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Old 12-29-2013, 09:36 PM   #1
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To replace carpet or not..

I just ripped the carpet out of my 2000 wrangler and threw it away. It was disgusting and badly stained. The soft top leaks so when it rains the floorboards get wet. I really would like to replace with OEM carpet but so many people on here seem to prefer the bedliner. I am cleaning my jeep up so I can sell it soon. So what do you all think, replace carpet or go with bedliner? My thought it the bedliner will scare people from buying it..Do jeep lovers not care if it has carpet or not? Thanks!

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Old 12-29-2013, 09:46 PM   #2
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If you're going to tell potential buyers that the soft top leaks anyway, then use the bedliner to your advantage (i.e. the top leaks but since I took the carpet out it doesn't really matter since there's nothing to soak up the water). Some people may wonder why someone would buy a new carpet right before selling the vehicle... is it hiding something?
Or, just focus on the advantages of not having a carpet. A good salesman can make any situation sound good.

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Old 12-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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I have bedliner AND carpet... ... I know, I know...
That's what I'm planning on doing myself.
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Sorry, to actually answer your question: I would not mind not having a carpet at all. I would prefer no carpet in an older jeep. If I had a new Jeep, I would want the carpet for looks unless I was doing serious off-roading.
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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I believe I'll just do the herculiner and sell it that way. Where can I buy herculiner? Any retailers carry it?
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I think most potential buyers would prefer some carpet to bedliner. Check out the Bedrug carpets, they look great and aren't too expensive. It makes the interior look new again.
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I think most potential buyers would prefer some carpet to bedliner. Check out the Bedrug carpets, they look great and aren't too expensive. It makes the interior look new again.
^x2. Most would prefer to have carpet, and those who don't will just discard it. You double your potential buyers with it.

Post in the wanted section. I'm sure someone has some in their attic
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:55 PM   #9
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New carpet may help sell the Jeep. When I took mine out one day after purchasing it there was dirt and stuff under it, the dealer probably purchased a new carpet to help sell it. I still have it but its an 06 and I don't think it will fit a 2000. If you don't know who your going to sell it to you probably want the carpet. If your selling it to a Jeeper you can probably skip it.
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I used cheap spray on bed liner to help preserve the tub and put the carpet back in. I was going to leave the carpet out but there's a heat shield attached to the carpet right over the transmission.
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Color Code your bedliner to your exterior. I've seen some people do it, and it looks great. You can throw in some carpeted floor mats to match your interior, and it will look great for a sale. It also makes clean up a breeze.
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This isn't much help, just what I did. I bought my '97 new. Within a very short time I took all the carpet out, mainly because the hardtop leaked and I got tired of soggy carpet plus having to pull it back to pull the drain plugs. I put it away, thinking if I ever sell (not likely) I can put the almost-brand-new carpeting back in. One of these days soon I might get around to bedlining the floorboards. I did buy the heavy-duty Jeep floor mats and still have them. The were Mopar parts from the dealer and have been worth the extra cost - still almost no wear, just stained and not so pretty.
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This isn't much help, just what I did. I bought my '97 new. Within a very short time I took all the carpet out, mainly because the hardtop leaked and I got tired of soggy carpet plus having to pull it back to pull the drain plugs. I put it away, thinking if I ever sell (not likely) I can put the almost-brand-new carpeting back in. One of these days soon I might get around to bedlining the floorboards. I did buy the heavy-duty Jeep floor mats and still have them. The were Mopar parts from the dealer and have been worth the extra cost - still almost no wear, just stained and not so pretty.
I have a white '97 Sport 4L that I brought new too. I left my carpet in, and I just put paper towels under the carpet to help soak up the water from the carpet. It facilitates drying that way. At the end of the day, I replace the towels, and the next day, it is dry.

I also put clear mats on top of my carpet. I took out the factory carpet mats, except on the drivers side, because it was too slippery with just the plastic clear mats.

I also use carpet cleaner and just wipe the dirt off the carpet with a clean white rag and repeat. A few rinses and I let it dry, by covering it with paper towels again, on top, to facilitate the drying. I have to make sure my carpet is really dry, before I place my feet on it again. After 16 years, my carpet looks new.

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