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They do have different trim levels of liners, it seems. Which ones did you get?

I am a huge fan of their rain guards. They're especially useful here in the Orlando area.


There are not different levels of floor liners. They have two completely different products. Floor liners and All Weather Mats.

I bought the liners again this time. I bought the mats for the Sienna last go round and they were pretty bad.
WeatherTech’s design for the back row of the Sienna was terrible. It did not allow for the center row to slide so one had to remove the center seat and climb between or take one captains chair out.
Though to their credit it does mention this in the disclaimer which I found after the fact.
I ended up buying Lloyd’s mats and cutting up the WeatherTechs to add protection in the high traffic spots and to the slider rails and caps.
I only had the Sienna a year and had pretty much worn all the way through the drivers mat where my right heel pivots.
The grommet for one of the locking tabs was also much to thick and that corner would slide around.


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You may have gotten counterfeit, not real ones.

Amazon and eBay are LOADED with counterfeits and knockoffs.


I ordered from Cabelas so I am guessing this is not the case.

But it looks like the general consensus is the fronts are still good and the rears are lacking.


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I had always heard good things about weathertech, but after seeing them in action on my sister in law's truck I elected not to get a set. I was very disappointed with the way they fit. They were very thin, which wouldn't have been a problem except that they just didn't fit perfectly. This causes them to roll up in a way I don't think they should for a product that costs as much as they do.




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The Line X dealer where I'm going to get my F150 bed sprayed had the front and rear WeatherTechs in stock for a decent price ($110 a set) so I got both. They fit perfect and the quality seems high. I also put a set in my Lexus GX470 previously. I bought them from a license dealer as well, but honestly I felt they weren't designed as well. The edges on the back piece curled up along all the edges. I don't think this will happen with the ones for my F150 as the design is different and majority of the edges rest flush against the floor and door areas.

I'll also note I felt the tan color picks up a bit of the dirt and discoloration more than I anticipated. My F150 has black flooring so the WeatherTech are color matched. Shouldn't be an issue now but if you're looking at lighter colors it might be something to consider. Noting I only thoroughly washed mine a few times a year.
 
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I decided against returning them.
I needed to put 3 car seats in and one has to raise all seats in the middle row to install the floor liners. Would have been a while for the Huskys to come in and I did not want to install them reinstall the car seats.

They fit nicely the rears just seem really thin.

There is a 6”x6” square that is not covered at all by the liners between where the 2nd and 3rd row meet. Pretty crappy as it is almost exactly where the boys step to climb in.


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I ordered mine directly from WeatherTech.

I've used them for at least 20 years; I still like them, but they're not the quality they used to be.


THIS! We have been using them for 15 years, and the last two sets (Ram pickup, and Jeep Cherokee) are not near the quality of the previous ones. They are lighter weight and curl up. These were genuine Weather Tech.
 
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I ordered mine directly from WeatherTech.

I've used them for at least 20 years; I still like them, but they're not the quality they used to be.


THIS! We have been using them for 15 years, and the last two sets (Ram pickup, and Jeep Cherokee) are not near the quality of the previous ones. They are lighter weight and curl up. These were genuine Weather Tech.


I am quite worried about the curl up for the rears since they are so thin.
They fit great at the moment but are brand new. I can see them curling in the summmer heat especially.


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I changed to Michelin mats. The design isn't perfect but the thickness and precision of cuts are excellent. They also give some covers to put over the front grommets once snapped in. This week they held rainwater for 3 days until it evaporated. I can show them to you, Black, if you want.




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I changed to Michelin mats. The design isn't perfect but the thickness and precision of cuts are excellent. They also give some covers to put over the front grommets once snapped in. This week they held rainwater for 3 days until it evaporated. I can show them to you, Black, if you want.


Did not realize Michilen made them as well. Where did you get them?
WeatherTech has covers for their grommets now. The Explorer, Highlander, and Sienna did not should keep the drivers in place nicely.


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Now I'm glad I went with the Jeep-branded mats. I was wondering if I'd done the right thing because, while they were about half the price and look cooler, they don't have quite the coverage. If I'd paid what Weathertech costs and for what sound of y'all have reported, I'd have been damn annoyed.




