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So I'm picking up my 2016 Ram Sport after 2 months of researching and eventually locating one. It has everything but a liner.

With the deal I got the dealership to throw in a spray in bedliner. I asked what type of bedliner and he said it's the factory/lineX style bedliner that they put on standard on all their trucks that get it done.. didn't explicitly say lineX, so I'm unsure.

I asked if they could give me a credit towards the work and I'll do it locally. They claimed their cost is only $150 with the deal they get. Now they could be trying to hold some $$ back, or maybe it really does cost them that and I'm guessing it's cheap quality even w a discount..

My question is, does anyone know the real deal with most dealerships and how they do bedliners? Not sure what to do here. I obviously don't want to spend $350 more when it's not worth it, or similar quality. (though it is 1 hour+ round trip for a second trip to dealer to get it lined)
 

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I just had the Line-X sprayed in locally
I had asked what dealership price was & they told me that they pay $485
I have had 2 other trucks sprayed with Line-X & my price was $440, repeat customer cost

At Warren Michigan where the 1500 4 door Rams are built, they send the Ram to the Line-X that is on the other side of town
Line-X calls that facility Ground Effects Ltd.
http://www.gfxltd.com/

I don't know what company your dealer uses to give you the spray in liner, maybe they spray the product themselves
 

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My local dealerships use the local Line-X dealer.
Not sure of their Prices, I got mine done, for free, by the dealer.
Dealer gave me a control #, I took the truck in to the Line-X Shop & they called me, when it was done.
 

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Welcome to the Ram Forum Z Family bobbobobbo :wavey:

Congrats on Your Sport :smileup:

IMO, I'd let the dealer do it. Take a peek at their inventory and
see how things look ;)
 

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I got a sort of similar deal when I bought. I couldn't get the dealer to come down another $500, but got them to throw in a spray in, which for me is the same since it would have been about $500 for me to get it done myself. Their cost was probably cheaper because of their arrangement with the shop they used, but that's really immaterial since I wouldn't get their rate getting it done myself.

When my dad got his '09 the dealer (different one than I bought from) offered it as an option. He elected for it and they kept the truck an extra 2 days after the deal was done; when he picked it up the liner was in. His is an Amerigard and has held up to work like it was nothing: rock, gravel, sand, pavers, you name it. IMHO based on that and what else I've seen the brand isn't really that important; I feel they are all about the same. The installer is what makes the difference, since it is essentially a metal finish and consequently the quality of the liner is a result of the quality of the prep work.

Anyway, when I bought, the dealer didn't specify and I didn't really GAF so I didn't ask. I drove the truck home and they called the next day with an appointment date. I drove to the dealer on the date and they escorted me as I drove across the highway to the installer-which turned out to be line-x- in a Cummins dually that they let me drive back to the dealer while the install was done and I waited in the Ram dealer's waiting room. The line x place called when it was done, and I drove (300 SRT 6.1 this time) back across the highway to pick up my truck. They gave me the warranty paperwork and receipt, and I was on my way home.
 

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Most dealers will sub it to another party, very few dealers actually do spray in bed liners same thing with windshields.
 

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The real deal is its going to vary by dealership as to who does it. If everyone like yourself wants it thrown in theres no reason for dealerships to get into the business of doing liners when there's no money in it so they farm it out. The other real deal is its never 'free' despite what it looks like on paper. One doesn't go into business to break even or loose money.
 

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The two dealers that I service both do it in-house. They trained their detail guy to do it. From the times I seen them spraying one, it seemed to be a half azz effort. They pretty much scuffed up the paint and taped every thing off and sprayed it on. Didn't remove and bolts or drain plugs. Just sprayed over it all.

I can tell that's what the dealer did with mine. I didn't really care because I told them I wasn't paying for it when I picked my truck out (they pretty much spray all their trucks and try and tack on 495.00). It's already faded, but it's a truck bed so I really don't care.

I would just look at the trucks they have done. A quality company will remove the bed bolts and plastic plugs before doing it.
 

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Thanks for all the replies everyone. After feeling it out with them, they didn't really have a clear answer... they said they take it to an outside shop that's factory "style". Yet I could get whatever liner I wanted. Though they were unsure on warranty.

My gut said something wasn't right and ended up just taking the credit and going to go to my local Line-X installer. Thanks for the help!
 

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I didn't do it because my dealership uses a local truck accessory place to do it anyway. I figured why pay them for being the middle man.
 
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