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    Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    “tl;dr”
    [I’ll go ahead and get the jump, here, for the folks who aren’t interested enuff (or bored enuff!) to look over a long sound deadener install thread, lol]

    My sincere thanks go out to @Rudy ; for the great products he sells, and the knowledge and assistance he shared.
    Thanks a bunch, Don! There aren’t many like you in this industry!

    I am very pleased with the dramatic improvements realized from the use of SDS’ CLD tiles, MLV, CCF, and Thinsulate.

    Just to quickly outline a few things I have noticed:
    • I still have the sad little OEM/stock system, for a bit longer, but am pleasantly surprised with the difference after the SDS materials were installed. I originally was able to turn the volume up to only 23/ or 24/38 before I started getting nastiness in return (distortion, vibration, etc).
    I now am able to consistently turn the volume to 34 – 38 on the majority of music selections, with no issues, whatsoever.
    Pink Floyd be sounding good at max on every song on the CDs, and the helicopter lead-in to “The Happiest Days of Our Lives” gives me a semi !
    (And we are talking about some pathetic little “Made in Mexico” speakers, here…can’t wait to see what decent comps sound like!!)
    • I have aftermarket dual exhaust. Still sounds good, but is no longer an ‘aggravation’ in the cab on longer rides: the staccato and high-end is gone.
    • Likewise, the road noise and wind noise is much reduced from before, and the ‘noise pollution’ from the speakers is much less a concern. (The cops will hopefully agree!)
    • The A/C performs much more efficiently, now. There were apparently quite a few ‘losses’ in the system, before. I would have to turn the fan up to mid – max and leave it there to maintain cabin comfort, depending on how hot it was outside. Now, I actually have to turn it OFF on occasion because it gets cold enuff to hang a side o’ beef in there!
    • The difference in the ‘solidity’ of both the exterior panels and the interior door panels is obvious. Now when I rest my knee against the door, there is no ‘give,’ whatsoever to it, and the ‘hollowness’ upon closing the doors is gone.
    • Gas mileage has not decreased notably. I am going to say I might attribute around ˝ MPG less per tank, if that…far less than I feared for adding 80-100lbs of weight.
    • For those desiring quantitative data, I had every intention of including a “Before” and “After” RTA, but technical difficulties prevented the “After” reading from being completed…Hope and intend to get that info up later.

    Again, I am very pleased with the results I experienced, and definitely would recommend SDS to others!

    On to the pics…


    The roof with the factory deadener…


    The roof with CLD tiles. Went with a bit more than 25% since no MLV was going here, just CLD and Thinsulate (which we failed to get a pic of before reinstalling the headliner…)


    The floor and back wall of cab after removing seats and carpet. Yes, we did clean it good before putting down the tiles, etc.


    The floor and backwall of cab after placement of CLD tiles


    Rear underseat wells (where fiberglass enclosures for subs will go) after the MLV


    The rear floor after putting down the MLV


    Shot of the front floor area before


    Shot of the front floor area after CLD tiles


    Shot of the front floor area after MLV
    Last edited by Flex68; 08-07-2012 at 03:44 PM.



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Final pieces of MLV down on front floor over top of OEM damper


    Pic of CCF glued to MLV, ready to install on backwall of cab


    Backwall of cab, MLV+CCF installed, carpet back in



    Backwall vent covered with MLV (gap at top and bottom for airflow)


    Backwall of cab finished, OEM cover reinstalled


    Front passenger door, interior door trim panel removed. Note the decent rubberized cover (held on with weak butyl)


    Front passenger door after CLD tiles added to inner and outer skin. (Note that the large holes will later be covered with fiberglass panels, attached with screws+RTV, when I am installing my comps)


    Front passenger door after MLV+CCF panel hung, speaker flange covered with CCF and reinstalled


    Driver’s side rear door after covering and butyl removed, ready to clean and place tiles


    Each door had this factory padding installed on interior of each door trim panel, along with the rubberized cover on the inside door skins and factory tiles on exterior door skins… nothing like what it has now, but not bad



    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Monkey View Post
    Romney will [fornicate] me less than Obama already has and WAY less than what Obama has planned.
    Refs: adamtwo4, basscort2009, burzendowski, clanassa, cthedinger, ikoolguy, its_bacon12, Jew_Bagel, jr711, kreapin, kowboy, Rudy, TheRealDefman, Winter_C

    HU:Eclipse CD7200 MkII
    Subs: Fack Skar Audio
    Front comps: HAT Clarus C61-2 off Sony ES 7547
    Electrical: C&D batt, Big 3 with 1/0, 4ga to amps, Stinger RCA’s
    Damping: 60mil FG panels over holes, full worx from SDS

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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Driver’s rear door MLV cut to size. Above it you can barely see the CCF. Easy to use the Velcro to ensure the MLV is correctly sized/placed, first, then use the MLV as the pattern to cut out the CCF. You will also see my note “Left Rear back side” on the MLV…once you have one side fitted, if you’re lucky---as I was---the other side will be an exact mirror image, allowing you to use this panel as a template for the other side. Just invert, mark, and cut!


