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Old 03-28-2012, 07:43 AM   #1
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on the subject of hard top insulation...

has anyone seen the rugged ridge kit?

Rugged Ridge Jeep Hardtop Sound Deadener and Insulation

the 11-12 is also out. i have seen the hothead liners and they also look great.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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I've got one on my 2010. It does keep the heat and noise level down. I would suggest that if you get one, get some extra velcro tape for the large piece. When it gets warm outside, mine had a tendency to come loose and fall.

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:52 AM   #3
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I did the same thing for under $30. Went go Lowes and bought black indoor/outdoor carpet, Velcro, and spray adhesive. Looks good and does almost the same thing.
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:56 AM   #4
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My son has a 2012 Wrangler 4dr with the Freedom Top. He bought an insulation kit that consisted of fiberboard panels covered in a foam/cloth laminate that attached to the underside of the top with velcro. There were four pieces - one for each front panel, one for the rear seat ceiling, and one for the cargo area ceiling. Went up easily, fit well, has stayed in place, does a good job of insulating from heat, and makes the ride quieter.

I don't remember the brand or how much he paid. I can find out if anyone is interested.

(And, yes, you could probably put together pretty much the same thing yourself.)
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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Any idea how much headroom you lose?
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #6
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I use OffRoadHeroes-and have added Thermal-Acoustic insulation-

The effect is fantastic-works so well in the NorNv desert (115° F), that and our low humidity-don't have to use the A/C often-



You'll lose 1/2" headroom and I'm 6'5"--No problemo-

I've heard great things about "Hotheads Headliners"--great stuff-

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I use OffRoadHeroes-and have added Thermal-Acoustic insulation-

The effect is fantastic-works so well in the NorNv desert (115° F), that and our low humidity-don't have to use the A/C often-



You'll lose 1/2" headroom and I'm 6'5"--No problemo-

I've heard great things about "Hotheads Headliners"--great stuff-

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Ahh, nothing like info from JIMBO. Thanks guy.
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I use OffRoadHeroes-and have added Thermal-Acoustic insulation-

The effect is fantastic-works so well in the NorNv desert (115° F), that and our low humidity-don't have to use the A/C often-



You'll lose 1/2" headroom and I'm 6'5"--No problemo-

I've heard great things about "Hotheads Headliners"--great stuff-

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Since when does Northern Nevada get up to 115 degrees? I've lived here since I was 6 years old and can remember only a handful of times it got nearly that warm. I'd say more like mid 90s in the summer time. Maybe we get to around 100 for a week or two, but not 115.....
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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I put on the hotheads... Easy to install, has side window coverage. Looks and works great.
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It was 115°, either 2010 0r 2011--in the Pyramid lake desert-


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Since when does Northern Nevada get up to 115 degrees? I've lived here since I was 6 years old and can remember only a handful of times it got nearly that warm. I'd say more like mid 90s in the summer time. Maybe we get to around 100 for a week or two, but not 115.....


It was -7° in 2011 January-but

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Since when does Northern Nevada get up to 115 degrees? I've lived here since I was 6 years old and can remember only a handful of times it got nearly that warm. I'd say more like mid 90s in the summer time. Maybe we get to around 100 for a week or two, but not 115.....
90 vs 110; Arctic is 0 while Antarctic is -58.

This guy is going to be running AC or heat no matter if it's 90 or 110 or 0 or -58.
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Thats one of the great things about these JKUs, I've never had my heater selector higher than the first mark on the dial and


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90 vs 110; Arctic is 0 while Antarctic is -58.

This guy is going to be running AC or heat no matter if it's 90 or 110 or 0 or -58.
Almost never had to use my A/C in the NorNv desert heat, whether 90 or 115° F

Any kinda insulation is GREAT !

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Thats one of the great things about these JKUs, I've never had my heater selector higher than the first mark on the dial and




Almost never had to use my A/C in the NorNv desert heat, whether 90 or 115° F

Any kinda insulation is GREAT !

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Oh yeah, Pyramid does get damn hot....and cold. I do love that nice, dry air because the extreme heat or extreme cold just don't have that same impact as it does with humidity. Gotta love dry Nevada air.
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Just reread my post....kinda sounded like a dick. Sorry Jimbo, didn't mean for that to come across that way.
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Just reread my post....kinda sounded like a dick. Sorry Jimbo, didn't mean for that to come across that way.
Them Californians are movin in--wait, I;m Californian-

Well not really, I'm from Portland Oregon !

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Them Californians are movin in--wait, I;m Californian-

Well not really, I'm from Portland Oregon !

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Yeah, those califernians keep on floodin' in. Funny you mention Portland, my wife and I lived there for four years for dental/physical therapy school. Good old pill hill, I miss it once it a while.
Portlanders are always welcome....
Californians on the other hand....
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Im curious to see what liner mopar is coming out with, whether it is a rebrand of something we have seen or something altogether new.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:00 PM   #18
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I just went to lowes and bought some insulation board and some spray adhesive. Plus went to a fabric store and bought some material that resembled a headliner. I cut the board to fit the hard top, then sprayed and applied the black fabric. I then secured it to the top with some double sided sticky velcro. All in all it was a whopping $25.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #19
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+1 to the Hothead Headliners, I installed mine a few weeks ago. Good product, well made and good fit.

Cost a bit more than the do-it-yourself folks with their $25 shopping trip, though!

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