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At a 105 the AC can't cool the back seat area of the wrangler, I've tried a 12v fan and it doesn't help at all, with the top off all I get is hot air on the kids,can someone tell me why Chrysler want add insulation to the fiberglass hard top, why did they paint it black without adding insulation to the hard top?
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maybe you shold have got a mini van. you bought a vehicle that basically comes apart for fun. if they added insulation everyone would ***** because it was open cell foam and not closed cell foam, or the freedom panels are too heavy since they added the insulation. top off and you expect the ac to do anything more tan cool the infinity amp or your nuckles is retarted. I understand hot, I use my jeep for work, its hot. knew it when I got it but luxury and convince were not the reasons that I bought it.
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Wow Rob that was really helpful You must have been in the heat too long today, huh?

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It's getting into the 110's here.
I blast mine on full...recycle the air for more flow...I point the passenger side one at the side door pillar and the 2 centers angled between the seats.

My boy is in a safety seat on the passenger side. He seems to do ok so far.

I'm gonna limo tint the windows as soon as i replace my windshield!
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I just purchased some head liners for the front and back that is suppose to cool it off a little. I haven't received them yet but will post feedback when I do. Feels like my head is on fire when I get in the jeep in the summer and it's ONLY 99 today.
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It's getting into the 110's here.
I blast mine on full...recycle the air for more flow...I point the passenger side one at the side door pillar and the 2 centers angled between the seats.

My boy is in a safety seat on the passenger side. He seems to do ok so far.

I'm gonna limo tint the windows as soon as i replace my windshield!
Not as "temperature" hot here in Florida but I know where you are coming from. Definitely get the windows tinted. When my boys first get in the back they sweat for about 10 minutes before the temp gets to a respectable level. My wife and I use the outer vents and point the center vents straight ahead for the boys. Not much else you can do other than install a misting machine like Jason/WFTW did.
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I know what I said was harsh, sorry. its just sooo many complain about the same things with the jk's that should have been thought out prior to purchase. and yes definitely in the heat too much lately.

I did paint my hard top stone white, same as the body. I only painted the very top so you cannot tell from the sides at all. everyone thinks that im full of sh!! but it netted me about 23-27 degrees difference at the inside surface using a fluke infared temp gun. and my head no longer sweats as it did before.

for those that said the soft top is cooler is full of crap. Im putting the hardtop back on tomorrow. and installing the carpet back in has helped as well. the tranny puts off tons of heat.

I ordered 2 3" marine blowers and waiting for them to come in. I plan on playing with mounting positions to see where the best place to mount them will be. once that is lined out I will be hunting some stock ac diffusers to fit into the inlet (glue to fix them in the straight position) and then on the outlet side to be able to aim them if need be.

I have a 6 month old son and a very ac spoiled french mastiff that does not like the heat. when she starts panting it looks like a firetruck has turned on the foaming agent. if no one else gets it, mr. ron will since he recently went to fire school. lol.

if you don't have ALL the windows tinted and a front eyebrow get them done it will help.

a rear ac may be my next project if it keeps getting hotter.
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When I was a kid my parent's car never had AC. I survived just fine with the windows open as will your kids.
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There is a writeup somewhere on this board regarding insulating the hard top. I think window shades or that type of insulation were used to line the hard top. Maybe spray adhesive was used to adhere to the top.

I've owned a couple of chrysler vehicles and I haven't been happy with the AC. The heater on the other hand will cause third degree burns on your ankles.
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Has anyone looked into a pro putting headliner material on the inslide? The painting the top white would be a great idea once I'm lifted and can't see the top; it would drive ne nuts if I did it now.

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I've owned a couple of chrysler vehicles and I haven't been happy with the AC. The heater on the other hand will cause third degree burns on your ankles.
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Window tint helps unbelievably, i have about 20 in the front10 in the back 5 in the back back and it deff helps, still not cool though and still sweat in the florida heat but much nicer then b4
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Has anyone looked into a pro putting headliner material on the inslide? The paining the top white would be a great idea once I'm lifted and cant see the top; it would drive ne nuts if I did it now.
Nine was stock height when I did it and you couldn't see it, go to the other forum and look for my user name in the project jk gallery, plenty of pics. I can't get them off since i was banned. My camera fried and pics were lost or I would have them on here, sorry.

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Top liner available. This might solve your problem.

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Don't have any idea how much this stuff would cost, but it might be an option. Appy to both top and underside and it might do a good job of blocking the heat and I would assume you could do it any color you wanted.

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At a 105 the AC can't cool the back seat area of the wrangler, I've tried a 12v fan and it doesn't help at all, with the top off all I get is hot air on the kids,can someone tell me why Chrysler want add insulation to the fiberglass hard top, why did they paint it black without adding insulation to the hard top?
A lot of big windows and no insulation. Take the top off and crank the ac at the stop lights. I do anyway. Seriously, I know how you feel. I really like the sweat running from the back of my knees down to my ankles, but I'm use to land cruisers so, any cool air flowing out of the vents make me very happy!
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There is a writeup somewhere on this board regarding insulating the hard top. I think window shades or that type of insulation were used to line the hard top. Maybe spray adhesive was used to adhere to the top.
That write up is on Jeep Forums. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=630701
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What Rob said is very true, if the top of your vehicle is white it will net some serious temperature reduction in the cab. This is why school buses have white roofs. Tinted windows will also reduce the cabin temp as well although not as much as having a white roof.

If you're not adverse to having a white roof then that will go a long way in making your AC more efficient. Since the white roof is reflecting a ton of ultra violet rays the roof isn't heating up as much as it would with the black roof. Since the roof isn't as hot it radiates much less heat and the AC doesn't have to work as hard to cool the cabin.

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Heat!!!

Boy, for a while today I thought the a/c was going to quit. I had to turn the fan up and set the recirculate on. Coming accross Texas between Houston and San Antoinio the temp was 105 it cooled down to 102 at 8:15pm though.

Not used to this kind of heat being from Miami. Heading to Arizona and Vegas in the next few days hope the A/C holds up...

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I used Dynamat Extreme and siliconed it to the hardtop. Then siliconed a sheet of black vinyl to the Dynamat,

http://www.dynamat.com/products_auto...roduction.html

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These are the one's I bought. Hope they work
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Don't overlook the floors, too. If you don't have carpet (or still do) make sure to put your drain plugs in and buy the $50 Mopar slush mats--it will help keep your underside at least 10 degrees cooler.

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Get in jeep
Drive north until you find frozen water on the ground
Buy a house with a wood stove

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Lower windows. Drive fast as hell. Well is a Jeep, i dont think u can go that fast lol.

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