This weekend i wanted to install damping in the car, Main purpose was to reduce road noise.
Ritz diesel at 100kmph with 2k rpm was driving me mad with the noise.
So, This is what was done.
1) 3M under body coating, i took the 5 year option which came to around 2.8k and around half a day.
Result: Road noise is considerably reduced, I'd say around 30% cut in the road noise.
2) Damping with Stinger's Roadkill + Dynamat Hoodliner. I've ordered around 48sq ft of this to cover floor, doors, bonnet and hood.
First, Bonnet was partially covered with roadkill, later thought hood-liner not needed for now !!!
Second, Front seat floors, around 10sqft.
Third, Hood 8sq ft.
Fourth, All the four doors 12sqft.
Once everything is done, i took it for a short drive, and guess what, there is no improvement in road noise...
was disappointed with the result, and tried music, its better now but the main purpose of damping was not solved.
There is a very small improvement when on bad roads, but certainly not worth the money i spent.
So, was wondering if we can put a second coat of 3M under body coating, would it add any value? btw
, Stinger road kill came to around 245Rs/sqft, ordered from ebay globaleasybuy.
few pics of doors before and after...