DIY for removing asphalt & carpet noise damping mats (w exact weight reduction #s) - Page 2 - EvolutionM - Mitsubishi Lancer and Lancer Evolution Community



Evo Electrical / Audio / Security Discuss electrical systems, audio system upgrades, or alarm configurations.

DIY for removing asphalt & carpet noise damping mats (w exact weight reduction #s)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 2, 2011, 08:16 AM   #16
Evolved Member
iTrader: (69)
 
badev0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SE MI
Posts: 2,102
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Removed the firewall carpet last night. OP wasn't lying about it being a bloody job.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Nov 15, 2012, 11:25 AM   #17
Evolved Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Macaroni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 945
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Drives: 03 Mitsubishi Evolution, 71 VW Super Beetle

I did this yesterday and went fairly well. I did however have problems getting the heater box to come out far enough to get the padding out easily. I spent about 30 minutes just in that section trying to cut out sections so I can pull out the rest. It just didn't seem to want to pull away from the firewall. And yes I did remove the 4 12mm bolts holding it on lol.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 2, 2012, 05:38 AM   #18
Evolved Member
iTrader: (10)
 
mullen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: the moon
Posts: 1,086
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Drives: over cones

FML I already pulled the dash out once to remove all the ac crap....time to do it again
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:11 PM   #19
Evolved Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Everett
Posts: 721
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Drives: 2006 Evo SE

Does the door threshold trim just pop up? Do I need to get under the car?

I would rather get all the details squared away before I yank this out tomorrow.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:47 PM   #20
Evolving Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (34)
 
EGbeater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 455
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

Drives: '06 GG IX SE (sold), '03 AP1 S2000, '93 B18C1 EG Civic, '92 Accord wagon (5-spd)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nollij View Post
Does the door threshold trim just pop up?
Yes. Just your standard plastic clips underneath. Nothing should break as long as the ambient temperature is significantly above freezing (55 degrees and above would be ideal).
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 28, 2012, 11:54 AM   #21
Evolved Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Everett
Posts: 721
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Drives: 2006 Evo SE

Well got all of the sound deadening on the floor of the car without too much of a hassle.

Ended up going after the dash and there were many harness connectors that were a real pain in the ***. Especially the one going into the heater box. Add on top of that, the aftermarket alarm that the previous owner installed with splices everywhere... I just gave up. It ended up looking like I would have to take the steering wheel or start pulling harnesses back through the dash. Either way, I need to do some more research and have a better idea of what I am jumping into when I start on the firewall carpeting.

Next I am going to get the Dynamat the previous owner put everywhere in the trunk. I dry iced the **** out of that stuff and it still was really gummy.

Last edited by nollij; Dec 29, 2012 at 11:12 PM.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Sep 9, 2014, 10:14 PM   #22
EvoM Moderator
iTrader: (27)
 
kyoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: US
Posts: 6,872
Thanked 45 Times in 45 Posts

Drives: IX

thanks for this. any issues removing the carpet? do you just release it from the hooks on the side as you take off the plastic siding? and obviously center console and seats as well?
Online
 
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2015, 04:14 PM   #23
kaj
Evolved Member
iTrader: (52)
 
kaj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Fresno, CA
Posts: 8,095
Thanked 134 Times in 129 Posts

Drives: '06 MR, '00 Civic

subbed so i can find this later
Online
 
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 8, 2015, 08:39 PM   #24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Drives: 2005 Evo 8 MR

Awesome write up!
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2016, 12:43 AM   #25
Evolving Member
 
iD33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 128
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts

Drives: Evo VIII

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyoo View Post
thanks for this. any issues removing the carpet? do you just release it from the hooks on the side as you take off the plastic siding? and obviously center console and seats as well?

No issues. Just have to remove seats, center console, plastic door sills, rear seat cushion, and the plastic piece covering the seat belts. Project was indeed a *****. I used a chisel and hammer . Great write up though, it prepared me for the pain.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 2016, 12:57 AM   #26
Evolving Member
iTrader: (40)
 
Lukelis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lithuania-USA
Posts: 292
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts

Drives: EVO IX MR

nice write up man
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 2016, 10:09 AM   #27
Evolving Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Charleston, WV
Posts: 491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts

Drives: 2005 Evolution MR

Thanks for the write up. I've been looking for projects to tackle on my car while waiting until I have the funds to build it. Probably will tackle this. I don't mind extra noise and it's free.
Offline
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
TheMyth Build Thread 2013 - Picture Intensive TheMyth Project Cars and Build Threads 61 Sep 22, 2017 02:05 PM
FS[SouthEast]: BBS Evo 9 SE Wheels Diamond Black Got_Lag? For Sale - Wheels / Tires 1 Feb 4, 2017 04:10 PM
DIY plywood front splitter for Evo 8/9 EGbeater Evo How Tos / Installations 111 Sep 19, 2016 06:50 PM
The Definitive Sound-Deadening Thread!!! EvoTillIDie Evo Electrical / Audio / Security 18 Aug 15, 2016 03:30 PM
How to: DIY aluminum ball joint and tie rod end heatshields EGbeater Evo How Tos / Installations 20 Jul 23, 2016 09:16 AM


Tags
accord, asphalt, car, carpet, dash removal, disassemble, dry ice, firewall, floor, matting, noise mat, remove, silver, strip, weight reduction, whats

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:54 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: