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Old 09-17-2010, 09:43 AM   #1
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should i rip the rugs out of my new jeep?

i've been thinking about doing it....eventually i want to herculine it. the only thing im wondering about is the storage cover door in the back. what should i do with that? is it herculinable? any tips/suggestions are welcome, thanks!!

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Old 09-17-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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Are you planning on leaving your Jeep topless outside during all kinds of weather? Are you thinking of driving through gallons of mud without the doors? If so..yes.

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Old 09-17-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
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uhhh not really......i got caught a few times with the roof off in a rain storm this summer, and wet rugs dont smell too great....also taking the boat out makes the floor/seat kinda wet....ive been off roading a few times but nothing involving water on the inside! honestly i just kind of want to make the inside look tougher?? i dont know why but for some reason im a little skeptical.....
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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Lining your Jeep interior is definitely a way to make it look tougher and from what you say about how your using your Jeep (lake and boat moving with water on your feet), it's probably a good idea. Not sure if it will hurt its resale value if you ever wanted to sell it though?
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:58 AM   #5
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I took mine out of the back last time I went wheelin... and dang... the dust was everywhere. It's easier to vacuum the carpet than it is to wash all of that rough surface in there.
As soon as I get it clean again, the carpet is going back in. Not to mention the sound deadening and heat stopping qualities of the carpet. If it gets too nasty, it's easy enough to yank out, hose down and put back in again.

In the front, I use Husky tub mats, they're fantastic!
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:00 AM   #6
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No. Just leave your drain plugs out.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:02 AM   #7
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Kate, you're my hero.....how do you feel about long distance relationships? good to know they're easy to put back in if i change my mind......
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:19 AM   #8
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welp....i did it. it took about 10 minutes..... i also pulled all the drain plugs, i counted 10....so far i think it was a good decision, havent gone for a ride yet tho.... the rugs were thicker then i expected, i bet this helped with heat....not too worried about heat tho cause its gettin cold here now, and in the summer i have the roof/doors off.....we shall see
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:22 AM   #9
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HERCULINE IT!!!! Since i've done it to mine i'm a HUGE fan of it and recomend everyone owning a jeep to do it. search herculiner and you'll get a bunch of info, you wont regret it, and if you do you can always put your carpet back in but you wont.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #10
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any storage door suggestions? since the rugs are out, i think it may be possible to just keep the carpeted door? has anyone done something different?
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:30 AM   #11
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........HUH? what carpeted doors?
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:45 PM   #12
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in the back, covering the storage compartment....it just slips in so i guess it's not a big deal......i dont know
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I took mine out and also you will get hotter. the carpet has a heat spreader on the bottom if you live in a hot area even with the top down you will want your AC. I still never use mine though. Even too if you dont plan on going wheeling till you get water up to the bottom of the jeep. When you get stuck you need to get out to pull push use a wench what ever. you need to jump out in the mud and if you dont have floor mats in that will be hard to wash out of you carpet. I love it out but thats just me. I would say try it and see if you like it. if you dont put them back in. then to spend the extra money and rhino line it. it should last longer and is better then the herculine so I hear. but do what you want and ahev fun thats what jeeps are about!
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:18 PM   #14
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Rip Them out!@!
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:33 PM   #15
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Certainly easy enough to yank em out for a day or ten to see how you feel about it
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:37 PM   #16
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i think i like it......BRING ON THE HEAT!!!!!
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:20 PM   #17
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Ripped mine out. Line-xed the bottom. Took off the doors in May and haven't put them back on yet even though I'm in Canada. Wear leather jacket.
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Old 09-18-2010, 05:58 AM   #18
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I removed my rugs from the floor of the front and back seats, not the trunk area yet. I did it for the same reasons the OP gave. I figured they'd go back in about now when my doors went back on but I've decided they're never going back in. Real easy to maintain. Vacuum out the floor, wipe it down occasionally. I have the rubber Mopar slush mats and the cargo liner. I find that moisture collects under the cargo liner and keeps the rug in the back moist all the time so it won't be long before that goes as well. I've also considered coating the floor but I'm concerned if it will be harder to clean.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:47 AM   #19
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I took out my carpets everywhere. I left in the rear cargo door thingy. I have the mopar slush mats in the front and rear seats. Going to be getting something similar for the cargo area. The mats definitely help with the heat a lot. I highly recommend them.

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