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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:52 pm    Post subject:  Carpeting in trunk and Rear strut tower bar Reply with quote

Do most people remove the carpet or just mount over it? Just got the Brackets from Don Rome and the strut tower bar from ZSPOT should be here anytime.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just cut a little out when i did mine

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:07 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Cut as needed.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:10 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I just cut mine around the bar mounting pointing as others have done.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:31 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Cut as needed.


Be sure to exercise caution while cutting the carpet back there... I got into a fight with my scissors while doing this and needed 5 stitches as a result.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:58 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Buy a PROPER carpet cutter. It's like a razor blade but super sharp for carpets.

Luckily my Dad had one as he is in construction.

Make 1 slit and the carpet can go around the bar and look good.

Before I was able to get to his house to get the carpet cutter, I just folded back the carpet and it was fine.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Cut as needed.


Be sure to exercise caution while cutting the carpet back there... I got into a fight with my scissors while doing this and needed 5 stitches as a result.


Clearly you cut too much then Laughing

I should have said I only made one cut, to allow the carpet to go around the STB. I never actually removed any carpeting from the car.

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