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Unread 09-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #41
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I covered everything below the window line including the tailgate and the floor. The pics pretty much cover it.
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Unread 11-15-2010, 04:29 AM   #42
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Chris,
An old thread, but may be you remember some details from your install.
I have tried to modify my trunk carpet past weekend and it didn't go as I planned. When you try to cut it, the wool like material in the middle of the carpet cuts very bad and shifts. So no I have carpet with mugles. I still missing a few spots I need to cover, so I decided to replace it with heavy-duty carpet overall. Because of that I'd need some sounddampening and was thinking of V-Comp. My question would be - how easy it is cutable and how clean are the cuts themselfs? From their description it's a foam with vynil, so should be better then stock wool-like material to work with.
Do you remember how was your experience with this and what did you use to cut it?
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Unread 11-15-2010, 10:29 AM   #43
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Alex,
The V-Comp is easy to work with. I used some large scissors to cut it and it cut very cleanly. You can also use a utility knife like a box cutter with a blade and it should work.
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Unread 11-15-2010, 07:02 PM   #44
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Thanks. Ordered 3'x4.5' this afternoon.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 08:44 AM   #45
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does your seat have airbags in them? is it safe to discoonect all the plugs from the seat? i have airbags in my seat and wonder is it safe to disconnect all the plugs? i hear that the yellow plug is for the airbag and it might deploy if it got disconnected and reconnected.
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Unread 11-17-2010, 03:06 PM   #46
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does your seat have airbags in them? is it safe to discoonect all the plugs from the seat? i have airbags in my seat and wonder is it safe to disconnect all the plugs? i hear that the yellow plug is for the airbag and it might deploy if it got disconnected and reconnected.
Yes its safe, but some precaution need to be done. Its highly recommended that you disconnect the battery before you start the project. This will insure you do not have passive current in the system. Airbags can deploy if a spark take an effect in the connector. Battery disconnection eliminates this issue.
My personal advice to ground the seat before disconnecting. When it bolted its grounded.
If you do this, you'll be safe.
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I gotta do this someday.

I'd love to do the headliner, too. Damned wind noise is bad enough WITHOUT a rack.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 01:36 AM   #48
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I've been thinking about doing this for some time and I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and buy up some, probably like 130sq ft so what ever is left over I can use In my mini Cooper. Can anyone confirm the actual time it tales to remove and replace the headliner? I really need to sound proof up there with my big rack and light cage, the sound I get sucks!
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Unread 02-11-2011, 01:48 AM   #49
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Okay I placed my order, here's what I got- Order Details

Code Quantity Description Unit Price Subtotal
Prod1 2 B-Quiet Ultimate (50 sq. ft.) 119.99 239.98
Prod2 1 B-Quiet Roller 6.99 6.99
Prod3 2 B-Quiet Vcomp (13.5 sq. ft.) 64.99 129.98
Prod4 1 B-Quiet volume discount (5%) -18.85 -18.85
Prod4 1 Shipping Total 39.99 39.99
US Dollar Total 398.09


Can't wait to start!
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Unread 02-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #50
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I've been thinking about doing this for some time and I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and buy up some, probably like 130sq ft so what ever is left over I can use In my mini Cooper. Can anyone confirm the actual time it tales to remove and replace the headliner? I really need to sound proof up there with my big rack and light cage, the sound I get sucks!
I didn't totally remove it. I removed a bunch of clips and what not front and back. It was still hanging on somehow around the sunroof that I didn't bother with. It sagged down enough that I could reach in and cover basically the whole thing.

Total time was like 2 hours maybe? Start to finish. It would be a bit less if you were doing it all at once since IIRC you need to remove the rear cargo panels and what not to get the headliner down. I did that area as well but did them at separate times.

No matter how much time it takes its worth it, huge diff.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #51
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Also

The roller sucks hardcore. I stopped using it very shortly after and just ran knuckles over it to press in place.
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Unread 02-11-2011, 10:52 PM   #52
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I've been thinking about doing this for some time and I think I'm gonna bite the bullet and buy up some, probably like 130sq ft so what ever is left over I can use In my mini Cooper. Can anyone confirm the actual time it tales to remove and replace the headliner? I really need to sound proof up there with my big rack and light cage, the sound I get sucks!
Removing the headliner is time consuming but not difficult 2 ~ 3 hours, there are a lot of panels you have to remove on either the driver side or pas side and just loosen the upper panels on the other side. There is Velcro holding the liner up by the sunroof, be careful sliding your fingers in and around the sunroof there are some sharp edges, ask me how I know. Once you have it loose drop it down at a 45 degree angle and pull it out the tail gate.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 11:52 AM   #53
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The ups guy just dropped off all my soundproofing stuff, time to strt stripping the runner!
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The ups guy just dropped off all my soundproofing stuff, time to strt stripping the runner!
Hope it's in the garage... suppose to rain all weekend here.
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Got alot done today, I stripped all the panels except for the door panels and removed the headliner, it took about 2 hours total going along at a steady pace and trying to stay dry while it rained heavy. I can't fit my truck in the garage so I backed it up as close as I could. Tomorrow I'm going to clean up to prep all the metal from all the dirt and dust that managed to get behind everything. I will also clean up all the wiring. When I ran wiring for lights and such I pretty much just stuffed it all behind panels now I have the change to clean it all up and run some wire loom. Saturday I will do the soundproofing.

I'm really suprised at the lack of any stock sound deadening material there is. Literally none! The genius Toyota design made stripping all the panels very easy!
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I did a similar project to my tundra a few years back. It was a bit easier being half the space but still a lot of work.

I used Fatmat that i bought off of ebay. Here is their website

My advice:

1. try to install on a warm day. It allows the material to be much more flexible and it is easier to push it in to all of the contours of the floor/wheel wells.

2.have a good razor knife with a few extra blades.

3. get a case of beer


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This is on my list of to dos but is far down the road, probably about the time I start doing stereo mods.

Josh can we get some photo documentation? I know my runner is different but will give me an idea of the complexity. I think I will do my headliner too.
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Josh, I recommend cleaning everything well before applying it. I used denatured alcohol (not for the drinking part though!).

Mikey, If he can't get pictures, I have several from my install (showing the areas I did) if that would help.
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Josh, I recommend cleaning everything well before applying it. I used denatured alcohol (not for the drinking part though!).

Mikey, If he can't get pictures, I have several from my install (showing the areas I did) if that would help.
Thanks for the tip!

And for sure I will get some pics
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Gotta do this as well at some point... so I ordered the sampler from B-quiet to see what the different materials are like. only $2.

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