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Old 08-05-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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Slush Mat question

Winter is coming up fast and I want to get new mats for my Jeep. I had Weathertec in my old vehicle. They have great coverage but were slippery when wet. I have looked at the Quadratec ones but they look like they don't cover as well by the gas pedal.
Anyone have experience with the Quadratec can answer if they are slippery when wet with snow and is the lack of coverage by the gas pedal an issue ?

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I have the quadratec and really like them, didnt notice any issue with pedals. Also go the rear matching cargo mat

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I have the Mopar slushies and think they're da bomb.
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I have the Mopar Jeep tire tread mats and I'm extremely disappointed. After only nine months they have worn through where my right heel sits. Others have had the same problem.

I'm looking for something more durable.
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I've got the Mopar ones and no complaints.
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I love my MOPAR slush mats. They haven't gotten any holes in them, either and they are nine months old.
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I've got the Mopar ones and no complaints.
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And I'll add that mine had no problem holding in the slush and drips coming off from my boots in the winter.
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I have the Mopar Jeep tire tread mats and I'm extremely disappointed. After only nine months they have worn through where my right heel sits. Others have had the same problem.

I'm looking for something more durable.
Sounds like you do about as much damage as my mom. She is good at destroying floor mats of all makes.
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And I'll add that mine had no problem holding in the slush and drips coming off from my boots in the winter.
And they will hold a vente Starbucks without overflowing.
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Winter is coming up fast and I want to get new mats for my Jeep.
Dude, it's August 5th and you are killing me. Anyway, I have had the Quadratec mats and haven't had any complaints.
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Old 08-05-2014, 06:21 PM   #11
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Dude, it's August 5th and you are killing me. Anyway, I have had the Quadratec mats and haven't had any complaints.

Its not unheard of to get snow as early as mid October up here
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Its not unheard of to get snow as early as mid October up here
You can feel it now. Days are getting way shorter. Out west here it has not been above 75 in days. I'm in Dickinson nd.

I also have the Mopar ones. 18months and no issues yet. They do not cover as much as others though. Also they don't get that slick when wet.
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Dude, it's August 5th and you are killing me. Anyway, I have had the Quadratec mats and haven't had any complaints.
No Kidding... haha

Can't believe the pumpkin beers are already out in grocery stores. I'm boycotting any of those that I see prior to September
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One thing about the weathertech. At least they protect the carpet directly under the accelerator pedal. All other mats I've seen are open there due to liability issues.
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I have the Weathertech in my truck and two sets of Quadratec liners in my Wranglers. All work great, but don't use tire shine spray on any of them. The wife took her Jeep to get it washed once and they sprayed 'protectant' on them and made them as slippery as melting ice.

I had to rub cat litter into the liners for a while to get most of the chemical compound out.
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I have the Mopar mats in front and back but will probably be replacing them with the Quadratec combo, to include the cargo mat. I pulled my carpet a couple of years ago and the slush mats slide around a lot. Thinking that the quadratec mats look a lot more form fitting. The rear floor mat tends to inch forward under the console's edge and gets bunched up under the front seats by rear passengers. It also seems to want to take flight when doorless at higher speeds. The factory cargo mat holds too much water when it gets wet and doesn't really provide good coverage.

The only downside to the Quadratec mats is their annoying badging. I'll probably mask around them and hit them with some bedliner or durable black paint. I entertained popping them off and replacing them with something else, but am at a loss as to what that might be.
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I have the Mopar tire tread mats and they have been through four Swedish winters and summers without problem. Perhaps they could be a little bit deeper but it hasn't caused a wet carpet issue yet.
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I have the Mopar Jeep tire tread mats and I'm extremely disappointed. After only nine months they have worn through where my right heel sits. Others have had the same problem.

