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Unread 07-31-2008, 08:00 PM   #1
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Hard Top Insulation

Has anyone found an insulation for the hard top JK's? These 95 degree Louisiana days are getting rough. It takes a while for the a/c to cool the inside down.

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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:07 PM   #2
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I have both the soft and hard tops. I really don't think there's much if any insulation in the hardtop. I think it's just two layers of injected molding stuck together. In the full sun, the hardtop gets waaay hotter ... you can feel the heat radiating like crazy from the inside. I find the soft top makes it *significantly* easier to keep the car cool. My advice: if you're having that much trouble getting your JK to cool off, get the soft top. I live here in Utah where the temps are ~100 degrees and the soft top is totally the way to go.
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Unread 07-31-2008, 09:08 PM   #3
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I found a product called DynaSpray, which is made by dynamat, but I have not been home long enough to see about getting it done.

http://www.dynamat.com/products_auto...dynaspray.html
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Unread 08-01-2008, 03:23 AM   #4
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The heat factor is why I painted my hard top silver. I like the black but it sucks in the sun. The inside of the jeep stays about 30 to 40 deg cooler than it did when the top was black.
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Unread 08-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #5
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here you go: http://offroadheros.com/liner.html I have no personal experience with it.
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Hers: '08 X Red Rock, soft top, auto. Bunch of mods

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Unread 08-01-2008, 06:12 PM   #6
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Cheesey web site with no pictures.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 07:35 AM   #7
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Cheesey web site with no pictures.
uhh... there are pictures. But they show in a flash app. So you either don't have flash installed, or you need to update it.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 08:11 AM   #8
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For the front area, I cemented firewall insulation and covered it with the silver sunshield(all cut to fit). In the rear, I purchased 1/2 in wallboard insulation and cemented it to the top. Really keeps the temps down and lets the ac do it's job.
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Unread 08-02-2008, 08:37 AM   #9
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Does anyone have any feedback on Offroad Heros liner? What is the composition and how is it applied? Does ir really keep the heat out?
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Unread 08-02-2008, 02:18 PM   #10
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Does anyone have any feedback on Offroad Heros liner? What is the composition and how is it applied? Does ir really keep the heat out?

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Unread 09-10-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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For the front area, I cemented firewall insulation and covered it with the silver sunshield(all cut to fit). In the rear, I purchased 1/2 in wallboard insulation and cemented it to the top. Really keeps the temps down and lets the ac do it's job.
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Unread 09-10-2008, 10:36 PM   #12
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Just got mine today and will be installing it in the next couple of days. It's thinner than I thought it would be. It velcroes onto the top. They give you the requisite alcohol pads for cleaning and ask that you wait 72 hrs before installing. It's a black nylon thinsulate sandwich, much like a thin ski jacket or vest.
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Unread 09-11-2008, 04:43 AM   #13
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Zero insulation. Tint the windows.
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Unread 09-11-2008, 07:17 AM   #14
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When the hard top is on is when the extra heat is welcome in the jeep.
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Unread 09-11-2008, 08:04 AM   #15
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This was actually brought up at the last Q & A Jeep Engineers session and it sounds like mopar will be making a kit. I'm holding off on doing anything until I see this kit, as the mopar solution will probably be pretty good.
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