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GB: RAAMmat60 BXT Sound Deadeneer! $40 OFF!!!

I am good friends with the owner of RAAMaudio and have worked out a deal for all of us E owners. He likes the style of the car and will be getting one soon, so he was willing to throw a group buy together for $109, but I convinced him to drop another $20 since he was such a fan of our great Es! :grin: the downside is I don't get anything for this, so I am just being nice and sharing. (Thank you's are appreciated :-D :lol: )

If you guys have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me or PM me.


RAAMmat60 BXT group buy, 30 days only.

GB price is $89 plus shipping per each 62.5 sq ft roll, retail is $129.

Also available, Ensolite foam, $8.95 per running yard, 56" wide, two yards
minimum.

Adhesive for the Ensolite, one can per two-3 yards of foam, $7.95 per can,
best there is for ensolite.

Check out ensolite, etc, on www.raamaudio.com.

Order directly from Rick at [email protected].

Please send your order request and zip code for an exact quote and ordering
instructions.

Please read the install guide below to see how to get the best results;)


Here is what I recommend, this is from years of experience and alot of
customer feedback, it works very well.

-Front doors, doors with speakers, remove door panel and plastic moisture
barier, toss it in the trash.
-One layer of mat on most of the outer door skin, overlap the seems, add
two more smaller layers, about 12" sq, behind the speakers. Then the same
size piece of close cell foam on top of those layers(ensulite foam is best.
-Check for loose wires, cables, etc, inside the door, secure with foam tape,
tie wraps, etc. build up the speaker mounting location by making a solid
baffel that you can screw to the door then the speakers to it, MDF works
great and easy to work with.
-Seal up the door access holes with a piece of tin, I use perforated
aluminum, this gives the next layer of mat something to stick to and
tightens up the midbass response.
-Install one layer of mat over the inner door metal, seal all air passages
possible, cut the mat back around 1" from edge of door panel.
-Add a layer of 1/8" close cell foam, ensulite again is best but hard to
find, to the top of the mat, cut around all mounting points, same for the
mat, to make sure the door panel will fit back on ok, cut back around 1/2"
from edge of panel.
-Tap on the back of the door panel, being plastic it will have resonate
areas. Add patches of mat to those areas until it sounds deadened, usually
about 1/4 to 1/3 of the surface is enough, install the panel and test the
the door, slam it a few times and listen for rattles, etc.

Rear doors, as the front.
Rear side panels, outer metal skin, foam, varies from vehicle to vehicle,
try to seal up the best you can like the doors.
Rear hatch, same as above.

Floor, One layer everywhere, tap on the floor and add a second and sometims
a third layer to the resonate areas only, any more is a waste of mat and
effort, once and area is deadened, there is nothing more to gain with adding
more mat.
-Some tend to over use the mat in some areas and not enough in others.
-Add a layer of 1/4" close cell foam or two layers of 1/8" then the factory
carpet, done!

Notes:
If you want to go all out on the floor, you can add do a layering effect
over the really resonate areas of the floor. One layer of mat, a layer of
foam, another layer of mat then another layer of foam, only use 1/8" foam so
the floor does not get to high for the floors to fit back in. This method
will absorb even more accoustical energy but mainly used for all out comp
car installs.

Roof, not usually needed, least results, alot of effort, once the rest is
done, test and decide what to do. On a black or very dark vehicle, a
tremendous amount of heat build up can occur on the roof, one layer is the
maximum I would use the cover it then add a solid layer of close cell foam.
 

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GOOD JOB, Phreaxer! Although I won't take advantage of the offer --I think the stock radio situation is fine--I'm sure your efforts will be appreciated by many members. :)
 

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Thanks for setting this GB up...although I'm not sure if I'm going to order yet or not, this is really cool of you to do. You don't see many people on other car forums doing things like this purely for the sake of others and not making anything back. Very cool of you to step forward and help out. That is definitely a good discount.

Dave.
 

