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I have been drooling over this option for over a year now since I first saw it in a 2014 Ram. I had searched the Z and the internet far and wide and couldn't get a concrete answer as to if this would work in my 2012 Ram. But I finally pinned my parts department manager down and got the answers I was looking for, lol. And, I couldn't be happier with the results!

This is an excellent mod for those of us with 09-12 Rams (this is an option in 13-14 Rams) who want to have a flat floor in the rear seat. The MAIN reason I wanted this was for my dog's crate. The center hump in the rear seat floor drove me bonkers every time I needed to load his crate in as the crate is not small enough to fit behind one of the seats on the flat surface there. So.. I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a flat floor.. even if just on a rare occasion.. you will be glad you have it when the situation calls for it! It comes in handy for luggage and groceries too! ;)

I did read about some guys who used lumber and built their own version of a flat floor for the rear seats, but those styles couldn't be left in the truck when not in use. I don't have much storage space to keep truck parts in (open car port, no garage and pretty much no in house storage either) so that option was out the window for me.

It wasn't all that difficult.. pretty straight forward install. I didn't take any pictures but I can if anyone would like to know exactly what I did and where I did it.

Basically, I removed the bolts holding the rear seats in, popped the outer plastic panels loose to access the inner seat screws and removed the center seat belt. This gave me access to the screws holding the stock storage bin panels/covers in place and the ability to slide the entire seat forward slightly. (You do not need to shift the seats very far. Also, if you have the rear heated seats option installed, you do not need to unplug the connectors.)

Removed the screws and springs for the panels, then removed the panels and set them aside with their pins/screws and springs (you will not use any of this hardware with the fold flat panels).

Lined up the new fold flat panels into place and using the stock seat frame bolts, secured the new flat panels and called it a day.

The new panels fit beautifully in my 2012 Ram Crew Cab.. they were pull outs from a new 2014 Ram Crew Cab. If you are wanting to do this mod too, just make note of the panels you are buying.. the Quad Cab panels will fit in a Crew Cab but they will not reach the back of the front seats as well. You will end up with a larger gap which could pose problems for any back seat four-legged riders.

I purchased mine from a seller on eBay who has been listing quite a few sets and in different colors (I got the dark slate gray and it matches my black interior very well). He didn't have any listed when I was ready to purchase so I sent him a message through eBay and he listed one for me (Buy It Now format) within a few hours. Paid $299 plus $29 shipping. An awesome and fair deal in my book, since most of his auction style listings went for around $300 also. Here is his current eBay listing. Again, if he doesn't have one listed when you are in the market, just shoot him an eBay message and see when/if he can list another one for you.

The panels tend to bounce a bit when the truck is in motion. There is just enough space with the seats down and the panels have just enough spring to them to cause this to happen. Both sides have a female snap on a stretchy strap on the underside.. I'm assuming the Ram's they were built for had the male snaps in the outer carpet of the storage bins for these to snap to. I will be adding the male snaps for mine to snap into to fix the bouncing/knocking issue soon. I will post pictures of how I do that when I get 'er done.

That's all for now folks! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I haven't been able to find any other threads of others who have done this particular mod, so I'm open to help you out if you need it! :smileup:







 

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Great mod. Great information.

I had the flat floor on my 2003 Quad Cab and it was metal, if anything spilled I was able to wipe it up. I am going to keep my eyes open for a crew cab metal floor but I may be waiting a while.
 

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I foresee these panels being easy to clean up as well. They are very thin thus the carpet is not thick at all.. the carpet is pretty much wrapped around the panels for aesthetic purposes I would guess. There isn't much to these panels as far as a cleaning perspective which made them receive an A for ease of cleaning from me. :smileup: Granted, they won't be as easy to clean as simply wiping a spill off of a metal surface as you describe.. but still easy nonetheless. I hope you find what you are looking for! I know how difficult the hunt can be!
 

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I wish the hell they made one for CC with the bench seat......
 

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I wish the hell they made one for CC with the bench seat......
Is the layout different in a CC with a full rear bench? I've never thought to pay attention, so I don't know. At first I thought this would work in any Ram back seat.. but I suppose a full rear bench wouldn't have (or need) the center mounting position or hardware. Hmm.. there has to be an option for those with the full bench...
 

