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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: Which contrast stitching option for new leather.
Platinum contrast stitching la BMW M4 8 47.06%
Blue contrast stitching la BMW M2 1 5.88%
Red contrast stitching la Porsche/CLA45 3 17.65%
Black contrast stitching la stock boring look 5 29.41%
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Old Fri, Jun-22-2018, 04:48:25 PM   #1
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Default Deviated stitching

Want to get new leather covers for the m3 and am considering getting contrast stitching to add a little color to the steel grey outside/black inside.
Door cards will be oem grey alcantara so no stitiching on those to clash with. I'm thinking red would look good. Just dont want it to look tacky . I mean, all the new M's are doing it so why not? ...

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Default Re: Deviated stitching

I'd match the exterior steel gray if it were me. nice color contrast against black, carries to exteriro color, which to me is classy, versus some 3rd, look at me color.

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I'd match the exterior steel gray if it were me. nice color contrast against black, carries to exteriro color, which to me is classy, versus some 3rd, look at me color.

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Hmm. That is a great idea.
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Default Re: Deviated stitching

Yeah. Do grey. Find a way to integrate the dash trim too... maybe alcantara to match the doors and tie them in a bit more since they'll be different from the seats? The only reason I'd deviate from matching the exterior color would be if you have brake calipers in some red/blue color.
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another vote for steel gray look stitching
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Old Sun, Jun-24-2018, 07:24:15 PM   #6
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Default Re: Deviated stitching

Nah...
I voted black.if contrast stitching is absolutely a must I'd do the M tri colors . But then you'd have to do the shift boot,steering wheel and the hand brake boot too.
It would still look a bit much tbh.
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Default Re: Deviated stitching

I added blue stitching to match the Topaz Blue exterior of mine to help bring the outside in. Not sure why the pics are not right side up.....
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Nah...
I voted black.if contrast stitching is absolutely a must I'd do the M tri colors . But then you'd have to do the shift boot,steering wheel and the hand brake boot too.
It would still look a bit much tbh.
That would be sooo busy and tacky...

Either gray, or red. But I think red would look dumb unless you have some other kind of red accent, brakes, cage, seatbelts, etc. Otherwise, I vote for gray stitching
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That would be sooo busy and tacky...

Either gray, or red. But I think red would look dumb unless you have some other kind of red accent, brakes, cage, seatbelts, etc. Otherwise, I vote for gray stitching
I say it's tacky either way

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It's really not a good look.
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