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    Best way to strip interior?

    I'm gonna be installing some sound suppression (dynamat and closed-cell foam) on the floor pan and inside firewall. I've never stripped the interior of a car before so I'm not really sure what's the best way to go about doing this. If anyone knows what I need to do and in what oder that would be great.

    I figure I take the back seats, then the front seats, but then what? Console? Does the C-pillar covering need to come off?

    Also, any photos that may depict some of the things I need to get at would be great.
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    Jeeez, why on earth are you doing this?
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    Thanks for the informative reply

    Honestly, I don't like the amount of roadnoise from the car.
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    I'm not sure about dynamat, but I know that Raamat loses its ability to stick to things when it gets below approx 65 F. Unless you have a heated garage, I would wait until summer for sound deadening installations.

    I did the doors and the floor in the front of the passenger compartment. For the front of the passenger compartment, I just undid the plastic fasteners and started pulling the carpet back. I didn't go back past the seats. It looks like it would be pretty straightforward to unbolt them, but I didn't try.

    The doors definately gave more of an improvement than the floor.

    Overall sound deadening didn't make the car that much quieter, but it made the sound seem more refined. Sort of like the sound quality difference between a BMW and a Hyundai. The BMW isn't necessarily quieter, but it has a higher quality sound. I have heard that carpet padding is better at reducing overall sound levels.
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    Rich, thanks. In regards to the temp thing, I have a heat gun to use so that's not really an issue. The garage is heated a bit too, but the heat really sucks in there... I already did the doors, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I think the foam I have is what's gonna make the biggest difference.... we will see.... I'll guess I'll have to take lots of pics and see what happens...
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