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      08-05-2019, 04:53 PM   #1
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Installing Corbeau Bucket Seats in my BMW 135i



As I continue to go down the rabbit hole of weight reduction/track-inspired modifications... bucket seats were next up on the list.

With a budget of $1,000 shipped for a pair of seats and hardware to mount them, I started my search. Ideally, that price would include sliders because other people drive my car and a fixed seat would be inconvenient. I didn’t want fancy, reclining seats because I'm doing this to save weight. I was tempted to go with a pair of cheap NRG seats from eBay, but decided against it. Buying the cheapest possible safety equipment doesn't seem like a good idea.

That's when I stumbled on Corbeau's website and found some attractive, affordable options. I narrowed it down to their FX1 Pro seats for $339 each and E92 (E8X/E9X) brackets with sliders for $119 each. Quality, name brand stuff totaling up to $916, just within my budget!

A few days later and I had a package waiting at home.







Out with the old...





Seat installed on bracket and buckle swapped over...







All done!





I will admit, these seats are pretty comfortable for being a race seat. If I were taking the car on a cross-country road trip, I’d prefer the stock seats… but when will I be taking this car on a cross-country road trip? I’m much happier that my body isn’t flopping around when I’m ripping around the track!

I ordered a pair of 8″ seatbelt extenders so I could snake the belt through the seat. This allows me to buckle up within the seat instead of over the top of the seat.

Surprisingly, the stock seats weigh a massive 59.6 lbs! For comparison, the FX1 Pro and bracket weigh 27.4 lbs. That’s a difference of 32.2 lbs, bringing the total weight loss to 64.4 lbs for the front seats. I’ll take it! I also previously removed the rear seats, which saved about 55 lbs.

Next up; a carbon fiber sunroof delete and carbon fiber door panels!

Oh wait... airbag lights...



I used the ProTool app by BimmerGeeks to get rid of these error codes. Simply connect an Android tablet to your car with a K+DCAN cable and OTG adapter, open up ProTools and go to work!

Under the “Safety” section > MRS – Airbag > Coding > Standard, we must deactivate the following options.
  • Seat Mat Sensor (OC3_1)
  • Driver Seat Position Sensor (SPSF_1_CD)
  • Left-Side Airbag (SIDEBAG_LINKS_1)
  • Passenger Seat Position Sensor (SPSBF_1)
  • Right-Side Airbag (SIDEBAG_RECHTS_1)

For more information, read my complete write-up: https://my1series.com/2019/08/05/how...rbeau-fx1-pro/
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      08-05-2019, 06:03 PM   #2
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You can't carry fat chicks with that seat. No bueno.
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      08-12-2019, 04:18 PM   #3
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You can't carry fat chicks with that seat. No bueno.
dude fat chiks go in the trunk..
you don't want to be seen with one .. they'll point and laugh!!
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      08-13-2019, 02:40 PM   #4
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these would be soo bad ass .. if only I wouldn't be removing the red seats in my car and continue witth the door cards and rear red seats ;(

and then ofcourse.. removing all the red interior..
love your car.. and appreciate all your effort and documentation throughout the process

::::going to the manuf site and seeing if they make red seats:::: - they make em in red/black .. fuck I really didn't wanna spend any money this week on the moneypit(1er)
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