F8X seats in E9X

AlexN

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Just wondering if someone out there installed F80/82 M3/M4 seats in an E9X chassis.
I went to BMW meet a few weeks ago, and saw an E46 M3 with an M4 interior and it looked OEM.
What I liked the most was that it seemed like the seats were sitting slightly lower than the OEM seats.
I spoke to the guy and to the shop owner who installed them, and they needed to figure out the wiring harness for all motors to work which wasn't too bad, but the set has already been customized for the E46 by Status group.
If these seats fit in an E46, how hard can it be to fit them in an E92?

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doublespaces

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Interesting, do you know if those seats have additional features like side bolster adjustments, etc?
 

AlexN

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Yes, that was the only feature they were not able to figure out yet, so the adjustable bolsters did not work yet (they just finished the install the night before the meet).
Also - not sure if those seats were heated or not, but all the motors were functioning properly (back and forth, up and down and tilt)
 

doublespaces

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Yes, that was the only feature they were not able to figure out yet, so the adjustable bolsters did not work yet (they just finished the install the night before the meet).
Also - not sure if those seats were heated or not, but all the motors were functioning properly (back and forth, up and down and tilt)
Do you have access to an interior for a reasonable price?
 

AlexN

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No, and I have many other projects to finish on my car before I get to the interior :)
Just wanted to see if someone has done this before, as all my searches came up empty..
 
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doublespaces

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Its a good topic. I think it would help to get pictures of the plugs and go from there. WDS should help
 
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Jsherry20

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I love the seat profile, slim and sporty definitely an upgrade from your typical M sport seats. Curious how much less they weigh and if they'd fit well with the OEM interior!
 
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camberadam

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Idea is cool. Seats have good shapes/lines, but that material looks terrible to me. Looks like cloth/vinyl seats out of a Cobalt or something.
 

Jsherry20

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The cloth seats in the 2010 SS are pretty nice. They are exactly like my seats in my 335i M sport minus the bolster adjustments. I prefer that cloth type material over leather.
Idea is cool. Seats have good shapes/lines, but that material looks terrible to me. Looks like cloth/vinyl seats out of a Cobalt or something.
 

Chris

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Always thought about this. These seats are a lot nicer and I wouldn't have to sacrifice my heated seats lol