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#39 of 78 Re: Good source for sheepskin seat covers [terry92270]
Oct 27, 2006 (1:29 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion. However, the Subie dealers in Bellingham & Seattle don't carry em. Any other suggestions?
#40 of 78 Re: Good source for sheepskin seat covers [204meca]
Oct 27, 2006 (1:53 pm)
I did a Web search on google for the brand I was sold by Lithia Subaru in Reno, Miss Sideless, Click here for that link.
They are made by the New Zealand Australian Companies, Inc. And if you click this link it gives a list of dealers in Washington State, for that company, unknown if they sell the Miss Sideless sheepskins, or just some other products by that company...
Some of the search results were Amazon links, so they migh carry them there as well. I think the first link, and numbers will be the most help in locating what you need. I hope this helps you.
#41 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [subiedubie]
Oct 28, 2006 (3:58 am)
There apparently is something that says Do NOT Tint the sunroof as it will crack. Why I don't know, but there are reports to that effect on these boards somewhere and pretty recently.
#42 of 78 Re: Good source for sheepskin seat covers [terry92270]
Oct 28, 2006 (4:02 am)
I have the tan interior and was in Sam's club and ran across Australian ones that perfectly matched the interior for 39 bucks apiece and they are sideless and say specifically they will NOT interfere with the airbags there. I love them. It was an impulse buy but well worth it...particularly on those really cold mornings when the seats are hard and cold...
This was about a year ago and I don't remember seeing them since, but I haven't been looking.
#43 of 78 Re: Good source for sheepskin seat covers [kavoom]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:01 am)
I enjoy them for the comfort in Summer actually, and have always regretted not getting the LL Bean edition for the leather seats.
As for cold, my model includes those nifty seat warmers, and I always recommend that people get them, as they are well worth the small amount you pay.
#44 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [kavoom]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 28, 2006 (9:09 am)
I just searched through 100 "sunroof tint" posts here and didn't see any cautions about tinting a sunroof. "Do not tint sun roof" got no net search hits, although there is one Honda guy saying that sunroof glass is somehow different and will expand/contract differently with tint on it and explode.
Sounds a bit urban legendish - anyone have any info from a tinting company or manufacturer?
#45 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [steve_]
Oct 28, 2006 (9:32 am)
Steve, like I posted earlier, Lithia Subaru had to call Subaru of America, because of the cost, but they approved my replacement. The "Limousine" tint film was still on it.
The AAA didn't balk or say they didn't cover the tint film, however they did tell me it was a manufacturing defect, not an outside object, that caused the problem. This would lead most of us to know the insurance companies data base must have already picked up on replacements of the sunroof glass, thus them labeling it a "defect".
They use the same type of mylar film on windows in my home near Palm Springs, and if heat, which there is plenty of there, caused windows to crack, it would have already been excluded from coverage by the insurers, I assume.
BTW, the crack appeared in the Winter, after it had already gotten to below freezing every night. At the time it happened, to judge if I should remove the film (all it takes is a spray bottle of water) before taking it into the insurance company, I did a WEB search of broken windows due to tinted film, and found only the same "Urban Legends" and speculation in enthusiasts forums, from self-appointed "experts".
#46 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [terry92270]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 28, 2006 (9:46 am)
I missed your earlier post - the sunroof post of Kavoom's happened to catch my eye because a friend of mine was quoted ~$700 to replace his tiny SUV sunroof glass a few years back. He was worried until he talked to his insurance agent and found out it was covered.
His sunroof wasn't tinted though - he had actually removed the glass in a spurt of detailing and forgot to screw it back in place when the fishing bug bit him. The glass flew off at 70 mph landing neatly in the middle of the highway behind him.
#47 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [steve_]
Oct 28, 2006 (10:14 am)
#48 of 78 Re: Window tinting? [steve_]
Oct 30, 2006 (11:08 am)