Remove the insulation.
After a while you'll have a few mm of oil and grime up there to help insulate.
It is a YJ after all!!
Originally Posted by Mean Max
I think I'll keep the YJ. But can I talk you into taking the wife?
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No, you don't need the insulation under your hood. Personal preference is what it boils down to. Nor do you need insulation under your carpeting either. For me, I like it. It's just nice to have, to help deaden the sound and vibration noises coming your motor and road noises, if thats what makes your clock tick. Just as you don't need many things, ie, radio, clock, tachometer, interior lights, doors, they are there for a reason. The question is, do you want and need this? I, myself, don't do any "off roading", mine is a daily driver . I like the ride to be as soft and quiet as possible. I want to be able to carry on a conversation with someone sitting next to me, without needing to yell. I do like hearing the motor (exhaust pipes) though. I would love this insulation under my hood. Just as I have put insulation under what Jeep calls carpeting and along side the kick panels. The road noise has gone down considerably. I am considering insulating the hard top also. Plus, it's much warmer in the wintertime. To each their own. Ain't America great! You gotta love it here.
I'm lookin at your setup and seeing its not really cut out over the mc. It's off to the side of it? I wonder why? I'll have to go look at mine now and try to finger it out.
Wrangler 4 cyl 5 spd WHITE
04 M B CLK convertible
If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room
well, the entire inside of the jeep has had teh carpet ripped out and is bedlined, so its pretty loud as is. not likely to make much difference with this stuff out. I sorta wanted it out because its nasty lookin, and im sure its gonna cause me some issues this summer in the heat. Imma gonna try to take it out carefully to see how loud it is without it, and if its terrible try to put it back in.
but it seems a bad idea considering how nastly it went after ONE offroad trip, so taking it out may be a better idea just for that.
I thought the hood insulation acted as a fire blanket too - if there is a fire in the engine bay, the plastic clips holding the insulation up were designed to melt early and drop the insulation on the engine.
Never had an engine fire, so I can't say I have first hand experience with this. My YJ doesn't have the insulation anyway.
1989 Jeep Wrangler - Daily Driver and project - Red Jeep Club #216, NRA Jeep Club #5
1967 Chevelle SS396 - Main Project <--454, TH400, 4.10's, FAST
1982 Caprice Classic - Another project <-- 350/700R4, 4 wheel discs
1979 Honda Civic CVCC - Yet another project <--goal of 60 mpg