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      07-30-2018, 01:23 PM   #1
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Whats the retail on those?
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Whats the retail on those?
https://www.hmsmotorsport.com/produc...rts-seats#3370
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Thanks for the writeup! It's an interesting seat, seems like a better option than the typical Pole Positions.

If I get a third M3 we'll be in touch!

I also like that you used the BK hardware. I have that on the track car and it's so much better than any other aftermarket stuff it is not even funny!
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And theae would be manual seats too yes?
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And theae would be manual seats too yes?
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Like are they electronically adjusted
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I went with a manual slider on the passenger side, power slider on the driver side. Could have used either in either location, but I though the manual slider would provide faster access to the back seat on the passenger side (for people/track tire loading) and the power slider on the driver side would allow for more precise adjustment.

.... I have a manual driver and power passenger slider in my basement, waiting for me to change my mind.
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Well, spectacular certainly is a good word to describe those!!

What's the price range on a job like that?
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The seats look good... but the beautiful red 2005 packaging they come in looks great lol
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Great write-up. Thanks for the detailed analysis.
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Wow, the complete integration with factory features (receptacles, mounts, and... OEM heated seat integration, WHAT?!) just catapulted these to the top of my wish list.

So you were able to provide a third party's leather to Cobra for in house upholstering?

If you don't mind, would you PM me the cost of all the above seat customization (leather + OEM heated seat integration), or where I can obtain this info/which Cobra distributor you purchased from? I am looking to do exactly this with Fox Red leather in my E92.
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Great post, thx for the detail
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That sea of red is not my cup of tea
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Wow, the complete integration with factory features (receptacles, mounts, and... OEM heated seat integration, WHAT?!) just catapulted these to the top of my wish list.

So you were able to provide a third party's leather to Cobra for in house upholstering?

If you don't mind, would you PM me the cost of all the above seat customization (leather + OEM heated seat integration), or where I can obtain this info/which Cobra distributor you purchased from? I am looking to do exactly this with Fox Red leather in my E92.
Yeah, I provided the relicate leather and BMW seat heater pads to Cobra, they did them in house on their standard production line.

Cobra needed 1.5 hides. Relicate would only sell complete hides, so I ordered 2, which I think cost ~$1200? It was a while ago now.

Cobra was extremely reasonable on their pricing-- it didn't cost much beyond the standard leather seat pricing. It did add time, as I wasn't buying from their stock, and then I had to wait for the next shipping container of seats to come (well, unless I had wanted to pay for shipping seats from England by plane-- I didn't )

I got them from HMS.

Cobra has a bunch of leathers in house-- they might well have one that's a good match for Fox Red that you could get at no additional cost. I'm sure they'd be willing to send you a sample piece for free. Imola red leather was a bit of a pain in my ass-- I went through a ton of samples, from different suppliers, till I found one that was a sufficiently good match (BMW no longer sells hides of Imola leather).
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Looks really good.
I like the way you can sit lower and like you said, more track focused - kind of makes you feel that you are in something more special.
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In a coupe that you're trying to maintain back seat usability, fixed-back seats seem like madness to me.

Even if you aren't DD'ing the car, fixed backs mean less comfort for long drives... Appreciate the thorough write-up though.
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In a coupe that you're trying to maintain back seat usability, fixed-back seats seem like madness to me.

Even if you aren't DD'ing the car, fixed backs mean less comfort for long drives... Appreciate the thorough write-up though.
The OE sliders have ~double the travel of aftermarket sliders. My 6’6 brother is still able to sit behind me still (with more space once in) and I can still load 4x 275 wide tires in the back seat (my track setup). For any needs beyond that, I have my M3 wagon or M5 (or suburban if I really need capacity).

I’m not sure why you think fixed backs are less comfortable...? Comfort is a function of how well a seat matches your body— there’s nothing inherent to a fixed back seat that makes it worse for that than a reclining seat.

All that said, the M3 coupe is my weekend/track/nice day car. Daily I drive my M3 wagon, by default.
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I’m not sure why you think fixed backs are less comfortable...? Comfort is a function of how well a seat matches your body— there’s nothing inherent to a fixed back seat that makes it worse for that than a reclining seat.
Well, if comfort is defined by how well a seat matches the body, it can be reasonably assumed the more you can adjust, the more comfortable it is
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Well, if comfort is defined by how well a seat matches the body, it can be reasonably assumed the more you can adjust, the more comfortable it is
You can adjust position, not how it matches the contours of your body.
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Seats look great, congrats.

stock 3pt + aftermarket sets bolted to floor is an interesting compromise

Better than another member's super sketchy setup of using aftermarket harnesses fastened to the rear isofix mounts by the seat cushion

Edit what's an m3 wagon?
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