BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Cosmetic/Visual (Exterior + Interior) Modifications
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-15-2012, 10:36 AM   #1
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
My seats have arrived!!!!

I ended up finding a used set for sale...and they look amazing... What you guys think I should do with the silver belt inserts? Should I keep them silver or repaint them a different color? I was thinking gloss black, alpine white, or a CF overlay

Ryan
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:09 PM   #2
Lagunae92
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
680
Posts

 
Drives: BMW e92 M3 Laguna Seca Blue
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Long Beach

iTrader: (0)

jealous....I am sooooo close to pulling the trigger on these, as they will complete my interior perfectly while keeping the airbags intact. Also, no seat is finished better!
__________________
2009 e92 M3 Individual Laguna Seca Blue|Black Novillo|DCT|19"rims|Carbon Leather|Premium|Tech.|Heated Seats|Prem. Sound|iPod|
Mods: |Electronic Performance Steering Wheel|ZCP CF Spoiler|ZCP CF Spliters|ZCP CF Mirrors|Edition Front Grilles|Edition Side Grilles|BMW Performance Brake Handle|3D Design Pedals| Style Rumore Exhaust|H&R Springs|LCI Tails|Challenge CF Door Panels|
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:25 PM   #3
davem3fan
Lieutenant
davem3fan's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
583
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 E70 X5d Swiss Army Knife
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Philly Metro

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Would these work for a 6'1" tall driver in an E90 with no sunroof?
__________________
Dave Flogaus CCA #123862
Instructor, BMW Club Racer & Nürburgring Specialist
95 E34 M5 3.8 Daytona Violet
98 E36 M3/4 White IS #244
14 F31 M Sport Touring, 13 E70 X5d
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
Kwando
Captain
Kwando's Avatar
12
Rep
986
Posts

 
Drives: Bianchi Super Pista
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: London, Ontario

iTrader: (0)

Wow. I would leave them. So they do have airbags?
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #5
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kwando View Post
Wow. I would leave them. So they do have airbags?
Yes they do have airbags
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
THE TECH
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
THE TECH's Avatar
United_States
157
Rep
13,121
Posts


 
Drives: BPMsport 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Kansas

iTrader: (45)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to THE TECH Send a message via Skype™ to THE TECH
Best seats!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #7
snowmants
Captain
snowmants's Avatar
United_States
18
Rep
632
Posts

 
Drives: '97 S14, '08 E90 M3, '11JeepGC
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlottesville, VA

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW E90 M3  [5.00]
These look amazing. I just cant get past the cost! I would leave them as is. No painting necessary. One thing I always thought would be cool though is if you had the seat stitching redone in ///M colors like the stitching on the steering wheel.
__________________
'08 Alpine White E90 M3 DCT

"In the NASA 2012 rules just released, double clutch transmissions are officially +6 points."
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 01:11 PM   #8
meisterm3
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
357
Posts

 
Drives: Vroom
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (6)

I wouldn't paint em at all, I would consider upgrading to the rest of the BMW Performance interior bits... Handbrake and Shift Knob would match perfectly.




...maybe even the steering wheel:

Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 01:16 PM   #9
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
I think it would look better if I painted them Alpine White
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #10
Checkcaptain
Captain
Germany
40
Rep
995
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Checkcaptain Send a message via Skype™ to Checkcaptain
Hi Ryan, glad they have a new home :-)
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
meisterm3
First Lieutenant
4
Rep
357
Posts

 
Drives: Vroom
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiln View Post
I think it would look better if I painted them Alpine White
I'd wrap em first, then decide if you wanted to take the plunge and paint them.

...just my .02

-M
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #12
Technic
Lieutenant General
Technic's Avatar
United_States
174
Rep
11,205
Posts

 
Drives: 2015 320i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida

iTrader: (18)

Garage List
2004 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiln View Post
Yes they do have airbags however they are not certified for USA. Custom coding required.
Fixed.
__________________
-2015 F30 320i, Imperial/Oyster, 8AT: August 2014 ED
-2012 E92 M3 Jerez Black/Rust Brown, M-DCT: Gone
-2008 E90 M3 Melbourne Red/Bamboo, 6MT: Gone
-2007 MK5 GTI United Grey/Grey, DSG: Gone
-2004 E46 M3 Carbon Black/Cinnamon, 6MT: Gone
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 02:59 PM   #13
Lagunae92
Captain
United_States
14
Rep
680
Posts

