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Seat durability

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by madisonsfinest, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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    madisonsfinest

    madisonsfinest [OP] Addicted to my DSLR

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    So after I got home last night, after watching the Badgers dominate Miami, I noticed a little shadow on my back passenger seat. I take a closer look and see that the seams coming undone, and the fabric is separating where the two different types of material come together. Toyota is going to have it upholstered, but I'm wondering if other folks are having the same problem. By the way my truck is a 2010 with about 6k miles on it
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    PB65stang

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    I don't have the problem with the seams seperating, but my fabric is definitely more worn (starting to fray) in the lower back area. It was like this when I bought the truck with 6k on it. I've had it for 4k now, and it hasn't gotten any worse, so I think the previous owner wore something on his belt to cause the fraying. Lots of people are having issues with the fabric wearing above the lumbar support knob on the side of the seat. This is all for the TRD seats, though. Do you have the TRD or the SR5?
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    surfsupl

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    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    Buy some seat covers and call it a day........................
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    Lol personally not a big fan of seat covers. I'm not complaining about the wear, just noting it. Like I said, it hasn't gotten any worse. If I did anything, I'd get leather in it. :D
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    SubZombie

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    Anything is gonna wear, even leather (which will eventually look worse than fabric as it wears down to a sheen and develops creases and eventually wears through the finish, but most people refer to their worn leather as leather with character).

    Just deal with it. But keeping it clean is the main step to keep it from showing wear, most of it comes from tiny dirt/sand particles being ground in/on the fabric.

    Far as a seam coming apart, I'd pull out a needle (stitch) and thread.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    kjf216

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    i have an 08 with i think 27,000-28,000 miles and i have a landscaping business so im in and out of the truck all the time. my seat are a little dirty but holding up great. i bought the truck new so all wear it tear would be from me.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    PB65stang

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    I agree with you. Leather would only be for personal preference, not for durability. I really think that my seat was exposed to some "less than ideal" conditions, and I'm not expecting it to get any worse. As with anything, how you care for it makes the most difference in how it upkeeps. :thumbsup:
     
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