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Anyone here any do any extensive soundproofing?

I got my Crutchfield catalog this week and they had an article about soundproofing kits. Though they were kind of pricey and I knew they wouldn't have one for the Liberty, it did get me to thinking. (Dangerous, I know.) I am planning a big overhaul and cleaning once the weather permits and I thought I might try adding a little sound dampening to the Jeep. My Jeep is not horribly noisy, and I know that it is never going to be super-quiet, but I did think if it was possible to quiet it down a bit it might be worth doing. I can buy the material in bulk and cut to fit, so it could even be done in stages if I wanted.

Please give me your thoughts. (In lieu of thoughts I will accept cold hard cash.)
 

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Noisy sometimes but then just crank up the tunes! :) Dyna mat etc can improve sound quality and offer some insulation.

Last year while in the winter mountains @ -30c, I was more concerned about the lack of door insulation.
The cold air coming in from the front door panels was pretty cold. Also no insulation above brake pedal / inside firewall.
I used a few towels to cover front door panels. It worked so well that I could turn down the fan speed !
 

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My buddy Chris ( 03cdkj ) had an 03 , he installed some type of furnace insulation in all doors, panels, floors, headliner etc ( also used spray in insulation in roof ribs )
It was a total game changer on the road in regards to sound deadening, also even shutting the doors
The 03 and 04 both have some but needs more , just don;t have the time to completely tear out the whole interior and do it like I want to
 

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Have dynamatted numerous VWs. Almost mandatory on them if you want to listen to the stereo.

Dunno bout a Liberty though. It would be a ton of added weight.
 

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Noisy sometimes but then just crank up the tunes! :) Dyna mat etc can improve sound quality and offer some insulation.

Last year while in the winter mountains @ -30c, I was more concerned about the lack of door insulation.
The cold air coming in from the front door panels was pretty cold. Also no insulation above brake pedal / inside firewall.
I used a few towels to cover front door panels. It worked so well that I could turn down the fan speed !
I agree. A loud stereo is more fun and less work.
 
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Have dynamatted numerous VWs. Almost mandatory on them if you want to listen to the stereo.

Dunno bout a Liberty though. It would be a ton of added weight.
Depending on what you used
My buddy and I have added I think its called furnace insulation, thin / sticky on one side and lightweight and makes a huge difference
 

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I agree. A loud stereo is more fun and less work.
For one who never even turns a radio/stereo anything on, rather I like to listen to the sound of the vehicle I'm driving / any other noises I'll disagree , just to be odd man out LOL
I like Cadillac quiet on the road
Even the Skid Steer has a stereo , but I have never had it on
My old 2001 Pete with a kitty cat motor that I owned ( 01-03 ) and drove , well the 8 inch straight pipes were all the music I needed ;)
 

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My buddy Chris ( 03cdkj ) had an 03 , he installed some type of furnace insulation in all doors, panels, floors, headliner etc ( also used spray in insulation in roof ribs )
It was a total game changer on the road in regards to sound deadening, also even shutting the doors
The 03 and 04 both have some but needs more , just don;t have the time to completely tear out the whole interior and do it like I want to
Much less expensive than Dynamat AND lighter easy to work with just time consuming. You can pick it up at Home Depot or Lowes. Can make a difference both in sound and temp.
 

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Anyone here any do any extensive soundproofing?

I got my Crutchfield catalog this week and they had an article about soundproofing kits. Though they were kind of pricey and I knew they wouldn't have one for the Liberty, it did get me to thinking. (Dangerous, I know.) I am planning a big overhaul and cleaning once the weather permits and I thought I might try adding a little sound dampening to the Jeep. My Jeep is not horribly noisy, and I know that it is never going to be super-quiet, but I did think if it was possible to quiet it down a bit it might be worth doing. I can buy the material in bulk and cut to fit, so it could even be done in stages if I wanted.

Please give me your thoughts. (In lieu of thoughts I will accept cold hard cash.)
Take a look at Peel & Seal, available at Lowes in the roofing department. .
 

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For one who never even turns a radio/stereo anything on, rather I like to listen to the sound of the vehicle I'm driving / any other noises I'll disagree , just to be odd man out LOL
I like Cadillac quiet on the road
Even the Skid Steer has a stereo , but I have never had it on
My old 2001 Pete with a kitty cat motor that I owned ( 01-03 ) and drove , well the 8 inch straight pipes were all the music I needed ;)
I admit my stereo is overkill for my needs...however as a GenXer and empty nester, I can finally have all the toys I dreamed of as a teenager...loud stereo, Jeep, SoCal look VW sleeper, long hair, lots of tattoos...all the stuff I couldn't afford or that the parents prohibited..."Take that mom and dad!" LOLOLOLOL
 

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Depending on what you used
My buddy and I have added I think its called furnace insulation, thin / sticky on one side and lightweight and makes a huge difference
Honestly my thick coating of textured herculiner at "the waterline", to use Navyspeake, made a significant change in acoustics.
Dynamat-dunno if they still even make it- was pretty heavy stuff. On the 70 Bug I had, doing the entire interior in it against road noise cost close to a grand and sagged the suspension almost an inch.
 

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In my sound room at home, I use felt hair pad (or felt pad) it absorbs sound very well and has good insulating properties.
It's available in 1/4, 3/8 & 1/2 inch thicknesses. Some may also be available with self adhesive backing.
hmm I wonder if I could cut some for the front door panels etc...
 

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In my sound room at home, I use felt hair pad (or felt pad) it absorbs sound very well and has good insulating properties.
It's available in 1/4, 3/8 & 1/2 inch thicknesses. Some may also be available with self adhesive backing.
hmm I wonder if I could cut some for the front door panels etc...
This sort of insulating was OEM in Volkswagens. Historically, most folks rip it out due to the tendency to absorb moisture and smells. This likely isn't an issue with modern vehicles though. The rodents love the stuff for nesting in automobiles.
 

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I put some self adhesive high density foam with a foil facing on the firewall and under the carpet and under the hood in a couple of trucks and it made a big difference. It was some no name brand on ebay.
 

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I'm deaf enough at my age that the noise doesn't bother much, but I had an old 1995 Ford truck and replaced the rubber door seals on it. I could not believe how much difference that made. The rubber loses some of its elasticity over time. It was pretty inexpensive and easy to install. The kit also came with seals for the windows, but that was a big job that I never bothered with.
 

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