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Old 11-07-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Advice on ripping out carpet

I want to rip out the carpet of the jeep. I am just curious if there's any cons of doing so.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #2
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You may find unexpected rust lol

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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Yeah figured that. Will rust form easier without the carpet in?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:08 PM   #4
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Rust is rust, you just need to sand it good and then put some kind of Bedliner over it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:10 PM   #5
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It'll be a little louder, and the floor gets a little warm.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #6
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I haven't had carpet in my TJ for I don't know how long. I think it looks cooler without, no molding when it gets rained on and thus far no rust problems.

I am planning to bedline the interior at some point.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:23 PM   #7
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Pull the carpet out. Pull the plugs out. Buy some cheap rubber mats to put in over plugs. Rubber mats will keep holes covered and help with the little heat coming up during the summer.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #8
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I have been planning on ripping the carpet out of mine as well ..I want to rhino line it and the top black but I have had some tell me my jeep will be to loud and that the rhino line will mess the top up ..is that true?
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:29 PM   #9
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I have been planning on ripping the carpet out of mine as well ..I want to rhino line it and the top black but I have had some tell me my jeep will be to loud and that the rhino line will mess the top up ..is that true?
I have the carpet and plugs out, and it's a little louder, but I don't notice it. No clue about the bed liner on the top.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:32 PM   #10
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Yea dudes im taking the carpet out tomarrow haha what other type of car can you take the carpet out of!? haha I LOVE JEEPS!!!
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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I have the carpet and plugs out, and it's a little louder, but I don't notice it. No clue about the bed liner on the top.
K thanks ill give it a shot what can it hurt it already sounds like a wind tunnel when you drive it anyways lol ..and for the top I might just have to try a test patch haha
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #12
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K thanks ill give it a shot what can it hurt it already sounds like a wind tunnel when you drive it anyways lol ..and for the top I might just have to try a test patch haha
No problem. And I'm sure someone's bed lined there hard top, as many jeeps that are bed lined on the inside of the tub, someone's had to have bed lined the hard top.
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:47 PM   #13
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No problem. And I'm sure someone's bed lined there hard top, as many jeeps that are bed lined on the inside of the tub, someone's had to have bed lined the hard top.
Very true thanks for the help ..off to bed lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #14
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I just took mine out last week. Ended up bedlining the floors and I like it alot. It's slightly louder but not too bad...I also pulled out the backseat and bedlined just the cargo area and am digging that too...

Far as the top goes, you may want to use a rubberized undercoating on it instead of bedliner. It will be a little less textured and not as rough feeling which will be nice if you take the top on and off frequently...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:54 AM   #15
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As far as rhino lining goes.. I like it alot i checked out a 91 wrangler before i got my 01 and the floors were rhino lined. I have looked all over the web but there is nothing really about it. If someone could tell me where you get it hows its installed and how much it is that would be awesome.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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Look into Monstaliner.

I monstalined my interior and I love it, tons of colors available, easy to roll in.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:35 PM   #17
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the floor gets a little warm.
More than a little warm on mine! I measured 147F to the right of the gas pedal yesterday. 125+ on the tunnel all the way back to the shifter.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:37 PM   #18
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Yeah figured that. Will rust form easier without the carpet in?
Nope, it's the exact opposite. Carpet promotes rust.
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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More than a little warm on mine! I measured 147F to the right of the gas pedal yesterday. 125+ on the tunnel all the way back to the shifter.
Well i dont think that will be a problem for me here in long island with snow on the ground.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #20
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Ditch the carpeting!

I dumped mine a over the summer, and my daughter had me pull hers out last week. It just held water, promoted mold, and caused surface rust to form in the wells. I bought a can of the Monsta Liner a while back but haven't been able to string several days off together to do the job. Now that the weather hear has turned to $h!t looks like it's gonna be put off till the spring. Don't think spraying that stuff in a gas furnace heated garage is a smart idea! LOL
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #21
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You don't need to bedline the tub if you pull the carpet.......

If there's any rust or bare steel, clean it up and paint it. Other than that, don't worry about it. Carpet sucks.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #22
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I would avoid the Rhinoliner. I have had major issues with the company and they refuse to warranty anything but trucks. PM me if you want my previous posts on this on another board, it's too much to post here and I'm mot sure if crossposting a link is allowed.

I went with Gatorhyde on my second TJ, I've been really pleased with it over the past 4 years. It has smoothed a bit on the driver floor, but not much, and it took a lot of abuse too.
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I wanna do Monstaliner but that makes it harder to hide wires lol
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I wanna do Monstaliner but that makes it harder to hide wires lol
Just run them along the underside of the lip of the tub.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #25
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My personal experience with removing my TJ's carpeting several times has always been this... 1) The interior gets way too hot after removing the carpeting, since the carpeting also acts as a thermal barrier to the catalytic converter that is under the front passenger area. And 2), the interior noise level gets so loud that it's very uncomfortable driving it around for very long. For a strictly offroad Jeep, maybe... but for a street Jeep, I wouldn't do it.

You can replace the carpeting with rubber, etc. but whatever you use will be expensive if it's heavy enough and provides enough coverage to counteract the above mentioned problems.
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Worked in a truck for 10 years with no carpeting in it. Have lost about 15% hearing due to that at this point. Like Jerry said, if it is strictly for off road no problem, around town as well as off road, I wouldn't think about it.
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I've had no carpet for years on my DD TJ or LJ. I hardly notice it, but I have the top down most of the time. The only time it bothers me is on long trips.
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Just to bring this back up.....

I have actually compared the dB readings with and without factory carpet in my Jeep. The meter couldn't tell a difference, nor could my ears. At 65mph, it's loud either way. I have no heat issues without carpet, either. My footwells only get lukewarm and are still comfortable for bare feet.
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You need a better dB meter.
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The only difference I can tell (dB meter aside) is that the sound quality from the speakers is a little better. But overall, the noise level seems unchanged. You've got to remember that my cab isn't as isolated as yours.....poly body mounts, a low profile trans mount, cage tie-ins with poly bushings, stiff BD motor mounts, and a transmission that's as tucked up as it can be without touching the tub. Rig drives awesome in every way, it's just loud.

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