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07-13-2013 11:20 AM
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 11:14 AM
Suebabe
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Originally Posted by Disraeli View Post
A couple observations: The product is first rate. The fit and finish are excellent, the instructions are clear and installation was a snap.

It was 63 degrees here today so I can't comment to the extent that these are sufficient for temperature insulation and since we only average two weeks a year over 90 here, it didn't really matter to me anyway.

A quick test drive revealed a noticeable improvement acoustically. The Inifinity's bottom end finally woke up and road noise took a nice step back.

This is one of those products, like the dead pedal, that feels like it should come installed from the factory that way.
Did you order 3M or velcro and why?
Thanks, Sue
06-17-2013 10:54 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 10:47 AM
Reece 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.

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06-17-2013 10:14 AM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
Does Boom mat have side window panels??
Not that I know. Would not want to use them any way as my dog likes to paw the sides a bit and she would shred them.
06-15-2013 07:52 PM
DallasJKU
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Originally Posted by kenb1023 View Post
I have the boom mat and the dog hair does not stick to it, it has inprove temp control and sound control in the Jepp 100%
Does Boom mat have side window panels??
06-15-2013 07:02 PM
kenb1023
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
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??
I have the boom mat and the dog hair does not stick to it, it has inprove temp control and sound control in the Jepp 100%
06-15-2013 07:53 AM
chris4x4
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Originally Posted by DallasJKU View Post
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??
I have a couple dogs here. One of which, sheds her weight in hair every week it seems. Her hair seems to anchor itself into everything, and its hard to remove. That being said, I haven't seen any hair on my Hot Heads yet. Any hair that might make it on them, I will use a lint roller to remove, as I do on the seats. As for anything under the panels, All the other headliners have the same gaps as you would find on the Hot Heads, so the same risk would apply, regardless of which head liner you choose.
06-15-2013 02:30 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 01:27 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 09:43 AM
HK_Runner 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 09:20 AM
RoadiJeff My $155 Boom Mat headliners that I installed about a month ago are holding up nicely.



05-24-2013 01:51 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 08:51 AM
zerocorona Took advantage of the Memorial Day discount and ordered my set!!!

Let the modding begin!!!
05-23-2013 06:20 PM
chris4x4 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 06:45 PM
bartlanz
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Originally Posted by staindsoul View Post
FYI it looks like Hotheads is having a Memorial Day sale on their website.
Thanks for the heads up, ordered last night, recd an email saying they will be made and shipped within five days.
05-21-2013 03:33 PM
staindsoul FYI it looks like Hotheads is having a Memorial Day sale on their website.
05-18-2013 03:10 PM
JKWrangler2012
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Originally Posted by dwschumske View Post
I just ordered my Hotheads w/side panels today. Looking at all the reviews I don't think I went wrong.
Don't forget to practice installing the side panels prior to removing the sticky backing, as per the directions. Love my hot heads panels and side panels.. Just wish they made something for the back
05-17-2013 09:16 PM
staindsoul 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 02:53 PM
rhinoxj89 installed hot heads on 4dr with rear side panels


05-17-2013 02:09 PM
dwschumske I just ordered my Hotheads w/side panels today. Looking at all the reviews I don't think I went wrong.
05-08-2013 11:44 PM
Kiddmen57 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 08:41 PM
bartlanz You wont regret it!
05-08-2013 08:40 PM
10AJKUR
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Originally Posted by 111markambrose View Post
Hi,
I'm sorry about your freedom panels coming down, but please know that we have 1000s of these kits sold and less than 1% of them ever has an issue. I guess it's inevitable that with a self installed product like this that there will always be some issues. I can't control that. What I can control is how I respond to the issues which is I always fix them to the customers satisfaction.
Please call me at your convenience and we will decide how you would like to proceed. Also, please check your mid and rear panel before you call me.
That is my cell. Feel free to call anytime.

Mark
714-872-2071
It's rare to find a product with this many positive reviews and praise for great customer service. This post, this thread, and the overwhelmingly positive reviews on the forum were enough to convince me. I just ordered a graphite set with side window panels for my 10A JKUR.
05-08-2013 06:52 PM
HK_Runner I just got mine in, but it also started to rain like crazy. Hopefully this weekend....
05-08-2013 06:45 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 09:05 PM
HK_Runner Those Insul-Liners look amazing. I'd bet they insulate better than anything. Expensive indeed.

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Originally Posted by utjdh04 View Post
I bought a set of Insul-Liners for my 4-Dr over a year ago. Living in Central Texas, we get lots of days over 100F in the summer. With a black hardtop, the A/C couldn't keep up. The Insul-Liners made a huge difference. I can't compare them to the HotHeads, but these are thick, dense foam and I've never had any issues with the adhesive releasing. Not cheap, though, but the fit and finish is top notch.
05-01-2013 07:23 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill View Post
Yup. A few of the adhesive strips didn't adhere to the hard top. I had cleaned the surfaces thoroughly and applied during a warm spell. So, I guess it was just a bad roll of 3M tape? Stuff happens. It certainly wasn't Ambose Upholstery's fault. But. boy did they step up to the plate. Great business/customer service attitude. Loved dealing with Mark!

Replacements are holding just fine!

If I bought another hardtop Jeep, I'd be ordering a complete set of HotHeads from Mark immediately!
Ok, thanks Bill.
05-01-2013 06:45 PM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
Bill, did you determine why the liners sagged?
Yup. A few of the adhesive strips didn't adhere to the hard top. I had cleaned the surfaces thoroughly and applied during a warm spell. So, I guess it was just a bad roll of 3M tape? Stuff happens. It certainly wasn't Ambose Upholstery's fault. But. boy did they step up to the plate. Great business/customer service attitude. Loved dealing with Mark!

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 06:14 PM
chris4x4 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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