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Decision time on seats, WO or Leather.....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dessertsand05, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    dessertsand05

    dessertsand05 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The 05 DC 4x4 SR5 I just got was great on the outside, everyone thinks its a 2010. But the first owner was a smoker and had a baby carrier that did a tune on the back seat. Its a tan/taupe interior and know that over time its going to get really dirty if I don't keep up with it. The tan and black looks really good though inside.

    I have been trying to decide between getting WO covers or spending the extra money and just getting leather. A local guy quoted me $1200 for a katzkin leather/vinyl combination and $1450 for a two tone graphite/tan katzkin set.

    So my options are...

    1.) Try to get a used back seat somewhere in Taupe that matches
    2.) WO covers
    3.) The leather/vinyl covers
    4.) all leather

    $1500 seems like a ton of money, but I really hate the sr5 seat fabric. Suggestions....
     
  2. Nov 17, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    imo, get the WOs. It'll keep the stockers clean and help resale value, and you can always sell the WO when the time comes.
    BUT, you need to do what will make you feel as though you made a good decision each time you get in the truck.
     
  3. Nov 17, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    cactuscorn

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    all true im sure. but, before ya decide, take a look here. VERY sanno job!
     
  4. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:06 AM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    OP,

    I vote for option #4 and add the heated option....... You won't regret it.:D
     
  5. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    WO's are great, I just installed them in my DC Sport, however, leather is SAAAAWEEEEEEEEEEET. You got the bucks, I say leather up.;)
     
  6. Nov 18, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Color-matched tan, with perforated center panels. I looked at the two-tone but i liked the more subtle look better.


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  7. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Lurkin

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    You suck man !! :p I've watched WO and leather threads come and go without seeing anything that really caught my interest. THEN you go and post these pics, which I do like since I have the taupe interior too.

    Looks very nice, subtle, understated, just looks good.

    DAMN YOU TO MOD HELL !!! :D

     
  8. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Now that's what I'm talkin about !!! SAAAWEEEEEEET:bowdown:
     
  9. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    What kind of leather seats and what color leather?

    There doesn't seem to be a lot of Taupe/beige people out there. I need to find some pics of a taupe two ton seats now.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    They are Katskinz, and I believe the color is called "ivory". I told the installers to just match the color of the tan plastic, and they picked the color, so I'm not 100% sure.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    Thanks guys.
     
  12. Nov 18, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Get leather. Its a good selling feature down the road. I put my black katzkins in my SR5 myself on a saturday afternoon. $675 shipped.
     
  13. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    I definitely agree that the leather would be awesome, but IMHO, leather can be a real PITA to take care of and keep looking good.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    GO WITH LEATHER !!!
     
  15. Nov 18, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    I just got the WO from the group buy, and I have to say the fit is pretty sad compared to the fit of the one's I bought a year ago for my wife's Subaru. Mass production does not suit them apparently. Katzskins would have been a better investment.
     
  16. Nov 18, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    jandrews

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    Leather. I have WOs. They're good. But for halfway to the price of custom leather, you're better off going leather.


    Are you sure you got the right ones? My WOs fit like they're painted on and almost everyone who rides in my truck asks me where I had my custom upholstery done.

    If they don't fit well, you either got the wrong set (i.e. sr5 covers on sport seats or vice-versa) or you installed them incorrectly.
     
  17. Nov 18, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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