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Old 08-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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lets see your leather interior.

Here's mine on a 2012 jku

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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Are those Katzkins?

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Old 08-04-2012, 10:51 PM   #3
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Yes. I picked the colors myself. The red closely matches my deep cherry red exterior. Custom stitch and jeep logo are red. Inserts are ash border is charcoal.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #4
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They look great. How is the quality? What about price? Easy to install?
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The quality is good, but not great. I would say it's a mid grade leather not the best leather seats I've seen in a car. However I like them much better than the stock cloth seat. Price was about 1500 including install I bought them through the dealer as they would be covered under my warranty.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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I went the katzkin route through the dealer as well. I would agree that the quality is decent, personally feel that is better than the OEM leather. I chose is because the OEM leather was 1000 plus 300 for heated seats. This was 1500 and included heated seats. I went with all black with red stitching as I loved the OEM Altitude pkg leather.

I'll take some pics and post them up
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Cool. Ya I didn't get heated seats for me that was an additional 600. I think I will be ok without them. I have a hardtop for winter and it seems like the jeep can really crank out the heat when needed.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Are these katzkin seats or OEM??
How do you like them so far??? Are they made of real leather all around (front, back sides)??
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Corbeau LG1 leather microsuede combo also avail in all leather ,they are the real deal !
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Corbeau LG1 leather microsuede combo also avail in all leather ,they are the real deal !
Nice!!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:01 PM   #12
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Are these katzkin seats or OEM??
How do you like them so far??? Are they made of real leather all around (front, back sides)??
Hey Pete, yes these are the OEM heated leather seats and yes, the leather goes all around. The window sticker says:
Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats $900
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:00 PM   #13
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The factory leather looked better than the Katzskins in my opinion, least in 2012. I hate the stitching on the seats for 13 on the Sahara and Rubicons. I think it was unnecessary and looks cheap.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:53 PM   #14
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Corbeau LG1 leather microsuede combo also avail in all leather ,they are the real deal !
Those look amazing... Do I even want to know how much of a process it was to get them in and fully functioning?

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I wish i knew Katskins were available w/a choice of color & stitching when I bought mine, my dealer never mentioned any of these options.
kheiland, those are sweet. Can they be heated?
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Are they made of real leather all around (front, back sides)??
IMO, only the center/front of oem seats area actually leather, the sides & back are vinyl. This is the way my JK looks & is the way my WJ & WK were.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:04 PM   #16
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Those look amazing... Do I even want to know how much of a process it was to get them in and fully functioning?

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Bolted right in took about an hour....had to take seat belt insert off old seats put on new seat ,install bracket that came with take old out bolt new in ..these babys hold you in like youre flyin a fighter jet...
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:13 PM   #17
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2013 factory leather is way better than Katskins I would just order it from factory. Only 900.00 upgrade
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:52 PM   #18
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2013 factory leather is way better than Katskins I would just order it from factory. Only 900.00 upgrade
True. 2012 katskinz was far better than the stock leather though.
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As it turned out, the 2012 JKU I ended up with had the leather seats in it.
It isnt something I would have ordered, but I like them just the same.
These are Katskinz, but they have a much more subtle stiching pattern than some I have seen. The "Jeep" lettering is black even though the flash made it look a lighter grey...so it is black on black. I really like the way they look and feel.



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Old 09-24-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
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I have the exact Same seats as JeepJinx , black leather Katzkin seat and live them, the leather is incredible soft and very tough, have sat on my keys by mistake with the metal digging into the leather and not a mark. They look great in my 2012 , white JKU with tinted windows. Great leather, great seats.
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No Jeep leather seats are "all leather all around". It is leather where your butt and back touch. The rest is synthetic.

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2013 factory leather is way better than Katskins I would just order it from factory. Only 900.00 upgrade
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True. 2012 katskinz was far better than the stock leather though.
How did you come to that conclusion?
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To all those that say the Stock Leather is > Katzkins. I'm pretty sure Katzkins are the vendor for these leather seats...
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I have the 2012 factory leather, I think it says "leather trimmed" because in my opinion the vast majority of these seats are actually vinyl. My leather is just like Mikek46's pic. Only the center sections of this seat are truly leather, the surrounding panels and rear of the seat is vinyl. Same with the rear seat, only the center panels on either side are leather. I think if you look closely you can tell the difference in the leather and vinyl panels. (this was pointed out to me by a custom automotive upholstery shop that I was getting a quote from, because I had been wondering my self when I first saw them, but if I'm wrong about this I'll blame them for the misinformation ;-)

I wonder if the Katskins are all leather? If so I would think of them as a higher quality option. I would have ordered all vinyl if it were an option, so it's not a big deal to me.
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Noob question....Leather seats options available on a 2013 for a Sport S? or even a 2012
cant seem to add that option
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:25 PM   #27
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Noob question....Leather seats options available on a 2013 for a Sport S? or even a 2012
cant seem to add that option
My 2012 is a Sport S. I was surprised that it had the leather seats (heated to boot). I dont know about the 2013's
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My 2012 is a Sport S. I was surprised that it had the leather seats (heated to boot). I dont know about the 2013's
Thanks for the response...I didnt see that "upgrade to leather option"...so I assume it was just for the Sahara models and up...
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Thanks for the response...I didnt see that "upgrade to leather option"...so I assume it was just for the Sahara models and up...
You can do the Katskins upgrade at the dealer.
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You can do the Katskins upgrade at the dealer.
Thanks for the tip Irishbaja...

whats the difference btwn Katskins and Oem leather? price differ as well?

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