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Old 04-30-2018, 10:42 PM   #11
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tinted windows help a surprising amount with heat. the sunroof in another car of mine is tinted and some days the sun is really intense. when you just close the glass its a really big difference
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Tinted windows is a must-have here in Phoenix and if you use a reputable installer they'll use higher quality film.

I've got my interior gutted and this is on my list of things to do. I've been reluctant to use sound deadening on the inside of the roof because of how stupid hot it gets here in the summer. Based on the feedback I just might give it a go.

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I used sound deadener on the roof of a black truck in south Alabama. Cleaned everything properly and had ZERO adhesion problems.
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Thanks for the suggestions A_L. I'll look into those as well. I already have my truck's windows tinted to the maximum legal darkness here in AL. That definitely made a huge difference, but it's still hot in there in the summer.
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If all else fails on sound deadening, you can always crank up the stereo. I keep 200 of my all time favorite songs on a flash drive, dropped into the slot just below your stereo. I stuff it into the front port on the stereo, crank it up. Nothing like hearing War Pigs by Black Sabbath, Live in Paris 1970 version to wake your ass up. Next song is Brown Eyed Girl, to bring you back down a bit.

Seriously, though. One cheapie way to deaden sound from below is to buy a couple of yards of really heavy carpet and cut it to fit after you pull the seats. Heaviness is measured in ounces. The higher, the thicker. 60 oz will cut most noise from below. That's almost four pounds of carpet per yard. You will have to spread the carpet fibers to cut in your holes for the bolts. You want to go HEAVY, but THIN and as tightly packed fibers as possible for vehicles. Motorhomes and trailers, do what you like.

I installed some 60 oz in a Toyota motorhome once and it was like walking on air and kept out all the wheel noise.
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Window vent visors and leaving the windows open about an inch when parked make a huge difference.
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Window vent visors and leaving the windows open about an inch when parked make a huge difference.
Must have in Florida summers. 30 bucks well spent.
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Must have in Florida summers. 30 bucks well spent.
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99% of your sound comes from below, behind, or from the front. Wheel noise, engine, whatever. Unless you have an airport in your neighborhood. Go for the floorboard first, then the back wall of the cab. That will cut noise a lot. Thick carpet with waterproof pad works well. You go to a carpet place that sells off the rolls for you, one that keeps rolls in stock. Waterproof pad is not that jigsaw puzzle looking foam stuff. It is usually white, with a smooth white finish on it. Buy some thick-ass carpet with this pad. Pull your seats and install both, pad first of course. Try not to use glue, but the available bolts wherever you find them. Sometimes washers come in handy.

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Good to know. Noise is the main issue; less heat would just be nice. I drive a lot for work and the truck is so loud inside that I can't hear anyone when I have to take phone calls. The lady has a quiet voice as well so she has to shout to be heard over the truck noise.
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Get you some road tires instead of those all terrains lol
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