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WeatherTech alternative

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by birry, May 2, 2013.

  1. May 2, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    Jimmyh

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    No, They are not rebranded Weathertechs. Husky Liners are a seperate company.

    I have Husky liners ( classic ). They are Cheaper and cover more floor area than the Weathertech Liners.
     
  2. May 2, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    I may have been thinking of the cabelas then. I know some people have re branded weathertechs. Thought they were husky.
     
  3. May 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    that's what I went with...after buying a set of weathertechs and then seling them here.

    I like the OEM rubber mats, they suit my needs.
     
  4. May 2, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    If it snows where you live or if you ever get your shoes muddy, then don't waste your money on these mats. I bought all-weather Toyota mats for my wife's RAV4 and hated them. For one, they really smelled-up the car (odd rubber smell). What's worse, when the weather gets bad, the mats don't protect the carpeting along the edges. As a result, the carpeting in my wife's RAV is pretty much ruined because it's caked with road salt and dirt. :(

    I'm diggin' the MAXFLOORMAT's from Kramer Accessories... for $90 for the front mats, they're cheaper than Weather Techs and look decent.
     
  5. May 2, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    I have those. I am happy with them.
     
  6. May 2, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    I had them too. They sucked. No more (arguably even less) durable than cheapies from Walmart. Wore a hole straight through them where my right heel sat in less than a year. Thankfully I got them for free; I would have been really upset if I'd actually paid the horrendous amount of money Toyota wants for them.
     
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  7. May 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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    I think you were thinking Cabelas. Husky liners don't look like Weathertech mats at all. Seeing them side by side, the Weathertechs admittingly look better but my Huskys have held up very well for a very long time and were quite a bit cheaper up front.
     
  8. May 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    I think I paid 60bux for the set of 4. horrendous? :notsure:
     
  9. May 2, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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  10. May 2, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    If you ever have dirty feet don't do it.

    Ever since the whole sticky gas pedal debacle they have hacked the shit out of them. I had some on my old 06 and they were great but when I got my 12 they were about 6-8 inches shorter. So any dirt on your feet get on the carpet behind the pedals.

    I ended up getting the weathertechs and they are just about the perfect floor mat for dirty feet/snowy feet. Except the fact they have the hold down slots in the middle of them. I did get a little snow melt to puddle up and go down the holes. But they feel like they will last forever.
     
  11. May 2, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    One of you lives in Florida. The other lives in Wisconsin. I'm guessing that's the difference. We get about 3-4 good snow storms per year here in OK, and by "good" I mean 6" or so. Sometimes we'll get 8" if its crazy.

    Also, this truck will be my daily driver and I'll use it for camping, light offroading, and general hauling of limbs, lumber, rocks, sand, musical equipment, and pulling small trailers. I rarely have super muddy feet or have to contend with weeks of snow/ice/salt.
     
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  12. May 2, 2013 at 7:36 PM
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    I had weathertechs in my 2010...and in my 2012 for a few months before switching to the OEM mats.

    The weathertechs are a quality product, no doubt. but...I didn't like the plastic feel under foot compared to the rubber.

    and I don't like how the weathertecs only cover 1/2 of the left foot rest.
     
  13. May 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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    As said before but not by me Weather Tech is made in the US and that should mean something. I used them in my Tundra and now have a set in my Taco. I try to buy products made here by American workers. My Taco assembled in California is a example by the UAW local 2244. Before GM shut the Fremont plant down in 2010.
     
  14. May 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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    North Carolina actually... again, I didn't have a problem with snow, slush, mud etc. It was the fact that I saw gray carpet through the middle of the mat less than a year in. My footwear is not ridiculous either; just regular sneakers or run-of-the-mill police issued boots.
     
  15. May 2, 2013 at 9:31 PM
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    I've seen the Maxfloormat ones on Ebay for $65, very similar to Weathertech in design, they seem. I've had Husky liners for years but the one thing I don't like is they don't sit flush with the door sill and I've had folks trip over them getting in and out.

    You are driving a Japanese vehicle. Granted, most likely made here but still. Just kind of sounds odd to me.
     
  16. May 2, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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    Nothing compares to the Weathertechs. They have a lip just in case something spills in the truck. With regular rubber mats its going to flow out onto the carpet...Didn't drive my truck home until my Weathertechs came
     
  17. May 3, 2013 at 1:06 AM
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    That is what I like about the Husky Liners, they don't have any holes in them.
     
  18. May 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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    Huskys are also made in USA. Just for the info.

    I couldn't care less about a union however.
     
  19. May 3, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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    My bad - I was trying to quote Hot Taco's post. I wonder why your mats wore through so quickly. I wonder if you just got a bad one or something. I had one of those cheap little rubber rectangular ones in my old '86 and drove it for 8 years and didn't wear through that thing. I was just a little rubber floor mat - didn't even have one on the passenger side.

    My truck has some blemishes inside and out, so spilling things and getting the carpet dirty aren't going to be the end of the world. I'd like to keep it as nice as I can, but I also don't want to baby this thing. I bought this truck used with blemishes for a reason - so I wouldn't have to be so anal about taking care of it.

    That said - what's the best in between product (price, size, durability...) from the all weather Tacoma mats to the Weather Techs? Are the all weather mats really any better than the cheapy Michelan mats at Walmart?
     
  20. May 3, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    You mean like the same kind of lip that Husky liners have? :rolleyes:
     
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