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Old 08-04-2003, 02:31 AM   #1
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I just put 2 12"* in my bonne today and everything went great. The only problem i'm having is that there is a TON of rattling coming from the trunk. I think most of it is coming from the drivers side tail light. It sounds great inside, but outside is where you can hear the thing rattle. Is there anything I can do?
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you can get some dynamat...but if you have a nice enough system it just cracks it...if you have a HUGE system dont use it...but if you have a decent one then get some dynamat crap wahtever its called...
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WHAT?!! dynamat cracking?!....yeah...right.
that'* a first for me to hear. and why would you think to not use it if you have a really expensive system? That'* when you'd need it the most. Dynamat is a rubberized sheet that acts as a weight on surrounding surfaces to stop vibration, and also to block sound-waves (somewhat.) In fact, I would also put a layer of it on the inside of your doors, and some on the door panel. It cuts down on distortion and resonance for mid-range speakers. It will make them sound warmer, and overall much better.

Dynamat is going to help your trunk a lot. I'd do a layer of it on your entire trunk, and extra layers in places that rattle more than the others.
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lol, this is the second time ive ever heard of dynamat cracking. the first was a guy from this site also....possibly the same person? i wouldnt think its possible for it to crack anyhow because the rubberish type material it'* made of is so soft and flexible. i have a dynamat trunk kit in my bonnie, seems to help the rattles quite a bit.
the ONLY way id think possible for dynamat to crack would be during the winter when its like below zero and the dynamat freezes, try pounding your subs and then MAYBE.
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yes it can crack after being in extreme temps in your trunk then taking a beating from a system its possible.....not a very pretty sight
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First time I've heard Dynamat cracking too, winter would have to be the only way. In crazy systems they use layers and layers of the stuff. I bought 2 full car kits to take the rattles out of my 01 ssei and had some left over from the last ride. Stuff works wonders, hard part is finding out what'* rattling. Got one in my rear deck/back seat area that I haven't found yet, weekend mission. Also I HIGHLY recommend doing the Front doors, definitly makes the fronts stage sound better by solid'ing up the door and reducing road noise.

Heres what my dynamat'ed trunk looked like when I was done.

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What do you think is better?
-The solid dynamat -OR-
-The liquid spray dynamat
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solid used for large flat areas....spray used for small corners and hard to reach areas...
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