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blueribb 06-19-2021 09:08 AM

WeatherTech Custom Fit Floor Mats
 
I want to purchase a front set of WeatherTech Custom Fit Floor Mats for my 98 Grand Cherokee but when I select "Retention Device / YES" for the driver's side mat, they have none for sale. Do all 98 Grand Cherokee's have that retention hook on the front driver's side ? If so, can I remove it and use the mat without the retention hook ?

jeepjeepster 06-19-2021 11:56 AM

I 'think' the mat will come with it if you select 'no'. Its just a hole, where as some vehicles have some sort of tab in the floor that snaps into a plastic disc.

Maybe someone could verify, I would like a set for my 5.9 and this is why Ive never bought them. Ive seen a photo that has the hole in it though.

AdidasCJ 06-19-2021 04:49 PM

Goto Costco and pick up the "cut your own" Weather Tech mats. Comes with front and rears. Simple to do yourself and half the cost! Ill go snap pictures.

*EDIT*
https://i.imgur.com/ej6WUfbl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/s9b87oEl.jpg

blueribb 06-21-2021 07:46 AM

I called WeatherTech this morning and they said they DO NOT sell a custom fit front drivers side mat for the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with retention hook on the floor. I have no intention of removing the hook so it looks like I'm stuck with trying to find another brand that will fit correctly. I don't want to use trim to fit mats which don't have a custom fit or water retention features.

Boone96ZJ 06-21-2021 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by blueribb (Post 41297649)
I called WeatherTech this morning and they said they DO NOT sell a custom fit front drivers side mat for the 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee with retention hook on the floor. I have no intention of removing the hook so it looks like I'm stuck with trying to find another brand that will fit correctly. I don't want to use trim to fit mats which don't have a custom fit or water retention features.

https://ruggedridge.com/production/2...975c5da2de.jpg

Picture is a generic one but buy Rugged Ridge. $149.99 for the two front and the back seat one. What I have, fit perfect.

blueribb 06-21-2021 09:02 AM

Does the Rugged Ridge have a hole in the driver's mat for the retention hook ?

jeepjeepster 06-21-2021 10:53 AM

If thats what quadratec carries under their name, they do not, I have a set.

blueribb 06-21-2021 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jeepjeepster (Post 41297805)
If thats what quadratec carries under their name, they do not, I have a set.

The Rugged Ridge 12987.31 (3-piece front and rear) has the retention hole according to customer service. The older model 12987.21 (4-piece front and rear) does not have a hole for the retention hook. I only want the front 2 mats and they said I should fill out a service ticket to request price and availability for the front 2 mats (part numbers 12901.55 and 12901.56).

They want $150 for the 4 piece set which is too much to pay for just the fronts since I won't be using the rears.

Boone96ZJ 06-21-2021 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by blueribb (Post 41297811)
The Rugged Ridge 12987.31 (3-piece front and rear) has the retention hole according to customer service. The older model 12987.21 (4-piece front and rear) does not have a hole for the retention hook. I only want the front 2 mats and they said I should fill out a service ticket to request price and availability for the front 2 mats (part numbers 12901.55 and 12901.56).

They want $150 for the 4 piece set which is too much to pay for just the fronts since I won't be using the rears.

those floor liners do not even move in my jeep which no longer has the hook thing in the floor. I think you're overthinking it. It fits in there like a glove, no movement.

Also, Amazon use to just sell the fronts separate. Not sure now.

PolkaPower 06-21-2021 04:31 PM

Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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KiloWatts 06-21-2021 07:26 PM

I have the weather tech mats. They do not have a retention hole, but my 96 doesn't have the hook either. They are very nice mats though.

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blueribb 06-21-2021 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 41298001)
Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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I'm pretty sure there is a cap that snaps on, covering the hole.

xcaliber81 06-23-2021 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by PolkaPower (Post 41298001)
Why do you want a hole in the mat that's supposed to collect water anyway.


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I know its stupid. They do creep up if its not held in place. Thanks to my OCD I never see anything come through that hole and i clean my WJ Overland once a year lol. Since december its only seen 3000 kms though, almost due for an oil change lol.

blueribb 06-24-2021 07:59 AM

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ) Rugged Ridge All Terrain Floor Liner, Front (Black) - DMC-12920.26 (front pair only)

The above is Out of Stock everywhere but apparently still being made. I ordered a pair for $84.99 with free shipping* from 4wd.com
The manufacturer confirmed they DO have the retention hook hole. They are available with or without the JEEP logo.

*You may have to call to get free shipping since the cart will add shipping even though it's advertised as "qualifies for Free Shipping"

jeepjeepster 06-24-2021 02:16 PM

Please let us know how you like them, I may be in for a set.


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