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    Best Options for floor mats

    What are my best options for new floor mats on my newly acquired 92 (black interior)? Also are trunk mats still available?
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Trunk mats and factory floor mats are all still available from MB.

    Another good company to consider for floor mats of better quality and perfect fit is Lloyd Mats, which are sold via many aftermarket firms or via their web site. I love the little metal clips they sell to keep the mats in place in the car and have the clips installed in all of my cars.

    I think the web site is www.lloydmats.com or something like that, you can Google it.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Thanks. I have heard of Lloyds mats but never bought a set. I looks like they also sell trunk mats for our cars but I probably will stick with OEM for that.
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Those Lloyd mats ain't cheap, but then again the OE mats have gone up in price drasticallty. A few years ago the OE mats were ~$80 list for a set, now they are $130 list! Crazy. $102/set from parts.com.

    Another option are the OE black rubber all-weather mats, these are p/n Q-668-0345, $75 list, $60/set from parts.com at the moment. I have these in a couple of my cars, they're quite nice, and much more durable than the carpet mats - recommended for daily drivers, or if you have kids, or live in a wet/dirty area, etc.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    I believe that you can have custom embroidery done with the Lloyd Mats, so if you wanted to have "500E" on the mats, you could do this with the Lloyds. With MB mats you only get the heel pad and MB logo.

    Also, MB mats have gotten dramatically cheaper in quality in recent years compared to what they used to be. The MB mats are thinner and much more flexible and thus move around and bunch up much more than the thicker Lloyd Mats. I got an overstocked pair of MB factory palomino mats for my 560SL and I hate them -- eventually will replace them with Lloyds. I have black factory mats in my wife's E 320 wagon (W124) and Lloyds in my E500 & 560SEC.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Lloyds carries a few different levels of mats. The Ultimat are supposedly the best are $200. But they also have the Luxe which oddly are the same price as far as I can tell. Any embroidering would be extra. Do you know which ones do you have Gerry?
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    I just got Jay a set of the OEM black MB ones...$97.50. I think the OE mats are still a good deal even at full retail, other German car OE mats (at least Porsche and Audi) ones are usually closer to $200 for a full set of carpeted ones....and the OE Porsche ones are total crap !!

    These new MB mats now come with nice metal clips for the fronts and seem beefier than previous OE mats I've gotten...anyway.
    Its worth looking at them again I think.

    www.hoica.de these are about the best aftermarket mats I've seen yet...I got a custom logo set for the RS6 and they fit better than OE I'd say...with shipping it was close to $400 though !! Ouch ...but you know, $400 mats for my $25 shoes makes a whole lot of sense doesn't it?
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    Ooops, the link is down...check them out later if it gets back up.
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    As a non-US resident, who might be the best option to buy Lloyds mats from and have them shipped to Europe - any ideas?

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul64
    As a non-US resident, who might be the best option to buy Lloyds mats from and have them shipped to Europe - any ideas?

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    Perhaps a friendly board member would be willing to help you on this.... perhaps you could do the order with your own credit card number, and then have them shipped to a US address, and then re-shipped to you for the cost of doing such.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Sounds good - I see there was a multitude of outlets for the mats on the website, not sure who would be the best for 'offshore' supply though...
    Any takers?

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Paul,

    I've recently replaced my OE plain beige mats for a set of black ribbed ones. Beige ones have been in the car since 2004 and there's really nothing wrong with them, just got fed up shampooing them. Plus I got a good deal from MB Brentford in London (incorrectly ordered left hooker ones and they wanted to get rid of them) for £50 and are excellent quality - thick, hardwearing and perfect fit. I find on both types, plain or ribbed ones, that there's hardly any movement (certainly none on passenger side and rears) so really no need for fasteners or clips to hold in place.

    What I'm saying is that the quality of MB OE mats , I think you'll find, will vary from country/region to another as they are dealer supplied and not from the factory when the car rolls out. I know UK MB cars have their mats made here which makes sense since we're the only right hand drive country in Europe. In the case of our cars (being left hand only) , OE mats are sourced in mainland EU, so you should be able to get the same ones in France from any MB dealer.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Hi Bing,

    Thanks for the heads up - I need new dark green mats and it seems the OE versions are no longer available here, remaining colour choices being basically black, grey and beige....
    Certainly, the originals are in good condition I guess though the foam backing is disintegrating and there are some stains that look like paint(!) on one of the rear ones.
    I might approach someone in the UK for the manufacture of some high-quality Wilton carpets, Rolls Royce standard for example, and see what that turns up - using the originals as a pattern, it shouldn't be too difficult.

    Something else to ponder this weekend!

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Paul, my guy at MB parts dept here is very knowledgeable - the type who knows part numbers on top of his head and very helpful. I'll check with him if he can find/source a set of dark greens for you. I'm due to pick up some ordered parts next week and I'll ask him then.

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    P.S haven't seen dark green carpets or mats in yonks! the last one i saw was in my fathers w116 280SE I think ! Very 70's-80's interior colours.
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    But very classy....... Thanks for checking - interesting to see if they're still up for sale - if they are, can you send me the agent's details?

    Thanks for this,

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    Another option are the OE black rubber all-weather mats, these are p/n Q-668-0345, $75 list, $60/set from parts.com at the moment. I have these in a couple of my cars
    Do you have a picture of these? I went all weather in the Allroad, and like them more than the carpet, no matter what. They're just easier to live with -- beach, rain, whatever.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    Do you have a picture of these? I went all weather in the Allroad, and like them more than the carpet, no matter what. They're just easier to live with -- beach, rain, whatever.

    Thanks in advance.

