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Husky Liners "X-act Contour Floor Liners" review (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Rt1Box92A, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Dec 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    Rt1Box92A

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    Husky Liners has recently expanded their "X-act Contour Floor Liners" product line to include the 2nd Gen Tacoma (http://www.huskyliners.com/X-act-Contour). There are two models for the fronts (2005-11 and 2012-14). There are rear mats available for double cabs, but none for access cabs.


    Husky's website describes the X-act Contours as their 'premium series'. This is my review, focused on the X-act Contours versus the WeatherTechs:


    In my Tacoma, I have used the factory TRD carpet mats, the Toyota 'all weather' floor mats, WeatherTech DigitalFit, and now Husky X-act Contours. Past vehicle's floor mats included Nifty (Lund) Catch-all, some unknown brand of heavy rubber mats from Costco, and many others I have forgotten. The two areas used for past mats were San Diego, and Vancouver Washington. San Diego is primarily dry, with mostly gritty dirt. Vancouver, for me, was mostly wet... wet and cold, wet and slushy, wet and muddy, mildly wet and wet, wet and humid. These experiences are what I base my opinions on...


    The X-act Contours have a supple, rubbery feel when handled. They hold their shape well, and rebound quickly to their molded shape when folded. The top surface has numerous semi-deep ridges molded in to catch gunk, while the bottom side has carpet-grabbing nibs. For my dry climate, I believe this system will work very well in holding job-site type dirt and debris. If I was in a muddy or snow slushy area (and knew I would track gunk inside the cab with me), than I think the WeatherTechs have the advantage with their relatively smoother surface. The WeatherTech design works well, where gunk can be quickly scooped out with a cupped hand.


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    The X-act Contours overall fit in the Tacoma is superior to the WeatherTechs, with a slight gap along the transmission tunnel on the driver-side mat. The driver's mat lays flat against the floorboard as it slopes towards the firewall, with no issue with the clutch pedal interference. The passenger-side mat was a tight fit on all sides, and no gaps. The appearance was very much an exact, finished fit.


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    The driver-side mat held about 8oz (one half a water bottle) before install, while laying flat on the garage floor. I didn't do this test while installed. (No photos.) Based on my memory, I think the WeatherTechs had higher sides, and the 'apron' over the door sill extended further than the X-act Contours. I think for 'total floor coverage' and gunk-holding capacity, this one goes to WeatherTech.


    The install itself was unexpected. As the song goes, "I went to put in the bolts and all the holes were gone". The retainer system doesn't use the factory carpet grommets, but instead uses what Husky calls 'carpet screws'. The 'carpet screws' twist into the factory carpet well back of the grommets (along the floor-pan ridge at the front edge of the seat.) The mat is installed over the screw, and a retainer cap then threads onto the top of the 'carpet screw', effectively pinning the mat between the top of the screw, and beneath the cap. This system is superior to WeatherTeachs hooks, which I tended to not use as it was a PITA to pull the mat out, just for a quick shake out.


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    While driving, the 'feel' of the X-act Contours rubberized surface under the heel is more natural than the WeatherTechs 'slippery' plastic feel. Based on past experiences, I expect the drivers heel-area will show wear quickly.


    Pricing for the X-act Contours averaged between $77-$94 (at time of review.) WeatherTechs compared from between $90 to $127. Due to popularity, the durability of plastic and a known resale market, I think the WeatherTechs are (currently) a better dollar value.


    My final answer for which is better, is 'it depends'... for me, my answer is the Husky X-act Contour because it looks and feels good, it works best for my environment, and the way I use my truck as a daily driver and construction work vehicle. If you live a lifestyle where the 'outside' frequently comes 'inside' with you, then I would give the WeatherTech a close look.




