Season 5: Episode 8
Katzkin Leather Installation

Katzkin Leather Installation

Chris Duke shows you how to install a custom Katzkin leather interior in a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV.

Episode Links

Craftsman at Sears
Katzkin Leather
AMP Research
Covercraft

Partz Mentions

Craftsman at Sears
Canine Covers
Bassani Performance
SilverHorse Racing
It’s The Pits Dog Rescue

Episode Notes

In this episode, Chris shows you how to order and install a custom Katzkin leather interior on a 2004 Honda Pilot SUV. Chris is no stranger to upholstery installs–in fact you can check out our previous episodes on how to install Katzkin leather on a F-150 and a Mustang! So grab your hog rings and a big bucket of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy while Chris does all the work! You’ll learn how to remove the factory upholstery and install a new custom Motorz-branded leather interior, step-by-step!

This episode features Olivia Korte as our Motorz Girl and also has our regular segments, Partz, and Letterz. In “Partz”, Chris talks about a complete Craftsman brake tool kit, ceramic headers and a cat-back exhaust kit from Bassani, retro-style window louvers from SilverHorse Racing, and we introduce you to the newest member of our crew, a pit bull named “Chance” who was adopted by the Olhausens through the “It’s The Pits” dog rescue organization. The incredibly handsome Chance appears in this episode, demonstrating the use of the Canine Cover from Covercraft!

As always, be sure to stick around to watch our out-takes at the very end!

Music

This episode features an original Motorz theme song by Jeremy Pritchard.

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Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THESE PROGRAMS AND WEBSITE ARE FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND ARE NOT DIRECTED TO ANY PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL OR FOR ANY PARTICULAR MAKE OR MODEL OF VEHICLE. MODIFYING YOUR VEHICLE CAN BE DANGEROUS. APPROPRIATE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND PROCEDURES SHOULD BE USED. USE CAUTION WHEN OPERATING A MODIFIED VEHICLE AND REMEMBER YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROGRAMS, DEMONSTRATIONS AND/OR PROCEDURES MAY NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY OR RELEVANT INFORMATION. APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE ANY PROJECT IS COMMENCED. ADDITIONALLY, BEFORE COMMENCING YOUR PROJECT, YOU SHOULD CHECK A VEHICLE'S OWNER'S MANUAL, SHOP MANUAL, WARRANTY BOOKLET AND/OR WITH A MANUFACTURER'S REPRESENTATIVE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND TO UNDERSTAND WHAT EFFECT, IF ANY, A MODIFICATION WILL HAVE ON THE SAFETY FEATURES OR THE MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY COVERAGE OF YOUR VEHICLE. PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE IF YOU'RE NOT SURE, AND, IF PROVIDED, ALWAYS REVIEW THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OF ANY AFTERMARKET PRODUCT. DUKE NETWORKS, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS, PROCEDURES, AND/OR PROGRAMS NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE THAT THE PROGRAMS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE PROGRAMS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

87 Responses to “Katzkin Leather Installation”

  1. CustomSS1 Says:

    yaay, new video :)

  2. 00db3515 Says:

    OMG no “First” coment now thats a first : )

  3. Bejuslol Says:

    Fir… Oh wait!

  4. Rohan419 Says:

    very nice installation, your hands have to be sore after dealing with all those clips and hog rigs

  5. motorztv Says:

    Thank you! As always, it’s a lot of labor but the payoff is great. Chris had help from Dillon, Jason, and Brian, too. There were a lot of seats to do!

  6. mrjost55 Says:

    You should get Olivia to do some of the work

  7. jasmenter Says:

    Oh Come on, Not another katzkin video,Whats wrong with ya ?What happened to the 350? we need to drop this baby in something !

  8. motorztv Says:

    Gotta keep our sponsors happy, plus we did show some new stuff in this episode that we have never shown before. That 350 is still here, and we’ve got a few possibilities for it coming up in S06 (2013)!

  9. RyanSamuelBarry Says:

    next video….how to afford them.

  10. Ryan Barry Says:

    next video….how to afford them.

  11. TheGetawayer Says:

    Haven’t seen something like this here in germany, Chris…People normally go to a saddlery and get a custom job here…I checked the Katzkin website for a BMW E46 interior and 2595 bucks for this stuff looks kind of pricey, considering taht you’re having to do the job yourself. I also doubt that anybody but a trained upholsterer can get a tight finish…The seat doesn’t look good with that wrinkle at the shoulder @ 8:50Okay, sorry I’m german. We know good interiors :) Great video as always !

  12. motorztv Says:

    Thanks for watching, Guido. The wrinkle you mentioned is typical after the leather has been installed. It relaxes after a little while, especially in the heat. As for pricing, keep in mind those are direct prices you see. Local dealers will charge MUCH less so it’s always a good idea to check with them too!

