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Replacing Cab Carpet With Vinyl

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaBuzz, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    TacomaBuzz

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    Anyone replace their entire stock carpet with vinyl or rubber?? I don't care for the camry carpet in our tacoma's.
     
  2. Sep 28, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    use bed liner.
     
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    that would be bad ass.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    Probably not a good idea to use bed liner. Thought about it for my 1st gen and decided against if for these reasons.

    1. The floor isn't shaped the way it looks like it should be under the carpet. It's rather irregular.

    2. There are a reasonable number of wires under the carpet.

    3. Compared to carpet it would be very loud. Not so much if you got it professionally sprayed, but stuff like hurculiner is actually fairly hard when dry. Unless you have a lot of it pooled.

    4. It would be a royal pain to plug all the holes in the floor so none of the liner runs down into the wiring channels, or completely out of the truck.

    5. Even if you did get everything covered, you have just made it much harder to service any of the wiring in the cab. IE: It's now sealed in.

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    6. It's been tried, it looks like crap.

    I did end up replacing my carpet. That was a real pain too. I ended up having to remove the entire interior, except the door panels, to do it.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2010 at 10:24 AM
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    I've always thought carpet in trucks was a bad idea, my old '69 GMC has rubber mats, I love it. Sweep it out and your done. No funky smells after a long hunting season.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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  7. Oct 25, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    I remember my 89 truck had rubber flooring.............it was easy to clean and rarely got stained.............I would like it for my work truck.
     
  8. Sep 12, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Update: The name of matt is Weather Tech. My friend showed these new after market floor liners in his new Crew Cab Tundra. There is no exposed carpet, a lip around the entire outside if these matts to keep carpet totally unexposed & like new. These aftermarket floor mats are heavy duty and look great. He noted they are digitally formed for your particular vehicle. He noted the front matts have an overhanging lip which allows mud/water and snow to simply fall back out the door when opened; unbelievable creative design. He noted the rear liner is one piece that goes all the way across the rear floor so you do not have to be concerned with the carpet in the middle which is never covered with a conventioal floor mat.
    Note: My friend is meticulous and buys the vest of the best. He said they were expensive, very heavy and heavy duty. He ordered from the manufacturer & received in 3 days. You may spend close to $200 after shipping for front mats & single rear mat but these are a lifetime lasting material and that was for a full size Crew Cab Tundra. Maybe smaller vehicles are less $. I trust his opinion in every catergory and he would never steer even a stranger in the wrong direction. It's up to you to find out if they make the mats for your particular vehicle.

    Will definitely purchase this type on my next vehicle but I already have the stains all around my all weather tacoma rubber matts. Stock matts I throw away immediately or give back to dealer. I don't see vinyl holding up over time and ripping out carpet to install rubber would never be worth my time IF mats like these are available.

    I'm quite sure they make them for most trucks since his are for his new Crew Cab 2011 Tundra Base Model and he noted they are digitallly formed for your specific model vehicle. Hope this helps.
    Time is money; save it. Not to motion you can take these out and power wash them in 1 minute instead of scrubbing vinyl/rubber floors and running water to clean up the mess? Water in your vehicle with wires running underneath is never a good thing.

    ("I have always purchased the Tacoma All Weather Mats through dealer. The water in the winter settles into the deep cracks of the mat and keeps your pants dry (at ends) is what I like best about them-same as New Weather Tech Mats. My mats work okay BUT you get dirt and mud all around on the outside of them by design. I get the interior steam cleaned every few years & hit the carpet at the same time. 6.5 year old truck interior looks like new after doing this. Note: I let my floors get pretty dirty. If I can sell my current mats, I will buy these. Good luck!)
     
  9. Sep 12, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    My dad had a ranger fx4 levelII and it had the rubber/vinyl flooring. Wish the tacoma had it.

    I just bought some weathertechs.
     
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