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Hi everyone. I'm close to ordering my JKS (if I don't capitulate and get one that is out there taunting me).

Anyway, I want the leather seat option ($1100 msrp). What is the difference between the factory leather seats and the Katzkins? What would the cost difference be if I wanted that instead? Is it worth it? I had a chance to sit in a JKS with the factory leather and they don't seem bad! Opinions and experience welcome!

Thanks!
 

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:popcorn:

always wondered
 

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If you're lifting your Jeep, don't get leather... Sliding out of the vehicle will kill the leather... go cloth.
No plans on lifting at this time. But I can see what you mean!
 

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No plans on lifting at this time. But I can see what you mean!
Oh ok... Yeah, the Jeep is an odd entry/exit vehicle... If you had the head space of an F-150 at the pillar, you could easily step out (not slide out).
 

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none of this answers the question, which is better ... factory leather or katzkins?

wrz0170 ... don't let everyone talk you out of leather. go sit and ride in a new one with leather and then same with cloth. leather seats seem way more comfortable to me and if you condition, they will stay great.
 

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none of this answers the question, which is better ... factory leather or katzkins?

wrz0170 ... don't let everyone talk you out of leather. go sit and ride in a new one with leather and then same with cloth. leather seats seem way more comfortable to me and if you condition, they will stay great.
Thanks! :thumb: I do want leather. I'm just curious between the two because I read great reviews about the Katzkins. But the quality of the factory leather seems right up there.
 

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I'd get NEITHER !
Get the stock seats and get Trek Armor covers.
Rob .....
 

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I brought katzkin aftermarket from the dealership. The benefit was I was able to pick my colors for the leather and sticthing as well as choose what I want written on the backseat. The covers were $816 and install was $500. NOne of the dealers in my area installed but they all had referrals to installers. I found out from the installer that I could have saved $200 if I ordered directly from them. The leather looks and feels great.
 

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The quality of leather varies greatly. I had an Infiniti G20 with 100k and the leather was trashed. I had a Volvo V70R with 280k, and the leather really looked new.

The factory leather in Wranglers is crap. When it is stiff and tough on day 1, I doubt it lasts long. We went the Katzskin route. Looks great 8k later, FWIW.





 

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I've had leather in quite a few different vehicles, and I'm very pleased with the leather in my 2013 JKU. I think it compares favorably with all the cars I've driven with leather.
 

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I've had leather in quite a few different vehicles, and I'm very pleased with the leather in my 2013 JKU. I think it compares favorably with all the cars I've driven with leather.
Hi there. I take it you refer to factory leather or the Katzkins?
 

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Skins on my 11 charger... Love it. Factory leather on my 11 crew cab ram... Love it. Cloth on the 10 jeep... Love it
 

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I have the solid Katzkins seats and am extremely impressed with the quality (soft and unblemished) and looks. No pics for the simple reason they are covered with Wet Okole's so I don't destroy them coming home from work :(.
 

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Factory leather vs katskinz vs trek armor. Go!
 

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Thanks everyone for their contribution :thumb: very much appreciated. I did some forum searches and it appears some are in favor of factory and some are in favor of Katzkins. I guess it will boil down to a decision on my part. Which way to go.......
 
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