  13. conlazymeo Says:

    Damn she’s gorgeous that is like my dream girl. More of her

  14. TheGetawayer Says:

    Got it :) I think Katzkin will be very pleased with this installation video and I will always be a loyal viewer of your show, Chris. Take care !

  15. Bejuslol Says:

    Fir… Oh wait!

  16. motorztv Says:

    They’re thrilled with the end result and have already posted it on their Facebook page! Thanks again.

  17. Motorz Says:

    Thank you! As always, it’s a lot of labor but the payoff is great. Chris had help from Dillon, Jason, and Brian, too. There were a lot of seats to do!

  18. mrjost55 Says:

    You should get Olivia to do some of the work

  19. jasmenter Says:

    Oh Come on, Not another katzkin video, Whats wrong with ya ? What happened to the 350? we need to drop this baby in something !

  20. Motorz Says:

    Gotta keep our sponsors happy, plus we did show some new stuff in this episode that we have never shown before. That 350 is still here, and we’ve got a few possibilities for it coming up in S06 (2013)!

  21. Kevin Scharba Says:

    You forgot the most important tool. I cooler full of beer. I can never work on a car with a cooler.

  22. motorztv Says:

    Good point! And with a long install like this one, it’s a definite requirement to have a cooler full of refreshments :)

  23. Ryan Barry Says:

    next video….how to afford them.

  24. TheGetawayer Says:

    Haven’t seen something like this here in germany, Chris… People normally go to a saddlery and get a custom job here…I checked the Katzkin website for a BMW E46 interior and 2595 bucks for this stuff looks kind of pricey, considering taht you’re having to do the job yourself. I also doubt that anybody but a trained upholsterer can get a tight finish…The seat doesn’t look good with that wrinkle at the shoulder @ 8:50 Okay, sorry I’m german. We know good interiors :) Great video as always !

  25. AhdFOUR Says:

    bad finishing for the seats

  26. motorztv Says:

    What don’t you like about it? I’ve had the same kind of Katzkin leather on my truck for years and it’s held up great… and still looks new. Looks better and has held up better than the OEM leather, and I suspect it will be the same on this Pilot. They also have different kinds of leather you can get if this doesn’t strike you.

  27. Motorz Says:

    Thanks for watching, Guido. The wrinkle you mentioned is typical after the leather has been installed. It relaxes after a little while, especially in the heat. As for pricing, keep in mind those are direct prices you see. Local dealers will charge MUCH less so it’s always a good idea to check with them too!

  28. GREATNESS Says:

    Damn she’s gorgeous that is like my dream girl. More of her

  29. TheGetawayer Says:

    Got it :) I think Katzkin will be very pleased with this installation video and I will always be a loyal viewer of your show, Chris. Take care !

  30. motorztv Says:

    They’re thrilled with the end result and have already posted it on their Facebook page! Thanks again.

  31. rdaffon23 Says:

    it doesn’t look like an improvement especially with the branding

  32. Kevin Scharba Says:

    You forgot the most important tool. I cooler full of beer. I can never work on a car with a cooler.

  33. motorztv Says:

    Good point! And with a long install like this one, it’s a definite requirement to have a cooler full of refreshments :)

  34. AhdFOUR Says:

    bad finishing for the seats

  35. motorztv Says:

    What don’t you like about it? I’ve had the same kind of Katzkin leather on my truck for years and it’s held up great… and still looks new. Looks better and has held up better than the OEM leather, and I suspect it will be the same on this Pilot. They also have different kinds of leather you can get if this doesn’t strike you.

  36. rdaffon23 Says:

    it doesn’t look like an improvement especially with the branding

  37. jmesa69x Says:

    that girl was a stunner!

  38. AhdFOUR Says:

    watch 8:39you also forgot to tell the viewers to remove the Negative battery side ,to avoid seat side airbag explosion !!!

  39. jmesa69x Says:

    that girl was a stunner!

  40. jasmenter Says:

    Understandable that you’re not running a charity & you need to promote their products as they are sponsoring a part of the show, But views more views off Youtube with ads shouldn’t they be more sufficient? Perhaps i’m not getting the full picture here :) :)

  41. 89Carfreak Says:

    This video was awesome, lots of good info here, thanks for a great video once again guys!

  42. AhdFOUR Says:

    watch 8:39you also forgot to tell the viewers to remove the Negative battery side ,to avoid seat side airbag explosion !!!

  43. jasmenter Says:

    Understandable that you’re not running a charity & you need to promote their products as they are sponsoring a part of the show, But views more views off Youtube with ads shouldn’t they be more sufficient? Perhaps i’m not getting the full picture here :) :)

  44. motorztv Says:

    Yes, at 8:39 it shows the BEFORE then the AFTER shots of the leather. You don’t see how much better it looks? What are we missing here… ?

  45. motorztv Says:

    “But views more views off Youtube with ads shouldn’t they be more sufficient?” We don’t understand your question…

  46. motorztv Says:

    Thank you for the compliments! Hope you enjoyed the out-takes at the end, too!

