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post #1 of 14 Old 08-13-2017, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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new leather seats and 20" wheels on my '17 laredo

slowly upgrading my '17 laredo. Only thing left to do is replace the 5" screen with an 8.4" Connect screen from infotainment.com

first was the new leather seats form cloth by katskinz





next was a 17" wheel replaced with 20" from a durango R/T. these wheels match the exact same style as the '17 and '18 GC Altitude and customer preferred package on the Laredo except the durango wheels are charcoal grey instead of gloss black. I went with the grey instead of black because i wanted a little color difference in my ride and when black wheels get dirty they look like they are missing the hubcap. won't have that problem with charcoal grey wheels.





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post #2 of 14 Old 08-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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I really like those wheels! Looks great


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can't believe how much of a difference wheels and tires can make. Very nice. Did the seats come out nicely? Are they pretty pricey?
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post #5 of 14 Old 08-16-2017, 07:36 AM
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Looks great! The wheels are a great addition and add a nice color as well.

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I gotta ask...why not just get those options when you bought it? I've got to imagine doing afterwards is more expensive?
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What a huge difference the wheels make! Looks like a different vehicle.

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post #8 of 14 Old 08-18-2017, 05:35 PM
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I gotta ask...why not just get those options when you bought it? I've got to imagine doing afterwards is more expensive?


Sometimes you can't get what you want without also buying other options as part of a package. I did pretty much the same thing. I plan on modifying mine so I didn't want to pay for things I'm going to tear off and toss (like 20" factory rims).

I bought a base Laredo and had the dealer install the Leather before I took possession. Wheels and tires are 32" on black 18" Wrangler Sahara rims from my other rig. (They will be my winter wheels). Lift is going on next week and then bigger tires.

Also, I just went with black but, you have a huge selection of colors when you have the leather done yourself.
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Thanks for the compliments guys! Sorry for the late reply but I was on vacation at Disneyland!

THe kit for the seats were $550 plus labor. Ask your local shop for instal rates. Wheels were $900 before selling my stockies.

I didn't buy the original model with all of these options because one, I didn't want to pay the extra for the next upgrade.. I think it was like $6k, next, I can't afford it. This method is much cheaper.
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Upgraded the screen today


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Thanks for the compliments guys! Sorry for the late reply but I was on vacation at Disneyland!

THe kit for the seats were $550 plus labor. Ask your local shop for instal rates. Wheels were $900 before selling my stockies.

I didn't buy the original model with all of these options because one, I didn't want to pay the extra for the next upgrade.. I think it was like $6k, next, I can't afford it. This method is much cheaper.
I cannot get over how good your jeep looks. Where did you find those seat covers for $550?
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I cannot get over how good your jeep looks. Where did you find those seat covers for $550?
I think that's the standard price. I paid $1500 with installation.
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Thanks for the compliments guys! Sorry for the late reply but I was on vacation at Disneyland!

THe kit for the seats were $550 plus labor. Ask your local shop for instal rates. Wheels were $900 before selling my stockies.

I didn't buy the original model with all of these options because one, I didn't want to pay the extra for the next upgrade.. I think it was like $6k, next, I can't afford it. This method is much cheaper.
I cannot get over how good your jeep looks. Where did you find those seat covers for $550?
Hey they are on eBay at that price. I got lucky and on of my previous customers owns the upholstery shop and agreed to supply the kit and install it for barter with something I was selling. My cost of the barter was $300 that had a price tag of $900

So total out of pocket expense for seats was $300

Wheels costed $900 and once I sell my stock wheels and almost new tires for $500, that will cost $400 plus $100 for install

Screen cost me $850

Total out of pocket expense on upgrades was $1650... not bad
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