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When developing Armorlite one major key point to the performance of our product was to reduce heat coming from the floor boards.


Our Jeeps get really warm on the toe boards due to lack of insulation and the close proximity to exhaust components, add a hemi swap and you can cook an egg on that floor.

Besides just making the insulation thicker we used better performing materials, the dense polyester insulation has the best R value out of our water resistant materials. The top layer does a great job as acting as a thermal barrier but does not conduct the heat up to the surface.
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TESTING:
We have a test facility that allows us to run vehicles in a controlled environment. It features a 4 wheel dyno that has drums that simulate road surfaces and resistance. We used the same testing equipment used for OEM applications to measure the performance of Armorlite compared to stock.

Armorlite Jeep: JKU Engine is stock, exhaust is stock, suspension and gearing upgraded, Armorlite flooring installed.
Stock Jeep: .. its a stock JKU, same engine

Due to gearing the speeds were different but the RPM's and load maintained the same.

Hard data:
- After 30 minutes of testing, the Armorlite equipped Jeep kept the interior 12 degrees cooler
- After 3 hours of running the sheet metal under the Armorlite floor reached 240 degrees, at that point the Armorlite surface had a reading of 100 Degrees. This is a reduction by 140 degrees.







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What is the comparison between this and the factory floor mat for heat reduction?
 

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I've been curious to see how these look installed, with the OEM all weather mats tossed on top.... Just cause.
 

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With my JT its just the opposite. Will these keep cold out? if so, I'm in
 

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What happens when they get wet? It says water resistant but water inside a Jeep happens.

I agree that these should insulate better than the factory carpet, but what about the factory carpet plus a floor mat?
 

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Im having to completely re-learn what temp settings i need inside the jeep now that this floor is installed.

It works remarkably well.
 

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Im having to completely re-learn what temp settings i need inside the jeep now that this floor is installed.

It works remarkably well.
How's the weight compared to the original carpet?
 

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How's the weight compared to the original carpet?
I didnt weigh them, but its significantly thicker and a bit heavier.
 
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That’s a JK, and where are the fans simulating normal air flow?
Yes it is a JK. Our mission was to create a control between the 2 vehicles, different bumpers and ride height would skew the results, probably in our favor due to increase air flow underneath. Plus not as much wind when you are on the trail or stuck in traffic which can cause heat soak.

With my JT its just the opposite. Will these keep cold out? if so, I'm in
Just like your home insulation it insulates the interior from the outside elements, hot and cold.

What happens when they get wet? It says water resistant but water inside a Jeep happens.

I agree that these should insulate better than the factory carpet, but what about the factory carpet plus a floor mat?
You have to try really hard to get water under the Armorlite floor. The water channels and side walls hold the water on the top layer really well. Even in a rain storm with the top off, just open the plugs. The one scenario you can get water under it is if you dredge a river above the door sills. In that situation the material under the floor is a woven polyester fiber, which does not hold water and is resistant to mold and mildew so unlike stock floor, if it got wet it won't smell.
Our top Urethane layer is rugged and marine grade it has an added UV protectant that will keep its color and will not break down in the sun.
 

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I am loving this product. My woman does too. She said “what did you do to the Jeep? I feel like it got a lot quieter.”

Its so much more temp stable inside too.

Really nice job on this product too. I had to interact with the team there on an issue, and they responded same day and got the fix done. Great to work with. Buy with confidence. 👌
 

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