VetteNuts C5 Corvette Premium Insulation Kit
When you want to do all you can to insulate your Vette look no farther!
We take our standard Foil Kit and add another layer of Ensolite. Combining the two materials together for Maximum Sound Deadning and Heat Reduction
Our Premium Kit is by far our best seller, with 1000's sold and 10 years of customer feedback this is the best kit on the market. We take our standard Insulation material (Foil Kit) and apply Ensolite which has a self adhesive backing. We then cut the material from our templates by hand and by the same employee who has cut every kit for 10 years.
When these two kits are combined together the road noise inside your Vette is drastically reduced. With a Flir Infrared Camera we see a 50 degree drop in center console tempratures! We see 10-14DB drop in cabin noise depending on road conditions and type of tire.
The Ensolite was designed by NASA for the space program.This is a very high grade foam/adhesive combination that will handle high heat, is fire retardant just like regular IUO. The material resembles a wet suit material. This kit will make a huge difference in heat and road noise while adding only 9lbs to your Vette.
We recently (2020)Tested a couple of different materials trying to see if there was a material that would be better for our Vette's. Nothing could match the performance of our material. We strive to make the best product possible while keeping cost down. Granted our Kit is expensive but the material cost is expensive and the fact that a C5 requires nearly 100sq ft of material to make one of our kits. The time you save versus trying to make your own templates which takes an immense amount of time. Not to mention material wasted once you relize a section does not fit correctly. We have spent the time to prefect our templates to insure our pre cut kit fits like it should.
This kit includes the following pieces:
- LH and RH Tunnel
- LH and RH Kick Panels (Foil Kit Only)
- LH and RH Under Seats
- Center Console and Shifter
- Pre Cut Sections for Manual Shifter Box
- Behind the Seats (Riser)
- Rear Cargo Floor
- LH and RH Fender Wells
- Rear Bumper Wall Sections
- Center Storage Compartment (C5)
- Extra Material to Install in small areas of your choice
- C5 Corner Cubby Compartment Bottoms
We do not include the kick panel sections in Ensolite. This makes the area to thick to reinstall the plastic kick panels when using both kits.
We stopped using the door insulation years ago. Taking the door panels off is risky as the clips break as well as the door panel. Another risk is the delicate window switch. Through testing we discovered no real gains to be had doing the doors.
I drove from mid west Illinois to near Murfreesboro TN to have Marc@Vettenuts.net install the interior insulation kit into my 2003 C5.
I arrived at the shop at 0830am. Joe got right to work. Stripping the interior. Seats, carpet, console; door panels, all out. The kit, all precisely cut the day before, and all labeled, began to fill my car. Each piece neatly fits together; like an intricate jigsaw puzzle; seamed with special tape. All forming a sound/heat resistant barrier against the outside elements. And, the process went smoothly, telling that they have 'the procedure' down efficiently. All my interior parts laid neatly and orderly aside, then re installed carefully later. I was happy to see how carefully they handled the parts, that all went back together just right.
I believe, that I got all I was promised here, and more. I really think this is a very good value here. Will last as long as your car, and the results immediately enjoyable, and easy to determine a worthwhile investment. Thanks Marc.
After I left the shop, to head home, the first thing I noticed was that the radio was 'too' loud. The volume where I always had the radio set, was too loud. At speed; the road noise, and the noise from the tires; is reduced a lot. A whole lot! It's quite surprising, in a very pleasant way. You hear the music from your stereo, so much better, the highs and the lows. I really love good music, good radio, good conversation; and all are now enhanced to a large degree. You notice a sense of 'absence of road noise', from my car. I did notice hearing other cars and trucks, as I passed or as they went by. This surprising, until I realized the quiet of my car, allows the sound of the others to be heard through the glass window; as they pass. A contradiction of sorts; but a pleasant one never the less. Several times, I turned my radio or Cd off; just to listen; to the absence of sound clutter. What you hear is just a great sports car on it's way down the road. Not lot's of tire noise, road noise, and background sound.
The fullest enjoyment of the heat reduction will be more fully noticed in the heat of next July/August, I'm sure. But you definitely feel the effects even now. The console and foot wells are much cooler now. When you see them install the kit, and seam all the insulation pieces together, you can easily imagine, how so much heat will be easily deflected to atmosphere; rather than absorbed up into the cockpit, or cab.
But; for a cool November 1100 mile drive (550 miles each way), a fun trip made even more satisfying in the quiet ride home; with the good feeling that my money was well spent. I got what I was promised, what I wanted, and it was an all around good adventure in my C5; as winter sets in here in Illinois.
I think anyone planning on keeping his/her car; this is a lot of bang for the buck; and a good investment, that will return pleasure for as long as you own your car. Marc@Vettenuts.net (and Joe) have a very good product here, worth a look.