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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
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Old Thu, Dec-29-2016, 03:08:23 PM   #11
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Default Re: Finished my Recaro Sportster CS seat install with custom floor mounts

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Great work.

I thought the sportsters were 33lbs
I'm pretty sure it tipped the scale at 37, maybe it is a little heavier to to the seat heating? Be that as it may, I thought I had read 35 lbs before.


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Interesting reverse of peoples normal issues-- normally people want to get the seat as low as possible!

I wonder if there's a compatible buckle receiver with a shorter run out there.
I know, and that is why I kind of went overboard explaining all the issues. I recognize that tall guys like to sit as low as possible to gain head room, but then you have the issue of sitting a bit to the left also. Unless your seat is so far to the rear, that you can move it back towards the inside? I have not explored that, since I would not sit in that position.

Yes, the seat buckle is an issue. It would be good to know if there are shorter ones out there. I definitely noticed on pictures of other installs that the stock buckle sticks out way too far if not mounted as low as possible.

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Looks great and clean.

Since we are on the sportster subject in here, has anyone ever removed the rear shell of these?
Not me. Why?
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Can sportsters be mounted without sliders?
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I'm pretty sure it tipped the scale at 37, maybe it is a little heavier to to the seat heating? Be that as it may, I thought I had read 35 lbs before.




I know, and that is why I kind of went overboard explaining all the issues. I recognize that tall guys like to sit as low as possible to gain head room, but then you have the issue of sitting a bit to the left also. Unless your seat is so far to the rear, that you can move it back towards the inside? I have not explored that, since I would not sit in that position.

Yes, the seat buckle is an issue. It would be good to know if there are shorter ones out there. I definitely noticed on pictures of other installs that the stock buckle sticks out way too far if not mounted as low as possible.



Not me. Why?
Im having the rear shells done in either carbon fiber, blue csrbon kevlar, or painted piano black.
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Can sportsters be mounted without sliders?

Yes it can. You would probably want to go with a Planted Seat mount then. There are two concerns.

  1. You need to know exactly what seat position you want to end up whit and hopefully you can drill the holes in the seat mount just right. I don't remember exactly how that would have worked for me.
  2. The seat belt receptacle would be fairly high up in your lap and the bracket for mounting it that is welded on the mount might be in the way of part of the seat, depending on your seat position. I did not realize at the time though that you can remove the stock bracket from the seat and you could cut off the welded bracket from the mount and screw the stock seat bracket on instead.


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Im having the rear shells done in either carbon fiber, blue csrbon kevlar, or painted piano black.
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You can order them in carbon rear shells directly from Recaro. Probably cheaper and better looking than a one off!
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Yes it can. You would probably want to go with a Planted Seat mount then. There are two concerns.

  1. You need to know exactly what seat position you want to end up whit and hopefully you can drill the holes in the seat mount just right. I don't remember exactly how that would have worked for me.
  2. The seat belt receptacle would be fairly high up in your lap and the bracket for mounting it that is welded on the mount might be in the way of part of the seat, depending on your seat position. I did not realize at the time though that you can remove the stock bracket from the seat and you could cut off the welded bracket from the mount and screw the stock seat bracket on instead.




Nice!
Last year i gave a quick shot at removing them and it didnt want to come off easy. It fealt like the plastic would crease or snap.
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You can order them in carbon rear shells directly from Recaro. Probably cheaper and better looking than a one off!
Obioban seriously? I never new this. ...i searched google and never saw this. Couldnt even find the rear shells to purchase without cf.
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Obioban seriously? I never new this. ...i searched google and never saw this. Couldnt even find the rear shells to purchase without cf.
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I know you could have this done upon ordering, but didnt know it can be ordered after to replace a non cf shell. I just emailed them.
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I know you could have this done upon ordering, but didnt know it can be ordered after to replace a non cf shell. I just emailed them.
Ah, I don't know if you can order just the CF rear shells, without the seats. Can't hurt to ask, though!
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