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I ordered my 2015 Promaster City without the partition and have regretted it ever since. I do have a 1" stall mat to absorb some sound but on many highways the
road noise is overwhelming.
I have heard the factory panel may be one of the best.
Does anyone have the OEM part number for the panel?
And what is the best out there for aftermarket now?
I looked back in 2016 and choices where still minimal.
Thanks,
Losing my hearing..prohbob
 

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The factory one is the best. It's thin enough to not weigh a lot, has a nice cloth interior side (cabin side) and no road NVH. The back side is black, which matches the OEM mats (plastic or rubber) and looks really nice. It also has hanger hooks on the cabin side. I have 2 PMC vehicles, one has this, the other needs one ordered. I found it for about $621.15 shipped. Here's where I found them:

http://www.mymoparpart.com/cart.aspx

Lower half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW13LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Lower-panel-Partition-Panel/65138283/5XW13LDMAB.html - 280.80 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW14LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel-Upper-panel/65138284/5XW14LDMAB.html - NO WINDOW - 290.40 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW15LDMAA - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel/65138285/5XW15LDMAA.html - WITH WINDOW - 383.50 USD

My shipping to Connecticut was 49.95. This is much cheaper than the dealership offering (if they even know this exists, mine suggested an up-fitting installation company that does cages... a no-no)

Other online mopar parts tended to be almost 100-150 shipping for the same thing. These guys most likely use the same carton or strap them together to save a bit of money. It looks like installation is super easy, and being OEM, a flawless fit.
 

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Thank you Samandoliver for the product codes. Sounds like the dealer in California has lowest shipping for me ($50).
Do you know if there is a cutout for the rear facing air conditioning/heating vent that is just behind and between the two front seats?
From the sketch it does look there is the outline of that location.
 

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The factory one is the best. It's thin enough to not weigh a lot, has a nice cloth interior side (cabin side) and no road NVH. The back side is black, which matches the OEM mats (plastic or rubber) and looks really nice. It also has hanger hooks on the cabin side. I have 2 PMC vehicles, one has this, the other needs one ordered. I found it for about $621.15 shipped. Here's where I found them:

http://www.mymoparpart.com/cart.aspx

Lower half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW13LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Lower-panel-Partition-Panel/65138283/5XW13LDMAB.html - 280.80 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW14LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel-Upper-panel/65138284/5XW14LDMAB.html - NO WINDOW - 290.40 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW15LDMAA - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel/65138285/5XW15LDMAA.html - WITH WINDOW - 383.50 USD

My shipping to Connecticut was 49.95. This is much cheaper than the dealership offering (if they even know this exists, mine suggested an up-fitting installation company that does cages... a no-no)

Other online mopar parts tended to be almost 100-150 shipping for the same thing. These guys most likely use the same carton or strap them together to save a bit of money. It looks like installation is super easy, and being OEM, a flawless fit.
Since you had the van before and after installing panel, how much sound reduction did you experience with this panel? I feel like I need a lot and may consider attaching more sound proofing to the cargo side.
 

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Since you had the van before and after installing panel, how much sound reduction did you experience with this panel? I feel like I need a lot and may consider attaching more sound proofing to the cargo side.
Honestly, coming from driving this car (see pic at bottom) - I was used to loud driving. But the PMC was pretty quiet once the OEM mat was installed... you certainly can spray the back of the cargo partition with Spray on sound deadner.


  • The PMC with the partition sounds amazingly quiet. If everything is packed correctly, nothing rattles and it's a quiet drive.
  • The PMC without the partition and just the floor mat is somewhat quiet, but you hear the whoosh of the road noise from behind you with a weird echo.
  • The PMC without the flooring or partition sounds like the rear windows open in a passenger car.



Side note: All those scenarios I gave you is with an EMPTY VAN. with cargo you don't hear anything.

Other edit: The ducting I'm not sure of. I never had to heat the rear compartment. It's just boxes and folding tables for shows, with a tent and weights.
 

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Is the little rear ac/heat vent only on the passenger wagon or is it on the Tradesman too? I was thinking about doing the same thing with the partition.
Also, can you put a partition in a passenger wagon?
 

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Is the little rear ac/heat vent only on the passenger wagon or is it on the Tradesman too? I was thinking about doing the same thing with the partition.
Also, can you put a partition in a passenger wagon?
I would imagine yes... however, that's where the upper wall with WINDOW would most likely come into play, since you need to talk to your passengers in an emergency. (think, taxi, etc?) - but otherwise I wouldn't advise one unless you're trying to separate yourself from the cabin.
 

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Is the little rear ac/heat vent only on the passenger wagon or is it on the Tradesman too? I was thinking about doing the same thing with the partition.
Also, can you put a partition in a passenger wagon?
Yes my tradesman has the AC/HEAT vent aiming towards the back just behind and between the bucket seats. I would like keep it going through the partition.
 

