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Old 06-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #31
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i had an 05' jku and i took out the carpets, because i wanted to preserve them for some reason. I kinda liked it. I want to do it with my 10a but am torn between doing it or not. What are your thoughts?
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I keep thinking about taking the carpet out, but i like that hidden storage thingo in the back. Has anyone bedlined and kept that thing?

I used to have a 96 tj......

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I had an 05' JKU and I took out the carpets, because I wanted to preserve them for some reason. I kinda liked it. I want to do it with my 10A but am torn between doing it or not. What are your thoughts?
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How are you going to use your Wrangler? Will there be lots of mud, dirt and water in your jeep?

On another note, if I had purchased a special edition especially a 10 year anniversary one, I would keep it stock. Otherwise what is the sense in buying special editions?
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On another note, if I had purchased a special edition especially a 10 year anniversary one, I would keep it stock. Otherwise what is the sense in buying special editions?
I agree but pulling the carpets and keeping them will increase the resale value versus screwing it up and rusting out the floor pans and having stinky carpet.... its not like thats the only special edition with carpet....
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On another note, if I had purchased a special edition especially a 10 year anniversary one, I would keep it stock. Otherwise what is the sense in buying special editions?

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I agree but pulling the carpets and keeping them will increase the resale value versus screwing it up and rusting out the floor pans and having stinky carpet.... its not like thats the only special edition with carpet....
@Jeeperz - my wife agrees with you totally. She feels that keeping it original would be better for resale, but I have plans on keeping my rig. Now, what is the reality of that happening is to be determined. I can definitely see a valid point in that, but I feel like michiganadam that this would actually preserve and upgrade the vehicle.

I would like to get this professionally done for the reason of having someone accountable that it is done properly. On the other hand, I feel confident in doing this myself and am finally enjoying having the time to actually have a vehicle that I can do 'things' to.

I am feeling comfortable with paying someone $600-$750 to do this, but if I can't get that price then I am probably going to do it myself. I am pretty confident that this will add value and protect the vehicle. I just want it done right.
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@Jeeperz - my wife agrees with you totally. She feels that keeping it original would be better for resale, but I have plans on keeping my rig. Now, what is the reality of that happening is to be determined. I can definitely see a valid point in that, but I feel like michiganadam that this would actually preserve and upgrade the vehicle.

I would like to get this professionally done for the reason of having someone accountable that it is done properly. On the other hand, I feel confident in doing this myself and am finally enjoying having the time to actually have a vehicle that I can do 'things' to.

I am feeling comfortable with paying someone $600-$750 to do this, but if I can't get that price then I am probably going to do it myself. I am pretty confident that this will add value and protect the vehicle. I just want it done right.
As long as you dont get bedliner all over things it shouldnt be, aka you mask those things off first, any mistakes can be removed and done over...

But usually the pro products themselves are better....
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I keep thinking about taking the carpet out, but i like that hidden storage thingo in the back. Has anyone bedlined and kept that thing?

I used to have a 96 tj......
That's what I did.

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I had an 05' JKU and I took out the carpets, because I wanted to preserve them for some reason. I kinda liked it. I want to do it with my 10A but am torn between doing it or not. What are your thoughts?
I Line-Xed mine two years ago and never regretted it. I thru the carpet away. I took everything out and did most of the prep work as far as removing the sealers and sound deadeners. Most peeps think its carpet when they first see it. I can just hose it out. I only have to be careful about the amps under my front seats.
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That's what I did.
I did the same.
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I second that other guy's question.

What happens when you leave your Jeeps open in the rain? The dashboards are not even remotely water resistant. Radio, electronics, Fuse box?
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I second that other guy's question.

What happens when you leave your Jeeps open in the rain? The dashboards are not even remotely water resistant. Radio, electronics, Fuse box?
The fuse box isnt even inside the jeep. Its under the hood and is water tight. The dashboards are vulnerable but the windshield tilt helps a little. The ecms are waterproofed on most cars, havent dissassembled them on the jeep. Clock springs and radios are the big issue.

I wouldnt jntentionally leave my jeep in the rain though, mostly concerned about mud.
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That's what I did.

Carpet comes out tomorrow. That doesnt look half bad.
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Oh. I got a TJ. The fuse box is behind the glove compartment. But I know a lot of TJ owners leave their tops off also. Seems like asking for trouble if you're going to keep the truck for more than just a 3 year lease term.
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$750 if they pull everything out. $550 if I do it. I will let them do it.
That's about the right price across the board.. I had a shop spray mine in Gatorhyde and it was $725 - I pulled the carpets, and the pulled the seats, seatbelts, console, and prepped it all.
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I Line-Xed mine two years ago and never regretted it. I thru the carpet away. I took everything out and did most of the prep work as far as removing the sealers and sound deadeners. Most peeps think its carpet when they first see it. I can just hose it out. I only have to be careful about the amps under my front seats.
That was my first option is going with LineX. The dealership is like 2 hrs away, so I haven't had a chance to get a quote. I would do the prep work if it will save me some money.

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That's about the right price across the board.. I had a shop spray mine in Gatorhyde and it was $725 - I pulled the carpets, and the pulled the seats, seatbelts, console, and prepped it all.
Yeah, I got a quote today for Reflex and they want to charge me $1200.. I should have asked the price if I did the prep work.. will check on it tomorrow.
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I've always thought jeep should offer a basic model with no carpets and just a vinyl floor or something. A lot of trucks and even the Honda element came with that. I think it would be a really popular option.
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If you want the cubby cover still, just get the Tuffy locking cover. It goes really well with the bedliner.
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You really got me wanting to go the Monstaliner route...
Well, it worked for me
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I've always thought jeep should offer a basic model with no carpets and just a vinyl floor or something. A lot of trucks and even the Honda element came with that. I think it would be a really popular option.
Are you sure they dont? And really, the element does?

