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Wet Okole Seat Cover Install - 2011 TRD Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by joelong0004, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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    joelong0004

    joelong0004 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got my WO seat covers and I am installing the front seat covers and I am putting the WOs directly over the stock seats. Do the stock seat covers need to come off first? If so, I am not happy with the design. I hope I am wrong and someone can help.

    - Joe


    - Joe
     
  2. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Leer

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    No, they just fit directly over. When I installed mines on my older truck, they were a very tight fit and what made it harder was the fact that the material from the covers and the material from the seat kinda "stuck" together.

    What about it don't you like You got any pics
     
  3. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    joelong0004

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    The back of the cover for the front seat is identical to the stock OEM cover from the factory. Without modifying the OEM cover or taking it off, the front side of the seat cover will not connect to the Velcro in the back. The directions are vague and not specific to the truck. With better instructions it would be better. I will more than likely return these.


    - Joe
     
  4. Nov 20, 2011 at 3:54 PM
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    wolfdog2314

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    Keep working at it. I've got wet Okoles on my 2011 sport. Right over the stock seats and covers.

    They are a pain in the ass to get on. But the tight fit is worth it ;-)

    I love my seat covers.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    I'm pretty sure these will stretch out a little. My advise would be to put them on without attaching the straps, then parking your truck in the sun with the windows rolled up so that the material heats up a little. I'm pretty sure it will be much easier to work with and will end up fitting right!

    EDIT: Try out what I stated above, if that still doesn't work, I live about 20 mins away and next time I go into town I can stop by to see if they have and tips as thet do installs at the shop there!
     
  6. Nov 20, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    i heard someone on here put babypowder on the seats to make it easier
     
  7. Dec 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    I received my WO seat covers and installed them today..! (Pics forthcoming)

    Here are the steps I took:


    1. I removed the 4 bolts at the bottom of each seat. (This just makes it easier IMO.)
    2. I pried open the small loops holding the lower "carpeted section" of the OEM seat cover, and slid the straps out of them. I left the loops in place in case I need to reattach the OEM seat covers back to norm.
    3. slipped the seat cover (lower) portion on first, and fished the attachment straps between the outside plastic portion of the seat, around the back and cinched everything tight.
    4. Rolled up the remaining strap material and tucked it between the seat springs and seat cushion to keep them from dangling.
    5. Slipped the upper portion of the seat cover over the back, and then tucked the carpeted flap of the OEM seat cover upwards between the seat cover back and the seat.
    6. tucked the seat cover between the seat and back and attached the Velcro as designed.
    7. Used a plastic trim tool to tuck the seat cover in all the areas around the outer plastic trim, nooks crannies etc.
    8. Reinstalled seats, seat bolts and put covers over the headrest and put them back on.
    Took me about 2 hours total with some trials and tribulations. But they look GREAT!


    :thumbsup:

    Updated with a couple Pics.

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  8. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    I did the same as g34, but I unscrewed the plastic sides on the seat part which made getting the seat covers and straps on & snugged up much easyer.


    and as a side note: it took about 2mos. for the smell to go away, but the w.o. have seemed to shrink (?) to fit like factory
     
  9. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:38 PM
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    The tighter, the better
     
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