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Old 04-11-2009, 09:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY: Dirt cheap soundproofing for your IS

So my friend and I headed over to the junkyard to look for some parts for his Legend. While we were there, I picked up some of the lint stuff that auto manufacturers use to sound proof cars from the factory. I got two garbage bags full (about six cars worth of ripping the lint off the rear deck and behind the rear seats) for $12. I could have gotten even more but I did not fully stuff the bag full and we found a virtually unmolested black on black Legend so we stopped looking for lint.







Note: This was done on a 2002 5spd. However, virtually everything should be the same for all year IS300s. This would even work on a current gen IS should anyone be willing to try it.

I started with the rear deck, rear seats, and c-pillars. I did not expect much improvement from these areas but i am installing a sub and this should help the vibrations. To install I just cut a piece off and use some double sided tape to hold it on.

Stock C-Pillar:


Double Layered C-Pillar:




Stock rear deck covering:


Double Layered rear deck covering:


I experienced NO FITMENT ISSUES!!!!! :crazy:

Everything went back together nicely, except the rear deck was kind of tough to get back on.

I also decided to insulate the shifter, hoping it *might* reduce transmission whine.


P.S. Anyone know what Short-Shifter that is?

I took the car for a test drive and the exhaust note seemed quieter from in the cabin. Also, the exhaust whistle (ever turn your car on without the rear seats in?) seemed quieter. The shifting was also slightly quieter, but not the whine itself. Rocking the shifter left and right produced virtually no noise, unlike before.

What I am trying to get at here is that you do not need to spend $300+ just to sound deaden a car. Auto manufacturers use this lint stuff from the factory to quiet cars. If Dynamat was so good, how come Lexus and Mercedes doesn't use it? This is an incredibly cheap alternative to expensive deadener. I have spend $12 so far and have covered my rear deck, rear seat backs, shifter, and C-Pillars, with enough left over to do my doors as well.

I plan on stuffing the doors (I expect this to make a huge difference), putting some on the lower back and under the rear seats, A-Pillars, B-Pillars, behind the center consul, possibly in the headliner, and possibly under the carpet. Im going back to the junkyard tomorrow to pick up some more. I will keep you updated.

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Old 04-11-2009, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Im sure it works, but theres no way you can really compare this stuff to fatmat or any other real sound deadener IMO...but props to you for doin it all.
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Oh yeah by the way both garbage bags weighed about 10 pounds altogether, as opposed to the 50+ pounds of Dynamat equivalent.
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that stuff is light whereas deadener is heavy, and highend automobiles do a pretty good job of blocking out road noise through structural rigidity, and aerodynamics. if that stuff did what you wanted, excellent, but i don't think its going to help with your sub. +rep for sharing your find though..
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good stuff. thats a Ralco or B&M short shifter. I have it except i cut off all the threads
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Oh yeah by the way both garbage bags weighed about 10 pounds altogether, as opposed to the 50+ pounds of Dynamat equivalent.
The extra weight is exactly why Dynamat (or one of the superior alternatives) is used as a deadener. You didn't deaden your car, you added more sound insulation. Two very different things.

But still, I'd pay $12 for less road noise.
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Deadening and noise barriers are two totally different things. Mat style deadener like Dynamat, Damplifier, or Fatmat are used to keep surfaces from resonating. Something like Luxury Liner (second skin audio product) is used to quiet down the car.

A noise barrier product is a combination of a thick dense material decoupled/suspended by a foam of some type.

Link to what I'm talking about Luxury Liner - Acoustic Noise Barrier and Insulation Barrier
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WTF, this is actually ingenious! I never thought about that before. I've removed this stuff from some of my older cars, and always just threw it away.

Never thought about taking pieces of it and stuff/sticking it on my other cars to sound proof it further!

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