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Wet Okole: To heat or not to heat?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BGrutter, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    BGrutter

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    I've been really thinking hard about whether or not to get in on the Wet Okole group buy. I've not yet made any decision, but I'm getting closer. Here's a little background on my primary debate.

    My last vehicle had leather seats and were absolutely miserable in the Winter and Summer, but EXTREMELY uncomfortable in the winter. However, I had heated seats, which was about the only thing that made things bearable.

    I've begun wondering whether the Neoprene will suffer any of the same weather effects as the Leather. I sort of doubt it, as standard fabric is no where near as temperature sensitive. But, with my total lack of experience with Neoprene seats, I really don't know.

    Side note: I'm aware that I'll have to install 12v outlets for the heat elements.

    So, here are my questions:
    • Does anyone have the heating elements for their Wet Okole?
    • Will the heating elements be worth the money and effort of installation?
    • Does anyone see a large downside to the ~$70 extra for the heating elements?
     
  2. Oct 2, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    I plan on ordering the heated seat option and I would also like to know if the heated seat option is worth the money.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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  4. Oct 2, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    Huh?
     
  5. Oct 2, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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    Tacomas up here in Canada as of 2010 can come with a leather option that includes heated seats.
     
  6. Oct 2, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    2009's had the same option .
     
  7. Oct 2, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    BTW - Fuck 2009. It was a shitty year.

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  8. Oct 2, 2010 at 11:55 PM
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  10. Oct 3, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    You don't have to go with neoprene. There are other seat covers that won't be 'as miserable' (like clothe, etc). I hate neoprene myself because it sweaty in summer & cold as hell in the winter.

    I have clothe seat covers and I added a heated seat element/kit to my 2007 drivers seat (aftermarket). I would've added heated seats even if I didn't have seat covers!! Heated seats are frigin awesome!!!
    Just in case anyone wants to know:
    http://www.lieblweb.com/heatedseat.html
    This kit is really nice.
     
  11. Oct 3, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    I don't have the heater option on my WO, and I have never found myself wanting them either. If you like having a heat pad on your back, I'd say go for it, otherwise they're not really necessary.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I agree. I live in a cold climate and never once wished my seats were heated. I'd use the savings for something else.
     
  13. Nov 28, 2010 at 1:07 AM
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    So if it is available in Canada shouldn't there be a Toyota factory set up for it???
     
  14. Nov 28, 2010 at 1:12 AM
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    mmmm, I got the heated seat option on the wet okole covers and i have used them every day since they have been in! well worth the money!!
     
  15. Nov 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    That's what I don't get either , the US and Canadian trucks are made in the same plants , but we can get factory leather with heated seats , and our trucks come stock with the 4 leaf TSB rear .
     
  16. Nov 28, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    They also come with different speedometers, and all have DTRL's.
    Different options for different region markets.

    Shawn
     
  17. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Duh . :p

    KM's vs MPH and DTRL's are the law here . Thanks . :rolleyes:

    But seriously , why no factory leather / heated seats for the US Tacomas ? :confused:
     
  18. Nov 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM
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    I have heated WO seat covers and I love them in the cold climate up here in WI. Wired each one separately to a switch on the dash and left a 12V plug under each seat in case I need to remove the seats (I can just unplug the stock connector)
     
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