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Discussion in 'General Tech' started by 1stgenxxx, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:52 PM.

  1. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    The floor of my xj gets hot as sin. I'm planning on wrapping a few sections of the exhaust but I'd also like to put some sort of insulation on my trans tunnel. Any reasonably priced suggestions? I saw a few types of sticky backed insulation (mostly sound deadening material) on amazon and ebay but the floor gets super hot...might turn that into nasty mess.
     
  2. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    A radiant (reflective) barrier with an insulating layer is usually the ticket. There's a few on the market with aluminum faces that are formable, and a woven fiberglass insulation layer. They're made specifically for trans tunnels and things like that, with a high temp adhesive (I think like 450 or 475 degF for the DEI brand).
     
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  3. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    Look up DEI 050501 and 050503. Same product, two different sizes.

    There are also versions without the adhesive, if adhesive isn't going to bond well.
     
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  4. braxton357

    braxton357 Robot

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    Hood stack is the solution quit being a puss.
     
  5. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Just cut the exhaust off like everyone else in Caldwell county
     
  6. moldman05

    moldman05 Well-Known Member

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    Asbestos siding or panels is the best or layers of aluminum with air space between
     
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  7. Tim C

    Tim C Wizard

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    I just construction adhesive glued the foil bubble wrap crap from Lowe's inside my trail rig. Surprisingly works decent. I made a homemade ac system from junkyard parts (expedition rear unit behind pass seat, grand cherokee compressor, etc). It couldn't keep up with steel floors and headers. With bubble wrap it stays comfortable. The bubbles do wear through and pop over time and get patched every so often.
     
  8. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Layer of pyroscat and carpet and you'll be golden
     
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  9. rodney eppes

    rodney eppes Well-Known Member

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    About every 6 months to a year, somebody puts out a "New & Improved" insulator! I just never kept up with who "somebody" is.
     
  10. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

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    I've read about paint that acts like an insulation but never tried it.
     
  11. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if you are on the cheap side but my WJ has a pretty impressive run of reflective material between the exhaust and then floor from front to back. It’s held up pretty good after 20 years. Might be worth a shot grabbing one or two at the pick n pull.

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  12. 87TPIYJ

    87TPIYJ Well-Known Member

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    I'm running lizard skin ceramic coating. It actually works really well. My cat is right under the passenger floorboard and it only gets warm.
     

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