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    I have used these in all my cars. Very durable, easy to clean and nice looking. Only available in black though, which is too bad.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    I guess this is why pictures are worth a thousand words... http://www.carid.com/2006-mercedes-s-class-floor-mats/

    Once you SEE the Lloyd's products you get a whole different perspective on their value.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Quote Originally Posted by 2phast View Post
    I have used these in all my cars. Very durable, easy to clean and nice looking. Only available in black though, which is too bad.

    See that's "crisp, clean, and no caffeine" as in the old 7Up commercials. Love 'em. Simple and elegant. I may even go without the AMG logo on the SClass mats for something that clean. I don't think they did an AMG specific mat, but the logo is already on the door sills. Admittedly I hadn't spent much time on the topic until now. But I may just knock these down for the E and the S at the same time. Thanks for the ideas, Fellas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2phast View Post
    I have used these in all my cars. Very durable, easy to clean and nice looking. Only available in black though, which is too bad.

    +1. I have these in my car and they are perfect, just not as plush since they are rubber, but they keep the car nice and dry and look good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by szvook View Post
    +1. I have these in my car and they are perfect, just not as plush since they are rubber, but they keep the car nice and dry and look good.
    I can't find the pn# for OE rubber all-weather mats. Are they even still available ?

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    I happen to have a set that I would be glad to see being used. I have no need for them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheward View Post
    I happen to have a set that I would be glad to see being used. I have no need for them here.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    I just noticed I was active on this thread earlier. I ended up with the all weathers for the E5E. More good money spent. And for good measure I sourced new mats for the S55 with the AMG logo, which I think are now NLA. I've just kept these all weathers on the top of the carpet. Love 'em (after the smell wore off).

    From what I can tell, Drew is doing you a real solid, as these are NLA too. I think they were scarce when I got mine (maybe 2014) so I just jumped on them when I saw them. More dumb luck (or blessed life).

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    The biggest problem I am having regarding overmats is just keeping them in place!! They slide around and irritate me.

    Has anyone ever used some sort of universal clip / grippers or something along those lines? I'm really curious how I can better secure the mats. My w140 still has the original mats in as new condition. But again the driver's mat moves around and the little flap on the footrest flops down and looks unsightly
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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    https://www.cocomats.com/

    My opinion these are the best, Heavy (set weighs about 23 lbs) duty natural rubber keeps these where they are to be since they are identical in size to the carpets, about 3/8" thick too. Worth the price.
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    I might try a set of coco mats in one of my cars soon – I dolike some of the patterns. But mostly I am a stickler for original mats andwould rather retain those. I think since these cars never had factory matfixings (Like newer model Mercedes do for example) and the foam backing wears /falls off with age then they slide around the footwell quite a lot.

    I am wondering if maybe an additional layer of somethinglike the rubber Tool “gripper roll” material cut to size and placed between thecarpets would do the trick? I don’t really want to use double sided rug grippertape as that might damage the under-carpet surface. The only other option wouldbe to adopt some sort of metal carpet clip and self tap screw it into the metalchannel under the front seat frame member. The idea being that the clamp gripsonto the mat edge and stops if moving around. But this is also not ideal as thescrews will cause minor damage to the original undercarpets.

    I might ask Coco Mats if they can provide a set for a RHD W140 SWB
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    Quote Originally Posted by JC220 View Post
    I might try a set of coco mats in one of my cars soon – I dolike some of the patterns. But mostly I am a stickler for original mats andwould rather retain those. I think since these cars never had factory matfixings (Like newer model Mercedes do for example) and the foam backing wears /falls off with age then they slide around the footwell quite a lot.

    I am wondering if maybe an additional layer of somethinglike the rubber Tool “gripper roll” material cut to size and placed between thecarpets would do the trick? I don’t really want to use double sided rug grippertape as that might damage the under-carpet surface. The only other option wouldbe to adopt some sort of metal carpet clip and self tap screw it into the metalchannel under the front seat frame member. The idea being that the clamp gripsonto the mat edge and stops if moving around. But this is also not ideal as thescrews will cause minor damage to the original undercarpets.

    I might ask Coco Mats if they can provide a set for a RHD W140 SWB
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    Quote Originally Posted by maw1124 View Post
    That's exactly the sort of clip I'm after. Tried eBay for those numbers and many search terms but these seem nigh on impossible to find. But that's the idea alright!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M104-AMG View Post
    I can't find the pn# for OE rubber all-weather mats. Are they even still available ?
    W124 all-weather rubber floor mats are p/n BQ-668-0345. AFAIK they are still available. Note the rear mats don't fit perfectly in V8 models (034/036).

    https://www.mboemparts.com/oem-parts...ber-m-q6680345

    Price doubled from ten years ago, ouch.

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    I hope Gerry doesn't mind me posting this video his Uncle Kent posted on the subject of Mercedes Car Mats. The Coco mat advantages do look good

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    All I can say is that one wouldn't be disappointed with the quality and performance of CocoMats.

    I love them so much that they grace all of my vehicles, including a custom-made set for my G-wagen.

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    I have Cocomats in both of my E500E's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    All I can say is that one wouldn't be disappointed with the quality and performance of CocoMats.

    I love them so much that they grace all of my vehicles, including a custom-made set for my G-wagen.
    Yeah, I think the 55 is destined for a set. Having a new set of originals delayed that destiny, but I actually think the coco set I have in mind will look better, now that the OEM box is checked.

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    Re: Best Options for floor mats

    Cover craft sells a berber matt. Very happy with them. Modesthe cost.

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    How are the Covercraft Plush floor mats? Anyone have any pictures in a W124?
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    I can take a picture. The make carpet and berber. Berber is softer than coco mats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samiam44 View Post
    I can take a picture. The make carpet and berber. Berber is softer than coco mats.
    I just did some searching online. I really prefer the OE appearance but it looks like nothing that's currently available has a heel pad. Bummer.

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