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Performance and Hotrod Business LogoPerformance and Hotrod Business Magazine has published an article featuring the Boom Mat line of thermal acoustic control products. The article touches on all the main points of the Boom Mat "Science of Noise" and features many installation photos showing Boom Mat product in action. A must read if you're interested in learning more about the benefits of sound damping and acoustic control products.

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The guys from Craftsman tools and Roadster Shop have teamed up to turn a '69 Chevy C/10 into a performance muscle truck fit for autocross. You can follow along with their build on the web series Craftsman Restoration Roll-out at as they turn the old C10 into the ultimate muscle truck.

The web series currently features 17 professionally produced episodes that cover everything from meeting the guys of Roadster Shop to finding the truck, disassembly, rust repair, concept design, body assembly, wiring and plumbing, and finally, interiors.



Identifying and Solving Vehicle Noise Issues

Boom Mat Family of productsEvery car, truck, hot rod or homebuilt vehicle has a unique acoustic signature due to engine type, exhaust, tires, build quality as well as the effects caused by aftermarket accessories. Elements of that signature can create an undesirable environment for the driver and passengers, such that it becomes necessary to address and repair unwanted noise, or at the very least, alter the quality of the noise encountered by utilizing various noise control materials and composites.

In order to accurately identify which noise control material will work to your satisfaction in your vehicle, one needs to first understand some basic Science of Noise as it relates to the material treatments available. Graphically, a given noise source, will typically be illustrated on an x & y axis, x being a given decibel level in dBA, and y being the frequency range from 100Hz to 5000Hz...



PowerBlock TV LogoHere’s some exciting news!. This weekend on the hit cable TV program "Trucks!" they will be installing Boom Mat products on their '49 Chevy project truck.

TRUCKS! is part of RTM’s 2-hour long PowerBlock lineup of car enthusiast programming and airs this Saturday & Sunday at 12 PM E/P on the SPIKE network. The Spike network is seen in over 106 million homes in the U.S. and Canada and an average of 650,000 DIY automotive enthusiasts tune into RTM’s PowerBlock each weekend. Check your local listings.