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Old 04-26-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Ripping out my carpet... what should go down?

I think it is time for me to rip out my old ugly carpet. What is an other alternative to carpeting that i should put into its place? or should i stick with new carpet?

How much would it cost for something like carpet or what ever else i should try out?
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Bed line it. I can think of 5 different threads on bed lining the interior. Check it out!

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did that to mine. very pleased with how it turned out. would recommend to any one
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how's the lady feel about this? had to sorry... Definitely go with bed liner, I will be doing that this summer and I've seen Jeeps with it. That $hit rocks.
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hi, anyone has an oem carpet kit for a `99 tj? where should i look for it?
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I just replaced my carpet with new carpet. Most people here will tell you to bedline it, but if you're looking for a carpet replacement I'm happy with my Bedrug kit.

Quadratec has it or you can get it on Amazon as Bedrug BRTJ97F. If you're interested in pics let me know, I can post some before and after pics. It fit well, very simple to do and cleaned up the feel and look quite a bit.


And Higany: If you're looking for an actual factory stock carpet in better condition or to replace yours, you could try DaveysJeeps.com - they have quite a bit of takeoff parts.
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hi, anyone has an oem carpet kit for a `99 tj? where should i look for it?
Post an ad on the wanted section or your local FB sites. I just got a practically brand new set of OEM carpet for an 05. Also gathered pieces to make a set prior to getting the whole set. And I paid nothing for any of it.
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hi, anyone has an oem carpet kit for a `99 tj? where should i look for it?
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Definitely bedline it. I used Herculiner, im not a huge fan of hurculiner just because it has faded over time from the sun. I dont have much experience with other bedliners but i hear good things about Raptor liner
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I just did the raptor on mine. Still drying as I write this. Looks awesome.

My pics are in this thread, along with a few other guys that did it.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/gs-g...er-102613.html
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Definitely Bedline it, I tore all my old carpet out and bought the upol raptor liner in it and it looks awesome, very pleased on the looks of it!
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Another vote for bedline! I bought the monstaliner kit, still sitting in my room til i find time to do it. Probably a week or so ill start
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Just take your time on the prep work, it will turn out much better that way. I ended up stripping everything but the driver seat and sanding when I had a few spare minutes. Finally I had a long weekend to get the spraying done, but it looks great now. Gonna look better when i put it all back together again.

Word of advice though for anybody that does spray on. Tape off the area you THINK you are going to be safe with, then double it. Had a lot of overspray issues.
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Ya i was worried about overspray which is a reason monstaliner appealed to me. Its a roll on kit that has everything you need included and for a great price too. Got mine for about 150 shipped using some promo codes off of jf. Ive heard nothing but good stuff about them too
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for roll ons, that monsta seems to be the most popular kit. A buddy used some random kit he couldn't remember the name of from autozone. Maybe it was herculiner. But the finish did not look good.
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I just replaced my carpet with new carpet. Most people here will tell you to bedline it, but if you're looking for a carpet replacement I'm happy with my Bedrug kit.

Quadratec has it or you can get it on Amazon as Bedrug BRTJ97F. If you're interested in pics let me know, I can post some before and after pics. It fit well, very simple to do and cleaned up the feel and look quite a bit.


And Higany: If you're looking for an actual factory stock carpet in better condition or to replace yours, you could try DaveysJeeps.com - they have quite a bit of takeoff parts.
yeah, I was expecting ppl to tell me to bedline it but I still prefer carpet. It seems a lot less messy to install and gives me a cleaner feeling. I dont plan to off road a lot just occasionally.
So could you post some pics or send them to higany8@gmail.com? Thanks!
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Definitely Bedline it, I tore all my old carpet out and bought the upol raptor liner in it and it looks awesome, very pleased on the looks of it!
I see a lot of guys ripping it off and bedline it instead. did all of you guys throw them away? does anyone has it in the garage? I prefer oem or bedrug. I might bedline the rear though.
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I do still have mine. But probably going to keep it. Might throw it back in on road trips for some sound dampening. The bedliner supposedly has some sound dampening properties to it, so throwing the carpet back on top should help out that much more.

