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KATZKIN LEATHER for your Tacoma

Discussion in 'Group Buys' started by jhuey8947, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Apr 18, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    madmex

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  2. Apr 18, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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    fireheadman

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    access original tonneau cover, gentex genk51a review mirror, full leather katskin seats (Tucson), weather tech mats.
    I had John order me my seats in the upgraded Tuscany leather, perforated body, TRD logo, contrasting stitching.. and the seat heaters. (non-touching areas were vinyl).
    Colors: (Both are a tad darker, but match VERY well)
    Flannel = Ice Grey
    Midnight = Dark Graphite

    I took my time installing these, putting 2 hog rings on each point (since I had more than enough)... so I feel sorry for the person that ever takes this off. Think it took me 4 hours on the rear seats, and 2.5 hours on the passenger front, then 2 hours on the driver-side. Plus another 2 hours installing the heater switches. (I soldiered in the wires to the blue-yellow ignition wire everyone is pointing out).

    I ran into one snag installing them, (my Girlfriend)... NOTE to self and others: never... and I mean NEVER EVER let a non-mechanically inclined person touch a tool, much less you truck!. It only took her 15 minutes after the unboxing for her to rip one of my headrest. This ended up costing me some more $$$ for John to order me a replacement. Luckily it was "her" seat.. LOL.

    So this is after the seats have been in place for 2 weeks.

    First day cleaned her up this spring
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    Can see switches and color contrast since this is a tad darker in Tuscany line.
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    TRD Logo
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    More TRD Logo
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    Switches installed
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    Backseats,also perforated
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    Backside is vinyl
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    Door insert completed, PITA to do... use the weldwood contact cement if you want to do it right.
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    TRD Logo
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    Tomorrow is wax day
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    side-shot
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  3. Apr 18, 2014 at 10:25 PM
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    BudMan

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    ^WOW! Looks incredible. I gave katzkin a long hard thought before I went wet okole because of the pup. You're making me jealous!
     
  4. Apr 18, 2014 at 10:31 PM
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    fireheadman

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    access original tonneau cover, gentex genk51a review mirror, full leather katskin seats (Tucson), weather tech mats.
    thanks!... I am still updating my post. I can't say enough how much I love them! It totally transforms the truck into a more luxurious creature.
     
  5. Apr 18, 2014 at 10:45 PM
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    fireheadman

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    access original tonneau cover, gentex genk51a review mirror, full leather katskin seats (Tucson), weather tech mats.
    Here is a tip on the seat heaters that I found....
    I was able to cut out a 1" by 1" square for the bottom of the seats (for hog rings). If you hold the pad up to a light, you can see the connecting wire along each side. This is what HAS TO stay intact. I got lucky on the first seat, as I was within 1/8" from snipping it.

    I paid closer attention on the next pad and used a marker to remind me where it was when I was cutting. I then used the supplied black duct tape to surround the edges to reinforce the pad.

    Look on the right side, going top to bottom... it is a straight piece of wire that connects all the zig-zag heater elements together.... cut that and you are buying new pads from John.
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  6. Apr 19, 2014 at 6:54 AM
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    jhuey8947

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    Thank you fireheadman for the pics and suggestions. Seats look great and I like the location of the heater switches and total install. Thanks again for your purchase bud.
     
  7. Apr 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM
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    jhuey8947

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    Bump for Leather!!

    Shoot me a PM or call me directly if your considering Katzkin Leather for your Tacoma or any other vehicle. Looking to get some additional pics going on this thread.
    John
    (520) 891-8947
     
  8. Apr 30, 2014 at 6:49 AM
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    Bump for an incredible product delivered by a great guy. Bought 2 sets from him in the past.
    BTW seat heaters are absolutely worth it. if you are having a hard time "selling" this to your spouse, add the heaters in and the resistance will disappear!
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  9. May 5, 2014 at 4:24 PM
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    jhuey8947

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    Thank you and nicely put!!
    Contact me directly for your custom quote.

    John Huey
    Affordable Auto Leather
    (520) 891-8947
     
  10. May 5, 2014 at 8:30 PM
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    Subd for future purchase..
     
  11. May 8, 2014 at 10:07 PM
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    Prices on heated seats is $60 per seat? Does price include switch and wiring and which one? If not where can they be purchased? Does the TRD logo cost $25 per logo or per vehicle set?
     
  12. May 8, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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  13. May 9, 2014 at 9:49 AM
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    Tbird95
    $60 per seat includes Katzkins Carbotek complete kit with both seat bottom and lean back trimmable pads as well as an illuminated HI/LO switch as pictured.. The TRD logo cost is $25 per seat

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  14. May 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM
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    Bump for leather
     
  15. May 16, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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    Got mine installed. Not to hard a job. John hurry and get my 370Z seat covers to me and I will post them.
     
  16. May 22, 2014 at 7:17 AM
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    Shipping today!!!
    What an awesome setup....
     
  17. May 26, 2014 at 9:52 PM
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  18. May 29, 2014 at 2:41 PM
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    Shipped then installed!!

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  19. May 30, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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    Awesome, thanks. Canada seatskins offers heated/cooled (Katzkin) seats is this an option? If yes how does the switch work for them? Also perforated full leather or non Perf full leather people. Advantages and disadvantages?
     
  20. May 31, 2014 at 6:33 AM
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    jhuey8947

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    The the Degreez (Heated/Cooled seats) is available at $400 per seat for the complete kit. The switch is a single rolling switch that includes 3 levels of heat and 3 levels of air cooling. The Katzkin leather cover has to be specific for the Degreez kit with a sewn in reticulated foam and perforated insert and does add $100 to the leather kit price. I personally have installed a Degreez Heated/Cooled kit into a Tacoma so I know the fitment is fine. As for the Premium kits they do run $125 more than the Standard kits but offer Full leather seating surface on both the front and the rears seating as opposed to just the fronts. Hope this helps
     
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