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Old 06-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #1
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Bedrug, Bedtred, Herculiner???

Hello everyone, would appreciate some opinions from experience with carpet compared to liner style flooring or Herculiner/Rhinoliner etc. Not sure which would be the best way to go, just know I don't care for the bare metal floor with floor mats sliding around on it. Thanks!
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Wow, I can't believe you didn't get any responses to this thread. I saw it this week and then forgot about it till I just saw a big ad in JP magazine for BedRug and BedTred. So looked at Quadratec and got some more scoop, then came on here looking for this thread and Voila! No responses.

$500, 30 minutes to install front, 30 minutes to install rear (verified by a couple of reviewers online), and you're done worrying about rain getting in? Sounds like a great deal. It begs the question of why, if Honda can put in something waterproof into a $18,000 Element (I had two of the and that stuff is the boss), why can't Jeep put in something like this into a 30,000+ Jeep???

Anyway, I'm thinking of putting Tred into just the rear for now. I have OEM slush mats up front, and I don't run top off very often, but I leave my 3 windows out most of the time and get a lot of water blown in. Think I'll try the rear 5-piece solution first, maybe add the front (because, of course, my new JK leaks on the pax side like a collendar) if I like the rears. I'd be alright with raw steel floor, but yeah, stuff sliding around is not good. LOL, with the Elements, I had to put rubberized-back bath rugs/mats down on the rubber floor to keep stuff from sliding all over the place. But this BedTred looks frictiony enough to function like the OEM carpet.

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Herculined my entire floor, $89.00 for a gallon. Best thing I ever did... It's all in the prep work. Pretty easy though.
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Thanks for the response guys, Randy I really like the look you achieved wth the Herculiner. The price is great too! NoGaBiker, I agree with you 100%, you think the folks at Jeep could come up with something better than a jute backed carpet, that gets stinky when wet. I am sure its a cost issue or they would do it. I am still undecided, though leaning heavily toward the Bedtred, I like the look of it and I am sure it will insulate from the heat of the tranny and exhaust, probably with quiet the inside down a little too. I also think it would help to cover any wiring I might want to add later.
Stay cool guys, its hot and muggy here in south GA and thanks again for your thoughts.

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Thanks for the response guys, Randy I really like the look you achieved wth the Herculiner. The price is great too! NoGaBiker, I agree with you 100%, you think the folks at Jeep could come up with something better than a jute backed carpet, that gets stinky when wet. I am sure its a cost issue or they would do it. I am still undecided, though leaning heavily toward the Bedtred, I like the look of it and I am sure it will insulate from the heat of the tranny and exhaust, probably with quiet the inside down a little too. I also think it would help to cover any wiring I might want to add later.
Stay cool guys, its hot and muggy here in south GA and thanks again for your thoughts.

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I ordered both the front and rear BedTred Saturday, it will be here Tuesday. I'll let you know what happens when I get it installed. Some of the early reviews (December/January) were really scathing, complete with pictures of how crappy it fit and how it would wrinkle and fold in creases rather than radiusing nicely around curved places like the rear fender wells.

But they also said that the company recognized the error of their ways and had corrected it -- apparently they didn't realize that 11+ interiors were different, or maybe it was 13+. Anyway, I'll be interested to see what this stuff looks like. It's sure pricey enough.

I have the OEM slush mats so the front carpet really isn't visible very much. But I leave the rear windows out all the time and want to protect the little area behind the front seats. I have a Jeep Backbone rear cargo deck that keeps the back pretty dry, but I'll replace the carpets anyway because in a heavy downpour some can seep in around the rollbars.

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May want to check out Monstaliner if you go the route of self applied bed liner. I've never used it myself, but I was poking around their website today and it seemed intriguing.
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I have front and rear BedTred. It's one of my favorite mods . I've even had people ride in the back of my jeep pickup truck style with no back seats and said it was really comfortable. Not to mention all the liquids n whatnot spilled back there that just took a quick hose to clean. Only thing is it can be a pain to install a bit - especially if you don't fit it quite right and end up having to trim stuff
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I have front and rear BedTred. It's one of my favorite mods . I've even had people ride in the back of my jeep pickup truck style with no back seats and said it was really comfortable. Not to mention all the liquids n whatnot spilled back there that just took a quick hose to clean. Only thing is it can be a pain to install a bit - especially if you don't fit it quite right and end up having to trim stuff
Thanks Tex.

