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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 10-08-2005, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I finally got a new seat to replace the stock sport seat that was slowly dieing. It's a MOMO Start seat with a fiberglass shell. 5 point harness should be in by next month


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Thats pretty sweet. Nice touch. Clean mods. I'm impressed. keep up the good work!
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how much did that run you ? NICE...did you have to modify anything to fit it in ?
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how much did that run you ? NICE...did you have to modify anything to fit it in ?
I got a deal on it from a friend, retail on the seat and brackets would of been $450+ and I paid less than that The only thing that had to be tweaked was the new floor bracket, the holes were a little off but other than that its an easy bolt in with all the right brackets. My only complaint is that it sits a little higher than the stock seat but with the right tools and some time I can modify some of the brackets and get it lower.
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so do you just ride with no seat belt right now? jw because i cant decide whether to get those but i know you got to buy a harness too. and how hard was it to modify teh brackets
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It wasn't hard to modify the bracket, the feet just had to be spread out a little more so the holes would line up. I use the stock seat belt for now and it works ok, it touches my lap, it just doesn't fit snug on my lap like it should.
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awsome thanks for the information
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What are you going to connect the 5-point harness to? Doesn't look like you have a rear bar so I'm just curious.
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What are you going to connect the 5-point harness to? Doesn't look like you have a rear bar so I'm just curious.
The two shoulder straps will be bolted down using the two rear bolts that hold the front seat down and on the side of the new seat bracket there are holes to bolt eyelets for the lap belt. Shouldn't be too hard, I have a couple back up ideas if that one doesn't work out.
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feeling the seat...

i too just got a bucket seat... and it does wonders on the body, i don't have to hold on to the handle bars, or use the center console as a prop...these seats really hold me in place, it has improved my times on the track dramatically...i was tough at first using it as my daily seat but im so used to it now...the install was easy after i bought the bracket from Dave Turner Motorsports (80 dollars) and i drilled the seat to the bracket and the whole fit perfect...although the brack it is not interchangeable with the passenger side....oh, i can't wait to get the other side, right now i'll leave it as is cuz i use the camera mount when i do canyon or track runs... here are pics of my seats...

night shots after the install


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i hate that side wall when getting in and out of my car (since i am a heavier set guy) but it does wonders when i drive


This seat will fit up to a 44" waist...
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That seat is too wide for me. Mine does a max of 34 or 36 inch waste and it is still a little loose on me.
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hahaha..it just happens im a big boi...with a waste of 44" so im snug...they actually have a smaller version Corbeau Forza I's and thats prolly the size u got...
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My seat is a MOMO Start.
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i got some pics of my car in the showroom titled newbie pix let me know wat u think...although this was before the fade and before my accident...
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