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New factory spec carpet?? by cam-a-lot
Started on: 10-31-2015 07:42 AM
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Last post by: dobey on 10-31-2015 11:10 AM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pon...kt%3D8%26sd%3D151863 597326

Has anyone bought from this vendor? If so, how was the fit and finish?
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Don't know where that vendor gets their carpet supply from, but that picture is definitely not an OEM spec carpet for a Fiero.

I'm pretty sure they're just selling the same standard replacement carpet that Stock Interiors and everyone else sells, and it's not the same as OEM.
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Looks like the AA(?) carpet that many of us are familiar with. Ships from Wedowee AL, which is not too far from Anniston (where the other place was/is.)
Also appear to be affiliated with Choo Choo customs, who used to do a lot of custom vans and El Caminos. (If you can believe what they posted. Of course nobody ever "copy-cats" on eBay. )

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In their defense, the ad says 'made to factory specs'. I didnt see where he said its OEM. All that means is quality is equal to or better and is premolded to fit correctly. Ive installed lots of aftermarket car carpets and most have dropped right in, but all ends still need to be trimmed after installed. You also have to cut any holes like for consoles and seat mounts. Your not going to find one that just sets in and your ready to go.
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Originally posted by Raydar:

Looks like the AA(?) carpet that many of us are familiar with. Ships from Wedowee AL, which is not too far from Anniston (where the other place was/is.)
Also appear to be affiliated with Choo Choo customs, who used to do a lot of custom vans and El Caminos. (If you can believe what they posted. Of course nobody ever "copy-cats" on eBay. )



Well, "Choo-Choo Automotive Styling" isn't quite what "Choo-Choo Customs" once was, but the carpet coming from that seller is legit.
http://choochooauto.com/epa...87/Products/CH-PC001

But the carpet is indeed the same as the "Stock Interiors" and others. It seems the Fiero carpet is probably simply not stocked in the Choo-Choo facilities in TN, and is probably drop-shipped from their supplier in AL.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:

In their defense, the ad says 'made to factory specs'. I didnt see where he said its OEM. All that means is quality is equal to or better and is premolded to fit correctly. Ive installed lots of aftermarket car carpets and most have dropped right in, but all ends still need to be trimmed after installed. You also have to cut any holes like for consoles and seat mounts. Your not going to find one that just sets in and your ready to go.


Well, it's not "made to factory specs" though. It is "made to factory dimensions." It is thinner and the fibers are nowhere near the same quality as OEM. It might be similar quality to some OEM carpets in other cars, but it doesn't feel or insulate anything like the OEM Fiero carpet does. The vinyl heel mat is also often poorly attached to these replacement carpets, and is inferior to the factory vinyl heel mat.
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