  47. 89Carfreak Says:

    This video was awesome, lots of good info here, thanks for a great video once again guys!

  48. motorztv Says:

    Yes, at 8:39 it shows the BEFORE then the AFTER shots of the leather. You don’t see how much better it looks? What are we missing here… ?

  49. motorztv Says:

    “But views more views off Youtube with ads shouldn’t they be more sufficient?” We don’t understand your question…

  50. motorztv Says:

    Thank you for the compliments! Hope you enjoyed the out-takes at the end, too!

  51. marcotoni231 Says:

    Man, Olivia is the best. ;]

  52. Katzkin Leather Says:

    How to buy and install a custom leather interior from Katzkin Leather Inc.

  53. marcotoni231 Says:

    Man, Olivia is the best. ;]

  54. ArmchairENG Says:

    man, chris is one good looking feller.

  55. ArmchairENG Says:

    man, chris is one good looking feller.

  56. Terreos Says:

    This is a let down. . .I was hoping for a car restoration video. :(

  57. Terreos Says:

    This is a let down. . .I was hoping for a car restoration video. :(

  58. enginerepairguy Says:

    Why aren’t you guys uploading more offen? :(

  59. motorztv Says:

    We’ve got more episodes coming soon, and another one coming before the end of this month. It just takes time, and it’s a lot of work producing a TV show with a limited production crew! Thanks for watching and hanging in there for new episodes!

  60. enginerepairguy Says:

    Why aren’t you guys uploading more offen? :(

  61. motorztv Says:

    We’ve got more episodes coming soon, and another one coming before the end of this month. It just takes time, and it’s a lot of work producing a TV show with a limited production crew! Thanks for watching and hanging in there for new episodes!

  62. videomaniac1075 Says:

    im disappointed in you guys.. i need more motorz!

  63. videomaniac1075 Says:

    im disappointed in you guys.. i need more motorz!

  64. prerunnermaniac Says:

    Holy Cow that was a ton of work

  65. prerunnermaniac Says:

    Holy Cow that was a ton of work

  66. videomaniac1075 Says:

    Its November 3rd.

  67. motorztv Says:

    Thanks for hanging in there! We had two trade shows in October (including SEMA) and now that we’re done with them we can focus on getting the new episodes out!

  68. videomaniac1075 Says:

    Its November 3rd.

  69. motorztv Says:

    Thanks for hanging in there! We had two trade shows in October (including SEMA) and now that we’re done with them we can focus on getting the new episodes out!

  70. bob ritz Says:

    i do katzkin leather install for a chevy dealership jobs only take 4 hours on car and 6 to 8 on 3rd row suv lot of work but good money

  71. bob ritz Says:

    i do katzkin leather install for a chevy dealership jobs only take 4 hours on car and 6 to 8 on 3rd row suv lot of work but good money

  72. me la suda Says:

    I would like to check her oil =)

  73. me la suda Says:

    I would like to check her oil =)

  74. Saul Vargas Says:

    saludos desde venezuela

  75. DrDrewsAdventures Says:

    This is awesome! Can I do this to my mustang to have leather seats?

  76. Joseph Barr Says:

    how a bout a 7.3 L powerestroke Diesel rebuild

  77. David W. Johnson Says:

    HAS TOO MANY WRINKLES….DOESN’T LOOK FACTORY

  78. Crixus SPARTAN Says:

    looks cheap for me

  79. cristopherdale Says:

    Much improved , I would of gone a little more custom but I guess it’s just a pilot so no big deal, I hear katzkin is the best ? I hope so I’m close to ordering it for my silverado

  80. Mike Corcoran Says:

    I’d need someone to install it for me. I’m sure that I would screw it up.

  81. NU MOO Says:

    Nice if you got beat up old seats. But far from factory fit. Nice instructional over all.

  82. Stako Ko Says:

    Don’t wanna put your hard work down but this looks really cheap! I was hoping to see an upgraded version of the seat after installation but the leather looks to fluffy, had many wrinkles and just doesn’t look tightened up enough. It’s far from original manufacturer. And to top this, after the headrest installation (sorry my language), it looked like shit!!! The headrest looked like a heavy weight boxer was practicing punches on it. This is just my opinion, don’t get butt hurt, coz personally for the price that katzkin sells and install I’d rather put some couple hundreds more on top to get a whole new seat.

  83. AGreedyTree Says:

    I want to do this to my car when I have the money.

  84. Corey Richard Says:

    I looked at a truck today, and seen it had a katzkin tag on the seat. Made me question the truck a lot immediately. I’m wondering what happened to the truck. It has a clean carfax. I’m really curious about it now. It’s a 2010, so I’m wondering if maybe they were torn and decided to go this route before trade. Really curious. Only 28k miles.

  85. Oliver Balogh Says:

    ;( said

  86. Ladosligese Says:

    beautiful work .. the chick aint bad either :-p

  87. daniel lagstrom Says:

    I would love to see the outakes of this video with Chris getting frustrated.

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