|07-13-2013 12:20 PM|
|HK_Runner||Been hitting mid 90s here and the sun is super intense at altitude. The Hotheads make a pretty significant difference in the radiant heat that used to come down on my head form above. I still notice a slight improvement in acoustics but not as much as I would if the entire hardtop was covered. A lot of sound "loss" occurs through the rest of the hardtop. All in all, a great investment, especially since I hate heat.|
|07-13-2013 12:14 PM|
|06-17-2013 11:54 AM|
|kenb1023||The Boom Mat is also a foam material. You can push your finger into it and the indent will go away.|
|06-17-2013 11:47 AM|
No paper or fiber board in the MOPAR headliners, just a rigid high-density foam and carpet material. Very lightweight. Installed mine a few weeks ago and just put the hardtop back on yesterday. Noticeable difference in the noise level. The heat insulating properties will be tested today when I go to lunch with it sitting in the sun.
Mopar Headliners - YouTube
|06-17-2013 11:14 AM|
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|06-15-2013 08:02 PM|
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|06-15-2013 03:30 AM|
|DallasJKU||My only concern with Hot Heads would be the fabric used on the panels. I am trying to make my Jeep as dog fur proof as possible and I'm afraid the fur would get stuck to the panels or get trapped under the panels when it is swirling around in the Jeep. And it might be a pain to keep clean. Thoughts??|
|05-27-2013 02:27 PM|
|JKUTBFE13||I'm thinking of going for the Medium Dark Grey as a close match for the Mineral Grey bumper panels and rims on my JKUFE. Anyone have a shot of this color installed?|
|05-27-2013 10:43 AM|
Installed my Hothead Liners yesterday. The front was easy. The rear was a bit tougher since the hardtop is on, but it is all on now. I lightly sanded the surface, cleaned off the residue, and then cleaned more with acetone. I got the Ox color, which is the lightest grey. I can't stand the black interior so wasn't about to darken it even more.
I can tell there is some acoustic improvement, but I was mainly concerned about the heat radiating from the hardtop. That will be a huge help to us, mainly when exploring at altitude and at low speeds. I have not tested it out yet, since they recommend not going out in the sun for too long at 85+ degrees...for 24 hours. I have other things (CO2 mount modification, license plate bracket changes, waxing/sealing, etc.) to work on anyway, but will go out today (65 now, and will be 80-85).
|05-27-2013 10:20 AM|
My $155 Boom Mat headliners that I installed about a month ago are holding up nicely.
|05-24-2013 02:51 PM|
|RhettS||Same here - ordered the full set with velcro last night to take advantage of the discount right now. I'll need these things in a month or so when things start cooking here in Dallas.|
|05-24-2013 09:51 AM|
Took advantage of the Memorial Day discount and ordered my set!!!
Let the modding begin!!!
|05-23-2013 07:20 PM|
Being as I haven't seen any detailed pics of the Hot Heads, thought I would post some up so as to help a future buyer. Instead of flimsy foam insulators, of carpet types, these have a fiber board type backing, a layer of foam insulation, and a finished layer. As you can see, they are very well made. Not only do they, very affectively, keep summer temps down inside, but also dampen the resonance of the top when going over bumpy roads. On top of that, but everything is included for the install, sans paint thinner/turpentine.
|05-22-2013 07:45 PM|
|05-21-2013 04:33 PM|
|staindsoul||FYI it looks like Hotheads is having a Memorial Day sale on their website.|
|05-18-2013 04:10 PM|
|05-17-2013 10:16 PM|
Just got my first JKU!
Living in Texas a liner will be a must. Mark are you going to run a sale again this upcoming week?
|05-17-2013 03:53 PM|
installed hot heads on 4dr with rear side panels
|05-17-2013 03:09 PM|
|dwschumske||I just ordered my Hotheads w/side panels today. Looking at all the reviews I don't think I went wrong.|
|05-09-2013 12:44 AM|
I had one corner of a freedom panel sag on my hothead. My fault though as if you read the revised directions it says to apply the 3M tape to the roof first then press the liner on. That's what I did for my large panels but for the freedom panels I applied tape first to the panel. Ill fix it sometime soon though not really noticeable.
The window surrounds which all use Velcro did come off. I called Mark and am getting a fix kit to install in the mail. Should solve the issues. Overall the appearance is awesome. Don't have a hot day prior to compare to. i can say that due to all the reviews I had purchased it before my jeep came in. The fit and finish are great. I do feel the acoustics are also improved. My jeep feels like a luxury SUV when all closed up. Not sure how I feel about that though
|05-08-2013 09:41 PM|
|bartlanz||You wont regret it!|
|05-08-2013 09:40 PM|
|05-08-2013 07:52 PM|
|HK_Runner||I just got mine in, but it also started to rain like crazy. Hopefully this weekend....|
|05-08-2013 07:45 PM|
|Supperfast||Just installed hot heads and they look fantastic and fit perfect ... I can tell the difference in sound on the inside just by shutting the door.. It's nice to buy a mod and not have to mod the mod ... Lol|
|05-01-2013 10:05 PM|
Those Insul-Liners look amazing. I'd bet they insulate better than anything. Expensive indeed.
|05-01-2013 08:23 PM|
|05-01-2013 07:45 PM|
|Up Hill Bill||
Replacements are holding just fine!
If I bought another hardtop Jeep, I'd be ordering a complete set of HotHeads from Mark immediately!
|05-01-2013 07:14 PM|
Installed my Hotheads about 2 weeks ago. They look factory. VERY well made. That being said, I too, had a couple issues with the adhesive. This may have been user error at time of install, or heat, as its pretty warm out here. Mark was VERY fast at sending out replacement adhesive, and I reinstalled it today on the parts that were of issue. Things to note:
#1. CLEAN the surface very well. Some release agent can still be present on the fiberglass, and that can affect how well the headliners adhere to the top. Windex/glass cleaner is a no no. So is Alcohol.
#2. Marks customer service is top notch!
#3. Since the install, There is no more "boomy-ness" to the top, when driving down the freeway, or other roads, such as lightly rutted fire roads.
#4. Since I had to re do some adhesive, I decided to take my IR thermo with me and check some things. I removed a panel, and took a thermo reading, and it was 157.8* on the inside/backside of the top. I took another read of a panel still installed, and it was 94*. Outside temp was also 94*. So.....these do as advertised!
Thanks, Mark, for a great product!!
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