Originally Posted by karma
Do the Transit (Gas engine) even make that kind of sound to put so much money in sound insulation? I would think factory sound damping should be good on the new ones. Just my $0.02!
Recently I test drove a current Transit 3.5 eco boost cargo van.
The cargo vans (the kind I would get) are bare metal on the walls.... and the sound from behind me, the driver, was substantial - doing a variety of driving.
So in the cargo van, there is zero sound damping in the walls of the cargo area.
I know that Dynamat (and similar) dampen both the vibrations of the metal, and also it dampens sound physically going thru it.
Yes Thinsulate will block some sound, but the advantage of also using Dynamat (or similar) is that as the Dynamat (or similar) will make the interior of the van a bit more quiet when driving, and also when parked.
It makes sense... Dynamat + Thinsulate will create a somewhat quieter interior than just Thinsulate alone.
As to "need" that is a personal choice. I myself want a quieter interior, so I'll pay the $ to have both Thinsulate and Dynamat - as opposed to just Thinsulate, or nothing.
My walls wont be heavy wood - they'll be fabric covered panels or thin wood - to be determined.... so more reason for me to reduce sound more than some might.