What is the best carpet kit to buy ?

Posted by: fomoco4me

What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 11/07/15 01:12 AM

I need to replace my carpet in my 75 Ford LTD. I have been looking at replacement molded carpet kits. The reviews have been terrible! Newark and ACC seem to be the most popular. What have you folks used that fits well,is worth the money and which vendor is the least expensive to buy from. Thanks.
Posted by: stalag

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 11/07/15 08:51 PM

You often get what you pay for. It depends on the length of service you expect out of the car. If you are intending to keep the car for a very long time, spring for the better product even though more expensive. The cheap carpet with the poor reviews should be a warning.
Posted by: h8m3

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/21/16 09:20 PM

http://www.stockinteriors.com/items.asp?...Victoria_Carpet

This is the carpet kit I'm going to invest in, I'll let you know how it goes!
Posted by: hot__box

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/21/16 11:08 PM

I was thinking about this, which looks damn close to what h8m3 posted.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5993865&cc=1432106&jsn=516

It literally looks like the same exact carpet.. but it's double the price.. wtf2

Has anyone had experience with any of these carpets??
Posted by: MercRoller

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/21/16 11:58 PM

Probably is the same, Rock auto marked it up more.
Posted by: hot__box

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/24/16 06:00 PM

Update: After doing some research it looks like the rock auto version is actually cheaper. The stock interiors one is 136$ but if you want it to be plush/have mass backing/etc etc then it cost quite a bit more than rock auto. Once I decide on what color I want, I'll get the carpet from rock auto and report back !
Posted by: hot__box

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/26/16 07:35 PM

Actually I'm having second thoughts.. I'm reading pretty bad reviews about ACC, the brand of carpet at rock auto (and most likely stock interiors as well?) ..

The carpet is pretty expensive to throw away if it's garbage.. has anyone used carpet by ACC? Is it of good quality? Many bad reviews state it's pretty much not molded at all.. making it extremely difficult to install..
Posted by: Chaplian

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/26/16 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By garndreadz
Actually I'm having second thoughts.. I'm reading pretty bad reviews about ACC, the brand of carpet at rock auto (and most likely stock interiors as well?) ..

The carpet is pretty expensive to throw away if it's garbage.. has anyone used carpet by ACC? Is it of good quality? Many bad reviews state it's pretty much not molded at all.. making it extremely difficult to install..


I could have sworn Pier (2004_P71) bought new carpet. He's probably the guy to talk to.
Posted by: 2007CrownVic

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/26/16 11:05 PM

ACC is supposed to be some of the best stuff out there. It's hard to get away from it because pretty much every vendor gets their product from ACC. Even cheap sellers on ebay ship directly from them.
Posted by: 2004_p71

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/27/16 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By Chaplian
I could have sworn Pier (2004_P71) bought new carpet. He's probably the guy to talk to.


Oh I did smile

260$ from tasca ford ..best money ever spent on !

Posted by: hot__box

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/27/16 03:20 PM

it appears that carpet is discontinued. Aftermarket may be my only choice.
Posted by: Ponyguy

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 02/29/16 05:38 AM

Originally Posted By h8m3
http://www.stockinteriors.com/items.asp?...Victoria_Carpet

This is the carpet kit I'm going to invest in, I'll let you know how it goes!

Originally Posted By garndreadz
I was thinking about this, which looks damn close to what h8m3 posted.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=5993865&cc=1432106&jsn=516

It literally looks like the same exact carpet.. but it's double the price.. wtf2

Has anyone had experience with any of these carpets??

Originally Posted By garndreadz
it appears that [OEM] carpet is discontinued. Aftermarket may be my only choice.

Before you guys write any checks or submit and credit card numbers, ask the sellers for samples to see just what sort of carpeting you'll be getting. Get samples of both the expensive stuff as well as the cheap stuff, in a few colors. Most places will be happy to sample a prospective customer for free. And in addition to color, find out the texture, style and "weight" of the carpeting you'll be getting; back in the days of "de-contenting" Ford changed the carpeting from a decent "13.5 ounce" to pretty sleazy ~"12 ounce."
Thicker carpet weighs more, and feels much more luxurious underfoot, like the carpeting in a Town Car Cartier, or Cadillac CT6, or a Mercedes S-Class. Get the best underlayment/padding available, too.

Good luck, Gentlemen! And, as always, PICS are mandatory! (before and after, if you can...)
Posted by: hot__box

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 03/08/16 04:27 PM


Just figured I'd share my carpet experience here too, for the OP, and anyone else who may have been reading this topic and wanted an update.

ACC [Auto Custom Carpets]

I bought the "Essex" Super Plush Carpet from rock auto, of course it is manufactured by Rock Auto. If you've been keeping up with this thread you know that I said I and others have been reading reviews for ACC carpets and they aren't that good. i can testify that they should be heeded.

I have truly mixed feelings about this, from the installed and completed standpoint, I'm mostly satisfied with the final result, and that's all that matters. However, looking at it as a "looking to buy carpet for my car" standpoint, here's what you should know.

I bought the carpet WITH mass backing/padding and WITHOUT helped (pointless to me as I bought floor mats to go with the carpet. The quality is nice, it seems to be about the thickness of OEM carpet, and is "plush".. not as plush as shag carpet for instance, but is of decent 'plushness'.. The color is beautiful and is quite close to the color palette provided by the retailer.

The carpet came crammed in a small box. As per instructions, I popped the contours into place and let it sit for some hours.. and then some. I actually let it sit overnight, as it was too late to start on the project anyways. The carpet is way oversized, but it's made oversized and intended for you (the buyer) to trim it to your exact needs. I was expecting to have to work with it a little. no big deal.

The real issue is in the mold. The mold for this carpet is funky as week old gym socks.. I have no idea what car they used to make this mold but I sure don't think it was a Crown victoria. it seems that even with the carpet trimmed and in place in the front, the dimensions for the rear floorboard are off. The countless bad reviews online can attest to this. It took a lot of effort to get the carpet to fit cleanly and even then i had to so some surgery to get it to look right. The carpet will not work with you, it will fight you to the death. I think next time I'll get a house rug and shape it to the contour of the car.. LOL..

My final verdict:
Quality: Decent/good
Color pigment: Good
Molding: poor/bad
Ease of installation: Moderate, with the correct tools and a helper
Price: not the cheapest thing you will ever buy. But carpet in any form is expensive.
Would buy again?: No, unless absolutely necessary
Satisfaction: yes, now that the installation is over I think the car looks 100x better, feels a lot more comfortable, and smells better.




for pics you can click on 2006 P71 in my sig and you'll have all the carpet pics you'd ever want to see and more.
Posted by: Darkant

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 03/30/21 08:16 PM

5 years later does anyone have any additional input and/or experience with carpeting. How hard is it to buy a remnant and piece it together for the car?
Posted by: VoodooChild

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 03/31/21 10:33 AM

I got a practically mint one out of the junk yard from an elderly owned vic, $25. Just gotta get lucky.
Posted by: xrosroad

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 05/04/21 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By hot__box
it appears that carpet is discontinued. Aftermarket may be my only choice.


Where to get an aftermarket one?
Posted by: Dmblanch

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 05/06/21 09:03 PM

ACC carpets for the Vic are still all over ebay. About $165 shipped.
Posted by: 67Comet

Re: What is the best carpet kit to buy ? - 05/12/21 05:09 PM

Looks like the Amazon's has'm too ($178).

I'm hovering over the "Purchase" trigger myself. I kind of went a little too "much" on cutting the carpet when I manual swapped my "05. Good excuse to change the color a little, and get that new carpet smell goin' on smile.