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Old 04-11-2016, 07:21 AM
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Took a ride down to the beach yesterday to enjoy the nice Daytona weather. Doors off, top off. Had all the beach stuff in the back. Well this morning on the drive into school I ran into an issue. I always drive with the rear seats folded down. With the doors off and top off and nothing in the back, the carpeting behind the rear seat always catches the wind and starts flapping around. Anybody had this and found a solution? I'll probably end up putting the rear seats up, this is the second the second time and it helped last time. Any solutions to secure the carpet down?

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Took a ride down to the beach yesterday to enjoy the nice Daytona weather. Doors off, top off. Had all the beach stuff in the back. Well this morning on the drive into school I ran into an issue. I always drive with the rear seats folded down. With the doors off and top off and nothing in the back, the carpeting behind the rear seat always catches the wind and starts flapping around. Anybody had this and found a solution? I'll probably end up putting the rear seats up, this is the second the second time and it helped last time. Any solutions to secure the carpet down?
I had a similar issue with a rubber floor mat in the rear. I ran a few bungee cords in an X pattern between the tie-down hooks in the back. It keeps the mat in place as well as a good spot to hold something small that I don't want bouncing around (usually a small duffle bag).

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I had a similar issue with a rubber floor mat in the rear. I ran a few bungee cords in an X pattern between the tie-down hooks in the back. It keeps the mat in place as well as a good spot to hold something small that I don't want bouncing around (usually a small duffle bag).
I actually don't have that issue (if you're referring to the rear cargo mat) my floor mats flutter with the rear seats up (part of the reason I keep the seats down). What I'm talking about is the carpeting that lines the tub. Mine starts popping out at the bottom of the doorsill and all the way back above the rear tire well when the wind catches it.
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I had a similar issue with a rubber floor mat in the rear. I ran a few bungee cords in an X pattern between the tie-down hooks in the back. It keeps the mat in place as well as a good spot to hold something small that I don't want bouncing around (usually a small duffle bag).
This.
And I take out the rear seat floor mat.
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And I take out the rear seat floor mat.
I'll probably do that when I put the seats up. I'm just wondering if there's a way to secure the carpeting. It's not even the mats, it's the carpeting that lines everything. It's poking out in a couple other locations as well.
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I'll probably do that when I put the seats up. I'm just wondering if there's a way to secure the carpeting. It's not even the mats, it's the carpeting that lines everything. It's poking out in a couple other locations as well.
I'm no help here, took my carpet out day 1.
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I'll probably do that when I put the seats up. I'm just wondering if there's a way to secure the carpeting. It's not even the mats, it's the carpeting that lines everything. It's poking out in a couple other locations as well.
I haven't had to mess with mine...but maybe some velcro in 4 corners of the rear area? The adhesive kind...one part to the metal tub, one on the bottom of the carpet (may need to staple that one or something).
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I'm no help here, took my carpet out day 1.
Quick scan of the build thread didn't reveal what you did. Care to share?
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Quick scan of the build thread didn't reveal what you did. Care to share?
I removed the carpet. Pretty easy to do, just pull it out. Stashed it in the attic. Not sure I have a pic, but I'd be happy to take one if you're curious about the look.
We just run the Mopar rubber floor mats and the bare floor, other people do bedliner. There is also BedTred and BedRug BedTred Jeep Kits BedRug - Next Generation Bedliner
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I haven't had to mess with mine...but maybe some velcro in 4 corners of the rear area? The adhesive kind...one part to the metal tub, one on the bottom of the carpet (may need to staple that one or something).
I'll look into that. Good idea. Just kind weird to me that it's not snug. Think the PO may have screwed around with something. Don't think it would come this way from the factory.
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I removed the carpet. Pretty easy to do, just pull it out. Stashed it in the attic. Not sure I have a pic, but I'd be happy to take one if you're curious about the look.
We just run the Mopar rubber floor mats and the bare floor, other people do bedliner. There is also BedTred and BedRug BedTred Jeep Kits BedRug - Next Generation Bedliner
Yeah if you don't mind. Never really thought about leaving it bare to be quite honest. Noticeable differences? Why'd you ditch it in the the first place?
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Mine does the same thing... Let me know how it goes... I'm not sure the Velcro route would work. It looks like the carpet doesn't make contact with tub on the side...
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Yeah if you don't mind. Never really thought about leaving it bare to be quite honest. Noticeable differences? Why'd you ditch it in the the first place?
It's easier for us. Any mess (wheeling/kids/etc) we just hose it out and pull the drain plugs.
It is a little noisier, but worth it IMO. Give me a few minutes and I'll go down and take a pic.
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Yeah if you don't mind. Never really thought about leaving it bare to be quite honest. Noticeable differences? Why'd you ditch it in the the first place?
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I run mopar slush mats and leave the back seat up. They flop around a bit but stay down for the most part. They are heavy enough I don't worry about them flying out.

I do have the same problem if i have to leave the back seats down. I just tuck it back in.
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I used heavy duty velcro on my TJ when I had this issue. It is the kind for outdoor use and is very strong.
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It's easier for us. Any mess (wheeling/kids/etc) we just hose it out and pull the drain plugs.
It is a little noisier, but worth it IMO. Give me a few minutes and I'll go down and take a pic.
What about wiring and such? Are the electrical components in the tub waterproof?
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What about wiring and such? Are the electrical components in the tub waterproof?
Waterproof? Nope. Resistant, maybe. Lots of folks have been caught topless in a downpour and have come Back to a nice bit of standing water even with carpet in. You could always go over the harness with more elec tape if you wanted to but it'll be fine as is. Now the clockspring, that's something you don't want getting wet if you can avoid it!
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What about wiring and such? Are the electrical components in the tub waterproof?
There aren't any terminations that I'm aware of, so the wiring in the tub should all be waterproof. This is my 2nd Jeep that I've run no carpet, never an issue.
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There aren't any terminations that I'm aware of, so the wiring in the tub should all be waterproof. This is my 2nd Jeep that I've run no carpet, never an issue.
Funny that your tub is body color. Mine isn't.
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Funny that yours is body color. Mine isn't.
Dammit. Now I am afraid to look

I have actually had this same issue (except with the seats up). Had to get off the highway and secure her back in and stay off the highway. Velcro may be in store due to the OCD that will occur if mine isn't body color under the carpet.
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Dammit. Now I am afraid to look

I have actually had this same issue (except with the seats up). Had to get off the highway and secure her back in and stay off the highway. Velcro may be in store due to the OCD that will occur if mine isn't body color under the carpet.
I lied, my tub is body color. Whoops
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I did a couple days of driving around with the seats up and I pulled the mats from back there and didn't have the problem again. So will probably just do that from now on with the doors and top off.
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Mine is the same way...no carpet and inside tub along with roll bar is same color as outside.

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Mine is the same way...no carpet and inside tub along with roll bar is same color as outside.

I think I was picturing the tub from underneath. Quick check last night revealed it was matching.
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I think I was picturing the tub from underneath. Quick check last night revealed it was matching.
So with no carpet, is all your wiring out in open (I know it's probably covered in conduit)?
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So with no carpet, is all your wiring out in open (I know it's probably covered in conduit)?
Take a look at @Blue Baby Sound 's pictures. You can see some of the wires. They're "exposed" as in they're bundled and wrapped with electrical tape.
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I think I was picturing the tub from underneath. Quick check last night revealed it was matching.
Yep, underside matches also.
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I was just going to post of this problem.... this section just starts flopping around, and there isn't enough material when tucked in like it should to secure the carpet with Velcro.

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