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      06-09-2008, 07:10 PM   #1
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BMW Performance Seats!

I guess some people have started to get their hands on them. Who's baller enough to get the first set and show them off?! 5k is kinda steep tho

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170217879758
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      06-11-2008, 07:03 AM   #2
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I guess some people have started to get their hands on them. Who's baller enough to get the first set and show them off?! 5k is kinda steep tho

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=170217879758

I'm afraid they won't look good in a car with coral red leather. If they have them I wonder why it says 2-3 week delivery time?
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      06-11-2008, 07:19 AM   #3
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I bet they don't have them "in hand".
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      06-12-2008, 12:27 AM   #4
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I think they are ugly, unless your 1 is for the track wky bother.
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      06-12-2008, 06:40 AM   #5
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I think they are ugly, unless your 1 is for the track wky bother.
The main reason I would get them is weight savings. I have no idea what those seats weigh but I'll bet they're ~100lb+ less than the factory power seats. I think they look damn good, other than the color not matching my car.
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      06-12-2008, 07:59 AM   #6
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I also think they are pretty gorgeous, but the factory seats are about 55lbs each, so you are not going to be losing ~100lbs by putting those in your car. They do have the airbag mechanism, plus have manual adjustability, unlike normal aftermarket racing seats.

What I'd be most concerned with is if they make the rear seat less accessible than it already is.
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      06-23-2008, 11:39 AM   #7
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if they would match my interior i would consider it... but for that price i'd rather have recaros made.
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      07-30-2008, 07:52 AM   #8
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I think they are ugly, unless your 1 is for the track wky bother.
I second that, had them on my test car and they were way to harsh for daily driving.

You loose the heated and memory seats functions also.

I don't fancy grey or obsidian Alcantara either.

To each their own but stock sport seats rock :headbang:!

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      07-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #9
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Way too pricey, just get Bride seats or something.
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      07-30-2008, 10:26 AM   #10
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i got no power seats and no red interior.i want to get them. there cool
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      07-30-2008, 10:55 AM   #11
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The page says they are heated...

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I second that, had them on my test car and they were way to harsh for daily driving.

You loose the heated and memory seats functions also.

I don't fancy grey or obsidian Alcantara either.

To each their own but stock sport seats rock :headbang:!

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      07-30-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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he doesn't have them instock. I ordered a set about 2 weeks ago and he said 3-4 weeks...
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      07-30-2008, 01:57 PM   #13
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He doensn't happen to know fibreoptix by chance...:biggrin:
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      07-30-2008, 09:41 PM   #14
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He doensn't happen to know fibreoptix by chance...:biggrin:
not anymore as they go by a different name now:smile:
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      07-30-2008, 10:07 PM   #15
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I also think they are pretty gorgeous, but the factory seats are about 55lbs each, so you are not going to be losing ~100lbs by putting those in your car. They do have the airbag mechanism, plus have manual adjustability, unlike normal aftermarket racing seats.

What I'd be most concerned with is if they make the rear seat less accessible than it already is.

The ony reason the rear seats are there to begin with are for insurance puposes. On average, a person's insurance would increase about 25%-30% in there were no rear seats. I will be taking mine out, especially when my roll bar is finished :smile:
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      07-31-2008, 05:11 PM   #16
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The ony reason the rear seats are there to begin with are for insurance puposes. On average, a person's insurance would increase about 25%-30% in there were no rear seats. I will be taking mine out, especially when my roll bar is finished :smile:
I have to disagree; My last car was a Boxster S and it was only $5 more year.
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      07-31-2008, 06:34 PM   #17
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That would match my black interior perfectly however I am not willing to spend $5250 + $200 for it. I'm sure they're great seats but is about 1/8th the price of the car.
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      07-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #18
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$1299 ea from HMS. They seem to be the same seat, minus the svelte "BMW Performance" stitching and the side airbag. It does recline and also tips forward for rear seat access, and I was sitting in one the other day... OMG it is butt paradise.
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      07-31-2008, 06:41 PM   #19
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That would match my black interior perfectly however I am not willing to spend $5250 + $200 for it. I'm sure they're great seats but is about 1/8th the price of the car.
I agree. I would strongly consider them if they were half the asking price.
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      07-31-2008, 06:53 PM   #20
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Comparison of the BMW Performance to the Recaro Sportster CS that are much less than half the price:
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      07-31-2008, 07:08 PM   #21
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Comparison of the BMW Performance to the Recaro Sportster CS that are much less than half the price:

DAMN they are identical in almost every way, and to be honest i like the recaro better from the way it looks to be upholsterd
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      07-31-2008, 08:24 PM   #22
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looks like BMW added side airbags and heated seat elements but otherwise it looks like the same seat.
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