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Old 11-02-2007, 11:20 AM
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Ever try cork for sound-deadening?

I'm curious as to how well this would work under the mats in my w123. Do you think there would be a problem with it holding moisture? I'm just trying to keep engine noise out of the cabin, and don't want to spend big bucks on dynomat and stuff. Thanks!

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Old 11-02-2007, 11:23 AM
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I don't have an answer for you, but I love the noise from my OM617, especially at idle or at highway speeds.
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:39 AM
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Those diesels just sound so incredibly SOLID when they're idling!
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Main roads, and idleing aren't really whats bothering me. Its the whole 70-80 mph thing where I can hardly conversate with the smokin' hot passenger that I've recently acquired (annd this is something I want to do for me, the chick is NOT nagging me, just for ball-busting sake)...
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"Conversate?" Where's you get THAT word?
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:45 AM
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Cork can indeed lead to effective sound deadening.

Whenever my wife invites her parents over I always pull one an hour in advance.............................
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Cork can indeed lead to effective sound deadening.

Whenever my wife invites her parents over I always pull one an hour in advance.............................
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:09 PM
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The organic properties of cork probably doesn't lend itself well to car environments...heat cold, degredation, and possibly attract critters that might want to feed on the cork...
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"Conversate?" Where's you get THAT word?
Whoops. I meant compulate...
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Old 11-02-2007, 12:53 PM
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I don't think something that is not fire proof would be fun to use in a car. In the event of a fire its just more fuel to the fire
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I have seen cork as sound deadner in older cars (don't remember which one). I think it would make a decent sound barrier, BUT, as mentioned above, it can absorb moisture, so if you car is leaky or has a dripping A/C, this is going to exaserbate (sp) the wet carpet problem. Iwouldn't worry about fire hazard, if the cars catches ablaze, that is not going to make that big of a difference. I would think that the non-organic sound pads would be less expensive than cork, though.
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Main roads, and idleing aren't really whats bothering me. Its the whole 70-80 mph thing where I can hardly conversate with the smokin' hot passenger that I've recently acquired (annd this is something I want to do for me, the chick is NOT nagging me, just for ball-busting sake)...
slow down?
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slow down?
Actually, it's pretty loud above 45...

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