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Old 08-12-2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Carpet removal?

I'm a new Jeep owner, and I wanted any inputs on keeping the carpet out of my jeep. I don't plan on getting it lined with anything, I just wanted to know if it's bad for the inside if it happens to rain and I just have a bikini top on. Thanks!

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Old 08-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Don't pull the carpet out unless you get it lined.

You should actually get it lined no matter what. It prevents rust.

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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is there other liners besides the rhino line to get done on it? i heard it's pretty hard to keep it clean with the rough surface.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:15 PM   #4
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Line-x spray on liner is as good as it gets.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #5
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Monstaliner! I just did mine last week so I can't post up on how tough it is yet but I like the texture and it was easy to roll on. The prep took much longer than the application did.


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Old 08-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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Monstaliner! I just did mine last week so I can't post up on how tough it is yet but I like the texture and it was easy to roll on. The prep took much longer than the application did.
Got mine in the prep stages for monstaliner. Lol
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #7
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Running without carpeting will do two things that I don't personally like... it makes the interior MUCH hotter from the fact the catalytic converter is just under the passenger-side flooring, and that the interior will be a LOT louder on the streets and highways. The only reason I would remove the carpeting is if I did a lot of mud and it was trashing the carpeting. My wheeling is limited to dirty/dusty areas so my carpeting never needs more than a high-pressure soapy sprayer at the local coin-op carwash. That happens every 3-5 years with my TJ.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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I had my carpet out for 2 months and hated it because of the heat and so did my passenger in a few weeks im bedlining it
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Bedlining the floor won't help insulate from the cat's heat that much, if noticeable at all, it's just not thick enough or heavy enough to provide effective heat insulation from the extremely hot catalytic converter. Interior noise level will be the same with a bedliner on the floor as it is without carpeting.
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Bedlining the floor won't help insulate from the cat's heat that much, if noticeable at all, it's just not thick enough or heavy enough to provide effective heat insulation from the extremely hot catalytic converter. Interior noise level will be the same with a bedliner on the floor as it is without carpeting.
Lizard skin is supposed to work well for that. I havent seen or tried it, but read some decent reviews.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #11
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thanks for all the replies! I'm going to look into getting that Monstaliner. I'll put the carpet back in when it starts getting colder out since i'll always have the top completely on.
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I ran without carpet and no liner for a while...won't hurt anything. It's painted under there. In fact, I'd guess it's actually better without carpet than with carpet if you leave it in the rain a lot...with carpet moisture gets trapped in between the carpet and floor, whereas without that moisture evaporates. I Herculined mine once I could afford it.

Jerry does touch on two things though...it's a tad louder and and it certainly gets hotter without the carpet in. My a/c solves that problem in town...but on the highway, you can definitely feel the heat radiating up from the floor and trans tunnel.
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Mine is bedlined (Herculiner if I remember correctly) and then put the carpet back in on top of that.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:43 AM   #14
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I'm thinking about Rhino on the interior with Floor Liners. I'm hoping that the Floor Liners make clean-up a little easier. Not sure if the Floor Liners will help reduce the heat from the catalytic converter. Has anybody tried this out?
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #15
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Have anyone used a product called "MightyMatt"?

MightyMatt

It's supposed to be able to protect up to 1000°F.
Plus, according to the web, it has ...

" ... Good drapeability-conforms to irregular surfaces ... ".

Therefore, I would think that it would be great for lining the irregular shape of the Jeep flooring.

I don't know how thick the material is (really can't tell from their picture), but it doesn't appear to be TOO thick.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:28 AM   #16
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Are these OEM seat brackets?
They appear to be taller than OEM.

(I am new to the Jeep World. Sorry if I'm wrong.)
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Are these OEM seat brackets?
They appear to be taller than OEM.

(I am new to the Jeep World. Sorry if I'm wrong.)
I do have 2" seat lifts installed, but what I think you are seeing are the seats are tumbled forward.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #18
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Jerry, do you think a light weight heat shield between cat and floor pan could help with the heat on the interior? My dad owns an exhaust shop so i have the materials to do this just dont wanna waste my time if that be the case

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