1995-2008 Maxima Molded Carpet Review

When you step into your car the first thing your passengers would hopefully not notice would be a dingy and spotted OEM floor carpet. If your carpet has seen better days, and nothing but prayer can revive plush, clean look of your carpet, then Tom at StockInterior.com has the solution for you! All of their auto carpet kits are custom molded to the original floor pans for each car. The automobile carpet kit is not a universal type kit, but is specifically made for the exact make, model and year of your car. All of their automotive carpet kits have a heavy Jute pad bonded to the bottom of the carpet in the area where your feet rest (not under the seats). This Jute padding will protect the foot area around the foot wells, soften the floors for your feet, as well as deaden any sounds from under the car. Furthermore, StockInterior has a wide selection of colors and padding arrangements for you, the customer, to choice from. We choice a Flat black (801-Black) Standard Pile configuration for our 2004 Project Maxima to replace the worn out beige floor carpeting which came Original Equipment.

 

 

Basing our review from a factory tan carpet, there is a noticeable visual and plush feeling to the floor pan area in our Project Maxima. Installation of this product is not for the squemish as you will run into some difficulties in some areas, so please consult a professional if you feel this is not for you.

 

Pros:
Wide variety of plush carpet material
Excellent Packaging/Labelling
High Quality Molded to fit
Superb Customer Service

 

Cons:
None so far.

 

Application:
  • 1995-2008 Nissan Maxima

Additional Note:

  • Each carpet is made to fit with excess on the edges which needs to be trimmed. Seat belt and seat bolt holes are not predrilled, cut holes ONLY after OE carpet is used as a guide.
  • Request for free sample colors before purchasing as colors vary
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Tools Required for Installation:

 

  • Basic Metric Socket set
  • Flathead and Phillips Screwdriver
  • X-acto Knife
  • Willing Helper
  • Automotive Carpet Adhesive

Parts Included:

 

  • Molded to fit Auto Carpet

     

    OEM Interior: Pre-DeInstallation

     

    Dissassembly Process: Trim Pieces, Seats, Carpet

     

    Start off by disconnecting the battery and allowing 10 minutes before working with airbag electronics as deployment may occur causing injury or death. For removal of the rear seat, start by slightly lifting the rear seat cushion and releasing the two clips and gently lifting the seat out of position. For the carpet removal the back panel of the rear seat can be left in place as removal is not necessary. To remove the front seats position the seats to gain access to the four mounting points. Remove the cover panels,place them aside,and proceed to remove the 5-12mm bolts under each seat rail. Cautiously disconnect the power and airbag modules under each seat and bring the seats out through the door making sure not to damage body panels and/or paint. Repeat the same procedure for the following seat using caution again on the airbag and power modules located under each seat.

    Now that you have the seats out of the way, the center console area needs to be removed to get the carpet fully removed from the vehicle. In order to get the center console out you will need to first uninstall the lower steering wheel panel and glove box, start by dissembling the panel and disconnecting the a/c unit sensor, dimmer switch, and various other switches you may have located on that panel. The glove box removal consists of 7-philips screws, removing trunk release, and floor lighting.

    To complete the dissembly remove the shift knob, shifter trim, and side panelings which are held in by two screws under the shifter trim and 6 pressure clips each. Gently pull the rear passenger a/c vent assembly out and it will unclip followed by removing the two philips heads holding the aseembly to the frame. Uninstall the radio trim piece by removing the lower philips screws and gently pulling outward to release the pressure clips. Remove the remaining philips screws, trim panels, and the whole aseembly should come right out over the ebrake handle.

    To complete the dismanteling of your once intact car, you will need to unbolt the lower bolt for the front passenger seat belts and also unclip the belt trim pieces then proceed in whichever fashion you can to get the carpet out of the vehicle.




    Interim Modification Process: Test Fitting

    Now that you have successfully removed the carpeting it is time to do some pre-reassembly steps. Place the Stock Interior's carpeting on a flat surface following up with the OE piece directly above it making sure of proper fitment and mark off where holes will need to be made. Before cutting any holes for seatbelts and latch systems test fit the material into the vehicle matching the contours of the vehicle.

     

    Reinstallation Process: Carpet, Seats, Trim Pieces

    Before installing the new carpetting, we advise to clean up the bare floor of debris as to provide a better surface area for the material. Starting from the rear and moving forward is possibly the best plan of attack with such a large material. It is also best to start off with small slits to clear bolt holes and slowly enlarge, DO NOT OVERCUT! Ensure that flaps are cut out for the rear feet a/c vents to accomodate the passengers in the back seat. Once complete, be sure to reinstall all panelling and seat brackets in their proper positions and torque down all bolts to recommended specs. Make final checks on clearance allowances between trim panels and kick panels and reassembly your interior. Step back and enjoy your freshly installed carpet courtesy of StockInterior.com


     

    Finished Product: 801-Black Carpet Installed
    Type: 
    Parts Review