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Old 06-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
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tearing out carpet

Thinking of tearing out the carpet in my 2011 JK. Got rained in the other day cause im an idiot and there is still a little standing water. I don't want to deal with the terrible smell so I was wondering if anyone had any advice on whether I should or should not do it and if I should how to do it. im looking for a pro's and con's type thing. Thanks yall I appreciate it
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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To remove it without cutting it, remove the bolts holding the front seats down, remove the rear bench seat, and the carpet pulls right out (there are a couple of plastic retainers on threaded studs holding the carpet down, just pull up and they'll give way).

If you want to keep the carpets, hang them up outside on the sun and let them dry out.

Make sure to pull your drain plugs (hidden beneath the carpet) to allow excess water to drain from the tub.

I pulled my carpet a while ago, have yet to regret it, one less thing to worry about, ymmv

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #4
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Crazy rain on the East coast over the weekend, and I got some water in mine too. I had the top up, but windows were out and trail doors on. Never got water inside in this configuration before, but it rained hard all day and night Friday.

Carpets were soaked Saturday morning. I pulled the plugs and wet vac'd, then lowered the top and let the interior dry out in the sun. It got damp before, but this time was way worse. The carpets are paper thin with a small wad of matting glued on under where your feet are. Very easy to just pull up from the floor (there are two gray thumb screws holding it at top) and use a Shop Vac to get it mostly dry.

Think its going to be OK, and I'm not sure I'd be happy running without carpets. All that spuzz they put all over the floors below the mat area would bug me.
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Rip it out and say goodbye -- that's my suggestion.

I did and never regretted it.

Don't forget there is a plug in the rear well, and where the jack is too.
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Rip it out and say goodbye -- that's my suggestion.

I did and never regretted it.

Don't forget there is a plug in the rear well, and where the jack is too.
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I took my carpet out this weekend...just 'cause. Little experiment if you will. Only downside so far is the floor mats tend to wander. Just trying to out to see if I mind it...then I am all set to go topless/doorless.
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The carpet is bolted under the seats in JKs? That blows, Itbwas also me to be able to pull my YJs out so easily, and it was the wall to wall option even.
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The carpet is bolted under the seats in JKs? That blows, Itbwas also me to be able to pull my YJs out so easily, and it was the wall to wall option even.
It must have changed over the years. On my '07 JKU, I was able to take the carpets in the middle and rear without removing the seats. The carpet in the front weren't held down by the seats, as I recall, but I did have to unbolt my center console to get the carpet out from under it.

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I didn't have to remove anything when taking out my '13 jku carpet. On the front seats though, you either have to take the seats out or just cut where it's basically almost cut anyways.
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It must have changed over the years. On my '07 JKU, I was able to take the carpets in the middle and rear without removing the seats. The carpet in the front weren't held down by the seats, as I recall, but I did have to unbolt my center console to get the carpet out from under it.

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Interesting. Mine's a '10 and i didn't have to unbolt the center console to get the carpet out without cutting it, but DID have to unbolt the seats.
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Talking Bedline it

The carpet is made to be yanked out and put back in. There are a few spots from the factory that you need to cut to get the carpet out. It will be like cut 90% of the way and then you have to make a 1/4" cut. Putting it back in probably would suck without pulling the seats out. I did a couple write-up that might help you.

REMOVE THE CARPET
LINK>Carpet Removal 2012 2DR
This one is maybe almost too in depth. It has pictures of the parts you need to trim, but it's rather obvious. There are also pictures of the drain plug locations.

THE 12 DRAIN PLUG LOCATIONS (2DR)
-2 on each Front Foot wells
-Under Front Seats
-Behind Front Seats where back seat passengers would put there foot
-Small ones in the rear recessed mount area for the back seat
-Under the Jack and in hidden storage area

If you just want to try to air it out with the carpet in I have a video that shows the drain plug locations. I would think they would be pretty easy to pull out with the carpet still in.



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LINK>U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads
I bedlined mine. It's the best mod if I had to choose only one. No worries about mud, pet hair, or if it "might" rain, or it is just sprinkling. Raptor cleans up with just a wet rag and one swipe. It's about perfect. I'm in the very small minority that has had a bit of chipping. Mostly from trying to force the rear seat in the wrong way.
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BEDLINE IT
LINK>U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads
I bedlined mine. It's the best mod if I had to choose only one. No worries about mud, pet hair, or if it "might" rain, or it is just sprinkling. Raptor cleans up with just a wet rag and one swipe. It's about perfect. I'm in the very small minority that has had a bit of chipping. Mostly from trying to force the rear seat in the wrong way.
Dig the whole thread. Thanks. Really like your Raptor Bedliner. So did it smell after you applied it?
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You'll only get that smell if you let it dry on it's own. Mine has been wet several times and you'd never know it. Drain plugs or wet vac for standing water and micro fiber/highly absorbent towel the rest. Then place a fan in a position so as to blow air over the wet areas overnight with all the doors open. Do not close it up while the carpet is still wet. Works like a charm every time.
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The carpet is made to be yanked out and put back in. There are a few spots from the factory that you need to cut to get the carpet out. It will be like cut 90% of the way and then you have to make a 1/4" cut. Putting it back in probably would suck without pulling the seats out. I did a couple write-up that might help you.

