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Anyone use Q-forms??

Discussion in 'Audio' started by wakedog, Dec 12, 2001.

  1. wakedog

    wakedog 1/2 ton status

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    has anyone used the q form kickpanel enclosures for 5 1/4 inch components. I like them because i can get them for my new black intrerior and they would hold a set of components at almost optimum level and angle.

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    the Q-forms work pretty well. They sound pretty good no matter what speakers you put in them. I have installed several sets. Sometimes they don't fit exactly perfect, but they usually look good. They will sound even better if you will put some dynamat or something similar on the inside of the panel. The panels are really light weight and the dynamat really makes a difference.

    74 2wd Jimmy bagged on 18s
     
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    THanks so does dynamat really help a lot?? I was going to cover my doors, under my dash, rear walls, and the panel behind were the q forms go. Would that make a big difference in the questness of interior??


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  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Wakedog,

    Don't expect miracles from Dynamat....your K5 will not be as quiet as the "Public Library" when you're done. What it IS good for is solidifying thin sheetmetal panels that would tend to vibrate either from road vibrations, or from the speakers. There is nothing more annoying than turning up the stereo and hearing all sorts of wierd "buzzes" and "rattles" from the inside of the truck.

    It's a worthwhile upgrade to make....but unless you are planning on putting it on 1/2" thick....it may not make the vehicle "quieter".

    On a similar topic, I've heard that RhinoLiner &amp; Line-X spray in liners provide good sound deadening characteristics for the floor and inside quarterpanels in addition to sealing out water.



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    On a normal mans budget, I'd say that you are right about the dynamat not making a huge difference. But in my case since I was able to purchase it dirt cheap through Best Buy, my Blazer is plastered with the stuff. Huge decrease in noise. I did the Dynamat in 2 different stages and there was a MASSIVE change after each one.
    It made it feel like I put a Caddy suspension under my truck. Like before I would drive over RR tracks and the whole truck would clang, pop, shake, etc. After the second stage of dynamat it didn't make a sound. The truck just felt tighter. And the road noise is way better...even with Swampers.

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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ryan,

    Which types of Dynamat did you use? I know they've got about 6 different kinds these days...Ultra, Super, Thin, Thick, ???



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    Shawn did a write up on the "Potent Rodent" stereo upgrade, off-road.com chevy section. He has pictures of the q-forms installed.
     
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    I used mainly Original in the back and all Xtreme in the front.

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    Ryan,
    How much do you really think you used? Also with your Best Buy discount how much do you think you spent?

    I used to work there years ago as a computer tech, but my buddy is still the general manager there (so I still get the hook up)!!!

    Thanks
    Brian
     
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    actually, after doing more searching this stuff seems pretty neat. Check it out, it's called Rammat. at $69/50 sq feet, that's not bad, it's also self adhesive.

    http://forum.sounddomain.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/012372.html

    Brian
     
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    Well, I'm not even totally done yet up front with the Dynamat. I can't do the passenger side completely until I replace the floorboard with a new one. I've used about 25 feet of Original Dynamat in the back and when I get done, probably about 40 feet up front with the Xtreme.
    Employee cost for a 4 foot roll of Original is $7.?? and the Xtreme is $11.??

    '73 K5
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