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CalTrend seat covers


Neal

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My solution? Grab my safety wire and pull the strap to the side, clearing the way for the seat rail to slide freely. Getting CalTrend to simply move the strap 1/2 half inch to the side would be even better. I'll be making that suggestion to them presently. Yeah, I know, that's a pretty sloppy safety wire job. The FAA would never approve.

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Neal

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Sorry for the above botched post. I tried to edit it but no joy. What I was trying to say was that I had the same issue with the straps on my seat covers when I installed them yesterday, and used the safety wire trick to fix it.

The problem (the strap on the right), too close to the seat rail, resulting in binding as the seat moves:
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The solution:
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Rrr70

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Came out pretty good. I’m gonna let the sit a few days and get stretched and then pull seats out again and retighten the straps. Won’t be driving it until new soft top and flat fender flares come in.
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Moab

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Came out pretty good. I’m gonna let the sit a few days and get stretched and then pull seats out again and retighten the straps. Won’t be driving it until new soft top and flat fender flares come in. View attachment 179658
Sportex appears be alot stretchier than Duramax. Seems to form fit a bit better. But I like the waterproof of the Duramax.

Finally got my rear seat covers on last night. They fit very well. Tightened up the fronts too. I did not experience any binding from the front straps. But maybe time will tell. I did not go to the lengths of others on here to route them. But they seem to work fine.
 
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I just received and installed these CalTrend “Sports Tex” seat covers yesterday. The quality of the fabric and the fit could not be any better as they look like upholstery not covers.

They are available in a wide variety of fabrics. I chose the “Sports Tex” after seeing the photos that @overthehill posted a while back.

CARiD.com has the complete set on sale for $150 ($75 per row).

They are made to order and shipped directly from CalTrend. I even received a call from a rep to confirm the specifics of my order before they sewed them up.

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for the original poster in here, are those the solid black seats?
 
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How does the BedRug hold up? I was going to sparky on line or something but that stuff looks pretty cool.
It’s very durable. Along with the jeep, I have it in the bed of my daily driver Silverado as well. Looks the same as it did when installed five years ago. Also had one in my previous truck for nine years.
 

Chrismsales

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It’s very durable. Along with the jeep, I have it in the bed of my daily driver Silverado as well. Looks the same as it did when installed five years ago. Also had one in my previous truck for nine years.
That’s awesome, I’ve been checking out their website since seeing your post earlier. Not too bad on the price either so may have to try it out. Thanks!
 
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Also, how have the sport tex seat covers held up? Just got my Jeep and it will probably sit outside with the top off most of the time, so need something waterproof and resistant to fading if possible.
I can’t really say. I’ve only had them on for three months and it’s always garaged so they still look like new.

I do not think the Sports Tex is meant to be waterproof though. It is a woven type fabric with a foam backing.