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Old 07-31-2005, 09:30 PM   #1
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Seat cover differences?

Hi. I'm new here & have a 99 TJ Sport.

I have noticed that the driver's seat cover is now starting to crack & was thinking about getting some seat covers. Anyway, I see several different types of materials used for covers (neoprene, polycotton, "leather-like", etc) & was wondering what the pros & cons were to each.

Oh, I live in Minnesota & drive my Wrangler year round, so it would be subject to below zero temps many times a year.


I just wanted to know your opinions.

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Old 08-01-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum,

Neoprene is the stuff they make wet suits out of, thus it is for the most part water proof. A lot of people use this type of cover, I have heard from a select few that should it be a very hot day, you could end up sitting in a wet seat.

Polycotton is a mix of Polyester and Cotton, used for a lot of car covers etc,
and Leather-like sounds like something to do with vinyl.

I would skip the leather like, as in both the summer and winter it would seem either too hot or too cold to sit on.

I know one of the guys had some of the neo ones in the forsale section, give him a PM and see what his thoughts where on them. If I had to pic one, I would go with either the poly or the neo. poly seems like it would breath a bit more, and the neo is nice for the water proof material.

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I have the Neoprene (sp?) seat covers from Wet Okle on mine and I love them. I don't drive a ton in the winter in my Jeep (only if the snow is deeper than 8" or so) but the couple of times that I did, they were pretty neutral as far as temp goes. I have found the same thing in the summer. They don't seem to hold the heat like the leather in the PT Cruiser. And I think that they are actually better than the fabric as well. I have only had them for about 9 months, so I can't really speak to the durability or longevity of them, but they don't seem to have faded yet.
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Don't know how hot it gets where you live, but out here Neoprene=Swamp Ass. Get some good sheepskin ones. The guys out here that use them seem to like it. My Sahara seats are good because they are all fabric.
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Thanks. Good info guys. Here in MN the winters are freezing & the summers are scorching hot. I think that I would prefer to go with a Polycotton. My Wrangler is black outside & beige/camel hair/camel toe/whatever on the interior. I was looking to get covers in Mossy Oak camo. Any ideas on who makes good Wrangler seat covers that won't look all flabby & unfitting?
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yeah...i've got the neoprene ones from wet okole. they are very good as far as temperature goes. they don't get really hot nor do they get really cold, however, they don't breathe so you do have the posterior moistness which is undesireable. and just as an fyi, they are not waterproof. they are more water resistant. if you don't get the water wiped off quickly, it does soak in and takes a while to dry. i live in tenn and it's hot most of the year, so the whole swamp-ass thing had to go, that's why i'm getting rid of them.
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Thanks. Good info guys. Here in MN the winters are freezing & the summers are scorching hot. I think that I would prefer to go with a Polycotton. My Wrangler is black outside & beige/camel hair/camel toe/whatever on the interior. I was looking to get covers in Mossy Oak camo. Any ideas on who makes good Wrangler seat covers that won't look all flabby & unfitting?
Hmmm, you got the camel toe interior eh? How's that workin for ya?

You might try 4wd.com. I know they have the bikini camo/confederate and such tops in there. Might have the seat covers also.

Oh, and you boys think you know hot. But you really have no idea.
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Good point, at least people aren't dying from the heat up here. We just have them keel over in the winter. I also heard that your tires heat up so much from the hot pavement that when you park your vehicle, the tires get flat spots in them. Ugh, no thanks man.

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