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Default Newbie question - Mopar MSR bed liner

Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere, but I've searched till my eyes are killing me. I've installed a Mopar hood deflector on my new (2011) 1500 regular cab short bed, and for the next mod I want to install a bed liner. For reasons that relate to my being anal, I've ruled out bed-rugs and spray-in's.

I'm leaning towards a DualLiner; however, I've read that their tailgate cover doesn't fit our Rams very well, and I don't like the idea of drilling holes in the tailgate to install it. If I go with DualLiner, I'll probably install a Mopar tailgate cover with it, but I'm afraid the texture and color might not match very well.

The other option I'm considering is the Mopar MSR (skid resistant) drop-in, which I can get locally for about $100 less than the DualLiner...and it comes with the Mopar tailgate cover, of course, so the difference for me will actually be around $135. I've read about the drawbacks of most drop-ins, but I'm wondering if the current Mopar MSR's are perhaps an improved design. What I would worry about is water and crud accumulation between the box and the liner, as well as damage to the paint. I won't be using my truck for a lot of heavy-duty hauling on a regular basis.

Do any of you guys have experience with the MSR...pro or con? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the newbie question that's probably been discussed elsewhere.

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If you don't mind me asking, how come u don't want to go with a spray-in?
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If you don't mind me asking, how come u don't want to go with a spray-in?
Cause it's permanent, and I just don't like the idea of the paint being sanded.
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very well, I have seen them able to be removed before but I understand your concern with sanding. I'm sure someone will chime in with what u r looking for soon
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anything that can move around in the bed, is going to remove paint, allow build up between itself & the bed, & allow rusting. The is why hard plastic liners are not used as much any more

Bedrug & bedtred can be bought through the Dodge dealership or through places like 4 wheel parts & online. It is a softer plastic, comfortable to kneel or lay on, cleans easily, its held on by Velcro, it can be pulled up to clean under it if a person feels the need, it takes abuse & has a very good warranty, if you use it buy extra Velcro to install it

any spray in looks & functions well, the product is warrantied. You do have to scuff the paint to apply it. If you are in an accident that involves the sprayed part of the bed, the body shop will charge you a lot more to straighten it

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me personally i would go with the bedrug over the hard plastic drop in liner.....like GT said its extremly durable and comfortable to kneel on while getting something out of the bed and it also cleans up nicely and adds an amazing look to the back end on your truck
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I hear you guys regarding the bed rug, and I appreciate your advice...I really do. I'll admit that my only hangup with it is the Velcro. I just can't convince myself to go with something that's held in place with that stuff, but again I'm probably just being anal.
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After further review (and advice), I'm think bedrug is the way to go. Does anyone know if the Mopar version is the same as BedRug? I assume it's made by the same company, and is identical except for the Ram logo. The reason I ask is I've found what seems to be a really good deal on one from a local Chrysler dealership...$363.00.

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Get the bed rug i just put one in and its amazing and yes they are both made by bed rug.And as far as being put in with velcro believe me it stays in place lol
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That looks great, dodgert...nice looking pooch too! We've got two Weims and a mutt, and I think the wife's mad cause she "assumed" I was going to put a topper on my truck so they could ride in back (sic).

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