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Old 09-16-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Replacement Carpet

Hello all, I am in need of carpeting for my 97 Jeep that I've just received. I cannot post in the classifieds yet, but does anyone have any tips on the best place to get replacement carpet? It would need to be the grey and atleast everything but the cargo area. It seems there are different kits around, I just want to make sure that I'm getting what I need.

Also, if anyone has any laying around I'm definitely interested.

Another thing is, can I just get those carpet hold down screws at any parts store or is that something I should get online as well?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Old 09-16-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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While you don't have carpet in it, take the seats out and do your own 'bedliner' (Autozone, Napa, etc. all sell the gallon kits) and go from floor right up to the edge of the tub. You won't regret it...cuts down noise, prevents rust, and you might decide not to bother with carpet after all. Only one drawback...it STINKS! Took several months to get rid of the smell in my rubicon-but we had it done in November so the hardtop went right on for the rest of the winter and kept the smell in. What helped was a dozen 'scented pine cones' the big ones, from Jo-Ann Fabric store (sold for home decoration) it really helped! No smell at all now-once we went back to soft top and let it air out for the summer it was fine.

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While you don't have carpet in it, take the seats out and do your own 'bedliner' (Autozone, Napa, etc. all sell the gallon kits) and go from floor right up to the edge of the tub. You won't regret it...cuts down noise, prevents rust, and you might decide not to bother with carpet after all. Only one drawback...it STINKS! Took several months to get rid of the smell in my rubicon-but we had it done in November so the hardtop went right on for the rest of the winter and kept the smell in. What helped was a dozen 'scented pine cones' the big ones, from Jo-Ann Fabric store (sold for home decoration) it really helped! No smell at all now-once we went back to soft top and let it air out for the summer it was fine.
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That's a good tip, I had actually planned on doing that before I put carpet back in anyways, just didn't mention it. I didn't know about the smell though. I guess I'll just have to put up with that. Do I need to take the top off to do the roll on bedliner, or can I do it with the top on?
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I used the Herculiner and the smell lastest less than a week. it was easy. as for the top, i am sure you can leave it on, but it was easier for me once i took the top and doors off.

and if you want carpet, i have a set for my 04 that i dont use. However it is spice color.
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I used the Herculiner and the smell lastest less than a week. it was easy. as for the top, i am sure you can leave it on, but it was easier for me once i took the top and doors off.

and if you want carpet, i have a set for my 04 that i dont use. However it is spice color.

Is that the tan kind of color? I have mostly grey interior plastic and seats and the jeep is teal. you think it would look wierd with tan carpet?
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:41 PM   #7
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balanger... i am doing monstaliner in my 05 tj in a couple weeks and will decide whether i want to keep that carpet or not...ill let you know if im going to sell it if you want it.
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balanger... i am doing monstaliner in my 05 tj in a couple weeks and will decide whether i want to keep that carpet or not...ill let you know if im going to sell it if you want it.
If it's the grey carpet then I'd definitely be interested.
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Did mine a few weeksago. So much better then carpet.
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Wow, that's nice work, looks really good.
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there are a few posts on here if you check the searchs. I did mine a few months ago and LOVE it! herculiner at carquest wouldn't change it for the world my only regret is that I didnt do it sooner. Read the write ups they'll tell you everything you need to know and the little tricks to make it easier.
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I agree with those that say forget the carpet and just line the tub. I used Herculiner and love it. Pull the plugs and let it rain - no worries.
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If it's the grey carpet then I'd definitely be interested.
ive got all the grey carpet pieces and you can have them.
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If you like roasted feet take your carpet out and leave it out. The floorboards of a TJ get HOT. The above is MHO so do what you want.
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ive got all the grey carpet pieces and you can have them.
You've got a deal sir. can you PM me and I can send you my address. I'll can paypal you the shipping and a little something for your trouble if that works for you?
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I had aftermarket carpet and it was ill-fitting from day one. But if I did it again, I would have just lined it. Mine is now lined with the Monstaliner rollin stuff. Nice texture without being rough. I keep mats in the front for heat reduction.

I wheeled for 4 days at a Jamboree and it never got so hot it was unbearable. Yes, it got warm, but when it's 90+ degrees out and very humid, it's not a big deal at all. But I also rolled on my liner with about 4 coats so it does have some insulating properties.

I no longer have to worry about carpet mildew, dirt getting stuck in there and never coming quite clean. This stuff can be hosed then wiped off - dirt doesn't stick in the crevices at all.









(That last pic was before I reloomed all the wiring - I was just laying it out for the cleanest results).

As for smell, once I put it on, I didn't even bother driving it for a week (I have another vehicle) so it could cure and get the smell out. It was never that bad - the solvents to wipe the TJ down before starting smelled worse! With everything back installed, I have not noticed any smell - in fact it smells cleaner than it EVER did with the carpet.

I did it with the top off only because I wanted to line the tub rail. You COULD do it with the top on, but with the top off it is SO much easier to roll in. If you're going to spray it in, I'd remove it just to keep overspray off of it.

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