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Going through the configurator I see that leather seats are going for about $1500 and as attainable as it is, there will be many reasons for and against leather seats. Being on the fence about getting these i'm curious as to what everyone is doing here. For a generation of the Wrangler that has gotten fancier than any thing that has come before it this seems to be the most fitting for leather.

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:laugh: Yeah, I'm getting LEATHER also-

The option lists leather covered gear shift/Xfer case and DASH--now that one I'm not sure about, but I'll take that too

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:laugh: Yeah, I'm getting LEATHER also-

The option lists leather covered gear shift/Xfer case and DASH--now that one I'm not sure about, but I'll take that too

:nerd: JIMBO
Seen pictures of the interior and given how things are laid out i don't have any concerns for how leather will be applied to the dash. Seen one with a similar color to the leather seats on lower parts of the dash but I took that as just paint. If leather then its a bonus for us as that will help to better maintain temperature around the leg and foot well area.
 

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I just can't be bothered to deal with leather seats. Once had a family car like that when I was younger and as the youngest, the job of cleaning and conditioning those seats went to me... Synthetic is perfect for my needs, thought I do admit leather seats do have a certain feel to them I do like.
 

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There's really no rush and initial demand is expected to outstrip supply. Finding one with all the fixings, including leather seats, may be pretty hard right now if the poll is any indication. Seems like most people would prefer to go with leather than synthetic materials.
 

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As one who likes to drive their Jeep with the roof dropped and the doors gone, I usually tend to stay away from leather seats and upholstery. The sun not only makes them extremely warm, but they can be prone to fading and cracking. If you're one who stays on top of cleaning/conditioning the interior then perhaps that wont be an issue.
 

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As one who likes to drive their Jeep with the roof dropped and the doors gone, I usually tend to stay away from leather seats and upholstery. The sun not only makes them extremely warm, but they can be prone to fading and cracking. If you're one who stays on top of cleaning/conditioning the interior then perhaps that wont be an issue.
If anything having the doors off and the seats baking in the sun you're better off than an enclosed cabin where the cabin acts as an oven.
Regardless who owns a vehicle with leather seats, conditioning them is the cheapest form of "seat insurance" you can have.
 

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I've typically just gone with seat covers, as the Jeep's interior is likely to be under constant assault from the elements. It's also good to keep in mind that the last Jeep I owned didn't have air conditioning, so options to keep cool were fairly limited.
 

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Good choice but we can wash down our interior due to the fact that it was designed to be that way. The new JL is a good example of that, even around the infotainment system its sealed with rubber so water won't get in.
 

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Has anyone here actually washed down their interior of their Jeep before? Mines gotten soaked in bad weather, but I've never really tested out just how waterproof it is.
 
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