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Old 06-29-2009, 04:53 PM
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How do you keep your floor mats in place?

The floor mats in my 348 continually creep forward and up the throttle pedal. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep them in place? I wish they had pegs in the floor to hook them on. Thanks, Todd
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:56 PM
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I have heard of guys sticking velcro to the floor carpet and the back of the mat. Double sided tape should be used and that should stop the mate moving.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:11 PM
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The 355 has pegs for the mats.....



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Old 06-29-2009, 07:11 PM
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Yup, 355 has pegs, but does not help the OP. I have used adhesive Velcro with one side attached to the mat, and the other side attached to the rubber in front of the pedal cluster....worked great on my 308 and my 328.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:12 PM
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I used Tenex fasteners and posts on both sides of the front.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:05 AM
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Someone here used the plastic mat that one would use on your carpet for your office chair, the kind with the long needles that dig in the carpet, he then cut out the shape of the mats and silicone them together. Looks like it worked awesome, I tried to find the thread through the search but the search function on f-chat sucks lol.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:23 AM
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The 355 has pegs for the mats.....



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So does the 348 Spider. There are 4 of the #24 floor mat retaining pegs which appear to me to be riveted into the floor to the outside of the underside of the floor panel. The top half of each #24 swivels 90 degrees. So you turn it horizontally so that it fits through a thin slit in your floor mat (use a razor to make said thin slit right at the edge of the piping if you have aftermarket mats), then swivel the top half 90 degrees to make a cross.

Then the floor mat won't move forward.

The #24's are cheap. Less than $6 at Ricambi. Get a factroy look for that solution.
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:45 AM
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Thanks No Doubt! That looks like the best solution to my problem. Thanks, Todd
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So does the 348 Spider. There are 4 of the #24 floor mat retaining pegs which appear to me to be riveted into the floor to the outside of the underside of the floor panel. The top half of each #24 swivels 90 degrees. So you turn it horizontally so that it fits through a thin slit in your floor mat (use a razor to make said thin slit right at the edge of the piping if you have aftermarket mats), then swivel the top half 90 degrees to make a cross.

Then the floor mat won't move forward.

The #24's are cheap. Less than $6 at Ricambi. Get a factroy look for that solution.
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thanks NoDoubt....same problem
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Problem with sliting a floormat is that you end up ripping it as you slide in and do things like push your 150lbs back into your seat by pushing your feet against the floor. The best solution I have seen is the rubber thingamagigs on the GM cars that will release the carpet by bending before it rips the carpet. Then the bent thing springs back because it is rubber. I don't know how to retro fit one of those things into our cars but it would be the best solution.
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Problem with sliting a floormat is that you end up ripping it as you slide in and do things like push your 150lbs back into your seat by pushing your feet against the floor. ...
Now as usual, our good Stooge FatBillyBob is correct.

But...

Ferrari thought of his problem, too!

So there is a happy ending to this story. More than that, this is perhaps an example of the very *best* value that you can buy in Ferrari OEM parts.

You see, that part #24 mentioned above comes with the two halves of a floor mat ring fastener. So not only do you get the moveable cross latch, but you also get a fastener that works equally well on OEM or aftermarket floor mats, all for less than $6!

Tres coolio, hipsters...

So in picture #1 below you can see my aftermarket cavillino floor mat with the two halves of a floor mat ring fastener laying upside down.

One half of the fastener has little metal tabs. That's the half that goes onto the top, visible side of your aftermarket floor mat in the slit that you already cut with your razor so that you mat would fit snugly over the #24 locking tab in your Ferrari 348 spider (mmmm, Buehler, class, anyone?!).

You put the other half of the fastener underneath your floor mat and press the two halves closer together. Then you tap down each of the little metal tabs. This is shown in picture #2 below.

Now your aftermarket floor mat won't exhibit the near-instantaneous destruction from daily use because you've protected that razor slit with a new metal fastener!

Cool...

Then you install your floor mat into your 348 on top of the #24. Once there, you rotate the top half of #24 to make a cross. This is shown in picture #3 below, and that's what locks your floor mat down to keep it from creeping up onto your throttle pedal!

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Most excellent NoDoubt! You got it nailed. I stand corrected your solution is factory and workable...in fact I have to order some from daniel as we speak. The little rings seal the deal!
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Just for completeness, this is Daniel's picture of what he is selling for $5.21, the now-famous part #24!

http://www.ricambiamerica.com/produc...ucts_id=237715
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:56 PM
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Guys here is the part from Ricambi!

http://www.ricambiamerica.com/produc...ucts_id=237715
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Old 07-04-2009, 01:37 PM
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Check out www.birdmanferrari.com for the floormat retainer,works great and cheap!I have no affillation with the company,just a source of parts i use.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:58 PM
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Just for completeness, this is Daniel's picture of what he is selling for $5.21, the now-famous part #24!

http://www.ricambiamerica.com/produc...ucts_id=237715
now 19.95!!
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Yes... they went completely unavailable for a very long time. And to be honest, the new ones are not as complete as the picture shown. Now, they simply include the paddle bit. When they suddenly became available again, the price had jumped significantly.

Honestly, I think its too much money (even at $9) for a pretty weak piece of aluminum.

In my 348, I have the Lloyd mats which have a very "sticky" rubber backing and they don't slide at all. If my floor mats were grommeted, and my floor had drill posts, I'd use the 360 solution which is more robust:

http://www.ricambiamerica.com/produc...ucts_id=261299

In the end, all these things break. It's the nature of the beast I'm afraid. Perhaps Birdman's infamous "rug muncher" would work in the 348 ?
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Dan, I have the 360 Carpet Stay, but when I screw it into the carpet there just isn't anything for it to "bite" into with any real authority. Then any movement of your foot eventually pulls the Carpet Stay out. Anyone come up with a better solution yet?

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