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Old 05-01-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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Commuting with no carpets

So I'm a first time jeep owner of a 2007 JK 4 door. I've always wanted a jeep but after getting wet several times from water leaking in through the top along with some other "jeep" issues. I'm not so sure I'm a jeep girl. Anyways, We just had a severe rainstorm and my carpets got soaked so I decided to remove the carpets, however after reading the side effects I'm not sure I should keep them out. I use my jeep to commute everyday and am concerned about the road noise and heat from everyday driving. Should I keep the carpets in or out? I also bought rugged ridge liners. Should I put them on the bare floors or reinstall the carpet then place them on top.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:46 PM   #2
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I've had my front carpets out for a long time now. The only time I notice any heat is when I'm running trails all day real slow. I couldn't tell you if mine is noisier or not, just don't pay enough attention I guess.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #3
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On my 08 I used to run without carpets for weeks at a time. Other than a little more road noise, never really had a problem. Also, it was real easy to clean out, i just used my leaf blower on it

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:55 PM   #4
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just try driving with the carpets out for a week or two and see what you think, you might be fine with it.

I took my carpets out many moons ago, and it IS slightly louder and it DOES get slightly hotter, but not so much that I'd ever wanted to put the carpet back in.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:12 PM   #5
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Thank you guys for your input. I just took it for a spin and went up to 50mph and you're all right. It's really not that much louder and I always drive with music on anyway. What about long distance road trips? Would the bare floors be an issue then?
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
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I took out my carpets, bedlined my tub and have never looked back.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:35 PM   #7
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I have no carpet and just use Quadratec floor liners. It works great.
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Should be fine on long trips, too.

What i'd watch out for, though, is driving longer distances with the carpet out AND the drain plugs pulled; the drain hole on the driver's side foot pan can send some pretty wicked heat up if left uncovered. I think it melted part of the heel of my shoe one or three times but those were hot days and longer drives.
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I have the rugged ridge floor liners and I kinda like how they look against the green floor so I think I'm gonna try that combo out for a bit and see how I like it
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Beastmaster how much did the bedliner cost you?
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Beastmaster how much did the bedliner cost you?
I don't remember my cost but I just looked at the Monstaliner web sits and a 1 gallon kit (which was perfect for my 4-door) with all the goodies is $145.

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