When I took delivery of my new car, like most people around here, I wanted to get nice floor mats to protect my carpet. And again, like many of you, there didn't seem to be many options. There was no "R" specific OEM rubber floor mats. I didn't want carpet. And I just didn't like the look of weathertech's as they look too "industrial" for me. But I did want to stick to a rubber mat as it dries easier and doesn't hold in smells like carpet mats too. And will usually look newer longer as well. Trouble was finding a set that actually looked nice for a rubber mat. In the end I went with the 3D MAXpider rubber floor mats. I never heard of the company (at least to me), but they looked the best in pictures so I took the chance.
Well right out of the box I knew I made the right choice. The design pattern, while it doesn't photograph well, looks REALLY nice in person. I believe it actually the matches the feel and look of the car. It looks functional but still has some refinement to it that you don't find on many rubber mats. I just hated the 3D logo though...
FUNCTIONALITY AND FIT:
So far so good. I've been through several rainy days and as expected, with the edges being a bit higher up, kept the water right where it should be which is in the mat itself. I bought the mat from amazon and got the "newer" revision so the fit is near perfect. Every edge is covered and really has no gaps as far as I could tell. And on the bottom they have this lining that almost is like velcro that grips the carpet really really well.
I don't like the logo AT ALL. The rear mats have two areas where it has these humps. I think it's where there might two attachment in the Audi cars that we don't have. It would have been nice to have it flush but again its just cosmetic and doesn't hurt the functionality at all. A very minor compliant. The last negative is the "velcro" like underside is also there on the part where it covers the dead pedal. Again a minor issue but it would have been nice for that part to have none of this material. If you really listen for it and push on the dead pedal part of the mat you could hear the "velcro" squish against the dead pedal.
Well the biggest negative to me was the logo so I decided to give it a try to "fix it". Removing the 3D logo was very easy. Just grab small pliers and grab the under part underneath the mat. Rock this part back and forth and eventually the metal will just break off. Again very easy. I then used JB Weld Black Silicon and put a dab in each hole to seal it up. I then took the R-Line logo in the pictures below and put the black silicone close to the edge but far enough to make sure it wouldn't squeeze out of the sides. But yeah this badge isn't coming off the mats any time soon haha. It is very securely on there and no issues so far even after washing. The JB Weld Black silicone will also withstand salt and water easily. The only bad thing about the logo is that it is VERY thin. It's not the thick slab of metal that the 3D logo is made of where you can literally not even bend it with your hands. The R-Line logo is very easily bendable.
Well I'm happy with the choice of the mats. And despite the logo being thin it's holding up great so far.
3D MAXpider Floor Mats
R-Line Thin Metal Logo