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Old 07-16-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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? For those with no carpet

Is there much more road noise than when you had carpet? Does no carpet make the interior much hotter in the summer/ colder in the winter?

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:51 PM   #2
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I never noticed any differences. But I probably wouldn't notice any more road noise over the radio or my MTs grinding on the asphalt.

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I have been considering removing my carpet for ease of cleaning. I am the second owner of my jeep and it seems as though someone removed all the carpet once then re installed. It bunches up in spots and is not very secure. Those of you that do remove the carpet do you line the floor with something?
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My buddy did it to his and complained the floor was really hot. I can't confirm, just passing this along.
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I didn't notice any noise difference. The floor does get hotter. I drive in sandals a lot and on longer trips I can feel my right foot get very warm. Just aim the AC down there and it's not so bad. Not unbearable or anything.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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I removed mine on Sunday after I got caught in the rain. I put the rubber floor mats back in and I love it. Planning on leaving the carpet out for the test of the summer. Makes cleaning very easy and I don't have to worry about water molding or sitting under my carpet... I'm sure I will get blasted by rain again! I'm actually gambling with the weather as I write this!! No noticeable additional noise, although I run with the doors off all the time with the radio blasting and rolling 35s. Enjoy!
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I bed lined mine a while back and do the rubber floor mat thing. It's bit hotter, yes but not unbearably so. It's a bit noiser, yes but I have the doors off for most of the year so I don't notice it.

I've kept the carpet in a box in my garage in case I decide I want them back in, I don't think that's going to happen so I'm throwing them out.
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A little "different sounding" but not really louder. Wranglers are loud already -- they just get a little different sound when the carpets come out.

I suppose if you run no carpets, no mats and no shoes you would notice a difference -- c'mon, it's raw steel down there. But if you wear shoes or use mats, how would you even know that it was hotter?

Best part? You can pull your driver's side carpet out in about 3 minute if you don't know what you're doing, 45 seconds if you do. Find out for yourself. If you don't like it, probably take you twice as long to re-install.

Here are my thoughts on the BedTred liner. It is a $229 solution for the passenger area or $500 solution for the whole Jeep. All noise and heat issues, if there are any, will be abated with BedTred or BedRug. It's a synthetic carpet that can get and stay wet without problems.

BedTred: easy install including OEM Slush Mat Anchors
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:07 PM   #9
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Rhino that guy up, and you wont have issues, sturdy ruggest abusive. Ware shoes or sandals, you should be fine. Im planning on taking mine out and doing bedliner of some sort. We have been rained on a few times and it works fine.
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what do you guys do with any exposed wiring??
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There isn't any. The Jeep was designed to have the carpet removed.
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what do you guys do with any exposed wiring??
A wire loom/wrap to tidy it up is what I've seen most people do.
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I love this forum. Wondering the same thing as I pulled plugs and let 2 inches of water drain from jk on Monday. Still wet today.
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I removed all the rear carpet. No change in temperature or noise. I do have the rear QTech mat however.
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I removed the carpet on the front and rear passenger floor. The floor heats up a bit more but not unbearable. I didn't and don't plan on lining it... I like the stock color. I even left the sound deadener in... It gives a bit more grip.

The only time I've noticed more noise is when I was driving with the drain plugs removed. And without the carpet you can hear rocks that kicked up.

I love it without the carpets!
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This is my 2nd JK with no carpet.

2013 Manual, MUCH noisier, a little extra heat.
2014 Auto, slightly noisier, a little extra heat.

My auto I don't plan on ever putting the carpet back in. The manual I had to put it back in when the hard top went back on.
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A little "different sounding" but not really louder. Wranglers are loud already -- they just get a little different sound when the carpets come out. I suppose if you run no carpets, no mats and no shoes you would notice a difference -- c'mon, it's raw steel down there. But if you wear shoes or use mats, how would you even know that it was hotter? Best part? You can pull your driver's side carpet out in about 3 minute if you don't know what you're doing, 45 seconds if you do. Find out for yourself. If you don't like it, probably take you twice as long to re-install. Here are my thoughts on the BedTred liner. It is a $229 solution for the passenger area or $500 solution for the whole Jeep. All noise and heat issues, if there are any, will be abated with BedTred or BedRug. It's a synthetic carpet that can get and stay wet without problems. BedTred: easy install including OEM Slush Mat Anchors
Jeeps should come with the BedTred or BedRug.
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Jeeps should come with the BedTred or BedRug.
Couldn't agree more. Thing is, the marginal extra cost over the carpet they currently use, when you're buying 175,000 sets of the stuff a year, couldn't be fifty dollars. Maybe less. They raised the price of the Willys $200 between the time I decided to buy one and when I finished negotiations three days later. Do you think that made me say "Screw Jeep, I'm buying a CR-V!" So raising the price 50 bucks to cover waterproof flooring wouldn't exactly drive us away in hordes.
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Personally I think carpet should be an option. Or maybe only put it on the Sahara. Rubicon should come with a factory spray in bedliner.
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Personally I think carpet should be an option. Or maybe only put it on the Sahara. Rubicon should come with a factory spray in bedliner.
Totally Agree! Rubicon should also come with 2.5 lift and proper offset rims for 35s etc.
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Anyone with dogs and no carpet? Getting ready to move 6+ hrs away. I wanted to take the carpet out bc her fur takes forever to get out, but I don't want it to get too hot for her. I've been looking into Bedtred as well, but won't be able to get it before the trip. Thoughts?
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Anyone with dogs and no carpet? Getting ready to move 6+ hrs away. I wanted to take the carpet out bc her fur takes forever to get out, but I don't want it to get too hot for her. I've been looking into Bedtred as well, but won't be able to get it before the trip. Thoughts?
I could see it getting uncomfortable to lie on in the summer. I'd just pull the carpet and then throw a blanket back there for the dog, I guess. Or tell her to stand -- it'll be good for her.
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I have a question about carpet. Does anything need to be removed in order to get the carpet out, like seats or anything?? For a 2 door JK. Thanks.
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I don't know what year you have, but for my '14 (and '13) it was just a few plastic tabs that pop out and a couple of areas where the carpet was scored that I cut. I don't care about the small cuts because they got put in a tub and stored, likely to never be put back in.
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I have a question about carpet. Does anything need to be removed in order to get the carpet out, like seats or anything?? For a 2 door JK. Thanks.
No, absolutely not. Most of it literally just pulls up and pulls out. On the front, though, be aware there are two (iirc, maybe 3) little plastic screws right up at the front, under the dashboard, on each side. These just screw out, and then the carpet pulls right up. It is sorta hard around the seats, but you just have to pull. There's no procedure for loosening it.
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Floor gets super hot in the summer on the highway but I take my doors off so not really an issue. Road noise goes up a bit but I take my doors off........
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I have a question about carpet. Does anything need to be removed in order to get the carpet out, like seats or anything?? For a 2 door JK. Thanks.
Mine came out very easy...i didnt even have to cut any of the carpet
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I just took the carpet all the way out for the first time today and hosed it out; LOVE IT! the wiring that runs under the seats and to the tAil lights...since theyre wrapped, water wont hurt it, right?
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Just don't spray it directly with high pressure water and you'll be fine.
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I have the carpet out in the back seat and the far back, but the wires are there. If I rhino line what will they do with the wires and how can I protect them from dog paws and kids feet?

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