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Old 05-26-2013, 09:56 AM   #1
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Roush leather takeoff installed!

So after some serious elbow grease and some sore fingers here it is. I couldn't be happier. They are comfortable and look just like they come from the factory minus the few small wrinkles I still need to work out. I used a clothes steamer to get most of them out before re installing the seats.

Start to finish took about 8 hrs working by myself. For $350 plus the $20 hogring pliers and clips from amazon I think it is one of the best mods I've done. I wanted the leather but there was a 4-8 week wait when I bought the car. I definitely recommend this for anyone thinking about it. It is tough but well worth the work.

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Great job & you're gonna love the leather feel.
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Great job & you're gonna love the leather feel.
Yeah I had a Limited Ford Five Hundred with leather seats a few years back and I missed the feel. Thanks.
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Nice! I might have to do this. They only have leather in black?
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Leather seats are so comfortable. I can't get a car without them.
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I don't know if its the seats themselves or the coverings. My 12 cloth seats feel 10x better than my 05 leather seats did.
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I don't know if its the seats themselves or the coverings. My 12 cloth seats feel 10x better than my 05 leather seats did.
I like the cloth seats but they are not wearing too well for me.
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I got them from the Roush Overstock ebay site.

2012 Ford Mustang Coupe GT V6 Premium Leather Interior Black Take Off | eBay

I think they only come in black with the grey stitch.

It was a fun mod. I like doing stuff like this.

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You have to be careful when ordering though. Make sure you get the right set because the headrests are different on the 2012 and up I think. The site explains it.
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Awww man they don't have any for the 2011. Haha oh well.
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Awww man they don't have any for the 2011. Haha oh well.
If u really want to do it it may be worth a call to roush at the number listed on the site. I sware I saw the 2011 and under set on there about 3 weeks ago before I decided to buy. They might still have some sets. Even if u get the newer set u just have to buy some headrest foam from ford or improvise some.
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If u really want to do it it may be worth a call to roush at the number listed on the site. I sware I saw the 2011 and under set on there about 3 weeks ago before I decided to buy. They might still have some sets. Even if u get the newer set u just have to buy some headrest foam from ford or improvise some.
Yeah I might do that. I've got some other things I've got to do first and I am still debating doing some after market racing seats. Thanks though! Keep that in mind
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Is it very hard to install these? Did it take 8 hours just because it is tedious or is it fairly complicated?
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Is it very hard to install these? Did it take 8 hours just because it is tedious or is it fairly complicated?
It is not that complicated. Just tedious. It could probably be done faster but I took my time pulling and seating the leather. There are hog ring and hook and loop (velcro) fasteners underneath the leather covers. I took my time so there wouldn't be a lot of wrinkles like in some of the pictures I've seen online. Then there is the unexpected. I broke two of the weird plastic fasteners that hold the plastic side trim on. I drilled some small holes in some plastic underneath the covers and used some wire to make them snug again once I re installed them. If you have basic mechanic skills it shouldn't be too hard but for someone with none I would imagine it would be pretty difficult. I watched the motorz video on how to install Katzkin leather seat covers. It helped but there were a lot of steps not covered. But if you take your time and remember how you took everything apart and improvise a little if something goes wrong you can do a good job.
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Looks great,good job.I plan on getting some soon but I don't have the patience to install them myself.gona have to pay someone else to do them.
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Start to finish took about 8 hrs working by myself. For $350 plus the $20 hogring pliers and clips from amazon I think it is one of the best mods I've done. I wanted the leather but there was a 4-8 week wait when I bought the car. I definitely recommend this for anyone thinking about it. It is tough but well worth the work.
I am wanting to do this but not ready yet. Should I order a set before they run out of them?
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Nice job! Some people don't like leather, but I sure do. It does get hot, but it gives the premium feel and look that the car definitely deserves. And people complain about the stock seats, but I have no complaints! Good work, enjoy them!
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My last few cars have had leather and now it's a must have in my car, today's cloth seats I thnk look pretty cheap.
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Did the same mod... Any cuts on your hands?
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Looks great,good job.I plan on getting some soon but I don't have the patience to install them myself.gona have to pay someone else to do them.
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I am wanting to do this but not ready yet. Should I order a set before they run out of them?
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Nice job! Some people don't like leather, but I sure do. It does get hot, but it gives the premium feel and look that the car definitely deserves. And people complain about the stock seats, but I have no complaints! Good work, enjoy them!
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Did the same mod... Any cuts on your hands?
A few minor. How are they holding up?
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A few minor. How are they holding up?
Pretty good I had the same problem with the side trim and just left it till I had time and an idea to fix it... Mind send a pic of the hole you drilled and wire used? Thanks
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Pretty good I had the same problem with the side trim and just left it till I had time and an idea to fix it... Mind send a pic of the hole you drilled and wire used? Thanks
I would if I could. I would have to uninstall the seats. Just find a couple of the plastic pieces that are part of the trim on the underside and drill a small hole. I used gardening wire a little thicker than dental floss. Looped it though the hole and the metal bar where the leather clips on a few times then twisted tight. It is very snug as if nothing ever broke. HTH.
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That's a really clean install! Looks like it came from the factory like that! Great upgrade for the car! Good job!
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Great job!

I love the cloth interior in mine (I've had leather in numerous cars), but if it starts wearing out early like I've heard others say, I might go this route.
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That's a really clean install! Looks like it came from the factory like that! Great upgrade for the car! Good job!
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Great job!

I love the cloth interior in mine (I've had leather in numerous cars), but if it starts wearing out early like I've heard others say, I might go this route.
Yeah my 5.0 is a 2013 and the cloth was nice but the driver seat started wearing out already in the area where my *** is all the time. It looked caved in. Its been a week now and the leather has settled and the few wrinkles are now gone. It looks looks and feels great.
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So after some serious elbow grease and some sore fingers here it is. I couldn't be happier. They are comfortable and look just like they come from the factory minus the few small wrinkles I still need to work out. I used a clothes steamer to get most of them out before re installing the seats.

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Your seats look fantastic! I'll be installing my tan/blue skins tomorrow. Got the back seats in last weekend, and I'm very satisfied with fit and look.
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Cool be sure to post pics.
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