Aside from the small bells and whistles and the fancy leather trim and bigger wheels, the biggest difference between a Toyota and a Lexus—or a Tahoe and an Escalade— is one simple thing: sound deadening.
Sound deadening offers a quieter ride, a better acoustic interior, and thanks to the folks at Dynamat, you can have the same technology in your lowrider. Dynamat is recognized and respected as the leader of quality sound enhancing products, which prevents unwanted noise and vibration. Their product is easy to install and not only does it add the much necessary “thud” when you close your doors, but it also quiets down the interior noise of your vehicle, thus making it acoustically pleasing.
So how does it work? Well, Dynamat works by adding weight to the panel. This in turn lowers the resonance frequency of the panel, greatly reducing rattles and vibrations by stiffening the panel. In short, it transforms the energy of vibrations into silent energy.
Dynamat will offer a significant auditory difference and not only does it take away the unnecessary chatter but it lets you enjoy your ride in peace.
Insulate before it’s too late! Here’s how easy it is to install:
1. Expose the panel you’d like to apply the Dynamat to. Be sure to bag all your screws and clips to ensure you don’t lose any of them. If you think you may forget what goes where, take pictures. I know, it sounds stupid, but I’ve met some dumb installers throughout my life. Also, if you happen to find any broken or loose clips or screw anchors don’t be a cheap ass, replace them—loose mounting points are the enemy.
2. Make sure all wires and anything that interferes with your install are pulled or pushed to the side. Look for flat edges of your body panel that are prone to flexing and this is where you will want to apply the Dynamat. From there be sure that the application area is clean and use a quick-drying, residue-free solvent.
3. Using a very sharp utility knife or scissors, trim your pieces. If you want a pretty application that looks picture perfect then you can always trim cardboard templates to help you.
4. Once you have the trimmed pieces, peel back the “release liner” from the Dynamat and apply it to the area you want using pressure from your hands. Follow that up with even more pressure from a roller or the butt end of a smooth and rounded screwdriver handle to apply pressure to make sure that it adheres to the body panel.
5. Connect all your wiring, reassemble the panels, and you’re good to go!
Keep in Mind:
You want to consider several things when you compare Dynamat to other materials. Dynamat exceeds other materials because of proprietary VECTOR Chemistry and damps better at an extended higher temperature range.