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#1 Sir Dan

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:28 AM

Got my first close up look at a 2014 Silverado yesterday and first thing I notice is the carpet in the wheel wells.  What the heck is that all about? Must be for road noise reduction but I wonder how it will hold up under constant rocks, tar and road salt.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:30 AM

I dunno, I am seeing it more and more here lately on newer cars and now trucks.


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:04 PM

Noise reduction. It only has to last 3 years or 36k miles.

Sounds about right...

I admit that I've always wanted a truck with "wheel to wheel" carpet! :freak:


Edited by Sir Dan, 10 June 2013 - 12:05 PM.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:06 PM

I noticed Jeep Grand Cherokees started doing this a couple years ago. Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:16 PM

Are they glued or attached some other way to a regular fender liner ? If you could replace them after a few years for fifty bucks or so it wouldn't be too bad.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:06 PM

No worries, it is indoor/outdoor carpeting. :D


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:01 PM

It's not carpet Should clean easy using some apc and a brush Ryan

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 07:46 PM

It's not carpet

Should clean easy using some apc and a brush


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Your right it's not carpet.. Gm refers to it as some type of mesh supposedly lighter than plastic. Haven't had a problem with cleaning so far but what is this apc stuff your talking about ryanbabz71?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:06 PM

All Purpose Cleaner. Any of the real car care brands sell it (ie not the cheap stuff from autozone. :lol: )

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:23 PM

Ok just making sure this wasn't a particular brand. I've always used simple green and a little Elbow grease

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:27 PM

Anybody else heard that they put the cabin air filter back in this model? My Manual makes a reference to it but says see dealer for part.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

Ok just making sure this wasn't a particular brand. I've always used simple green and a little Elbow grease

That should work Ryan

Anybody else heard that they put the cabin air filter back in this model? My Manual makes a reference to it but says see dealer for part.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 09:06 PM

My only complaint on the new liners is that the rears do not drop far enough down to cover the frame like the ones on the 900s do. So I guess after market will hit on this.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:07 AM

Carpet or not, as much as I drive through the woods for hunting and fishing I doubt it would last long on a truck of mine

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