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  1. dumbfounded

    dumbfounded 1/2 ton status

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    Curious about what everyone uses as a floor. Getting Ideas... I still want carpet of some kind and was wondering if people tried home carpet or just order the carpet kit if it's easier. Home carpet comes in a million different styles and is probably not as durable, but some kind of burber style would look different. The sprayed in liner is a trick idea, but I'd still like to stick to carpet............

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  2. Confederate9

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    u can put sprayin liner or herculiner then put the carpet back in.

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  3. tRustyK5

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    I used some indoor/outdoor black carpet from Home depot in the back for a while...at least it doesn't mind moisture. It would be pretty had to shape in the front though. I just bedlined the front floor and left it without carpet. Now when it gets real dirty I just hose it out [​IMG]

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  4. Pookster

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    No carpet=mega noise. You can get one of those insulated foam pads from LMC.... I've used office grade carpet, it acutally works well. 10 year traction warranty! :)
     
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    I've heard that line-x and hurciliner are a pretty good sound deadners (sp?).

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  6. dyeager535

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    All I can say about carpet is that you better make darn sure to coat that floor with something that will not allow water to get to metal. Carpet does nothing but absorb and hold water against the metal.

    I removed the carpet from my truck, and there will be none going back in. Yes its kinda lud inside, but I'm only running AT's...aggressive tires would likely be deafening.

    Might buy the poly (Plastic) floor cover from LMC. Definitely won't "breathe" but I figure I can take it out to dry when necessary. I wouldn't run anything, but the floor paint is likely to wear through soon with no floor covering.

    Not going to run anything in the bed, it rusts way to easy as it is.


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  7. BlazerGuy

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    I dont think that herculiner will provide any sound deadening because it goes on very thin( around 1/16") but Line-x or Rhino will work but they cost a bunch. I pulled the carpet outta my truck with no rust underneath, if it gets really soaked you should pull it out to dry immedietly(sp?) or it will rot and stink. Also with no carpet it's too loud to go on roadtrips and it gets real hot in there. I just installed some carpet from and insulation from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.lmctruck.com>LMC and it made a world of difference. Now I can actually talk to passengers [​IMG]

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  8. Hathaway

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    Just do a double coat of Herculiner and that should quiet it down enough. I'm planning to herculine the whole tub, carpet in the front and leave the bed area plain once I get the rust in my floors fixed. That reminds me, gotta place an order for those patch pannels.....

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  9. doonjumper

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    I have a spray on bed liner and it is pretty quiet. Not as quiet as carpet but close. Easy clean up. Non skid. Protects floors forever.

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    does the cab leak? do you run through water often? if so, then dont put in a carpet.

    if not, for better sound control and comfort, use a carpet.

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    I wanted to add that if you dont go on road trips or drive for long peroids of time on the highway then the noise isn't that annoying, especially if you just drive to the trail but I drive to San Antonio(80 miles) a couple of times per month and it just wears you out driving that long with the noise/vibration

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