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seat cover destroyed my headrest

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, May 25, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I've been using one of these cabelas eat covers

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Auto-ATV/Auto-Interior/Auto-Seat-Covers|/pc/104796180/c/104697180/sc/104558580/Cabelas-Trail-Gear-Seat-Covers/1217826.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fauto-atv-auto-interior-auto-seat-covers%2F_%2FN-1100765&WTz_l=SEO%3Bcat104558580

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    Being that it's a one piece fabric over the seat back, when the tension is torqued down (to keep the fabric taunt looking), it applies downward pressure on the foam of the head rest. I guess over a 2 year period, the pressure on the foam was such that the foam was pushed through the metal rod within the head rest, leaving only the seat fabric and no foam padding between the back of my head and the metal rod. This should server as warning for anyone using this style of seat covers.

    Now, where would I find a replacement head rest? any idea on pricing?
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    FWIW

    I've never had a seat cover and both my headrests are severely facked up... similar to what you describe.

    You can always manipulate the hell out of the POS headrest and move that horizontal metal bar behind the foam. That's what I'm having to do once a week or so

    As for pricing, best to find one in a junkyard.

    For the 95-00 bucket seat, the dealership asks $350/pair for SR5 package and $163/pair without SR5 package.
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    hmm interesting.. passenger headrest is fine.. driver side I never really rest my head on the headrest anyways.. don't know how else it couldn't have gotten like this... down ward pressure is the only way that makes sense to me..

    Aren't you afraid of being in a car crash and when your head swings back, you'll crack your skull on the metal rod?
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    Both of mine are like that also and I've also never had seat covers. I think it is just a poor design or weak material. Mine doesn't bother me though because I never use the headrests.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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  6. May 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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    Those head rests are so poorly designed that I'd probably snap my neck. At which point I probably don't care if my head hits that bar.

    And I tried (poorly) explaining that I wiggle the hell out of the headrest so that the metal bar is now behind the padding. So when I rest my head on the pad all I feel is cushion.
     
  7. May 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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  8. May 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    Hmm fucking website... i realized it's only a pair of stupid gemstone collar for the extension bar.
     
  9. May 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    That link is for the diamond collars around the headrest post, not the actual headrest.

    Edit: ^^^ Beat me to it.
     
  10. May 25, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    lol

    "if it's too good to be true..."
     
  11. May 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Snowman

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    I'm still all over those "Diamond encrusted Head Rest Collars". They will add a lot of "shine" and "style" to my Tacoma....or any other vehicle.

    At $18 they must be amazing diamonds.
     
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