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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 Fri, Sep-07-2018, 09:37:19 PM   #11
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Default Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

So, here's the list:

1. WALKD_U - 2 IR Hides
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3. jimmyp281 - 1 IR Hide
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Everything looks fine to you. Let those who care about in depth details do their thing. Most people will think it looks great, including myself. If you're looking for OE perfect, this may not be for that person and they should be made aware of it. FFS
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Old Fri, Sep-07-2018, 10:18:30 PM   #13
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Default Re: Feeler: Group Buy Replicate Smooth Nappa IMOLA RED Leather

Prices has been added to the OP and we hit our first discount bracket Also, LSB leather is added to the GB!
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I’m a feeler for two hides in LSB.
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The lsb actually looks like a close match, in both color and grain.
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Old Sat, Sep-08-2018, 12:03:00 AM   #16
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Just a thought but what about checking if the seat covers are still available from BMW? It may work out cheaper if factoring in the re-trim.
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Just a thought but what about checking if the seat covers are still available from BMW? It may work out cheaper if factoring in the re-trim.
Because most of us are retrimming bucket seats of some sort or custom projects (e.g. dash, center console and so one)

So, here's the list:

1. WALKD_U - 2 IR Hides
2. . - 1 IR Hide
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5. Braymond141 - 2 LSB hides - Feeler
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Just a thought but what about checking if the seat covers are still available from BMW? It may work out cheaper if factoring in the re-trim.
They are NLA.
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The lsb actually looks like a close match, in both color and grain.


Agreed. The LSB looks better then the IMOLA hide. Bummer


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Agreed. The LSB looks better then the IMOLA hide. Bummer


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Incorrect. Sorry, this is my fault. The Imola armrest was well used whereas the LSB armrest was brand new. That little cutoff is an untouched Imola portion... that's what you should be focusing on, not the greasy armrest.

Here's a better view. Please note that the smaller cutoff is from the rear seat bench overage. The grain varies wildly from BMW in these areas.



The Euro hide source for Imola was actually worse looking than OEM. The LSB Euro hide source was spot on, but I preferred the more greenish hue (laguna) to the Relicate sample. The Euro hide grain is a perfect match though on all.





But again; Do not buy this hide to replace a single bolster and expect it to match. It's going to look like shit. It will look amazing as a full recover on each seat.

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