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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2010, 00:48:01 »

it looks like a vb or vc commodore,a very rusty one.  :eek:

did you by any chance make out to see what the seat covers was?
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2010, 00:48:42 »
The side airbag that deploys upwards in the crash test appears to be the curtain airbag that comes out of the pillar.

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2010, 00:51:28 »

it looks like a vb or vc commodore,a very rusty one.  :eek:

did you by any chance make out to see what the seat covers was?
the covers where in a super cheap cataloge,cheap and nasty.   :rolleyes:
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2010, 01:14:11 »
The side airbag that deploys upwards in the crash test appears to be the curtain airbag that comes out of the pillar.

I meaned the other one, which deploys from below the waist height to the upper door panel height :)
(sorry if i messed it up with "upwards" & "downwards", i hope that my English will improve by a few thousands of posts  :D)
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2010, 01:53:16 »
No problem babis - you do much better with English than I can with Greek  :lol:

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2010, 04:16:06 »
two dogs, i like my sheepkin covers, they are a good fit and comply, i just got home from a 4 1/2 hour drive non stop not uncomphy. i forgot what i payed but the guy who makes them fitted them. shortage of sheep this year due to the drought, but since they had good rain a month back they are starting to stock up on sheep so next year price might improve?

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2010, 07:16:09 »
i'm  not bothering to cover mine, just scotchguard and leather stuff

and i just have to put in my two cents worth - i detest sheepskin covers  - ugly looking things  :lol:

i have seen these microfibre whatever ones on ebay if anyone intesrested
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/HYUNDAI-I30-HATCH-12-2007

with or without the airbags things, can be personally fitted if in melbourne? (i think), and inc rears from $140
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2010, 07:30:28 »
If I had the SR (part leather) seats I probably wouldn't have put Sheepskin seat covers on.. But I like them there is nothing more comfortable on a long trip even on very cold or very hot days...

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #38 on: May 25, 2010, 09:24:02 »
Hello Everyone,

I was asked recently how I have found the new seat covers from supercheap! Have found them very good! I have generally thought supercheap as a little crappy but these seat covers are good quality and have had little in the way of anything (fluff etc) come off them. Great Buy! Thanks Dazzler

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2010, 10:33:22 »
No probs M8.. Which I had got the correct ones without the gaping hole in the side (but apart from that also very happy) very comfortable and well made ... :wink:

P.S. Supercheap quality is fine .. (even most of their brand name stuff) and I'm not just saying that because my future son-in-law is the Assistant Manager at the Morley (W.A.) shop  :D
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2010, 10:46:19 »
i boought a set of ilana seat covers on the weekend... i had some "plastic" slip one illana ones for my 4x4 they have lasted 2 years so far and dont look like dying.

the i30 ones are fitted, the fit is good, air bag compliant! they even come with an armrest part for the rear seat... mine doesnt have and arm rest, but thats no prob as the "cut out" for it zips up!

to me seat covers are a worthy investment, not only do they help against stains/damage, they also gaurd against the seats fading, but meh each to their own...

heres a link to the company
http://www.ilanas.com.au/toptailormade1.html

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #41 on: May 25, 2010, 10:52:31 »
I unstitched the backs and just use the facings with elastic straps ...

btw i forgot to mention they also make sheep skin throw overs!!

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2010, 01:15:00 »
Hey Dazzler,
Your future son-in-law wouldn't know just when Supercheap will be having their next 20% sale (ie $50 off the seatcovers) would he?

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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2010, 06:07:23 »
My black sheep skin covers are great. I pulled them off my last i30 and put them on my current one. The seats still looked brand new after 18months of hard use.

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2010, 07:19:25 »
Supercheap catalogue in my letterbos today. 8)
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2010, 09:43:11 »
Hey Dazzler,
Your future son-in-law wouldn't know just when Supercheap will be having their next 20% sale (ie $50 off the seatcovers) would he?

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As surferdude just indicated a new catalogue starts today 26th May - 7th June I think

http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/

(see link to download Catalogue at the bottom of their homepage) 7MB PDF...
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2010, 11:00:47 »
What size seat covers are people in oz buying? I have returned two sets already which supposedly would fit with the airbags. Whilst i got them on they didn't really fit snugly. I thought the only way around was to go custom?

