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What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

Postby BlackDragon » Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:56 pm

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

Postby FC Zach » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:12 pm

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

Postby BlackDragon » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:16 pm

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

Postby FC Zach » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:24 pm

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

Postby Lamont » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:09 pm

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

Postby mx6er2587 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:59 am

7th gen seats. Light, comfortable enough, and easily modded to fit
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Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

Postby Street_Chally73 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:58 am

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

Postby BlackDragon » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:05 am

leatherseats.com only goes back to 1990, and of course I'm looking at an st165 :bs:
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Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

Postby Street_Chally73 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:23 am

Oh, bummer! I was thinking 5th gen.
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Re: What are guys doing when their front seats are shot?

Postby MARLON1211 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:35 am

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?

Postby N8wrx » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:34 am

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

Postby GT4times2 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:39 am

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

Postby FC Zach » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:34 am

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

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:05 pm

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

Postby GT4times2 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:16 am

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.
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