My TJ is my daily driver and oftentimes highway driver. Like many of you it beats me up on long hauls from a noise standpoint. I wanted to fix this but didnt want to commit to adhesive sound deadener like dynamat because down the road I intend to bedline the whole tub. I also like being able to remove the carpet, hose it off and reinstall it.
The 16 year old carpet in my 97 TJ had seen better days. The BedRug carpet kit was well reviewed and fit the budget.
Bedrug BRTJ97F Front Cargo Liner Kit for Jeep Wrangler TJ : Amazon.com : Automotive
While browsing around on google/amazon I came across Stinger's new Roadkill carpet pad.
Amazon.com: Stinger RKCP12 RoadKill Carpet Pad: Electronics
For $50 I figured I would give it a shot. This product is very easy to work with. A cinch to cut and form to meet the contours and lines of the TJ and came with enough for me to insulate underneath my powered subwoofer and some of the rear footwell also. If I get the interior wet I can always take it out, let it dry but the initial impression is this product is tough, thick and very well made.
While I had the interior ripped out I vacuumed and cleaned the floorpans from all the grit and grime. I sanded all of the surface rust and gave it a good coat of Krylon Rust Tough primer. When the time comes to remove the interior again and do the bedliner it will be a cinch.
Once I had the Stinger Roadkill layed out I installed the BedRug. Then the center console and finally the seats.
First off the BedRug carpet look amazing. Much nicer than the OEM I had originally.Feels great, smells great like a new car.
The BASS. Wow. The bass is much much deeper. Sounds much richer, fuller, no beer can sound.
Road noise reduction- A good improvement. Jeep is still a jeep but it's just more tolerable.
I am sure if I wanted to install rear cargo area carpet and put some of the roadkill under that it would make a big difference as well.