How do I put these in my trunk? I know there was a thread about it before.. Or at least about trunk rattling, but I'm too lazy to go through and read it. Lol.
Locate the rattling. 25 feet is not a huge amount. In cobalts, the main rattle is the stupid dome light, and the big piece under the rear window. I would say use most of it on your trunk and trunk lid, tighten your trunk lid latch so the trunk closes tighter, and put a little bit under that rear window panel. You might also need to stuff something else underneath that rear window panel in order to solidify it from shaking. I'm planning on taking my entire headliner off and doing all underneath it then putting it back on. I'll probably stuff something between the roof and headliner where the dome light is to make it tighter fit and stop the damn dome light from rattling.Lol well I have a 12" and it's rattling bad.
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I just bought 25 feet of fat mat. I just am not sure where to put it?
open your trunk, look down, in the center there is a latch which holds the trunk lod closed. There are 2 bolts. Loosen them (after your fatmat install) and you can move the latch slightly up or down. Move it slightly downwards, then tighten it, then try and close the trunk. If you have trouble, loosen again and put it a bit more up. It should be a very snug fit to avoid any shaking from subs. Keep in mind that before doing this, you should fatmat your trunk lid and trunk back, including around the trunk latch, which should also help keep a tight trunk lid seal and avoid trunk lid shaking.How do I tighten the trunk lid latch?
read the 1st page of the post. Fatmat and those tips I said will guarantee no shaking. Pinpoint the main areas of shaking and use fatmat and if necessary between loose materials/panels use some sort of spacer material to put pressure on the shaking piece. This will cause the panel/piece to stop shaking, and you will have cleaner, louder bass. I have two 12" JBL 4-ohm subs kicking LOUD as hell and the shaking really isn't that bad, only in the 2 areas I mentioned earlier in the thread. I will be doing fatmat all over and spacers in those troublesome spots.i hhave 2 rockford 12's and it sounds like my car's falling apart from the outside. literally. i dont think dynamat or flatmat can help...
sounds good! let me know how it all turns out! don't forget that nasty panel under the rear window...put a spacer under it (this may require some work to access underneath it) in order to stop it from shaking too!It did pretty well for being so cold. I tried yanking on it and I don't see it coming off. Thanks for all the tips. I will probably try to do more of it tomorrow and also tighten the trunk lid latch.
Well, it definitely helps. But wait until you have a decent amount of money first. It's not a pressing issue unless you notice a lot of shaking and can't take it. I'm a bit of a perfectionist myself, and so even a little bit of shaking drives me nuts. And I like my bass loud. Since it's cold here still and I'm also saving up, I'm still waiting to get about 100 to 150 square feet to do my entire car as well as some slight interior plastic trim mods/spacing to ensure loudest, cleanest bass and absolutely NO shaking.i have 2 12", should i put that stuff in my trunk? im low in cash is it important to have it?
Yeeah! That's Good news! Hopefully by the end of summer, I'll have my whole ride done in fatmat. I'll try to find out how much decibel gain I get from it. But I love the clean bass you get from using the fatmat.I didn't remove my child seat hook covers.. i just put fatmat on the lid lol and it actually stopped rattling