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Unread 07-25-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
Jramos43
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Carpet removal.

Today i was thinking, and since i can never keep the damn carpet clean, what if i just take it off? It might look stupid it might look better. Has anyone done this to their ZJ? If I'm not mistaken this is something JK's have...

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Unread 07-25-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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having not done this, I have to imagine that at least, theres going to be some loose wires running on the ground?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 01:23 AM   #3
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I've heard some people pull their carpet, and Rhino line, or use some other type of rubber product on the floor.
I'm not sure, but I would think the carpet acts as an insulator, to help keep noise and heat levels down in the cabin.
As I haven't pulled my carpet up, I don't know if you'd have a lot of exposed wiring, but the wiring I have seen, runs under the door sill plates and behind the interior body panels, and the only thing I think of that might be exposed would be any wiring used for power seats, if you have them.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 01:58 AM   #4
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I've heard some people pull their carpet, and Rhino line, or use some other type of rubber product on the floor.
I'm not sure, but I would think the carpet acts as an insulator, to help keep noise and heat levels down in the cabin.
As I haven't pulled my carpet up, I don't know if you'd have a lot of exposed wiring, but the wiring I have seen, runs under the door sill plates and behind the interior body panels, and the only thing I think of that might be exposed would be any wiring used for power seats, if you have them.
So would it be a bad idea to take it off ?
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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #5
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I had my carpet out for about 2 weeks. The only reason I pulled it out was so I could pressure wash it, and it took me a while to find time to put it back in. I didn't get any heat issues, but the noise level sucked. I was quite happy when I got it back in. And there is a lot more wiring under the carpet than I would've thought.
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