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Old 06-09-2013, 12:04 PM   #1
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heat on the feet

So i dont know if its normal but in my tj its hot as hell in the freeway by my feet. Even if the windows are down only way its not hot is if my doors are off or if i have my ac on ? And ideas ??

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Do you have carpet? An amazing amount of heat comes through the metal over the transmission tunnel with the carpet removed.

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Old 06-09-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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Yep the catalytic converter gets HOT and it is directly under where the front seats are. The floor can get way too hot without the carpeting in place.
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Ya carpet is in would bedline spray help under the carpet ?
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If you have a standard, there's a shift boot under the console, basically a body seal where the shift lever comes through the floor. If that's ripped you'll get exactly what you describe. I had to replace mine last week, but I nearly roasted my right foot last summer when I was down south.

Another thing that helps is to insulate under the carpet a little bit. I used a bubble-wrap type insulation with reflective mylar on both sides. That in and of itself made a huge difference in floor temps inside the cabin.
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Thanks ill take it apart to see if it is ripped. How much was that bubble wrap ?
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I did the same thing as lindel. The previous owner had tossed the carpet and rhino-lined the interior. I seriously don't know how the guy could stand driving it, especially here in Texas in the summer. Extremely uncomfortable. I found a set of used carpet from a local Jeeper, and added the bubble wrap /mylar stuff under it (bought it a piece of it at Home Depot).
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Thanks ill take it apart to see if it is ripped. How much was that bubble wrap ?

$15 to $20 for a 25' x 2' roll, plus a little more for the aluminum tape to put it down. Not hard to put down, and you can make it conform to the shape of the floor fairly easily.

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