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Bruce Wayne
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: floor mats Reply with quote

I just ordered a set of the 3 piece floor mats (the non German ones) from VC,anyone else have these? thoughts,likes dislikes?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:27 pm    Post subject: Love Mine! Reply with quote

Love mine! If you mean the ones that cover the entire cab. Trust me, that's the way to go. I had a minor leak from the brake switch on my new master cylinder. Just enough to ruin the carpet, except...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ones with the little circular holes pattern? I love them.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the cover the whole cab area,and they have the little circles in them.are the ones below the ones you two (msin and tencent) have?

http://www.van-cafe.com/vanagon_parts.jsp?pa=p&p=525464348
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Them's the ones. Got mine in gray, good match for the carpet. They fit well, and are easy to pull out and dump the dirt, which lingers in the little holes until dump-day. I like the way they look.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

o.k. thanks tencent. they will be here Friday. ordered them yesterday,man that's fast. I got the black ones.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine a weet or two ago. Fantastic. Perfect fit. Really plush and thick. I'm sure you will like them, I know I do.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone notice a reduction in road noise with these mats?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was also wondering about noise reduction.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No apparent road noise reduction. As others mentioned, they look good and catch dirt great. They also had a fairly strong vinyl-ish smell for the first few weeks, but it went away with use.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had mine for over a year now and they look as good as new. Easy to install, fit well, look good, and never slide around on you like most floor mats in cars do. I highly recommend them.

Wish I could get the same ones for my Bay.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I just shook mine out yesterday and that's something I noticed, too. They stay put on the floor without sliding around. Those little points on the underside really dig in to the carpet and stick.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they will be here today. I seem to be the last stop for the UPS man,he always shows up around 5:30-6 p.m.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they do have kind of a funky smell to them,but otherwise very nice. no I need the same stuff for the rear area.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The smell goes away, just like most plastic-y things. I'd love a big piece of this stuff for the back, too.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if these might be big enough for the rear:

http://www.thematsite.com/autofloormats/rubbertite_rubber_auto_floor_mats.asp

Select a large SUV like a Ford Expedition and look at the cargo mats.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder if these might be big enough for the rear:

http://www.thematsite.com/autofloormats/rubbertite_rubber_auto_floor_mats.asp

Select a large SUV like a Ford Expedition and look at the cargo mats.


I shot them an e-mail to see if I can get them to make me one. I need one that is 4' 1" x 5' 1" . i'm going to Home Depot later,I will check to see if they have anything that may work.
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