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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 AM
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The seats in the SPORT are a cloth/vinyl split. You only get leather when you go FULL leather seating.
This guy knows The standard sport seats are the vinyl/cloth combo (its not leather) The full leather is like a 1800 upgrade or somethin. That's honestly the only option I wanted for my sport. Oh well, I have started the really like the vinyl/cloth combo. They look awesome, but you dont have the down sides to leather when its hot or when its cold
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My truck says it came with leather seats, heated and cooled, by I would swear that the seats are almost totally vinyl, if there leather? its not like any other vehicle I've owned with leather.....Want to see leather, look at the new RAM special addition, I think they call it the Long Horn, now that truck has got some of the nicest leather I've every felt or smelled, not at all like mine.....
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This guy knows The standard sport seats are the vinyl/cloth combo (its not leather) The full leather is like a 1800 upgrade or somethin. That's honestly the only option I wanted for my sport. Oh well, I have started the really like the vinyl/cloth combo. They look awesome, but you dont have the down sides to leather when its hot or when its cold
From what I read from his post, it appears he is assuming they are leather/cloth seats. That's why I replied to him. (At first, I thought you were giving me a smiley face with the middle finger! That is until I realized different.)

When I first went looking for trucks, different salespeople said different things regarding the seating in the sport. Some said the seats are a vinyl/cloth combination while others said the seats are leather with cloth. They need to be correct on this...they are the salespeople after all!

When I ordered my truck, I would have preferred an all cloth seat over the vinyl/cloth. The combination looks killer though. Vinyl should last a very long time, and there should be less "wear" marks than what you would find if you have leather seating. At least that is what I think based on the leather seats in my wife's '07 mustang. The driver's seat has long crease marks yet, with only 20,000km, it doesn't get driven much.

I can't wait for my truck to arrive. It's currently sitting in JB status. And has been in that status for over 2 - 2 1/2 weeks! Enough already.
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I ordered the premium cloth which comes standard on the sport. I'm assuming this is the cloth/vinyl. This is mostly because I'm going to get custom Katskin leather put in eventually. I couldnt see the 1500 dollar upgrade for the factory leather. I figure for that price I should be pretty close to the Katskin.

I was thinking of doing this sooner rather than later, but now I'm more leaning towards riding out the cloth for a bit. Any recommendations as to what I should do?
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Now I may be wrong, but this really is my best understanding of how this works: Both the "factory leather" and the aftermarket Katzkin leather for the RAMs are "Leather Trimmed", meaning they have Real Leather inserts (the part you actually sit on) and the outer part is Vinyl. The vinyl is not like the old vinyl seats of the 70's and 80's. This stuff looks more like real leather, but it is not real leather. You can order the Katzkin seats with perforated (holes) inserts to help with keeping the seats cool (or cooler than not).

I went the route of ordering with the stock Cloth/Vinyl seats knowing that I was going to put in Katzkin leather instead. The one downside of this approach is that you lose out on the "heated seats" that you get with the factory Leather Trimmed seats. I haven't looked into adding the heated seats, but I would guess that the wiring harness might already be in the seats. Who knows?
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From the research Ive done it looks like for a couple hundered bucks more you can get the heated seats too. I'm not sure for certain or if the dealer would do this. I've read in another thread that it can be added to your VIN and covered under warrenty. This os definitely the route I would like to take. Again I'm going to have to do more research.
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For the 2011 Sport the standard seat option is the Alias Cloth (which is the mesh and covers the area underneath your bum and your back. The edges and the top of the seats along with the head rests are made of Caprice Vinyl.

If you go for the optional leather seats you need to keep in mind that only the centers (your bum and back) are made of Bristol Axis leather. The same areas that are Vinyl in the standard seats are still vinyl in the leather seats, but they are made of Bristol Vinyl.

So really you are paying for a small amount of leather and possible an upgrade in the vinyl. It's a common misconception that the entire seat is leather. The vinyl on the sides of the seats is there because it prevents less stretching therefor less wear and tear as you slide you butt on and off the seat.

I have the mesh cloth and it is very comfortable and I have not heard any complaints about them wearing out or stretching. The only reason I see to get the Bristol leather would be if you want the cooled/heated seats but I rather spend the extra 1800 on a lift or something shinny for my truck.
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When I was going to order my sport I was told that I was unable to get full leather seats in my truck and that you had to have full leather in them to get heated and cooled seats. The dealer told me that the 2009 sport was basically a laramie with painted bumpers. Had leather seats (at least and option) and same with heated and cooled seats. Also the 09 sports have the same grille has the 2011 laramie (chrome trim grille and the chrome honeycomb style inserts.
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Hmmm. Lets see if I have this right. In the attached picture, the material on both seats, marked by a blue "A", is the same?

B and C are what differentiates between a leather and cloth seat? Is that correct?
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Hmmm. Lets see if I have this right. In the attached picture, the material on both seats, marked by a blue "A", is the same?

B and C are what differentiates between a leather and cloth seat? Is that correct?
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