Mopar cargo mats installation on cloth seats

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So there are two versions of Mopar cargo mats, one is for leather seats with center console, the other one is for cloth seats with gap hider since it did not come with one. I gotta say the quality and look are very good on this one, but the installation is dreadful since you have to hand cut your nearly $40-50k MSRP thing!

Two tips for premium cloth users, since the only installation video I can find on YouTube is based on leather, and the manual is designed by the school of deaf and blind.

(1) The nuts locked onto the gap hider rail are 18 mm, and I am sure they are overtightened from the factory, so you really need an 18 mm socket and break bar. Most metric sets jump from 17 to 19 mm, so no you won't be able to take it off without a quality socket.

(2) When cut holes in the back seat, you can easily find the pre-hole locations by “fingering” them, except a few spots that has solid cushions under them. Contrary to common belief, you do not need to cut a perfect round hole, just large enough to slip the grommet in and expose the mount.

All right, Mopar, you won the most anti-humanity award for this one!

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I did this too. Question, did you cut out the other latch hider things or leave them? We are past the child seats, so I didn't cut them out, but I was curious how it would look if you did cut them all out. This posting was quite helpful by the way. Thanks!
 
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I did this too. Question, did you cut out the other latch hider things or leave them? We are past the child seats, so I didn't cut them out, but I was curious how it would look if you did cut them all out. This posting was quite helpful by the way. Thanks!
I did not cut the other tether holes, since only one of my children needs it. But I doubt it will make much visual difference, they are on the back of back seats, nobody will notice.
 

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I was "scaret" to cut the carpet too... Found this on youtube, had it on my wife's tablet during install.
 

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Cool beans. I'm waiting for these to arrive and this thread really helped. I'll go get an 18mm socket when I head out for lunch. I'll try to take a photo since my install will be slightly different due to having the Slipstream rear enclosure already installed.
 

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Cool beans. I'm waiting for these to arrive and this thread really helped. I'll go get an 18mm socket when I head out for lunch. I'll try to take a photo since my install will be slightly different due to having the Slipstream rear enclosure already installed.
The floor mat doesn't fit. I cut mine to fit and it works well. Get a better straight edge than I did.
 

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