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Replacement carpet for 05 ac?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Kcrusher62, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:34 PM
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    Kcrusher62

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    Any one replaced carpet? I cleaned my carpet but some stains remained and noticed also lots of sun fading in front compared to rear.Any advice on after market carpet kits, and opinion on quality and fit.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    I have. Did it about 3 months ago. Will compile my picks and thoughts and post.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2021 at 7:24 PM
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    Awesome, thanks
     
  4. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:06 AM
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    Ok, here is some info:

    1. It sucks to do
    2. It sucks to do
    3. It sucks to do

    Now that I got that out of the way, I am happy that I did do it! When I bought my truck last year, the prior owner had his large dogs in the truck all the time. This is fine, but they got hair and dirt all over, and my wife is allergic to most dogs. As such, I decided to replace the carpet.

    Here is where I got the carpet from: https://www.stockinteriors.com/AutoCarpet.asp?Itemid=10638&ModelId=681

    I chose plush cut, but got the "mass backing" option at the bottom to make it a little thicker.

    Now the fun part:

    Tearing out the old carpet:
    • Generally easy to do
    • Each front seat is connected with 4 bolts that came out easy
    • Back seat has 4-5 bolts on the bottom, and once out, you lift up and off. It just hangs on a couple of hangers on the top when ready to remove
    • Console came out easy in steps
    • I took lots of pictures to remember how things came out and where bolt holes where - more on that later
    2020-10-03_12-10-42_394.jpg

    Next - Sound Deadening:

    • I decided since I had everything out that I would do some sound deadening
    • I used Killmat off Amazon. Lots of opinions on what is best, this is what I used
    • I doubled up the layers in some parts, like in the back bulk head
    • Where appropriate, I was attempting to drill out / mark holes for reinstallation of seats, etc. It's harder than you think to find them after the fact
    • Does it work? Hard to tell - did not do before and after like lots of folks that do it, but has to help some, so glad I did it
    • The picture below is before full completion
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    Next - Carpet Install:
    • The carpet you get will be much bigger in size than what you actually need
    • Since larger, you'll be doing lots of cutting
    • Have several sharp utility knives ready - they will wear out and you'll use a lot. Dull knife = accidently cutting too much and you'll be pissed
    • Once you get your carpet, lay it out in the garage for a couple of days. Hopefully warmer area in general so it settles out
    • Next, lay inside your cab and get it in general position
    • My theory after that was start in the middle, start bolting stuff down, and then work my way out
    • Keep in mind you have decent wiggle room in the front under the dash and in the back under the seat, but on the sides you have less because the plastic plates at the doors need to be relatively precise and if you cut too much you are screwed
    • Based on this, I did lots of cutting and re-cutting to make sure I did not take too much off at once
    • Make sure you save your old carpet intact - you'll want to lay it over your new carpet from time to time to see penetrations etc.
    • My only advice after that is take your time, cut, pull, stretch repeat
    2020-10-06_06-04-50_088.jpg

    If you have more questions feel free to hit me up.

    Jeff
     
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  5. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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    Great info and nice job. Just what I thought. not easy but worth it, and you have done exactly what my plans are,while its apart add sound deadening. How much did you use? Are you happy with quality of the carpet and did the mass backing make the install more difficult? Thanks again for post, this forum is loaded with" been there traveled that road" ppl who are happy to share.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2021 at 6:55 AM
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    Happy to help.

    I used about 2.5 boxes of sound deadening (link below), but I did double up some on the back bulk head and other areas. I wanted to make sure I had enough (why I got 3 boxes), and figured some day I would do inside of doors (but have not yet).

    I think the mass backing made the job more difficult because it inherently made the carpet thicker, but I think it was worth it. Thicker carpet along with sound deadening helps overall. If you get mass backing and compare it too the stock carpet, you'll see the difference. My theory is I am never doing this again, so go through pain now with thicker carpet, sound deadening, etc.

    Other Information. Almost forgot about this - while I had all this crap out, I took the time to run wiring to put under the carpet - way easier to do now. I added wire for a VHF radio that I put the base under my seat, an under seat sub, and then stubbed out wiring for a fridge that I put in my back seat for overland trips. I can't recommend this enough - do it now if you have any thoughts of doing something in the future - so much easier. Even run wiring and just leave it dead in case you "might" do something in the future. Running stuff under the console section and coming up under the seats worked out great - also can go all the way back under the storage area of back seat in case you do something there in the future.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0751CBXBT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  7. Feb 15, 2021 at 7:13 AM
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    Good advice on pre wire, was already planning that. Hope to get interior project underway sometime next month. What fridge are you running? Was there much factory Jute on floor pan, or is it all on the factory carpet?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2021 at 7:16 AM
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    I got the ARB 63Q Version. Seems to be running good so far.

    There was some jute on the factory carpet, but fairly thin The new pad had some but not tons - what I recollect is that is was sufficient / expected amount of jute.
     
  9. Feb 15, 2021 at 7:36 AM
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    Jeff, awesome feedback and pixs... This is exactly what I did to my beloved 1st gen 4runner. Stripped down everything, dat it up, wires for amps, sub, speaks crossovers, etc, new Black carpet.. Not a option for first gen runners and reupholstered two buckets and rear folding bench. Painted and padded roll bar, clean new car fresh smell...not one pic of that mod.. So great job.
     
  10. Feb 15, 2021 at 7:39 AM
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    Be ready for more stupid questions Jeff as I get into my interior. Thanks again for your pics and knowledge!
     
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