It would be great if someone would be able to test this headliner vs the competition. How it compares to Hothead and others for sound dampening as well as insulation qualities.
As soon as someone is able to test drive the Broncos we need to start tracking the sound level during the test or ownership drives. For example, Hotheads states: "Reduces road & wind noise by 3 to 6 decibels (dB)". Using the Sound meter apps below they will give you a dB level reading you can post.It would be great if someone would be able to test this headliner vs the competition. How it compares to Hothead and others for sound dampening as well as insulation qualities.
You apparently haven't taken a close look at many of the pre pro Broncos. Some of them have very ill fitting parts, such as sagging rear gate, roofs not aligned, tube door with a crack in it. Yet Ford has been proudly showing all of these off.Just my two cents. This doesnt look like much for what's basically felt/carpet glued to the panels but it does look to be a compression molded liner. This is key because it helps pull the details of the panels rather than having a flat, die-cut liner like some of the aftermarket options. And this shows when the panels are all assembled together. I think it looks sharp.
However seeing these do address some of our questions about how they will look but these being pre-prod doesnt help Ford with the sloppy fit and finish.
To me, this is like the difference between weathertech floor mats that contour and curve to your floorboard versus all weather floormats you can buy from walmart. Both do the same job, but where do you want to spend your $$$. Do whatever floats your boat. ?
My post did say "YET". I'm sure there will be competition eventually. I've seen the Hotheads videos and what they currently offer covers about 60% of the roof area. That isn't good enough for me. Possibly, the difference in the Bronco's more flat roof, the aftermarket will be better than what they have on Jeep.Hothead had video that showed on on this site (albeit not specific to the New Bronco) before this Ford factory option showed up. There is going to be competition and its already in other vehicles.
My money is that is exactly what it will be and if Coverking had posted it themselves and said look what we are working on , people would have been raving about it ,lol .
I'm betting these will be better then what a few dark pics indicate. They appear to be formed in a press to fit tight to all of the roof contours, not some stuff just tacked on. In order to offer sound deadening, this has to be firmly adhered to the surface same way that Dynamat is used.Ford's vendor is "By the Foot".