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MangoTango34 03-16-2013 09:54 PM

Carpet removal help needed!
 
I have a 2011 2 door rubicon and I'm thinking about taking the carpet out of it. And if I like it I will beeline the floor.

Is there a video out there teaching how to take the carpet out of a jk? I would also take maybe a list of very detailed instructions as long as it has good pictures.

And if I don't like it, how hard is it to put the carpet back? And will the fit be as good?

SilverSport 03-16-2013 11:53 PM

I haven't seen a video but it's basically self explanatory. Under the dash at the front of the carpet there is a plastic retainer nut that pulls off a stud. One under the seats. Also need to finish the cut around where the seats mount. Then it comes out in sections.

If you reinstall the fit will be good because the carpet is molded to the shape of the floor.

Rooster76 03-17-2013 05:12 AM

I did a pretty descriptive write-up about it with lots of pictures. I took the seats out when I took out my carpet. I cannot imagine putting it back in with the seats in, but I suppose it is possible.
LINK> Carpet Removal 2012 2DR
I also did a write-up on how I sprayed my U-Pol Raptor bed liner
LINK>U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads

Jbird26 03-17-2013 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rooster76 (Post 3513580)
I did a pretty descriptive write-up about it with lots of pictures. I took the seats out when I took out my carpet. I cannot imagine putting it back in with the seats in, but I suppose it is possible.
LINK> Carpet Removal 2012 2DR
I also did a write-up on how I sprayed my U-Pol Raptor bed liner
LINK>U-Pol Raptor Bed Liner in tub - Shots - Notes - Reference Threads

Nice. Looks good. Did the liner change any road noise/overall cabin noise?

Rooster76 03-17-2013 07:30 PM

I didn't notice any difference in noise when I took the carpet out, but I took it out during the drought when I had my doors and windows off most of the time. Now with the hard top on the noise isn't bad at all. I would highly recommend it even if you just use floor liners or mats. The main downfall to no carpet is you loose the hooks for foot mats/liners in the front and the will dangerously slip all over the place. I use tool box foam liner roll under my liner floor mats and that keeps them from slipping very much. About once every couple months I will pull the mats back about an inch or two, but they are rock solid when driving.

SilverSport 03-17-2013 07:31 PM

The carpet is designed to be removed/installed without removing the seats. That's why it has the cutouts around the seat mounts.

Rooster76 03-17-2013 07:58 PM

At least with the 2DR you have to take the rear seat out. The front seats could stay in, in theory. It would be very hard to tuck the carpet under the center console, and just to lay down right. I suppose if there is a will there is a way, and people have done it before. Taking the front seats out, especially the first time with the super tight factory bolts isn't a walk in the park either.

SMALL NOISE FROM BACK
I just thought of something. I did notice when I first put the hard-top back on a low whine when above 35 mph from the rear. I think it is from the gears in the rear diff. It sounds about like a slightly squeaky computer fan. At first I thought I had the radio on super low. With the radio on you would never notice it. I have a strong hunch that if I had left the sound/heat deadening goop in the back it would cover that sound up. If you want to see what the sound is like I recommend taking out the 3 rear carpet panels (both sides and under where the rear seat goes). Those panels would be very easy to put back in.

staticz 03-17-2013 08:03 PM

Not trying to hijack the thread but does anyone know the part number or where I can find replacement nuts for the carpet? I want to leave mine in but it looks like one of the nuts/clips popped loose and I cannot find it. Consequently the drivers side carpet is sliding all over the damn place!

to the OP - if you take it out don't lose the clips.

SilverSport 03-17-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Rooster76 (Post 3516287)
At least with the 2DR you have to take the rear seat out. The front seats could stay in, in theory. It would be very hard to tuck the carpet under the center console, and just to lay down right. I suppose if there is a will there is a way, and people have done it before. Taking the front seats out, especially the first time with the super tight factory bolts isn't a walk in the park either.

SMALL NOISE FROM BACK
I just thought of something. I did notice when I first put the hard-top back on a low whine when above 35 mph from the rear. I think it is from the gears in the rear diff. It sounds about like a slightly squeaky computer fan. At first I thought I had the radio on super low. With the radio on you would never notice it. I have a strong hunch that if I had left the sound/heat deadening goop in the back it would cover that sound up. If you want to see what the sound is like I recommend taking out the 3 rear carpet panels (both sides and under where the rear seat goes). Those panels would be very easy to put back in.

Maybe 2DR are different. I have had the carpet out of my JKU several times without having to remove seats. My factory bolts had Loc-Tite on them. Came out hard all the way.


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