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Looking into the different options available for bed liners. Just wondering what you guys chose and what you think of each of the options.

So there are many options out there from rubber mats to outdoor carpet material. Just two types are available directly from manufacturers: wither spray-in liner or a drop-in liner.

The drop-in liner is cheaper than the spray-in liner, and it is essentially dropped into the bed and then fastened down with bolts. The hard plastic allows things to slide across it easily, and it can be easily replaced, and it can hide damages.
Water can be trapped between the plastic and steel which can cause rust though.

Spray-in liners are permanent, and won't shift of fall out of the bed. The spray-in liner is also more aesthetically pleasing. This option costs more and takes some prep work to put in, so it sometimes is best to get someone else to install it for you to save some work.

What do you guys think?
 

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I've had both, my current ranger has a spray in liner. The 96' ranger I had before had a drop in. Rust is not a particularily huge issue. Biggest difference is with a spray on you still get to use your bed rails for tonneau mounting or eyelets. The plastic drop ins use the bed rails to secure themselves snugly... It was a major PITA when I would need to use the cap, as the liner had to come out and the cap fitted. With the spray in its just plug and play...
 

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Ordered the factory spray in liner when I ordered the truck. Really nice liner. Have had line-x on two other trucks loved it. My opinion is that it is worth the price in the long run!!!:)
 

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Seems to me that the factory spray in liner is the way to go. Though I haven't heard of too many complaints about drop in liners either. I don't really think that you'll be disappointed by either, but the spray in liner is more permanent and doesn't require a totally separate piece.
 

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I had factory under rail drop in with no skid surface you have full access to bed rails for topper it was from mopar in my 08 was good liner never had any problems stuff didn't slide around but ordered factory spray in in new ECO it was cheaper than most after market spray in
 

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i like spray on's for the fact that you don't have to worry about rust developing underneath it, even little bit is covered
 

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I had factory under rail drop in with no skid surface you have full access to bed rails for topper it was from mopar in my 08 was good liner never had any problems stuff didn't slide around but ordered factory spray in in new ECO it was cheaper than most after market spray in
Do you mean that the factory spray in was cheaper than the after market spray in, or do you mean that the drop in was cheaper than the after market spray in?

Seem like they all work pretty well, might just come down to cost and aesthetics.
 

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Most places are charging in the 500-600 range if you want top of the line stuff. I went with a bed mat just to protect the bed floor, which hasn't came in yet due to an AutoAnything sellout.
 

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I use DIY bed liner. I used to purchase DIY bed liner kit from amazon. It comes with spray and brush also. I have tried so many kits but among all that I love Herculiner HCL1B8 Brush on Bed Liner Kit. I will recommend this kit only.
 
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