Aluminum bed for JT pickup truck?

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We know the JL and JT are getting aluminum doors and hood, but I hope the JT bed isn't also getting an aluminum bedfloor like the F-150. I'd gladly take on the extra weight of a steel bed to avoid having an easily damaged bed like this.

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Ack that looks bad like a bad decision by Ford to use aluminum for the truck bed. A bedliner would probably prevent that kind of damage but those don't come standard on the F-150.
 

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No one loads a bed like presented in the commercial. Also a $400 spray in bed liner would fix that just fine. Its just a GM marketing gimmick.
 

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No one loads a bed like presented in the commercial. Also a $400 spray in bed liner would fix that just fine. Its just a GM marketing gimmick.
True but the exaggerated loading methods still show how much stronger steel is versus aluminum as the bed material. And according to this article, Ford says just 17 percent of F-150s are sold with a spray-in bed liner from the factory. So I bet there's owners out there who are surprised that their aluminum bed isn't as strong as their previous steel beds.
 

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In a 1/2 or smaller I dont think anyone would put loads in the bed that are going to make that much of a difference. Also Aluminum doesn't rust which is another bonus over steel. If we are talking HD pickups then I agree that steel might be the better way to go depending on use (ie if your buying a HD for towing then bed type isnt a huge consideration, but if your doing construction that requires huge loads in the bed then that might be a different story).
 
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