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I ordered my 2015 Promaster City without the partition and have regretted it ever since. I do have a 1" stall mat to absorb some sound but on many highways the
road noise is overwhelming.
I have heard the factory panel may be one of the best.
Does anyone have the OEM part number for the panel?
And what is the best out there for aftermarket now?
I looked back in 2016 and choices where still minimal.
Thanks,
Losing my hearing..prohbob
We stock Thinsulate AU4002-5 which would great for lining a cargo partition or even just as a curtain to block noise from the cargo area. It has black scrim on both sides so looks nice. We use a large blanket of it suspended from the ceiling to control machine noise in our shop. It was easy to add eyelets. It would also provide some thermal insulation.

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Well if the Tradesman does have the AC/Heat vent for the back I wonder if the factory installed partition has a cutout to accommodate it. Anyone have a Tradesman with a factory partition?
 

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Weatherguard Partition???

Weatherguard sells a PMC partition that costs about half the OEM including shipping.
Anyone use that one? New on eBay $300 free shipping.
I could then have money to add sound absorbing lining on one side.
 

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I think I remember someone recommended this bulkhead because the contoured shape gives more room to move the seats back farther than with other flatter bulkheads.
This one from the same company is similar and priced at $570 (add $60 for window).
I was looking at the installation instructions and you have to drill out all 23 screw holes yourself. For that kind of money you'd expect the holes would be pre-drilled!
I still haven't been able to find one with a slider window.:(
 

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The factory one is the best. It's thin enough to not weigh a lot, has a nice cloth interior side (cabin side) and no road NVH. The back side is black, which matches the OEM mats (plastic or rubber) and looks really nice. It also has hanger hooks on the cabin side. I have 2 PMC vehicles, one has this, the other needs one ordered. I found it for about $621.15 shipped. Here's where I found them:

http://www.mymoparpart.com/cart.aspx

Lower half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW13LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Lower-panel-Partition-Panel/65138283/5XW13LDMAB.html - 280.80 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW14LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel-Upper-panel/65138284/5XW14LDMAB.html - NO WINDOW - 290.40 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW15LDMAA - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel/65138285/5XW15LDMAA.html - WITH WINDOW - 383.50 USD

My shipping to Connecticut was 49.95. This is much cheaper than the dealership offering (if they even know this exists, mine suggested an up-fitting installation company that does cages... a no-no)

Other online mopar parts tended to be almost 100-150 shipping for the same thing. These guys most likely use the same carton or strap them together to save a bit of money. It looks like installation is super easy, and being OEM, a flawless fit.

Does the hardware come with each half ??
 

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The factory one is the best. It's thin enough to not weigh a lot, has a nice cloth interior side (cabin side) and no road NVH. The back side is black, which matches the OEM mats (plastic or rubber) and looks really nice. It also has hanger hooks on the cabin side. I have 2 PMC vehicles, one has this, the other needs one ordered. I found it for about $621.15 shipped. Here's where I found them:

http://www.mymoparpart.com/cart.aspx

Lower half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW13LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Lower-panel-Partition-Panel/65138283/5XW13LDMAB.html - 280.80 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW14LDMAB - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel-Upper-panel/65138284/5XW14LDMAB.html - NO WINDOW - 290.40 USD
Upper half - OEM Mopar part# 5XW15LDMAA - http://www.mymoparpart.com/p/Partition-Panel/65138285/5XW15LDMAA.html - WITH WINDOW - 383.50 USD

My shipping to Connecticut was 49.95. This is much cheaper than the dealership offering (if they even know this exists, mine suggested an up-fitting installation company that does cages... a no-no)

Other online mopar parts tended to be almost 100-150 shipping for the same thing. These guys most likely use the same carton or strap them together to save a bit of money. It looks like installation is super easy, and being OEM, a flawless fit.
I ordered the OEM factory partition from the folks you recommended. Before they put the order through they called to point out that the partition will require some welding and other modifications for my Promaster City if I was not replacing a factory installed partition. That it is not designed to go in easily if the factory mounts where not already installed (Basically the OEM panel is designed as a replacement, not an easy new install).
Is that your experience?
Thank you for your time.
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Why did i wait three years???????

Just installed a Ranger cargo partition today after three deafening years driving my Promaster City cargo version.
It is as quiet as any decent car now.....the difference is amazing. In addition, safer to haul cargo around.

I installed the Ranger plastic panel and it was fairly easy install. I had ordered the OEM panel from one of the online sellers suggested here, but they
called before shipping to point out that cutting and welding required to make the OEM panel fit in a van that had not previously had an OEM panel.
It is only designed as a replacement. Not sure this is true or not.

Some things to point out. You have to remove the two large door opening handles that are inside the sliding doors, and leave them off.
In addition, the plastic trim at the rear of the passenger compartment is removed and does not go back in. So the van ends up
with a less finished lookas you now see more bare metal.

But the panel sure quiets things down and I am very happy with it.
 

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I am also looking at the Ranger plastic partition. How does it effect leg room and seat position? Can you put the seat all the way back and still add a little bit of recline?

Care to share any pictures of it installed?
 
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