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Old 05-26-2019, 02:53 PM   #1
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I have a 2016 F250 XLT with the third seat up front. I’m looking for some nice seat covers, either leather or can be a nice leather look-alike.
Who makes some really nice covers (like factory), that won’t break the bank? Maybe the type that have the fake perforated look.
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:04 PM   #2
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I just ordered some Coverking. You get what you pay for with seat covers
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:06 PM   #3
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:37 PM   #4
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I bought some camo ones made by cover king off auto anything when they do 20% off sales. I drive a 2015 F250 xlt and they fit good. Aren’t leather but they’d have held up great over last 2 years
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:39 PM   #5
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:46 PM   #6
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Marathon

Edit: my bad, didn’t read the part of leather/leatherlike. They make a great seat cover and have had them on my last 4 trucks. To cover leather.

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Old 05-26-2019, 04:52 PM   #7
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They really are hard to beat, mine wore better than the king ranch leather
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:56 PM   #8
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Define break the bank.

Katzkin will do near factory leather cheaper than you think.
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Old 05-26-2019, 04:57 PM   #9
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Marathon Seat Covers. Their Superhides are cut specifically for your vehicle, can be customized to your needs, lots of color options, easy installation, machine washable, waterproof , and will last forever..... I bought a set in 2010 and they were still on when I sold the vehicle in 2017. The new owner still has them on. We both have kids and hunting dogs in and out of the truck . My 2017 f250 xlt has them now .
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:20 PM   #10
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Just to clarify because of some of the posts. I’m not looking for wearable covers.
I’m looking to actually replace the cloth seat covers with a leather or leather like material. I want it to look like it came from the factory that way.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:27 PM   #11
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Gotta goto good shop for that. Pick your leather grain stitch. A good shop will be better than factory.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:33 PM   #12
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Gotta goto good shop for that. Pick your leather grain stitch. A good shop will be better than factory.
But... they will be pricey. Will look good though.
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:55 PM   #13
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Yep they will cost you. I was trying same thing you were on my old truck. Seats were torn up. Could not find a company that fitted for the seat without cover on them allready
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:31 PM   #14
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Gotta goto good shop for that. Pick your leather grain stitch. A good shop will be better than factory.
Yep I found this estimate

“”Having the car seats professionally reupholstered (not just adding slip covers, but completely replacing the old material with a chosen fabric, adding foam or batting where needed, and repairing springs if needed) typically costs $200-$750 per seat, or about $500-$2,000 for two bucket seats and a back bench seat, ...””

IMO if I was laying cabbage on reupholstered seats I would still cover them with marathon
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Headwaters seat cover!
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:46 PM   #16
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Just to clarify because of some of the posts. I’m not looking for wearable covers.
I’m looking to actually replace the cloth seat covers with a leather or leather like material. I want it to look like it came from the factory that way.


Katskin will do this. Some will argue that they are better than factory. You can have a dealer install or you can DYI
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:49 PM   #17
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Define break the bank.

Katzkin will do near factory leather cheaper than you think.
I have CoverKing in my truck and my econo car.

I saw a new Honda in the dealer showroom that had Katskin installed in it.

The window sticker priced the Katskin leather seat upgrade at $1500 and it looked great.

I sat in the car and the leather seats felt like they were very high quality.
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:23 PM   #18
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I sent an email to Katskin for pricing.
Looks like Marathon does not sell leather.
Going to check Cover king
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Old 05-26-2019, 08:46 PM   #19
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You can buy a used center console for about $300 and get rid of that stupid fold down center seat.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:04 PM   #20
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There is a place in the Dallas area called The Seat Shop. They specialize in factory matches and you can upgrade to a better leather. If your vehicle isn't listed, you might call them.
I bought some seat bottoms for our Expedition and they are identical to factory originals.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:04 PM   #21
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Check out Katzkin leather!!
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:56 PM   #22
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I bought my dad marathon covers. He is a farmer/rancher. They held up great till he followed the wash directions and put them in the washing machine. Every stitch frayed and he had a pile of worthless fabric almost like they were not sewn with enough overlap.
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Old 05-27-2019, 02:57 PM   #23
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Coverking sell the fake leather cheap, but wonder if it looks like crap?
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:17 PM   #24
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Call Texas Auto Trim in Houston off Bissonet, outside the loop. They are the preferred installer for Katskinz leather seat covers in the Houston area. You can call others who do it, but TAT are who I recommend. I paid $1058 for front and back seats on my 2001 F-250 Lariat a year ago. I’d covered my leather seats with neoprene covers from “Wet Okole” after my drivers seat started cracking at the perforations. The Wet Okole were great and lasted a long time, but the seats were already damaged when I installed them.

Texas Auto Trim told me they’ll cover my 2017 F-150 with Katskinz for the same price as the F-250, so long as it’s a single color. Just tell them you were quoted $1058 if they give you a higher price.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:09 PM   #25
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I bought CoverKing for the cheap, ugly, and tough categories. Costco sells them a good discount through their website, but they don't ship fast.

I ordered the "Tactical" seat covers for two vehicles. Those have molle loops all over the backs and they come with a bunch of color matched molle pouches that will snap into the loops. I've never used those but seems like lots of people like them.

Wampuscat got a great deal on his Katskins. That's what I'm going to do from now on.
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Old 05-28-2019, 09:22 PM   #26
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Thanks for all the feedback
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