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25 May 2019 22:15 #208950 by Gadget
Not touching the engine bay, just the cabin on mine.
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26 May 2019 04:55 - 26 May 2019 04:56 #208957 by Andy2640

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Gadget wrote: My job for tomorrow!





Something else to add to Andy's list. :laugh:

Just behind the door trims, Gadget?



LOL... Just.... LOL.

Duly noted, and added to the "priority purchase list". Very good idea gadget man ;-) Thx.


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26 May 2019 04:59 #208958 by Andy2640

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GeorgeC wrote: OK, in the engine bay, under the bonnet surface, do you have any insulation?
I have lots of holes where insulation can be mounted, but no, just the painted surface.
Am I missing something? No kit listed in the Accessories list, UK or AUS. :(

Edit: Someone will ask the "Why" question, they always do. Well, I do a battery resting voltage check each Saturday at 11:00 and have this big naked painted surface in my face!




Non on the underside of the bonnet, George.


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Holy smokes Steve!!!!!

I have just opened by own bonnet ...... And there is no engine!! Just 4 Beavers on hamster wheels!! Where was my petrol going??

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26 May 2019 08:38 #208978 by stiffsteve204me

Andy2640 wrote:

stiffsteve204me wrote:

GeorgeC wrote: OK, in the engine bay, under the bonnet surface, do you have any insulation?
I have lots of holes where insulation can be mounted, but no, just the painted surface.
Am I missing something? No kit listed in the Accessories list, UK or AUS. :(

Edit: Someone will ask the "Why" question, they always do. Well, I do a battery resting voltage check each Saturday at 11:00 and have this big naked painted surface in my face!




Non on the underside of the bonnet, George.


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Holy smokes Steve!!!!!

I have just opened by own bonnet ...... And there is no engine!! Just 4 Beavers on hamster wheels!! Where was my petrol going??




Beaver are well known for drinking petrol, Andy. It's why they are able to get the wheels spinning. ;) :)




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26 May 2019 09:22 #208988 by Andy2640
Pmsl :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Whats the motoring world coming too! I better take care of them little buggers now then. God knows where i take it for a service!! Pets at home?? Weird! Lol hahaha :woohoo: :woohoo: :cheer:

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26 May 2019 19:48 - 26 May 2019 19:50 #209035 by Gadget
Took me 6hrs today to strip/line/reassemble the rear wings, rear floor and both front doors. Nothing too complicated, just fiddly work. I used six 18"x32" sheets of Dynamat, with better planning I might have been able to scrape by with five, as I had lots of offcuts.












The million dollar question, was it worth 6hrs labour and £100 of materials? Mmmm, not really.

I used a decibel meter app on my phone before and after, same stretch of road, speed limited to 60mph, stereo/aircon all off. Before on the left, after on the right. It dropped the average by 0.7dB, so not a vast improvement, although as decibels are a logarithmic measure, that's a bigger difference than it seems.

As my phone was mounted in a holder near the windscreen, I think that wind noise is the main factor. Interesting that the minimum level was far lower in the 'after' run, which suggests to me that at low speed (where road noise is a bigger factor), there was a more dramatic improvement.

Overall my perception of noise is that things seem more muted after installation and the stereo seems to be louder at a given volume setting.
So only really a modification for people who enjoy mucking around with their car, rather than an essential upgrade.

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27 May 2019 05:18 #209048 by Andy2640
Love your motivation to improve your jimny! Looks a great job, and i admire your enthuisism.

Great stuff mate.

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29 May 2019 10:44 #209167 by Andy2640
Thanks again for the inspiration Gadget. Just about to order the 13cm front mod speaker unit and rear speaker mount from Martin.

I bought 2 sets of pioneer 13cm speakers, just hope they fit ok. They have the same screw holes as the ones you have, but kept the reciept jus incase. Got em with 20% off this week at halfords.

Ill let ye all know how it went saturday when the components arrive.

Wishing you a good day all.

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06 Jun 2019 13:30 #209707 by Gadget
Have pimped my spare wheel cover with some top geekery :lol:

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06 Jun 2019 13:35 #209709 by Lambert
Go on. Enlighten me? I recognise that but can't think what from.

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06 Jun 2019 13:37 #209710 by Gadget
It's Cthulhu, a sort of demonic deity from the HP Lovecraft mythos.

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06 Jun 2019 14:04 #209711 by Lambert
Irish Mike, Big Giant Swords. Knew i recognized it. Thanks.

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