I put dynamat down on the floor years ago. I just installed the Butyl/foil backed style just like this, partial coverage, in the doors. And I just ordered 1/2" thick closed cell foam (no moisture trapping) for the floor and some more of the foil backed first layer to apply in the rear quarter panels and a few other places to really quiet everything down.
Also thinking about adding a small 2 channel amp and installing the extra/matching set of 6x9's that I have to make a 6 speaker sound system. What's another $100 for an amp and wiring, right?
How do you compare the Dynamat to the Butyl/foil back product? Ordering carpeting and need to decide what to do about sound deadening. Unlike the OP, I don't find my 60 to be quiet at all.
I just did this exact project a couple of weeks ago and used the 150mil over kilmat 80. I think you'll be happy with the end result. The cruiser is almost as quiet as my 4th gen 4runner!I recently ordered the Noico Red 150 mil for my truck to put over 80 mil Kilmat. Now I am wishing i ordered the MLV!
I don't have anything else to compare it to as this is the first time I have sound proofed a car myself, but I am very happy with my results!Great writeup! I have some of the 80 mil Noico for rattle damping but hadn't thought about adding MLV over the whole top. Do you recommend the Luxury Liner Pro after having installed it?
I installed myself. I spent a few of hours pulling seats and cleaning the old jute cloth out, pretty much a full day installing the butyl layer and MLV, and another full day cutting and installing the carpet before putting seats and such back in. I think I did a pretty bang up job. I'll go grab some pictures of the carpet itself at lunch.
I only bought 54 sq ft of the MLV, which was plenty - I even had about 4-5 sq ft left over. Second Skin was running a 20% off sale when I bought it so I got out for $302 shipped. I did buy 72 sq ft of the butyl, but only used 2 sheets out of the 4th box. You could probably get away with only 3 boxes.I looked at the Luxury Liner Pro product. It's expensive, though I'm sure effective. It's about $478 for 72 sq. ft, which is about what I understand is needed for an FJ60. Does that sound right?
I am finding plenty of alternative brands for MLV. As I read through different sites, it appears it really comes down to one spec for me - STC (SoundTransmission Coefficient). The higher the STC, the less sound transmission.
The Luxury Liner Pro product is rated at 28 STC per their website (and appears to be cheaper there than on Amazon). However, the Luxury Liner product is rated at 32 STC (higher), but is only 60% of the cost. Am I missing something, now that I'm a 5 minute Google expert?
I can't find an STC (or NRC) rating for Noico Red 150 mil. I was hoping to compare that to the Second Skin product and do the 80 mil Noico plus the Luxury liner or the Noico 150 mil red.
Personally I would - I mean, you already have everything out and I find it's better go overboard and do it once than redoing it again later.
I agree. Also, I imagine that front 1/3 of the truck is where most of the noise is coming in - or at least that's where you're sitting, so that's where you're going to hear it.Personally I would - I mean, you already have everything out and I find it's better go overboard and do it once than redoing it again later.
I agree. Also, I imagine that front 1/3 of the truck is where most of the noise is coming in - or at least that's where you're sitting, so that's where you're going to hear it.