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Old 11-13-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Seat Covers Recommendations

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Does anyone have recommendations for seat covers. I have noticed there is wear on my drivers side bolster. I would like to cover the seats and wondered if anyone can give me a recommendation.
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Depends on your budget, skill, and smell sensitivity. I'm sure that the vinyl seat covers are good for some, but when I opened the box and took a wiff, I sent them back and ordered 100% leather.


Having said that... The SARD seat covers and Clazzio seat covers get good reviews on here.




For a more permanent solution, look into...
Katzkin make awesome seat skins. I have Pecca Leather seat skins. (they manufacture OEM Toyota, Ford and VW interiors to just name a few...)
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I like my DAMD Vantage seat covers a lot



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I checked out SARD seat covers that were on the DAMD site and they look really good. How easy is the installation?
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I checked out SARD seat covers that were on the DAMD site and they look really good. How easy is the installation?



An install video of sard on brz seats. it not the best...
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I checked out SARD seat covers that were on the DAMD site and they look really good. How easy is the installation?
Not sure what the SARD ones are but mine were pretty straightforward. The instructions are in japanese but you'll figure it out from the images
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Depends on your budget, skill, and smell sensitivity. I'm sure that the vinyl seat covers are good for some, but when I opened the box and took a wiff, I sent them back and ordered 100% leather.


Having said that... The SARD seat covers and Clazzio seat covers get good reviews on here.




For a more permanent solution, look into...
Katzkin make awesome seat skins. I have Pecca Leather seat skins. (they manufacture OEM Toyota, Ford and VW interiors to just name a few...)

Do you have pictures of your Pecca leather seat skins?
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Here are a few pics... I guess, I don't have a great shot of the whole interior...
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Highly recommend the SARD seat covers. Not the cheapest, but IMO the best looking and the matching red stitching makes it look OEM.

Here are some pics after 1 year of installation (~24,000km of seat time). Every 3 months I clean and treat them with Autoglym.




Those pics are from June 2018, I've put another 10,000km on the car and the seat covers are still in the same condition. They haven't really worn at all, you can't tell a difference between the driver and passenger seat.

One downside is you can't buy the front seats separately from the rear, so while I did install the rear seat covers they have never had anyone sit in them.

They are very form fitting (minimal wrinkles after installation) which makes getting them take a good chunk of time to install. I think the first seat took me an hour to figure out, and then the rest took another 1.5 hours.
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Highly recommend the SARD seat covers. Not the cheapest, but IMO the best looking and the matching red stitching makes it look OEM.

Here are some pics after 1 year of installation (~24,000km of seat time). Every 3 months I clean and treat them with Autoglym.




Those pics are from June 2018, I've put another 10,000km on the car and the seat covers are still in the same condition. They haven't really worn at all, you can't tell a difference between the driver and passenger seat.

One downside is you can't buy the front seats separately from the rear, so while I did install the rear seat covers they have never had anyone sit in them.

They are very form fitting (minimal wrinkles after installation) which makes getting them take a good chunk of time to install. I think the first seat took me an hour to figure out, and then the rest took another 1.5 hours.

Those are wearing nicely. Install sounds easy.

In comparison, it took me 20 hours to skin and re-skin my seats. All my fingers had cuts, literally. So many hog rings...
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Those are wearing nicely. Install sounds easy.

In comparison, it took me 20 hours to skin and re-skin my seats. All my fingers had cuts, literally. So many hog rings...
The pecca kit looks really nice I don't think I've seen it before. I do not envy how long it took you to put them on though

@cliff one important thing to consider is to make sure any seat cover option you go for has breakaway stitching for the airbag in your seat. I doubt any universal or super cheap cover option would have this feature. The SARD, DAMD 86, and Clazzio all have this feature. It looks like the Peccas comply as well.
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Cant go wrong with Clazzio. The material is all top notch and the fitment is spot on. I had them in a Nissan Cube while I lived in Japan.

They are not the easiest to install and that just because they fit so well. Usually you would let them sit in the sun for a couple hours to get pliable and it makes it easier. Alot of pulling, shoving, and hitting to get them to sit just right. But its nothing difficult.
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I can't recommend the SARD covers. I bought them about one week after I bought my car. They fit well, look good, and feel good, but after 50K miles and two and half years, the driver's side seams are coming apart and there's some surface wear/abrasion. I'm careful getting in and out of the car, support my weight rather than slide, etc., but it's still worn and looks like crap. If there's any SARD reps here who'd like to make this right, I'm all ears.
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Hi All,

Does anyone have recommendations for seat covers. I have noticed there is wear on my drivers side bolster. I would like to cover the seats and wondered if anyone can give me a recommendation.
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katzkin... haven't found anything that looks or feels better
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