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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2021, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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Someone recently turned me onto a replacement for the OEM carpeting from Armorlite so I thought I'd give it a go.

It's basically a combination rubberized flooring and sound/temperature insulating layer. It comes with four deep drain plugs that align with openings for some of the OEM plugs. But since there's no carpet in the way they are now useful.

I installed it this morning. My back and hands are ridiculously sore, and I left a bit of blood on sharp parts on the Jeep, but it wasn't really tough.

I think it looks good. I just came back from my first drive with it installed and I really can't say how it works on sound yet since the top is off (though I swear the stereo sounded more clear). I probably won't really know what the insulation is like till fall when I put the hardtop back on, but I'm hoping I'll notice something when I close up the soft top too.

Still I think I'm gonna like it. Definitely a lot thicker than the carpet I removed. I know we're not supposed to use floor mats over top of it, but I'm gonna test it that way for extra insulation and protection.











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post #2 of 11 Old 05-07-2021, 01:45 PM
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Never heard of this stuff before and I like what I see.

That being said I would definitely use them with mats on top since I drive barefoot a lot and like the cushy carpet. Would be interested on how well your mats stay secure or a way to cut out the "holders" from the stock carpet and mount them somehow...
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Never heard of this stuff before and I like what I see.

That being said I would definitely use them with mats on top since I drive barefoot a lot and like the cushy carpet. Would be interested on how well your mats stay secure or a way to cut out the "holders" from the stock carpet and mount them somehow...
Mine stayed in place just fine while driving around today. But the answer probably varies with the underside of the mat in question. I would think one could bond the OEM holders if one wanted.

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I had looked at armorlite too. I just like the carpet. I did put some sound deadener on the floor before I put the new carpet down. Though I will say the armorlite does look good in your jeep.
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I've never heard of this, interesting. Though I'm mostly interesting in sound deadening.

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Is it really $600 for just the 4 mats? It doesn't even cover the entire floor?

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Is it really $600 for just the 4 mats? It doesn't even cover the entire floor?

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No, it's not just the mats. It covers the entire floor except the area behind the rear seat.

So it goes from under the rear seat where it meets the carpet coming down from the cargo area all the way up to the firewall.

Basically it mirrors the front seat and rear seat carpet pieces if you've ever taken them out. But it's much thicker with a hard plastic top layer. And makes it so you can use some of the drain plugs without having to pull up a carpet or anything.

So it's like insulated carpet plus mats all over, if that makes sense. For example, if you look at the photo I posted earlier if my driver's side you can see how it runs from the center console all the way to the sill and you can see it under the driver's seat.

I didn't take too many other photos.

Here's how they arrived, much more square footage than the mats.




And a photo with the carpet out of the beach before installation, everything that's blue on the floor gets covered if that makes sense.


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I like what I see. My carpets have seen better days and they do not protect from the heat as they should. Thes like nice and shiny...
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Finally got to test this out on the highway.

I THINK it's definitely quieter.

I say THINK cause I'm a lazy sob who was late to the last tire rotation and I've got a choppy mud/terrain tire on the front left that's humming on the highway.

The tire is louder than wind noise at 65-70, and starts to quiet down a little below 60.

But the noise is definitely coming through the soft top and not the floor.

So I'm sure it's an improvement.

I'll find out in late fall how it is with the hardtop.

And hopefully this tire will quiet down a little soon.

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I liked the blue metal better. easier to clean, when fording or in rain i can open a plug easy....I tossed carpet like week after the jeep was bought new.
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I liked the blue metal better. easier to clean, when fording or in rain i can open a plug easy....I tossed carpet like week after the jeep was bought new.
Ha ha yeah that's fine but would be a complete fail on insulation lol.

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