05-03-2006, 03:17 AM
Hello All, I just purchased a 2006 DC Pu and would like to put a rubber mat in the 6.5' bed. Who do Ya'll think has the best Bed Mat - Toyota/OEM, DeeZee, Protecta, TrailFX, Lottridge??? Thanks for the input - I can't wipe the grin from my face and I've only got 570 miles on the truck!:)
05-03-2006, 04:47 AM
I picked up toyota oem mat and it's awesome if you don't want anything sliding around the "rubber mat" holds things in place like glue!! Only drawback is if you want to "slide" something in as it can be a little tough. Congrats i have about 2500 miles on mine and Lovin it!
05-03-2006, 05:28 AM
Had mine line-xed and then put a toyota OEM bed mat in. Works great.
05-03-2006, 07:09 AM
I have a rubber mat and it is a nice addition on top of my bedliner. Have you seen a Bedrug? This is an awesome alternative. I do not sell or work for them, I just think it is a great product.
See it here. http://www.bedrug.com/
05-04-2006, 03:48 PM
I have a Bed Rug in on '04 DC. I luv it. Fits like a glove. Keeps stuff from sliding around. Puts up with what ever you put in the bed and cleans up nicely. I have Retrax cover so it is just like having a trunk when I need one.
05-05-2006, 01:35 PM
I have Toyota OEM bedmat, love it. I also have the PE JackRabbit bed cover, its not totally leak-proof so water tends to get in when it rains heavily or when I wash my truck, and then it collects under the bedmat near the edges so I'm also worried about rust. I Plan to install some kinda spray on liner in the future like Permatec, and then put the bedmat over it. Should be perfect after that.
05-05-2006, 01:50 PM
My DeeZee fits perfectly in my 2.5 month old 06 DC 4x4. Fairly soft on the knees when crawling around in the bed. (I have an ARE top.) I think it was ~$55 at the dealer where I got my top.
05-05-2006, 07:23 PM
My parents, for Christmas a couple years ago, bought me a generic bed mat from Performance Products for about $50 to $80. It protects the bottom of the bed really well, and coupled with my Line-X, my bed is now thoroughly protected.
The bed mat itself has held up marvelously to the abuse it has been provided with, but some items can be difficult to slide across it. In those instances I just whip out my handy 'ol "utility blanket" with its smooth side, place the item on it, slide it in, pull the blanket out from underneath if possible and secure the load.
One of the best investments I've gotten or bought for my truck was a piece of sturdy canvas-like material that is sized to be just a bit smaller then the bed itself. I use it to cover loads and put items on it to help things slide in and out of my bed.
05-05-2006, 08:01 PM
i went with the color matched line x. it's thicker than rhino lining and with black chrome it can be kept to look new and shiny. then put a mat on that.
05-07-2006, 04:20 PM
I put in one from cabelas and love it, perfect fit and great protection.