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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:03   #1
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Anyone know any good seat covers for these seats besides the crap a$$ autozone ones?? Does VW make some?? -Jordan
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:11   #2
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:13   #3
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Just make sure it will work with the airbags.
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Old November 15th, 2005, 11:41   #4
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Old November 17th, 2005, 17:18   #5
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Alternatively, you can go with fleece seatcovers in a matching or contrasting color, with cutouts for the side airbags. I have the rear seats out of my Golf, so I only wanted/needed covers for the fronts.
Fleece is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and soft on the tush all year round. It protects the original seat fabric. All in all, it is very durable and functional. However, whether it sufficiently stylish is up to the individual.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:52   #6
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I had a set of the wet okole seat covers in my former car. I loved them. They dropped the internal temperature (had vinyl seats) and were easy to clean (not that I ever did). If I needed covers, I'd go with these again. I know they are on the high side, but I think they are worth it. If for nothing else, the custom fit.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 22:22   #7
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Just out of curiosity besides air bags how do seat heaters factor into seat covers? Can you have seat covers if your car is equiped with seat heaters? Will they burn or get damaged with moderate heat?
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Old December 5th, 2005, 09:51   #8
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I'm probably a moron

what's this with the covers negating the airbags? Rear, front, sides?

I have seat covers on both front seats and rear bench, where on the seats are the bags, so I can check how bad I'm blocking?

Also, I second the question about seat covers and heated seats, i considered this when I covered them, but thought "eh there probably built to take abuse" then I read another thread about recalls on heated seats...

oh yeah -- I've got a 2003 Golf TDI
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Old December 7th, 2005, 07:44   #9
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JayT:
As I understand it, the seat airbags are only in the front. If you have a seatcover without openings, and the airbag deploys, it will turn your seat cover into an ejection seat.

I went with the Wet Okoles. Pricey, but custom fitting, great looking, and I have no fear of hopping in my car dripping wet, after flipping my kayak or surfing.
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Old December 7th, 2005, 18:46   #10
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My sheepskin covers have a cutout so they don't block the outer edge of the seat, leaving the airbags exposed in case they're needed..
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Old December 9th, 2005, 12:17   #11
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If you like sheepskins, Sams Club has some with cutout sides in grey or tan for $40 per seat. HIGHLANDS SHEEPSKIN SEAT COVER GREY/TAN
Item: 974147 Price: $40.84
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Old December 10th, 2005, 08:16   #12
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While not quite as stylish as the wetokole, Costco sells Coverking seat covers that are also made of neoprene (leatherette too if you prefer) for about $60 less ($165 vs $225). They've got the flap for the airbag.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...0*21248*21268*
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