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Old 11-03-2012, 02:19 AM
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I just removed my carpet from the trunk to the back seat because of an odd smell i got in my jeep. turns out water was seeping in from the bolts where the stock tire piece bolted onto the floor and mold started growing. Also I found out my lower rear quarter panel was full of water so I had to drill a hole at the bottom. Am I the only one or does this happen often.
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It's a common problem.

If you want to replace the carpet Team Cherokee sells OEM pre cut carpet for like $200 in a bunch of colors.
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Originally Posted by motorcharge
It's a common problem.

If you want to replace the carpet Team Cherokee sells OEM pre cut carpet for like $200 in a bunch of colors.
Just bedline the back, you wont regret it.
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If you want a cheaper route to clean the carpet, take it to the spray n wash place with some quarters and spray it off with the soap and stuff.
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I just took it out brought it inside vacuumed it and then used a cheap bissel carpet cleaner.

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Damprid works really well
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I detail cars for a living.

In your case, I would take that carpet to a car wash, spray off the ground so it's clean of any dirt, then power wash the carpet out.

Don't get TOO close to it, you don't want to cut a hole with the pressure, and spray in an even pattern.

The power washer I use at work is a heavy duty commercial unit, way more powerful than what you find in most car washes, and I have never ruined carpet or floor mats with it because you can tell how close to can get before it causes damage.

Anyway, spray it out really good until the water coming out is clear, then find somewhere to hang it up for a day or two to let it fully dry out.

Since you've already got it out, that's definitely what I would do.
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Another alternative is check out Morris 4x4 (4x4jeepcenter.com). They carry vinyl flooring for our Xjs in a couple colors.
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That's for the responses guys I just tore my carpet out and bedlined it.
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That's for the responses guys I just tore my carpet out and bedlined it.
Is the interior now too loud?
I also heard that the floors can overheat?

Has anyone used the vinyl replacement "carpet"? I can't stand carpet in cars, so I am temped to rip out my carpet and use the vinyl (instead of a new carpet that will just get dirty and wet also)
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The sound now is minimal to none, I don't notice any difference but then again I like my music loud to drain the other dozens of noises it makes. Heat, I did notice it was a tad bit warm under the bench seat in the middle where the "hump" is but nobody is going to be touching that.
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Originally Posted by BimmerJeeper View Post
Is the interior now too loud?
I also heard that the floors can overheat?

Has anyone used the vinyl replacement "carpet"? I can't stand carpet in cars, so I am temped to rip out my carpet and use the vinyl (instead of a new carpet that will just get dirty and wet also)
It gets louder, but not loud imo.

As for the heat, the only place you'll really notice it is from trans tunnel and that doesn't get all that hot. Not enough that my leg can't touch mine in the summer.
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