After I purchased my '04 F-150, I went and had a Line-X liner sprayed into the bed of my truck. It is a little bit on the expensive side. That is if you compare them to a plastic throw in liner. I would not have it any other way. I love the Line-X spray in liner. It is very durable and it has a lifetime warranty. Not to mention the fact that it increases the value of your ride.When I had my liner sprayed in (December 2004) it cost me $428.00 and that was with the tax. Keep in mind that I am in South Georgia. Here is the link info. for you.......... http://www.line-x.com/ .......L.O.L.
I have a 05 Scab 6.5 ft bed. I looked at both. The spray in liner is nice but to do it right they have to sand all the paint off to bare metal. Could'nt bear to have that done on my new truck. Went with the Ford bedliner. Duraliner makes them for ford. Only diff is it has the ford logo on it. It goes under the rail and caps and is a clean install. Cost 200.00 installed at my dealership here in Ca.
I got the Bedrug. I installed it in about an hour and if fits like a glove. I paid $290 from truckaccessorizer and it arrived 3 days later. (no shipping charge). You can check it out in my gallery. Good luck
My .02 …
A mostly covered bed = BedRug all the way!
No cover ... well, there's plus and minus to either spray or drop in and I sort of like the rubber mat deal too.
Throwing/dropping rocks, brick, heavy hard type material in the back = drop-in will save your bed and still look good.
Spray is nice but slide, don’t go dropping heavy things into the bed as it WILL dent! Also the tailgate may have a problem latching afterward depending on who does the spray.
Saw the bed of a Ram with the spray in liner after a little front end loader “gently dropped” (as quoted) a scoop of 6-10” river boulders in the back. Also his dad’s truck with a drop-in that got the same load treatment but bigger and not so gently with no damage. Dad warned him … but Jr baulked and claimed that new Line-X is tough as nails and the best protection available!
So I just brought the new truck home. Would like to get a bedliner. Looking for suggestions and prices. Please advise!
I really like my "Ford Logo" drop-in liner. Installation is nearly foolproof. The molded-in ridges are high, for water run-off, so cardboard boxes/suitcases in the bed seem to stay dryer than with the steel bed. The built-in non-slip texture is effective, the price is reasonable, it's easily replaced when it's time for an overhaul, and as pointed out earlier: no dents in the bed unless you really clobber it. The molded-in platforms for lumber "shelves" and dividers are handy to help customize the load. All-in-all, a drop in is a pretty good solution to bed protection. The only drawback, IMO, is that any corrosion and rust problems under the liner can remain hidden. Good luck.
Larry in SF, CA
I considered the Line-X, but it doesn't seem worth the money. My brother had his 05 Dodge 2500 sprayed with Line-X and is disappointed with the scuffs and scrapes from extremely light use.
I'm going with the DualComp bedliner. The sides are the same as the drop-in liners, but the floor is a rubber mat that links into the sides. Seems like the best of both worlds at a reasonable price - $268 shipped.
I have the Line-X and love it (got it through dealer at their cost of $330.00). I had Rhino in one of my other trucks and it faded after about a year. I also buy (and have for years) the 1/4 inch black rubber bed mats to put on top of the Line-X. I like the rubber mat over the liner to help keep stuff from sliding. All bed liners tend to be a little slick (even with the grit they add) when hauling stuff. They did not sand my bed down before they put it in and the Line-X dealer.