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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 Tue, Mar-07-2017, 03:50:03 AM   #11
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Default Re: Floor mats - Velcro vs Through Post Style

I need new mats anyway (well, drivers mat but of course they're sold in a 4pc set). Are the post style easy to swap to? I'd like that route for the ease of removal for a thorough vacuuming.
Also, what's the PN? I cannot find E46 coupe mats with the M3 logo that do not have velcro on the bottom. $110 when I only need one of the 4 mats, argh.
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Old Tue, Mar-07-2017, 04:00:17 AM   #12
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I assume that the OEM mats are the best. I need to get a new set on my new to me M3. I have not ordered yet, but planned on the OEM with the M3 logo embroidered.

Are these the ones everyone is talking about?
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Old Tue, Mar-07-2017, 04:36:02 AM   #13
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^ Yeah. I think Euro has the post-style without the M3 logo.
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Old Tue, Mar-07-2017, 11:26:34 AM   #14
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Default Re: Floor mats - Velcro vs Through Post Style

If you DD your car, I would suggest getting the Cocomat Furstil 6.6: https://www.cocomats.com/furstil66

My issues with the stock mats is two fold:
1) the velcro pads rip off the bottom of the mat
2) my heel wears through the mat where it rotates to heel/toe

So, for many years I was replacing the mats every ~25,000 miles. The cocomats are super strong-- I've had them in the M5 now for 45,000 miles with no wear. In black, they don't stick out as non stock at all. I'll be putting them in the M3 wagon when I use up the mats I have.

That said, they're also quite heavy, so I'm not willing to run them in the M3 coupe. Seriously, they feel like the lead bib you put on at the dentist. For it (which doesn't see a ton of miles anymore) I'll be using the new (not heavy) OE hook style (non velcro) mats. I'm sure my heel will still wear through, but now that they'll last 5 years instead of 1-2 (because of how many less miles it does now), I'm okay with it.
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If you DD your car, I would suggest getting the Cocomat Furstil 6.6: https://www.cocomats.com/furstil66

My issues with the stock mats is two fold:
1) the velcro pads rip off the bottom of the mat
2) my heel wears through the mat where it rotates to heel/toe

So, for many years I was replacing the mats every ~25,000 miles. The cocomats are super strong-- I've had them in the M5 now for 45,000 miles with no wear. In black, they don't stick out as non stock at all. I'll be putting them in the M3 wagon when I use up the mats I have.

That said, they're also quite heavy, so I'm not willing to run them in the M3 coupe. Seriously, they feel like the lead bib you put on at the dentist. For it (which doesn't see a ton of miles anymore) I'll be using the new (not heavy) OE hook style (non velcro) mats. I'm sure my heel will still wear through, but now that they'll last 5 years instead of 1-2 (because of how many less miles it does now), I'm okay with it.

No offence Obioban, those mats are hideous! They remind me of the mats in pop's old 280D Merc I used to borrow.
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No offence Obioban, those mats are hideous! They remind me of the mats in pop's old 280D Merc I used to borrow.
In black they're just black-- they don't look like anything.



Only picture I can find where you can see them in my journal (~30,000 miles on them when the picture was taken):



Vs. how my OE mats normally look after 25,000 miles:



The did get their start in old mercs/porsches, though.
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In black they're just black-- they don't look like anything.



Only picture I can find where you can see them in my journal (~30,000 miles on them when the picture was taken):



Vs. how my OE mats normally look after 25,000 miles:



The did get their start in old mercs/porsches, though.
Oh I stand corrected , in black they aren't noticeable.
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My stock mats look just like that (worn through the heel pad), albeit they last longer than 25K. But with my current mileage/year, another OE set should last forever.
So do they make OE mats with the M3 logo in the hook style?
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My stock mats look just like that (worn through the heel pad), albeit they last longer than 25K. But with my current mileage/year, another OE set should last forever.
So do they make OE mats with the M3 logo in the hook style?
There are OE mats in the hook style, but not with the M3 logo AFAIK.
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I recall a thread awhile back documenting the CSL mats, which don't have the embroidered logo or carpeted heel pad but also don't have the foam backing that fails.
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