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Old 08-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Question Which is better, do You think?

I bought my jeep used (1st one), and my feet get super hot. Well i recently noticed (when the carpet began to shift) that it seems the previous owner has removed the carpet, the heat shield stuff and then pieced that carpet down to the floor (not very well either). I think it was done in an effort to hide the stereo wires for the two amps and the sub in the back and under the seats.

But my poor feet can't handle the heat!!! I like to ride barefoot all summer and it kills me. SO, here is my question:

What do you think of the floor insulation squares that somewhere like AutoZone sells, to slide under the carpet? Then to seal the carpet back down to the top of the insulation squares?

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Would it be better to just rip out the carpet and use some kind of paint/spray on bed/floor liner? And which is best for reducing HEAT?!

Eventually i want to make it semi-water resistant. So that when i take the top off, if it rains before getting it back on i am not so soggy

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Old 08-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #2
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its normal for the floor to get warm, especially on long trips. I dont think removing the carpet and bedlining it will help. also, I am not used to seeing tj's with any kind of insulation under the carpet.

is it warm or hot? depending on the year, you may have mini cats. if those start getting clogged, they retain a lot of heat which is transferred to the floor pans

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Its an 03 and its hot. To the point of having to place something between my feet and the floorboards. There's nothing between the netal of the floorboard and the carpet. I just assumed there should have been.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #4
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And through various other threads I thought there was something that went between the two.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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hmmm, wasnt there on my 03, but i cant be certain. the 03 does have the mini cats, and even when operating normally, they retain a lot of heat. there are heat shields for them, its possible that yours are missing or the cats are starting to get clogged.
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I lifted the carpeting on my 1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport, and there was nothing but the floor pan underneath. I was checking it to make sure it wasn't rusting. But, my feet never get hot, unless I have the floor heater on. I'm thinking that if there was a bunch on insulation, this would defeat the purpose of the drain plugs. The insulation would collect all the water and mildew, and mold would begin to seep up through the carpet.
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It's not missing, I just had it checked out for any problems. Just had a vacuum hose and the purge valve replaced. That's the only mechanical problems that could be found with her right now.

Maybe the cats are just begging to get clogged? Gah. Cat problem suck! I just had to have 2 pre cats and 2 cats and a muff one on a dang ford.

So maybe I am just a big ole wiennie when it comes to the heat.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #8
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you could take the floor temp and we can compare. the mini cats and exhaust are def the heat source
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:04 PM   #9
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I used some stuff called Dinamat on the firewall and floor. Just did the front and I can tell a big difference.
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I am having a similar problem with heat. I keep my carpet out, so is there anything that could be applied to the underside?
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I am having a similar problem with heat. I keep my carpet out, so is there anything that could be applied to the underside?

i don't know about the underside, but htere are some different things for the interior. i'm leaning towards some liner of sorts just to get it done and over with. i don't want to have to do it twice!

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