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Old 01-04-2014, 02:14 AM   #1
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Neoprene seat covers...

Just wanted to get some opinions before buyin these for my 04 Black TJ.

Anyone use these or similar neoprene covers before? Just don't want them to look loose or cheap.

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Rugged Ridge 13213.01 Black Custom Neoprene Front Seat Cover - Pair : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Amazon.com: Rugged Ridge 13213.09 Black/Grey Custom Neoprene Front Seat Cover - Pair: Automotive

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Old 01-04-2014, 06:55 AM   #2
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I had some cheaper neoprene covers (don't know the brand) on my Jeep previously and they were fine but faded after awhile. I now have a set of Wet Okoles that seem much thicker and do fit a bit better. I picked them up off Craigslist so I can't comment about if they will fade as bad since I don't know how much they have been in the sun. We'll see.

The cheaper ones still looked good, certainly better then the old seats, and fit well enough.

One thing I have noticed with both sets is that it is a little harder to fold the setbacks forward due to the extra thickness of the covers. Not a deal breaker but something to be aware of.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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I got a set of these: Coverking - Quadratec

and have been very pleased with them. they even add a little more cushioning to the seats
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In my personal opinion, neoprene makes for a great wetsuit but it's bad long-term choice as a seat cover. First, neoprene is NOT waterproof and it will soak up water if not wiped off right away. And it can take days to dry out if the water does soak in. That also means it absorbs sweat with the obvious long-term odor issue. Finally, the colored covering that neoprene seat cover manufacturers use quickly fade if they see much sunlight. Black turns purple, red turns pink, etc.

I'd use anything BUT neoprene for seat covers in a Jeep.
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^^X2 on all of the above! My next set of covers will definitely not be neoprene.

I like to call the faded black seat color a purplish stinky brown.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:41 AM   #6
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Agree with the neoprene. Mine turned purplish before it dry rotted. I now have a set of Bestop seat covers for the front and back. I can say they are water proof and in the summer heat do not retain heat once you sit.
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Agree with the neoprene. Mine turned purplish before it dry rotted. I now have a set of Bestop seat covers for the front and back. I can say they are water proof and in the summer heat do not retain heat once you sit.
X2 on the Bestop seat cover recommendation. Before converting to PRP's racing seats, I ran that seat cover in two TJs and it's a very good fitting high-quality seat cover.
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Okole is a Hawaiian slang term for your butt. So they are called "Wet Butt" by the manufacturer. And the name is very accurate because of how neoprene acts as a seat cover. ALL neoprene seat covers behave in this manner. Don't get neoprene. They fade and they give you heat rash from keeping your butt and back drenched. They do not dry quickly. And they end up stinking of mildew if you let them stay wet for too long. Never again on my jeep. Nope. I do not need my okole to be wet while I wheel. HAHAHA!!!
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Great feedback. Wow. Think I'll go in a different direction!

As for the Bestop...
Bestop® 29228-35 Black Diamond Front High Back Seat Cover Set for 03-06 Wrangler & Unlimited : Amazon.com : Automotive

These the right ones or are you guys referring to a different style?

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Yep. I have a 2000 Sport but yea, those are the same type just different style because of the seat difference.


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Great feedback. Wow. Think I'll go in a different direction!

As for the Bestop...
Bestop® 29228-35 Black Diamond Front High Back Seat Cover Set for 03-06 Wrangler & Unlimited : Amazon.com : Automotive

These the right ones or are you guys referring to a different style?

Thanks!
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I am happy with my TrekArmor covers. They are pricey though.
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Old 01-04-2014, 07:13 PM   #12
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I had the coverking neoprene covers and they were the worst. Faded and tore apart in like 6 months. Just got the bestop ones and so far I like them a lot.
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These were on my Jeep when I bought it.
I have the Sahara package, and have no idea what these "khaki" seat covers are made of.

Are these OEM, or aftermarket?
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:42 PM   #14
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Ive got some wet okle and love them fit nice and tight have a little extra pad on them so they are nice on long rides i also always have some sort of top on so no fading yet.



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Old 01-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #15
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Iggee Seat Covers!! They are made of PVC material giving it the fake leather look, they are completly water proof and they come in any color combo you need! I paid $300 for the front pair and the rear seat cover and ive had it on for 6 months now. No fading what so ever! Id check them out!
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These were on my Jeep when I bought it. I have the Sahara package, and have no idea what these "khaki" seat covers are made of. Are these OEM, or aftermarket?
My 02 Sahara has green and khaki seats. I would say those are aftermarket, but I love them. I've grown tired of the bland green/khaki. I'm looking for some covers.

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