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Crap job means a couple wrinkles here and there. I don't know what a crap job looks like to you, but it's pretty hard to screw up leather seat install really badly. It's really simple, just very LABOR intensive. I've installed leather seats before and I was 100% satisfied with my first attempt.
Enjoy your crappy seats.
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Enjoy your crappy seats.
Because I'm not paying someone 1 grand to install it for me? Sounds like you're upset that you paid for your install while there are other's who didn't 🤷‍♂️ To each their own man, no need to be so prissy about it
 

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I've contacted @Katzkin to discuss replacement. Still extremely loose fitting. Back seats still have creases. Not much difference from initial install till now. Not having much luck with katzkin as they were supposed to call me back a week ago after sending in pictures. These creases are after 4 months
I guess i'm not understanding what you are expecting. I don't see any problem in the pic you posted. If you mean the indentation that's still there from installation, you aren't going to get much sympathy from katzkin on that. You can see in my pic that the left rear seat has indentations from my son's booster seat. This is par for the course with leather and vinyl. If I kept his seat out of the Jeep, it would take 2-3 months minimum for those indentations to go away. My Tahoe has removable third row seats that always have lines of indentation in them from being folded up...they can be in the truck in the heat for six months and the lines don't go away.

I am sometimes really surprised at how different our expectations can be especially when it comes to our cars. There are things that I could drive a car for ten years and never even notice that would drive others to try to lemon-law it.
 

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The creases in your rear bench could shrink over the summer. I don’t see how Katzkin would reimburse you for a minor installation issue.

See if your installer is willing to work with you.
 

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I guess i'm not understanding what you are expecting. I don't see any problem in the pic you posted. If you mean the indentation that's still there from installation, you aren't going to get much sympathy from katzkin on that. You can see in my pic that the left rear seat has indentations from my son's booster seat. This is par for the course with leather and vinyl. If I kept his seat out of the Jeep, it would take 2-3 months minimum for those indentations to go away. My Tahoe has removable third row seats that always have lines of indentation in them from being folded up...they can be in the truck in the heat for six months and the lines don't go away.

I am sometimes really surprised at how different our expectations can be especially when it comes to our cars. There are things that I could drive a car for ten years and never even notice that would drive others to try to lemon-law it.
The indentations are there from deep creases out of the box, not from something sitting on them. My installer said he's never seen them like that before.

I expect when I pay for something to look like factory leather seats as katzin claims along with what they cost. I want them to be like factory leather, call me crazy :)

Luckily, @Katzkin agreed what I was experiencing wasn't normal and are replacing them.
 

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The creases in your rear bench could shrink over the summer. I don’t see how Katzkin would reimburse you for a minor installation issue.

See if your installer is willing to work with you.
The installers wanted me to wait until it got hot enough outside, which I was perfectly fine with. They stated they normally pull tight enough to look glass. As I mentioned above they are being replaced so everything is all good. The katzin rep thought they possibly sat in the box too long.
 

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The indentations are there from deep creases out of the box, not from something sitting on them. My installer said he's never seen them like that before.

I expect when I pay for something to look like factory leather seats as katzin claims along with what they cost. I want them to be like factory leather, call me crazy :)

Luckily, @Katzkin agreed what I was experiencing wasn't normal and are replacing them.
I had the creases too, but with a couple days of heat, they disappeared. My leather was so-so right after install but again, after the heat, as good as factory. Now I did do a quick push-pull session on the questionable areas and that probably helped a little, but still. Differences in expectations, like I said. I'm impressed that Katzkin is doing anything, I wouldn't have.
 

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I had the creases too, but with a couple days of heat, they disappeared. My leather was so-so right after install but again, after the heat, as good as factory. Now I did do a quick push-pull session on the questionable areas and that probably helped a little, but still. Differences in expectations, like I said. I'm impressed that Katzkin is doing anything, I wouldn't have.
Mine didn't change for 4 months. Last month have been substantial heat with last couple weeks 80+. Guess I'm fortunate you aren't head of the warrenty department :whew:.
 

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I just finished my seats, done them myself. Years ago I use to be an authorized installer and did upholstery, including sewing. I feel their overall fitment has greatly improved since I last done them regularly. But feel they still don’t do enough quality control as I seen some flaws that shouldn’t make it out, but I can live with it… It’s overall very good quality for production work and most wouldn’t notice the issues unless I was to point them out.

My Jeep is a 2021 Rubicon 2 door and it’s by far the easiest install I’ve ever done. These seats are pretty simple and straightforward.

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