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Were factory leather seats ever offered in the TJ?


Head Lice

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Have noticed this a few times . . . . leather seats in the TJ. Nothing is mentioned in the sales brochures. Currently looking at a very basic '06 'SE' model TJ. Beautiful leather seats that appear to be OEM. Anyone else know about the leather seats ?
 

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Could be aftermarket or are they vinyl? Have your checked the Quadratec catalogue, or katzkin for a similar look?

I know this not a 2006 SE, but a possible seat swap? Do you have pics of the seats in question?


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Good question.. I’ve seen some on here as well that have a leather seats kinda “king ranch”. And some that are tan but didn’t know there was a option from Jeep.
 
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Leather seats were never a factory option on the TJ. Lots of dealers were set up to sell new Jeeps with locally installed leather.
I've never seen a Wrangler TJ with Vinyl material up in person, could that material be mistaken for leather or is it quite obvious it's not not leather or faux leather?
 
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Have noticed this a few times . . . . leather seats in the TJ. Nothing is mentioned in the sales brochures. Currently looking at a very basic '06 'SE' model TJ. Beautiful leather seats that appear to be OEM. Anyone else know about the leather seats ?
I’ve seen them also in quite a few listings I’ve ran across also. Not sure, but I’d say they were an upgrade from somewhere. Wasn’t a factory add on tho.
 
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Have noticed this a few times . . . . leather seats in the TJ. Nothing is mentioned in the sales brochures. Currently looking at a very basic '06 'SE' model TJ. Beautiful leather seats that appear to be OEM. Anyone else know about the leather seats ?
Jeep did sale some TJ’s and LJ’s with different seating options. But please be aware if it’s OEM, it is not real leather. Its fake leather.
A real leather seat would be evident by the price.
A real leather “slip cover” is a very cheap alternative. Although a real leather slip is likely rare, as I doubt covers use genuine leather. Show me different, as this is more of an opinion/theory.


What about Apex editions? Were they factory builds or sent off to another company after being built?
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Those Apex editions had some fake leather seats from the factory. OEM Jeep all the way.
Cognac, I believe was the color name for the Apex seats. They are really neat looking IMO.
Here are some brochures I collected.
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Have noticed this a few times . . . . leather seats in the TJ. Nothing is mentioned in the sales brochures. Currently looking at a very basic '06 'SE' model TJ. Beautiful leather seats that appear to be OEM. Anyone else know about the leather seats ?
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