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Hurculiner Mod?

I'm thinking about removing the vynl floor and doing hurculiner there. I know there are a few areas that I need to whatch out for, but what are some of the good/bad things about doing it?

I love the fact that my drain plugs will be easy to acess in case of a submarine type event again...

Will it help sound deaden?

Cost?


And I'd be giving my floor to Kevoo, so it's already taken
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no i wouldnt.

the floor has wires and cables running across it, sure it makes cleanup nice.

will be noisy, really noisy.

you will feel the heat in the floor more too.

idk if i would do it. actually i know i wouldnt. maybe i would put that down then put the plastic back tho.
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If you're going to do it, you should probably run some sort of metal channeling over your wires so that you don't accidentally rip them out.

Sound deadening won't be as good as the vynl flooring, though it does help a bit.

There is a do it yourself kit with a large can, roller, and scuff pad that should run you between $60-80 at most auto parts stores. That same kit did 3 coats on my whole bronco floor (front and back) and there's still enough for one more.

Zach is right about the heat in the floor, it gets a bit hot by the tranny case in the Bronco.
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2 of the same threads what a coincidence
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Hmmm, so heat and noise are the downsides...
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2 of the same threads what a coincidence
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Hmmm, so heat and noise are the downsides...
To be honest with you, my truck had a crappy carpet in it. With the carpet removed, and the Herculiner installed, the road noise is not much worse. However, if you are going from a vynl floor rather than the carpet it may be a bit more noticeable.

Unless you're trying to eliminate road noise to the point where it's like riding in a Mercedes, I don't think it will be much of an issue.
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i know i read in a magazine they did the floor of a samurai to reduce heat and noise. they layed down a layer of bedliner, then a layer of sound deadener (like dynamat), and then another layer of the bedliner, this would seem to work well to reduce both noise and temperature.
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My truck already had a lot of sound deadener and with out a carpet at all the only thing I notice is sound coming out right around the shifter area where that thin piece of removable sheet metal is. I'm going to put down an ample amount of Dynomat extreme and original dynomat around that then lay down roll/brush on bed liner over that and call it a day (or two lol).

I don't think the wires would be a problem at all, I have driven my truck for a few months now with out any carpet and never even came close to hurting any wires. They are loomed and most of it has a plastic channel running over them. I'm just going to lay the bed liner right over them.
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Hmmm, I'm thinking about probably ripping everything out again and throwing some dynamat down there. I'll probably keep the vynl floor I have. It seems like it may be more trouble than it's worth.
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just posted this in another thread, but here ya go.....
we used herculiner in my buddy's S-10. it turned out great. a bit louder in the cab, but well worth it. you don't feel anymore heat though. as for the cables, there was only one set for the airbag module that ran from the dash to under the seat. i cut up some metal and used self tapping screws to secure it to the tub.
this is one of the most common/popular interior jeep mods out there. the prep work is a punk, but the application is a snap, and the outcome is well worth it.


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What's that Xylol stuff for? Do you need to lay down primer or anything?
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xylene is a crazy strong cleaner stuff that herculiner requires that you use (works best with their product). like i mentioned, the prep work is a pain, and that includes sanding the metal to a clean surface (thus the wire wheel brush). after that, you need to vacuum the dust out and then wipe everything down with the xylene. it gets all the extra dust, dirt, oil, and grease off of the metal so the herc. will stick.
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