Has anyone had experience with both and prefer one over the other? If so, what are the pros and cons of each? Any and all opinions are welcome. Thanks! Here is a link to something i was looking into. ACC Molded Carpet Kits - Cut Pile CJ7
I got a vinyl floor at one point.. I hated it. I couldn't get it to line up, it was hard as a rock in the winter time. I was always trying to kick the corners in.. grr I'm getting annoyed thinking about it right now.
That said, I ripped it out, threw it in the dumpster, and herculined my interior. One of the best things I've done to the interior to date. I wouldn't even consider doing anything else.
Just my .02 -- I'm sure others have had better experiences with the vinyl. But the majority of CJers I've noticed go with the herc/raptor/monster/etc interior.
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I would think the Vinyl would be like the Vinyl bed liners they put in trucks, my Dodge Dakota, it trapped the water underneath. 6 months after I bought I just happen to pull it out and it looked like my bed was 6 or 7 yrs old from all the rust. It took me the entire weekend to wire brush it out. Then after I cleaned it through out the week, the next weekend one quick wipe down and sprayed Raptor for the first time and it is all I've used since.
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I was debating this myself a while back, but then got to thinking, why not do both? I want to have some insulation and sound deadening as well as floor protection, and I don't want to have cancer form again once I get rid of the cancer I have now. So I was thinking of going with a good thick coat of bedliner after getting the floor repaired, then throw some automotive insulation around the front of the cab, and lay down a vinyl floor covering for the entire tub. It was mentioned that it is tough to make them fit, but I would think with a bit of ingenuity and a sharp blade, you should be able to make a near perfect fit with it, so long as it is a molded covering. If you buy just a big chunk of vinyl sheet, then you will always have problems with fit around the tranny hump and under the pedals and stuff like that.
I don't know, it's worth a try I guess. I just want to make sure my Jeep is quiet(er) and warm in the winter, since I live in the northern part of the country. If it doesn't work, at least I tried. And if I get a good thick coat of liner in there first, I shouldn't have a problem with cancer due to moisture build up. Mildew maybe, but not rust.
I've got vinyl and the reason why is becuase if you ever want to get that Herculiner or Line-X out, it will be a PITA. Vinyl you can just chunk, I bought a preformed kit from Quadratec and even though it says it was preformed I still had to trim it to make it fit, but I love it.