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ichthus
06-13-2012, 12:27 AM
We just ordered our 2013 JKU and would like to keep the interior a bit cleaner than the 08 it's replacing.

I have Cordura Superhides from Marathon Seat Covers for my 2-door and have really been happy with them. They fit like a glove, are durable, and don't hold onto dog hair from our 2 Weims like the stock seat fabric does.

I've seen some Cordura fabric covers on eBay from Coverking that are a bit less expensive, but they don't show any pictures of the covers installed in a Jeep. Has anyone heard anything about these?

I tried buying some Rugged Ridge Neoprene covers for my vinyl TJ seats and they were just garbage. Fell apart on installation and couldn't get the store that sold them or RR to even respond to complaints. Not sure I'd ever go that route again. I know some people swear by neoprene, just seems like it fades fast and doesn't hold up too well in daily use.

Thoughts?

Prime8
06-13-2012, 12:42 AM
Trek Armor, hands down. Will give you some more info later when I have a minute, but I love mine.

Prime8
06-13-2012, 03:34 PM
Check the jk forum for my write-up on Trek Armor seat covers, complete with pictures, in the "Show and Tell" area. They look great, no wear thus far, fit tightly, and don't cause swamp-ass like neoprene. Extremely happy with them and would recommend them to anyone. Wish they made them for subaru's so I could deck out my wife's vehicle too!

Prime8
06-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Check the jk forum for my write-up on Trek Armor seat covers, complete with pictures, in the "Show and Tell" area. They look great, no wear thus far, fit tightly, and don't cause swamp-ass like neoprene. Extremely happy with them and would recommend them to anyone. Wish they made them for subaru's so I could deck out my wife's vehicle too!

We have a 3 month-old blue weim too, no issues with fur sticking. Infact it brushes off the fabric easily with your hand. And the tie downs on the seat-backs work great for securing the dog in the back.

piginajeep
06-13-2012, 03:44 PM
We just ordered our 2013 JKU and would like to keep the interior a bit cleaner than the 08 it's replacing.

I have Cordura Superhides from Marathon Seat Covers for my 2-door and have really been happy with them. They fit like a glove, are durable, and don't hold onto dog hair from our 2 Weims like the stock seat fabric does.

I've seen some Cordura fabric covers on eBay from Coverking that are a bit less expensive, but they don't show any pictures of the covers installed in a Jeep. Has anyone heard anything about these?

I tried buying some Rugged Ridge Neoprene covers for my vinyl TJ seats and they were just garbage. Fell apart on installation and couldn't get the store that sold them or RR to even respond to complaints. Not sure I'd ever go that route again. I know some people swear by neoprene, just seems like it fades fast and doesn't hold up too well in daily use.

Thoughts?

I ran the coverkings on my 07, Very nice seat cover. I currently have the smittybilt for the rear (Running mastercraft up front).

I went with the smittybilt for one reason. Its cheap and when my three Huskys destroy it, i will not be upset.

The smittybilt has held up for 6 months so far

naysjp
06-14-2012, 03:45 AM
It's rare that there is anything on my Jeep that I regret buying but the neoprene seatcovers is one purchase I could have done without. They look great when they are new but after the sun fades them, forget it!>:( I'm looking for replacement seatcovers also so I'll keep an eye on this thread.

ichthus
06-14-2012, 04:06 AM
Prime8, is that your first Weim? In my experience, there's no need to secure them unless you're worried about them climbing into the front seat while you're out of the vehicle :-). Or maybe climbing into the lap of the person in the front seat, they'll do that too.

The straps/hooks/pockets or whatever those covers have look versatile, I'm not sure about dropping $500 on covers though....hmmm. It'll be a few weeks before the 13's ship, guess I can start collecting change and pan-handling.

Prime8
06-14-2012, 01:06 PM
Prime8, is that your first Weim? In my experience, there's no need to secure them unless you're worried about them climbing into the front seat while you're out of the vehicle :-). Or maybe climbing into the lap of the person in the front seat, they'll do that too.

The straps/hooks/pockets or whatever those covers have look versatile, I'm not sure about dropping $500 on covers though....hmmm. It'll be a few weeks before the 13's ship, guess I can start collecting change and pan-handling.

Give Mitch at Trek Armor a call and see if they are running any deals. The price is a little high, but I wouldn't say they're overpriced. I think they are a great value for the price-point, and I heavily research everything that goes on my jeep, and more expensive = more research. Great option for durable, comfortable, tight fitting covers.

