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I saw this on ebay, and love it. Wondering if anyone here has done a diy with a rug or something similar. I’d be interested in trying!
 

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I would love for this seller to make this rug w/o the cut outs in the middle....I saw these about a month ago....I just sent him a message in eBay about making a set w/o the middle cut outs for seats....

As far as making your own....well, by the time you purchase the industrial sewing machine to do the edge piping and make a template, may as well just pay the $100.00 for this one, no ?

He's only charging $19.00 shipping, and I know from just shipping car mats thats at least half of what it really costs to ship that huge rug...
 

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For sure - can help thinking it wouldn’t be too hard to make. I think the rough dimensions are 3.5’ x around 6’ I forget exactly.

as it is, it’s about $150 on eBay
 

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i just got one and installed it. looks pretty darn good worth the money! only issue if people sit in the rear seats the rug can get shoved forward a bit cause it doesnt stick to floor and hold very well. slippery. need to secure it so it doesnt slide around. but its heavy duty and well made otherwise.
 

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i just got one and installed it. looks pretty darn good worth the money! only issue if people sit in the rear seats the rug can get shoved forward a bit cause it doesnt stick to floor and hold very well. slippery. need to secure it so it doesnt slide around. but its heavy duty and well made otherwise.
nice- you think some Velcro or double sided tape will do the trick?
 

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i just got one and installed it. looks pretty darn good worth the money! only issue if people sit in the rear seats the rug can get shoved forward a bit cause it doesnt stick to floor and hold very well. slippery. need to secure it so it doesnt slide around. but its heavy duty and well made otherwise.
I also heard it helps with road noise deadening—what do you think?
 

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I did this about 2 years ago. I also have a shorter piece of carpet that I use only for the area behind the back seats. Here's the link from when I first did it:
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I did this about 2 years ago. I also have a shorter piece of carpet that I use only for the area behind the back seats. Here's the link from when I first did it: View attachment 204944 View attachment 204944

Looks perfect! Does the carpet fray at all at the edges? And did you have to tuck it into any of the trim?
 

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Looks perfect! Does the carpet fray at all at the edges? And did you have to tuck it into any of the trim?
It does fray just a little in the back part (the only wear area) but really not bad. Like I mentioned in the link, I just cut the carpet into a little oversize rectangle, put it in the back of the E and started trimming the excess with a drywall knife, like any home carpet installer would do.

I did it mainly for practical reasons (keeping things from sliding around back there), but it turned out surprisingly nice looking!

And to think I was ready to just pitch that red carpet! :)
 

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I ordered the eBay mat just now. Anyone who’s got it or who’s done a diy - how’d you keep it from slipping around? Velcro? I’m wondering if the adhesive on the Velcro would melt in the heat
 
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