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    Quote Originally Posted by jocko124 View Post
    where are you guys purchasing these seats and the real question: what's the ballpark cost?

    Bump for the same question. Funny thing is, after riding in a friend's 330, I wanted a set for my Chevelle too.



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    Those are sweet!

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    Take a look at bimmerforums.com. There is always someone on that forum selling their seats. You can also find some pretty good deals on ebay, if you watch closely. As far as price, it really depends on what you want (IE) new/used, condition, options, etc. I think I paid a little under $2k for the pair. That may seem a little high, but they were brand new, and fully loaded with options. They even came with the original mounting tracks. These seats new w/ tracks from BMW is $8-$10k. However, you can get then cheaper depending on your budget.
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    I've had a couple of mails asking about the fitment of these, this is what I can advise...

    I (I say I, a friend fitted them for me) bolted the BMW seats to the floor. They need five holes making (there is an extra one to strengthen the seat belt mounting), he then bolted through the floor into pieces of angle iron under the car. This has spread the load, the seats are really strongly mounted and all the original mounting holes are still there to put the original seats back in. The only area of concern is that the wiring harness is right at the bottom of the seat and the cable does drag when you move the seat back and forward. They very rarely get moved so itís not much of a problem. As for wiring up the motors you need to connect power and earth to pins 13 and 14 on the wiring harness and they work just great. Obviously the memory doesnít work as you need the ECU for that.

    The sits fit very snugly into the car right up against the consul but they look great. I need to get a better steering wheel to go with them now.

    I'll try and get some more pics for you guys.
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    I got my set from ebay here in the UK for around £240. They had been in a police impound seized from a gang who were breaking stolen BMWs and selling the parts off. They were covered in an inch of dust and had evidence numbers painted on them. A good clean and I had a bargain. These seats are very heavy indeed with all the motors in them. The good thing about mine is that they were from a UK car (right hand drive) so any wear was on what is now the passenger seat in the Camaro
    Nick
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    Yes, more pics please. Not that I need anything ELSE to be jealous of on this site. Oh well!

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    Any updates for us?

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    Installed my BMW M3 seats...Awesome

    Here are some pictures of my seats, in project updates.

    https://www.pro-touring.com/forum/sh...&postcount=356

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    I'm getting a set next week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocko124 View Post
    I'm getting a set next week!
    Must be nice.

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    Picked mine up today. Pics to follow!
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    Man those are nice. Someday, I will need to upgrade my cloth Corbeau seats for M3 seats. Especially when I gain a few pounds and my seats get tight.
    1973 Camaro Type LT/RS
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    Lol. Shoot, someday I'll upgrade my BENCH seat to buckets...and I'm hoping their the new M3 seats.

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    How heavy are those seats?

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    Heavy! I'll weigh em tonight and get you a number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocko124 View Post


    What year M3 are those out of?

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    the seats are out of a 2003 M3. They weigh approximately 80 pounds each!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocko124 View Post
    where are you guys purchasing these seats and the real question: what's the ballpark cost?
    I was thinking of the same question

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    just look at some of the BMW/M3 forums out there:

    m3forum.com
    bimmerpost.com
    e46fanatics.com

    In my experience the convertible seats are harder to find than coupe seats. There are also seats available on ebay.
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