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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Nov-11-2005, 11:00:07 PM   #21
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One of the items listed is "LEATHER SEAT COVER, MONTANA ONLY WITH" whatever that means. I am going to call my dealer tomorrow and see if they can tell me what this is.

Montana leather is the cowhide that the 325/330 have. It's not nearly as nice (or as delicate) as the Nappa lambskin we have in M3s.

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Big bump... did anyone ever try this?? I have to get my heated seat elements installed soon, thinking about this whilst I'm at it.
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Old Mon, Aug-28-2006, 10:41:25 PM   #23
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You guys are kidding, right?
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I believe the consensus was that you had to use leather from a 325/330 (yuk) to make it work, since air won't flow through our leather.
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I believe it would have to be perforated leather (my previous car had perforated w/vented seats). I was going to replace my lowers and do a custom 2-tone.

I would love to get the kit minus the leather, but that doesn't seem to be an option.

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Nope... I didn't buy this car for the track. If you did, great, enjoy it, but for me its just a fun daily driver. Does my quest for added comfort offend you?
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Why? I'd rather have that than seat heating
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Interesting - Couldn't you peforate the existing leather? I would imagine that they have machines that could do it like a million hole punch?

I would love to have this because I sweat like crazy in the summer on the leather seats - it almost makes me want to get the cabbie beads...lol
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Forget perforating your seats. Just use the kit with the cloth M3 seats
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You can do the same thing with a few 12-volt CPU fans. After this hot a summer, I am planning to do this.

There is space in the back of the seat also, that will accept a few thin fans.

I plan to put the fans on a speed controller so I can vary the amount of air they move. I might even have the speed adjust automatically depending on the interior temperature.

I'll let you know how it works out.
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I'm thinking this kit must include some sort of "distribution fins" for lack of a better term that would more evenly distribute the airflow over the entire seat bottom, no?
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