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Old 01-10-2012, 09:12 PM
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Seat Covers, the Good, Bad, and Ugly

Who all has put on aftermarket seat covers? What brand, what type of material, what kind of price, did they fit right, and last but most important "are you happy with them''? Were they easy to install? Would you recommend them?
 
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I i will let you know about the carharts this weekend. Pick up truck tomorrow and will install them then. they have been siting in garage for w few weeks.
 
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Ford's supplier for seat covers available through "Ford Accessories" is Covercraft. Covercraft is also the manufacturer of the Carhartt seat covers.

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Covercraft Seat Savers is what I have. They fit pretty well. I wish I had them on all the time, I do now except for rare occasions, but that's another story. They take some time to install, maybe about a half hour, though so it isn't a quick "throw them on and yank them off" moving them around.

Also note that the front seats are side-specific. There are airbags in the sides of the seats so you need to make sure you get the opening in the cover on the right side of the seat.
 
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Steve, I know you have been asked before but I will do it again. Do the front seat covers allow the heat and cooling to work effectively? I am at the point where it is time to cover my seats and the rear is no big deal but I am afraid of wasting money on the front seats if the heat and cool functions don't work through them.

I am also very interested in finding the highest rated products by users here. Hoping this thread uncovers some good info......
 
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In my research I heard that the heating works pretty well, the cooling, not so much.
 
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I found a Covercraft camo seat cover for the rear seat at Summit for about $175. Looks real nice. I am ready to order it but waiting for more comments on this thread before I pull the trigger.
 
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I got the covercraft and I like the fit & durability - Haven't taken them off since new although I need to & wash... I mainly got them for the dog hair that seems to continually fall off my co-pilot...

I don't have heated/cooled seats so I cannot answer anything on that topic...
 
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Originally Posted by Byram View Post
I got the covercraft and I like the fit & durability - Haven't taken them off since new although I need to & wash... I mainly got them for the dog hair that seems to continually fall off my co-pilot...

I don't have heated/cooled seats so I cannot answer anything on that topic...
Probably a preferred option to the shrink wrap I have been using on my black lab affectionally named Diesel!
 

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I have used Marathon Seat Covers with great results. I like that they dont use neoprene and still produce a waterproof product...I HATE that smell of neoprene seat covers.

The covers fit very well, were really tough (dropped knifes, screwdrivers and various other sat on sharp objects weren't able to puncture it). The covers didnt fade in the sun and looked great even after 4 years.

Marathon Seat Covers: Custom Truck, SUV Seat Cover specializing in Camo Seat Covers
 
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Steve, I know you have been asked before but I will do it again. Do the front seat covers allow the heat and cooling to work effectively?
Heat works just fine. The cooling works by air passing through the perforations in the seat and lower back. The covers block these holes so the cooling does not work as well. That's a small price to pay to me for keeping the seats nice every day.
 
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I found a Covercraft camo seat cover for the rear seat at Summit for about $175. Looks real nice. I am ready to order it but waiting for more comments on this thread before I pull the trigger.
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)
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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.
 
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Got my for the back seat from Cabela's. We have a yellow lab and it's hell getting all the hair out of the truck after he has been back there.
 

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