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Old 06-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #1
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insulated head liners

what do you think are the best ones hot head liners rugged ridge ect?

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Hot heads. Best in every way! Especially customer service and standing behind their product. Seek no farther!

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Old 06-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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My hotheads are en route from Cali! Ordered a full set when they were 30% off with free shipping.
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Hot Heads are the BEST Also got the rear side additions

I also got the 3M tape option and have had no problems and they do keep the Jeep cooler
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My hotheads are en route from Cali! Ordered a full set when they were 30% off with free shipping.
Where are they 30% off please?

Their website shows 15% or 20%, I didn't get as far as the shipping.
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Where are they 30% off please?

Their website shows 15% or 20%, I didn't get as far as the shipping.
Memorial Weekend sale, got the full JK velcro set for $279, shipped free.

Arrived yesterday, but +75% humidity here, so waiting to install.
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^What Bill said! Installed a set in my JKU this morning.
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Yep memorial weekend sale! Mine are arriving June 5.
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Thanks for the reply, maybe I will call Monday and see if they are still on sale.
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I was a bit disappointed when I received my HotHeads. For some reason, I was expecting some sort of thick foam. What I did receive was a very well made item that fit perfectly in all 4 spots.

My disappointment was due to the HotHead liner is made out of some sort of medium density fiberboard about 1/8" thick and then covered in a very nice looking foam, but only about 1/8" thick. I find it hard to believe that an overall thickness of about 1/4" of fiberboard and foam is going to provide much insulation value.

I also agree that their customer service is great. I called them to check on a shipping date because my credit card had been charged 4 days earlier. As most of us know, most companies don't charge your credit card until the purchased item has been shipped. The gentleman I talked with was very nice and explained that PayPal does the charging and that he had no control over that. It was then that I remembered PayPal doing the paperwork and it all made sense. I apologized for my somewhat bad attitude and I ended up getting the headliners 2 working days later.

The Hothead headliners are a great looking product, fit perfectly and their customer service is great. I'm just not so sure about their ability to insulate from heat and/or noise.

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I was a bit disappointed when I received my HotHeads. For some reason, I was expecting some sort of thick foam. What I did receive was a very well made item that fit perfectly in all 4 spots.

My disappointment was due to the HotHead liner is made out of some sort of medium density fiberboard about 1/8" thick and then covered in a very nice looking foam, but only about 1/8" thick. I find it hard to believe that an overall thickness of about 1/4" of fiberboard and foam is going to provide much insulation value.

I also agree that their customer service is great. I called them to check on a shipping date because my credit card had been charged 4 days earlier. As most of us know, most companies don't charge your credit card until the purchased item has been shipped. The gentleman I talked with was very nice and explained that PayPal does the charging and that he had no control over that. It was then that I remembered PayPal doing the paperwork and it all made sense. I apologized for my somewhat bad attitude and I ended up getting the headliners 2 working days later.

The Hothead headliners are a great looking product, fit perfectly and their customer service is great. I'm just not so sure about their ability to insulate from heat and/or noise.

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Don't let the thinness of the HotHeads fool you. The fiberboard is made from wood and has good insulating properties. There is also a YouTube video the owner posted where he did a temp test. Placed a 300F heat lamp 12" above a section of hardtop. Half of the section had a piece of HotHead and the other half was bare. After 12 hours, he used a laser temp gun to measure. The side with the HH was 100+ degrees cooler.

Like numerous others on here who have used these for a while, they do make a difference.
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Mark does an awesome job packing the HotHeads for shipment!
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HotHeads are great!

I love my HotHeads. I had them in Indiana winter and hot spring up to 97 degrees and they keep the cab warm in winter and cooler in summer and they look great.

Customer service was awesome when I developed an issue a couple of months after installing. I highly recommend.
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I just got the matching white top on mine so I don't have to worry about such things.
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well then looks like im getting the hot head now which one is better 3m or velcro
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well then looks like im getting the hot head now which one is better 3m or velcro
I never could figure out a situation where I would want to remove the headliners, so I went with the 3M tape, permanent installation.

