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Old 05-09-2015, 10:06 PM
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Soft Top noise reduction/insulation?

I just commited to running a soft top all year round. I sold the hard top on my 2015 JKU . I am going to install a bowless/fastback soft top this weekend.
I knew that there would be more sound that would permeate the cab but I wonder now if anything can be done about it? I have thought of doing some type of Dynamat on the sides and floor, but wondered if anyone has done any type of sound insulation to the top itself? I can see someone having a layer of softer or down like material sewed in to control the sound but that would be extreme and probably to bulky to be practical. Are there measures that you have done to control some of the sound or do you just turn up the sound system
I am open to ideas.

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I have heard of people putting blankets on top of the spider Web shade between the soft top for warmth. Maybe something like that will help with the wind noise.

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If you remove the doors, the noise from the soft top is minimal.















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There is a hotheads type product for the soft top. I'm trying to remember who makes it. They had it on a special around Christmas time REALLY cheap.

I'll keep trying to remember who it was an post an update if I can figure it out. LOL
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I agree with Starbright. I have a soft top liner that snaps to the frame and opens with the top. I got it from Quadratec if I remember correctly. It insulates both sound and heat / cold. Never as good as the hardtop though. Also is a bit bulkier with it installed so the top does not fold as flat.
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There is a hotheads type product for the soft top. I'm trying to remember who makes it. They had it on a special around Christmas time REALLY cheap.

I'll keep trying to remember who it was an post an update if I can figure it out. LOL
Is this what you were talking about?

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There is a hotheads type product for the soft top. I'm trying to remember who makes it. They had it on a special around Christmas time REALLY cheap.

I'll keep trying to remember who it was an post an update if I can figure it out. LOL
Here is a link to the Hotheads liner. I think I am going to go this way along with the "hush mat" lining on the floor and side metal.
Thanks for the info. It lead me to this site.

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I've never had any issues with warmth with my soft top and we had plenty of Single digit mornings. The heater was more than adequate to have the cab warm within minutes, usually kept it on the lowest setting after initial warm up.
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Here is a link to the Hotheads liner. I think I am going to go this way along with the "hush mat" lining on the floor and side metal.
Thanks for the info. It lead me to this site.

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Post up a review as I have never seen one for that product. HH is a great company so I'm sure the product does exactly as described.

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