I'm looking for something more durable.
I love the Mopar mat; they're beautiful. After two winters and daily driving, I'm having the "hole" problem as well. I drive in dress shoes so it's possible that my heel (though not sharp) is wearing it down. That aside, I love 'em.
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Just ordered the Mopar slushies, was really having a fit deciding, thanks to your input I pulled the trigger. they should be here by Saturday! The do look nice as hell!
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I have the quadratec mats and I have no complaints. I love them. I have a matching set and they have handled 3 kids and a long road trips Plus I find them really easy to clean. And you can't beat the price
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2012 JKU, Quadratec and love them...So far no issues, 2 years ..The Mopar ones also are cool! ...So take your pick...They pull out easy, dump out the water, shake um' and put them back in. Nice high lip to hold winter slush on the Quadratec and fit perfect...Never have damp carpets.
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I have the weathertec because the sides are high and I frequently wear muddy boots. I have put the mopar mats which came with it inside of these and secured with a removable zip tie because they are not as slippery.
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Well... I see now that there are major differences between the older mopar slush mats and the newer ones built for 2014+. The type I have are much narrower in the front floorboards, simply flat with no sidewall.They also only have one hole to hook on the carpet anchors. The rear floor mat is straight across the longest edge, butting up against the back seat supports.

The newer mopar mats seem to cover more area up front, and have higher sides similar to several aftermarket options, like the quadratecs or huskys. The back mat appears to have slots on the back edge, that extend past the back seat supports. They too have a slight sidewall. All mats have two holes for the newer button-type carpet anchors.

The newer mats appear to be far more superior to the older ones. They seem better shaped/contoured to the floor of the jeep and cover more area. Since I don't have carpet or the associated anchors, that's not a factor for me. I have always favored the tread pattern more than the others.

So, I pulled the trigger on the fronts, rears and the cargo mat for about $130 shipped. I may look into affixing large disk sized neodymium magnets inside the circular anchor areas and painting them black to see if the force will assist in minimizing their sliding around. Or, I could try to acquire some of the button anchors and mounting them to the floor with JB Weld prior to my planned Raptor-line.
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.....I'm having the "hole" problem as well. I drive in dress shoes so it's possible that my heel (though not sharp) is wearing it down. That aside, I love 'em.
I picked up a set of Mopar slush mats today and I do see where there could be issues with wear thru. My old Jeeps slush mats (aftermarket) were solid and very heavy. These 14 Wrangler slush mats are not solid. They are just molded to the tire tread pattern. Look great but not thick.

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Well... I see now that there are major differences between the older mopar slush mats and the newer ones built for 2014+. The type I have are much narrower in the front floorboards, simply flat with no sidewall.They also only have one hole to hook on the carpet anchors. The rear floor mat is straight across the longest edge, butting up against the back seat supports.

The newer mopar mats seem to cover more area up front, and have higher sides similar to several aftermarket options, like the quadratecs or huskys. The back mat appears to have slots on the back edge, that extend past the back seat supports. They too have a slight sidewall. All mats have two holes for the newer button-type carpet anchors.

The newer mats appear to be far more superior to the older ones. They seem better shaped/contoured to the floor of the jeep and cover more area. Since I don't have carpet or the associated anchors, that's not a factor for me. I have always favored the tread pattern more than the others.

So, I pulled the trigger on the fronts, rears and the cargo mat for about $130 shipped. I may look into affixing large disk sized neodymium magnets inside the circular anchor areas and painting them black to see if the force will assist in minimizing their sliding around. Or, I could try to acquire some of the button anchors and mounting them to the floor with JB Weld prior to my planned Raptor-line.
I pulled the carpet anchors when I pulled the carpet, and reinstalled in my BedTred flooring, so I could continue to use the Mopar Slushies. I was afraid that just gluing them to the naked floor wouldn't work long-term. Maybe JBWeld would do the trick though. Problem is, the back of the anchor, the part you'd be welding to the floor, isn't flat -- it has ridges. So first you'd have to fill that in with some bondo or something, then JBWeld it down.

Here's mine in the BedTred liner:

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I picked up a set of Mopar slush mats today and I do see where there could be issues with wear thru. My old Jeeps slush mats (aftermarket) were solid and very heavy. These 14 Wrangler slush mats are not solid. They are just molded to the tire tread pattern. Look great but not thick.

Aren't Weathertech's the same?
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I have a 2014. was thinking about a complete set of the slush mats vs the big money for the weather techs. I've had husky and weather tech in the past and they get slick.

so there is a difference in the pre 14 mats? in thickness?

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