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Old 05-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Carpeting is a pain to maintain...

Ok, so I have a 2008 Wrangler X.

Almost every weekend I take the family (dog included) to the river to spend the day. The problem I am running into is that the sand that gets tracked into my Jeep by both animals and people is INSANELY difficult to get out of the stock carpeting without taking it to a detail shop.

That said, my question is if you guys know of any flooring alternatives that can replace the carpet and make it a little easier to get sand/dirt out after a long day at the beach? I even considered Rhino Lining, but I live in the desert, so I don't know if it will get too hot in the summer...?

Any help is great!

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Some people just take the carpets out. I only keep my carpets in in the winter for added insulation. All other times of the year I keep the carpets out. Any mud or sand that gets tracked in, I just pull some drain plugs and hose it out. Personally I think it looks good without carpets

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Other than just removing the carpets and calling it a day, bedlining is the best alternative.

DIY kits from Monstaliner, Raptorliner, Herculiner, and many others. Then there are professionally done installs by companies like Line-X. Many choices. Here's an example: (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mon...ect-99399.html).

As to heat, you can tint the liners if you want so they're not black. I would also get a good set of rubber mats or liners to toss down--Quadratec and Weathertech makes good ones I believe.
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Get a set of mud mats from Rugged ridge or Quadratec. JKU units can be had that cover the entire back. Added them to mine. The have a lip that reaches the plastic trim on the sides. Catch everything!

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Ok, so I have a 2008 Wrangler X.

Almost every weekend I take the family (dog included) to the river to spend the day. The problem I am running into is that the sand that gets tracked into my Jeep by both animals and people is INSANELY difficult to get out of the stock carpeting without taking it to a detail shop.

That said, my question is if you guys know of any flooring alternatives that can replace the carpet and make it a little easier to get sand/dirt out after a long day at the beach? I even considered Rhino Lining, but I live in the desert, so I don't know if it will get too hot in the summer...?

Any help is great!
Molded floor liners help a ton. The new Quadratecs or Weathertec.

You could pull the carpet, and line it with Rhino Liner or Monstaliner in a light color so it doesn't get as hot. And maybe even add floor liners or mats on top, so you don't have to worry about it being too hot for bare feet.

And the obligatory, just plasti-dip it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #6
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Some people just take the carpets out. I only keep my carpets in in the winter for added insulation. All other times of the year I keep the carpets out. Any mud or sand that gets tracked in, I just pull some drain plugs and hose it out. Personally I think it looks good without carpets
does the carpet come out of the back end (behind the rear seat)? That's where I need an alternative to carpet the most, as my wet/muddy dog lays there.
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does the carpet come out of the back end (behind the rear seat)? That's where I need an alternative to carpet the most, as my wet/muddy dog lays there.
It all comes out. It's not held down by anything other than a few clips and it being tucked in.
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Cool. I think I'll try pulling that first.
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Best thing I ever did was pull the carpet and monstaline the interior
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Anyone used their Dyson vacuum to get the grit out? Ours sucks the dog hair right out if my wife's Cube fabric seats.
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Anyone used their Dyson vacuum to get the grit out? Ours sucks the dog hair right out if my wife's Cube fabric seats.
I dragged one of our Dysons into mine to clean off some dust after wheeling.
I didn't use it up front but it kicked butt on the back section where have the seats folded down all the time.

What I will do is use a stiff bristled brush to get the stuff up and remove it with the vacuum at the same time.
I had some mud clods up front on the seat/carpet when I forgot to close the passenger side window one time.
After carefully scooping out the lager masses of the mud I let the rest dry and then applied the brush and vacuum to those spots and it worked great.
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You can put in the rubber floors from Mopar like I did a few years ago.
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does the carpet come out of the back end (behind the rear seat)? That's where I need an alternative to carpet the most, as my wet/muddy dog lays there.
Yes it's in 2 pieces, you can just take the section behind the front seats out.

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