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Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-23-2010, 8:24 PM Reply   
So I am buying a 2008 Chevy Silverado LT and I was wondering if attempting to find a junkyard Silverado with leather seats to swap out, front and back, is something worth looking into. I am interested in possibly taking out the center bench seat up front with a center console also. Obviously it won't have an power but I'm curious to hear some thoughts on this. Is is possible?
Old     (iridelow1998)      Join Date: Jun 2006       03-23-2010, 10:14 PM Reply   
I've got an 09 Silverado but I'm not sure I understand your question. The newer body style seats will fit but is it worth it is really up to you. I guess you'd have to look at cost of getting leather versus the time and effort it will take you to find and swap them out. I'm not sure what your center console question is so I can't answer that.
Old     (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       03-23-2010, 11:08 PM Reply   
I have never had good luck finding good condition parts at a junk yard or a salvage place. I tried for 6 months just to find an OEM denali mirror in any color and never did.
Old     (chris4x4gill2)      Join Date: Sep 2009       03-24-2010, 6:39 AM Reply   
you can do it, if you can find a good doner set of seats. Most trucks will be pre-wired for the power seats as well. The wire harness will be under your carpet.
Old     (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-24-2010, 9:56 AM Reply   
I'd go with aftermarket leather, like www.autoleathers.com. It's usually a lot nicer quality leather than factory. Check local upholstery shops for installation cost. Swapping the console is probably more trouble than it's worth.
Old     (Michael)      Join Date: Mar 2010       03-24-2010, 10:44 AM Reply   
my friend owns an auto wrecker and he has told my its extremely hard to get your hands on any parts because they are crushing the cars down because china need the metal.
Old     (sammm724centurion)      Join Date: Aug 2006       03-24-2010, 11:16 AM Reply   
I agree with Trace, my buddy bought a Tahoe and had the regular seats replaced with Leather at a shop for a very reasonable price, I wanna say about $200-300 for the front bucket seats and back seats as well.
Old     (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       03-24-2010, 8:42 PM Reply   
what color leather are you looking for? tan or gray? i bet i could find them for u no problem
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-24-2010, 9:27 PM Reply   
It's a white Silverado so any color would be good. It's an extended cab is the only stipulation. I appreciate the thoughts but would still like to hear thoughts from someone that has seen this done. As for the center console... The truck I'm getting has the center seat up front and so long as I'm good without having power to the center console, how much trouble would it be to take out the seat and replace it with a center console?

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