 
Drives: BMW e92 M3 Laguna Seca Blue
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Long Beach

iTrader: (0)

how is comfort on these vs. regular M3 seats?
__________________
2009 e92 M3 Individual Laguna Seca Blue|Black Novillo|DCT|19"rims|Carbon Leather|Premium|Tech.|Heated Seats|Prem. Sound|iPod|
Mods: |Electronic Performance Steering Wheel|ZCP CF Spoiler|ZCP CF Spliters|ZCP CF Mirrors|Edition Front Grilles|Edition Side Grilles|BMW Performance Brake Handle|3D Design Pedals| Style Rumore Exhaust|H&R Springs|LCI Tails|Challenge CF Door Panels|
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #14
Nate@IND
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Nate@IND's Avatar
490
Rep
10,450
Posts


 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

iTrader: (19)

Very nice! Sending them my way for some work
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #15
jonasaurus
Brigadier General
jonasaurus's Avatar
United Kingdom
34
Rep
3,147
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3 [Sold]
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by davem3fan View Post
Would these work for a 6'1" tall driver in an E90 with no sunroof?
When installing there are only 2 height settings, low or 'high'... im 5'7 and the high position is ok but a touch too high and the low setting is way too low for me. I'd say 6'1 on the low setting is fine.

So how do you guys in the US get around the custom coding? Any legalities involved?
__________________
///M3 | E90 LCI | Space Grey | Fox Red with CF Structure | 6MT | 260M | My build
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate@IND View Post
Very nice! Sending them my way for some work
I may be sending the silver inserts for some paint. I did not get to really look at em close since I was just at my house to take delivery. Looks like a couple of screws and they pop out?

I do have a trip planned to come to IND.. I would say I am at least a year out tho.. for a exterior makeover
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 03:59 PM   #17
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
Quote:
Originally Posted by jonasaurus View Post
When installing there are only 2 height settings, low or 'high'... im 5'7 and the high position is ok but a touch too high and the low setting is way too low for me. I'd say 6'1 on the low setting is fine.

So how do you guys in the US get around the custom coding? Any legalities involved?

I am 6'2" and I will have it on the lowest setting.. but I cant give any reviews until I install them.. but cannot install until my coding cable comes in.
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 04:06 PM   #18
IMG
M.POWER
IMG's Avatar
104
Rep
7,066
Posts

 
Drives: E36 M3 Track car,Ess E90 M3 DD
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Location

iTrader: (6)

Sick seat !
__________________
NO FEAR.NO LIMITS.NO EQUAL

Ess VT3 LC built motor,Volk TE37SL,Euro taillights,Dinan Xpipe,Custom Headers,Akra axle back CF tips,ModeCarbon FR lip,BMW CF wing
LOW BOOST 60-130 6.7 sec
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #19
kiln
Lieutenant
kiln's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to kiln
I just noticed the bmw perf seats have diff part numbers for coupe and sedan. I hope these fit my sedan.
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #20
kscarrol
Colonel
United_States
37
Rep
2,306
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: New Orleans, LA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiln View Post
I just noticed the bmw perf seats have diff part numbers for coupe and sedan. I hope these fit my sedan.
Uh Oh!!! Hope they fit...
__________________
Current: 2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg., Conv. Pkg., everything but Cold Weather Pkg!
Gone: 2008 550, Space Grey, Sports Package, Sport Auto Transmission.
Sold: 2004 545i (U.S.), Steptronic, Silver Gray.
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 08:02 PM   #21
ole85
Second Lieutenant
ole85's Avatar
Greece
5
Rep
220
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3/ Ferrari360
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: melbourne

iTrader: (0)

the only difference is that some seats fold in for the coupe i think
Appreciate 0
      08-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #22
///M Ryder
Grown Azz Man
///M Ryder's Avatar
United_States
49
Rep
2,573
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 Dinan ///M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sugar Land

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiln View Post
I just noticed the bmw perf seats have diff part numbers for coupe and sedan. I hope these fit my sedan.
If they don't fit head west on I-10 and I'll meet up with you...........Phil
__________________
2011.5 E92 Dinan///M3: SSII DCT- Comp, Prem 2, and Conv Pkg, Heated Seats, Enhanced Prem Sound, Edition Grills/Gills, M Performance Steering Wheel, Carbon Fiber Performance Spoiler, BMW Pedals, Dinan Exhaust, Dinan X-Pipe, Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake, Dinan Software Tune, Dinan DCT Tune, Dinan Pulley Kit, Dinan CH-R Wheels, Dinan Carbon Fiber Strut Tower Braces, Arkym Lip, IND M5 Mirror Caps, Carbon Reflectors, Lux H8 V3, Brembo 365mm BBK
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST