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Suggestions on fitted leather seat covers?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Compromised 4Runner, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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    Compromised 4Runner

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    Ended up getting a 2018 SR5, and don't find the cloth seats as comfortable as I like. The universal "leather" seat covers looks like crap. Anyone recommend a brand/site where I can find leather seat covers specific for our vehicles?

    Been looking at carid.com, caltrend, and coverking. Thoughts on those?

    Edit: really only care for the front seats.
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Had these on my Tacoma and they are very nice and very well fitted. There are some pics and reviews of these on t4rs and Tacoma’s in the links below. I believe there is a promo code (TACOMAWORLD) mentioned in one of these threads for $100 off if you order them from clazzio.com. If that doesn’t work they are 10% off now. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/clazzio-leather-seat-covers.414702/
     
  4. Jun 10, 2019 at 10:11 PM
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    Yeah I am leaning towards the clazzio ones, even if some of it is pvc. Right now just having a hard time swallowing spending $500 + on seat covers.
     
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    It has been brought to my attention that maybe leather isn't the way to go in the Texas heat. Anyone suggest another material/vendor that might be better than leather for my climate?
     
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    I had my clazzios on for about 6months or so... easy to clean & no need to condition. Super snug fit doesn’t move at all when sat on. Best part is that it looks like stocks seats when it’s on.
     
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    You just sold me on the Clazzios. How long was the wait for them / did you go for the leather or PVC?
     
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    I just went for the PVC. When I ordered it....it was only for pre order. Mines took about 4 months to arrive. Hahaha. But when I ordered it for my Tacoma it only took a week and half to ship to Hawaii. So I’m guessing since it’s already in stock should be faster than my 4months lol
     
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    Just make sure you order the right one! Because if you have a third row, the covers are completely different from only having two rows.
     
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    For those interested, it looks like any discount codes are only good on orders $599 and up, per the Clazzio people.
     
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    Just about to pull the trigger and I started second guessing. PVC with the 10% is $359. Leather with the mil discount is $494. Is it worth the extra $140 to go leather? My heart and head both say no, but the site insists the vinyl they use for the full PVC seats is of lesser quality, they offer no warranty on the full PVC and seem to discourage PVC for those using the covers for their DD. Thoughts?
     
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    General senses seems to be if you are in a hot ass climate, go pvc. Otherwise leather. Would like to hear others chime in though.
     
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    clazzio or katzkin cant go wrong w either
     
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    Another vote for the Clazzio covers. Had them on my '12 Tundra SR5 4x4 used mainly for a hunting truck. No problem at all with dirt, wet dogs, dirty and wet gear. The fit really well, held up well over the 3 years I had them, and looked very good.
     
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    Opted for the PVC. Will post pictures when finished.
     
  19. Aug 21, 2019 at 6:52 PM
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    Covers arrived today. Having issues uploading photos at the moment, but I'll get them up as soon as I can.

    Overall, super impressed. The seats feel exactly like the leatherette in my wife's Mini. We'll see how well the hold up, but I have extremely high hopes. The install took about 1.5 hours and a few beers.

    A couple of head scratchers...

    There were two nylon straps on the top of the box when I opened it. I later found one belonged to the rear seat cushion and one to a front seat cushion. The other nylon strap on the passenger seat cushion was barely hanging on by a thread. It looked like it had been severed and half-heartedly reattached. I'm too impatient to bring it up to Clazzio and wait for a replacement, so I just made due. Just took a little more finagling.

    There's no slit in the rear armrest for the nylon loop. At least there isn't in mine.

    The instructions mention only one side for installation. You have to extrapolate for the other side. Not terrible, but there's a seatbelt to be threaded through on the side that they don't mention.

    The diagram is backwards. It has the parts listed in the checklist different than what it shows. Lead to taking the front backrests off and swapping them.

    At the end of the day, I had watched enough install videos to pretty much figure everything out. The instructions may as well not be included.

    All in all, for $350, they look and feel fantastic. I sent a picture to a buddy and he asked if I had detailed the interior. When I told him I installed the seat covers he was amazed. They look so stock he didn't even notice.

    Pictures to follow when I get them to work.
     
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    Any fears of the full PVC getting brittle?
     
  22. Aug 22, 2019 at 2:45 AM
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    Not really. The Clazzio people say the PVC isn't meant for cars that will be driven daily, but after going through forum after forum, nobody seems to be having issues.
     
  23. Aug 22, 2019 at 8:15 AM
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    Yeah, their comment doesn't make sense. From my understanding the only leather on the one mot people get is the middle section of the seats. Th main outer area that has to stretch and wrap is all pvc.
     

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