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Old 05-05-2012, 09:01 PM
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I'm sure everyone in here as experienced how hot the inside of our cars get especially around the consoleand feet area. In mississippi anyway to stay a lil cooler in the summer the better so I decided I was going to put some kinda matting down to try to keep the heat out.

I have looked at everything dynamat, b-quiet, second skin and had decided to do the lizard skin because it really keeps the weight down.

Being the cheap person I'am somethimes I got to searching for an alternative before I spent the doe on some lizard skin and found that a lot of guys are using hvac insualtion in their cars. At $18 a roll and maybe 2 pound a roll of 12in by 15ft insualtion I thought I would give it a try.

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One side done!


Heres a vid showing how well is cuts down on sound.



Thats all for tonight going to finish it up tomorrow looks like its gonna take around 3 rolls total to do from the firewall back to the rear seats. so $60 bucks and around 6 pounds added isn't so bad if it cuts the heat down as good as I hope.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:56 PM
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Got done with it today.



Put everything back in in went for a 30min drive in 90degree heat. I can not begin to explain how well this stuff works, not only did my feet not get warm at all but its deadens the road noise so much that now I can hear my doors rattling which I never hear before lol. I guess I will be pulling my door panels off and doing them next.

I could not get over how quiet my tri-ax shifter is now, before it was very noisy now it sounds like it did when it was stock.

I ended up using 2 rolls at $38 total to do from the firewall back to the rear seats.


This is what I used
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:32 PM
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Good idea man, I live in PA so i am in a little bit cooler weather then what you guys deal with in the summer, but i hate the heat that comes off of the floor of these cars.

I just dont feel like stripping the interior, my cars normally apart more then it is together because i am always doing something to it
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by dwtjr3 View Post
Good idea man, I live in PA so i am in a little bit cooler weather then what you guys deal with in the summer, but i hate the heat that comes off of the floor of these cars.

I just dont feel like stripping the interior, my cars normally apart more then it is together because i am always doing something to it
i hear ya on the modding I probably spend more time modding than i do driving the car.

It took me about 45min to take everything out because I could not figure out how to get the lower rear seat out, turned out to be really simple after a quick search online.

It took me about 1hr or more to put everthing back in because i had to modify my console. I guess because of the extra thickness under the carpart now I couldn't get my console to go down far enough to bolt it back in so i had to trim 1/8'' off all around the buttom of the console.

After doing it and seeing the results I would do it again in a heart beat.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:57 PM
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How did you secure the HVAC onto the floor of the car? I am definitely going to do this over the summer. I need to strip down the interior anyways so I might as well, especially considering the convertibles are noisier than the coupes.

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:16 PM
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i need to try this. inside my car is at least 10* warmer than ambient temp, and this is at night!
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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not a bad idea. my floor gets hot as ballz with the lts
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by DutchManDann View Post
How did you secure the HVAC onto the floor of the car? I am definitely going to do this over the summer. I need to strip down the interior anyways so I might as well, especially considering the convertibles are noisier than the coupes.
The stuff I used had a sticky back to it but I used 3m adhesive spray on my transmission tunnel because it didn't seem to stick very well to anything other than a flat surface.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:05 PM
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Awesome thank you! I will get around to doing this during the summer. I've got quite a few projects for my car this summer so i'll just add this to the list ahah
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:18 PM
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This floor heat has made me contemplate selling my car multiple times. I can't ****in stand it,but i'm way too lazy to rip out my flooring. I would just do by the firewall/front seats anyway since that is the problem.
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