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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 01-02-2005, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just wanted to know what u guys thought of these seats i found on ebay. Let me know if they are cheesey. Keep in mind that i DON'T have an M3. Thanks




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the title itself should be a tell-tale sign.

BMWs are JDM? since when? wtf????

I bet the seller doesn't even know what JDM means.
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JDM style. They aren't bad seats if you're on a budget. If you don't have gobs of cash to spend on Sparcos or Recaros, i'd get em.
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If at all possible....check seats out in person, sit in an see the construction. A lot of these China seats are too soft with light weight fabric. I purchased a set of china seats a few months back and was able to go to the sellers warehouse which happened to be within a few miles from my house. The seat I originaly wanted turned out to be really sloppy, i.e. the foam was too soft and the fabric....realy sucked! I ended up bying what they considered to be lower end seats. The foam is much stiffer with more durable fabric w/bolster wear patches and the seat fits my body contour better.
Also "Universal Brackets" don't mean shit! for our cars......you will have to fabricate brackets to bolt those seats in. Universal means 'length' not 'width'. The seats I have are similar to what your looking at and probably came out of the same factory-in China. I do like them...they work much better than the stock vinyls. They are firmer and hold me in place much better during cornering. The added driver control gains are well worth the price.

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how bout some clean recaro's.. much nicer imo
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how bout some clean recaro's.. much nicer imo
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I agree, find some nice stock sport vinyl seats, they bolt right up, the ebay seats need custom brackets made to fit, then you have to drill through the bottom of your floor.
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how bout some clean recaro's.. much nicer imo
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then you have to drill through the bottom of your floor.
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Which isnt the best idea if your car is winter driven
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Old 01-02-2005, 09:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by egk2+Jan 2 2005, 05:06 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(egk2 @ Jan 2 2005, 05:06 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-AmaRu@Jan 2 2005, 06:46 PM
how bout some clean recaro's.. much nicer imo
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I agree, find some nice stock sport vinyl seats, they bolt right up, the ebay seats need custom brackets made to fit, then you have to drill through the bottom of your floor.
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No need to drill your floor. You bolt the seats to the new brackets whitch you make so to utilize the stock mounting studs/holes.

Some used Recaro's would be nice but, have you seen the used ones? Typicaly very used and over priced. I looked for a month before i did the deal with my seats and for $250. Its a huge improvement over the stockers. Plus I designed my brackets to accept a four point harness belt set.
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I agree, find some nice stock sport vinyl seats, they bolt right up, the ebay seats need custom brackets made to fit, then you have to drill through the bottom of your floor.
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No need to drill your floor. You bolt the seats to the new brackets whitch you make so to utilize the stock mounting studs/holes.

Some used Recaro's would be nice but, have you seen the used ones? Typicaly very used and over priced. I looked for a month before i did the deal with my seats and for $250. Its a huge improvement over the stockers. Plus I designed my brackets to accept a four point harness belt set.
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A couple of people with those ebay seats all had to fabricate metal brackets and drill new holes through the floor.


I just bought black vinyl sport seats for $125 in great condition, they bolted right up to my stock sliders, nothing fits like oem Just have to search around, someone is bound to swap out stcok sports for race seats.
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thanks for all the info. guys it helps me out alot. i really don't want to drill holes into my floor. i just wanted to get something that was after market and which was nice for a reasonable price. from searching i am learning more. i didn't realize how expensive these seats could be. looks like i am headed back to the junkyard. thanks again.
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thanks for all the info. guys it helps me out alot. i really don't want to drill holes into my floor. i just wanted to get something that was after market and which was nice for a reasonable price. from searching i am learning more. i didn't realize how expensive these seats could be. looks like i am headed back to the junkyard. thanks again.
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Just keep checking the other e30 forums, they're all over the place, I just saw some sport seats on ebay.

http://www.e30tech.com
http://www.r3vlimited.com
http://www.roadfly.org
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