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2010, 11:13:53 »
What size seat covers are people in oz buying? I have returned two sets already which supposedly would fit with the airbags. Whilst i got them on they didn't really fit snugly. I thought the only way around was to go custom?

The Seat Cover Brand that Two Dogs and I got from supercheap last time didn't have a size Just two different styles (integrated and separate headrests) They fit fine...

The seats in my wife's Tiida are like arm chairs I doubt my new seat covers would fit her seats.. but fit mine o/k..

Supercheap are pretty helpful they might let you try some in the carpark :idea:
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #48 on: May 28, 2010, 20:50:42 »
I ended up ordering some custom mades  :rolleyes:
My workplace deals with a manufacturer and i found out i could get them at cost. 8)

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #49 on: June 01, 2010, 07:51:14 »
I have also been looking for sheepskin front seat cover,
have been supercheap and ilana, both have the "deploy safe" ones,
ilana said they had bought a special sewing machine from germany to do that.

my worry is how reliable those "deploy safe" thing is?
Will the seam open up when needed and allow the airbag to come thru naturally
and expand fast enough to do the job?
Warranty does not mean a lot, as i might not be there to claim it!

What is your thought on this "deploy safe" stitching?



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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2010, 10:21:20 »
myar .. a good point...mine actually have a gaping hole where the airbag is..

Might be worth doing some googling to see what there is on the web about problems with these.. still no guarantee I know..
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #51 on: June 01, 2010, 11:04:03 »
well the ilana ones come with some paperwork you have to send back in... cant remember what its for, but im sure they must be pretty good, you cant go just claiming something will work, especially with airbags! i mean your playing with peoples lives! i trust them

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #52 on: June 01, 2010, 11:13:42 »
As far as i know, side airbags are optional. There aren't any specifications by law in US or any other country regarding to side airbags and apparently, to after market seat covers. As a result of the car's manufacturer choices, the effectiveness is tested in crash tests.
Unfortunately, NHTSA and other US organizations (also specialized in testing additional car accessories - such as child restraints - and responsible for numerous recalls) doesn't contain any other information about seat covers, except of using them according to manufacturer's guidelines.

That said, seems to me that the only way to claim any inconvenience, passes through the court hall but as you've said "i might not be there to claim it!"

Check this also: http://wesaveyourlife.com/pages/content_en.html
It says something about approval from TÜV Rhineland.
If you speak German, you may find aditional information at http://www.adac.de
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #53 on: June 01, 2010, 21:35:26 »
Thanks babis.. nice googling  :D
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #54 on: June 02, 2010, 00:04:25 »
You're welcome Dazz :)
This site -- http://www.nhtsa.gov -- contains interesting information. A driver's consumer's paradise - i think :rolleyes:
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #55 on: June 02, 2010, 12:22:01 »
Yes very good.. you can find almost anything on the net if you look in the right places.. I love it.. :D
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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #56 on: June 03, 2010, 09:59:03 »
heres a photo of my seat covers... and yes i have a seat cover over my seat cover... wait till you see the floor mats over the factory floor mats LOL yes i am a but of a clean car freak...

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #57 on: June 04, 2010, 12:49:49 »
Hi agent31,
I thought that I was the only person anal enough to have mats-over-mats...there you go...


But having seatcovers-over-seatcovers? Well that's truly weird.... You are indeed a sick puppy!!!  :D :lol:



I fitted a pair of the Supercheap deploy Platinum sheepskins to my front seats 2 days ago. They fit snugly and are quite comfortable. Today a fellow worker that I was showing-off my new baby to commented on how luxurious the covers looked.

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #58 on: June 04, 2010, 14:02:12 »
its just a throw over on the drivers seat! just means i have to wash the drivers one much less besides its easier to wash a thow over than take those fitted ones off!

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Re: looking for car seat covers for the i30
« Reply #59 on: August 24, 2010, 03:30:30 »
I got some custom seat covers from ebay - arrived today.  Great price for front and back. All very nice and all the various appetures seem to be in the right place but....
I am NOT a contortionist and I can't get the things on. How is a person meant to reach the ties, let alone tie them?  Any ideas???  Any hints?  How has anyone done this?  I have been crawling around for the last hour and have one seat half covered.  I may cry any moment now.