: Tweeter upgrade/sound deadening *pics*



urbanski
12-15-05, 05:46 PM
Use a small Philips screwdriver to remove the A-pillars. Parts Nos should you break them:
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New vs Old :thumbsup:
I think the stock tweets cost a penny. How to remove: VERY carefully pry the tweet out w/ small screwdriver. It has 3 tiny clips, inside the tan plastic holder. Do not break the tan plastic. There is a bit of factory glue on them, but they do come up in time.
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Mount the new ones. They DO NOT fit into the tan hole. They fit a small bit, and you secure them w/ dynamat. They in fact may fit against the a-pillar wall with magnetism, didn't try that.
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Where I am pointing = DO NOT put dynamat there. The new tweets are thicker and you can't get the A pillar back on. Note the wiring/x-over fit nicely into the void under the dash.
HINT: Do not cut your finger and bleed all over the tan fabric.
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urbanski
12-15-05, 05:52 PM
Secure your A-pillars on and move to your floor.
http://www.secondskinaudio.com/
Aquire some second skin damplifier PRO. Wear gloves. Move your seats back, pull off the trim, and pull up the carpet:thumbsup:
It's stiff, but you can roll it around and do about 90% of the front floor and tunnel. You can thank cadillac for the 1 sheet the put in at the factory. ugh.
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Re-doing the rear deck for the 12th time. lol. What you see is 2 coats Pro/Xtreme, and 1 coat liquid deadener. The free-air sub is tighter now.
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Images brought to you via 26" of LCD goodness :D
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urbanski
12-15-05, 05:55 PM
What did 36sqft cover?
Second/third coats of: A-pillars, portions of front doors, front floor/tunnel, portions front firewall (from inside), undersurface rear deck, very small portion of trunk floor.

I have approaching 200sq ft of deadener on the car now, 75% is "good stuff" Dynamat Xtreme/Damplifier Pro. Rest is cheap Lowes peel-seal.

Difficulty: 4. But I've done this all like 5 times before.
Beers: 2
Hours: 5
Impact: Bass is tighter, i can tell the weight of the deadener helps keep the rear deck vibration tamer. Road noise? Dunno, haven't driven yet. How could it not help though :D

lawfive
12-15-05, 06:00 PM
What did 36sqft cover?
Second/third coats of: A-pillars, portions of front doors, front floor/tunnel, portions front firewall (from inside), undersurface rear deck, very small portion of trunk floor.

I have approaching 200sq ft of deadener on the car now, 75% is "good stuff" Dynamat Xtreme/Damplifier Pro. Rest is cheap Lowes peel-seal.

Difficulty: 4. But I've done this all like 5 times before.
Beers: 2
Hours: 5
Impact: Bass is tighter, i can tell the weight of the deadener helps keep the rear deck vibration tamer. Road noise? Dunno, haven't driven yet. How could it not help though :D

Curb weight of Urbanski's V: 4200 pounds

urbanski
12-15-05, 06:01 PM
at least i only weigh 120lbs :p

ssmith100
12-15-05, 06:21 PM
Urb,

You should have just removed the front seats and console and done the whole thing:alchi: If I can find complete console removal instructions that will be next weekends project with my new box of Dampier Pro I didn't think there was very much under there. The carpet pad is pretty thick but I think doing the floor will make a big difference. Good job on the tweeter install. I told you it was easy. Should sound a lot better. My JL's sound 100% better than the stock ones. If you want to put some more deadener under the amp just pull the four screws and let it hang and add some underneathe it.

Shane

ssmith100
12-15-05, 06:23 PM
Law,

Urby might weigh 150 soaking wet !!!!!!!!:D Maybe.

Shane

urbanski
12-15-05, 06:27 PM
agreed on sound quality....
with the stock bose sub and tweets....you could kinda tell there were some highs and lows, but it was more of a constant obscure rumble mixed with shrill white noise attempting to keep a beat.
now you actually hear individual bass drum beats and cymbals crashing :D

You need Torx to remove the front seats, and there's a ton of wires under there. Pulling up front/rear carpeting and reaching underneath is a way to get decent coverage. I couldn't reach far enough back to get the tunnel under the armrest area, but I have that done on the underbelly :worship:
I'm happy with the rear deck now. No more for me.

trekster
12-16-05, 10:56 PM
Urb, I just finished installing the damplifier on the rear seats and going to finish the trunk tomorrow. Can you recommend any other place to install the damplifier? Wow......might as well do the roof and cover the entire car with dynamat lol.

ssmith100
12-17-05, 02:08 AM
Black Beast,

See my post.

Shane

urbanski
12-17-05, 09:47 AM
Urb, I just finished installing the damplifier on the rear seats and going to finish the trunk tomorrow. Can you recommend any other place to install the damplifier? Wow......might as well do the roof and cover the entire car with dynamat lol.
i do not think the roof transmits much noise into the cabin, nor have i seen anybody here remove the headliner to know what's involved.
Shane's floor thread, doors, a-b-c pillars, rear seat, rear deck, trunk pretty much covers all I have done, and all you need IMHO. My original estimate of needing 3 x 36sq ft should be revised upward to 4.