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How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

Do you find your car exhaust annoying as it suddenly went extremely loud? Or did you buy a car with a loud exhaust but then had a change of heart?

Well, quieting it shouldn’t be such a problem.

It happened to me several times in my life, and every single one of them was unpleasant. I felt like everyone was staring at me for producing such noise in the traffic.

It’s not just annoying because you are hearing the loud sound, but also it reminds you all the time that something is broken on your car.

So, basically, when you know nothing about the exhaust, this might be a quite big problem for you. But, nevertheless, it’s quite easy fixing it. There are some cheap methods, and there are those a bit more permanent that will require a bit more time and effort.

Following these steps, you will be able to make your exhaust quieter on both levels, inside and outside of the car.

Now, let’s see some of the best methods to make your car exhaust quieter.

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Soundproofing a Truck Cab in 3 Simple Steps

soundproofing a truck cab

Do you have a truck? Are you sick of all the road loud sounds while driving? Then you’re in the right place.

Disturbing sound can come from various places, highway traffic can be too loud, things in your trailer can go all around the place hitting the wall and engine.

While most of the people think this is just annoying, we know that it can be very distracting. Believe it or not, I have a friend who almost got into an accident because of the noise in his truck cab.

Well, going on the short trip is not that problematic. But if you are constantly on the road, with journeys of several hours or more, then this noise might be your worst nightmare. Not only that it is annoying, but it can potentially cause some hearing problems.

So, for example, if you have children to drive to school, or a baby, these noises can be really frightening, especially if your vehicle’s motor is naturally loud.

Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, you can always deal with the problem. But first of all, you need to know the cause of the problem.

There are several reasons that might affect your peace during the drive.

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Sound Deadening Car Doors – Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Sound Deadening Car Doors

Fighting noise while driving was never an easy job. The most vulnerable part of your car is, of course, doors. Even if you close the car windows and turn the music on the radio up, there is still a high chance that the noise will still be audible.

I hate driving and not being able to clearly hear my favorite song on the radio. But that’s not the biggest problem that you might face, and since you are here, you probably know what I’m talking about.

This has been a huge problem for me until recently when I decided to do something about it. I found a lot of information in books and on the internet and did this all by myself. I also recommended the method to a lot of my friends and they were all thrilled when they saw the results.

Luckily, you won’t have to waste your time on research because there is a number of easy ways to soundproof your car and especially your car doors and I’m here to present you with the best of them.

In addition to the traffic noise, some car doors produce very annoying rattling sounds, but don’t worry, there is a way to fix this as well. It’s fairly easy and won’t require too much of your time.

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What Are Some of the Best Sound Deadening Materials?

best sound deadening materials

You are probably already familiar with the concepts of soundproofing and sound absorbing, but what do you know about sound deadening? Or sound dampening?

As a matter of fact, both sound deadening and sound dampening refer, in most cases, to the same thing. Frankly, not a lot of people know what these are. Do you?

I know that my husband does. Since he cares for his car so much, he must be well informed about soundproofing as well as sound deadening.

And why is that? Well, it is because sound deadening is used to prevent vibrations, rattles, and any dissipation of a noise. This especially refers to the cars but it may be applied to other things, too.

Therefore, it could be said that sound deadening presents a process of reducing rattles, road noises, engine clutter, and vibrations, for example, inside a car.

With this in mind, the materials for sound deadening are massive and dense, which makes a sound dissipate and reduce its energy.

Depending on the location of the noise you are trying to block, there are various and different solutions which you could apply.

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Dynamat Review: Uses, Installation and Alternatives

dynamat review

I’m the type of person that loves to listen to music while driving. For me, nothing beats being on a road and listening to my favorite band.

The only problem is there is a lot of noise that is interfering with my music such as tire hum, wind, engine whine, vibrations etc. This road noise is irritating and has an impact on how your car audio system sounds like.

Your car is made of metal and because of that acoustics in your car can be pretty bad.

Solution to this problem can be using materials that work like sound deadeners. There are many different brands on the market. One of the best is definitely Dynamat.

