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I'm glad I shared it and others think it's a good and practical idea. I was roaming a Walmart just because I felt I was bad that day and needed to be punished when I ran across a Reese drop hitch and lock for about 24.00. But when I saw these rubber pieces I was surprised the idea came in my head immediately. I put it in the spots front and back where I knew shoes would wear the sill. jdrphs went one step further by lining the whole bottom seal so it's obvious you can do it to suit to your taste. But a very cheap mod for all of us to protect the threshold. Next will be the aluminum pieces with Colorado or Canyon machined into them I'm sure for 139.99
I still look at them and wonder why you aren't working for GM lol. It was your awesome find, and I am glad that others are seeing the benefits of them. Every time I talk about them I feel like I am taking your glory if I don't mention your name. It seems Reese owes you some money huh?!

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I've had my new Colorado for almost two weeks now, and this was my first mod. Way cool idea. Thanks.

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iTom found these, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw them. I was excited when he mentioned it in another thread, so I did it and took pics. These guys come in a pack of 2 for about $7.50 at Wal-Mart or elsewhere. I got two packs. You cut them in half exactly, and they will stick on the painted areas in the door sill area that is foolishly unprotected. I was amazed there was such a huge painted area that would take so much abuse that was not protected. I cut all 4 pcs in half for 8. I did 2 on each side in the front, and one each side in the back. Now I have 2 leftover. I think they look great, and all was done in 20 minutes and $15. THANKS AGAIN iTOM. That was going to drive me NUTS!
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Thanks for the idea. I decided to go a slightly different way, not putting the double piece. Not as much protection as using the two pieces but should work until a factory piece comes out. Thank you again for your quick fix idea.
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I thought this sill cover idea was just fantastic so I kept my eye out walking thru Home Depot today and low and behold, they had something similar, black even for my black-on-black truck. Just dandy...

These come two to a pack also, got two packs - in the pic I had already cut them in half lengthwise for the forward part of the sill, then contoured as it went back, used up the two packs. Obviously this is the ex-cab. Oh, and like $8 for a pack of two. How can you miss?

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Get you some Weathertechs next
I have them coming oh say...... on the 25th . Had to get something for Christmas right. I am excited, they look really nice. Be nice when I wade in the water to launch the boat, no wet carpet in the new truck. Anyone see if W.T. is making a rear mat for the crew cab??
Seems like they just came out with the rear weather techs as I just checked! Great idea with the door sills
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So glad this worked out for you. Just really made sense and looks good to me.
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iTom found these, but I wanted to make sure everyone saw them. I was excited when he mentioned it in another thread, so I did it and took pics. These guys come in a pack of 2 for about $7.50 at Wal-Mart or elsewhere. I got two packs. You cut them in half exactly, and they will stick on the painted areas in the door sill area that is foolishly unprotected. I was amazed there was such a huge painted area that would take so much abuse that was not protected. I cut all 4 pcs in half for 8. I did 2 on each side in the front, and one each side in the back. Now I have 2 leftover. I think they look great, and all was done in 20 minutes and $15. THANKS AGAIN iTOM. That was going to drive me NUTS!
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Thanks for sharing and posting, picked up mine, they are cut waiting for 50* weather so they say Thanks Again

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I ordered these...

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fronts are 2 1/8 wide X 27 3/8 long
rears are 2 1/4 wide X 21 7/8 long

will need to cut to length but I like the fact that they wrap around the corner. I'll followup once I get them installed with pictures.
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3M also makes these in a clear version. Found them at Amazon. I would put a link to but having issues with my tablet
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Here are some pictures of the ones I ordered from Amazon. Don't believe their pictures, they are wrong!


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"Don't believe the pictures".......... Are you saying the ones you ordered are wrong and don't fit the 2015? What are the pictures of?
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"Don't believe the pictures".......... Are you saying the ones you ordered are wrong and don't fit the 2015? What are the pictures of?
No, sorry I was meaning that if you go to the Amazon link I posted previously, that the pictures listed there on Amazon are NOT the actual product. The pictures I posted here are what the actual product looks like. In other words don't believe the pictures on Amazon.

And no they are not supposed to fit our trucks. They are really for a Toyota.....but by cutting one end off they actually do seem to fit our trucks pretty good and I like how they wrap around the corner covering from the upper seal to the lower seal.
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Has anyone tried a do-it-yourself textured spray-in bedliner on the door sills?
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Great tip! Had to go to a couple of different stores to find them, but it was quick and easy to put them on.
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I love that so many have done this. Mine are still on and looking great after 3 months, and Winter is finally done!!!!
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Thanks for the idea. I decided to go a slightly different way, not putting the double piece. Not as much protection as using the two pieces but should work until a factory piece comes out. Thank you again for your quick fix idea.
Mind sharing the type of mats in that picture? They look like they fit and protect well. I ordered the Z-71 mats with my truck and am very disappointed.

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Mind sharing the type of mats in that picture? They look like they fit and protect well. I ordered the Z-71 mats with my truck and am very disappointed.
That looks like the Husky weatherbeater floor liners although it also looks like he's got the stock carpet mat sitting on top which I believe is not recommended by Husky.

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And no they are not supposed to fit our trucks. They are really for a Toyota.....but by cutting one end off they actually do seem to fit our trucks pretty good and I like how they wrap around the corner covering from the upper seal to the lower seal.
Warpster, there is an additional weatherstripping seal on the doors that is supposed to seal on the face of the sill where these Sill Protectors "wrap around the corner from the upper seal to the lower seal". I'm curious, have you noticed any wind noise/water/dust/debris appearing around the lower door sill area after you did the install?....or are the doors any harder to close?

I did read a review on Amazon where one user complained about this happening to them, but seeing as these are not really built for the twins it may not apply. As a test, it would be interesting to know if any water gets past this area if you directed a pressure washer upwards towards the seal next time you pressure was the truck.

From the picture you posted it does look like they fit pretty good, do they just install with a double sided adhesive tape? I'm debating to go with these or just with some 3M type clear film to avoid any sealing issues.

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That looks like the Husky weatherbeater floor liners although it also looks like he's got the stock carpet mat sitting on top which I believe is not recommended by Husky.
Yes they are the Husky Liners which I am very pleased with. The original mat does slide around a bit and probably should not be used on top.
I use the truck for work, I try to keep my shoes clean and dry going into customers homes and the fabric will soak up the moisture and dirt on damp days. On muddy days I toss the stock one in back and keep my carpet clean, dry and protected with the Huskys.

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