Originally Posted by drummerboy13
How do you make the ring of Dynamat and "snake"?
The ring was Dynamat Extreme wrapped in aluminum foil. The foil was there to deflect some heat, and keep the Dynamat from oozing if it melted. Seems like even Dynamat Extreme will melt with enough heat.
The "snake" was terry cloth wrapped in high heat tape. That was the main sound absorbing material, as the ring really just took the heat.
I also put Dynamat under the floor console, which did a lot to contain most of the noise. Even with all of that, the gear mesh noises will still radiate up through the shift arm. No way of deadening that, as it is physically coupled to the tranny. The Hurst rubber plates didn't help, and only fell apart from the heat.
You may notice that I use the word "heat" alot. That was ultimatley the reason I removed the Hurst. There was way too much heat radiating out of the shift cup for my tastes. Given that the Ranger has no seperate turret oil, I was worried about my transmission.