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Hello! It's been a while since I've posted, but I would like to introduce the forum to a new company a buddy of mine started. The brand is Frog Factory and he made some floormats for those of us who want more mat options. I'll include some pictures of the OEM Spyder mats along with the my set of Frog Factory Mats. I decided to write this review after installing a set on my dad's 05.

OEM:
Sleeve Grey Rectangle Font Tar

Grey Automotive tire Artifact Art Tree

Grille Hood Sleeve Gesture Grey

Frog Factory Floor Mats:
Vehicle Window Hood Motor vehicle Car
Vehicle Automotive tire Motor vehicle Hood Automotive design
Outerwear Jersey Textile Sleeve Gesture
Vehicle Automotive tire Car Vehicle door Automotive exterior
Sleeve Textile Asphalt Gesture Grey



Features of the Frog Factory Mats
  • Oem Look (relatively) (there are also options for checkerboard design, but I prefer plain black interior)
  • Oem Fitment/ Cut
  • Added Grommet for the factory mat hook
  • strong heel pad area (pretty comfy for heel toe downshifts)

Differences compared to OEM
  • Slightly lighter than OEM mats (good or bad thing, but that is probably due to how the backing is woven)
  • Less studding than the OEM mats on the back (the majority of the backing has a textured surface along with studding though)
  • Stiffer material than OEM mats (not quite soft, but definitely not hard fabric)
  • Heel pad

Personal Thoughts
After owning my set for a little while I've decided that they were worth posting about for those who were in the market for floormats. I've looked online recently and realized that there weren't many options for the spyder. While there are relatively OEM options out there, they all seem to be missing the mounting grommets for the hooks on the driver side. I just wanted a drop in alternative that would be simple and effective. I don't think I'll be wearing through the heel pad anytime soon on this set of mats. I think these mats would be great for anyone who is looking for a decent set of replacement mats with the hook holes. Similarly, these mats can also be configured to checkerboard design for the enthusiasts who are looking for more color inside the car. If I do buy another set I'll probably go for a checkerboard pattern to provide more pictures for you all.

Other notes
Facelift models have 2 grommets for their mats. Frog Factory created these mats according to the PFL specs so you may need to install a grommet for the second hook. I believe they are currently working on fixing the issue within the next few days.


Here is a link to purchase if any of you wish to support a frog enthusiast
 

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the picture of the blue mat/interior is mine. having a FL car (03), there is an additional hook that is the right side that is a bit offset. I punched a hole and added another grommet easily. I measured to my OEM mat for placement. overall they look great in the car and you don't notice it's different while driving. I recommend it as a way of spicing up the interior or replacing the old, dusty floor mat.

some notes:
  • different fabric pattern
  • heel pad is a cool addition as my oem mat has obvious wear where my feet are.
  • similar thickness (at least to a 230k mile oem mat) but not as heavy
  • less spikes, less sharp. if you were not using any hooks it might move around from feet pushing it.
  • finished edges are pretty similar
  • when I smacked my oem mat against the ground, it unleashed a dust storm.
Glove Blue Safety glove Textile Sleeve

Automotive tire Hood Blue Azure Grille

Textile Mesh Grey Font Silver

Hand Azure Finger Thumb Electric blue

Hand Hood Blue Sleeve Automotive tire
 

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Wow, serged edges. That is unusual in reproduction floor mats! Usually they have simple binding around the periphery. I see loop pile instead of cut pile, which gives a different appearance. Maybe wear longer? Where do these ship from? Now if they could just make them really thick, and include the "MR2 Spyder" logo embroidered into the carpet...???
 

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I recently picked up a set at MR2Heaven and have been quite pleased with the quality.
But they are soooo thin. I’m worried the pile will pack down immediately. I’ve done like others and set them aside for car shows only. The embroidery is nice though.
 

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I contacted the Frog Factory, with the question about the additional grommet for the FL model. The quick, polite response was that they have no plans for adding another. So those who purchase will have to add their own.
 
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