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    Hanging CCV/MLV in BMW E36 - Remove Stock Dampener?

    Hey guys, just putting my sound deadener showdown CCV/MLV sheets on my rear panels and I am wondering if I should remove the factory dampener that they have installed there.

    I figured mo dampener is mo better, but I was curious if it was worth leaving in considering the new stuff is far better/thicker/newer?

    Old stuff is sort of brittle, seems like its probably an old fairly thin MLV type material.

    It is somewhat complicating the install, but not to badly, just makes stuff a little tighter around the seat belt tensioner. Red boxes indicate stock mounts which I probably want to use.

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    Re: Hanging CCV/MLV in BMW E36 - Remove Stock Dampener?

    ADD MORE I SAY




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    Re: Hanging CCV/MLV in BMW E36 - Remove Stock Dampener?

    I try to leave or reinstall stock materials - with a few caveats. It needs to be in good condition and it can't get in the way to the point where I can't get the new stuff in. If you want to make a decision based on some science, pull that piece out, weigh it, calculate its area and come up with mass/area in lbs/ft². The MLV you are adding is 1 lb/ft². You gain 6 dB of attenuation every time you double the mass of a barrier. If the stock barrier weighs anything close to 1 lb/ft² leaving it will make an audible difference. If it's much less than that, the MLV will make it superfluous and it won't be worth the extra work it will take to keep it there.




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    Re: Hanging CCV/MLV in BMW E36 - Remove Stock Dampener?

    It ended up being about 1.6lb for ~3.5sqft. Removed it and put in the good ****. Thanks for the info again Don, your advice has been invaluable




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    Re: Hanging CCV/MLV in BMW E36 - Remove Stock Dampener?

    ahh glad someone is happy here




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