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Runnin'OnEmpty 10-16-2011 05:14 PM

Katzkin seat cover kit
Hi guys. Getting ready to install a set of Katzkin seat covers in
an Explorer Sport. They're leather, and I was wondering if anyone
knew anything about Katzkin?

This will be my most involved interior project so far.....any tips?


DanTwoLakes 10-16-2011 06:41 PM

I had never heard of Katzkin before, so I looked up their web site. They advertise leather trimmed seat covers, which I think means they are made like most OEM seats, which have leather in the seating areas and vinyl around the perimeters. I can't find any information on their web site as to the quality of the leather they use. Are they charging you $1995 for the front and rear seat covers?

Newer seat covers should be easy enough for you to install, you shouldn't have any problems.

Runnin'OnEmpty 10-16-2011 09:31 PM

Thanks for the reply Dan.
Wow, $1995?!!! No I got this kit off ebay a year or so ago.
The seller was a trim shop whose customer didn't show up
for installation, so I got a deal; paid about $350 if I recall.

The leather is soft and supple, but you're right, the seat backs
seem to be vinyl. I had considered having a shop install the
covers, but they are zippered instead of hog-ringed, so I thought
I'd give it a try. The stock covers are zippered too, so it'll be
zip off and zip on.....sounds easy....(famous last words) :)

DanTwoLakes 10-17-2011 06:03 AM

Then you got a great deal, 'cuz their lowest price for two row seating in an Explorer on their web site is $1995.

You shouldn't have any trouble putting on the seat covers.

Old Fool 10-25-2011 06:17 PM

Hope they fit better than the seat covers Katskinz provides to the tv shows. No where near as good a fit a oem from what I have seen.
Took a look at youtube and the fit on the seats I saw were no better than what I saw on tv.
A lot of money for not top quality stuff.
Be glad you got yours for cheap!

DanTwoLakes 10-25-2011 08:11 PM

I just watched a video on YouTube with a guy from Moterz showing how to put the seat covers on an F-150. The guy didn't have a clue what he was doing, and the seat covers looked terrible.

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