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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 Wed, Apr-19-2017, 06:00:24 PM   #41
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Since any seats I get will need to be reupholstered anyway, I'm just going to have them add an indent for the 3 point belt receiver if I go the SPG XL route.

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There's also always the option of just pulling the cover off, reducing the foam in the area where the receptacle goes, then putting the cover back on. Like the older gen GT2 seats did. That's if you don't need re-upholstering.

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If you'd like me to put you in touch with the owner of Livery, let me know! He's a good buddy of mine. I really loved those wheels, but have an issue running the same set for more than 2 years.
Dang that's awesome, I'd appreciate that if you don't mind. Coincidentally I messaged them at sales@liverywheel earlier today, idk if he sees those emails. Not sure when I'll be able to afford them to be honest but hopefully in the nearish future lol

Doesn't hurt to get a quote I suppose, though I don't want to give the impression I'm able to buy rn

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I haven't read through the entire thread so sorry if my recommendations have been asked and answered, but as a guy who has both owned and tried a few different seats:
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I currently own a Profi XL, with one on it's way to my house to be delivered Friday, and another one on order. Three Profi XLs total. Love em. It's my go-to seat. For strictly daily driving and zero track time ever, I would consider the Sportster CS first and foremost, although I am putting the Profi XL in a completely daily driven car myself. They're comfortable for me and help with my back problems (I have a bulged disk in my upper back and sciatica problems and it holds me in a good posture position).
Good to hear someone enjoys dailying the SPG XL. I think that's the way I gotta go. On a mostly unrelated note, I once drove a 996 GT2. The seats are one thing, but holy s*** those cars are raw

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Since any seats I get will need to be reupholstered anyway, I'm just going to have them add an indent for the 3 point belt receiver if I go the SPG XL route.

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...the new Porsche carbon buckets are

I think I'd do the same, get the SPG XL and see how it is, then when wrapping it in leather maybe modify the seatbelt area
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So what mounting solution for fixed back seats are you tall guys using? 6'5" 195 I'd want it as low as possible
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So what mounting solution for fixed back seats are you tall guys using? 6'5" 195 I'd want it as low as possible
I haven't tried it yet, but if you don't care about sliders, I would use Brey Krause. They look as low as I've ever seen. I have a set sitting at home waiting to go in once I have time to install.

Then next is to get Macht Schnell/VAC floor mounts and directly bolt the seat with side mounts to the floor mounts.

Then next is probably VAC floor mounts, with sliders, and using VAC's aftermarket receptacles, and coding the receptacle out.

Finally, tallest is Macht Schnell floor mounts with sliders and their hybrid receptacle brackets and re-using OEM receptacle, which is probably the safest but tallest.
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I haven't tried it yet, but if you don't care about sliders, I would use Brey Krause. They look as low as I've ever seen. I have a set sitting at home waiting to go in once I have time to install.

Then next is to get Macht Schnell/VAC floor mounts and directly bolt the seat with side mounts to the floor mounts.

Then next is probably VAC floor mounts, with sliders, and using VAC's aftermarket receptacles, and coding the receptacle out.

Finally, tallest is Macht Schnell floor mounts with sliders and their hybrid receptacle brackets and re-using OEM receptacle, which is probably the safest but tallest.
Wouldn't recommend any of those for the fact they have an obnoxious number of holes, and worse, have their logos etched.

Motion Motorsports offers a better mounting system, and it looks cleaner.
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Wouldn't recommend any of those for the fact they have an obnoxious number of holes, and worse, have their logos etched.

Motion Motorsports offers a better mounting system, and it looks cleaner.
Their mount does seem great with that keyed set up. I really only need sliders on the passenger side I suppose. It would be great to have the ability to tilt the drivers forward, anybody doing that?

EDIT: Will any fixed back seat require one of these awful looking floor mounts?
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I haven't tried it yet, but if you don't care about sliders, I would use Brey Krause. They look as low as I've ever seen. I have a set sitting at home waiting to go in once I have time to install.

Then next is to get Macht Schnell/VAC floor mounts and directly bolt the seat with side mounts to the floor mounts.

Then next is probably VAC floor mounts, with sliders, and using VAC's aftermarket receptacles, and coding the receptacle out.

Finally, tallest is Macht Schnell floor mounts with sliders and their hybrid receptacle brackets and re-using OEM receptacle, which is probably the safest but tallest.
Brey Krause had a mount coming out soon to attach aftermarket seats to the factory BMW power or manual sliders.

Already shipping on the e9X and F8X, e46 version in production now.

e9X/F8X version: https://www.bkauto.com/R_9280_Seat_M...s_p/r-9280.htm

That said, anything with sliders will be higher than the direct to floor mount. But, still significantly lower than stock!
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Wouldn't recommend any of those for the fact they have an obnoxious number of holes, and worse, have their logos etched.

Motion Motorsports offers a better mounting system, and it looks cleaner.
Does the Motion Motorsports fit Recaro Profi XL? looking at the way it comes in from the base, I would be a little worried about that, otherwise, those look good too. Certainly a option for regular Pole Positions and the like.

I liked the idea of the Brey Krause because floor mounts are not needed. Gets me as low as I need. But honestly, all sorts of options and all sorts of opinions, and I hardly claim my solutions to be THE solutions. Just rattling stuff off that I've tried.
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Brey Krause had a mount coming out soon to attach aftermarket seats to the factory BMW power or manual sliders.



Already shipping on the e9X and F8X, e46 version in production now.



e9X/F8X version: https://www.bkauto.com/R_9280_Seat_M...s_p/r-9280.htm



That said, anything with sliders will be higher than the direct to floor mount. But, still significantly lower than stock!


That is exactly what I'd want. The only way it could be better is if it tilted forward somehow, I'm not holding my breath for that.
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