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Old 04-09-2018, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Quality seat covers??

The leather on my old ass 4runner is shot and going to a JY anymore is a huge PITA to find replacement seats so I decided to start looking for seat covers. Requirements, tight fit and durable.

I have never replaced a seat cover and imagine it's not terribly fun for a noob, so I am ruling them out for cost and assumed PITA install.

EDIT if I were to install new covers I would also install heaters.

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Katzkin covers. TheyÂ’re not bad to install at all.

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This is a 99 4runner. I am sure KS's are great, but I think I could buy new heated seats for what they run. And this vehicle is not worth either of those options
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This is a 99 4runner. I am sure KS's are great, but I think I could buy new heated seats for what they run. And this vehicle is not worth either of those options
I've got these on the way for my '98 Runner. We'll see. Saddleman Ultra Guard Ballistic Seat Covers - Best Price on Saddleman Heavy Duty Canvas Seat Covers for Cars
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I don't like the baggy look, if I was cool with that Duluth Trading sells no frills cover that Is about the same price also.
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I put CoverKing Spacer Mesh covers in my Tahoe since I have leather and live where it gets hot. They are pretty comfortable and fit pretty well but they stain easy. I can't get them clean so I took them off after a year. I tried soap and water, throwing them in the washing machine (on delicate), use Shout stain remover, upholstery cleaner and even pet stain carpet cleaner. Nope, none of it worked. Stains range from sweat, greasy food (kids dropping crackers or fries), and other road trip grime.
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I don't like the baggy look, if I was cool with that Duluth Trading sells no frills cover that Is about the same price also.
I'm not crazy about it either, but I didn't want a synthetic material, definately not vinyl, and hopefully I can adjust them as they break in and they won't move around much. The leather is shot on the seats, and I'm not sure I want to go with MC or Beard or PRP or such.
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I put CoverKing Spacer Mesh covers in my Tahoe since I have leather and live where it gets hot. They are pretty comfortable and fit pretty well but they stain easy. I can't get them clean so I took them off after a year. I tried soap and water, throwing them in the washing machine (on delicate), use Shout stain remover, upholstery cleaner and even pet stain carpet cleaner. Nope, none of it worked. Stains range from sweat, greasy food (kids dropping crackers or fries), and other road trip grime.
They have a "ballistic" model for under $300 that checks most boxes other than the tight fit. Also a Cordura for $100 less without all the shit I don't need

I don't care for real leather anymore after having the faux leather in my last newer vehicle and friends newer/nicer rides.

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Put some amazon seat heaters under iggees a few yrs back. Then got some Duluth firehose covers on clearance when they changed styles to go over all of that if I know things will get messy.
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We have a 96 limited 4runner that is in really good shape except for the front seats.

I looked into new leather to recover them and like it's been mentioned, just way to expensive for a 20 year old vehicle.

I like the wet Oakley covers. They are very specific to the vehicle and will even send you a swath of material to make sure the color matches before making the covers. Water proof too.

My plan was to add some dorman seat heaters under the covers at the same time.
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Put some amazon seat heaters under iggees a few yrs back. Then got some Duluth firehose covers on clearance when they changed styles to go over all of that if I know things will get messy.
I have a pair of these from Amazon I used in my 90 with clothe. Moved them to the limited and they slide all over. I planned to put these under whatever I do buy to hold them in place

https://www.amazon.com/Wagan-IN9738-..._&dpSrc=detail
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Don't remember paying $70, but these are what I used under the iggees.
https://www.amazon.com/Water-Carbon-...ds=seat+heater

There is also a hi/lo model for $40.
https://www.amazon.com/Tech-Era-Carb...ds=seat+heater

Everything is tight with no sliding around. IIRC the bottom of the heater pad had an adhesive sticker to keep them in place. Don't notice the heaters under the iggees covers.
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Covecraft Carhartt covers are nice.
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Another vote for Wet Oakley’s.
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Another vote for Wet Oakley’s.
Forgot about that company. 20 years ago I thought they were $$$$$ Today they $259 isn't bad really
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I hate the smell of 'em (smells like puke), and sharp objects in the pockets destroy 'em.
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tight fit and durable.



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I hate the smell of 'em (smells like puke), and sharp objects in the pockets destroy 'em.
And they're hot. Ever go to a Halloween party where some genius is dressed up as a scuba diver. By 9 o'clock he's peeled most of it off.
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mmhmm.
Unsure of point

The carhart ones are nice, but most mentioned above appear to fit loosely and I think that would bother the ever loving shit out of me
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Covecraft Carhartt covers are nice.
This, I've had them in my 98 gmc for about 5 years give or take and they look just as good as they did new. I also had to cover up a work, torn shitty seat. I have not had a need to wash them so I can't speak to how this might effect the fit but, they fit tight and are very durable. I'll be buying a new truck soon and I will get another set ASAP for the new truck because I like them that much.
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She appears to be tightfitting and durable. You should find seatcovers like her.
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LMK what you think of these. For $110 it's hard to beat other than I wish they came in tan.
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Sportsman camo seat covers
https://www.camotruckseats.com/

I have had mine going on 10 years. They are denim or some heavy cloth like material and don’t have to be camo despite the name. My seats were just staining really bad so I went to look for covers and love these. Custom fit to vehicle. Not too bad on price for the excellent durability. Mine are camo but even the color has held up really well to the sun and wear and tear. I will buy them again.
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I bought some coverking seats for a 93 4runner one time, they fit actually pretty damn well and I was happy with them.

this was a few years ago and it was probably 3 or 400 for the full set
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