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Old 08-20-2014, 06:55 PM
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Head liners

Has anyone used these and if so are the worth it?

www.Hotheadheadliners.com

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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I opted for Boom Mat because it's cheaper. So far I'm happy with mine too. Ordered my BM on Amazon for $150.00ish shipped.

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Old 08-20-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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I also went with boom mats . They were like $155 from quadratech
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Has anyone used these and if so are the worth it?

www.Hotheadheadliners.com
Yes and Yes.
As far as Boom Mats go. IMO, You get what you pay for. They looked pretty janky on the Jeep I seen them in. The Mopar set looked better but the Hotheads looked the most like an OEM headliner.
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A lot of people have Hotheads....and lots of threads on them.

They are thin and expensive, but are very high quality and have great customer service.
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I have the hot heads and they definitely make a difference in the Texas heat. However, I am constantly trying to stick them back in place. The 3M adhesive ain't as good as they make it sound. I followed the instructions to the letter and they come loose at random spots. I need to take the time and just glue them up there.
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Love mine! Feel that they add a very nice finishing touch to the interior of the Jeep. If you take a look into my build thread in my signature, you can check out the few pictures for the installation.

Well worth the $$ and Mark @HotHeads is excellent to work with. My wife called to order these as a birthday present. She had no idea what she was asking for (only heard me mention them in passing) and Mark took great care of her!
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They are certainly worth it if you want heat and sound reduction. Initially they were the only game in town but now there are a couple of competitors. Th HH liners a very good quality and easy to install but some of the others also get good reviews. As PantherMark said there are plenty of threads on this subject and unlike engine oil, headlights, air intakes and a few others it is not a controversial subject.
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Got 'em and love 'em. Cabin is much cooler and takes less time to cool down. Side effect is the stereo sounds better too. Oh, knocked down wind and road noise too.
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However, I am constantly trying to stick them back in place. The 3M adhesive ain't as good as they make it sound. I followed the instructions to the letter and they come loose at random spots. I need to take the time and just glue them up there.
To me, that would be a show-stopper. I want to simply install them, and enjoy them. Not take on the constant maintenance of re-gluing them.

Headliners falling down reminds me of a 1980's GM car too much.
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I have the Mopar ones and have not had any problems with them - I think they look great and do a good job of cutting down the 'I'm in a tin can' sound when driving around.
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I have the Mopar ones and have not had any problems with them - I think they look great and do a good job of cutting down the 'I'm in a tin can' sound when driving around.
x2. No problems with my Mopars.
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I've had no issues with my Hotheads falling down. If you do have issues, simply email Mark. The biggest benefit of Hotheads are the quality and the customer service.
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I have the hot heads and they definitely make a difference in the Texas heat. However, I am constantly trying to stick them back in place. The 3M adhesive ain't as good as they make it sound. I followed the instructions to the letter and they come loose at random spots. I need to take the time and just glue them up there.
I got the hot heads and I enjoy them. Yes the 3m tape isn't the best (sucks if you don't use it right), I have 1 panel I have an issue with in a corner because I rushed my prep. I also opted for the quieting strips... We'll worth the extra cash.

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Boom Mats on ours, bought from Quadratec. They've held up well for over 1.5 years thus far.



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I almost went with Boommats because they are thicker and cheaper.

But they only come in white, black, and grey.

I have saddle leather interior, so I wanted something that would match the interior and look factory (and Hotheads are made by an upholstery company, so they really, really, really do look factory).

In theory, they probably all do the job intended. When I installed them, the first thig my wife said was "wow, it should have come from the factory this way". My Jeep no longer looks like the inside of a cooler...and the exposed white actually makes the color stand out even more.

Like I said before, the Hotheads are thin and expensive, but I cannot express how high of a quality product they are.







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Just picked mine up this week (Mopar). Currently sitting in the back seat. Hopefully I'll get to put them on this weekend.
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I have the Mopar ones and have not had any problems with them - I think they look great and do a good job of cutting down the 'I'm in a tin can' sound when driving around.
I had the Mopar set installed last August when we picked up our new '14 JKUR. The Freedom panel sections and rear seat top panel have stayed stuck but the cargo area top panel came loose and flopped down in June this year. Upon pressing it back in place I saw that both side window panels were also loose and pressed them back in place. I'm making sure to open all windows a bit for ventilation when parked in the sun in the hope that the panels will stay stuck. I really like these panels and hope to keep em stuck!!
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Panthermark said it all!

My experience and opinion over he past three years, with Mark Ambrose's HotHeads in my JKU, has been exactly like panther's.


Note: Follow Mark's installation instructions EXACTLY. Especially cleaning the tape application locations thoroughly with acetone!
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Here's a good video from Hothead that shows all three (HH, Boom Mat and Mopar):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3COHKbmWTtM
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Installed Hotheads well over a year ago. Great fit and finish and no problems with them coming loose. All I have is empirical evidence of improvement in interior climate control and sound system.
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Hothead Headliners all the way! Mark is a pro and his customer service skills are outstanding. Almost a year in my Jeep and ZERO problems with the headliners; just follow the instructions exactly. He has a Labor Day sale going on right now...20% off. Best of all, Mark is a fellow Jeeper and his products are Made in America!
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I have the hot heads and they definitely make a difference in the Texas heat. However, I am constantly trying to stick them back in place. The 3M adhesive ain't as good as they make it sound. I followed the instructions to the letter and they come loose at random spots. I need to take the time and just glue them up there.
You may have got a bad batch of the 3M tape. I think I did, or I didn't sand the area enough. I painted my entire hardtop then sanded area where the tape went before putting the headliner in. I could not get one of the panels to stick. I tried everything to get them to stick glue, 3M extreme mounting tape, industrial strength Velcro. Nothing worked. I finally emailed Mark at Hotheads. He sent me replacement tape. I sanded the area down again with a sander and reapplied the panel. It stuck immediately and hasn't come undone since.
Take some sandpaper (can't remember what grit they sent with the set) and really sand the area where the tape goes then wipe it down with thinner/mineral spirits.

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To me, that would be a show-stopper. I want to simply install them, and enjoy them. Not take on the constant maintenance of re-gluing them.

Headliners falling down reminds me of a 1980's GM car too much.
Just use a sand block, if you don't have a sander, to sand the areas where the tape goes. Don't just rough the area up like you would to paint it, sand it then clean it before you try sticking them up there.
100% positive that will prevent the panels from ever coming back down.
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I have the hot heads and they definitely make a difference in the Texas heat. However, I am constantly trying to stick them back in place. The 3M adhesive ain't as good as they make it sound. I followed the instructions to the letter and they come loose at random spots. I need to take the time and just glue them up there.
Interesting...out here with 110 plus and no problems.
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Mopars on mine no problem for over a year. Been in 107 deg and much better than stock. Mopars also include the rear side windows for one price.
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Got around to installing the Head Liner from Mopar. They match the rest of the interior and have an embroidered edge all around. I used Acetone to clean up the surface. It was removing some material as there was a white residue on the cloth I was using. Installation went well until I knocked off the defrost cable off the glass! Doh! Here is the finished product.
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Many people put aesthetical mods as opposed to this one due to its price. It is pricey but definitely well worth it. I purchased my hotheads yesterday w/ the 20% labor day discount. All hard tops should consider this. it should've been done at the factory in the first place.
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Purchased mine yesterday at a 20 % discount.
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Purchased mine yesterday at a 20 % discount.
Bummer only 10% right now. guess i'll have to wait or go with the mopar ones.

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