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Floor Mats - Husky Liners vs. WeatherTech

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Snowzilla, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I want to get some decent floor mats in my '03 Silverado before salt season. I have had Husky Liners in my '89 forever and have liked them. There more like trays & sometimes catch them getting in/out.

    I like the looks of their competitor, WeatherTech Digitalfit in that your foot is not as likely to catch the edge getting in/out. But I am not sure if they funnel the liquid right into your door seal - which I wouldn't think would be a good idea. Anyone have this brand? I welcome your comments. Maybe they hold liquid in.

    Also, it looks like Husky Liners has a newer model called the Weatherbeater but not many applications yet.

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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  2. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Get the ones in the second pic. I have a set in my truck, and we have a set in each truck at work also. They work great!
     
  3. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    Get husky they hold the water. The other let the water go to the door plate and go every were
     
  4. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    That's 2 for Husky, 0 for WeatherTech. Seems like WeatherTech has an almost good design but they should keep it contained like Huskyliners. That's most likely what I will order. Just had the truck detailed and want to avoid salt stained carpet.

    Thanks.
     
  5. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I have the Husky Weatherbeater for my truck, they're great, except they need to be about an inch wider.
     
  6. Ewsa

    Ewsa Junior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 10

    Used to always have the Husky liners. In my new Chevy I tried the WeatherTech and I think they work great. Left the sunroof open one night when we got 3" of rain, and they held a heck of a lot of water really well.
     
  7. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I've had both and the imo the weather tech is far superior. I like the fact the water runs out the sills instead of pooling in my truck. We actually run WT in every truck we own.
     
  8. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228


    Any problems with the salt water going under that plastic cover? Have you removed the sill covers and looked for damage and or rust build up and is it a issue?

    I have used similar ones but I always have 2 big bath towels folded and placed about at my heels to soak up excess.
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Yes I've had the sills up and they look awsome. My 02 has had them on since new. I find my windows never really fog up because all the moisture runs out the door.
     
  10. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    X2.....worth the price tag
     
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Thanks I have been looking for something like those WT's for the Chevy.


    On a sidenote. Everytime I drive to Iowa to visit my daughter now I think of you when I pass the JD plant. :laughing:
     
  12. icudoucme

    icudoucme Senior Member
    Messages: 349

    I had the the huskies in 1994 chevy 2500 and I didn't like them they changed form to easy. Meaning the sides either bent in or bowed out. Also they moved around alot. When I got my new truck in 04 I changed to to weather tech.They're nice. I've never had my rugs get wet since I put them in and they lasted 100,000 miles.
     
  13. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    That's good to know. So with snow and melt off, does that drain off into the rubber door seal or does the mat kind of contain it? I was concerned about salt water sitting in places it shouldn't with the Weathertech's.
     
  14. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    I currently have the old style Husky's (second pic). It's time for a new set as the drivers side is wrinkled on the outer edge.

    I think I'll go with the Husky WB this time. The 02 GM's have that lip before the front of the seat, so I'm sure water isn't going to go anywhere but out the door if at all.

    On a side note, I think these things are alot of money for what they are.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  15. Snowzilla

    Snowzilla Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 397

    I can only find the Husky Weatherbeater online for the newest style trucks. I'm not sure they make them for the classic silverado. I like the look of it too. They are expensive but I suppose they have a lot invested in r&d making so many different molds.
     
  16. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    That could be very true. Mats have come along way, and they're a must have for us guys that have carpet. When I bought my OEM carpet to replace the old one, I almost went with the vinyl...I wish I had now.