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What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:56 pm
by BlackDragon
I'm looking at a couple cars, and it seems that split and ripped front seats is a common occurrence. So what are you guys doing? Changing out seats with another model? getting reupholstered? If so, by whom?

I could do it myself if I could find a kit, but it seems they are all discontinued. I know a pro who ballparked 400 a seat for leather and 225 for cloth, which will be worst case scenario.

I have to factor this in, because if I have to shell out 800 right away, it'll affect what I'm doing. Thanks for the help

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:12 pm
by FC Zach
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm going to have mine reupholstered locally, not sure what the damage is going to be but at this point I don't have much of a choice in the matter since like you said, there are no kits available. I keep putting it off with hopes of coming across a pair for sale. I keep an eye out for other members selling good NOS/aftermarket kits they've been holding on to but every time I'm late to the party :(

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:16 pm
by BlackDragon
And it figures the car I like the most has leather seats that can't be sit in without risk of getting a spring in your crack. :shrug:

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:24 pm
by FC Zach
I currently have cloth non AllTrac seats shoehorned in place till I get the original leather seats recovered, I absolutely hate this since the tracks are in a bind and adjusting the seats are a PITA.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:09 pm
by Lamont
I had mine redone with the eBay kit that was available a few years back:

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I am currently trying to find a decent set of cloth seats so these might go up for sale if I can get cloth replacements.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:59 am
by mx6er2587
7th gen seats. Light, comfortable enough, and easily modded to fit

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:58 am
by Street_Chally73
Leatherseats.com should carry the leather covers...I know that their kits for 3000GTs/Stealths (3/S) have been made of quality leather & people seem to be happy with them.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:05 am
by BlackDragon
leatherseats.com only goes back to 1990, and of course I'm looking at an st165 :bs:

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:23 am
by Street_Chally73
Oh, bummer! I was thinking 5th gen.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:35 am
by MARLON1211
Or you can bite the bullet and spend a little for a Sparco or other high quality pair of seats. IMO


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Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:34 am
by N8wrx
I used an importer and got some cloth JDM St185 seats, with the low mileage they put on there cars they usually have great interiors.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:39 am
by GT4times2
Street_Chally73 wrote:Leatherseats.com should carry the leather covers...I know that their kits for 3000GTs/Stealths (3/S) have been made of quality leather & people seem to be happy with them.



Has anyone here used them?

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:34 am
by FC Zach
If they do quality work for the price, it's cheaper than what I was quoted. For the combo I chose (100% leather w/ perforated inserts) the price came to $1424. Locally, I was quoted $1500-2000.

I may go this route but I too would like to know if anyone has done business with them before. .

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:05 pm
by CMS-GT4
N8wrx wrote:I used an importer and got some cloth JDM St185 seats, with the low mileage they put on there cars they usually have great interiors.


Who did you use? I had been wanting to get some of the darker jdm cloths to go with my recaros.

Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:16 am
by GT4times2
FC Zach wrote:If they do quality work for the price, it's cheaper than what I was quoted. For the combo I chose (100% leather w/ perforated inserts) the price came to $1424. Locally, I was quoted $1500-2000.

I may go this route but I too would like to know if anyone has done business with them before. .



I checked and got quoted $749. What did you add that brought yours up so high? I'm also curious when selecting Celica (coupe option, not convertible), if they are talking about All Trac and GT-S seats or plain Celica seats. Keep me informed with what you find. I will do the same. I'm trying to get er' done. As soon as possible.