All weather mats over reg mats?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by MattL, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. MattL

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    I just bought some Rubbertite mats and was planning on putting them on top of the reg. OEM mats. My order arrived with a warning not to do that. Anybody have the Rubbertite over OEM mats?

    My reason for wanting to put them over the carpet mats is to possibly reduce road noise from the floor.
     
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    Don't do it, otherwise we will read about you on one of these forums: "Man killed in runaway Prius accident."

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    How much clearance between the rubber mat and the accelerator pedal? I've used a rubber mat over OE mats in about every car I've ever owned with no problem. There is one sitting between my gas pedal and rug mat right now. And no, I not contemplating suicide. I can easily slide my hand under the pedal and not contact the mat with my palm. The OE is fastened to the floor and rubber one, with a beefy border around it stays put being heavy enough to not bunch-up from foot traffic. I don't know if multiple mats were the cause of the original mat problem, but if so, I guess be mindful of a potential "Kill Zone" created by doubling up.
     
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    (sigh) given the recent history and problems real, imagined or otherwise...my opinion? Just don't do it. Toyota doesn't want you to and even if you "think" it's safe the risk vs. benefit, clearly lands on follow the recommendation. Don't pile floormats ontop of floormats...bad idea.
     
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    I had this setup in my last car with Rubbertite mats with no issues. The Rubbertite mats are flush with no lip. I believe the warning note is a CYA move.

    They (Lloyds / Rubbertite) also provide longer clips to replace the existing ones, which is interesting because the OEM mats are much thicker than the Rubbertite mats.
     
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    im pretty sure our buddy here will figure out that

    a] neutral
    b] holding the P button shifts into neutral while the car is running
    c] scream loudly

    will prevent him from dying in a runaway prius...lol i still chuckle everytime i hear that phrase.
     
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    LOL

    Great gas pedal clearance on the Rubbertites. Clips in the back are a bit iffy with both mats though.

    Awesome mats! Grey is a perfect match.

    I did remove just the driver's OEM and just going with one there. I am pretty sure the other three won't cause me to crash. ;-)
     
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    Personally, "stacking" floormats seems like a bad idea, full stop.

    The OEM floor mats (like so many others) are "adequate". Given that I live in an area with inclement weather, I invested in a set of WeatherTech Floorliners for winter and a lovely set of carpeted "summer" mats with heelpad from GGBailey.

    This setup has served me very well in a number of automotive applications. Plus, should you go to sell the car to a private party, the mats add value. And, if not, you can always put the OEM mats back in upon trade-in and sell the others to someone else and recoup part of your investment.
     
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