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Dynamat

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Merrill, May 19, 2014.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Has anyone had dynamat installed on there Model S, can it be installed in the frunk wheel wells and floor boards.
     
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    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    I do recall one owner applying sound dampening material around the wheel wells to muffle the road noise of the 21s. you should be able to search the forums using search tool and find it.
     
  3. nkohlimd

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    I am planning on applying Dynamat to the doors and spray on sound isolation to the wheel wells in June-July when I remove the wheels to paint the brake calipers. Will take before and after sound measurements and let you know how it goes....
     
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    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    Didn't our Norwegian contributor Bjørn put some kind of sound dampening stuff on the rear (fixed) section of the panoramic roof? I'm interested in the effect of such a measure.
     
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    I'm getting so addicted to the silence of my MS, that i started thinking of soundproofing as well
    I love the feeling in lower speed, but unfortunately it gets a bit too loud above 55mph
     
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    I have installed Dynamats in all the doors, the entire trunk and in the huge bathtub also called the Frunk. Most of the tire noise is gone, but there is still a bit left, however the highest tones of the noise has been removed. There isn't much to attach the Dynamats to in the front wheel wells - all is made of some kind of fiber material. The entire idea with Dynamats is to cancel the noise, by having the rubber material absorbing the vibrations from the metal surface they are mounted on.

    The entire process - by dismantling doors, trunk and frunk - install the dynamats and close it all up again took med 7 hours. Could have done it in 4 - however the cable to open the drivers door disconnected from the lock in the door - and it took me 3 hours to mount it correctly. So if you are going to do it yourself, use a small welding clamp and hook it to the cable so that it cannot retract. Did the trick on the passenger door. I would say that it is a well suited job for a DIY job. Quite simple.

    I am currently planning on also installing dynamats in the panels above the wheels - in all four corners, at the alu plates are VERY thin and will not absorb the vibrations. Met with a Tesla service employee yesterday and got informed that all the wheel wells are just cliped on using clips and only a few screws. Planned for next weekend.

    If you have the sound package - you will be extremely satisfied with the result afterwards - the music inside the car is SO MUCH better!..
     
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    Im interested in the wheel well work you do ... please snap some pictures!
     
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    Would love to something similar-would you happen to have any additional tips or pics....How did you do the trunk-I have the child seats in place...thanks for any additional help

     
  9. Merrill

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    Some pictures would be appreciated, wondering if I can do it myself and I think the wheels wells are important.
     
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    Finally, someone has done Dynamat!! I'm also anxious to see pictures.

    I've struggled to pull the car apart. Those clips do not like to come loose. Any suggestions?
     
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    Wouldn't Dynamat have issues with adhering to the wheel well sections?
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I haven't looked into this for a very long time, but doesn't Dynamat give off toxic fumes when burned (very toxic)?
     
  13. Merrill

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    You all make very good suggestions, I was referred to Walnut Creek Customs they have done dynamat on the Model S. Waiting for more info and will ask about fumes and how well it sticks to the wheel wells.
     
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    I'm also curious about toxic fumes. Let me know what everyone finds.

     
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    One would presume that anything burning is going to be toxic... dynamat, plastic, aluminum .....
     
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    Hi... any more updates on this thread by chance? Would love to do some in the wheel wells too if it works......

    Thanks.

    -m
     

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