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Weathertech mats question - fit correctly?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by stephenjn, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. Jun 17, 2020 at 8:18 AM
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    Hey all,

    My WeatherTech mats arrived yesterday and I went to install them.

    I do not think they are a good fit at all, and was wondering if anyone else had this experience.

    I have had 5 vehicles with WeatherTech, and they were always easy swap outs with the OEM Carpet mats.

    These WT's have two holes in each mat to hold on the hooks, but my truck has only one hook on the drivers side.

    The WT hole does not align with the OEM hook.

    WT sent me 4 hooks to install (drill/punch holes in my carpet?) to hold their mats.

    I am just wondering if this is standard procedure for 1st Gen Tundras, or did they lose their minds?

    I double checked my order on their website, and I did order for the 1st Gen.

    I have also sent them an email, but wanted to ask here if this was normal.

    Thanks.

    - Stephen
     
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    Husky Weatherbeaters.

    I used to be a Weathertech fan. Their custom liners transformed the floor mat industry (<= that's funny right there...) a decade or two ago, but I think they have gotten lazy - or fat and happy - since then. They were my go-to until I tried the Weatherbeaters.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    I have weather Tex in my tundra, not a fan compared to the huskies in the 4runner.
    The fronts fit ok, but have no nipples to dig into the carpet to keep it in place. The rear(double cab) sorta sits on top of the seat brackets for the front and have quite a lip on the edge, that doesn’t really contour any of the rear carpet/feet area.
     
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    Weather tech isn't as great as they pretend to be. I got exact fit ones for my GTI, fronts fit well but rears were universal trim to fit. I wore a hole in the drivers mat in 2 years from my right foot shuffling brake to gas.

    I wanted the liners for my truck but after my previous experience theres no way I'll drop $120+ on them. I picked up some universal weather tech mats at Costco for $30, they fit okay. If that's what you got @stephenjn forget about the hooks, they aren't needed. I threw the hooks away and the mats don't move a bit.
     
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  5. Jun 17, 2020 at 5:08 PM
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    I've seen 2-3 other people have the complaint for our trucks. Weathertech did a poor job it seems. Several people have recommended Husky mats so that's what I'm going to order when the time comes.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2020 at 5:41 PM
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    I had a set of Weathertechs in my 08 4Runner - think the fit was good. I bought a set for my 18 Tundra (since moved them to my 20 Tundra). My personal opinion is the liners fit well but the new ones do not have "high sides" on them. I found my left foot was depositing grass/gravel/dirt over the top of the liner winding up on the carpet. The 08 liners did not have that problem - full coverage up the leverage pedal. Also, getting them clean was a chore (I ended up finding Simple Green full strength was about the best with some scrubbing). And, most conditioners leave them slick (aka dangerous). Agree with the other poster - they are smooth on the back, so without retention, they slide. The driver's side has two retention holes for the pins (I think Toyota should put these damn things on both sides). The passenger's side had two red plastic inserts that insert in the bottom, having sharp cleats which are supposed to keep them from sliding. It doesn't.

    I purchased some Huskies this week - installed them. I think the front has a better fit. The liner has higher sides which cover the carpet and rail - plus they have "fingers" on the bottom of the liner to keep them sliding. The driver's side has same retention clips as Weathertech; however, the passenger's side has a screw-in fitting as you mention above. I did not install it because I believe the fingers on the bottom will keep it from sliding. I believe the fit will settle a bit over a time...and when in the heat.

    I had not seen the Husky but asked Tundradude34 his opinion - as he installed the Huskies about 2 years ago and said they were still good (not sliding). I found the fronts on Amazon for $106.48 (part number 53711) and rear (full coverage) for $126.34. I went with them because Husky's ship date was a couple of weeks...and Prime delivered in two days.
     
  7. Jun 17, 2020 at 5:48 PM
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    I have weathertech mats in my tundra and my wifes Acadia.

    I'm not happy with either due to the edges curling up. I'll be going a different direction next time.
     
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    I have WT in my 2020 but I think if I had to do it again I would go with another brand.
     
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    No issues. Best mats there are.
     
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    Are you a paid spokes-model? :rofl:

    Weathertechs are fine, but there are now better choices like the Weatherbeaters.

    Oh, and don't let @bmf4069 see you in here...
     
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    We have a little difference of opinion. We tag each other when these many threads pop up. Lately I have had the jump on him since he has been off-roading a lot lately keeping his sanity during this time.
     
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  14. Jun 17, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    Drivers side is fine passenger slips with weight on it. Gonna get 2 side velcro strip hold in place
     
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    On my second set of Weathertech's, not by my choice. My 07 came with them and my 14 came with a new set too. Was very disappointed with them in my 07. After 5 years using them in my 07>>>>Overrated. Passenger side is a skating rink. Yes you can try to anchor the passenger side down, but why should you have too??? Great.... if you never put weight on it??? o_O There are better options out there and I approve of this message..... see Huskies..........
     
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  16. Jun 17, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    Husky Weatherbeaters are not available for the 1st Gen Tundras, per their website. If WeatherTech cannot make this right, I have to pay the cost of shipping them back to get refunded the $109 I spent. So I will be out taxes and 2 shipping costs. They will never have my business again.
     
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    See if MaxLiners are available for your 2001. Better than Weathertech and lower cost...I have a MaxLiner in the rear of my 14 DC and quite pleased. Tempted to toss my Weathertechs that are up front so I can get Huskys. I dislike them so much.
     
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    Just spray your carpet with bed liner and call it done!
     
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    I have a set of floor mats I bought from Amazon (big gurll) for a 1st gen tundra. I think they are for a double cab because they do not fit well in my access cab. I had nothing when I ordered, so I've left them. Been about 3 years, and I'm starting to hate them.

    Been reading up on threads like this for inspiration.
     
  20. Jun 18, 2020 at 3:22 AM
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    I'm not sure what a weatherbeater is but Husky does make mats for our trucks. I've looked at them several times. I know Autoanything sells them.
     
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    I'm glad I read this thread, I was just about to order weather tech mats. I had them in 3 vehicles and they fit perfectly. But if y'all having issues I need to reconsider my options.
     
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    Might fit your truck fine as it is newer than the OP's. Gators are a cheaper husky liner and I like mine so far.
     
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    Heres my experience with weathertech in my tundra:

    Driver front fits like a glove and doesnt move.

    Crewmax rear mat is just OK, minimal curling up.

    Passenger front sux, always slides forward even with the "tack" discs and curled up on the door sill side.
     
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    I’d let my Credit Card company know about your predicament and then let them deal with dealing with Weather Tech on your lack of satisfaction with your mats. Thats how I do it after the other Civil Gestures are taken. Usually, you’re CC will return your money and stuff the faulty company. Weather Tech makes a great window visor by the way of which I have, but I’ve heard their mats have problems.

    This is a 1st Gen Section and the other Gens mats may fit differently (for anyone else reading).
     
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    Just got off the phone with WeatherTech customer support. They had me send photos of the poor fitting mats, and totally agreed with me. Photos are being sent over to product development for review, but a full refund was issued AND they are sending me a shipping label to send the mats back. I was PO'd for two days thinking I would have to pay to ship them back, per their website.

    FYI - Husky Liners makes 4 models of their floor liners. The only options for the 1st Gen Tundras are Classic Style and Heavy Duty. X-Act Contour and Weatherbeater are their "better" options.
     
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    Who makes the Maxliners? I googled, but do not see a company by that name.
     
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