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Old 10-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #11
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Oh man, I can totally attest to this, I hate following trucks, SUVs or anything without mudflaps, they'll make you run your wipers twice as much!
Agreed. Impaired visibility from lack of flaps suck. Auto Manufactures could easily include them on the vehicle for a minimal fee. It would take legislation to demand it. Laws seem lax regarding flaps.
This Am while at the coffee drive thru, here is a driver that has driven out of state 1000 miles with only one working brake light. No one pulled her over, or told her yet? Really..ever heard of a pre-trip? One of her tires were low as well. (stay at home use your bicycle!)
She probably only had one working headlight too!
Thank Goodness some of us actually maintain our vehicles properly and do the checks weekly. (forums members do right?)

Anyways back on topic..the mudflaps are done now.
I have ordered the WeatherTech front floor winter mats in black !
Can't wait to see hopefully a quality fit, that I would expect from WeatherTech for $85 tax in.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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Thumbs down Bad news- generic mats only from weathertech!

Well there it is. Generic fit mats only (not custom) from Weather Tech .
They sent me the dimensions for the all season mat and for the new AVM or all vehicle mat that can be cut to fit. So..I am going to have to take the OEM carpet mats out, measure them and see where I stand. Not pleased at all.
Meanwhile it is raining here like you would not believe, 200mm expected this weekend, so I may just buy something close off the shelf somewhere as vinyl mat is now required ASAP!!! WTF seems misleading from the WeatherTEch Website, they should spell it our for this car, and post exactly size and what you are getting!
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Sorry to hear they were not Custom Fit as they should have been Art, hopefully you can find a suitable mat with all of the precipitation your getting!
Keep us posted.
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Thanks William. Hope this info Helps others.
Got up this morning early in the pouring rain to measure the OEM Mats. Underground LOL!
The PA OEM'* really have custom cuts, so nothing is going to be perfect for winter replacements.

I think The Weather Tech'* are close enough, and would be good quality.
Here are the measurements/ diagrams they sent me. OEM Carpet sizes in RED below.

To make a long story short I needed mats today. Fed up with it all, I went to Canadian Tire armed with the measurements and found a set of 4, front & rear by Michelin MD-980 on sale 28.99 (wow) that would fit and do the job for now.
Rubber Floor Mat Set, 4 piece | Canadian Tire
I left the OEM carpet mats in and just threw the new mats over top. That is it for now. They work and wetness stays on rubber mats, even if they are a bit short around gas pedal. Done.
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Update On Winter Michelin Mats...
After traveling into mountains & in & out of car with packed snow on boots....
They hold water real well..but......
Driver'* side mat has a small 2" tear along seam in middle.
I am glad I left the carpeted mats below the winter mats. Carpet mat was wet in the torn zone.
I am not sure if it was a manufacturing defect or where my right boot rests while on pedal, somehow caused the split seam.
Luckily I kept receipt, One year replacement warranty I will take advantage of today.
They may want all 4 back not sure really. I only need one.
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I Got Lucky Canadian Tire Had 4 Weather Tech'* AVM (all vehicle Mats) In Stock!
What a difference in quality !!! Larger & Fit Park ave Driver'* perfectly!
They also can be trimmed for smaller foot well applications.
Paid a few $ on the exchange but well worth it....

You can see the cut out near parking brake & under gas pedal is wide !
Passenger side looks great too!

The rear driver'* side fit good too. Passenger rear a bit tight needs relief cut (no pic.)

Next is a vacuuming LOL...Done.
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i guess its too late now, but i got these at sears a few years back. they still sell the same ones. they work really well as far as slush and dirt goes. theres at least a 1/4" lip all around the edge. i also bought 2 back seat over the hump mats, so ive got protection there too.

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