In Reply to: Oh yeah posted by Dan B on December 09, 1999 at 11:19:21:
The car is completely covered inside with the foam insulation. I think the added thickness of the Dynamat may make reassembly difficult, and I'm doubtful you (or your installer) will be able to get the car back together fully wrattle free.
I'd stick with the factory stuff, save your money, and put it into a slightly more powerful amplifier (if you need it). Although, my P840 at 40w/c is sufficient to isolate me from any outside (and inside) noises - even with the windows down.
'99 528i Sport
: I put dynamat regular and super in my Volvo, and it is an all day task (All weekend for the whole car)
: The E39 already has quite heavy soundproofing in the doors, and it'll be hard to install on the existing foam. I can only suggest that you remove the existing foam carefully, and apply the dynamat to the far side of the inner door. Then replace the existing stuff.
: Honestly though, not all cars need Dynomat. If the shop you're going to is telling you that you need it, they're bullshitting you. The E39 is, in essence, "dynamatted" from the factory. I have had mine with it's panels and seats off, and it has quite a bit of soundproofing material in it already. I wouldn't waste my money on it if I were you, because the road noise is really not a big issue with these cars. As far as the sonic advantage BS, the E39 has heavy enough metal that it won't take away from your music. Anyway, the speakers in your car are enclosed in plastic chambers that provides a decent accoustic environment. The quality of the speakers however leaves much to be desired.
: -Dan B
: : I'm thinking of getting dynamats for my car(Front doors and rear deck). It looks like there are three different kind of Dynamats(Original, Super and Premium). I really don't know which one to get... If anyone has done this, please let me know... It'd be helpful if you tell me how much should I pay for the installation...
: : Thanks..