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Leather

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by azn toyo, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Feb 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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    azn toyo

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    I have a 1st Gen Regular Cab and I'm thinking about a 2nd Gen Double Cab. I know I want a TRD off-road package. I've tried to search the forums but I haven't been able to find out when leather (or fake leather) seats became an option. I know the 2013's have the fake leather as an option with the limited package but I'm not sure if you can get it as a stand alone option.

    I know lots of people have gone with Katskinz and have been happy with it, but if possible, I'd like to find a used Tacoma without cloth seats if possible.

    I guess the main thing I'm trying to figure out is what years to keep an eye out for.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Feb 17, 2013 at 4:52 AM
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    scottw1

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    I think 2013 is it. I think 2012s only offered "Premium Cloth Seats."
     
  3. Feb 17, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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    kingston73

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    Honestly you should just put aside $500 for some clazzio covers and find the best used truck you can and then install the covers yourself.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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    dalesrn

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    What Kingston73 said. I love my Clazzio covers! See post #18 in this link ---> Clazzio Seat Covers
     
  5. Feb 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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    ThomasMore66

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    I have leather in my new TRD offroad. Negotiated it with the dealer. I'm in the Dallas area and they came out of Houston to install. It's way nice - top stitched and all. Even works with the side airbags.

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  6. Feb 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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    Piratelawyer

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    Had mine installed as part of deal with dealership. Love my leather seats. Any vehicle I buy will have them or they will be installed shortly after purchase. My wife's Camry has heated seats. Wish I had negotiated that as part of my deal for my Tacoma.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    azn toyo

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    So in regards to the Clazzio covers, can you tell they are covers? Meaning, is there a lot of slack between the cover and the seat? I have Wet Okeles on my Regular Cab bench and you can tell there is slack in the middle of the seat and pack rest since there isn't anything in the middle to help apply tension to pull it towards the seat (which I'm assuming the Katskinz would).

    Piratelawyer/Thomasmore66, I assume you negotiated the leather seats in a deal with a New truck, correct?
     
  8. Feb 17, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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    ThomasMore66

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    Indeed I did. The cloth seats were pretty nice, but I just wanted leather. I got them for $1095 installed on my 4dr. I was happy with that price.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    kingston73

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    Search for the Clazzio and katskinz threads to see pics. Mine took a month or so to break in but now they look great, no sagging. Clazzios will cost around $400 and katskinz are around $600.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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    Hardscrabble

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    I have "dealer installed" leather seats in my '11 DCSB. It was part of the deal when I negotiated OTD price. "Factory leather wasn't an option in 2011.

    Find a local auto upholstery shop and get a quote for leather seats. A co-worker did this on a Honda Accord he bought and it was $1,000. FWIW, they looked great.

    Good luck.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    I have two tone katskinz in mine 2011, looks so much better than anything the factory puts out.
     
  12. Feb 18, 2013 at 5:47 AM
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    Yes. I negotiated the price of the truck. When we got to a number that I was happy with I told them that I would take if for that price if they added leather seats. We ended up splitting the cost allegedly. I am not sure how much they actually cost the dealership, but they said about $1000.00 installed. I ended up paying $500.00.
     
  13. Feb 18, 2013 at 6:09 AM
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    If you want leather just get it you won't regret it. Got the 2 tone katzkins in mine installed for 900.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    Thanks for the info guys. That's odd that factory leather/fake leather wasn't an option until this year. Guess I'll have to put aside some $$$ to cover Clazzio or Katskins.

    At least that won't limit my search for a nice used DC.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    Clazzio!! Photo is the day I put them in. Now that they have had time to settle and stretch a bit, they are perfect. No sag, no wrinkles. Very happy with my purchase. Automotiveinteriors.com $270.00 with free delivery in the USA.

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  16. Feb 25, 2013 at 5:12 PM
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    I want leather so bad !

    any one have pics of their katskinz?

    Im sorry but the clazzio just look cheap as hell.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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    Are yu looking at the same pick I am? How do you think they look cheap? Just search the forum for Clazzio threads, you'll find pictures in a few different threads. I should go take a picture of mine after having them a few months, they had a few wrinkles when I first installed the, but they are tight now.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    image.jpgI love my Pecca leather. Awesome quality and they look great.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    Pic of the rear seats. image.jpg
     
  20. Feb 25, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Thats what kept me from buying a tacoma this whole time. Then I found out its fake leather and its not even an option!
    It only comes on the ugly ass limited... (in hawaii anyway)
    So i just got a '13 off road and put okoles on it.
     
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