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Old 05-03-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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If you got 15 minutes of free time and your poor like me heres a free mod you can do right after you read this. You dont even need tools.

If you didnt already know or havent tried yet under your carpet is a bunch of padding.

I think its for sound insulation or something, I dont think it made much of a difference when I took it out. The floors just feel harder now thats all. They say less weight means better MPG too so thats just great.

I figure its about 15 pounds worth of junk.

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A good 15 pounds maybe?

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That should be good for .001 seconds off your 1/4.
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Hahaha

Hey but its a good "mod" for the dollar eh?
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oh boy...

i like the padded feeling, and sound deadening has got to do something...

but if you think you call tell a difference in performance, then so be it

i think my wallet full of cash weights more than that thugh
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No difference in performance.

But I have an extra inch of leg room now

My wallets weighing me down too. Maybe its time I convert my pennies.
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Then take out the carpet, door panels, unnecessary parts of the console, the dash wrap, the trunk carpet, the spoiler, lower plastic body panels...
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Then take out the carpet, door panels, unnecessary parts of the console, the dash wrap, the trunk carpet, the spoiler, lower plastic body panels...
dont forget the passenger and rear seats
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I took this stuff out + the throw carpets + EVERYthing from my trunk and i noticed a little difference. I took off all my moldings/clips too but i'm sure my bondo makes up for that.
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Some people actually do that. Especially honda boys.

I actually want my car to be normal and presentable.

Is there any sounddeadening in the door panels?

I just got back from getting food and took it on the freeway and I seriously didnt notice any extra sound. Just the harder floor and extra inch of leg room.
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there is some, like maybe 2 sq ft. Not enough for weight, but you don't want the sound they keep out. Seriously, it'll sound like and old truck without the door panel insulation.
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