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    Check out www.bayareamotorsport.com for more pics and information
    Alles Beste!

    B. Wheaton
    1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
    2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

    http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

    Register your E30 M3!
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  • #2
    Looking good Brandon. How do you like those gauge pods? Do you find them distracting/obstructive at all?

    88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/M TECH
    89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/SCHWARZ
    85 323I S52 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZ
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    • #3
      gauge pods

      At first they were slightly distracting around tight left-handers but I have since grown accustom to them. Those gauges are one of the best mods I have ever done.
      Alles Beste!

      B. Wheaton
      1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
      2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

      http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

      Register your E30 M3!
      http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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      • #4
        I like the seats, I don't think I've seen SRDs in tan leather before.

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        • #5
          Very nice! The seats/gauges are incredible.. i'm sure those SRD's were a pretty penny though!
          Alex McHenry

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          • #6
            SRDs

            Yes, the seats were a bit pricey, but I managed to offset a good chunk of the cost by selling my stock seats for $1000! I had these custom covered in leather and it was worth every penny.
            Alles Beste!

            B. Wheaton
            1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
            2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

            http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

            Register your E30 M3!
            http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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            • #7
              If you don't mind me asking, what did it cost to have them custom covered? Did you use BMW fabric or what?
              Alex McHenry

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              • #8
                It was $2500 for the whole shebang, which included removal and installation, new lower brackets, lumbar adjustment (inflatable) etc. and soforth. The leather was ordered from BMW to match the original stuff. It's a dead-on color match. Before you go choking on the $2500 price, remember that I offset almost half that by selling my stock seats for $1000.



                Hope that helps!
                Alles Beste!

                B. Wheaton
                1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
                2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

                http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

                Register your E30 M3!
                http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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                • #9
                  To bad the SRD Evo barcket's are like $700 to $1,000 a piece. :sosad:

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                  • #10
                    Well that is the case with the OEM Sport Evo units that offer adjustable height. The Recaro brackets I have are permanently fixed in the "lower than an earthworm's belly" position and cost a mere $50 or so apeice.
                    Alles Beste!

                    B. Wheaton
                    1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
                    2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

                    http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

                    Register your E30 M3!
                    http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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                    • #11
                      Did the leather come from BMW cut for the seats?

                      I doubt it, but was just curious. They look like the leather really fits well, maybe you just found a good leather guy.

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                      • #12
                        I imagine an upholstery shop can only stay in business so long as they do quality work. I seriously doubt the leather was ordered cut for the SRDs. I imagine those in "the industry" have access to templates and whatnot to do custom jobs. I'm sure the gurus out there can actually do it by hand, like an expert taylor measures and cuts the fabric for a suit by hand. True craftsmen are a dying breed.
                        Alles Beste!

                        B. Wheaton
                        1989 E30 M3, Owner since June 2000
                        2008 E61 535xiT - The DD and work horse

                        http://www.bayareamotorsport.com

                        Register your E30 M3!
                        http://www.bmwmregistry.com

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                        • #13
                          I just wish I knew a guy that could do work like that. The people I know can only do simple things. I asked the one person I thought would be able good leather work to do the stitching around the center console (like that convertible M3 in the other thread) and he said forget it! Oh well, money I can spend on an EVO3 wing I guess

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