I might get rid of the front carpet sections though as it is hard to get it back in place without removing the console. Kind of annoying that way.
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BedRug BRT97F replacement carpet

Okay - so here will be my review of the BedRug BRT97F interior carpet. As of right now I only have the front set which covers up to the rear seats - I will be getting the back half of the carpet once I'm done paying for my lift, wheels, tires, brakes, gears, etc. You can get it at Quadratec or Amazon.

BedRug BRTJ97F - BedRug Premium Front Floor Covering for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
Bedrug BRTJ97F Front Cargo Liner Kit for Jeep Wrangler TJ : Amazon.com : Automotive

As far as I can tell, it only comes in the dark grey/charcoalish color.
I decided to take out all the seats and all carpet and clean everything up real well since mine was so trashed and I just got the vehicle. I tend to do this to most vehicles just after I purchase them because I like my cars (and my Jeep) to pretty clean - basically I like to make my own mess.


Rear tub once I took out the seats and carpet:



Front driver and passenger area without carpet before cleaning - it was actually much worse than it looks:



Rear area after beginning cleaning:



Old carpet laid out in my driveway - pictures don't do it the justice it deserves.
It is thoroughly trashed and stained.



And the new front carpet kit laid out in my driveway:



New carpet laid out:



Front area:



Footwell for rear passengers just behind front seats:



Overall I'm very pleased with it and will be getting the rear set once I finish with some other major expenses. I know just about everyone here will say don't bother and to just use a liner on it but I wanted carpet. This kit fits almost the exact same as what was in there and it is hard to tell that it is not original. Looks good and fits good. The only way this carpet does not fit the exact same as the original carpet is at the very front of the footwell - the original carpet on the driver and passenger side has two small holes that go over pegs a little ways up towards the firewall. This replacement carpet ends just where those pegs begin and do not actually attach to them.
Only assembly that was needed was to stick on the two heat pads on the bottom of the carpet, very simple and only takes about 30 seconds. Instructions are clear and there are markings as to exactly where to apply. Needed to punch two holes into the rear part of the carpet for screws that go through the rear cup holders. Punch them carefully and don't use a knife while holding your hand underneath - I nearly cut off the tip of one of my fingers. Comes with velcro strips that you can use to secure everything down - I chose not to apply them and my carpet is not sliding around or coming up at all. No real reason to NOT use them, but I just felt like laying it all down without bothering and haven't noticed a problem.

Any other questions or if you want a couple pictures with the seats in let me know.
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I've had my carpet out a 4-5 times for offroading over the past 17 years & I end up putting it back right after I get home from the wheeling trip, swearing not to remove it again. Even if I bedlined the entire interior, I'd still want some form of carpeting over the top of the bedlining for its thermal & sound insulation abilities.

Bedlining looks cool & protects the flooring but it provides nothing in the way of noise reduction or thermal insulation from the hot catalytic converter/engine/transmission. And sound-wise, while I don't mind it being loud inside on the trail, tire, road, & exhaust noise can take a toll on the hearing during long highway trips. Even with carpeting, my tires are loud enough that I wear ear plugs on long road trips. Without carpeting, it'd be a pretty tough loud ride. Before I started wearing earplugs on long trips, my TJ was noisy enough inside that I could barely hear for a while once I arrived at my destination. And that is with carpeting installed, the interior noise & heat is way worse without it.
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Even if you are doing carpet, take a look at the floorboards for rust and bare metal. especially the front floorboards. That paint was really thin on mine. It's probably a good idea to at least sand off the rust, then apply some primer over that area and any bare metal to prevent further corrosion.

