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Bedrug or Bedmat?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Mahmer09, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. Jul 10, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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    Mahmer09

    Mahmer09 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a bed cover and now want to complete my set up with a bedliner of sorts. I am debating between the OEM Toyota rubber bed mat or a bedrug mat.

    link for rug mat: https://www.carid.com/2017-toyota-tacoma-truck-bed-accessories/bedrug-bed-mats-3058115.html

    bed mat from Toyota: https://www.toyota.com/tacoma/accessories/exterior

    The rug mat costs $60 more at least. I am leaning towards that but will throw my mountain bike back there weekly along with an occasional dump run. I like the look the rug gives but wonder if the mat is more practical. Thanks for your thoughts
     
  2. Jul 10, 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    kgilly

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    get your self a heavy duty 3/8" thick rubber mat from an exercise supply store that are roughly 6'x4' and cut it to fit, they run about 50 bucs, I have 2 of them under my weight bench and will cut one to fit my truck...just doesn't have the Toyota label, but who cares, its under a cover..
     
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  3. Jul 10, 2017 at 9:14 AM
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    RichVT

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    One consideration is that things will slide more easily on the bed rug while the bed mat will provide more grip - if that matters to you.

    I have the bed rug and it's held up well so far (for a little over a year).
     
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  4. Jul 10, 2017 at 9:25 AM
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    DesertTaco4x4

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    I have the OEM Bed Mat. The Mat does grip things really well. Overall it has been a great purchase.
     
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  5. Jul 22, 2017 at 11:42 AM
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    Bugmanbrian

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    Bedrug holds up better
     
  6. Jul 22, 2017 at 12:58 PM
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    Shwaa

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    Really? Than the OEM bed mat? I highly doubt that
     
  7. Jul 22, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    shakerhood

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  8. Jul 22, 2017 at 2:46 PM
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    Someone here was selling the OEM mat on EBay for $80!
     
  9. Jul 22, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    discostu

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    I was on the fence too, but went with the OEM mat. Very happy so far. It is grippier than the bed rug, and the install is simply rolling it out in the bed. To remove, roll it back up.
     
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  10. Jul 22, 2017 at 5:50 PM
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    WBF610

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    mats, flaps, and stickers. Extang solid fold 2.0. Mobtown sliders and full skids. AVS vents
    Bed mat. Easy to Install, remove, and clean.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    SWB Tacoma

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    Bed rug harder to clean. Bed mat easier to clean.
     
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  12. Jul 22, 2017 at 6:49 PM
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    AmericanDrug

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    Toyota mat, well worth the investment for me.
     
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  13. Jul 25, 2017 at 5:26 PM
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    RCrumb

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    I have the bed rug and love it. Things slide in and out easy. I can pull the rug if needed acct Velcro. I power wash the rug if it gets dirty, vacuum as well. It looks great, helps reduce noise, I couldn't be happier. The mats IMO look like crap.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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    TacoFister

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    Bed mat for sure! Throw anything on it and it will grip stuff real well. Not much can slide on it.

    20170709_120904.jpg
     
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  15. Jul 25, 2017 at 6:25 PM
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    try throwing that stuff on a bedrug!
     
  16. Jul 27, 2017 at 9:38 PM
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    Keep in mind the issue of u/v damage if you are considering a product not specifically designed for exposure to sunlight. I have the Toyota bed mat and consider it to be well worth what I paid.
     
  17. Jul 27, 2017 at 9:51 PM
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    I got the bedrug. I don't haul crap, I haul camping gear, dogs, and I like the feel when crawling around back there. If I was hauling tools or similar I'd have gone for the mat. Different solutions for different needs. For a nice bike I'd rather have the rug. For dump runs the mat seems better. I got my bedrug for $145 from some online shop.
     
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  18. Jul 28, 2017 at 8:04 AM
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    just put the OEM bed mat in last night, 100 bucks shipped off of ebay. It's far more tacky than I could have imagined. more than anything it'll help my peace of mind that when I just throw stuff in the bed without thinking it won't go sliding around or flying out.
     
  19. Jul 28, 2017 at 8:07 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Absolutely, if you use your truck as a truck.

    And the rubber grips things so firmly that I have to remove the mat, sometimes, when I carry large heavy objects (like 150# boxes) that I need to slide in and out of the bed instead of wrecking my back.
     
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  20. Jul 28, 2017 at 8:09 AM
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    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    As your avatar says..............
     

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