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Old October 25th, 2013, 08:56 AM
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Anyone have them/have experience with the company? UK based from what I gather. Heard their products were great, and looking for a matting system that will protect the truck while also doing what it can to reduce heat/noise.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:02 AM
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I have them in both my trucks, they are very nice and do cut down the noise quite a bit, I can almost have a phone conversation now. I think Safari Heritage can still get them
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Old October 25th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Exmoor trim US (safari hp) sells these over here. I think Lucky8 and RN stocks them too. A few members have them with positive results. Just do a quick search and you'll find discussions about them.
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Drew Wright is under contract to Exmoor and sells all his product to them.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 10:49 AM
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I got mine from Justin at L8, best pricing
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I'll put in what seems to be a dissenting opinion on these mats. They do make the interior of the vehicle look much nicer, but I didn't find they made any noticeable difference to sound.

They are HEAVY, so for that weight penalty I'd hoped for better acoustic damping. Also, the material they're made out of is prone to ripping if you're not careful when installing/removing. I think if they'd added some fibre to the material, it might have helped this problem. I have a few rips in it from pulling it out and putting it back in every so often when I have to work on the truck.

I can't think offhand of a better product in some ways, but on the other hand for what I paid for it, and the hype I read about before buying it, I was expecting more.

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It's disappointing to hear they tear easily. It's inevitable that you are going to need to remove them occasionally.
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It's disappointing to hear they tear easily. It's inevitable that you are going to need to remove them occasionally.
From all the ones I saw back in the UK and the material there made from (so I understand from Drew) is the same as used on a certain bright yellow UK designed back hoe floor mats..... tearing wasn't an issue, maybe 'aclarkes' were just a bad batch ?
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From all the ones I saw back in the UK and the material there made from (so I understand from Drew) is the same as used on a certain bright yellow UK designed back hoe floor mats..... tearing wasn't an issue, maybe 'aclarkes' were just a bad batch ?
Here's a video showing what I'm talking about: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...8/IMG_5340.MOV . The tearing has originated at corners where I had to do some trimming. I imagine the trimming introduced a stress point in the mat, but it's also a natural point of strain as when the mat gets dumped on the ground, it natural bends there due to its shape.

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Yes it looks like cutting sharp corners is the problem. I'm glad it's holding up otherwise.

Andy, could the material used have changed in the last 6 years?
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