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Old October 21st, 2004, 08:25 PM
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Question Exmoor Orders

Have reviewed several posts re Exmoor - I found site in UK.

Can you order via UK site/sales or is there US alternate?

Has anyone convereted to the G4 Trim in a 90 wagon yet?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 08:46 PM
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I've got G4 trim on the way for my front seats. I havent found anyone in the states that carries an actual selection of their merchandise. I just went and ordered straight from Exmoor. The other issue is that everyone (i.e. Atlantic British) that has the stuff has a markup high enough that there isnt any penalty for ordering from the UK.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 08:16 AM
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I just ordered a set of their XS leather retrim covers (I already have the foam), yesterday. Just call them up and ask for Caroline. She's the main sales rep and great to deal with. She'll quote multiple shipping methods.

In addition, if you order new foam from them. We found that they send you a spray can of adhesive. This can raises the cost of shipping (as it's under pressure/hazardous). If you do order new foam, ask them not to include the adhesive. The cost should be much less.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:29 AM
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@ whoever ordered - What did they quote you for shipping?
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:50 AM
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I believe slow boat to my door was 56 pounds. 73 for 5-6 days to my door.

Again, this was without foam. Just the retrim coverings and heating units/wiring.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 10:03 AM
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My seats are in great shape but the wife likes heated seats. I of course want to drive the 90 when we go so I was going to add the heated kits to existing fronts.

When I went to Exmoor I saw the G4 Trim and was impressed. And if the prices are actually for the entire seats, the price really is not bad. I will be calling re replacment of all for the wagon.

I have not found ref . . is it all leather? Anyone install this yet. If not when someone gets it in please let me know your impression re quality and send photos.

Thanks!


Note: I have seen the lumbar kits in a mazda performance shop in Atlanta. Have them in the Miata at only 15 bucks ea.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 10:24 AM
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The XS leather are basically leather sides, bolsters and backs (headrests too), and the middle is some other material. Making it a little more breathable. I believe the center section of the XS is cloth, similar to that of the G4 seats. They say it is "rip stop"...
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 11:31 AM
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I specifically enquired and the the G4 trim is leatherette - i.e. "nice vinyl."

They charged me 88 pounds for shipping, but that is the speedier method. Its not here yet, but if its really 5-6 days as they claim, I wont complain about the price.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 12:08 PM
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I would really like to see the G4 seats. look great online and if they do look that good I will change to include rear jumps and heated all. Will be inquiring re control kit(s) as I want to keep original Auto-console.

In the interim, will definitely be adding the heated kits to the OEMs (I assume I can add to Vinyl Twill seats?) or else I'll be riding in the wifes auto every weekend this winter
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 12:38 PM
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Are you guys being quoted prices better than listed retail? Maybe it is just the CB coming out in me, but those retail prices seem really high, plus the cost of shipping.

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I fund Exmoor very helpful when orderng new seat foams. Wish they had had the electric option then - my seats sometimes freeze solid here and takes a while for me bum to warm them up!
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I would really like to see the G4 seats. look great online and if they do look that good I will change to include rear jumps and heated all. Will be inquiring re control kit(s) as I want to keep original Auto-console.

In the interim, will definitely be adding the heated kits to the OEMs (I assume I can add to Vinyl Twill seats?) or else I'll be riding in the wifes auto every weekend this winter

I am just curious as to why? Never had a problem in the winter here in Chicago, without a drop curtain. It's never really been that uncomfortable...

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Old October 22nd, 2004, 03:16 PM
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I paid the retail price listed on the website and it doesnt seem particularly bad to me. The real sucko is the exchange rate right now, but I dont think 200ish dollars is bad for a reupholstery kit in a material I like. I'm just glad their so simple to work with unlike my other cars.

Oh, and my 88 pound shipping bill was for seat covers (G4) foams, and heaters.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 04:28 PM
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88 pounds for air freight delivery isn't too bad. You'll be very surprised at how large the box is. The foams for two seats take up a lot of room.
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Old October 22nd, 2004, 09:43 PM
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Jim, if you don't mind me asking, what did you end up paying for the G4 retrim kit? I wasn't able to find any info about the G4 retrim kit, just the whole seats for sale.

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Old October 22nd, 2004, 10:25 PM
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No problem Chris - I paid 309 pounds for the retrim kits, new foams, and the seat headers. Shipping was extra. The trim kits weren't listed separately when I emailed and enquired, but Exmoor told me they were available separately and quoted me a price.
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Hi, As to the point as to what the G4 fabric is..and I base this on inspecting a Defender G4 at the showroom in France. Looks for all intensive purposes to be leather..but it is not..it is a heavy duty matt black textured 'vinyl' for lack of a better word. The origionals look and feel great - lets hope the Exmoor is close. I will go this route as I hate the standard grey fabric. tim
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Old October 25th, 2004, 12:26 PM
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So I get home for lunch today, and the box from Exmoor is sitting on my doorstep. Thats only 6 days since I faxed them my order, and only 4 working days! They sent the (large) box via expedited UPS so I feel I got my money's worth for the 88 UKP shipping charge. Honestly, compared to the hassle of waiting weeks and wondering about the status of a shipment coming from overseas, I'd opt for the same next time.

Attached are a couple pix shipment. One of the large pile, and another a closeup of the fabric. It is a very nice vinyl with the obvious dimple pattern and a texture on the other parts. Its not a leather grain, but rather a regular pattern, kind of like a convertible top.

I'll give another report after I install the stuff.
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Old October 25th, 2004, 08:15 PM
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Thanks Jim, Please do. Let me know your overall feeling of the material. Hey and upload some images of the finished product!

Re Seat heaters. . . Eric, there is not really a point. It costs about a hundred bucks to add it and she likes to be warm . . . even in a Wagon
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Old October 25th, 2004, 09:30 PM
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These guys http://www.pacificcustomlandrovers.com/ do all their Rovers up with Exmoor interiors. He says he brings in a lot of seat kits for people and has a few shipments per year.
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