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Looks Awesome !!! Wish I could hear it !!! Noticed you added a Dash Pad. Any noticeable differences ???

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Those pods look dope man, cant wait to see what you do with the doors :woot:

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18 hours ago, Randal Johnson said:

Looks Awesome !!! Wish I could hear it !!! Noticed you added a Dash Pad. Any noticeable differences ???

I didn't really do a good A to B comparison when I installed it so I can't say I hear any difference. I'll try to do a comparison in the future and maybe take some measurements (I have access to professional equipment at work that I could borrow for day). Theoretically I think the foam backing is too thin to do a whole lot. I like the look though! 

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The backing is not going to do anything, it’s the carpet that stops the bouncing waves from the windshield and the vinyl dash. Removes the Echo so to speak. 

Awesome man, damn I wish I could sit in on the tune. The way this is fully on axis is very interesting for sure !!! 

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On 8/23/2019 at 8:31 PM, Randal Johnson said:

The backing is not going to do anything, it’s the carpet that stops the bouncing waves from the windshield and the vinyl dash. Removes the Echo so to speak. 

Awesome man, damn I wish I could sit in on the tune. The way this is fully on axis is very interesting for sure !!! 

The purpose of the dashmat is to absorb sound. The material properties, dimensions, and placement determine performance. It works exactly like throwing carpet on a wood floor to reduce echo. 

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Those are huge.  Bet they sound huge too

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Monster pods, they probably sound amazing.  Hope visibility is still good. ;) 

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12 hours ago, Aaron Clinton said:

Monster pods, they probably sound amazing.  Hope visibility is still good. ;) 

 

13 hours ago, ///M5 said:

Those are huge.  Bet they sound huge too

Thanks guys. The left pod would definitely be problematic in a sportier vehicle but not a Buick that drives <10 mins through some corn fields to work. 

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Started the door enclosures Saturday. I rolled the windows down and spaced out about 1/4 inch with some scrap materials prior to tapping. I also used some foil and petroleum jelly to get a easy release from the tape (not pictured). Also not pictured is an application of 1/8in closed cell foam (adhesive backed) applied to the door skin. Hopefully that will be enough to isolate the enclosure from the door. 

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I did about 3 layers of fg before letting this cure overnight. I ran out of the good resin from USComposites and tried some cheap stuff from Ebay. Seems to be working ok but there are definitely some spots that need fixed before I start adding more layers (the horizontal portions under the arm rests were particularly difficult). Working on a vertical surface was tricky. I'll get the dremel out and fix some air pockets and hopefully it will come out fine.

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Smells like headache.  Doing that in your apartment?

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Loving the build pix.

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22 hours ago, ///M5 said:

Smells like headache.  Doing that in your apartment?

ya. In the parking lot or on my balcony. Planning to rent a house next year if things go well at work. 

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Absolutely phenomenal work!!! Double points for doing it in an apartment. 

 Thanks for posting so many pics. The dash pods came out killer. I’m sure the pictures make them look more obtrusive than they are. Can only imagine how good they sound! Keep the pics coming!!

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