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Thinking about upgrading to leather seats

Old 12-21-2018, 09:32 AM
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Default Thinking about upgrading to leather seats

Have a 2014 Mustang GT Convertible with cloth seats and am thinking about changing them to leather sometime in the future. I am leaning toward getting seat covers from and was wondering if anyone here had experience with them. How hard were they to install and how they have held up. Most of the reviews and things I have found are from a few years ago. Also they have a seat heater/cooler system that I was thinking about as well. Anyone had any experience with that?

Are there other places that would be better to get good quality seat covers? I have kinda looked at getting full seats but getting nice OEM ones off Ebay that haven't had the airbags deploy are kinda hard and expensive as well.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 12-21-2018, 09:38 AM
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heaters are laid on top of the foam. Coolers would require piping to get air into the seats. 2014 will have side airbags, but most aftermarket makers put stitching on the side which will break if an airbag goes off.

You'd have to remove the seats, I doubt they use hog rings anymore, it's most likely velcro or zippers.

With leather it's best to let it sit in the sun to soften and warm up so it's pliable...easier to push into the crevices.

Option 2. Buy the covers and have an interior shop put them on, I suppose they'd only charge labor....

Leather is nice though!

Good luck amigo.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:31 AM
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Leather is very nice. After replacing the corn cloth couch with a leather unit I turned to the cars. I bought two sets of bucket seats from 2 manufactures. Both the Pilot and the Transit van look and feel great.
Install was a task and struggle to stretch the leather on and pull the strings tight while keeping them hidden. Both vehicles are improved but both also look to have seat covers installed upon close inspection.
If you're okay with that then slip-ons is the way to go. I saw some nice ones on You Tube here >
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