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Friends - For those considering aftermarket leather seating, I wanted to share my build. I picked up my Bronco OBX last week and am thrilled with how the leather seating turned out. I took delivery from Akins Ford, the largest Ford truck dealer in Georgia and the second most truck sales by volume in the south east. Akins has an in house custom shop called Wild Willies. If you've seen the popular Town & Country vids on youtube, its a very similar setup. Akins/Willies ordered my Katzkin kit in dark black leather and had it installed for me prior to pickup. My main reason for going this route was due to my preference for the painted trim pieces on the OBX exterior, but I was very frustrated by the lack of a full black interior option on this model. I really wanted a full black on black setup. It's a tough choice to go with aftermarket leather because you lose the option for power seats (and on my model the rear folding center arm rest/cup holder, but it appears Ford has opted since February to put the rear folding arm rest/cup holder with the cloth interior option (fml)). I ultimately decided to go with the navy/black stock cloth interior due to it having the darker dash. Luckily the kit comes with not only seating covers, but also includes covers for the colored (blue in my case) center and door arm rests. This leaves only the dash and inlaid door inserts as the color contrast pieces. However, these are actually a much darker blue than in the Ford.com build page or my pictures indicate. The dash is almost black in color and the door inserts are a very dark blue and don't clash with the black leather.

The kit options were $2,200 for just a leather kit or $3,200 for included cooled/heated seats. Akins/Willies charged $200 for the install for $3,400 total. The seats feel great to the touch, it's thick high grade leather, and perforated for for the cooling/heating functions. The controls were installed on the side of the seat, three levels for each cooling and heating. The cooling is amazing, and reminds me of my dad's F-150 that had that option from the factory. And maybe Ford will include this as a factory option on the Bronco down the road, but for now this is the only option I'm aware of.

Anyway, on to some pictures... The leather is a darker black than the pictures indicate. I highly recommend if you're looking for something other than the factory Ford interior options or cooled seats.

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Is this a 4 door or 2 door?

Also, how do you program the memory seating for multiple drivers?
 
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Is this a 4 door or 2 door?

Also, how do you program the memory seating for multiple drivers?
This is a 4-door. And to clarify, this isn't memory seating. I have manual seats since I ordered the cloth interior option. The pictures of the buttons are showing seat heating (red) and seat cooling (blue). There are three levels of each. One click is level 3 and each additional click reduces the intensity: Off > Lvl 3 > 2 > 1 > Off.
 

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This is a 4-door. And to clarify, this isn't memory seating. I have manual seats since I ordered the cloth interior option. The pictures of the buttons are showing seat heating (red) and seat cooling (blue). There are three levels of each. One click is level 3 and each additional click reduces the intensity: Off > Lvl 3 > 2 > 1 > Off.
Thank you.
 

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I think this looks phenomenal, will definitely pursue when I get mine in the next couple of weeks. Specifically appreciate the cooling effectiveness comment

Wonder if OP did all four seats (heating/cooling) for that $3200 number. Hope so, I intend to do that

Along with an inexpensive Kicker Key200.4 upgrade discussed on these forums, feeling really good about the BaseQuatch choice
 
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Funny how the Katzkin prices are so varied.
Using Katzkin local installer, set up entirely by Katzkin, I was quoted $2,082., with perforated inserts.
$3,600. with heat/cool. Including 6.25% Mass. Sales Tax. (Maybe because it's a 2-door?).
 
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I think this looks phenomenal, will definitely pursue when I get mine in the next couple of weeks. Specifically appreciate the cooling effectiveness comment

Wonder if OP did all four seats (heating/cooling) for that $3200 number. Hope so, I intend to do that

Along with an inexpensive Kicker Key200.4 upgrade discussed on these forums, feeling really good about the BaseQuatch choice
Whole Bronco kit, everything you see, $2,200 + install for just leather or $3,200 + install for kit w/cooling/heating.

Heating/cooling is only on the front two seats. Good question!

cooling should be a nice bonus when riding around this summer with the top off. 😎
 

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One thing I wish my WT had was cooling seats, but not enough to spend 3k to cool my rear. They do look nice though.
 
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Funny how the Katzkin prices are so varied.
Using Katzkin local installer, set up entirely by Katzkin, I was quoted $2,082., with perforated inserts.
$3,600. with heat/cool. Including 6.25% Mass. Sales Tax. (Maybe because it's a 2-door?).
You were quoted $3,600 for 2-door?

Try calling Katzkin directly and asking for local installers. Sounds like who you talked to may just have a higher installation price than I had. Akins/Willies basically just charged me $200 for install and the seating was just a pass through with no markup from Katzkin price.
 

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Nicely done.
 

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No rear seat arm rests?
 
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No rear seat arm rests?
Builds prior to February ‘22 did not include the rear center arm rest with the factory cloth option.You only got it if you got factory leather. My understanding is that for all build weeks starting in February, Ford started including that arm rest with all interiors. I have a January build, so I just missed the cut.

However, a nice perk I forgot to mention is that the Katzkin kits put a real seat pocket on the back of the front seats. So you could store a capped drink in those pockets.
 

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I've never had cooled seats, how does that work? Is it electrical cooling or do they install a fan in the seat, or both??
 
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I've never had cooled seats, how does that work? Is it electrical cooling or do they install a fan in the seat, or both??
I assume it’s some sort of cooling pad with a small blower fan. I can feel the air blowing through the perforations in the seats. It’s heaven for your bum. 🤣

 

 
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