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Hmmm... I'll check. got a set for my Avalon about 8 years ago and just got fronts for my Mom's Flex. Next time I'm down I'll take a closer look at them.

I suppose, if true, it could be traced to better polymer technology? Thinner but just as durable...?


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I suppose, if true, it could be traced to better polymer technology? Thinner but just as durable...?

People are complaining about the edges rolling up. Sounds to me more like "resting on their laurels."




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WeatherTech manufactures mats and liners. Could there be a difference in thickness/construction between the two? I bought a rear cargo/trunk liner for my 2011 Venza; it's plenty thick and has held up nicely for 6+ years of light duty.



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Yes. I just got a full coverage rear liner for my 2015 Silverado crew cab and they are definitely a lot thinner than the ones I had for my 2007 F-150.


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Hmmm... I'll check. got a set for my Avalon about 8 years ago and just got fronts for my Mom's Flex. Next time I'm down I'll take a closer look at them.

I suppose, if true, it could be traced to better polymer technology? Thinner but just as durable...?


The fronts don’t seem much different than my old ones.
The rears are much thinner and far more flexible you can roll them up and could fold them in half and they pop right back out with no noticeable effect. The old ones you can’t roll and if you tried to fold them you would certainly crease them.

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WeatherTech manufactures mats and liners. Could there be a difference in thickness/construction between the two? I bought a rear cargo/trunk liner for my 2011 Venza; it's plenty thick and has held up nicely for 6+ years of light duty.


Yes, there is a very large difference in the products. I am comparing liners to liners.
I bought the mats for the Sienna and that was an even larger mistake. I only had the Sienna for barely over a year and my pedal heel had almost worn it’s way through the mat.
They will certainly never be purchased again.

I am about a week in and there is no doubt these rears will roll. The 2nd row that gets the boys foot traffic is already starting to raise up on the edge by the door.


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I bought the mats for the Sienna and that was an even larger mistake. I only had the Sienna for barely over a year and my pedal heel had almost worn it’s way through the mat.

I bought the mats, too. It was also a mistake for me. After the first year they were so nasty-looking I resorted to a low-ish-pressure electric power washer to try to get them clean. Not only did even that not get them clean, but it nicked/scored the material. I don't think I hit them that hard.

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They will certainly never be purchased again.

My experience with WeatherTech mats is one reason I found it easy to pass on their liners.




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Ive had a set of the weathertech front liners for 4 years now and wouldn't hesitate to buy another set. I have had a weathertech seat cover for about 5 months and will never buy another one from them. Seat cover is well made, but doesn't stay on the seat as there is no strap that goes actually underneath the seat.
 
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Ive had a set of the weathertech front liners for 4 years now and wouldn't hesitate to buy another set. I have had a weathertech seat cover for about 5 months and will never buy another one from them. Seat cover is well made, but doesn't stay on the seat as there is no strap that goes actually underneath the seat.


They are most certainly doing something different than 4 years ago.
I bought the liners for our Highlander 4 years ago and they are excellent. Still in fantastic shape as are the ones I bought for an Explorer 10 years ago.

Hence the reason I went with WeatherTech for the Expedition. Not even close to the same product for the rear liners as years past.
I am highly disappointed. I’ll get a pic here in a bit to show the curl already happening after a week and we have not been over 60 degrees canny imagine what the summer heat will be doing.


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been very pleased with the WT front liners on my Hyundai sonata purchased 4 yrs ago..i would buy again if needed...
 
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The set I put in my 2013 Edge are very nice and work well. The set the dealer put in for my 2018 Silverado just dont seem as good. They don't seem as strong and the fit isn't as good.
 
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I just put a full set (including the cargo liner) from Husky in a new 4Runner and I'm pleased with them. They seem thick enough and fit well.

My only complaint is that they put cleats on the entire back side of the mats, even the areas that fit over a hard surface, as you can see in a pic below from their website. I used a razor blade to trim the cleats from those areas to make them fit flatter.

 
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