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post #1 of 17 Old 04-19-2011, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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doors off, rear floor mats go airborne - fixed

This is pretty simple and extremely inexpensive.

Supplies:
Hot glue gun
(2) 2-packs of wide industrial strength sticky back velcro

I was afraid that the velcro would not have a solid enough contact surface to stick to the bottom side of the floor mat, so I applied the hot glue before sticking the pads down.

Let it cool for a few minutes before attaching the other pieces of velcro (so you don't have to worry about proper alignment when attaching to the jeep carpet). Remove backing, carefully set floor mats back in place, and apply pressure to the velcro areas.

This should keep them from flying off the next time you remove your doors

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post #2 of 17 Old 04-19-2011, 09:35 AM
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wow! great fix! didn't have floor mats in my TJ so didn't even think this could be an issue.

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i haven't gotten to take the doors off yet so i never thought about this either.
the front ones have those lock down things from the floor though, the rear one is just one huge strip but i wouldn't want it to fly out so i'll look into doing this. thanks!

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Haven't had a problem yet, drove down the freeway at 110 kph with the doors and roof off: A- it was freaking cold at -4 degrees but worth it :P and B- the slush mat didn't move but it's a good idea just incase

Good Idea
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i haven't gotten to take the doors off yet so i never thought about this either.
the front ones have those lock down things from the floor though, the rear one is just one huge strip but i wouldn't want it to fly out so i'll look into doing this. thanks!
Is yours a 2-door, or did they change the floor mats for '11? My unlimited has two seperate floor mats...I didn't think it would be an issue because they have slots in them that go around the from to the rear seat, but they have flipped over and ended up sitting on the back seat on short trips at no more than 45mph - go figure Chrysler couldn't add the hold downs to the rear...that might have cost them an extra $1 per vehicle

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Haven't had a problem yet, drove down the freeway at 110 kph with the doors and roof off: A- it was freaking cold at -4 degrees but worth it :P and B- the slush mat didn't move but it's a good idea just incase

Good Idea
Yeah I guess I should have clarified - probably only necessary with the 4-doors - what the hell were you doing with the doors and roof off in sub zero temps
Edit: I see yours is a 4-door...do you have one solid mat like Ace?
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post #6 of 17 Old 04-19-2011, 11:16 AM
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I can attest that in a JK Unlimited with the doors off even that heavy 1-piece rubber slush mat in front of the back seat will rise off the floor about 1.5 feet and float there at 65mph. The little carpet mats that come standard would be history at that speed. I always threw a brick on each side of the floor mat. But Velcro is much more elegant. I'll be doing that for sure!

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I can attest that in a JK Unlimited with the doors off even that heavy 1-piece rubber slush mat in front of the back seat will rise off the floor about 1.5 feet and float there at 65mph. The little carpet mats that come standard would be history at that speed. I always threw a brick on each side of the floor mat. But Velcro is much more elegant. I'll be doing that for sure!

yeah, loose bricks in your rig might not be the best idea in the event of a wreck
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yeah, loose bricks in your rig might not be the best idea in the event of a wreck
In fairness, the steak-knives I tried first weren't heavy enough.

Would you mind sharing what store (or type of store) you found those large, heavy-duty Velcro pads at? Seems like every time I need some all I find are those wussy little round quarter-sized pads.
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Is yours a 2-door, or did they change the floor mats for '11? My unlimited has two seperate floor mats...I didn't think it would be an issue because they have slots in them that go around the from to the rear seat, but they have flipped over and ended up sitting on the back seat on short trips at no more than 45mph - go figure Chrysler couldn't add the hold downs to the rear...that might have cost them an extra $1 per vehicle
nah i have a 4 door but my floormats are the rubber aftermarket ones from quadratic

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In fairness, the steak-knives I tried first weren't heavy enough.

Would you mind sharing what store (or type of store) you found those large, heavy-duty Velcro pads at? Seems like every time I need some all I find are those wussy little round quarter-sized pads.
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nah i have a 4 door but my floormats are the rubber aftermarket ones from quadratic
Ahhh, copy
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Lowes

Ahhh, copy
Ya its one solid piece, and I'm canadian If I don't try it in sub zero then I will never try it out hahaha jk it was just a cold night it's was fun and the without my cheesy seat earners I probably would have dies lol
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looking through the mods section of FAQ...ran accross this one a little late. Took my floormats out long ago after they flew around the jeep at high speed. No idea what I did with them...
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looking through the mods section of FAQ...ran accross this one a little late. Took my floormats out long ago after they flew around the jeep at high speed. No idea what I did with them...
Glad you brought this up - I need to redo mine, as I replaced the stockers with weathertech digital fits...

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post #14 of 17 Old 06-06-2011, 05:03 PM
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I just take mine out. but I may try this

OK, then...the hood is not supposed to flop up and down??

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The 2011 I have came with two in the back, not the one piece.

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