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Will underhood insulation lower in-cab noise levels?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by DukeBoy88, May 21, 2005.

  1. DukeBoy88

    DukeBoy88 1/2 ton status

    Oct 16, 2002
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    Jonestown Pa
    I just coated the floors of my M1008's cab with about 1/8" of Durabak bedliner and it lowered the noise level in the cab cosiderably. i also sealed some holes in the firewall that used to have wiring. Will underhood insulation lower the noise level in my cab at all? does it actually absorb sound or just not let it pass through? Also is there a reason that the exaust manifolds on this 6.2 use springs to hold the pipes on, instead of just a nut? Mine are too rusty to tighten without breaking off I belive, and they're leaking. Would like to carry on a conversation at highway speed once and a while. Thanks in advance.
  2. AgDieseler

    AgDieseler Certified Scrap Producer Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Jan 25, 2001
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    Think of body panel - the hood in particular - as a big speaker. Stick something like a Rhinoliner or Dynamat on the bottom surface, and the panel has a harder time reverberating.

    Yes, coating the underside of your hood will help, and some materials do a better job than others. :thumb:

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