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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 Mon, Apr-10-2017, 06:04:40 PM   #1
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Default What seats to upgrade to for Daily Driver?

Ok Guys, am interested in possibly upgrading my factory seats in the M. But want to keep them to be more comfortable styles since I am basically a 6'4" 280lb guy, and the skinny full race seats just suck to me.

I currently have the manual factory seats.

Thoughts?

Should I consider just recovering my factory ones so they aren't slick as snot?

This is just a weekend car and something I do autox from time to time.
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Fixed back or folding?

Harness provisions or stock 3 point?

Weight savings a concern?

Budget?
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Fixed back or folding?

Harness provisions or stock 3 point?

Weight savings a concern?

Budget?
Folding

provisions

maybe 2k for both seats.
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Folding

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maybe 2k for both seats.
As far as Recaros, that relegates you to pretty much just the Speed and Speed S. I personally found them to be completely brilliant for aggressive street use.
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As far as Recaros, that relegates you to pretty much just the Speed and Speed S. I personally found them to be completely brilliant for aggressive street use.
Don't forget the Recaro Sport Topline.

They (and Sportsters) are of higher build quality that the Speed/SRD family of seats and generally shaped to accommodate larger people.
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Don't forget the Recaro Sport Topline.

They (and Sportsters) are of higher build quality that the Speed/SRD family of seats and generally shaped to accommodate larger people.
I'm not forgetting them, they put him $800+ over budget...
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I'm actually a pretty big dude myself so I'll comment to follow along. I've been eyeing the Recaro Sporster Seats and wonder if I'll fit in them.
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I'm actually a pretty big dude myself so I'll comment to follow along. I've been eyeing the Recaro Sporster Seats and wonder if I'll fit in them.
Big as in tall or big as in wide?
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Big as in tall or big as in wide?
6 ft. Average height. A bit wide
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