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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:04 PM
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Freaking HOT (temperature) Interior

Useless Friday thread warning.

In the Summer, my soft top is rarely on unless it's supposed to rain. I have a garage, but when I'm out running errands, or have the truck out on the weekends, it's sometimes outside sitting in the Sun with the top off.

I have a Tuffy center console, as well as the Land Rover black rubber rear tub/footwell mat in the back of my D90 ST. Having burned myself multiple times on the center console arm pad when I've forgotten to put a towel or something else over it when the top is off in the Summer, I decided to finally check the interior temps a few weeks ago using my Infrared thermometer after the truck had been sitting outside for only 10 minutes in the Summer sun. The temp on my Tuffy center console was in the upper 130s, and the rear mat (I only shot the upper wheel-well section) was in the lower 130. Considering I touched them both and know they've been much hotter before, I'm wondering how hot they can actually get!

For those who have dogs or kids who sit in the back, this is also just a reminder of how hot the temps can really get back there on that rubber mat when they've been baking in the sun.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:10 PM
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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This thread is so useles. I meant to say one thing, wrote another, and just realized it accomplished nothing.

If anything, if anyone was wondering how hot that center console faux-leather arm pad is that just burned the first layer of skin off of your forearm, the answer is REALLY FREAKING HOT! Or if you're wondering why your dog is whimpering in the back of your D90 ST in the sun, it's probably because his/her paws are burning on the mat.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Wheres the tech?
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Wheres the tech?
I was originally going to ask if anyone has recovered their Tuffy center console faux-leather arm pad with a fabric that retains less heat, but then I figured if I read that question in someone else's thread, I'd tell them to throw a towel over it, or buy a surrey top.

Then I brought in the infrared thermometer, so I had some data points, so I figured this conversation was far-too-technical for the misc. chit chat section.

Jason, feel free to make this a sticky.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 12:31 PM
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I was originally going to ask if anyone has recovered their Tuffy center console faux-leather arm pad with a fabric........
When my Aunt is done knitting me a powder blue 3 piece suit I'll ask if she has enough yarn left to knit you a cover.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Paint the interior with this and problem solved.

Out of all seriousness, I bet if some of the guys with roof rack flooring painted the flooring with this it would make a HUGE difference. Yes I can get this stuff.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 02:56 PM
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Here's one I haven't seen in a thread, yet, but I didn't search.

How many pairs of pants have you snagged or put a hole in while getting in or out.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Here's one I haven't seen in a thread, yet, but I didn't search.

How many pairs of pants have you snagged or put a hole in while getting in or out.
Yeah that's in here...they even make a special replacement piece you can buy so that doesn't happen...I cant find my link. Would someone be so kind to post it? Sorry for the Jack, Josh!
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Useless Friday thread warning.

In the Summer, my soft top is rarely on unless it's supposed to rain. I have a garage, but when I'm out running errands, or have the truck out on the weekends, it's sometimes outside sitting in the Sun with the top off.

I have a Tuffy center console, as well as the Land Rover black rubber rear tub/footwell mat in the back of my D90 ST. Having burned myself multiple times on the center console arm pad when I've forgotten to put a towel or something else over it when the top is off in the Summer, I decided to finally check the interior temps a few weeks ago using my Infrared thermometer after the truck had been sitting outside for only 10 minutes in the Summer sun. The temp on my Tuffy center console was in the upper 130s, and the rear mat (I only shot the upper wheel-well section) was in the lower 130. Considering I touched them both and know they've been much hotter before, I'm wondering how hot they can actually get!

For those who have dogs or kids who sit in the back, this is also just a reminder of how hot the temps can really get back there on that rubber mat when they've been baking in the sun.
Good point, and exactly why you should use a crate for your dog. I prefer the plastic, airline type. They stay cool, provide shade, keep people from messing with your dog, keep your dog from jumping out, and protect your dog if you are in an accident.
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oh see we posted within minutes of each other...I cant help it if I'm multi-screening and working whilst playing! So whatever dude lol...
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oh see we posted within minutes of each other...I cant help it if I'm multi-screening and working whilst playing! So whatever dude lol...
Did the 110 leave?
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Last summer I kept the top on and took the side windows and door tops off. Even tho the top is black it felt a lot cooler than it being open. And once you got driving it seemed to have better circulation.

It would be interesting to see what those fabric tops that Exmoor just dropped do for interior temps.
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Old August 2nd, 2013, 08:06 PM
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It would be interesting to see what those fabric tops that Exmoor just dropped do for interior temps.
That Mesh-UV works well. I've alternated running no top and a Badger full with windows removed, and prefer the Mesh-UV surrey. The Badger with the windows removed created too much buffeting for my wife. She preferred no top which was quieter. Without question running no top is hotter.
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I prefer leaving a Badger top on with the sides and rear (corner panels folded in) rolled up. It looks more like a Defender to me. Top off, it's too easy to mistake for a Jeep. Solves the hot Tuffy problem, too.



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I've ripped at least three pairs of pants getting out of that thing.

There must be a dozen solutions. I have one of these in the back for my dogs.

http://shop.vtarmynavy.com/italian-a...FSqCQgod7lgAjQ

It's cheap and heavy and stays in place and doesn't blow in the wind and is washable and doesn't shrink and god forbid you are freezing in your sleeping bag at night you can put this over you and it will be a difference maker. My dogs love this thing.

As far as the car heating up in the sun. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHURHOLD-SYN...item35ca2c58c6

I fashioned one of these for mine and it works like a charm.



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Old August 3rd, 2013, 01:35 AM
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Joshua-- you crack me up-- really enjoy your contributions. Been fun, dig? I laughed when I read that about the arm rests. Happened to me a milllion times and I have psoriasis on my elbows and cracks in the arm rests=total sucks. Tell ya what, I'm gonna pick up some more buffalo hides in the real near future and I'll recover yours. Real leather, particularly buffalo leather, will solve all your ills. Here is mine converted to leather--- just a scrap I had, along with my buffalo briefcase/messenger bag. I'm gonna recover mine with the buffalo, so you can either a) have my leather or I can recover yours in buffalo at the same time. No charge or anything, just cause its my birthday and I like to give a gift on my bday. You can go black-- but it will still get hot-- not nearly as bad as the plastic crap-- or more brown, possibly tan if I can find a good uv/stain resistant coating that ain't crap to the planet.

You'll dig it, for sure. And my ACL surgery is on aug 23rd, so I'll have some down time to get it in. I hand stich, old school double needle, single thread...probably will never wear out :-). Pm me, I'll need your board to recover (or send you mine.
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