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Is the layout different in a CC with a full rear bench? I've never thought to pay attention, so I don't know. At first I thought this would work in any Ram back seat.. but I suppose a full rear bench wouldn't have (or need) the center mounting position or hardware. Hmm.. there has to be an option for those with the full bench...
I have the full bench seat in my 2014 express and i have the folding floor in mine. I bought it from a guy on ebay and picked it up (he was close by). $125 and i had to take one bolt out and go to the local bolt supplier and get 2 more bolts for it $1. The holes are there you just need to look on the back floor under the carpet, when you set the floor in you will see the cut out!
 

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Anyone know the mopar number for these? They have to be able to order them from the dealer in case they break under warranty.
 

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i just checked my photo images, this is one that i found on a website awhile back



as you said, the QC fold flat floor is short, pix of my Ram













enlarge this one as far as you can, the snaps are visable

 

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Good to know these have part numbers. When I was first looking, I went to Chris, my parts guy, and he had never heard of these panels. I took him to a 2013 out in the lot to show him what I was talking about. He took down the VIN of the truck we looked at and only then was he able to find the parts.

I ended up buying my panels from eBay, for obvious monetary reasons, and when they arrived I noticed that they have no part numbers on them anywhere. Good to know what those are, should I ever need (though I doubt the need will ever arise) to replace one or both. If that day ever comes, I will return to my eBay seller since he was the best price I could find by far. (I paid $325 including shipping for my set.)

I recently added snaps to my backseat (outside of the amp and storage boxes) so I could snap the floor straps down.. they were rattling slightly. There is approx. a 1" gap between the top of the panels and the bottom of the seats. When the floor panels are folded up, not in use, and stored under the seats, they had a tendency to bounce within that 1" of space and drive me insane. I quickly fixed that issue and will share some pictures tomorrow. It was an easy fix, but I find it difficult to explain sometimes and prefer pictures as they are the easiest way to express the fix..
 

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Good to know these have part numbers. When I was first looking, I went to Chris, my parts guy, and he had never heard of these panels. I took him to a 2013 out in the lot to show him what I was talking about. He took down the VIN of the truck we looked at and only then was he able to find the parts.

I ended up buying my panels from eBay, for obvious monetary reasons, and when they arrived I noticed that they have no part numbers on them anywhere. Good to know what those are, should I ever need (though I doubt the need will ever arise) to replace one or both. If that day ever comes, I will return to my eBay seller since he was the best price I could find by far. (I paid $325 including shipping for my set.)

I recently added snaps to my backseat (outside of the amp and storage boxes) so I could snap the floor straps down.. they were rattling slightly. There is approx. a 1" gap between the top of the panels and the bottom of the seats. When the floor panels are folded up, not in use, and stored under the seats, they had a tendency to bounce within that 1" of space and drive me insane. I quickly fixed that issue and will share some pictures tomorrow. It was an easy fix, but I find it difficult to explain sometimes and prefer pictures as they are the easiest way to express the fix..
Definitely interested in how you added the snaps, I want to for the same reasons but wasn't quite sure how to go about it without tearing something up. Will be checking back in to see what you did and how you did it.
 

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Pictures of the snaps I installed. My husband must have hid the package as I can't find it anywhere, lol! But I bought the snaps from Wal-mart. They are in the fabric/sewing department.

Basically.. I gathered up the required tools and set to work.

  • 2 male snaps
  • 2 screws
  • hole punch
  • electric drill
Start with the floor folded up in it's stored position under the back seat with the straps hanging down on the outside of the under seat bins.

Pull the strap until you have the desired tension, hold that spot on the outside of the bin with the punch, release the strap and lift the floor out of the way (increases visibility of the work area) and punch a hole in your desired spot. Be very careful here - it is extremely easy to lose that hole in the carpet fibers! I suggest leaving the punch in place until you have your screw and drill ready.

Get one male snap and one screw, thread screw through snap and then screw the ensemble into your punched hole.

Repeat on the other side. Done.

Very, very easy. I had a tough time thinking of what to write as it just came by instinct in the truck.

And now pics...









 

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Yeah, you would think that it would make sense for them to all come with it right?
It is an extremely useful mod (especially if you have dogs).
Just glad I was able to find a set for cheap.. the dealer wanted to rape me in cost and delivery.
 

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Exactly, I even used mine a couple years ago for camping, too cold for a tent so I threw the sleeping bag on the fold out in the back seat and slept there. It's the reason I haven't got a subwoofer setup in my truck yet lol, trying to figure out how to keep the fold out and still have a sub,
 

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I miss those floors. They were in a 2010 quad cab that I had. They were handy for groceries.......unfold the floors and it would make a nice flat area for all those bags!
 
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