The reflective mat material does great at keeping the heat down on the console panels. The kind I bought isn't the greatest for noise deadening though. I think I will put the foam back in to help out with that. I am sure there are other types that do a better job at both buty my primary concern was heat and the stuff i bought was supposed ot be the best at reducing the radiant heat. So far so good...is the mat making a noticable difference?? what about sound??