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Old 09-20-2011, 08:21 AM
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leather seats

i was just curious about the information that i have read about jeep leather seats not really being leather. is that really true? and if so how can you tell there not real leather.thanks a bunch a really like my 4.7l wk it is my second jeep to own and one of the reasons i chose this jeep was because of the leather seats.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:34 AM
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Re: leather seats

i have two tone black and grey seats and, someone correct me if im wrong, but as far as my jeep goes (Laredo X/North Edition) i believe the black leather is real and the grey is not.the black definitely has a different texture than the grey. but mine is also a laredo, limited might be different.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:36 AM
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Re: leather seats

In mine (2005 Limited), I think the perforated inserts in the seats are real leather, the rest of the seat is not.
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Re: leather seats

i have a laredo with leather but my seats arent perforated
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:19 AM
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Re: leather seats

so how can you tell if there real or fake?
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Re: leather seats

im pretty sure they were using vinyl for the leather seats, based on the feel and quality of them, not positive though but real leather feels are more rough and not as slippery as the seats jeep was using. It also has pores and needs different care than vinyl. i installed real leather seats from katzin and the feel of the seats is completely differnt to the oem leather. the katzin is rougher and feels nicer to touch, i compared it to the leather used in my parents commander theirs is the oem leather and its definitely not real leather.
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Re: leather seats

ok thanks alot .. i really dont see pores when i look close at my seats
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Re: leather seats

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In mine (2005 Limited), I think the perforated inserts in the seats are real leather, the rest of the seat is not.
This is correct - the perforated inserts are leather, the rest is vinyl.

tri0829, where did you get your katzins from and how do you like them?
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Re: leather seats

i love the katzin they are great, quality of the leather is equivalent to the premium leather in my dads beemer. its one of my favorite things that ive bought. i got them through installers that were in my area, but im almost positive that you can buy the kit from katzins website and probably even install them yourself if i were to do it again i would install them myself.
heres a thread where i took some pics of them, on the second page theres a hole bunch http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=19818
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i love the katzin they are great, quality of the leather is equivalent to the premium leather in my dads beemer. its one of my favorite things that ive bought. i got them through installers that were in my area, but im almost positive that you can buy the kit from katzins website and probably even install them yourself if i were to do it again i would install them myself.
heres a thread where i took some pics of them, on the second page theres a hole bunch http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=19818

Looks awesome!
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Re: leather seats

thats weird. i was thinking the perforated inserts in mine were the fake part. they seem a lot harder or more plastic like. when i throw leather conditioner on there the perforated part doesnt really change but the black gets shiny, and the more i sit on them, the more the black starts to shine whereas the grey just stays dull. i dont know though, you guys could easily be right. they might changed from then till now too.
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thats weird. i was thinking the perforated inserts in mine were the fake part. they seem a lot harder or more plastic like. when i throw leather conditioner on there the perforated part doesnt really change but the black gets shiny, and the more i sit on them, the more the black starts to shine whereas the grey just stays dull. i dont know though, you guys could easily be right. they might changed from then till now too.
The seats on mine are grey on grey, but the outer (non-perforated) part is definitely vinyl as it has cracked and I can tell. To me it feels more plasticy than the perforated part. I'll take a pic tonight.

EDIT: I see you have a WK2. They very well may have changed the design.
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