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Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

Hi all,

I'm kinda interested in knowing what is a reasonable cost to put leather into a Laredo. The quotes I've had dealers give me is around $1500 installed which sounds excessive and at that point, might as well spring for the limited.

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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

I was about to buy a Laredo and swap out the cloth for Katzkin leather before I decided on my Altitude. I was quoted 1k for the basic leather kit.
There are many options you can add with Katzkin that will bring the price up.

Check out their site to look at the options.
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

$1000-1500 is about what such a mod requires, depending on the leather, etc. Katzkin has many options so be sure to be comparing prices with equivalent products if you are shopping around for an installer.
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

Ebay has Katzkin leather seat sets for the Laredo for $550 plus shipping. The description says the do-it-yourselfer can install them, but I'm sure that a local shop would do the install if you prefer. They are just regular black leather with perforated center sections but they still look a lot better than cloth. I will be doing the same eventually when I get the funds....
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

You can also find the instructions how to remove the seat covers on wk2jeeps.com....
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Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

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Ebay has Katzkin leather seat sets for the Laredo for $550 plus shipping. The description says the do-it-yourselfer can install them, but I'm sure that a local shop would do the install if you prefer. They are just regular black leather with perforated center sections but they still look a lot better than cloth. I will be doing the same eventually when I get the funds....

Hey mate, do you have a link to the ebay ad by any chance?

Wait, found them
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

$2-3k by a local shop arranged by the dealers (for those in Aussie), that's with Nappa leather , better than what comes with the limited.
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

@imaz wouldn't it be more cost effective to import the kit and then get an car upholster fit it?
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@imaz wouldn't it be more cost effective to import the kit and then get an car upholster fit it?
Maybe. But if you got it locally, you could choose your fabric which could be of even better quality. That's all I was quoted.
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

Dealer told me the $1500 for the Katzkin is kind of firm(on paper).

It may be on the high side, but I was asking them to meet me on my price and we ended up adding the leather for ~$1000. At that point the numbers all start to blend into one another to come up with a total price...
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

I put the katzkin leathers in my 2011 JKU in two afternoons while drinking beer.

I did the rears one afternoon and the fronts the next afternoon. It was easy.

If you search some of the other forums, you can get them for about the same price, maybe a little more than the ebay price in any color you want.
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Re: Aftermarket leather into a '14/15 Laredo - reasonable cost?

I work for a dealer. We charge customer s $1299+Installed. Customer has options of color, material and stich options. Our cost is about $900.
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