Husky Liners review for my Toyota Tundra
One of the first things I replaced when I got my Tundra was the stock floor mats. My truck is a 2008 and the stock floor mats had holes underneath the driver’s side peddles. There are tons of reviews comparing Weather Tech to Husky Floor Liners. I read a couple of reviews on some Tundra forums and just picked the Husky Liners. I’ve had them for several years now and this is my review of how well they have held up and some pros and cons of the liners.
I take my dog to the park and he rides in the back seat. He drools and slobbers and digs with his nails, so the rear liners are a must for me. I also ride dirt bikes allot and hop in my truck after riding, so the front lines also needed to replacing after dirt started to pass by the stock liners.
Husky Liners Installation
There’s really not much for the installation of the Husky Liners on a Toyota Tundra. You do have to install some hold down retainer clips. There is a screw end and on both sides, one is for screwing the hold down clip into your carpet and the other is to attach the floor liner to the clip. The clips are made out of plastic and look kind of flimsy but they hold down the mats pretty well. It’s an easy installation of screwing them in once, and once the mat holders are screwed in, the Husky Floor Liners simply just slide in.
The rear Husky Liner in the Toyota Tundra is just held in place by itself. On the bottom of the liner, there are little spikes that keep it in place. There are no tie-downs that need to be installed. Both the font liners have the same spikes on the bottom to hold them in on top of the hold-down tabs.
Front Drivers Side
The driver-side liner will always get the most wear. On my original floor mats, my heel wore a tow in the mat from using the accelerator pedal. This was one of the features that the Husky liner addressed. Underneath the driver-side gas pedal, there was an extra layer of rubber to prevent wear. The driver-side letter also has two hold-down screws close to the seat. I was worried about those holes in the liner would be a spot where water and dirt would get in. You can see in the picture below that the dirt and water are sealed out pretty well by the hold down fastener.
Another feature of the Husky liner is a rich that runs across the left side of the pad. It’s there to keep dirt and water and mud from leaking off the Husky Liner and toward your door. The ridge sticks up about a 3/4th of an inch and runs between the seat in the front wheel well. It’s a nice feature but one thing I noticed it’s right where I rest my left foot while driving. It was a little annoying at first but now I’m used to it but it’s something I want to point out.
Drivers Side Fitment
The driver side fitment was tight everywhere. The liner really fits in very well in my Toyota Tundra. The only part of the floor that the liner didn’t cover was an area to the right of the gas pedal. It’s a spot where my foot seems to rub the transmission tunnel. As a result, there is still some wear that the liners don’t cover. Although I don’t think that many mats actually come up that high. But it’s the one place I noticed where I’m still wearing on the stock floor.
Passenger Side Fitment
The passenger side Husky Liner is held in with only one screw floor mount. It tucks nicely onto the frame rails of the seat. It also seals close against the wheel well in the front. The passenger side also has the lip between the seat in the wheel well on the door side. For the passenger side, it had good coverage of the carpet. There were no areas where the liner wasn’t covering that still showed wear like on the driver’s side.
Rear Husky Liner Fitment
My 2008 Toyota Tundra is a Double Cab model. According to the Husky liner website, the Crew Max and the Double Cab models both use the same Husky Rear Liner. Unlike the front liners, the rear liner is not mounted to anything. It is simply held in place by the small rubber spikes on the bottom of the liner. The liner wraps the contours of the transmission tunnel and on the sides by the doors, and as a result, don’t need to be hard mounted to the floor like the fronts. The rear Husky liners also have the ridge that runs by the door to keep liquids spilling out. The liner runs from door-to-door as one solid piece and is made from soft rubber so it makes it easy to get in and out.
Rear Husky Liner Durability
Like I said the beginning, I use my truck to bring my dog back and forth to the park. When he’s in the back he really slobbers it up. He also likes to grind into the liner with his toenails. After two years of owning and you can see that the liner is held up pretty well. It scuffed in a couple of places but he never really did much more than cosmetic scuff marks on the top.
I’ve been happy with my Husky Liners, front and rear, since I put them in. I know people that got the Weather Tech liners for a Ford Expedition. They complained that the Weather Techs feel more like a soft plastic than like a soft rubber like the Husky is. I haven’t had any problems with tears or rips or anywhere marks beyond normal. The screws of been holding up well keeping the front liners in place and the rear come out easily to wash off with a hose. After two years of using this as a daily driver, weekends taking my dirt bike out, and daily trips to the park with my dog, the liners have held up very nicely.
About Husky Liners
From the Husky Liner Website
“Founded back in ‘88 and based in Winfield, Kansas, Husky Liners® proudly makes automotive aftermarket products designed to protect your ride inside and out. At the core of our wide product line are the Husky Liners® brand of custom-fit floor liners, including front seat, rear seat, and cargo area. We also manufacture heavy-duty floor mats, custom molded mudguards, and a wide assortment of quality products designed to help extend the life of your vehicle. All products are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. and most come with a hassle-free, lifetime guarantee.”
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