Prime8
06-14-2012, 01:08 PM
And yeah, its our first weim. A little high-strung for my taste (I wanted an English bulldog) but the wife and kid really like him. Not sure if anchoring him in the back is necessary, but I'd rather not find out if he would jump out or not...

ichthus
06-14-2012, 07:24 PM
I looked into Safari Straps for the Jeep in fear they would jump...but now I only secure the dogs if the doors are off and I have to leave the Jeep. Weims won't ever want to leave your side, so while they might try to follow you into the store, they probably won't ever run away. I do recommend training, and ours have responded VERY well to a simple pinch collar and lots of treats. The training will actually calm them down just because they enjoy the mental stimulation so much.

We've had them out on our Gator trials at the farm and were impressed enough that I brought one along to the Badlands in Attica Indiana...he ran alongside the Jeep all day.

Prime8
06-14-2012, 07:39 PM
I looked into Safari Straps for the Jeep in fear they would jump...but now I only secure the dogs if the doors are off and I have to leave the Jeep. Weims won't ever want to leave your side, so while they might try to follow you into the store, they probably won't ever run away. I do recommend training, and ours have responded VERY well to a simple pinch collar and lots of treats. The training will actually calm them down just because they enjoy the mental stimulation so much.

We've had them out on our Gator trials at the farm and were impressed enough that I brought one along to the Badlands in Attica Indiana...he ran alongside the Jeep all day.

I was at the badlands in April! It's about 3 hours from here. My wife is all about training our pup, so I'm all set on that. Just impatient for him to start behaving.

Hack12
03-17-2013, 02:01 AM
Go Trek Armor!!! Mine are coming in on Tuesday! Mitch, the owner, is the man! Hooked me up with a free custom silver trim package upgrade (worth $120+) on my Blk/Blk front & rear seat covers because they hadn't shipped three weeks after I had ordered them. Trek Armor exemplifies quality customer service. I'll update you guys when they go on this week.

JethroJK
03-17-2013, 02:13 AM
I love my Trek Armor seat covers. I have had mine installed since last August and they still look brand new. They fit and wear awesome, you will not be disappointed. Installation is a little painful though. They fit really snug and getting the 2012+ head rests off are tricky. Look at the write up as mentioned before and you can also watch the videos on YouTube for installation. Congrats!!

bl17z90
03-17-2013, 03:40 AM
So does anyone recommend the wet okley covers or are they in the same boat as the coverking and rugged ridge neoprene covers?

Skid_Kid
03-17-2013, 04:55 AM
Go with the Trek Armor


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Prime8
03-17-2013, 06:05 AM
Trek Armor all the way! Head and shoulders above the competition. The owner, Mitch is a great guy and really tries to tailor any part of the order to your exact specifications (if you custom order something special). Getting Slimer embroidered on my new black ones, with gecko green stitching throughout.

Hack12
03-17-2013, 10:38 AM
Trek Armor all the way! Head and shoulders above the competition. The owner, Mitch is a great guy and really tries to tailor any part of the order to your exact specifications (if you custom order something special). Getting Slimer embroidered on my new black ones, with gecko green stitching throughout.

Sounds pretty awesome! Don't forget to take some pics for us when you get them on!

Shaved Ice
03-17-2013, 01:17 PM
If you have side impact airbags in your seats like my 2012 does, seat covers will make them unable to function properly. Just keep that in mind.

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Prime8
03-17-2013, 02:44 PM
If you have side impact airbags in your seats like my 2012 does, seat covers will make them unable to function properly. Just keep that in mind.

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That's why I don't have my new Trek Armor covers yet. They are working on a slightly weaker stitching in the airbag area that would allow it to blow open, just like with your seats stitching. They are testing it this month. I have side airbags, and I told Mitch I wanted to retain their functionality. That's when he mentioned the testing. So I decided to have him hold off on the seat backs until they solve the problem. I had Treks on my 2010 though, I I can vouch for the quality. I sold them to a guy after having them installed in my rig for 8-10 month, they still looked brand new.

mcpuck
03-17-2013, 02:49 PM
A friend of mine have these in his Jeep. I love them but havenít got them ... yet.


http://www.iggee.com/MScatview.aspx?catid=SLEATHER

Hack12
03-20-2013, 03:49 AM
Arrived today, installed tonight. Can't say enough about the quality and craftsmanship of these bad boys. Took a little muscle and about an hour to install. Thanks Mitch!205112051220513

Skid_Kid
03-20-2013, 03:50 AM
Arrived today, installed tonight. Can't say enough about the quality and craftsmanship of these bad boys. Took a little muscle and about an hour to install. Thanks Mitch!205112051220513

Oh wow! Those are BA! Best pics I have seen so far. :thumb:

Hack12
03-20-2013, 03:55 AM
Oh wow! Those are BA! Best pics I have seen so far. :thumb:

Thanks man. I'm gonna take some better ones in the daytime tomorrow. These things are expensive, but definitely worth every penny.

