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Weather Techs – WTF?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BSP4x4, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    I got my front and rear weather techs in today (Black)! Was a little disappointed. For 150.00 I thought they’d be a little beefier…but oh well.

    Question about the floor hooks….isn’t snow and water going to just leak down through the hook holes? What have you guys done to fix this?

    I was thinking about plugging up the holes and NOT using the clips….but I don’t want to die in a fiery crash J. So I was thinking of just using some Velcro to keep them in place…anyone do this?

    Also had to cut the driver’s side to fit the clutch. No big deal though.

    They actually move around more than I thought they would. EVEN WITH THE CLIPS IN!?

    Hope the Velcro helps!
     
  2. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    JAG

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    I would use the clips because they might slide forward if you don't... Mine work out great hardly any water gets through the crack. :eek:
     
  3. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    ^ Same here...I use the clips and they don't move at all and not much gets through the clip-holes. I love my Weathertechs...
     
  4. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    I love my weathertechs. Nice and beefy. They dont move at all. Def use the clips though.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2009 at 7:59 AM
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    I live in Wisconsin and had my weathertechs last winter - not much stuff got into the hook holes. I suppose you could cover them with saran wrap and then install the mats, i haven't tried it though. I'd make about a foot square patch over each clip then stick in your mats. they do settle a bit, my fitment improved after a few days. they are great mats - definitely use the clips
     
  6. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    The hooks fit tightly in the holes. I've never had any water get on the carpet below.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    took a few weeks to come in, and yes from the directly.

    Overall i'm satisfied....there is just SO much hype about them hear i had overly high expectations!

    They are better then the OEM all weather death mats!
     
  8. Dec 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    If you want to be all anal about it.....you will get more sand just at the base of the footrest to the left. No mat fully covers this and when you rest your muddy/sandy/wet shoes on this they are over the weathertechs and some will get down there. Take my Weathertechs out every few weeks to dump the crap out of them and I always hit this little area with the vac and a little 303 carpet protectant when I remember.

    For the most part the hooks fill the holes in the mats anyway. If you are concerned about the 10 or so flakes of sand and 4 drops of water that will get by these then you have other issues...... unless you take your boots off everytime you get in and drive barefoot. I hope no one actually does this or I have to hear about it.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    I had to trim mine for the Clutch as well...My hooks suck in the holes... The right one sticks up higher than the mat when you push it through the hole? In resting position the hook is about 1/4 above the mat.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    I just got mine in the other day as well. Overall I am super pleased with them, but I still have to trim a little more from around the clutch, it still catches the slightest bit.

    As far as the holes, I am sure if you just fill them with silicone and then cut or drill out a whole just slightly smaller than the hooks. That way when they are installed, the hooks fit snug, and the silicone will fill in any gaps. For the amount of water that should be on the floor, it should be more than enough to stop it.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Use the clips. I've never had any issues with water getting to the carpet. The area around the clips is raised up. If the fit is a little loose, just use a heat gun to form it better.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    mine don't move at all and was a p.i.t.a yesterday at the car wash getting the drivers out of the clips. I have to agree they are abit disappointing for the $$$$ I was expecting alot more but they work ok. I dont think too much water is going to get through those 2 holes :)
     
  13. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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    Yea, tbh the taco is the only vehicle I've ever had with hooks.... I've never had problems in the past with floormats, of any vehicle :/
     
  15. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    mine work great, 3 winters worth of use no issues underneath the hooks.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    X2 Use the clips.
    Mine wiggle move around a little, but Ive never had issues with the clip holes leaking. My biggest complaint is minor in that they dont sit in the seal of the door that well.
    They are worth every penny IMO. I scotch guarded my carpet before I put them in, so the carpet is still protected if the liners do leak or something spills.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    x3 on the hooks, love them so far, my only complaint was the back mat. I had to trim mine around the rear console. For the money paid i would have liked to see that fitted in but understand that some models have the rear console and others don't.
     
  18. Dec 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    You should have just removed the centre console, installed the mat, cut a few small holes where the screws go though, and re installed the centre console. Thats what I did and it worked like a charm. Otherwise the corners where the centre console is totally exposed.
     
  19. Dec 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    I have had mine installed for about 2 months now. I love them and have zero complaints. They fit perfect. One of the best mods I have ever bought for a vehicle. They are a must if you ever plan to re-sell or if you just want to keep your carpet nice.
     
  20. Dec 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    why not use the hooks and do a small bead of silicone around the clip
     
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