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Old 07-13-2017, 01:01 PM
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I looking at ordering a New F150 an I'm deciding on which bed liner to choose. I have seen both on trucks and cannot decide on one.
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I've had drop in, spray in and then Bed Rug.
All have their special qualities and best purposes.
I prefer the Bed Rug over the others. Looks great. Easy on the knees or other delicate stuff you may haul. Easy to clean. Still allows items to slide around but not as slick as the others.
There are also bed mats that some people prefer.
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I prefer a "rubber" bed mat over all others. It will keep items from sliding around and easy to take out. Yes, the sides of the inner fender wells will get scratched but in the end its still a truck so use it like one.
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Bed mat or spray.

Skip drop in.
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I've had a drop in ( Ford ) bed-liner for over 10 years now.
Happy enough with it that I ordered one in my 17 150 Lariat.
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Spray bed liners will help prevent scratching and rust but not denting and items don't slide easily, drop ins prevent most denting and scratching but can hold in moisture underneath and increase corrosion and items can slide easily, bed mats will help prevent some denting and scratching to the floor of the bed but not along the sidewalls, and pending on the material that it is made from will depend on how easily things will slide around.
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my setup.
after having the spray on from factory that i covered with i bedrug kit, i just wanted a bedrug this time. i had the drop in on my 05. it worked well but the bedrug or bed tred is best imho.
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I bought my 2014 used with a factory drop-in. I'd prefer the spray, but not enough to pay $400 right now. My two issues with the drop-in are that (1) stuff slides to the front of the bed too easily, and (2) water and debris get trapped underneath, which could cause issues long-term.
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I've had both and honestly prefer this

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It does a better job of protecting the bed, nothing for the side walls, but that has never been an issue for me.

You'd need to buy separate protector for the tailgate bringing the cost up, but still cheaper than the other options.
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Had both, I much prefer the spray in liner. Both my spray ins were Rhino Linings brand. My Father in Law recently bought a truck and had Line X spray his in. The Line X is light years better than the Rhino version. My new truck already had a spray in, but it was the Ford version. Has the rubbery texture of the Rhino but smoother like the Line X. Sorta best of both words.
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