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Old 08-26-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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I just priced some roof liners for my 4 dr', they want $750. Where do they get the prices from? thats really expensive, guess I am going to make my own

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Find out where Jimbox got his..... He's the go to guy for all the cool JK goodies. Surely they aren't all that expensive.

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Mine was about $230 ++(offroadheroes.com), I added Thermal-Acoustic insulation and my JKU is COMFY, in the Nevada desert summer/winter !!

Old pic !!



But still looks the same (18 months) later and Quiet as a mouse !!

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Oky doky, thanks, I'll look at those. So do they keep it cool on the roof inside or did you get them just for the noise insulation Jimbox?



Just looked at them they are $275 now
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Well, I got the offroadheroes kits for the professional finish looks, but


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Just looked at them they are $275 now
They aren't that effecient as far as heat goes--quiet yes--heat no, so

In the middle of last summer (2009),I got some Thermal-Acoustic insul (foil side/fiber side-˝" thick) from JCWhitney and some spray hi-temp adhesive--

Took the whole offroadheroes kit down, measured/cut/installed the thermal stuff, then put the offR kit back and the results are GREAT-

When it's 115° in the desert, it's very comfy and I just have to cycle the AC now and then and quiet enough for my wife to talk on her cell phone in the middle of RENO-(windows up)-

The offroadheroes kit, I don't think is as good as a couple kits here in Calif., but I don't know there names--Google-- JK hardtop insulation--and you'll get some different kits

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I did google it thats how I came up with the expensive ones. Quadratec is selling some also for ...couple of hundred bux I think. I am reluctant to get some without seeing them b/c they may not be insulated enough to keep the heat out. Thanks tho'! I'll research some more
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Look at Fatmat maybe, and then one of the better looking things like Jim has over the top.
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Infernogirl maybe a hardtop liner is something dirty mudder gear should get into I'd buy a dirty mudder hardtop liner
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You might checkout "California Tops"--and look at their (liners) $275 bucks !!

They look pretty kewl, but I don't know how good they INSULATE !!

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I've got a set from rugged ridge that are similar to what JIMBOX runs. They have different looking material and stitching designs though. They will be installed this weekend. The quality looks good. I will get back to you on the fitment. I will snap a pic of the design here in a bit. $189 with free shipping off of amazon.
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Here it is. Keep in mind this has been folded up in a box and it's not laying flat in the pic. It's gonna look nice in the jeep.
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i see people are using off road hero insuliner does anyone have the jk combo top for the four door? im looking in to it but just wanted to ask before i spend right at a grand. thanks
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Mine was about $230 ++(offroadheroes.com), I added Thermal-Acoustic insulation and my JKU is COMFY, in the Nevada desert summer/winter !!

Old pic !!



But still looks the same (18 months) later and Quiet as a mouse !!

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Heh Heh, thanx IG !
That looks great! I may have to look into this....
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Infernogirl maybe a hardtop liner is something dirty mudder gear should get into I'd buy a dirty mudder hardtop liner
Hmmmmm, that'd be a good excuse to get a hardtop, huh.... I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Hmmmmm, that'd be a good excuse to get a hardtop, huh.... I'll have to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!
Exactly! And I think that if you used a tj hardtop the liner could be used on yjs as well.
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ebay jk headliner

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Just be careful of what you're paying for-if it's just looks, then a lot of these
"KITS" are really just that !


You almost have to ADD foiled insulation between the "KIT" and the hard top, for REAL temperature control !!

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$149 roof liner

I have them installed on my 08. So far, it seems cooler, and quieter than with out.
the material seems to be some form of closed cell foam with adhesive backing that seems to be holding. I have only had it stalled for about a week now here in very HOT AZ.
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I have them installed on my 08. So far, it seems cooler, and quieter than with out.
the material seems to be some form of closed cell foam with adhesive backing that seems to be holding. I have only had it stalled for about a week now here in very HOT AZ.
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It almoust looks like headliner material , what does the surface feel like?
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The best looking (no quilting) are the Hotheads Headliners in my opinion and they insulate great in summer and winter. I just ordered another set for my son's rig. They also offer side panels, but I don't have those. The headliner looks completely factory.
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Could I install a layer of sound dampening material like Dynamat/Edead/Fatmat between the top and the liner?
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I'll be getting the Hothead Headliners. They look the best and they have great customer service.
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I just installed the Hothead Headliners in my JK. The results are excellent.

Before installation if I touched the inside of the roof after it sat in the sun, it would almost burn my fingers. Now when i touch the same spot with the Hotheads in, I feel little or no heat at all.

No insulation will let you park in the sun and get in to a cool Jeep, but these let it cool down much faster and an added bonus is how much quieter the interior is.

They're much cheaper than those the OP mentioned too.

They are custom made to order. Mine fit perfectly and they arrived in about two weeks.

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Im going to first paint the roof parts not covered by the Hotheads black then apply strips of Edead sound dampening material in the recessed areas before installing the headliners. I spoke to Mark at Hotheads and he advised me that the velcro for the headliner should stick directly to the fiberglass top.
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Im going to first paint the roof parts not covered by the Hotheads black then apply strips of Edead sound dampening material in the recessed areas before installing the headliners. I spoke to Mark at Hotheads and he advised me that the velcro for the headliner should stick directly to the fiberglass top.
I'd strongly suggest you wait to do that until after you install the Hotheads. You may end up feeling that all that effort won't be worth it. The Hotheads are that good!
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For anyone wanting to reduce cold air pouring off the hardtop in the JK, I have bought and installed Insu-liners. These are the non quilted type with closed cell foam/foil layers. They make a world of difference in improving heat loss through the roof.

They are expensive, but look good and are working great. I got the white so they would blend in with the rest of the hardtop. I look forward to checking them out when it gets warmer but the hardtop won't be on long!

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1. use the ETOH wipes, find a few extra, clean well!

2. if the screw plate assemblies are tight to begin with, it fights getting good contact. make sure they are a little loose

3. if you mess up, as I did (1/3 screw assemblies stuck to roof, other 2 popped off...) you can take the panels off by unscrewing them and refreshing the adhesive with an ETOH wipe and it's sticking fine

4. Sunlight will warm up the roof enough to get good adhesion-or you can pop the panel and roast in front of a space heater anytime if you mess it up...

So if you have the cash...
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Wow this stuff sounds cool. To be honest I haven't had any heat loss problems through the roof with my jk that I notice? And it gets very very cold here.
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I did google it thats how I came up with the expensive ones. Quadratec is selling some also for ...couple of hundred bux I think. I am reluctant to get some without seeing them b/c they may not be insulated enough to keep the heat out. Thanks tho'! I'll research some more
You have a Jeep... Take the top off in the summer!!!
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Wow this stuff sounds cool. To be honest I haven't had any heat loss problems through the roof with my jk that I notice? And it gets very very cold here.
Heat retention in the summer is a bigger problem I think.... When it's so hot you HAVE to have the A/C, the hard top sucks the heat in and will fry you....
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I didn't notice the summer heat effect this August. I even remember telling my daughter how the Jeep didn't get nearly as hot as the car did. I assumed it was because the car had such slanted windows that allowed midday sunlight to get in. It would be roasting in the car. The Jeep seems to be a lot better in the heat to me with the hard top and the A/C had no problem cooling it. Of course I had no desert heat but was in Florida in August with it and it was pretty hot during my vacation down there.

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