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Will Cover
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Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2007
32450 posts

Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Assuming I select a reputable installer, anything to watch out for?

For after-market installs, is there a particular manufacturer of leather that is better than the other?

FWIW, this appears to be a better and less expensive option that buying from the dealership.

Thoughts?


shotcaller1
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
OT doesn't buy vehicles that have cloth as an option


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MontyFranklyn
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Member since Jan 2012
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
The vinyl leather is cheaper, but it holds up just as well. I had it added to two of my vehicles when I purchased them. Was only like an additional $800


FinebaumsHair
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Monroe, La
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
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vinyl leather


Bama fan

Checks out


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Helo
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
I used Classic Soft Trim to put leather in my truck. Look exactly like the factory leather.

A friend of mine used Katzkin and he is also extremely happy.

I think they both have franchises or authorized dealers but their prepackaged leather sets fit perfectly.


14&Counting
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Are you Mexican?


Barneyrb
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Katzkin, everything else is second place. It's actually nicer than most factory leather.

Katzkin


SuperSaint
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Just plasti-dip the seats and be done with it


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Will Cover
Tennessee Fan
Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
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Are you Mexican?


No, think afreaux but a little darker.


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m2pro
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Katzkins.

Buy on eBay and install yourself if you don't mind cussing

Call local retailer that can do it for u.

DON'T buy straight from website. Those prices are absurd. 1k after install (front and back seats) at a place I'm about to visit.


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Will Cover
Tennessee Fan
Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
What should something like this run?

Assuming driver and front passenger seat and bench seat in back (truck).


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Rando
USA Fan
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Member since Apr 2015
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
I prefer katskin to import leather. I like domestic leather.

Toyota with katzkin for me.


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Napoleon
New Orleans Saints Fan
Kenna
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
There are different qualities. A good shop will have samples. Beware if the price is too cheap, it may be synth leather.

I used Lionel's in Kenner.


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lsu xman
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
A lot of dealers that adds leather as a dealer option just use katzkin.


unclejhim
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
I had Katzkin installed in my Yukon. They are nice but wife has factory leather in her 4 Runner and the leather is nicer.


LSU1018
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2007
6510 posts

re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
Any places yall recommend in the Baton Rouge/Gonzales areas?


Tempratt
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Lewzianer
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
How much more will it cost to go all out and curb feelers and a chain steering wheel?


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thejudge
USA Fan
Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
katzskin covers are very very nice. $1100 for a crew cab truck installed.


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brass2mouth
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Jul 2007
15590 posts

re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
You can order the entire "kit" for your vehicle from a place like Katskinz. They have wizards on the site to select from a wide array of options. Took me about 4 hours to do my crew cab truck. It's pretty simple.


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Warfarer
Auburn Fan
Dothan, AL
Member since May 2010
9734 posts

re: Adding leather seats to a vehicle
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A friend of mine used Katzkin and he is also extremely happy.



I bought a new XLT F150 and leather wasn't an option on it for my work truck so I got them to have Katzkin aftermarket installed and it looks great. It fits very well and actually looks as good as the OEM leather in my Lariat.


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