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Old 07-22-2011, 08:28 AM
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Question Best material for heat shield?

Hi All,
I've had my 2001 Wrangler Sport for about a month and took it on it's first road trip, a 300 mile round trip to the Jersey Shore. The only down side I found was that my feet got REALLY hot while driving. What if any materials can be placed around my feet on the driver's side to keep the heat down? Right now I have the carpets still in, but those will be coming out this winter I think to get the whole tub done in bedliner/rhino liner.
Thanks so much for your help.

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you've got 2 catalytic converters running at 600°+ F directly in front of your feet (behind drivers side firewall). the floor is gonna get hot.

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What if any materials can be placed around my feet on the driver's side to keep the heat down?Thanks so much for your help.
Quick and easy is find the thickest set of carpet floor mats and toss them in. You need some insulation. There are other insulation products out there, most foil backed you can use on the floor. Just be careful about getting too close to the cats.


[QUOTE=littlethimble;1399162] Right now I have the carpets still in, but those will be coming out this winter I think to get the whole tub done in bedliner/rhino liner.
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For heat coming up through the floor pan to your feet, this will make it hotter.
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Quick and easy is find the thickest set of carpet floor mats and toss them in. You need some insulation. There are other insulation products out there, most foil backed you can use on the floor. Just be careful about getting too close to the cats.

For heat coming up through the floor pan to your feet, this will make it hotter.
thanks Sparky. Guess the carpets are staying, not sure I could handle another 100 degree road trip with the temps around my feet any hotter.
Can the foil back insulation go under the carpets?
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Glue some aluminum foil backed roofing insulation onto the floor and replace your carpeting back over the top of it. Home Depot, Lowes, etc. carries it in rolls.
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What I did was grab some Duct Insulation from a local home improvement store. Its sticky foam on the bottom and foil top. It has an R rating of like 3.4.
I pulled up the carpet and lined the whole from tub and under the console (Putting an extra wrap around the cup holders). Then put the carpet back in.Made a big improvement in the winter and helped a good bit in the summer as well.Now my foutain pop doesn't doen't turn to water in 5 minutes.
Something like this.
Thermwell Products 12 in. x 15 ft. Duct Insulation - FV516 at The Home Depot

I have a pic somewhere on my home computer.
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I used welding ceramic tiles, worked great!
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How long have you had that insulation under the carpet? Has it gotten wet and turned moldy? I'm thinking about doing this ad pitting some in the door panels.

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