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post #1 of 8 Old 09-20-2021, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement Carpet for WJ

Has anyone replaced carpet in 2000 WJ? I had a slow heater core leak that saturated the r/s carpet with coolant over time. I am replacing heater core and evap soon and I am thinking of doing carpet too. I did a google search and several places look like the make nice molded carpets. I am considering Stock interiors carpet , ultra plush with mass backing. I would like to hear from anyone who may have replace their carpet and were you happy with the results. Thanks.

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-23-2021, 01:49 PM
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I’ve never heard of anyone’s replacement carpet but I did hear of one guy removing his completely and taking it to a DIY high pressure hose car wash and spraying his down. Once clean and dry I remember him saying it was like new. Food for thought.

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Try getting a bucket of hot, clear water. Soak the carpet until the water pools on top of the carpet. Scrub with a brush, and suck it out with a wet vac. You can remove the sill plate, and lift the carpet up, to clean under it, and allow it to dry. A coolant leak shouldn’t have ruined the carpet.

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Hi guys,

Did the replacement and used also Stock Interiors.

A) There are some efforts to remove the old carpet tbh. you need to remove seats, plastic panels (doors + between driver/passenger), legs zone front passenger and driver.

B) Jeep original carpet - its not just cotton but also have from 0.5 to 1.5 inches antivibration/noise cancelation material, which you never find in aftermarket manufacturing.

C) Carpet from Stock Interiors is 65-70% adapted to WJ. You still need to cut (its not pre-cut), no special place for AC/Air deflectors for rear passengers etc.

In my case - the carpet was dead, smell like sh*t and I have no choice - but to replace.

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post #5 of 8 Old 09-30-2021, 08:13 PM
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I just detailed probably the top 5 dirtiest vehicle ever an 02 laredo. About 10 to 16 hrs and tbh it came 95% clean I was shocked lol. Didn't remove the carpet but for how much I stripped the interior I could very well have.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-05-2021, 01:13 PM
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I’ve done the HOT soapy water and scrub brush technique many times, with from seats outside of course. All day project with wet dry vac and a sunny day to help dry with windows down. Longer if it’s humid or not sunny!

I replaced the carpet on my Fox body Mustang years ago as well and agree at the 65% done - gotta cut your own holes and sound deadening deal. Lotta work there as well.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-13-2021, 04:58 AM
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I pulled my carpet and power washed it, dirt ran out of it like coffee. I just left it out for a week to dry due to the backing on it and just drove without carpet. It came out unbelievably nice. Pretty easy to pull too.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-17-2021, 05:00 AM
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Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? But man pulling a carpet to either wash or replace is a butt ton of work. Glad it panned out for you!

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