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      12-14-2019, 08:20 AM   #1
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I wanted to share these with you guys. These are my best foto's so far. It's been raining all day. So She finally gets the seats she diserves. Donor seats are from a M4 comp BMW testvehicle. Electric and heated. Upholstered in matching black Dakota, alcantara and polar blue stichting. Took some inspiration from the M3/M4 CS models, alcantara on the inside of the side bolsters. Here you go!
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      12-14-2019, 08:25 AM   #2
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More pics!
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Seats look great!
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Seats look great!
Thank you! Very happy with the result.
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Very nice indeed!
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      12-15-2019, 01:08 AM   #6
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Looks great! Any coding that needed to be done after swapping the seats? or plug and play?
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Looks great! Any coding that needed to be done after swapping the seats? or plug and play?
Thank you! No coding, airbags were pre installed in the M4 seats, i used my original F87 M2 seatbelt tentioners, and also the original F87 M2 electric modules, that's the grey box underneath the seat. This was a plug and play job. Very easy an quick. Some people that do a seat swap also use original airbags. All F serie airbags are the same model. But my airbags were pre installed. It's an easy job to do it yourself, but i did not want to bother. I took out my F87 airbags to exchange with the donorseats provider. Independent BMW specialist from Holland.
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Some work in progress. Pictures provided by Creato car interiors. They did a great job
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Absolutely fantastic!
Thank you! Much appreciated. definitely worth the money. Just finished washing. Can't stop looking at those seats. 😎
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Wow, proper.
Thanks! The seats are slightly less comfortable than the original ones, but much more supportive for spirited driving. I actually had the chance to sit in these and Recaro sportster CS back to back, and to my surprise they feel very similar.
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Thanks! The seats are slightly less comfortable than the original ones, but much more supportive for spirited driving.
Isn't it always that way? After 9 years of ownership, I finally got the carbon fiber Cup seats I wanted for my Exige, and they are terribly uncomfortable, but damn they're pretty.
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Looks fantastic. The average Joe (and I reckon most BMW folks) wouldn't be able to tell they aren't factory. Awesome job.
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Seems like a lot of trouble to put in some pretty mediocre seats with no support for harnesses. I would have just gone with the euro GTS seats or Recaros.
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Seems like a lot of trouble to put in some pretty mediocre seats with no support for harnesses. I would have just gone with the euro GTS seats or Recaros.
Well, I guess if you're looking for a track oriented seat, you could call these mediocre. However I think they look great and they suit my needs very well. I considered Recaro's, both sportster CS and pole position but they were well over a grand more expensive. And passing vehicle inspection with those in my country is virtually impossible. I don't track my car, so having the benefits of electric functions and heated seats are more appealing to me. I have to admit a RECARO pole position upholstered in matching materials definitely looks very good.
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Seats look fantastic! How it should have come from the factory. The Alcantara detailing, while subtle, makes a huge difference and ties in with the rest of the interior seamlessly.
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Seats look fantastic! How it should have come from the factory. The Alcantara detailing, while subtle, makes a huge difference and ties in with the rest of the interior seamlessly.
Agreed, it's a shame original M2 owners were denied the seats like M2 comp. If it had come like that, I would never have bothered swapping. Although I don't mind the Dakota, it needed something else. So I went for the alcantara on the inside of the sidebolsters. Which i copied from M3/M4 CS models. The entire seat in Dakota would not have looked as nice.
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Agreed, it's a shame original M2 owners were denied the seats from a M2 comp. If it had come like that, I would never have bothered. Although I don't mind the Dakota, it needed something else. So I went for the alcantara on the inside of the sidebolsters. Which i copied from M3/M4 CS models. The entire seat in Dakota would not have looked as nice.
So are the stock seats just a terrible type of leather? It's just not as soft? Doesn't wear as well?
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