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Ok, don't laugh at my idea. I've been debating which bed liner would be best for me and I can't think of the right one. How's this idea...duraliner and cut out the bottom, and a fitted rubber mat to replace the bottom that was cut out? I have some holes that I can screw the duraliner to the bed to secure it. So the duraliner provide protection to the wheel well and sides, and the rubber mat protect the bottom.

Here's my analysis of the different liners available:

- Duraliner = best protection but create scratches underneath that can/will lead to rust. I will not be deligent enough to remove periodically to clean underneath and slight PITA to remove.
- Spray-on liner = too expensive and not as good protection like duraliner
- Bed rug = like it the most but too expensive
- Rubber mat = pretty inexpensive but no side wall/wheel well protection and easy to remove to clean underneath.

My usage for my truck is light but I want to be prepared for heavy usage. My truck body is decent so I'm having a hard time justifying spending say 400+ on spray on type or close to 400 for the bedrug. Remember, I'm in Hawaii, things are not cheap. I'm estimating I'd spend between 150 - 175 for my hybrid setup. Used duraliner and new rubber mat.

What do you think?


Thanks for reading.

'89 2wd std cab 22R
 

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sounds like a good plan. :thumbup: take pics when your done.
 

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It sounds like a good idea in theory, but I don't think the sides of the duraliner are going to attach and attached to sides of your truck bed. I have a factory bedliner and its pretty much stays in place through compression fiit. I don't have it screwed down or anything and even at highway speeds it doesn't move.

I'm with you though, if you could some how use the rubber bed protector with the plastic sides, it would work really well. I'm pretty sure someone sells a product like that (Something reminds me of a commerical they always show on PowerBlock TV with flat of apples...)
~Ben
 

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why not get some cheap spray/roll on liner and put a thin coat underneath the dura liner. it should stand up to the abrasion if anything gets between the liner and the box. this way you won't have to cut up a dura liner, or put holes in your bed
the hard plastic liner i have is easy to take you, it has 4 clip you remove, then you just lift the liner out.
a gallon pail is $70 for the roll on stuff. thats in northern canada, so it should be close to what you would be paying in hawaii
 

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I think you are on the right track if that is what you want. I have had a rubber mat (did not like - no protection on sides like you mentioned) and I currently have a Toyota liner in a 99 Taco with 110k on it and I have no rust problems. Yeah the paint is rubbing off but it is protected from rain and moisture by the liner itself. I know that there is a product made that is placed in the bed prior to installing a liner that is supposed to help with the paint situation. I just cannot rememeber where I have seen it or what it is called. That is my .02.
 

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i would use the cheap spray in liner underneath the bedliner. You can pick it up from Wal Mart in aerosol cans.
 

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well im going to tell you to get Rhino Linings in your truck, the reason is, im a Rhino tech, and ive got it in my '93 hilux!!!
 

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Hey thanks for the feedback. I like the spray on liner underneath first, then dura liner idea. Less work the better. I'll keep everyone posted on this, thanks again.
 
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