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Leather interior???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MAXTacoma, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:09 AM
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    MAXTacoma

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    I have a 2006 Tacoma and was thinking about having leather installed. Has anyone else had this done? Cost? What brand of interior did you use? Does it look as good as factory leather?
     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:16 AM
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    NraFan

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    Ive seen some people use a Katzkin cover kit. It replaces your cloth fabric. These kits have been on the market for a long time. Probably one of the best. Great fit and finish. You can either attempt it yourself or have a shop do it. Check out their site...

    http://www.katzkin.com/
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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  4. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:28 AM
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  5. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    I will take a picture if I can tonight and show off my interior-interior... I am calling it that because my Tacoma's interior is in the living room right now. The seats make awesome movie-night seats. I even have the center console set up for beverage holding purposes.
    oh, it is heated 2-tone perforated leather... cost was, a lot. about $1500 installed after tax
     
  6. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:23 AM
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    I would call the dealership and find out who they recomend to install the leather.
    I bought my tacoma new and had leather and heated seats done. the dealership handeled it for me. it saved me over 1,000 over ordering a tacoma with leather.
    the dealerships do this alot. that way if someone wants a truck or car with leather,
    they don't have to order one. they can have it done. the leather is better quality, and there are more color options. i have a 2008 and have had zero trouble. i highly
    recomend doing it. it is around 850 to 1,000. just call the dealerships in your area,
    i know there is someone they can recommend.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    MAXTacoma

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    OK thanks.. That gives me a good idea of what I would be spending, but i cannot decide if I would rather have Leather or a Sunroof....
     
  8. Oct 7, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    well, after having several cars with sunroofs. i can say without question i would do the leather. i hardly ever used the things. the leather seats you could enjoy year round.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    Unless if you live in AZ and when you get into your truck the damn seats are 16 million degrees lol :eek:
     
  10. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    When i bought mine leather wasn't an option from the factory or i would have gotten it... The cloth leaves water marks all over it when they get wet. I have a boat and everyone getting in with a wet suit happends almost every weekend in the summer... leaving me with many water marks on the front and rear seats... therefore I have been considering having leather installed.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    Wasn't really a fan of the Sr5 fabric so I did the leather install.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    It looks nice until it gets wet...
     
  13. Oct 7, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    I bought mine from this guy : http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/hydrahawk/

    He gave me a 10% discount (didn't do the transaction on eBay). Very happy with it, me and a friend who has experience in upholstering did the install. Be careful when doing the armrests, make sure the screws don't go through the panel. I used a washer and some glue in the screw holes so they won't get loose.
     
  14. Oct 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM
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    I have a company pickup. It is a Ford but I bought some imitation leather seat covers from Clazzio.com. Granted they are not leather but they look like they are. I could not get the company to spring for the real thing. The Clazzios were about $425. I put them on in 4 hours. Not a bad alternative to leather. They fit amazingly well. Bring a shoe horn. You'll need it
     
  15. Oct 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM
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    I second this. In my area there is one shop that does the leather for most of the dealers, including carmax. I had it added as part of the deal for my truck and it looks great. When I called, they quoted me about $1200 for an access cab, a bit more for the double cab, and a few hundred bucks more if you wanted heated seats.
     
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    Good luck getting a sunroof on a second gen truck. Those bumps in the roof and all.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    its been done plenty of times...
     
  18. Oct 17, 2014 at 2:20 PM
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    Woo let's hear it for 2009.
    Fail
     
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    lol the dude had 3 posts.. i'll cut him some slack... some.
     
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