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The carpeting in my C4 is clean but faded. Especially in the hatch area. Prior owner says car was garaged, but it actually looks pinkish in the light, and I like to enter local car shows, so it's got to be replaced.

Options:

1. Go to an Upholstery shop and let them replace it using their own sources.
2. Order from Ecklers and/or others (15% off sale today for Valentine's day) and then take it to Upholstery shop and pay labor for them to install.
3. Do I get Mass Back (rubber backing) or Cutpile ($100 cheaper at Ecklers & poly backing?
4. Should I put the under carpet insulation (1/8" thick and according to the catalog at Ecklers, an easy fit)?

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If you buy premolded carpet and it fits, then it pretty easy. The key is to buy from a quality supplier. I did mine and even thought it was a c-3, it wasnt very difficult. I have heard horror stories of carpeting that didnt fit, thus the problem.. I left mine out in the sun to be pliable and workable. went in pretty well.
 

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Purchase and install yourself. Definitely buy the mass back. I did install an insulation under the carpet. It was not the expensive Dynomat, but was a 1/4" dense foam with both sides foil-backed. I used foil tape on the seams. It helps keep out the heat and sound. If you are interested, I can lookup who I got the insulation from. It was pre-cut.
 
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