Skid_Kid
03-20-2013, 03:57 AM
Thanks man. I'm gonna take some better ones in the daytime tomorrow. These things are expensive, but definitely worth every penny.

They have been on my build list for a while. Really like the webbing for strapping gear down.

paychex.308
03-20-2013, 03:57 AM
they look great Hack! by the way, do you have an entire Frys electronics on your dash?


andrew -

JethroJK
03-20-2013, 04:00 AM
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These have been in my rig since last July and still look just like they do in these pics.

They are by far the best seat covers I have ever owned and Mitch treats you well.

Hack12
03-20-2013, 04:05 AM
they look great Hack! by the way, do you have an entire Frys electronics on your dash?


andrew -

Haha, no, but close. I have the MyGig RER, an iPad mounted, a CB/PA, and a couple Motorola two way radios to lend to buddies without PA's.

Miss Boss
03-26-2013, 01:52 AM
Arrived today, installed tonight. Can't say enough about the quality and craftsmanship of these bad boys. Took a little muscle and about an hour to install. Thanks Mitch!

These look awesome! I want them! Now, did you or someone else say though that these will not allow side air bags to deploy properly? Or was that another brand?


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Hack12
03-26-2013, 02:15 AM
I believe it is these. Call and talk to Mitch, the owner. I know they've been working on them for the 12-13 side airbag seats. Not sure if they're out yet though.

JethroJK
03-26-2013, 02:49 AM
These look awesome! I want them! Now, did you or someone else say though that these will not allow side air bags to deploy properly? Or was that another brand?


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It is these and Hack12 is correct they are developing some that work with side air bags. They have thinner/weaker stitching so the bags can deploy. Your best beat is to go to their web page or just call Mitch to find out when they plan to release them.

DallasJKU
03-26-2013, 04:03 AM
I just installed my Trek Armor rear seat cover for my dog. I think I might actually add them to the front at some point. I second the opinion that they are a pain to put on and need to be done with two people.

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo63/dallasjetfan/photo_zpsae455cd0.jpg

JAGS
03-26-2013, 04:14 AM
With all the talk, thought I'd check out the TA covers. :eek: $300 bucks per row. That's is some pretty serious casholla.

Hack12
03-26-2013, 04:26 AM
With all the talk, thought I'd check out the TA covers. :eek: $300 bucks per row. That's is some pretty serious casholla.

Negative. I got both rows two weeks ago for $450 and they are totally worth every penny.

wswanda
03-26-2013, 04:32 PM
Where can we get them for 450?

IBeHeWhoIsJoshua
03-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Where can we get them for 450?

Asked for me. According to the site $290+$290......=$450? I like that math! I am really wanting these covers also.

Hack12
03-26-2013, 05:27 PM
I was wrong, it was actually $467 from Rebel OffRoad. They have free shipping plus a few discounts available. I can't remember the one I used, but you can usually find something by searching around.21297

JKLIFE
03-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Arrived today, installed tonight. Can't say enough about the quality and craftsmanship of these bad boys. Took a little muscle and about an hour to install. Thanks Mitch!205112051220513

So clean! Black on black looks really good! Guess I know what my next purchase is!

Hack12
03-26-2013, 08:48 PM
So clean! Black on black looks really good! Guess I know what my next purchase is!

Thanks! I was torn between the black on black or gray on black. So glad I chose all black. I love them.

JKLIFE
03-26-2013, 09:39 PM
Thanks! I was torn between the black on black or gray on black. So glad I chose all black. I love them.

I was thinking the same! I have a Silver JKU. But since I saw ur pics I'll be doing the same! 👍

jmeredith
03-27-2013, 03:00 AM
Billet Silver 13 JKUR here, have the Grey/Black TA covers.... LOVE THEM!

-J

IBeHeWhoIsJoshua
03-27-2013, 03:08 AM
I was wrong, it was actually $467 from Rebel OffRoad. They have free shipping plus a few discounts available. I can't remember the one I used, but you can usually find something by searching around.21297

Still good pricing compared to direct...Thanks for the info!

Matymaty
06-01-2015, 01:25 PM
Since the trek armor is polyester isn't it hot and makes you sweat? The look amazing just worried they won't be that comfortable because of the heat.

LasVegasJK
06-01-2015, 04:09 PM
Since the trek armor is polyester isn't it hot and makes you sweat? The look amazing just worried they won't be that comfortable because of the heat.

We were at 104 yesterday. The covers didn't make me sweat, the heat did! I think it's that they don't absorb the sweat like your uncovered seats would. Unless your seats are leather, then I'm not sure.