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Old 04-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Topless/Doorless question?

Yesterday afternoon I took the doors off for the second time ever (first time topless and doorless). While riding around I almost lost my Rugged Ridge rear slush mat. Have any of you experienced this or have any solutions beside removing the rear mat when riding around. I have considered Velcro but will it be strong enough for 70mph? I am still a rookie and was hoping to get some input from other veteran Jeepers

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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So is it the long mat that extends to both sides and over the middle hump?

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:32 AM   #3
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If you're concerned velcro won't hold it, try dual lock. It's similar to velcro, but you have to actually snap the two halves together, and I've used it for holding on things up to 100mph directly exposed to outside air, so it should be more than enough to hold a floor mat.
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So is it the long mat that extends to both sides and over the middle hump?
Curious about this as well. Are you talking about the backseat mat or the one that is in the cargo space. I havent had my top completely off yet just the freedom panels and im curious if i should take some preventative measures so i dont have your situation happen
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Yesterday afternoon I took the doors off for the second time ever (first time topless and doorless). While riding around I almost lost my Rugged Ridge rear slush mat. Have any of you experienced this or have any solutions beside removing the rear mat when riding around. I have considered Velcro but will it be strong enough for 70mph? I am still a rookie and was hoping to get some input from other veteran Jeepers
My slush mat does the same thing. Actually, my carpet will start to flutter as well, if I keep the back seat folded down.

Tried some heavy duty Velcro for the carpet above the wheel wells which works ok for keeping air from getting under it. But I also keep a toolbox in the back with some basic hand tools for emergencies that provides enough weight to keep the mat in place, along with my hi-lift which is rolled up inside an old army blanket. Not really a solution, just using what I already have back there.

Sure, someone could steal whatever is in the back, no matter how well it is hidden, but it hasn't happened yet. Not really an answer to your question....just sharing what I do to keep the mat in place.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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I havent tried it yet with the one piece big floor mat yet, but I assume it will want to fly up. Last year I used some bungee cords from the legs of the front seat to the front legs of the back. Just made an X with em.
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What I did was drill a hole big enough to put a plastic tie wrap thru and looped it around the frame that holds the front seat. I did this on both the drivers side rear portion of the mat and the passenger side rear portion.
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What I did was drill a hole big enough to put a plastic tie wrap thru and looped it around the frame that holds the front seat. I did this on both the drivers side rear portion of the mat and the passenger side rear portion.
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Thats a good idea, and easy. Thanks!

My quadratec rear flops around a lot, but even at 80mph I never felt like it was going to leave. In any case, I am going to do the tie wrap thing.
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I havent tried it yet with the one piece big floor mat yet, but I assume it will want to fly up. Last year I used some bungee cords from the legs of the front seat to the front legs of the back. Just made an X with em.
Yep, tried this too, with the big mat that covers the whole cargo area before I put my hi-lift in the back. Still got a little fluttering on the highway, but with tighter bungee cords it might have been better.
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So is it the long mat that extends to both sides and over the middle hump?
Yes it is the one piece for the backseat. I think Velcro would hold it just not sure for how long. Or for how long the glue would last sitting out in the hot sun all summer here in the south.
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I just glued a couple of M42 grade rare earth magnets to the mat where they overlap the front seat frame (Quadratec mats) it worked fine last year.
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Small cheap and effective. I use four of them, all on the back edge. under the seat. Lately I've only been using two because I needed two for my kids school project. still no problems
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If you're concerned velcro won't hold it, try dual lock. It's similar to velcro, but you have to actually snap the two halves together, and I've used it for holding on things up to 100mph directly exposed to outside air, so it should be more than enough to hold a floor mat.
What variety of Dual Lock would be appropriate to stock to carpet? There are lots of adhesive choices.
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I have the Q-tech mats all around. I run doorless as much as I can and have not lost any of my mats. I've driven 75MPH on the freeway with 40MPH cross winds and even though they flap around, they don't come out.

IMO, if you have a 1-piece floor mat in the rear, there is nothing you need to worry about.
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What variety of Dual Lock would be appropriate to stock to carpet? There are lots of adhesive choices.
I honestly have no idea. I've never tried sticking it to carpet. I'm sure there is a chart somewhere on 3M's website that lists which adhesive is best for the application.
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I ended up putting some construction grade velcro on it and then drilling two small holes in the back and attaching to the rear seat with a zip tie. Makes me feel better anyway!
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i just fold the rear seat down.
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I used some double sided scotch brand tape. It's pretty thick and holds just about anything. I've got the quadratec slush mats and they don't move

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