Katzkin leather for JL Wrangler

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I just had mine done last week. We had some issues with them putting rubicon on the headrest. Apparently it’s a copyright issue and they have to mail it to mopar and they do the stitching. It looks different from factory but I’m done complaining to the dealership. I’m not super happy with the install, it just doesn’t seem tight enough compared to factory. The upper panels on the outside seem loose. I did get it for free but I’d rather have factory leather.
Any pics of the complete set and the issue areas?





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Did my interior with Katzkin through Mopar. Red leather, red stiching, and red stitched Rubicon logo.
It's super soft and nice! Only thing I don't like is the strange fold near where the adjuster handles are. You can see it in my first picture.







 

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Did my interior with Katzkin through Mopar. Red leather, red stiching, and red stitched Rubicon logo.
It's super soft and nice! Only thing I don't like is the strange fold near where the adjuster handles are. You can see it in my first picture.
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Any pics of the complete set and the issue areas?
Bottoms are fine, you can see the wrinkles. In my opinion this looks like it is aftermarket. Maybe knit picking but when you spend almost 50k and they say it’s factory leather you want it like factory

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Bottoms are fine, you can see the wrinkles. In my opinion this looks like it is aftermarket. Maybe knit picking but when you spend almost 50k and they say it’s factory leather you want it like factory

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I totally agree I’ve noticed that in the past with aftermarket leather. It never seems tight like OEM leather. Softer but not tight.
I’ve read that in time it will flatten out. Time will tell.
When you spend 50k on a Jeep, that in my family will stay forever, you want things as crisp and as top notch as possible for as long as possible.
 

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That red is alot... I mean a whole lot! But be damned if I don't really like it!

Looks like the fit is great too
 

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That red is “Bloody Sexy” in my British voice.
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That red is alot... I mean a whole lot! But be damned if I don't really like it!

Looks like the fit is great too
Thanks guys! I think it blends pretty well with the small red accents around the car AND it doesn't seem to get as hot in the sun.

WOW!! Looks great for one solid color. Very professional job. What did they charge you?
Thanks! I paid $1,200 through my Jeep dealer.
 

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Thanks, figured out I was having issues with this earlier. This should work.
The amount of red is a bit much for me but I’m extremely impressed by the fit and finish. It’s a lot better than most other aftermarket leather that I’ve seen. :like:
 

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Does anyone know what type/quality of leather Jeep puts in the wrangler from factory? Perhaps its not even leather and maybe a type of vinyl?

I think it looks great and is holding up well so far(no stretching). I've looked online and on this forum. I still can't find any information.

Hopefully someone knows...

Thanks
 

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Does anyone know what type/quality of leather Jeep puts in the wrangler from factory? Perhaps its not even leather and maybe a type of vinyl?

I think it looks great and is holding up well so far(no stretching). I've looked online and on this forum. I still can't find any information.

Hopefully someone knows...

Thanks
I don’t know for sure, but I would guess that factory leather is bonded leather. I have a Mazda Miata with leather and it is poor quality bonded leather. Bonded leather is to leather as particle board is to lumber. I believe Katzkin leather is full grain leather.
 

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