Universal Sound Suppression Kit by Ballistic Sound®. Size does matter sometimes, and Ballistic butyl rubber sound-deadening composite is up to 30% thicker that the higher-priced spread. Odor-free, it is easy to apply and will make your vehicle quieter all year 'round, warmer in winter and cooler in summer.
- Dampens road noise
- Keeps interior cooler in summer, warmer in winter
- Black butyl-based material with 4 mil aluminum constraining layer
- Craft paper release liner
- Thicker than the competition at 0.083'' (2.1 mm)
- Mass: greater than 0.73 lbs/ft2 (2.55 kg/m2)
- Temperature range: 14° F to 140° F (-10° C to +60° C)
- Adhesive peel strength: minimum 43 lb/in2 (75 n/cm) on cold steel
- Adhesive resistant to water and mineral oils
- Federal standards tests: meets: FMVSS 302
The typical car door is made from thin sheet metal that admits road noise freely, as well as making noise of its own, rattling and popping like a drumhead in tune with irregularities in the road surface. Ballistic sound suppression composite damps both sources of noise, converting the sound energy into heat and dissipating it noiselessly. Odds are you have speakers mounted in that same thin metal door; applying Ballistic sound-deadening strengthens and stiffens the steel in the speaker's mounting, letting it convert more of the power of your stereo into usable sound instead of simply making the door panel move in sympathy. Your stereo will actually sound louder, partly because of the increased efficiency of the speaker, and partly because you've eliminated so much road noise that competes for your brain's attention. Ballistic will also keep more heat inside your car during the winter, and heat out during the summer, making your interior more comfortable regardless of the season.
Ballistic's material is thicker than the competition's, and consequently carries more mass per unit area, resulting in a sound deadener that has 29% more mass per ft2. Take a sniff at some of the competitors; they smell like a road-paving crew's shoes. Ballistic's odor-free Perma-Stik adhesive is resistant to moisture and mineral oils, and won't separate, negating its effectiveness. The better your sound-dampening material adheres to the surface, the more effective it is.
Ballistic® Sound Suppression Systems is a brand of car electronics mothership Metra, whose scions include Axxess Integrate, Connects2, Raptor, Shuriken batteries, Tsunami, Install Bay installation hardware and the Metra Home Theater group, Audio solutions and Ethereal. They also operate the Installer Institute in Florida for car audio technicians. Founded in 1949, in Daytona Beach, Metra has its footprint covering much of the mobile audio industry.