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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #31
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Seriously, that would be awesome! What's your source? I might reconsider having the side airbags as an option when I order if true!
My source my friend is Mitch Walk at Trek Armor. I asked them a question on facebook and they explained were in the testing process. I then emailed Mitch quite excited with my info and he said that he would contact me as soon as testing was complete. Check it out for yourself! P.S. I will post as soon as I hear an update but it will probably be February.

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My source my friend is Mitch Walk at Trek Armor. I asked them a question on facebook and they explained were in the testing process. I then emailed Mitch quite excited with my info and he said that he would contact me as soon as testing was complete. Check it out for yourself! P.S. I will post as soon as I hear an update but it will probably be February.

Thanks, I will try to check them out on FB. I'm in STL, too, hopefully I don't get the same color as you.

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After buying my second wrangler - this one a 07 JKU Sahara - I've been steadily blacking out as much as possible. The first thing I installed were QT neoprene covers. Easy on. Tight. and only show a small amount of the factory grey underneath. The back seats were removed to allow my dog room in the back. Huge great dane.

SO far - in three months - i find the neoprene vacuums off really easily. None of the dog hair sticks.

I've actually added the smittybilt G.E.A.R. COVERS over top the neoprene no problem.
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I've actually added the smittybilt G.E.A.R. COVERS over top the neoprene no problem.
Hmmm, interesting idea.
A friend of mine has some of the Smittybuilt covers he wants to sell to me, cheap. They look cool, but don't cover the whole seat. Maybe some cheapy seat covers and the G.E.A.R. covers over the top.

Hmmmm
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #35
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I use a lounge chair towel
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But the towel gets linty
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #37
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I use the Trek Armor's front and back. I also throw a towel over them when exterior condition warrant. It is much easier to pull the towel and wash it than to clean the covers.

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Good fit!
Well made!
Tons of storage options!
Aesthetics!

Cons:
Good fit...banged knuckles...grin!
Well made...bit pricey...smile!
Aesthetics...tough to throw the towel over them...laugh!

And the only complaint I have is that I wish they had used a little stiffer webbing for the bag hanger system. Mine seem to "curl" at the top, and stay that way when I remove the bags. That said, I load the bags heavy, and i suppose steel banding would have been a tougher install. I did get out the "hand steamer" one day to make them "flatten out" and it worked.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #38
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Beach towels latest set bought at Target.
I needed something quick after buying my Jeep - I have 2 boys. But needed easy and cheap. So three towels and all set. I tuck one across the back seat and the fronts are just tied behind the head rests.

Pros...
Easy to clean, fun designs and about $10 each so I don't feel bad about tossing them each year and getting a new set.
Cons....
I have to re-tuck the back seat one a couple of times a week. The fronts move around when you get it so you sometimes get a towel wedgie! ha!

They were supposed to be temporary but I like them enough to not bother to spend the bucks for a "real" set of covers.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:32 PM   #39
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Beach towels latest set bought at Target.They were supposed to be temporary but I like them enough to not bother to spend the bucks for a "real" set of covers.
Perfect!
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I got the coverking's for my 2010 unlimited, front and back. They looked, fit, and felt great. The material is nice and soft, but a little too soft. it doesn't feel like actual neoprene.

However, after a year (almost exactly), the stitching on the driver's side seat started to get loose. Within a week the rip had spread down the side of the seat. I contacted coverking, but they only have a year warranty, and since i had had them for like a year and a month at that point they wouldn't honor it. I attached a few pictures. Granted, i run with the top off for 6 mos out of the year and the doors off for half of that, but that should be considered when designing something for a jeep.

I slapped some duct tape on the tear and it's been fine since then, i haven't seen any other issues. I've been planning to take them off to wash them but i haven't had a chance - they were a pain to get on and i imagine they'll be a pain to get off. They do fit nice and snug though, so that's to be expected.

I may be a little bitter about the tear and consequential customer service, but i plan to get a pair of wet okole's when i get the funds and the coverkings deteriorate more. my friend's got the okoles on his wrangler and they look great, and they really feel more durable.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:09 PM   #41
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Smittybilt seat covers.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #42
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I am pretty sure I have seat covers because I have never seen seats from Jeep that look like this but I am not a seat expert haha! I am the proud second owner of this jeep and I was not involved in the putting on of these covers. What I can say is that they look stock they are on so good! I could not find any tags on them whatsoever. Can someone identify these? Im thining katskins maybe?
I would put money on these being katzkin's...
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I would put money on these being katzkin's...
Man those are nice prolly Katskins they would match mine perfect
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Anyone use these things? They don't look like they cover enough.