Dynamat helped me to keeping the unwanted sounds out of the car.

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Van Soundproofing: Noise Reduction in 5 Simple Steps

van noise reduction

A friend had asked me a couple of years ago if I could help her insulate her van from noise. As informed as I am when it comes to sound insulation, many ideas came to my mind immediately. However, I wasn’t exactly sure how to help her, because I’d never insulated a van before – until then.

Of course, I did a lot of research and found an abundance of information. I determined what is the best way to do this and the results of this little project that we did in her van were amazing.

Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you since I believe there are many of you who might have a noise problem with their vehicle.

Whether you own a regular van or a camper van, there are many materials that you have to use for insulation and there is a lot of work to do, but you can easily do it all by yourself, as you’ll see. The easiest way to do this is to apply a sound deadening panel and then use some insulation over the top.

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Noico Sound Deadener Review: How Effective is this Deadener?

Noico Sound Deadener Review

You know, it warms my heart to see the industry of soundproofing of all kinds booming as much as it has been in the past years. I recall a time when it was something only professionals could hope to afford or some such other nonsense.

I sure could’ve used access to good, cheap and effective soundproofing back when I drove my first ever car. Let me tell you, that beat-up, second-hand clunker was such a hellion of noise pollution that to this day I thank my lucky stars it did not somehow manage to noise me to death.

Nowadays, my problem might even be the opposite, were I in a similar situation. How am I supposed to make a decision on what sound deadener to use when there’s so much choice?

You might recall us discussing one of the main competitors for today’s product of interest. Here is a refresher, in case you need to be reminded of how that went.

Overall, however, there are many things to be said about Noico and almost all of them extremely positive, so let’s get right into it, without further ado. We’ll be reviewing and rating all possible aspects of the Noico product line, to ensure you get a comprehensive idea as to why this might be the choice for you.

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Dynamat vs Hushmat: Which Is A Better Automotive Sound Deadener?

dynamat vs hushmat

Are you a music lover? Then you surely love it even more in your car, right? Well, there’s nothing better than an open road and your favorite band playing on the radio.

Unfortunately, that moment can easily be ruined by the noise of your engine, or with road noise. As we know how echo works and that the car is mostly made of metal/steel, we can assume how bad acoustics sometimes can be.

Luckily, there is a simple solution to this problem- the sound deadener. Some of the most famous ones are Dynamat and Hushmat.

In this article, we will try to define which one prevails by giving you a wider picture of both of these products and declaring the winner. So let’s start!

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Noico vs Dynamat: Which is Better to Reduce Noise in Car?

noico vs dynamat

There are a lot of loud-engine lovers out there. One of the biggest questions for them is: “What’s the best way of soundproofing the vehicle?”

Now, you may heard of sound deadeners for cars, but you are still not sure which one should you get for yourself. In this review, I will be talking about the differences between two of the most popular automotive sound deadeners out there.

It only depends on your preferences, budget, and the noise level which one should you take. Both Noico and Dynamat are on the list when it comes to sound deadening. However, I will try to point out some differences that might affect your decision.

I will be talking about the size, thickness, price, installation process, and much more while comparing both of these deadeners.

Now, let’s start!

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Dynamat vs FatMat: Which is a Better Sound Deadener?

dynamat vs fatmat

Soundproofing your car is an excellent way to improve your acoustics and overall sound. Lots of people enjoy listening to music while driving and therefore, the sound quality is quite important.

There are numerous important reasons for soundproofing your car and one of them is the noise cut-down.

Simply put, with soundproofing your car, the noise will be drastically cut. That can be such a pleasure, especially if you are driving on a crowded road – just volume it up and ignore everyone!

So, if you are really pumped up with the idea of soundproofing your car, I’m here to discuss some of the best ways of doing so. Namely, the Dynamat and FatMat soundproof systems are quite good and really worth.

Now, let’s get to the point. Let’s get a wider picture about Dynamat and FatMat before we make a conclusion about this titan fight

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