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Old 11-05-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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New owner Dynomat or no?

Hey all,
I have had my Jeep for a few months now, but just discovered the board. One question I had is how effective Dynamatting is for anything on the Jeep. I just so happen to have some from my BMW and thought maybe I'd get some use out of it. So....

1. Is it effective?
2. If so, where is the optimal placement? Can I use it on the hardtop?


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Old 11-06-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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If you have already used it,,, you should now what to expect.

The roof? Really?

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #3
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I dynomatted, and installed a headliner on the hardtop on my '02 TJ. Worked great for making things quieter, and helped keep the cold out during the winter months. One major down side was the extreme amount of weight it added. Can't say it was worth the hassel because of the weight issue. Took a difficult 1 person job, and made it a guaranteed 2 person job to remove it.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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I dynomatted, and installed a headliner on the hardtop on my '02 TJ. Worked great for making things quieter, and helped keep the cold out during the winter months. One major down side was the extreme amount of weight it added. Can't say it was worth the hassel because of the weight issue. Took a difficult 1 person job, and made it a guaranteed 2 person job to remove it.
That's something I didn't think about. I figured it might help quiet it down, but if it adds enough weight for me to need help taking it off, I can't see doing it.
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If you have already used it,,, you should now what to expect.
I've used it on a luxury car that only had a few places that made noise; mostly wheel well areas. The Wrangler seems to leak noise everywhere, so I wondered if there were specific places I could put it to dampen the maximum amount.

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The roof? Really?
Yes. Really.
The top appears to be one of the noise epicenters.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:38 AM   #6
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I've used it on a luxury car that only had a few places that made noise; mostly wheel well areas. The Wrangler seems to leak noise everywhere, so I wondered if there were specific places I could put it to dampen the maximum amount.



Yes. Really.
The top appears to be one of the noise epicenters.
I've yet to be in a Jeep that wasn't noisy. Road noise, tire hum, suspension creaks, shackle rattle, tire swing vibration, top flapping.

IMO, it's a Jeep thing. Understand?

Have you considered a spray in bedliner under the carpet?
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #7
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I've yet to be in a Jeep that wasn't noisy. Road noise, tire hum, suspension creaks, shackle rattle, tire swing vibration, top flapping.

IMO, it's a Jeep thing. Understand?
Yeah, I'm sure you're right. I just figured since I already have the stuff....

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Have you considered a spray in bedliner under the carpet?
I've heard of doing that, but I'd almost want to just not have any carpet afterward. It would be awesome to just sray it out and not even have to vacuum. Maybe I should sell the Dynomat and use the proceeds towards a spray-in.

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