1) how long have you had it?
2) have you inspected under to see if there is moisture that is getting under it from the sides?
3) do you ever pull it up to use drain plugs?
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Subscibed. Considering bedtred if it allows water to drain if the plugs are left out all the time
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Subscribed.. I have also considered the bedtred as well
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Thanks Tex. 1) how long have you had it? 2) have you inspected under to see if there is moisture that is getting under it from the sides? 3) do you ever pull it up to use drain plugs?
I've only had it for bout a week - I've already had the pressure wash it out a bit and I looked under afterwards and moisture only got through a bit where my back seat brackets are and where I messed up the alignment of the wheel well panel at the top behind the back rollbar. Either way while installing it I removed all of my drain plugs to allow some circulation so things won't be trapped forever under it if I get lazy and never check under it.

Bit of water got in at seatbelt cutouts also but at the point of install where you have to trim I was absolutely ignoring the instructions and chopped cutouts willy nilly which I totally fubar'd lol. Still works good tho.
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Here is a link where I posted pics/information about bedtred

BedTred Premium Floor Covering

If you are looking for a really good less expensive alternative go with raptor liner. For $110 it's as close as you can get to linex and way better look than Herc IMO.
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Here is a link where I posted pics/information about bedtred

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If you are looking for a really good less expensive alternative go with raptor liner. For $110 it's as close as you can get to linex and way better look than Herc IMO.
Have you cut holes for drainage yet? That is my concern with the BT.
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Have you cut holes for drainage yet? That is my concern with the BT.

Not yet but for the relase for the rear tray they cut a flap you can flip up to access the release. I think I'm going to do the same so I can remove the plugs and leave the flaps up a bit so water will drain. The in the winter replace the plugs and push the flaps back down.
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I'm thinking about the BedRug now and not the BedTred. I was thinking of LineX, but it won't provide the sound deadening that the carpet or BedRug will provide. Sound deadening is more important to me than keeping the dog fur off the carpet which is why I pulled them in the first place. BedTred IMO won't provide the same sound deadening as the BedRug. Just getting tired of the road noise and now that its cold I'm tired of the how cold the Jeep gets and how hard it is to keep the heat in. I also like that the BR is not just black so it might hide my dogs fur a little. I just hate vacuuming. Any thoughts or issues with the BedRug??
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FWIW, I went ahead and bought this and installed front and rear in my 2-door shortly after this thread. I pulled all 9 (iirc) of the drain plugs and that has worked great. Everything is dry every time I check under there. So far, no down side to pulling the plugs that I can see. I've even forded rivers -- I don't think enough water can get in quickly enough to matter, and then it drains right back out.

As for sound, DallasJKU: get what you want, of course, but I bet you couldn't tell one drop of difference in the sound levels between Tred and Rug. Both are thick, solid, dense material. I would get the one I wanted on some other basis, not sound.
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NGB how many times has your Jeep been rained on while topless, or windows out? I've been caught in storms several times with no alternative but to just get wet. My carpet is long gone but it doesn't take long to fill up the floorboards, even with the top up and just the windows out. My biggest concern is water getting under the bedrug/bedtred and that's why I'm leaning towards some sort of liner product.
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Just bought the bedrug front portion for a 2 dr jk off eBay. $139 shipped. Will be going wheeling Sunday, so it will get tested quickly.
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Espo, I never put my top down, just sunrider back. But I haven't had my windows in since may, and just put my full doors back on last week (had tube or no doors all summer and fall.) So it's gotten plenty wet. The jeep is outside 24/7/365. Like I said somewhere I pulled all the drain plugs -- I think there are 9. I've checked all the cavities and low points a day after a rain and it's all dry. At first I didn't realize there was a plug under the jack and tool roll, and when I checked that there was an inch of water. But nothing since.
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Are there holes in the bedtred for the drain plugs? Or does the bedtred cover the drain and you pulled the plugs before installing it?
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Are there holes in the bedtred for the drain plugs? Or does the bedtred cover the drain and you pulled the plugs before installing it?
No holes.
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I think I installed the tred, waited a few days, then lifted it up and pulled the plugs. I wound up not even using the Velcro they supply for sticking it down. It is cut to fit so perfectly that it holds itself in. I imagine if a lot of water got in to your floor it would seep around all of the cracks and cut lines in the tred and get to the floor. I never see it pooling on the tred. Search my user and "bedtred" for detailed install thread I started, with pictures, if interested. On my phone or I'd link you.
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I had my interior done in line x. I know the shop owner so I helped out with the project (everything except shooting the line x). Really happy with it. We did the cage, tub, door sills, and rear cargo lip. Here is a link to my album.

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