Had these. They ripped and they faded. I did however take the MOLLE gear off of these and put them on my trek Armor as the trek armor MOLLE is not as durable or have the utility that the smitty builts have.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #45
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I just ordered black on black trek armors today, should be here next week.
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:02 PM   #46
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Running over-sized bath towels from Walmart for now. Picked up my Jeep Tuesday evening. Absolutely loving this vehicle.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 AM   #47
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I have the coverkings neoprene covers. If you look at Quadratec's catalog... coverking/wet okole... dude they buy the same cover and put their names on them. Seriously... just like all automotive/motorcycle parts. Harley doesn't manufacture an oil filter, but they sell and HD brand oil filter (claiming superior quality too) etc.. etc.. for all automotive brands.
  • Neoprene material is awesome, cleans up really easy, My Golden's fur that sheds wipes off with a wet rag - perfect seat covers for me.
  • These fit very snug - you cannot tell they are seat covers
  • Have no clue, I've had them 3 weeks and have a 2013 jeep.
  • $169.99 for both front and back.
Where did you find these for $169.99 for both. I was quoted $140.99 and $112.79 from Extreme!
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Trek in rear and Rugged Ridge seat vests in front for me...
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Where did you find these for $169.99 for both. I was quoted $140.99 and $112.79 from Extreme!
quadratec has offers for free rear

Coverking Front Seat Covers with FREE Rear Cover for 11-12 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door with Seat Height Adjuster - Quadratec
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM   #50
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SmittyBilt neoprene...
Smittybilt Part 47830 - Custom Fit Neoprene Front Seat Covers, Red on Black

Pros: Economical, tight fit, clean up easy (except as noted under 'Cons') look good after 18 months of hard use.

Cons: German Shepard dog hair somehow gets welded to this stuff. It defies vacuums, even the ones with rotating brushes. 'Bout the only thing that half-way does the job is wide masking tape wiped over the hair.
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I've decided to save up my money for some Trek Armor.
In the mean time, a friend sold me a pair of used Smittybuilt seat savers for $100. I bought some cheap seat covers from PepBoys for $30 and made what looks like a pretty good combo. Looks like Smittybuilt has stopped making the G.E.A.R. covers for the rear but the ones I just put on the front go well with the Cover Kings I have on the rear.
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I'm going the Trek Armor route very soon. The wife received the fabric samples and knows what she wants. They are very user friendly.
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I have the wet okole.
NO REGRETS !
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I chose to go with Wet Okole. I've had them on 3 previous vehicles. Always a flawless fit. The neoprene waterproof covers are great, easy to wipe clean. Super comfortable. I don't think I'd switch to any other.
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Wet Okoles. Fit great. We'll see how they wear...
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Wet Okoles. Fit great. We'll see how they wear...
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I can tell you that I put a pair on a 2002 Honda S2000 at around 25k miles and that at 6 years and 150k miles later, they still looked great, just a little fading and still fit like the day they where put on. I got some more my 87 Toyota 4x4 last month and they will be something I get right away for my Jeep later this year.
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I ordered the Smittybilts for my '13 JK. When they arrived, it was clear that the quality wasn't there for the price. The majority was plastic backed nylon, single ply velcro, and very few bar tacked stitching at stress points. I spent a couple of days in the Army and can usually recognize what will last and what will not. So...I ordered a set of fronts from Trek Armor after reading the reviews and talking to Mitch Walk. I'm not a big logo fan for anybody but I was able to order a set of black on black with black logos. It's going to be a while before they get here but I'll repost when they do. For starters, customer service with Mitch was first rate and it was obvious that he believes in his product.
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I am pretty sure I have seat covers because I have never seen seats from Jeep that look like this but I am not a seat expert haha! I am the proud second owner of this jeep and I was not involved in the putting on of these covers. What I can say is that they look stock they are on so good! I could not find any tags on them whatsoever. Can someone identify these? Im thining katskins maybe?
They are the original covers they are made by Katzins , Katzins made the cover for Jeep Dodge ect good to know if you need a cover they can match the color you have.
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Beastmaster, thanks so much for the thread idea. Before jumping on the forum I was surfing to get info on seat covers. Your timing was perfect!
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I find the factory seats somewhat uncomfortable after several hours on the road. Do any of these provide better cushioning?

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