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Post Edge owners... Question.

For those of you who decided to purchase floor mats because the rubber floor isn't enough. Well I bought some Ford floor mats. The problem is as you already probably know it, is the mats slide on the floor. The carpet spikes don't seem to like the rubber interior. So what can I do? I like the mats, I was thinking of cutting all the little spikes off but I don't think it will help much. Any ideas?
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Deal with it like I do. It slides around sure, and if you've got a manual, they like to slide towards the pedals. So...everyonce and a while, I pull back on the mat.

I've been considering running a hook type system like the carpeted trucks have, but never really cared to do so since I'm doing just fine without it.

*I have Edge floor, but not an Edge truck.
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my matts are flat on the bottom. work out pretty kool. still slide sometimes though. put some thick double soided foam tape down or something
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I have to rotate mine from side to side when I wash the truck, cause they get kinda creased from sliding up against the door. I have developed the habit of getting in then sliding the mat back into place with my foot, just cause it always slides, and Im **** about them being straihgt. I dont even think about it any more, my foot just does it. Luckily it an automatic, my gfs car is stick, and one too many times the clutch has gotten stuck on the mat and then popped and stalled out.....
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Just go to your local auto parts store and get some rubber ones. Clean the Edge floor really well, getting all the dust and whatnot out. Make sure the ones you buy don't have the bumps on the back.

They will still slide, but not as much. I'll try and get pics of the ones I have, just not in the truck right now. I'm enjoying the EDGE flooring for a while lol.
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I got carpeted mats in mine...they were universals, but I cut them to fit perfectly on the floor. As I said earlier, they do slide from time to time, but only from use, and I occasionally slide them back towards the seat bolts.

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Thanks guys, mines an automatic too. I just took some pictures for you guys. Sorry if there kind of dark, taken in my garage and the light burned out.



I used the plastic panel to hold the sides down a bit, it some what helps.




As for what Im going to do is to cut all the little carpet spikes off and just deal with it from there.

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I've wondered about some heavy duty, heavy tackyness velcro tape..hmm...
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My solution
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New: All Stainless Steel hardware and uses the existing plastic washer. My mats don't move at all now.
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I've wondered about some heavy duty, heavy tackyness velcro tape..hmm...
I might go look for some at the local hardware store, Im just hesitant a bit about putting in down. Then when I have to wash them... hmm

Hillyard, where are they bolted to?

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I might go look for some at the local hardware store, Im just hesitant a bit about putting in down. The when I have to wash them... hmm

Hillyard, where are they bolted to?
Floorboard, ya I had to make a small hole in it but it's fine because it's siliconed and stainless steel with a 2" washer

Here is a better picture
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New: All Stainless Steel hardware and uses the existing plastic washer. My mats don't move at all now.
I'm gonna have to do that. Except I wanna run a shorter threads and use an acorn nut. Good post.
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I'm gonna have to do that. Except I wanna run a shorter threads and use an acorn nut. Good post.

I was worried my foot would catch it but it never has in the past 5 months. I added another picture to show the threads aren't that long. I just flipped the wingnut over and ground down the excess.
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I'm gonna have to do that. Except I wanna run a shorter threads and use an acorn nut. Good post.
I think I might steal your idea
Thanks guys.

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i have the best solution for this problem, but ill post the answer later tonight...
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i have the best solution for this problem, but ill post the answer later tonight...
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sorry i am in checking a diagram on the net decided to check my RF Posts and saw this..

I am installing a turbo, wastegate, runners, downpipe right now will get me too 600+hp...

priorities priorities...

give me a bit i will be back and i can photo my truck solution.
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I am installing a turbo, wastegate, runners, downpipe right now will get me too 600+hp...
you should install the old setup on my 240
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Here we go... detailed explanation with photos and a video. What more can you want...

I used "BondPrep" to prime the surface of the rubber, and "DualLock" to secure them down. Its a special type of "velcro" that OEMs use (it has OEM quality sticky tape on the back) Dual lock is not like standard velcro as it has no "eye" and "hook" side, it simply clicks into itself. I armor-all my rubber mats twice a year (even take out the seats to do it) and the rubber gets really slippery. The mats don't stand a chance at slipping with this stuff. They are easy to remove as I take them out twice a week when I wash the floor (so it is robust for removal and installation) I used 2 patches, one up front near the pedals, and one in the back. This way it is constrained from moving forward or backwards. I came up with this idea one day when I went to grab 3rd gear and I grinded my synchro because the mat slipped under the clutch and bunched up so it wasn't fully disengaged. I get really pissed when I grind a gear.

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Here we go... detailed explanation with photos and a video. What more can you want...

I used "BondPrep" to prime the surface of the rubber, and "DualLock" to secure them down. Its a special type of "velcro" that OEMs use (it has OEM quality sticky tape on the back) Dual lock is not like standard velcro as it has no "eye" and "hook" side, it simply clicks into itself. I armor-all my rubber mats twice a year (even take out the seats to do it) and the rubber gets really slippery. The mats don't stand a chance at slipping with this stuff. They are easy to remove as I take them out twice a week when I wash the floor (so it is robust for removal and installation) I used 2 patches, one up front near the pedals, and one in the back. This way it is constrained from moving forward or backwards. I came up with this idea one day when I went to grab 3rd gear and I grinded my synchro because the mat slipped under the clutch and bunched up so it wasn't fully disengaged. I get really pissed when I grind a gear.
Thank you so much for your video and help! This is what I'm going to go with, thanks again.
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Thank you so much for your video and help! This is what I'm going to go with, thanks again.
No problem. I think you can get DualLock at your average auto parts store. If not try a store like home depot. The bondprep pens are somewhat expensive, you can use rubbing alcohol (possibly they might not stick as good though)

I use the bondprep pens on anything that I stick on, I love them.
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i dont think you need mats. the floor is one giant mat that can be cleaned super easy
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Dual Lock FTW! We have that stuff at work...I love using it.
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No problem. I think you can get DualLock at your average auto parts store. If not try a store like home depot. The bondprep pens are somewhat expensive, you can use rubbing alcohol (possibly they might not stick as good though)

I use the bondprep pens on anything that I stick on, I love them.
Thanks for the help, I'll check out some stores this afternoon and see if I can find it.

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i dont think you need mats. the floor is one giant mat that can be cleaned super easy
I just got sick of having to wipe the floors off every time, they may be easy to clean but not easy enough. I would much rather just pull out the floor mats and give them a shake.
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I just deal with mine sliding around a little, it doesn't bother me.
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