accoustic barriers

  1. How to Quiet the Interior of Your Hot Rod or Muscle Car

    Winter is the time of year when most people park their hot rods and muscle cars, using the downtime to make upgrades and repairs. One of the best improvements you can make, especially if you’ve already removed the interior, is to add acoustic-barrier material from Heatshield Products to strategic areas of the interior to gain a quiet ride in the warmer months.

    The quiet confines of new cars and trucks have left us pretty spoiled when it comes to noise intrusion, something that becomes readily apparent when going from a modern car to a classic car or truck. This “awareness” of noise is amplified if you’ve got a performance-oriented vehicle with aftermarket exhaust, or engine and suspension mods, which increase noise as well. Although a stiffer suspension typically increases handling prowess and ability, it also means more acoustic noise is being transmitted to the body and passenger compartment.

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  2. Keep the Sound Out AND the Weight

    Keep noise/vibration out of the cabin of your vehicle goes a long way to increasing driving comfort. From eliminating pesky squeaks, rattles and other sounds that natural come from metal parts bolted together, it also means less distraction for the driver, and ability to enjoy the vehicle’s sound system more, or just to have less noise distractions while driving down the road.

    The tradeoff sometimes can be that harmonic damping materials come with a hefty weight penalty, especially when you add up how many square feet of product is need for full coverage of an average vehicle. Adding to that is when the roof of a typical car is lined with said material, which adds weight in the worst place on a car or truck, up high, which negatively affects center of gravity.

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