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thanks dave. I appreciate that. I am a bit of a postwh0re on a couple of other forums I frequent, and have grown to learn a lot about the things those forums (their focus). One thing I know (have learned) is that there are people out there willing to do things to help out 'strangers' and felt as though I could return the favor I have received elsewhere in the past. Kind of a pay-it-forward type of approach. So, I ask that in the future, all those who enjoy their RAAMat or at least see this as a good thing to do, if given the opportunity, pay it forward. :) */gets off soapbox*
 

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Good news guys. Well... somewhat good. Somehow Rick's server that host his site took a dump on him and some emails were lost. He has tried to contact everyone again, but you sent him an email and didn't hear back, it was lost. Please contact him again, and he will take car of you. He has also given me permission to extend the offer, so the deal will be good for the remainder of the month of June!
 

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Re: GB: RAAMmat60 BXT Sound Deadeneer! $40 OFF!!!

Hey Phreaxer - My RAAMmat arrived today !!! Thanks again for setting this up with Rick at Raam Audio, I really appreciate it (now I can finish off the doors)

I thought it would be a good idea to bump your "how to" install guide back up for all to see again - great job ! :)
Phreaxer said:
I am good friends with the owner of RAAMaudio and have worked out a deal for all of us E owners. He likes the style of the car and will be getting one soon, so he was willing to throw a group buy together for $109, but I convinced him to drop another $20 since he was such a fan of our great Es! :grin: the downside is I don't get anything for this, so I am just being nice and sharing. (Thank you's are appreciated :-D :lol: )

If you guys have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me or PM me.


RAAMmat60 BXT group buy, 30 days only.

GB price is $89 plus shipping per each 62.5 sq ft roll, retail is $129.

Also available, Ensolite foam, $8.95 per running yard, 56" wide, two yards
minimum.

Adhesive for the Ensolite, one can per two-3 yards of foam, $7.95 per can,
best there is for ensolite.

Check out ensolite, etc, on www.raamaudio.com.

Order directly from Rick at [email protected].

Please send your order request and zip code for an exact quote and ordering
instructions.

Please read the install guide below to see how to get the best results;)


Here is what I recommend, this is from years of experience and alot of
customer feedback, it works very well.

-Front doors, doors with speakers, remove door panel and plastic moisture
barier, toss it in the trash.
-One layer of mat on most of the outer door skin, overlap the seems, add
two more smaller layers, about 12" sq, behind the speakers. Then the same
size piece of close cell foam on top of those layers(ensulite foam is best.
-Check for loose wires, cables, etc, inside the door, secure with foam tape,
tie wraps, etc. build up the speaker mounting location by making a solid
baffel that you can screw to the door then the speakers to it, MDF works
great and easy to work with.
-Seal up the door access holes with a piece of tin, I use perforated
aluminum, this gives the next layer of mat something to stick to and
tightens up the midbass response.
-Install one layer of mat over the inner door metal, seal all air passages
possible, cut the mat back around 1" from edge of door panel.
-Add a layer of 1/8" close cell foam, ensulite again is best but hard to
find, to the top of the mat, cut around all mounting points, same for the
mat, to make sure the door panel will fit back on ok, cut back around 1/2"
from edge of panel.
-Tap on the back of the door panel, being plastic it will have resonate
areas. Add patches of mat to those areas until it sounds deadened, usually
about 1/4 to 1/3 of the surface is enough, install the panel and test the
the door, slam it a few times and listen for rattles, etc.

Rear doors, as the front.
Rear side panels, outer metal skin, foam, varies from vehicle to vehicle,
try to seal up the best you can like the doors.
Rear hatch, same as above.

Floor, One layer everywhere, tap on the floor and add a second and sometims
a third layer to the resonate areas only, any more is a waste of mat and
effort, once and area is deadened, there is nothing more to gain with adding
more mat.
-Some tend to over use the mat in some areas and not enough in others.
-Add a layer of 1/4" close cell foam or two layers of 1/8" then the factory
carpet, done!

Notes:
If you want to go all out on the floor, you can add do a layering effect
over the really resonate areas of the floor. One layer of mat, a layer of
foam, another layer of mat then another layer of foam, only use 1/8" foam so
the floor does not get to high for the floors to fit back in. This method
will absorb even more accoustical energy but mainly used for all out comp
car installs.

Roof, not usually needed, least results, alot of effort, once the rest is
done, test and decide what to do. On a black or very dark vehicle, a
tremendous amount of heat build up can occur on the roof, one layer is the
maximum I would use the cover it then add a solid layer of close cell foam.
 
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