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Old 04-03-2011, 05:31 PM
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Question Ford leather seat cover: Tan v KR v HD black

Hi folks, looking for a 06-07 PSD. Many out there to choose from. Not sure what I may end up with...Lariat, KR or HD... looking for a very clean low mile truck... Can I ask for your opinions/experiences/advice? regarding these 3 seat cover materials, aesthetics aside for a moment...
a. which are more difficult to maintain/live with (tear/stain resistance, etc)
b. how do they compare as to wearing/aging

I have seen (photos) of a few KR that seem to show burnishing/dark areas. Not sure what that is from... thanks !!
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:53 PM
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I have the gray leather in my 05. 131k on it and not a single rip or tear on the edge of the drivers seat like you see with a lot of leather vehicles. I love the looks of the black leather though.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:25 PM
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The KR seats will be hard to beat when it comes to durability, they are REAL leather. The down side is they need to be maintained with cleaner and a good conditioner. They will stain (water, coffee, ect) if left go.
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The all black interior of the HD is hard to beat i looked up and down for a black HD under 30k and under 100k miles to no avail...

I have the grey in my truck and it still looks new, im at 77k miles.

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The King Ranch seats are great but as stated above you gotta take care of them and be more careful to keep them clean. The first time i had a dog in mine I thought they were toast. Scratches everywhere. But some conditioner had them looking new again.
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I guess I have to throw my vote behind the Harley black. Wears well and doesn't show dirt or stains. Then again there are lots of other reasons to buy a Harley truck. I love mine.

By the way I got mine 3 yrs ago with 50k on it for $30k. To the guy looking for a Harley truck, keep looking. They are out there.

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I have a Lariat. In my opinion the Lariat leather feels a little cheap but it wears well. My brother-in-law had the KR, he loves it, but he says it is more upkeep. Some people like the worn in look of the KR, but if you want to keep it looking new it is a lot of work.

Can't comment on the HD.
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I wanted a Lariat bad, but most of the ones I looked at in my range had ~100k on the clock and the leather was not holding up well at all. I ended up with grey cloth captains chairs in my 06 XLT and while I still wish I had leather, my cloth looks as good as new.
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I wanted a Lariat bad, but most of the ones I looked at in my range had ~100k on the clock and the leather was not holding up well at all. I ended up with grey cloth captains chairs in my 06 XLT and while I still wish I had leather, my cloth looks as good as new.
Find a junkyard Lariat or KR that still has the seats intact and make the swap.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:40 AM
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My HD seats are holding up very well. @ 96k they look like new. They're a little dry right now, but that's an easy fix.

I'm also carefull not to "slide" off the bolster when getting out. That seems to be the #1 failure with these seats.
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