    If you have experience with the X-act Contours, please feel free to add your opinions.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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    uood8

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  3. Jan 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM
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    Can you buy just the driver's side mat
     
  4. Apr 2, 2014 at 5:13 PM
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    Great review. I've had Husky liners in a couple of jeeps before and really liked them. A buddy has Weathertechs in his Tundra and I am not impressed with them (neither is he). These X-act Contours look to fit much better than the Weathertechs and cover more area.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2014 at 10:03 AM
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    I have Weathertechs in my Mazda and these Husky liners in my Tacoma. Hands down the Husky liners are a much better product. I can't stand how the Weathertechs are hard plastic and don't quite fit perfectly to the car. They also do not have anything to hold them to the carpet so they constantly move around. The Husky liners on the other hand have the rubber "nipples" on the bottoms of the mats so they stay in place.

    The only issue I ran into was the clutch pedal would just barely hit the mat when I first installed them. Every once in a while the truck would not start as the clutch was not fully engaged. Now that the liners are worn in, the issue went away.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2014 at 10:08 PM
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    I tried out the weathertech digital fit floorliners, but returned them because I didn't like the fit front and back.
    For the front driver it has a gap in the corner of the door sill and towards the pedals.
    The front passenger fits crooked on the door sill.
    The back covers the bottom heater vent.

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    Weathertech: Front driver bad fit towards pedals.

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    Weathertech: Back lower heater vent slit covered.

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    Weathertech: Didn't like the exposed attachment buttons.

    Huskyliners:
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    Huskyliners: Much better fit for front driver door sill.

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    Huskyliners: Heater vent slits not covered up.

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    Huskyliners: Attachment buttons are covered (they reach farther back).
     
  7. Apr 22, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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    Lord Helmet

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    Excellent review :thumbsup:
     
  8. Apr 23, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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    OP, thanks for the review, you just made up my mind for me.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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    Interesting, my xact contours work with the factory carpet retainers. I have a 2014.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2014 at 7:56 AM
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    That's right, they do work with the factory retainers for the front on the 2012-2014.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2014 at 10:38 AM
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    I used to be a Catch All Extreme guy, but gave the Husky mats a try based on this review. The mats are super, and perfect fir for my new standard cab....1st mod!
     
  12. Jul 31, 2014 at 7:18 PM
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    FYI for anyone in BC - I ordered these through Lordco and got both front and back for $179CAD tax included. That's way better than online!
     
  13. Jul 31, 2014 at 7:27 PM
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    Just got a set of these from my wife today, they look great and seem to fit better than the weather techs. Also they are rubber so they feel better than the other ones, definitely not slippery at all.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2014 at 11:40 PM
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    Cheaper then weather tech liners, lifetime guarantee, uses factory retainers at least for the 2014, and rubberized. Going to have to pick me up a set. Great review op.
     
  16. Jan 3, 2015 at 5:41 PM
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  17. Jan 9, 2015 at 8:21 AM
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    You mentioned they have a two different versions for the fronts based on the years, do you know what the differences are? Trying to understand why they are making two different versions but not allowing use of the OEM anchors in both versions.

    I've traditionally ran weathertech and never really had any complaints about them, but these look nice and I am open to trying something new out. One of the things I like about the weathertech is that your heel will never wear through the soft rubber like all of the OEM all-weather mats I've had in my 4 trucks. Any concern with these and the "soft rubber" wearing out?
     
  18. Jan 12, 2015 at 4:36 PM
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    I recently ordered and just installed these in my 15' and they are great! When I went back to the dealer last week the sales guys were oohing and awwwing over them. I'd recommend them to anyone. I paid $107 shipped from auto anything.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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    This is a fantastic post! I am excited to purchase this set for my 07. Thank you for the info
     
  20. Mar 5, 2015 at 3:57 PM
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    Got the Husky X-act liners for my DCSB in the mail last night. They are freaking great. I love the soft, tacky feel to the rubber and the fit is just about perfect. Only two negative things I would say:

    The badge on the front mats is kinda garish. I wish it was a bit more subtle.

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    And there are a couple spots where they don't fit absolutely perfectly on each side of the transmission tunnel. Could simply be a result of having been boxed up for however long. Not even that bad really.

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    I bought my set (front and back) from Amazon. The price fluctuates considerably based on what I saw, and I pulled the trigger when it dropped to $185 all together. Very happy with the purchase.
     
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