    Driver’s rear door CCF glued to the MLV, ready to install


    MLV hung, with the CCF under speaker flange


    Passenger’s side rear door panel with CLD tiles. This was done to each of the four…



    Thinsulate will be installed inside each interior door panel after the MLV+CCF has time to “set-in” a bit. Easy decision since I still have to install wiring and comps…
    The process takes time and is not an ‘afternoon job’ by a long shot! What is outlined, above, took around 28 hours to complete.



    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Monkey View Post
    Romney will [fornicate] me less than Obama already has and WAY less than what Obama has planned.
    Refs: adamtwo4, basscort2009, burzendowski, clanassa, cthedinger, ikoolguy, its_bacon12, Jew_Bagel, jr711, kreapin, kowboy, Rudy, TheRealDefman, Winter_C

    HU:Eclipse CD7200 MkII
    Subs: Fack Skar Audio
    Front comps: HAT Clarus C61-2 off Sony ES 7547
    Electrical: C&D batt, Big 3 with 1/0, 4ga to amps, Stinger RCA’s
    Damping: 60mil FG panels over holes, full worx from SDS

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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    nice break down bro. Kinda ironic though that a guy name flex is using material to make his vehicle not flex LOL jk. I bet it gets loud in that cab



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    nice work! I usually just slap dat ish on there lol



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Quote Originally Posted by xSPLoder808 View Post
    nice break down bro. Thanks, mang!
    Kinda ironic though that a guy name flex is using material to make his vehicle not flex LOL. True dat, lol



    Quote Originally Posted by RangerDanger View Post
    nice work! I usually just slap dat ish on there lol
    Lol, wish I could have just slapped it on, but in the end, this shizz is gonna last for however long I own the truck



    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Monkey View Post
    Romney will [fornicate] me less than Obama already has and WAY less than what Obama has planned.
    Refs: adamtwo4, basscort2009, burzendowski, clanassa, cthedinger, ikoolguy, its_bacon12, Jew_Bagel, jr711, kreapin, kowboy, Rudy, TheRealDefman, Winter_C

    HU:Eclipse CD7200 MkII
    Subs: Fack Skar Audio
    Front comps: HAT Clarus C61-2 off Sony ES 7547
    Electrical: C&D batt, Big 3 with 1/0, 4ga to amps, Stinger RCA’s
    Damping: 60mil FG panels over holes, full worx from SDS

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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Quote Originally Posted by Flex68 View Post





    Lol, wish I could have just slapped it on, but in the end, this shizz is gonna last for however long I own the truck
    I have 3 layers of deadener and 2x4s over that lol... should last for a while...



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    Very Sexxy install!!!



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    The SDS on the door panels was a great investment for me, They sound solid.



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Yup...pretty much looks like my instal on my 07 mega so far. I did 100% coverage on the deadener roof, floor and doors though. Using ensolite as my decoupler and for trim panels. I have mlv on the floor and back wall. Need to do inner doorpanels now. Looks like a pain for them with all the cut outs.

    I hear ya on the time required to do it right. I used Dons butyl rope on the roof for any joints.



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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Looks good, I bet it is a huge improvment. Links to products?




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    Quote Originally Posted by husker77 View Post
    Looks good, I bet it is a huge improvment. Links to products?
    Huge improvement, for sure!

    Don's website: Sound Deadener Showdown - Your Source for Sound Deadening Products and Information

    His email add'y is listed on the site so one can obtain quotes, ask questions, etc, etc. Great guy.



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    Electrical: C&D batt, Big 3 with 1/0, 4ga to amps, Stinger RCA’s
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    bump for @EpicMango ;



    Quote Originally Posted by Spider Monkey View Post
    Romney will [fornicate] me less than Obama already has and WAY less than what Obama has planned.
    Refs: adamtwo4, basscort2009, burzendowski, clanassa, cthedinger, ikoolguy, its_bacon12, Jew_Bagel, jr711, kreapin, kowboy, Rudy, TheRealDefman, Winter_C

    HU:Eclipse CD7200 MkII
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    Front comps: HAT Clarus C61-2 off Sony ES 7547
    Electrical: C&D batt, Big 3 with 1/0, 4ga to amps, Stinger RCA’s
    Damping: 60mil FG panels over holes, full worx from SDS

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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    Looks very familiar




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    Re: Sound Deadener Install, 08 Ram quad cab

    You can come do my 08 ram

    One thing I did though when my carpet was up is I took the dividing wall out that separates the storage compartments under the seat to the floor space




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