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Old 03-26-2014, 03:47 PM   #1
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Why I hate Quadratec floor mats

Wife's 2012, 18000 miles, easy use, no wheeling in this one. Bought the Quadratec triple play, front, rear and cargo area mats. Quadratec is right down the road from me, try to support the locals.

Look good but bad design. Driver side floor is soaked. Had to pull seat to get carpet out, dry it, reinstall all because of this mat.

First off, the Quadratec logo is is junk, they use plastic and the studs break off, then the logo pops off allowing water get through mat, no seal, no caulk, nothing. Plus the nuts that hold logo down are metal, they just rust to your carpet. But, the main culprit is the tab that hold mat in place, its very low with no lip to hold water out. Upon acceleration, the water drifts toward rear and just flows right through the hole. It doesn't take much water/snow to cause this.

I'll attempt to post pics. In the meantime, if you have Quadratec mats, check your carpet underneath. Same goes for the Rugged Ridge and Tread Lightly mats, same exact thing.

Bought the Husky liner with no holes. Problem solved.

Why not just cap the tab hole? Seems simple.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:50 PM   #2
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I went straight to the Husky floor mats... Idk how much the Quadratec mats were, but you know what they say, you get what you pay for

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Old 03-26-2014, 04:06 PM   #3
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I have the Rugged Ridge ones(made for quadratech)...and the cargo mat. The name plates broke off the first time I removed them to claen under them.

I havent noticed rust, but I am guessing since the name plate is gone already I wont have rust.

Plus its not "wet" here in Tucson to often either.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:11 PM   #4
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, but you know what they say, you get what you pay for
In most cases, I subscribe to this theory. I don't mind paying for quality where I see value. I've purchase 5 sets of WeatherTech floor mats for various vehicles and I've never been disappointed.
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In most cases, I subscribe to this theory. I don't mind paying for quality where I see value. I've purchase 5 sets of WeatherTech floor mats for various vehicles and I've never been disappointed.
same here Weathertech a bit pricey but cheaper if you buy first.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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Yepper weather tech matts are awesome you will not be disappointed.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #7
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I have had my Quadratecs for 2 years now and I live in MI where we got LOTS of snow. I have ZERO issues with mine! Matter of fact I took the mats out yesterday to wash them and there was NO rust on my carpet and my logo is solid and has not budged! And mine have gone through 2 MI winters and 33,000 miles.

Maybe you got one from a bad batch? Have you tried contacting their customer service? I know from my experience with my JK and previously with my 93' YJ, their customer services is top notch. Send the rep here a PM with pics and see if he can make it right.
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I've used Husky's in just about every vehicle I've owned and when I pull the mat to sell it, the floor underneath is always pristine, if a bit smooshed. We've got Weathertech's in our Scion Xb and they seem pretty nice too. The move around a bit, however. The Husky liners never moved much and wore well.

I was going to get the Quadratec mats but the emblem always bugged me. Now I it's not just a cosmetic thing. I think I'll go with Husky again.
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Quaratec will replace it at no cost to you, they did mine after it ripped.
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Weathertechs are much better. You pay more, but you don't end up replacing them like these.
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Weathertechs are much better. You pay more, but you don't end up replacing them like these.
Yep, Weathertechs...really like em.

Buy once cry once...
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:21 PM   #12
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The easy way to fix this is trash your carpets and pull your drain plugs. I put these down after to keep some of the sand and dirt contained and loved them. Never regretted pulling my carpets either.
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Never had any problems with the Qtec mats. I like the look, and it holds the water very well, sometimes even too well as it'll hold it for several days. My name plates have not broken off, and my floor has never gotten wet. As of last December, this is my second year with them. Through winter, snow gets on the mats and melts from the heat. Then freezes when I shut the jeep off, melts again and so on. That hasn't seem to have affected them. IMHO, they are pretty decently made mats for a good price.
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I had troubles with the tech QTRAC matts also...less than a year.So disappointed that I ended up getting the weather techs and am very happy..No more water leaking through and crinkled sides.They were also so hard to get off the floor clips.They are in the back of my ram sideways for the kids ....
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Wife's 2012, 18000 miles, easy use, no wheeling in this one. Bought the Quadratec triple play, front, rear and cargo area mats. Quadratec is right down the road from me, try to support the locals.

Look good but bad design. Driver side floor is soaked. Had to pull seat to get carpet out, dry it, reinstall all because of this mat.

First off, the Quadratec logo is is junk, they use plastic and the studs break off, then the logo pops off allowing water get through mat, no seal, no caulk, nothing. Plus the nuts that hold logo down are metal, they just rust to your carpet. But, the main culprit is the tab that hold mat in place, its very low with no lip to hold water out. Upon acceleration, the water drifts toward rear and just flows right through the hole. It doesn't take much water/snow to cause this.

I'll attempt to post pics. In the meantime, if you have Quadratec mats, check your carpet underneath. Same goes for the Rugged Ridge and Tread Lightly mats, same exact thing.

Bought the Husky liner with no holes. Problem solved.