Throw some matching paint down too just to blend it in a little if you think you will ever sell it. Just my opinion, but if i am buying a used jeep from someone, I am looking under the carpets. Besides even if you don't take it off road and through streams and such, moisture still finds it's way under the carpeting somehow.

a little preventative maintenance here and there saves you a lot of trouble in the long run. And this is really easy and quick to do.
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As viper stated, check for and clean up any rust related issues.
My take on the carpet vs bedline thing is similar to Jerry's, although I've never been in a bedlined Jeep. I thought about bedlining underneath the carpet, and may do so at some point.

As far as the sound goes with the new carpet, it seems quieter. The new carpet is thicker with a thin insulation pad attached to the bottom. Nothing nearly as thick as the padding under most car carpets, but it helps. I also cut up my original carpet to create some "custom fit" floor mats which I'm sure helped with the noise/heat. I was fortunate enough that the biggest and worst stains on my carpet were on the edges around the console so the actually footrest areas were semi-cleanable. I figure I'm going to just get some actual floor mats now since it ended up looking so well, but may put those original pieces underneath the new carpet to try to reduce the noise a little more. I know I know, it's a Jeep. I drive mine daily though, and I'm already losing my hearing as well as the fact that I enjoy a comfortable ride. I'm confident that my Jeep can function in more ways than one.
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yeah i can pretty much guarantee you, you will find some surface rust, or at least bare metal somewhere in the front. Mine was really well taken care of by PO and it still had a little rust in there. And a lot of bare metal, especially directly under drivers feet and on drivers side of the transmission hump. Curiously most of the rust was on the passenger side in those channels leading into the drain plugs. none on the driver side.
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I bought the BedRug front carpet set and stinger overkill roadkill carpet padding off amazon. Will be doing this job once it gets here later this week. I will cut the Stinger padding to go under the seats and into the rear seat footwells. Also contemplating cutting up some of the original carpet to go underneath the new set for even more sound deadening.

My jeep does some long distance road trips and any improvements in that department will be huge.

Later this summer I will roll on monstaliner the whole tub including the front area...
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My intention was to eventually get carpet after monstalining my Jeep a few mos ago but I don't think that will ever happen because hosing the interior to clean it would be much easier than vacuuming and scrubbing carpet. My drain plugs are always open and I have cheap rubber floor mats so any occasional rainstorm with the doors or windows off is of no concern and the dash is mostly protected by the safari top.
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Thanks guys for all the help. I will check for rust. But I will go with the Bedrug in the front and a custom made carpet in the rear. I will come back with pics when I`m done.
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I've been trying to decide on this issue too.
I'm window and doorless, with soft top, so I get a lot of rain in there.
I've got several cans of spray bedliner. I'm thinking I'll pull up carpet, clean the tub thoroughly, hand sanding any rust, prime what needs priming and bedline the foot wells, front and rear, then reinstall carpet, primarily for heat blockage. I figure this'll at least provide a barrier to keep the rain off the steel tub, until I can slosh the water down the drain holes.
Or leave the rear carpet out entirely, since there aren't drain holes back there?
Or toss the whole carpet and get rubber mats?
Thoughts?
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I've been trying to decide on this issue too.
I'm window and doorless, with soft top, so I get a lot of rain in there.
I've got several cans of spray bedliner. I'm thinking I'll pull up carpet, clean the tub thoroughly, hand sanding any rust, prime what needs priming and bedline the foot wells, front and rear, then reinstall carpet, primarily for heat blockage. I figure this'll at least provide a barrier to keep the rain off the steel tub, until I can slosh the water down the drain holes.
Or leave the rear carpet out entirely, since there aren't drain holes back there?
Or toss the whole carpet and get rubber mats?
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Mine is raptor lined. I just keep rubber mats up front, and planning to get a big rubber mat for the rear area. Primarily so the dogs have some kind of cushion to lay on. The rear seat will probably go back in when the baby gets here but for now I just keep it out.

You don't really need drain plugs in the back. Just keep a squeegee handy. Open the tailgate and sweep water out the back, then a beach towel will soak up what little water is left.

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