Can I install these myself? How hard is it to do? Will I need any special tools?
Our interior kits were designed for the do-it-yourselfer in mind so our kits are pre-sewn and ready to be installed. Installing an upholstery kit is a fairly involved process however it is definitely doable by a mechanically inclined person with a free weekend. The installation is not one that requires a lot of sweating underneath a greasy car, but can easily be done within the comfort of your house in front of the television. This process requires you to remove the seats from the vehicle and then to remove the original upholstery covers. Most people think that the covers are stitched onto the foam, but actually the covers are just attached by little metal rings, velcro, and/or plastic clips. The covers can therefore be removed without damaging them in most cases. The installation of our interior kit is the exact reverse as the removal of your factory upholstery so while you are discovering how to remove the old upholstery you are actually learning how to install the new upholstery. There are some more specific instructions on our installation section. I would describe this task as something that a fairly compitant shade tree mechanic or very determined learner should be able to complete over a weekend. Reading through these general instructions will give you a good idea of what will be involved and how hard the task will be. The instructions also list a few special tools which you MIGHT need. Most of the newer vehicles are becoming more and more simple to reupholster so your vehicle will determine which tools you will need. Please confirm this by calling or emailing to talk to a sales rep about your specific installation.