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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Thu, Aug-31-2017, 01:46:12 AM   #1
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Default M-Rain Seats - Help

I found these seats for $350 and wanted to see what the forum thinks they are worth? Owner says they are in good condition other than the hole in the drivers side bolster. Is that hole something that I could repair or have repaired?
I know you guys are great at spotting issues, so I wanted to see what you thought. Thanks in advance!

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Old Thu, Aug-31-2017, 02:08:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

Better get some new M-Rain fabrics from here
Reproduction of E36 M3 "M Rain" fabric https://www.bmwfabric.com/
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Default Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

At 350 I'd buy them for sure. That's an easy patch, or bolster replacement. The cloth is harder to repair so look for ass wear, but they look like a good clean will look great. I'd buy some spare material if you love them, so in a few years you've got a couple yards of spare for in case.
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Default M-Rain Seats - Help

$350 seems like a good buy. Nice find!!

They fit any E36.
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Not worth it at all.

What's the seller's info?
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Default Re: M-Rain Seats - Help

Thanks for the feedback. I realize they aren't in great shape, but as long as they are structurally sound I'll be happy with them. Unfortunately I can't inspect them in person and it's always risky buying used. I've been burned with used seats before.

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Better get some new M-Rain fabrics from here
Reproduction of E36 M3 "M Rain" fabric https://www.bmwfabric.com/
Looks like he's out of M-Rain and alcantara. He mentioned he might not make any more M-Rain which is unfortunate
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You can contact the seller for the M-Rain + Alcantara by PM on Bimmerforums, his name is BimmerBreaker
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https://www.bmwfabric.com/product-pa...ction-fabric-2
Here's bimmerbreakers website.
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Personally I do not think they are worth it. It's an incomplete set that needs work. If you use them, you'll want the rears too. If you sell them, I doubt you'll get that much. The repair will never match unless you get original fabric. BMW specs out their own shade as far as I'm aware.

I've been looking for a 318is/4 set for my sedan as well. The last super nice nice F/R set in Germany sold for $600. Unfortunately he wouldn't ship it to me (probably would have cost $300).
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Oh I just assumed the rears were included although not pictured.
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