You do know thr jeep carpet is a special carpet that dries out crazy fast right? Its like boat carpet. It is a neat idea.

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If you want the cubby cover still, just get the Tuffy locking cover. It goes really well with the bedliner.
Thats a direct fit for the cubby cover? Cool.

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Oh. I got a TJ. The fuse box is behind the glove compartment. But I know a lot of TJ owners leave their tops off also. Seems like asking for trouble if you're going to keep the truck for more than just a 3 year lease term.
Oh, wow. Yeah ours is under the hood next to the battery with a nice rubber gasket on it. Just as water tight as the air filter box (where the halves go together). Its at a height where to submerge it would hydrolock the engine anyway, cool design. I figured the tj had a better one.

The clock spring is the only thing that would be an important issue. You can throw something ovsr the steering wheel to protect it. The radio could be setup like a boat radio, with a clear flip down cover on it. Boats also have rubber seals on the speaker cones, cars usually have foam but i think alpine is rubber anyway.

Honestly i just think carpet in an offroad machine is a bad idea.
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Are you sure they dont? And really, the element does?
Not sure if they do anymore. But a friend of mine had an early model element with full vinyl floor. Could just hose it out if need be. Also another friend of mine had a Chevy 2500 pickup with vinyl floors. Not sure how it would work if moisture got in between the vinyl and the floor however.
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All i know about vinyl floors is my 84 f250 had one and floor was swiss cheese. Seatbelt mounts were missing haha.

Im really thinking about not running bedliner and just using floor mats.
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I wonder if bedliner will scratch my upper doors....
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Is pulling the carpet just when offroading not an option? Are you going to let it rain all up inside a $35-$40K Jeep? Wouldn't it sound like riding around in a beer can? The dash board, gauge cluster, radio, and HVAC don't look the least bit water proof. The radios are all designed for other Chrysler vehicles, so I seriously doubt they're designed like a boat's radio.

Ive seen Jeeps with no roof or doors sitting out in the rain, but they're also busted looking and not worried the least bit about resale. I'd have a hard time having that attitude with something I'm still making payments on. But to each their own.
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I wonder if bedliner will scratch my upper doors....
Yes
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Is pulling the carpet just when offroading not an option? Are you going to let it rain all up inside a $35-$40K Jeep? Wouldn't it sound like riding around in a beer can? The dash board, gauge cluster, radio, and HVAC don't look the least bit water proof. The radios are all designed for other Chrysler vehicles, so I seriously doubt they're designed like a boat's radio.

Ive seen Jeeps with no roof or doors sitting out in the rain, but they're also busted looking and not worried the least bit about resale. I'd have a hard time having that attitude with something I'm still making payments on. But to each their own.
It takes kinda long to pull it just for off roading. And no I don't let it rain on the electricals. I just put the main part of the top up but no windows and usually no doors. It keeps all the dash dry but the back gets a little wet and it just all runs out the plugs. It doesn't sound like a beer can because there is no echo and its not thin aluminum. The floor is pretty thick steel. Having the carpets out allows me to have the main part of the top up and the doors on and no windows. Why put in windows if it won't hurt anything in the back and ill still stay dry? It just runs out the floor
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I wonder if bedliner will scratch my upper doors....
Not sure what you mean by this? There is no metal on metal contact in the door and the door frame?
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Thats a direct fit for the cubby cover? Cool.
Yep, it's w direct fit. When it cools off outside I can snap a pic if you'd like. I love mine. Never lock the gate anymore.
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Not sure what you mean by this? There is no metal on metal contact in the door and the door frame?
I think he means when he lays them down in the back when not in use. I think.

I also vote no carpet.
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I think he means when he lays them down in the back when not in use. I think.

I also vote no carpet.
Ahh yeah then I would say it could scratch the windows if it rubs around. I'm not sure if it will scratch it that much more than just the painted sheet metal. It will scratch it more than just sitting on carpet tho
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Is pulling the carpet just when offroading not an option? Are you going to let it rain all up inside a $35-$40K Jeep? Wouldn't it sound like riding around in a beer can? The dash board, gauge cluster, radio, and HVAC don't look the least bit water proof. The radios are all designed for other Chrysler vehicles, so I seriously doubt they're designed like a boat's radio.

Ive seen Jeeps with no roof or doors sitting out in the rain, but they're also busted looking and not worried the least bit about resale. I'd have a hard time having that attitude with something I'm still making payments on. But to each their own.
I never intend to let it rain all up inside my jeep just cause I got it bedlined. The back end doesn't matter but certainly the steering wheel and dash area are major concerns as well as under both my seats where I have amps installed. If I think it could rain I make sure I have my camo colored 8x10 tarp and bungees inside the back just in case. If I think it will be dry for several days I take my top completely off and lay it in the garage therefore the tarp is important. I also run without doors most any time I can. Stinky wet carpet is horrible. You can take it in and out if you want but you will find it won't go back in like it was when it was new and then it really just looks like crap. I have a couple of white fufu poodle half breed dogs and black carpet really blows after they get inside. With linex it is just a blow gun away from curly dog hair free. You ever go wheeling with the top down? All that dust, mud, leaves, grass, fufu dog hair, spilt milk...not for me. Bare metal is better than that. Line-X just makes it look good and easy to clean; blow it, wash it, drive it, love it. The inside of my jeep looks good from front to back and all the way up the sides.

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