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Aftermarket Vinyl flooring - anyone know if these are any good?

1998-2008 Ford Ranger Molded Vinyl Flooring

anyone know if these are any good?
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vinyl flooring is never any good
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i love my vinyl floor, keeps my truck so much cleaner. if i had carpet it'd look like a **** hole!
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I loved my vinyl flooring in my Ranger as well. Junkyard will be the most cost effective place.
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I have vinyl flooring in both of my trucks and I love it.

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Junkyard will be the most cost effective place.
Problem is I want a new one (for the used 2003 I bought) because it is really torn up. Don't want to buy from a junkyard because I want something that is new.

Are these specific aftermarket ones as good as the factory ones though. That is the subject of my question.
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when i had my 05 i went to the dealership and bought the vinyl floor and replaced the carpet funny thing was it was cheaper from the dealer that what that aftermarket site has it for it was right around 120 bucks for it from the dealership
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I bought one of the AMC vinyl kits for my 01 ranger and immediately returned it. all they send you is one big folded up sheet of vinyl and some jute. Its not cut or molded. I then went to a yard and for $20 got one out of an 05 power washed it and scrubbed it down with a hard brisel brush then armorall'd it and it looked better then new.
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I had vinyl floors on my ranger and I loved it. it keep things easy to clean and I never felt bad getting it dirty inside.

A few years ago, I saw someone buy an aftermarket set and it looked to fit REALLy well. He did need to trim a little here and there, but on the whole, it looked good.
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I love my vinyl floor in my Ranger. So easy to keep clean.
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I was thinking about a Rhino Lining type of paint. Not exactly Rhino, but something to the effect. IMO it would be just as easy to clean as vinyl but when installing you dont have to worry about trimming or anything because its paint, goes on perfect.
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I was thinking about a Rhino Lining type of paint. Not exactly Rhino, but something to the effect. IMO it would be just as easy to clean as vinyl but when installing you dont have to worry about trimming or anything because its paint, goes on perfect.
you do realize there are tons of wires and holes and all kinds of things that you would not be able to paint over underneath your carpet right?
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the JY one sounds pretty good, and they are pretty easy to clean, I clean my floor with soap and water and then a rag to get the residue out, and then armor all and its brand new, so if you can get one at a good price from the jy I'd say go for it, would be extremely easy to clean if its out of the truck already.
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you do realize there are tons of wires and holes and all kinds of things that you would not be able to paint over underneath your carpet right?
True...if there was a way to run them all under a plastic strip. I don't know what the name of the product is I'm looking for but like the trim on the sides by the doors. I guess there would be some planning to go into it.
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I love my vinyl floor in my Ranger. So easy to keep clean.
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when i had my 05 i went to the dealership and bought the vinyl floor and replaced the carpet funny thing was it was cheaper from the dealer that what that aftermarket site has it for it was right around 120 bucks for it from the dealership
I've been interested in switching to vinyl for awhile. Is it molded to fit from the dealer?
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I love my vinyl floor in my Ranger. So easy to keep clean.
Yup. Vinyl flooring is easy to clean. As I observed my vinyl flooring in house, I am convinced that vinyl flooring is better to use (especially in your homes). Dirty rollers and wheels can also stain your floors with grease and grime. It is a god idea to place walk-off mats or rugs before the doorway to the room so that the chances of getting dirt on your sheet vinyl floors are minimized. Warm water is good to use on mud or wetter dirt stains if you cannot get them out initially. You can also use liquid dish-washing soap or ammonia solutions to clean up your floors but make sure that you rinse away the solution with clean water so that it does not develop a sticky film on the surface.

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Vinyl flooring came stock with my 2010 ranger. Easy as hell to clean and it looks good!
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There is still wiring under the vinyl flooring. This notion that you can "hose it out" is absolutely false...you can get it wet and it's easy to scrub and clean, but don't pull the plug and flood your floorpan...it will leak below the vinyl and will collect water. You'll have to remove your entire floor and suck it out with a wet/dry vac (experience here)

If you want vinyl flooring, buy the OEM vinyl flooring. The aftermarket stuff is thinner and requires cutting (because of variations in the configuration, holes for consoles, etc. Go OEM and you'll thank me during installation. I like the "Edge" style with the pattern on the footwells for appearance. For cleaning, I take a 5 gallon bucket of water and add dish soap and a little bit of Armor All (the watery regular armor all) and it makes it look really nice every time.

With vinyl flooring, you can expect a 20% increase in your interior noise as well as your temperature in the winter. The carpet is a vastly superior sound and heat insulator.

I have two trucks: 2004 Ranger with vinyl flooring OEM and a 2007 B4000 with carpet. I'll take the carpet any day of the week. I have Husky Liners front and rear on my carpet and it's just as functional as the vinyl floor and without the added noise or cold from the vinyl floor.

Spray-on Bedliner is probably the worst option...you've got wiring underneath the floor so you have to deal with that. In addition, it's extremely loud and very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I don't see how it's even remotely appropriate in the interior of any car you're driving daily. I'd bedliner the interior of a rally truck that was open air...that's about it.

This is strictly a matter of preference. Do what YOU want to do.
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i have carpet in my 99 ranger.
i HATE it!!!!
but i dont have road noise like my friends.
and ive been wanting to switch as well.
so heres a question.
what if i keep my carpet and install vinyl on top if it. would that fix the road noise and fix the dirty carpet crap?
and does anyone know how much a dealer would chagre to swap carpet for vinyl?
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