Others may have good reasons for removable liners ???
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Inside the JK/JKU hardtop at 100° F outside---

The white outside, won't make any difference inside-


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I just got the matching white top on mine so I don't have to worry about such things.
Transfered heat thru the 1/4" hardtop, will still cause heat retention inside--the "HotHead" insulation is an advisable addition !

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Inside the JK/JKU hardtop at 100° F outside---

The white outside, won't make any difference inside-




Transfered heat thru the 1/4" hardtop, will still cause heat retention inside--the "HotHead" insulation is an advisable addition !

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True. I am going to do a side by side comparison with my '07 with black top and my '12 with silver top. Will report back this week.
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True. I am going to do a side by side comparison with my '07 with black top and my '12 with silver top. Will report back this week.
Make sure they're both facing the same way and in the same condition, then givem at least an hour with the windows closed--

Gonna be trend setting !

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Make sure they're both facing the same way and in the same condition, then givem at least an hour with the windows closed--

Gonna be trend setting !

Good idea tomtom

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They will be side by side facing east (that is how our drive is set up). I have a wireless thermometer to I can do it from the comfort of my den. I will move the transmitter back and forth twice to each Jeep and leave it for 15 minutes each time. Then will take the average for each Jeep.
Will let you know.
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They will be side by side facing east (that is how our drive is set up). I have a wireless thermometer to I can do it from the comfort of my den. I will move the transmitter back and forth twice to each Jeep and leave it for 15 minutes each time. Then will take the average for each Jeep.
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Sorry to disagree but the white top does help reduce heat inside. More radiated heat from the sun is reflected rather than absorbed into the top. Less heat being absorbed from the outside means less heat is transferred by conduction to the inner surfaces of the top and in turn radiated into the air inside. You can only argue how much perceived difference there is, not whether there is a difference. It also doesn't mean that hotheads won't help with a white top but they are certainly less beneficial than with an egg-frying black top.
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True. I am going to do a side by side comparison with my '07 with black top and my '12 with silver top. Will report back this week.
NASA has already beat you to it. That's one of the main reasons the space shuttle and EVA suits have always been white. To help control "inside" temperature.
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There are a set on eBay whats the difference
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Mythbusters, the 2005 season

SPINOFF: A black car heats up faster than an identical white car. (From Pilot 2)

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A fan wrote in and asked a follow up question: "Does the color of a car affect the way it heats up?". The MythBusters used two identical cars, one black the other white and left them both out in the summer heat with thermometers in both. By mid-afternoon the black car had heated up to a temperature of 135 °F while the white car topped off at 126 °F, almost 10 degrees cooler.
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Anyone can easily verify that the surface of a dark vehicle in the sun gets burn-your-hand hot, while a white car remains relatively cool to the touch.

But, black also re-radiates heat the fastest, and white the slowest. So white looses less heat in the cold, keeping you a bit warmer.
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NASA has already beat you to it. That's one of the main reasons the space shuttle and EVA suits have always been white. To help control "inside" temperature.
I knew NASA was looking for something to do but I guess I missed them when they did the Jeep Project on my Jeeps.

For almost 20 years I wore a black suit everyday some of the time outdoors in the Texas heat. Wish I had had a NASA suit.
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NASA has already beat you to it. That's one of the main reasons the space shuttle and EVA suits have always been white. To help control "inside" temperature.
If you feel that, because your JEEP hardtop is white, you'll have no need for an internal insulation pac, that reduces overall temp/reduces external sound/helps retain internal heat (winter) and will reduce inherent internal temp. much more than the previous 10° f-diff from Mythbusters-

Enjoy your jeep, thats all that counts-

I have fairly loud exhaust and when I have the windows rolled all the way up, I can drive on the freeway and my wife can easily use her cell phone and I don't have to turn on the A/C-on, so, I'll just suffer with my "Black top" hardtop--

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