REMOVE THE CARPET
LINK>Carpet Removal 2012 2DR
This one is maybe almost too in depth. It has pictures of the parts you need to trim, but it's rather obvious. There are also pictures of the drain plug locations.

THE 12 DRAIN PLUG LOCATIONS (2DR)
-2 on each Front Foot wells
-Under Front Seats
-Behind Front Seats where back seat passengers would put there foot
-Small ones in the rear recessed mount area for the back seat
-Under the Jack and in hidden storage area

If you just want to try to air it out with the carpet in I have a video that shows the drain plug locations. I would think they would be pretty easy to pull out with the carpet still in.



BEDLINE IT
LINK>U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads
I bedlined mine. It's the best mod if I had to choose only one. No worries about mud, pet hair, or if it "might" rain, or it is just sprinkling. Raptor cleans up with just a wet rag and one swipe. It's about perfect. I'm in the very small minority that has had a bit of chipping. Mostly from trying to force the rear seat in the wrong way.
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You'll only get that smell if you let it dry on it's own. Mine has been wet several times and you'd never know it. Drain plugs or wet vac for standing water and micro fiber/highly absorbent towel the rest. Then place a fan in a position so as to blow air over the wet areas overnight with all the doors open. Do not close it up while the carpet is still wet. Works like a charm every time.
Great advice! Thanks!
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Does anyone know what this lone wire is for or goes to? It was under the carpet beneath the passenger seat. I'm about to bed line it but I didn't want to cover up any wires.
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Dig the whole thread. Thanks. Really like your Raptor Bedliner. So did it smell after you applied it?
I sprayed mine during the drought last year. I was doorless windowless for about a month after. Shocker, the smell was no issue for me. I do vaguely remember the closed garage where i park smelling for probably a week after, but not bad. Spring/summer is the time to bedline because it will cure faster, and you can roll down the windows if needed.
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Does anyone know what this lone wire is for or goes to? It was under the carpet beneath the passenger seat. I'm about to bed line it but I didn't want to cover up any wires.
Temp sensor for climate control maybe? Dunno, my '07 didn't have anything like that.
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One note: if you're in a two door there is a large (2 X 6) oval shaped hole in the side of the bed. (Both sides). TOTAL bullcrap. Carpet isn't waterproof- can't believe Chrysler left it this way. Grrrrhh.....Checked with the dealer- no plug is made for it. Their fix- fiberglass tape like they use on bedliners. I am surprised they didn't suggest duct tape.
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I put on a Smittybilt hard top and now get water every time it rains. We wet vac and then prop up the carpet with water bottles. I am going to spray in Al's HNR and the liner soon. My '05 carpet snaps out with out front seat removal. We pulled out the carpet and scrubbed it with a brush and Tide a couple months ago and it looked and smelled much better.
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Does anyone know what this lone wire is for or goes to? It was under the carpet beneath the passenger seat. I'm about to bed line it but I didn't want to cover up any wires.
What year is that? My 2010 doesn't have anything similar.
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Since its only on the passenger side, my first thought was something to do with the airbag weight sensor. Does one end connect to the seat?

I'm new to JK's, but my Titan knows if someone is in the seat and adjusts airbag deployment to their weight.
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Since its only on the passenger side, my first thought was something to do with the airbag weight sensor. Does one end connect to the seat?

I'm new to JK's, but my Titan knows if someone is in the seat and adjusts airbag deployment to their weight.
It's a '08 Unlimited and no it doesn't connect to the seat. It runs beneath the plastic covering near the door sill. There are the two white plates with holes in them like they mount to something but it wasn't mounted when I found it and we bought the jeep new so there wasn't a previous owner. Thanks for the help everyone.
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I got rained in as well. pulled the front drain plugs and its mostly dry. the crappy part is that it was 99% dry from the last storm 3 days prior. that storm wasnt as bad but it prompted me to disconnect my 1500w inverter under my seat. it has an internal fuse, I guess I should get around to putting one inline by the battery. I got lucky.

probably should pull the carpets...
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I took the front carpet out and left the back. The Quadratec fitted floor mats fit and look great. The mats do shift a bit but is no bother to me. When the carpet in the back gets wet, flip the rear bench up and it'll dry pretty quick. Plugs pulled and no mud or nasty stuff on carpet, it won't smell.
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It's a '08 Unlimited and no it doesn't connect to the seat. It runs beneath the plastic covering near the door sill. There are the two white plates with holes in them like they mount to something but it wasn't mounted when I found it and we bought the jeep new so there wasn't a previous owner. Thanks for the help everyone.
Oh and I didn't mean to sound sarcastic in that last entry, I really did appreciate you all trying to help. I'm going to try to take it by a local off road shop today and see if they can figure it out. I don't have any mods that would require additional wires in that area so I'm still dumbfounded.
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Could it be your SAT radio antenna?
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Could it be your SAT radio antenna?
I wish. I don't have a SAT radio
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Well wound up taking it by the jeep dealership and they said its a cable for the seat belt or sound bar.

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