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I was excited to get the Weathertech mats for the 80. But not in any way excited about the fact it didn't use the stock hooks.

I had weathertech mats in my '06 Dodge 2500 and remember the OEM dodge clips were seemingly what Weathertech designed the hook hole to fit, so after a search on EBAY I came up with a pair of OEM dodge carpet mat hooks.

Install is simple:

Put a wide piece of tape down in the area of the hole in the Weathertech mat, and place the mat back. (I would recommend moving it back a touch from where it likes to sit, so that you take up a little slack when locating the area where the mat hooks will be installed.)

Mark the hole with a sharpie on the tape.

Draw lines for the small incisions you will make on the carpet. (Pay attention to the direction of the hook teardrop)

make careful ~1" incisions and remove tape

Install hooks by pushing into holes in carpet. you may need a pen or something to help hold carpet up from jute padding below to fish the base tab through and snap closed...

All in all it took longer to find a sharp exacto knife blade in my tool box that to do the install. I 100% recommend these over the auger. more secure, and I don't feel the fishhook shape of the auger style hooks if I have my foot back from the pedals for some reason...

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Looks like a good option over the screw in type. Mine seem to be working great for now but I question the longevity of them. Thanks for the tip!
 
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I screwed the Weathertech supplied hooks into a speed nut under the carpet. We'll see if it holds. If not I'm trying these badboys. Nice find.
 

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I ordered based on your recommendation.....then ordered new carpet and am torn as to whether I wanna poke a hole in it, simply because the mats don't seem to fit very well.

Did your mats seem a good fit, Brett?
 
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My wife's Subaru came with these:

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Maybe something like this could work bolted to the floor under the seat or something?
 
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Thinking something like this:

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Might be able to fashion something that bolts to the seat bolts rather than cuts a hole in the floor.
 
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Chris,

I am sorry I didn't see your question before now, but I do think they fit well, but not a nice as they did in my dodge. I took a heat gun and splayed the footrest side out a bit and let cool. Seems to be a lot better.

I love the functionality of the weathertech mats, and while these arent quite as good a fit as the dodge ones I had, they are still great mats, and I am very glad weathertech decided to make them.
 

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I'm thinking industrial strength Velcro, stuck to the bottom in a few strategic places will adhere to the carpet and stop it from moving around.

Just my pocket change on the subject.
 

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