Why not just cap the tab hole? Seems simple.
Sorry to hear about all this. These liners are the old style liners. They are covered under a limited lifetime warranty and I'd be happy to issue a warranty for you. Our new liners are made in the USA. They have thicker mounting posts for the logo, washers that won't rust, and are complete redesigned as well. They are here:




Please PM me your order number and I will pick those up for you. I'd offer to exchange for the new set but see that you went the Husky route.

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In most cases, I subscribe to this theory. I don't mind paying for quality where I see value. I've purchase 5 sets of WeatherTech floor mats for various vehicles and I've never been disappointed.
yeah, I was torn between the husky and weather techs, saw a couple surveys that said the WT'd get slippery. But id rather but the one set and be happy, then save $40-50, be unhappy, and have to buy another set, or go to husky or weather tech then.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:43 PM   #17
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I have bought many things from Quadratec and never had any issues with products for either my JKU or my YJ. Give the manufacturer the chance to make it right before going online and calling their product junk.

If the OP would have just taken the time to make a phone call, he would have been told there was a recall on them and he would have gotten a new set with spending more money.
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If you don't like Quadratecs green badge you can get them with Bestop yellow badge instead LOL

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mine came with mopar mats, so far they'v been great, i live in michigan and this winter has been shitty, but the mats are doing their job pretty well.
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I just bought Quadratec's floor mats for my 2014 Wrangler. I read this, and thought "Oh no!"

I had been very pleased with customer service (I called to order, as I was having troubles on the website), and was told politely that the 2014 front floor mats were not in stock, but coming by the end of March and the rest of my order would be shipped on Monday. (I called on Saturday).

I saw the title of this thread, and got worried. But I'm pleased that the response from Quadratec is more than reasonable, and I'm so glad he responded with a picture.

I'll be sure to post when I get mine in- they'll go right into my Jeep. I ordered the set- the front, rear, and cargo area.
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I just bought Quadratec's floor mats for my 2014 Wrangler. I read this, and thought "Oh no!"

I had been very pleased with customer service (I called to order, as I was having troubles on the website), and was told politely that the 2014 front floor mats were not in stock, but coming by the end of March and the rest of my order would be shipped on Monday. (I called on Saturday).

I saw the title of this thread, and got worried. But I'm pleased that the response from Quadratec is more than reasonable, and I'm so glad he responded with a picture.

I'll be sure to post when I get mine in- they'll go right into my Jeep. I ordered the set- the front, rear, and cargo area.
No problem! The 2014's are slightly different (just the retention mainly), but look very much the same. Here's a 2014 example:


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We've taken our floor liners to the next level of quality. Introducing our New and Improved Floor Liners. These liners were engineered for the most precise fit for your Wrangler. Every detail was taken into consideration when we developed the Ultimate Floor Liners.

Quadratec Floor Liners feature a more rugged off-road tread design, a re-designed carpet attachment system and are constructed of the finest TPE material for extreme durability. The increased tread depth and the sidewall design allows our liner to hold up to 40% more liquid than our previous liners.* Each one of our liners was engineered for the best fit possible. And Our Liners are Made in the USA!

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I just got my 2014 fronts yesterday and put them in my JKUR. I've had the rear and cargo mats in for the last 6 months/5000 miles and they've been great. I modified the cargo liner to meet my needs since I run a tail-gate table + trauma/first aid pack on the tailgate and the lip was interfering with them.

I also saw the title of this post and thought crap, I should have gone with huskies, or weathertech, but I've had good experiance with Q-Tech thru all 4 of my jeeps in the past, so I'm going to stick with them and see how they run.



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Got my 2014 Q-Tech JKU fronts today and they're everything the website says.... Happy customer here.
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I just installed the Weathertech's in my '14. One thing I like about them is that there are no holes in the front mats. They use a couple of plastic clips that surround the floor studs turning the studs into a flat disc shape. The newly formed disc has the "hook" side of velcro on the top surface.

The mat has a sort of dome (with the fuzzy side of velcro on the underside) that the disc centers on and sticks to in order to retain the position of the mat. There is no hole for water to leak through into the carpet.

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Another +1 for quadratec liners. I'm not a logo guy...do not really care for them, but even so, I was willing to look past that because the price point is right on and I think the quality of the new design is excellent. Even with all the crap I schlep around and the dirt on my shoes, my interior stays clean thanks to these bad boys.
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Another +1 for quadratec liners. I'm not a logo guy
That's why I used the Tread Lightly mats as a compromise. I don't mind that logo and the extra $5 goes to them as a donation, so I look at is as buying the Quadratec mats and giving $5 to Tread Lightly.
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I have the quadratecs for my 2013 2 door. bought the whole set, fronts, backs, and rear liner. I have so far been very pleased with the fronts and backs, they seem to hold up well, and all the snow we had pooled up in them without ever seeming to leak out. They fit really well and look nice.

The rear liner however I am not nearly as impressed by. the material "feels" different from the rest of the set. It seems like it doesn't quite fit right either. I also cut out the areas for the rear seat to go in, and that was a mistake. The seat just will not stay clipped in with them cut out, and if I go cutting any further then I will loose the water lip. Since I run without the seat the holes are kind of unsightly, and I know now I would have been better off not cutting them and just taking it out when I needed the back seat.

So I would recommend them, but stay away from the rear liner.
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How far do the Quadratec mats go under the pedals?

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