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Wet Okole cooler than stock cloth seats?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by texastaco81, May 19, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2012 at 11:50 PM
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    texastaco81

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    What you guys think? Notice any difference in the hot summers?
     
  2. May 20, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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    Bilstein 5100's set @ 0 with OME 883x coils up front . Viper Alarm. Wet Okole seat covers. WeatherTech Floor liners front and back. Oem Toyota chrome exhaust tip. American Outlaw Wheels (Buck shot). 265/70R16 Hankook Dynapro ATM's.
    I have had seat covers on my sins almost day one. So I realy cannt remember what the stock felt like. But I will say this that I really do like these seat covers. In fact I like them so much that I got a set for my wifes rav 4 and she even likes them. Thay fit and look great!!! :D
     
  3. May 20, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    I have wet okole's in my truck and they're very rugged. I'm a commercial fisherman and there's usually all sorts of fish blood and guts stuck to me when I climb in the truck after work. Not to mention random sharp stuff that gets tossed on the passengers seat. They get dirty or smelly, take em out and hose them off. Not any hotter than cloth seats after cooking in the sun all day either.
     
  4. May 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Also, they fit perfectly. There's no bunching up of the neoprene and they're still snug everywhere they're supposed to be after having them for a few years. They retain the look of the stock seats
     
  5. May 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM
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    From my experience with Wet Okele, it is not that it gets much hotter, it's just that it is made of neoprene, so it retains heat a lot longer. It takes a longer time for neoprene to cool down and reach thermal equilibrium with the environment than other materials you find covering seats. That's why it is used as an insulator in wet suits and other outdoor applications--it doesn't like to cool down or heat up quickly. But once it gets hot, it stays hot for a long time, especially if the temp difference between the seat and the interior of the car is pretty close.

    With that baing said, I did not find it a deal-breaker. But it will(any neoprene will) give you a case of sweaty butt in the summer once it has baked in the sun for a few hours. Again, it won't get any hotter than your other seats, it will just stay hot for a while and warm your butt, espcially if you are wearting shorts.
     
  6. May 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Anyone know of a seat cover that is designed to be cool/breath more? My first thought would be some sort of mesh
     
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