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Rick's Luxury One-Piece Floor Mats Quick Review: Nylon Mats @ $179

#1 User is online   rahul 

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

UPDATE (JULY 13, 2011): Someone PM'd me and mentioned my original photos were no longer being hosted. I fixed the links and added 4 new photos taken at the time of this update.

I've noticed a bit of discussion in the last couple months about floor mats and what to go with... (Muz Mats, Rick's, OEM, OEM Japan 4-piece, etc.)

I opted to go with the Rick's Luxury One-Piece Floor Mats for a variety of reasons...

1. My S2000 is around 10 months old and my wife/mom both love to put their feet up on the cross bar in the passenger footwell. I don't want that carpet to wear out quickly, so I needed something to cover it. While I liked the OEM variety from Japan (4 piece) that recently had a group buy, they do not cover as much of the cross bar as Rick's or Muz Mats.

2. I'm on some kind of budget, so dropping more than $200 was not high on my list of priorities. This ruled out the OEM Japan ones, Rick's Wilton Wool Mats and to be honest, I didn't even look at the price of the Muz Mat since it was coming from Down Under. I just figured shipping would be quicker with Rick's, given that Rick is US based. Not to mention, the photos I've seen to date give me the impression that both designs are very similar. I didn't see enough difference to shop internationally.

3. I'm not a logo whore, nor am I shockingly interested in various colors and such. The selection from Rick's sufficed.

4. While I would love to care about the mats as much as some people do, to me, the mats are a place where my shoes are going to rest. For that, I don't need to buy the highest quality of something that I'll worry about dirtying as much as I already worry about the car. I just want them to fit well and be of good quality...

All this being said...onto the review.

I opened the pristine box and the mats are laid inside neatly. Since they're just rubber and nylon, there is no reason to pad/wrap them. To the touch, the mats feel quite nice and definitely better than the OEM mat that comes with the car. The stitching looked top notch to me as well. I appreciate the nubbed backing, and although you don't see holes in the top surface of the mats, they stay in place because of the "hidden eyelets."

All this being said, Rick's site and Muz's site did not give me a detailed enough photo to satisfy my online shopping needs though, so I took 3 of my own. I'm no Ansel Adams, so forgive my craptastic images. :)

Also, the mats feel great under my bare feet. It's not something I'll ever do again, but I just wanted to say, they feel soft to the touch.

Finally, let me also just add that customer service from Rick and Jeff is outstanding. The mats arrived exactly when they said they would, and when I inquired prematurely, they quickly responded to my e-mails with courtesy that I wish all shops had.

:tipwink: My hat is off to these guys...

These first 4 images are prior to installing/using. Taken April 16, 2010.

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These next 4 images are the condition of the floor mats after 15 months of daily driving use in Chicago. I've only cleaned them a handful of times, and that too, just used a vacuum. They're holding up great and still feel nice under my bare feet. Photos taken July 13, 2011.


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Posted 17 April 2010 - 01:59 AM

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 08:44 AM

damn nice, for the money I think those are the best value carpets for our cars, good value for the money. I've got the Muz carpets which I love, I bought mine used, but my other choice would have been a new set of Rick's.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 09:36 AM

how much are they and any pictures installed?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

Why wont anyone just make good rubber all-weather floor mats?

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 05:37 PM

I have these in my car and I love them. Would get them again 10 times over.

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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:03 PM

Nice mats. I wonder why no company has just made an extra piece that would extend the OEM mats over the hump in the floor. It would be much cheaper and i think alot more people would buy them.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 07:13 PM

I have these mats and I think they are great.
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Posted 18 April 2010 - 10:44 PM

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how much are they and any pictures installed?

I didn't take any photos of them installed, as I've just been a little busy lately. But if you do a search, there are countless images from other members of the Muz Mats and Rick's Mats installed.

As for the price... For the love of Mike man, I put the price in the title of the thread. :)

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Why wont anyone just make good rubber all-weather floor mats?

:shrug: Not enough people drive the car year round perhaps? I'd probably buy a set of rubber/all-weather myself in place of these, but whatever. This is what is available.

I'd also like someone to build me an S2000 coupe with at least another 50 LB-FT of torque, but the CR is what was available when I was shopping.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 08:13 AM

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Why wont anyone just make good rubber all-weather floor mats?

Probably not convinced that there's enough potential sales. There was recently a thread to get people to email the company that makes Weathertech mats but apparently that wasn't enough to convince them.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:00 AM

Glad to see this thread. I've been mulling over this same decision and have been leaning towards Ricks. the carpet on my passenger side is already coming apart so I definitely need something to go over the cross bar.

Also glad to know they feel good on your bare feet. I drive bare foot all the time in the summer due to wearing sandals.

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 06:03 PM

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Also glad to know they feel good on your bare feet. I drive bare foot all the time in the summer due to wearing sandals.

That's gotta feel strange - I don't think l I could get used to it.

But the mats look good, I'll check into them. Thanks for the tip.
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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:12 PM

I would kill for some reasonably priced red mats that cover the humps properly.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:29 AM

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That's gotta feel strange - I don't think l I could get used to it.

But the mats look good, I'll check into them. Thanks for the tip.

I've been driving barefoot since I started driving so it doesn't feel that weird to me. It's so much safer IMO than wearing the sandals because my sandals always get caught on the bottom of the floor.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 09:20 AM

Hexomats are a nice all weather option...

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 11:46 AM

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I've been driving barefoot since I started driving so it doesn't feel that weird to me. It's so much safer IMO than wearing the sandals because my sandals always get caught on the bottom of the floor.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 01:52 PM

Resting feet on the crossmember?! Damn how short are you??
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

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I would kill for some reasonably priced red mats that cover the humps properly.

Yeah, I have red ones but the original black set is still in the garage. I just might replace both with black (don't think a red and black would look too good in the same car). :ponder:

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 05:06 PM

Nice mats :D They look very similar to the MUZ prestige mats I just got. Only difference I see is lack of visible eyelts and no S2000 logo.

I also prefer to buy from U.S. rather than abroad, but Ricks didn't have the red color I was looking for. Enjoy :thumbup:
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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:15 PM



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Posted 04 July 2010 - 07:23 AM

Hey Rahul, how long did it take for your floormats to ship. For some reason I ordered mine a 15 days ago and still haven't gotten it.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

View Postenkrates2k, on 04 July 2010 - 07:23 AM, said:

Hey Rahul, how long did it take for your floormats to ship. For some reason I ordered mine a 15 days ago and still haven't gotten it.

Sorry for the delayed reply... Just saw your post. :)

If I recall correctly, it took a few weeks, as the mats were made to order or produced in batches.

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 02:42 PM

mine took about 2-3 weeks, these are great mats.
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 02:00 AM

I got a set of Rick's Nylon mats recently , black with blue piping. These are excellent floor mats, I could just imagine how good their wilton wool mats would be, but the Nylons seem much more than adequate, and very well priced, made in USA. The Rick's mats have the best heel pads of any mat in the market, I've owned Muz mats and now these mats, nothing wrong with Muz but I love the extra size of the heelpads, and the heelpads are included at no extra cost. What tends to kill oem style floor mats is lack of a heelpad, these should last a very long time from what I can tell of them. Very happy with the purchase.

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