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Leather seat HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yak, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. Apr 1, 2008 at 11:43 PM
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    yak

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    Im thinking of putting leather seat on my truck. Question is, whats the difference (pro and con) on using the just leather seat cover (go over OEM cloth) and leather seat (one that you actually ripped off the OEM cloth)?

    The one that just go over it is much cheaper, but is there any disadvantage?
    Cus, I've seen it in person that they actually tucked-in perfectly

    Here's example:

    Over the OEM: www.11i-usa.com

    Ripping off OEM: www.katzkin.com or http://www.classicsofttrim.com/index.html


    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 5, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    OK..
    I'm currently waiting for my leather kit to come in the mail from CST. I STOLE this kit at $349.00 SHIPPED! It was on their clearance list.
    I plan to post an entire "how to" on here for anyone who would like to do this mod themselves, as I worked for CST as an installer once upon a time.
    If your willing to wait a few weeks & see for yourself how it's done........
    The seat covers DO loook good, but does not quite compare to an installed leather kit.
    I'm also doing heated seats at the same time - got a good deal on ebay on a pair of kits for the front seats for $140.00
    I'll have the seats out anyway, might as well do it at the same time!:D
    Bottom line - NEW LEATHER DYI INSTALL $500.00
    Can't beat that!
     
  3. Apr 6, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Just got the Kit today. Will hopefully complete install this weekend...
    More to come.:D
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 12:50 PM
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    I got the kit in the mail from CST 2 days ago. This afternoon I dropped the 2 front seat backs and the passenger side rear seat back off at a friends shop. They own an embroydery shop & I'm having "TRD" put on both fronts & the center of the rear seat. I'm still waiting on the heated seat kits for the fronts. Once all this is finished I'll schedule a weekend to do the install. It's going to take longer than a normal one because I'll be taking pic's during the entire process. I still plan on posting an entire "How to" for the process.:D
    More to come....
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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  9. Apr 8, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    Here's a pic of my buddys leather seat in her x-runner, i'll be seeing her this weekend i'll get some better pics if you want
    [​IMG]
     
  10. Apr 8, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    yosh2000

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    ^ dang, she even had to part her door handle in order to afford the leather...:D

    OP, i say replace the OEM covers as in the katzkin install, will be so much nicer IMO.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Lol... Naw she was in the middle of taken out the door panels to have the cloth piece done in leather and the shift boot and the center console lid.. She wants everything to match, before the seats were done

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Apr 8, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    HOLY SHIT!:eek:
    That's a nice setup right there!
     
  13. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:20 AM
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    :threadjacked:
    .... It's cool though... Thats an awesome access cab interior! Who needs back seat passengers, Right???:D
    There's a little delay on this build... I got an email last night from my embroidery friend & she can't to the logo unless i have the seat back panel removed.:mad:
    She sent me a link to a local shop & I think this will only delay me a couple of days & set me back another $85.00:rolleyes:
    I'm still waiting on the heated seat kits....:bored:
    More to come....
     
  14. Apr 9, 2010 at 4:38 AM
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  15. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    Yak- Get leather!

    heres mine:D
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  16. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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  17. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    Dude, I wish I had as much $ as you! I've seen your other posts on the leather... Love the interior!!! I agree the custom stitching is sharp! I'm really trying to stick to a buget though...
    Leather Kit from CTS - $349.00
    2 Carbon-Fiber Heated Seat Kits (e-bay) - $138.00
    TRD embroidered into front seat leanbacks and rear center - $64.00
    Total Seat Investment - $551.00
    Once again - More to come!
     
  18. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:42 AM
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    Do the replacement seat covers. Much better fit. The install is pretty easy as well. Took me about 6 hours on a saturday afternoon to swap mine out. I installed the black katzkin kit in mine. $675 shipped off of ebay.

    If you search you will find my thread about the leather I put in mine.
     
  19. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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    Saw it! Loved it! great work!
     
  20. Apr 9, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    so ugly it made you return your Katzkin for my setup :D
     
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