Killing the Road Noise
Ok guys, I recently applied second skin damplifier to my doors, firewall and floors. I had limited success. The product works, but the noise just comes in all throughout the car. The exhaust drone is a whole other battle since I have a Stage 2 muffler... But the road noise. Has anyone tried hitting the front wheel wells with something to help quiet it down a bit? I know when I drive through a puddle, it sounds like someone is dripping water directly on my head, likewise the sound of sand is as if someone is throwing it directly at you... My assumption is because there is no front firewall, that noise passes directly through to the passenger compartment. Whereas in a traditional front-engine car, there is a firewall, usually insulated to some degree, that blocks much of the road noise of the tires on the road surface, puddles, sand, etc...
What are your thoughts here? The wind and tire noise is ridiculous. Has anyone tried hitting the hard top with some dynamat type product? I need a new headliner so my hardtop is currently prepped for new fabric (adhesive free, bare paint), it wouldn't cost anything to use my extra sheets of second skin on the hardtop, then adding the fabric over the top of it.
Comments appreciated. Thank you!