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Bed mat

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by magnum922, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Jul 9, 2011 at 6:40 AM
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    magnum922

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    Thinking about getting a bed mat. Is there any other brand that are better than oem? Can you slide boxes on the bed mats or do they stick to the rubber? Can you roll up the bed mat when not needed?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    SoutheastTaco

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    You could always plasti-dip it.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    jpmorrisvb

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    OEM without a doubt. I did not have a mat in my '06 (I always said that I'll get one soon) ..... and regretted it everytime I placed something in the bed.

    Bought the '10 and within a week got the mat.

    As stated above ... go to the dealer .... he said $117 and I said that he buys it for $84. The look on his face was priceless (well, actually it wasn't priceless ... it was $33) ... he turned his screen and sure enough $84 ..... that is what I paid out the door.

    As far as rolling up ..... it could be but as said before it will not be too tight ... it'll unroll itself if not tied back I suppose.

    Give it some thought ... you'll pull the trigger.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jul 9, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    95SLE

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    I picked up one from Summit auto parts for right around $50. Really is a nice upgrade to the bed of the truck. So far no problems and it has been installed for over 2 years.
     
  5. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    buddywh1

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    Like someone else said, better is relative. The OEM mat has one thing that's irreplaceable: the big Toyota logo on it. So it's the best there is if that's important to you.

    I was totally unimpressed with that, I just wanted something to keep things from sliding around in back (like landscape rock and bricks) and protect the composite bed from scratches. I got some 3/8" stall mat from Tractor Supply. Had to trim to fit but works terrific. $4.50 a foot so about 25 bucks out the door for my 5 foot bed..

    No logo's, just performance and cheap. To me, that's better!
     
  6. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    Eurosport

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    fit and finish, quality, thickness, design, all taken into account, OEM won.
    i could care less about any wording on it, what i do know it works and it's durable.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    AstroMike

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    I didn't want to spend the $85 - $100 for a made-to fit mat. Spent $35 for a 4' X 6' recycled rubber welcome mat from Lowe's. It just had to be trimmed around the wheel wells. I wasn't too concerned about looks as it is hidden under the tonneau 95% of the time.

    Might not work for you, though, as I don't think you could slide boxes across it. I got it to prevent things from sliding.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:35 AM
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    Frostbyte

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    i agree, i love mine. i compared mine from summit racing to my buddys toyota oem bed mat, i see no difference really other than his has the fancy design on it. mine is for the 6ft bed, but has outlines on it for where you need to cut for the 5ft bed. if i ever bought another tacoma, without hesitation, i would buy another bed mat from summit.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    478DblSport

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    | EXTERIOR | Access Roll-up Tonneau Cover, Tailgate Hose Clamp Mod, Shortened OEM Antenna, DeeZee Bed Mat ---------------------------- | INTERIOR | Flyzeye V2W (Amber/White/Amber) Audio: Alpine CDA-117, PDX-5 (119Wx4+410W), Polk Audio MM6501 (F) & MM651 (R), JL Audio CP108LG-W3v3 (Sub), w/Monster, Rockford, & Streetwire cabling, Metra Dash Kit.
    I did the same as 95SLE and am very pleased with it. The mat's pretty sticky which keeps things from sliding around but with a little effort I slide suitcases, tents, folding chairs, etc under my tonneau cover and they stay in place while traveling. Here's a link to my product review for the DeeZee mat if you're not familiar with it.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/product-reviews/115555-summit-deezee-bedmat.html
     
  10. Jul 9, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    tacokid09

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    ive been trying to figure out who made my mat.. i think i just found out who it was. it looks identical. so i can vouch for DeeZee, i love it :D
     
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    I have the OEM mat and am glad I got it.
    You can slide boxes but every once in a awhile an edge will catch and move the mat and even bunch up some. Still beats having stuff slide around.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    i bought the deezee from summit and the thing is lumpy as crap. I have had it for over two weeks and it still is not even close to laying flat... is that normal?
     
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    What is the "good guy" discount? Is this a real thing or is this just a way to ask for a discount or what?
     
  14. Oct 1, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    I just bought a OEM mat today from toyota and paid 107.00 I think its well worth it-fits perfectly and is pretty hefty. Best part-no more sliding shit in my bed
     
  15. Oct 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    I bought a direct fit one from Summit Racing (they are about 5 miles away from me) for about $50. I believe it is made by DeeZee. I did not see any line to cut it for a short bed, and I am pretty sure they asked my my bed length before they brought it out. It is pretty heavy duty. I looked at the Toyota one my manager has in his truck and other than the logo stuff on his I see no difference in material, thickness, texture, etc.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    bump
     
  17. Oct 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    No, take it back.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    The mat makes a big difference, especially if you like to just throw it in the back and go. Things do not slide around like they would if you did not have a mat. I can not see this bed without one...:cool:
     
  19. Oct 7, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    I have a deezee mat and its flat, so thats not normal...
     
  20. Oct 7, 2011 at 5:52 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    I have a 4x4 sheet of rubber rolled up in the bed of my truck if I need something to stay put. It's only 1/8" thick, but I found it in my garage, and it does the job very well. I roll it up and out of the way whenever I'm not using it because I like to be able to slide lumber or tools to the back of the bed.
     
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