...Does this imply that there are negative effects to the stock seat from the neoprene covers?
I heard things like the rubber backing from the neoprene rubbing the fabric/leather raw so new seats looked worn out when the covers were taken off. Then the other affects like legs sticking to the neoprene and swamp-*** etc that are avoided with the other material. I guess rather than saying "negative affects" I should say "Cons", either way its the same thing.
'12 JK COD:MW3 Edition
'10 WK, Black(sold)
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I have the $160 front and rears from best top. They are alright. Definitely protect the seats well. They do soak up water, but dry MUCH faster than regular seats. I am happy with my purchase and I always ride sans top so they have been wet plenty. In fact, it's been POURING the last 4 hours and just stopped. We'll see if they are still dry when I leave in an hour.
2009 Wrangler Sport JKU: 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ/17" Pro Comp Xtreme Wheels/ 3" BDS Lift/4:88 gears/ARB Lockers/ARB Air Compressor/Rugged Ridge Front Bumper/ Rugged Ridge 8500lb Winch/Cold Air Intake/Borla Dual Exhaust/Tuffy Underseat Security and Trunk Enclosure/etc. etc. etc.
Nah, the effort to remove them to steal them is sooooo not worth it.
Fyi, though, black get seriously hot in the sun. Never realized until I sat in my buddy's jeep- his gray covers were a much better choice!
I have the wet okole's, and after one year, they're wearing through and falling apart. JUNK! They sent me the wrong type to begin with, but I kept them anyway (they have holes for levers that I optioned I DON'T have).
They do get wet, but dry out quicker than cloth...only, I have vinyl seats, and the only reason I bought the covers is that they'd begun to split.
Stay away from Okole's is my advice. I paid $250 for them because I read good things, but those people must have Barbie Jeeps. My doors stay off 1/2 the year, and sun and rain get in.
I'll never give them my money again.
I'm just here for the gasoline. --Max
I've used wet okole's for a long time. this is my 3rd jeep with them. The only problem with neoprene is it fades. I get a couple years out of them no more. When you pull the cover off, the seat is perfect. No water ever gets through. Get the inflatable lumbar supports with them, you won't regret it. I also have gun pouches on both front seats. You can only order those from wet okole direct. they have great color choices.
I have my jeep interiors line-xed. They sit open to the elements. Neoprene is the way to go. The thicker the mil, the better the cover. Don't be fooled by lesser covers.
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