Quiet Ride "Quiet Riding Comfort Kit" - Corners, Edges, And Threads
For an easier installation,...
For an easier installation, we cut the roof insulation piece right down the middle. This would allow us to handle getting the insulation in overhead. Once cut, we measured and marked where the excess would need to be trimmed. Then we sprayed the glue to both sides before it was pressed to the ceiling.
A large scraper or a flat-blade...
A large scraper or a flat-blade screwdriver can be used to fit the insulation into the edges of the ceiling.
Our one-piece carpet kit from...
Our one-piece carpet kit from Original Parts Group is a high-grade fabric. It came rolled up in a box so plan ahead and unroll the carpet to allow the fibers to relax for at least 24 hours before installation. With the insulation complete, we slid in our new threads. Right off the bat, we carefully cut 2 inches from the top. For final fitment, we had to remove approximately 4 inches from the top in order for the carpet to fit well and remain high enough up the floorboards.
For a perfect fit, the carpet...
For a perfect fit, the carpet was removed half a dozen times. If you aren't sure, measure twice and cut once.
Using the Fisher sill plate...
Using the Fisher sill plate as a template, we determined where the carpet would need to be cut to butt up against the B-pillar lip. From there we removed the excess for a perfect, manicured look.
OPG even provides the plastic...
OPG even provides the plastic O-ring for the high-beam headlight switch in the floor. We laid the carpet over the switch and cut an "X" over the top. After verifying a sure fit, we enlarged the hole and installed the O-ring.
Having enough carpet to hang...
Having enough carpet to hang over the door sills is important. The sill plate's purpose isn't just for aesthetics; it also helps to secure the carpet to the car. We cut enough excess carpet away and planted the brand-new Fisher sill plates with the supplied hardware from OPG.
Keeping the old parts around...
Keeping the old parts around is a hit-or-miss. In our case, it was a hit. We kept the factory side kick panels, which we cleaned up and installed for both sides, giving it a more completed look. We still have plans for the interior, so once those are complete, we'll revisit the carpet and glue it down. Stay tuned for a future issue where we'll install the seats; front and rear glass, including the weatherstripping; and door panels.
Original Parts Group
Quiet Ride Solutions
6507 Pacific Avenue Ste. 334