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Old 11-04-2010, 06:01 AM   #1
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Change leather seats

Hi everyone, I have a quick question to ask... I am thinking of changing the leather of the seats of my black 2001 986. It's time to do a bit of upgrade, found a very food dealer (I'm located in Greece) and settled at around 170$ per seat. I am trying to decide if I should try a combination of colors, something like black and silver, instead of all black. The remaining interior is all black... Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:52 AM   #2
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My standard answer

to a question like this is that it is your car, your money and your taste/preference. No reason mine should influence you. But since you asked, I'd swap seats for comfort, support, safety or heated seats. Otherwise they are strictly utilitarian things to me.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:20 AM   #3
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Forgot to mention that the change is required because of 'cuts' on the leather of the driver's seat. So the question is do I go the secure way and just replace the leather to all black or maybe try silver on the center of the seat and black all around? I am only afraid it might stand out too much since all my interior accessories are black... Any picks anyone? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:57 AM   #4
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I wrestled with that exact same dilemma. I have a grey interior and couldn't decide whether to replace the seats with grey, black, or a combination of the two. I ended up going with the solid black sport seats, and I'm glad I made that call, both for the color and the move up from the standard seats.

I've since seen a few Boxsters with two-tone seats and, I can't put my finger on it, but there is some thing that's just not "right" about the way they look. Perhaps if there was an accent color piping, for instance black frames, grey centres, and red piping, it might look better. I dunno... you can never go wrong with all black either.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #5
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Porsche has an option called "alternate stitching" or a term similar to that. I've seen it in a speed yellow car with black seats and yellow stitching and a guards red car with black seats and red stitching.

To me, it gave a nice highlight in an otherwise all-black seat. To me, a two-tone seat would call too much attention to itself.
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:03 PM   #6
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Wow, that's a really good price you're being quoted over there. Here in the USA, having one seat redone is upwards of $600.

If I were you, I'd go with the same color leather as your dash and doors but use deviated stitching in the exterior color of your car or red or yellow if the exterior is black like the interior.

But that's just me.
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Old 11-05-2010, 03:59 AM   #7
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Yeah, i guess you're right... Probably black is the best way to go. Will send photo....
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