Since I've been running around without A/C all summer ... (we're going to pick up parts this weekend!!!) I had been contemplating the fact that a lot of the HEAT in the truck wasn't just coming from it being so hot out ... but after an hour long ride, the floor and tranny hump were on FIRE! Like hot to the touch.. and radiating through the entire passenger area.
I researched a bit and ended up going with the "summit brand" heat/sound barrier ... got it today and was surprised to open up a box of "HushMat" which was one of the name brands I was looking into buying
anyway, I ordered (12) 23" x 12" sheets, not really knowing how much I'd actually get covered.
I pulled everything out, seats, console, vinyl and cleaned up the floor a bit. Got to work covering the trans hump, driver/passenger floor board, and up a little bit on the firewall. the last of the 6th sheet was used to cover the trans hump all the way to the back seat.
You could easily finish the floor of a standard/ext cab truck with 6 sheets.
I contemplated where the other 6 would do the most work, and decided to use them to in the cargo area, where most of the nosie comes from. A little trimming and fitting, and the 6 sheets covered 97% of the cargo area, and cannot be seen under the factory vinyl mats. All in all, taking everything out of the truck, putting this stuff down, and reinstalling everything, it took me about 4 hours to get it done by myself.
One important reccommendation I'l make is to WEAR GLOVES when working with this stuff, and with aluminum tape ... my fingers look like I have a million tiny paper cuts
it hurts to type!
Took it for a test drive, and I can definitely notice a difference. I can actually HEAR the radio! amazing!
I'd really love to get some more of this, or maybe something a little less expensive, and line the quarterpanels as I think thats where a LOT of the road noise comes from. Maybe soon.
anyway, here are some photos of today's work.
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