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turner1 09-20-2011 08:21 AM

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.:thumbsup:

rammunitiondb9 09-20-2011 08:34 AM

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.

dr.lee.baugh 09-20-2011 08:36 AM

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.

turner1 09-20-2011 08:45 AM

Re: leather seats
 
i have a laredo with leather but my seats arent perforated

turner1 09-20-2011 10:19 AM

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

tri0829 09-20-2011 10:24 AM

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.

turner1 09-20-2011 11:52 AM

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

fajita123 09-20-2011 01:23 PM

Re: leather seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dr.lee.baugh (Post 487394)
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?

tri0829 09-20-2011 02:54 PM

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

fajita123 09-20-2011 04:41 PM

Re: leather seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tri0829 (Post 487589)
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!

rammunitiondb9 09-20-2011 06:50 PM

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.

fajita123 09-20-2011 07:39 PM

Re: leather seats
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rammunitiondb9 (Post 487698)
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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