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Old 03-16-2011, 08:44 PM   #21
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I think I'm going to get these. Just so damn hot in the summer in AR. Wish you could get them cooled too like on the F-150 seats.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:00 PM   #22
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Those look great


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I have WO (for 2 years now) and have never


seen the leather ones in person, only here on TW.

The leather look amazing, but I love my WO (they also look very good). They are very comfortable, have a nice thick pad for you butt as well. I can jump in my truck after snowboarding all day in a storm, being covered in snow and not worry about my seats getting ruined, or go hit the beach and not have to dry off first before leaving. Also, my dog loves them, easy to clean (spray some cleaner and rub in with wet cloth), easy to install (take the front seats out), they work for me

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Lovin' my WO so far. Been installed since November.

Seat heaters was the best decision I ever made. I figured since I was spending 500+ I might as well get the heaters. I also like the fact you kind of slide in and out of the truck, especially with basketball shorts.

In the end shipped to canada it cost $650.

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Old 03-17-2011, 11:19 AM   #24
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These leather seats look badass... Of course they are $1100
You can prob get a set like that for $800 or so through John Huey in the GB going on.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #25
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You can prob get a set like that for $800 or so through John Huey in the GB going on.
Man I wish, I looked at the group buy and crunched the numbers - $1100. The two tone, emboridery, perforation, and heat pads add up. Just a basic plain leather package might be around $800.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:34 AM   #26
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oh yeah the heaters. well how much would a set up like that cost for WOs?
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I assure you, the WO install is much easier if you remove the seats.

I like my WO's, but I have seen the leather in homerTacos truck and really like that too. Depends on your preference. If you live in a colder climate, get eh heaters no matter which one you choose.
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Any good custom leather is gonna run you in the neighborhood of a grand, plus a couple hundred more if you pay a shop to install it.
mine was under $600.00 start to finish.
I lucked out on finding the Exact kit I wanted at a kick ass price. I got the heated seat kits from eBay and had a friend with an embroidery shop do the logos on the seat backs.
Props to Andrew for the leather GB
If I did not use my truck primarily for work, I would have gone the WO route.
And that's coming from the guy who posted the DIY Leather Thread.

It all depends on your preference and use of your truck.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:56 PM   #28
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oh yeah the heaters. well how much would a set up like that cost for WOs?
WO with logo, two tone ect. are about $450-500. Not sure if you really need heaters with them or not, but I wouldn't have leather without it.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:55 PM   #29
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mine was under $600.00 start to finish.
Right, because...

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I lucked out on finding the Exact kit I wanted at a kick ass price.
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had a friend with an embroidery shop do the logos on the seat backs.
and installed it yourself.

Not saying it can't be less. Giving the ballpark average for purchasing retail. I'm assuming everyone knows they can/should deal-hunt.
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Where do you guys buy your WO when there isn't a group buy?
You can still buy from WO regardless of a group buy or not.
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Old 03-21-2011, 02:56 PM   #31
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Just ordered front and back seat covers for my access cab, one map pocket, one gun pocket, in Realtree AP camo for 430 total. Not too shabby
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Heres my input, had the WO's for about 2 years now. (I headed up a group buy when i got mine so needless to say, i got one hell of a deal...)

To start off, I installed mine in the summer time in south alabama humidity and heat. Yes, they do make your back sweat more than stock seats. However, they are not cold in the winter and scolding hot in the summer like leather will be. also, i spilled a ton of transmission oil on mine (don't ask) and it cleaned right out.

Cleaned them for the first time last month in about 1.5 years with a handheld carpet shampoo vacuum with just hot water and they came out looking brand new. To give you an idea of how dirty they were, my shedding dog rides in the cab and when i hit the mud, i usually leave the windows open anyways.

so the question arises, leather or WO. Would I pay full price for either? no, but having had vehicles with leather and the WO's in this truck, I would much rather have the WO's. I'll never buy another vehicle with leather again. I hate the way it wears on the driver seat after a few years. So if you're getting some, get the WO's for sure.
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Heres my input, had the WO's for about 2 years now. (I headed up a group buy when i got mine so needless to say, i got one hell of a deal...)

To start off, I installed mine in the summer time in south alabama humidity and heat. Yes, they do make your back sweat more than stock seats. However, they are not cold in the winter and scolding hot in the summer like leather will be. also, i spilled a ton of transmission oil on mine (don't ask) and it cleaned right out.

Cleaned them for the first time last month in about 1.5 years with a handheld carpet shampoo vacuum with just hot water and they came out looking brand new. To give you an idea of how dirty they were, my shedding dog rides in the cab and when i hit the mud, i usually leave the windows open anyways.

so the question arises, leather or WO. Would I pay full price for either? no, but having had vehicles with leather and the WO's in this truck, I would much rather have the WO's. I'll never buy another vehicle with leather again. I hate the way it wears on the driver seat after a few years. So if you're getting some, get the WO's for sure.
Thanks for the info. I use ac when it's hot as hell anyway so that shouldn't be a huge issue. I like the looks of leather but very true about it being hot in the summer and cold in the winter. And they do look like crap when they wear out. Are WO more comfortable than stock seats?
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wet okole because leather is for luxury vehicles

or computer chairs
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Thanks for the info. I use ac when it's hot as hell anyway so that shouldn't be a huge issue. I like the looks of leather but very true about it being hot in the summer and cold in the winter. And they do look like crap when they wear out. Are WO more comfortable than stock seats?
they add a little more cush.
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My leather was $1000 OTD installed... here in Cali (everything costs more in Cali)

I could have done it myself and saved $300 but I had better things to do

I couldn't get myself to spend $500 on seat covers not made of leather
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For example, I spilled a Big Gulp all over my passanger seat and center console. I got home and used paper towels to clean up the seats and they were good as new. The WO covers kept the soda from damaging my seat. Try that with leather.
Leather is virtually water-proof and stain-proof






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Leather is virtually water-proof and stain-proof

I had an ink pen leak in my pocket. Ruined my jeans, and the leather seat as well. Leather isn't nearly as waterproof or stainproof as Neoprene. Plus neoprene doesn't crack and chap. Another voter for Wet Okole's. I've had mine for 4 years, and they're still awesome.
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