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Old 07-14-2012, 06:57 AM
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There are others covers around and IMHO those Carhartt covers are Butt Ugly. I would put them in my Dodge but I sold it for junk 20 years ago.

Most of the upscale covers manufactures have an option for leather seats it does make a difference. When I ordered my covers from Head waters they asked me what type of seats I had.

If you can afford the KR then spend some $$ on custom - quality seat covers. Quit messing with the el-cheapo one size fits all crap...just sayin
Not necessarily looking for cheap covers. My needs are protection of the leather from dirt, grime and sweat without harming the leather and easy on and off. The higher priced form fitting covers don't look like they are easy to remove. Only use truck part time for work other times I want the leather showing.
 
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It's all good

Didn't mean to sound bossy...lol
 
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Didn't mean to sound bossy...lol
Understand, not taken that way at all.
 
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Originally Posted by LSchicago2 View Post
Since the XLT seats are so light (and the factory cloth wears fast) I installed black cover king covers to protect them. (Light grey seats should be outlawed in work trucks)
Here is the factory seats:


And the Cover King covers:



They have been installed for a year, and still look great and don't move around. I would buy them again.
On the plus side my factory cloth has never been sat on.
Those are nice looking covers, great fit. I have been shopping for covers. Coverking has different fabric options, what material is that?
 
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RM2012F350 View Post
There are others covers around and IMHO those Carhartt covers are Butt Ugly.
Thats for sure. But, for slinging tools into the back or hauling two 60 pounds labs, you can't beat them. They clean easily, and vacuum even easier. I only have them on the back seats so I never even see them unless I open the back doors.
 
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:45 AM
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Wet okole.....imho the best you can buy. Ten minutes to install fit like a glove, water proof, stain proof. Theyare neoprene but have a nylon backing for leather, no smell.
 
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:27 PM
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I never did post pictures of the GT Exact fit seat covers that I got. These things are SWEET!!!

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I can't see them...they blend in to the woods.

Sorry, that was BAD. Good thing the fitment on those covers is good!
 
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Rick,
Those covers are awesome....thanks for posting pics. I requested a couple of samples from GT yesterday.
 
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Rick, I have the same covers in a different pattern. Yours look great.

CAUTION to anyone installing seat covers that have straps that are installed under the seats. I sliced my hand open on the seat frame -- there is stamped metal that is bent for the seat slide rail. The metal was not ground/sanded down during fabrication and it was a sharp as a razor. I recommend that you consider kevlar type gloves (or some other hand protection).
 
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:30 AM
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Rick, I have the same covers in a different pattern. Yours look great.

CAUTION to anyone installing seat covers that have straps that are installed under the seats. I sliced my hand open on the seat frame -- there is stamped metal that is bent for the seat slide rail. The metal was not ground/sanded down during fabrication and it was a sharp as a razor. I recommend that you consider kevlar type gloves (or some other hand protection).
Yes I also nicked up my hands and arms putting on these seat covers. You have to take it real slow. The head rests were a PITA. You have to squeez the hear rest and move the cover a little bit at a time so you don't rip out the seam. It probably took me 1 1/2 hours to do the front and back. It was well worth it.
 
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:35 AM
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I sent GT a email asking for their advise on the best ones to cover my leather seats. They sent me a link to their web site, so much for customer service...
Any advise you guys can give me?
 
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Good looking seat covers Rick !!
 
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM
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I sent GT a email asking for their advise on the best ones to cover my leather seats. They sent me a link to their web site, so much for customer service...
Any advise you guys can give me?
Mine are the waterproof covers in the backwoods camo pattern. As far as to scratching the leather I don't know but these covers do have some nice padding in them.
 
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It's time for seat covers for me. Just wanted to bump this thread and see if there was anything new on the market since last posts.
 

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