio.com/

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Post by Sabre » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:56 pm

Post it up in the vendor review section!

BTW, definitely let me know your impressions. I've been thinking of dynamatting my doors for awhile!
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:24 am

received the RAAMmat yesterday. 1 week delivery time from the West coast isn't bad considering I went with the "base" shipping. hopefully I can start installing some mat this weekend. once I get some installed I'll do a full rite-up.

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Post by Sabre » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:32 am

I can't wait to see it :) How heavy is it? I know Dynamatt is pretty damn heavy as is Brownbread.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:42 am

the box is something like 25lbs, but I don't think I'll be using all 62.5 sq.ft. on my ride. what I don't use we're going to put into Steve's doors and hatch.

going to do the doors, rear deck, and part of the trunk.

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Post by complacent » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:46 am

is it heat sensitive stuff? i remember using many a hairdryer or heat gun with the old dynamat stuff. worked great, but there was a weight penalty. the spray on stuff was even cooler but an exponentially greater mess to deal with.
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Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:55 am

it's designed as a comparable product to the DynaMat Extreme. it has foil backing and is made of the same butyl material (I think that's what it's called).

not too worried about the added weight. if it's noticeable I'll just have to save up for a new turbo. :wink:

anybody have a roller I can borrow for the install? if not I'll check Home Depot.

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Post by Sabre » Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:04 am

Mr Kleen wrote: not too worried about the added weight. if it's noticeable I'll just have to save up for a new turbo. :wink:

anybody have a roller I can borrow for the install? if not I'll check Home Depot.
And he said all of the power mods were done... hahahaha, they are never done in this group...

BTW, just use the roller from the kitchen ;)
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Post by Mr Kleen » Thu May 11, 2006 10:56 am

so far I've done 1 layer in the trunk: the floor, spare tire, rear wheel wells, quarter panel, and rear window shelf. there is a small but noticeable difference in the interior noise level. I have only done 1 layer and only in the trunk, so I will reserve judgment until the entire project is completed.

I plan on doing the front doors (with new speakers) this weekend. if time permits I will also do the front floor/foot well area. the rear doors will have to wait until I decide on speakers. I'm not going to take the door panels off any more than I have to.

the original roll of RAAMmat has covered my trunk and Steve's hatch floor (we haven't done the sides of the hatch, just the floor so far) and I think there is enough left to do my front doors.

more info as stages are completed...

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Post by HappyIdiot » Thu May 11, 2006 7:23 pm

Here is a great link comparing different sound deadeners
http://www.sounddeadenershowdown.com/

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Post by Mr Kleen » Mon May 22, 2006 4:52 pm

I managed to do the front doors over the weekend. once again, I'm not going for Lexus-like NVH numbers, so the coverage wasn't 100%. however the doors to sound more solid when they close and there is a bit less road noise. once I get my front speaker mounting issues resolved, I'll slap on another layer. there is also the rear doors and floor to be done. baby steps....

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