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Old 05-21-2008, 09:53 PM   #31
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New here, question about spray in liner

Hey all, I'm new here. I'm from Tennessee and drive a 04 TJ Wrangler, silver with some bling on it not much tho. I am wondering how many people here have did the spray in liner to their jeep. My biggest question is can you still put your carpet in over it? I was thinking of doing it myself, using Herculiner. I would appreciate any help and opinions.

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Old 05-23-2008, 09:48 AM   #32
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You guys quit hating on the 4 banger autos! I find mine to be quite capable. It gets me where I want to go and with 130k I have had no problems with trans or any other driveline components. (knock on wood).
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:52 AM   #34
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Get rid of the rear seat and you have the equilalent of a fair sized trunk, just no security. Don't expect a lot of comfort or luxury. Don't expect to go real fast. Don't expect to hear the stereo real good at highway speeds.

But do expect your face to hurt from all the grinning you are doing while driving it, ESPECIALLY if you take it off road.
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Even though my rear seat folds up.....just how hard is it to get the rear seat OUT of the 08? Let's take a look at that and see, eh?!
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:49 AM   #35
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You guys quit hating on the 4 banger autos!
they are worse with the v6 lol
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Old 07-06-2008, 01:40 PM   #36
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I would say about everything has been covered. I have only owned mine for a couple of months but love it. Looked for a long time before finally finding one I wanted in the price range I had set. Some have said they are not good for interstate driving. I disagree with this. I like driving mine on the interstate. Have run 70 -75 mph but usually just cruise 55-60 with the top down & enjoy it. Mine is stock & drives/rides great. Sure it depends how it is setup, lift, shocks, tires, etc. Also happy with my gas mileage, get between 18-20+. Kids & wife love it as much as me. That can also be a con, the wife is always wanting to take it. You do need to invest in a Tuffy console or something like it. Nice to be able to take stereo head unit off & lock up. Mine has what is called a trunk also. I like it because a few things can be put in there & locked up. Some people told me I wouldn't like one because they have no room & a few other things but I was really wanting one. My opinion is that they have plenty of room for the driver / paasenger. I have plenty of leg room. Yes there is not alot of room in the back. I have 3 kids , 2 of them can go with us at a time. The room issue is something you know about before buying one so that shouldn't be a issue. I would like to get a unlimited &/or a 4 door one someday. Haven't been in one but thinking they would have more passenger leg space,etc. Shop around. Ebay & Kelly Blue Book are great places to look. I searched them & the local ad finders for a few months before getting what I wanted. Well worth the wait. I ended up making a 4 hour round trip to get mine. Was a enjoyable/fun ride home for myself & my daughter, my boys & wife had to follow us in our other vehicle so it wasn't near as enjoyable for them, lol. My whole family couldn't be happier with our jeep. Buy one & have fun.
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Old 07-07-2008, 01:18 AM   #37
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man im glad your happy..^^^.. its wonderful you took the whole family out to buy the jeep.
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #38
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I've had 4 over my Jeep history. A 97 with the 2.5L, an XJ with the V8, a CJ7 with a 304, and the newest one to me an 01 with the i6. Out of all of them, having driven both the 4 banger and the 6, I'd say the 6 is my favorite. I had a 3" lift with 33X12.50's on the 2.5L and needless to say you needed a stong wind to go 70MPH downhill but it wheeled great! The i6 has the power I was looking for though, and so far I haven't had to replace an engine like I did with the 2.5L. Whatever you go with though you'll love it! It's a Jeep! My Captain is even getting the "Jeep Envy"! You just can't get past that feeling when you drop the top, put on some good tunes, and ride! Like they said... Don't forget to wave !
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I am wondering how many people here have did the spray in liner to their jeep. My biggest question is can you still put your carpet in over it? I was thinking of doing it myself, using Herculiner. I would appreciate any help and opinions.
Certainly, the carpet fits sloppily enough that it fits fine over even the thicker Rhinoliner. Carpeting is nearly a necessity due to how hot the floor can get from the transmission and catalytic converter. Every time I take my carpeting out and plan to leave it out permanently, I put it back in within a few days just to keep the interior from getting too hot and from burning my feet.
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Jerry, you dont know any kind of heat blockers and perhaps some thing to dampen the noise?.. 2 hits = 1 stone...
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Jerry, you dont know any kind of heat blockers and perhaps some thing to dampen the noise?.. 2 hits = 1 stone...
Yes but it's not cheap... it's that shiny aluminum foil backed (both sides) insulating blanket that does a pretty good job at both tasks. The last time I saw any, not that it should be hard to find, was in the JC Whitney catalog. Maybe www.summitracing.com/ has it too. I'd like to install some in my TJ but it hasn't yet made it to the top of my priorities that are limited by funding (aka wife).
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:39 PM   #42
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I'd like to install some in my TJ but it hasn't yet made it to the top of my priorities that are limited by funding (aka wife).
lol usually its backwards

I'll take a look around and see what i can find. Thanks for your response.

The other day i made some food on aluminum foil in 550 degree oven and took it out without anything (bare hands) it felt cold to the touch. Freaked me out as i've never taken stuff out of the oven without gloves on. perhaps a thick layer of aluminum sheet metal might help with heat? Sort of like the heat shields over the cat and muffler but around the tranny to lower cab temps? Just thinking out loud here.


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Think of that insulation I described as a thin blanket, there's something in between the foil exterior that adds to its sound and thermal insulation abilities.
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i donno the only stuff i've seen is that thin tape looking stuff that you tape on the metal. I have no experience with anything else.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:45 AM   #45
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IMO pros:
Its a jeep and everyone loves riding in it with the top down.
Fun to take off road if that's your thing.
Only thing like it on the road, and you will get waves from fellow jeepers.

Cons:
My I6 is sluggish on the interstate, especially uphill.
I get 17-19 mpg, but then again I don't care.
Storage sucks if you want more than 1 passenger.
Fender flares FADE!
There are so many upgrades/customizations you won't know where to start and will be overwhelmed with the $16.86 you have to spend after you do get an upgrade.
They are kinda noisy on interstate, but that is expected because of the tops and the shape of the front.

Overall, I'd recommend it, but be prepared to toss out most creature comforts like quite ride, ultra smooth ride, storage space. The 97-99 are better than the old ones for everyday driving and interstate, at least in my experience.
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My I6 is sluggish on the interstate, especially uphill. I get 17-19 mpg, but then again I don't care.
mods the engine up to free it up and you will be happy. Mine opened up very nicely after the exhaust and the intake and bored out throttle body.

as far as 17-19.. lol look at what the rest of us get
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:43 PM   #47
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tripp what are you getting in mpg with the new spedo gear..

for me cons are just gas... nothing else.. because i would like to drive it more than my civic..

but i dont see myself getting rid of it.. not yet at least..

its gives me a feeling i can go anywhere.. and prepare to do anyting.. even in an emergency situations.. i sound like a jeep commercial.. hahah

I dont really mind the noise and IMO its no bmw but it is comfortable to me, even more than my civic..
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the last time i filled up i got like 16.3 mpg however that is with lots of idling and hard driving. i installed the electric fan when my odometer was reading about 210. Currently my tank is about at the 3/4ths full mark and my odo reads in the mid 80s...all city driving and since my job is 10 minutes away, i start it up, drive 2-3 miles and stop it, start it drive 2-3 miles and stop it.. etc
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Pros: You are driving the best looking, most capable off road vehicle on the planet.

Cons: If you get into modding, you're looking at having an empty wallet. (it's an addiction)

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