Hey guys, I want to purchase a bed liner for my 2005 Ranger. The Ranger I bought had everything I wanted except a bed liner, so if anyone has advice on a good bed liner. I was thinking about paying for a Rhino bed liner, what kind of price could I expect (I know its expensive), and is it much more worth it than a drop in?
I don't do a lot of hauling obviously, my Ranger is just my daily driver. It is my baby of course and I don't want to get a drop in that will scratch up and ruin my bed. Any advice would be appreciated!
There's been several threads on this subject so a search should give you info on both spray and drop-in. I prefer the spray-in. My Rhino was five years old when I sold and looked good and the LineX I have now looks even better. In my opinion, spray-on is the only way to go. I paid under $400 for my last truck and kept it over five years, that comes out to around $.20 a day for a great looking bed.
I'd highly suggest a quality drop in. I put one in my 'ol 94 when it was new and I never had any rust or other problems of any kind whatsoever in 182K miles. Careful now on the spray on ones. If they don't properly prep the surface, that spray on crap peals and oh man, it really looks lousy. A buddy of mine is going through this right now and he now realizes his mistake buying the spray on. Myself, I would never trust some 20 year old guy prepping my truck for that spray on stuff.
... Careful now on the spray on ones. If they don't properly prep the surface, that spray on crap peals and oh man, it really looks lousy. A buddy of mine is going through this right now and he now realizes his mistake buying the spray on. Myself, I would never trust some 20 year old guy prepping my truck for that spray on stuff.
Well Im a fan of Line-X but Cowboy makes a good point. If you go with a spray-in, go to the dealer and checkout their work first. I had one Line-X shop about 10 miles from home but I wasn't crazy about some of their work -- I am very picky. I ended up having it done at a shop almost 100 miles away and I did check out their work one day and went back another. Hey, we all like to drive our trucks right?
Anyway, there's been TONS of discussion on the subject on this and other truck boards. No one choice is best for everybody.
For a drop-in, I like the Pendaliner, they're pretty popular around here. I have one in my Ranger, it came with the truck. It's pretty tough, and I'm impressed with its non-skid characteristics. Stuff stays where I put it. Here's a review:
Linex is good, just check the dealers work. The dealership I used to work at always used a linex shop, and it looked good every time. Make sure whoever does it takes out the bed bolts and everything before the spray it, incase you ever have to take the bed off..