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Got mine with the sound assassin being installed. Should get my Gladiator back tomorrow.
 

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Did my Freedom panels last fall, and the main roof this spring.
Easy install, look good, helped with both noise and temperature control.

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I had no issues at all works as described ... Holding up to the Florida Sun! Reduced noise ...
 

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Has anyone gotten the side panels? That's the only thing I can't decide on.

I'm torn between HotHeads and the Coverking headliner. I like the quality on HH but the Coverking makes it look more finished. Argh, every mod... so many decisions!
 

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Has anyone gotten the side panels? That's the only thing I can't decide on.

I'm torn between HotHeads and the Coverking headliner. I like the quality on HH but the Coverking makes it look more finished. Argh, every mod... so many decisions!
I skipped the side panels, but decided to see if that was something I could go back later and add. Emailed them and they can make it happen. Haven't purchased them yet but something I'll do this year.
 

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Love the Hotheads. Got the full kit installed overtop the Sound Assassins. Huge difference in sound and temperature regulation.
 

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I had the HH in my JLU and now in my JT and love them. Very noticeable improvement on sound and heat reduction. I cannot comment on the Coverking performance but if it's really about the finished look I also run a Spiderwebshade and that gives you the full black roof perception.

Definetly recommend the HH and Spiderwebshade


Has anyone gotten the side panels? That's the only thing I can't decide on.

I'm torn between HotHeads and the Coverking headliner. I like the quality on HH but the Coverking makes it look more finished. Argh, every mod... so many decisions!
 

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Not to hijack the thread completely but I have the sound assassin and HH in the top, anyone using the sound assassin on the floors?
 

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Thank you for this video. Installed mine today right at 2 hours all complete!
Jeep Gladiator Hothead headliner install and review... IMG-0350
 

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Has anyone gotten the side panels? That's the only thing I can't decide on.

I'm torn between HotHeads and the Coverking headliner. I like the quality on HH but the Coverking makes it look more finished. Argh, every mod... so many decisions!
I got the side panels. I installed everything at once, so I can't say if they make a big difference over just the top panels, but the cab is significantly quieter and much cooler post install. I got them because, 1. I felt like anything that would help reduce the heat in central Texas was worth it, and 2. it looks much more complete that just the top panels in the rear.
 

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It as the first mod I did after getting my JT last May. I purchase the full kist - front, back, side and Sound Assassin strips. The kit works pretty much the same as the Mopar kit I put in my 2013 JK. I can never really tell if it reduced the noise or just deadens the echoing in the cab much like a sound room when recording at a music studio. Either way, I recommend it

Took it to a friend's to get help taking the top off to make it easier and we knocked it out in a couple hours. Don't skimp on sanding and cleaning. My friend might not have prepped as well and he had a panel that he said would fall off.
 

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I ordered the Graphite HotHeads kit with Sound Assassin and side panels before our trip to Florida. I was a little concerned with them being fabric and getting dirty from removal etc. but figured that the material was best for sound deadening. My wife had her doubts.....
After about a 45 minute install, I was happy with the factory look.
After over 2000 miles down to Florida and back, I was THRILLED! Definitely a difference in the radiant heat coming through the roof! Like others have said, was able to turn the radio down a few notches and could carry on a conversation MUCH easier! (After years in a shop, I am half deaf.) MY 13 year old daughter said that the back seat was also much more quiet.
If you are thinking about it at all, do it. Made in America, cottage industry one man shop, made with pride, showed up in a couple of days, just can't beat it.

p.s. I couldn't bear to sand the new top, so I just prepped it good. So far it has seen 98°F down to 50°F and been on for 3 weeks, I think that I am good.
 

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Just installed my hothead headliners last night! Boy what a difference today in cabin noise reduction, and most notably radiant heat reduction!

95 degrees today with my hot black freedom top baking under the sun in work parking lot. Normally I can feel the heat coming down on my head, but not today!

I ordered the full compliment, with assassin strips and side panels. Very sharp look. What a quality product overall! What impressed me the most was the packaging, materials provided, and detailed instructions. I only had to buy the acetone.

Overall very impressed.

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I purchased the Hotheads Headliner and side panels for my LJ shortly after they came out with the kit. Loved it. When they had the Memorial Day sale, I got the headliner and strips for my new JT. Again, well worth the purchase! Now that the Labor Day sale is on, I'll see about getting the side panels!
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