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Might check the structure first...(more) (archive)

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Posted by Jon on November 21, 2000 at 12:36:18:

In Reply to: Cost of re-upholstering seats posted by Alex on November 21, 2000 at 11:14:07:

My seat covers are in PERFECT condition. Maybe an anal-retentive PO with a Lexol fetish? I don't know.

Anyway, the seat frame on my driver's seat recently broke where the back meets the bottom. The part was $280! I still have the old part and it looks like a clear case of metal fatigue. The mechanic said he actually sees that quite a bit and that Mercedes seats (the other Marque at that garage) distribute the same load the M3 seats have on two points over 8 or more points. In case you are wondering, I weigh only 170 pounds so it's not like my tremendous size was too much for the seat to handle.

My point is that it might be better for you, in the long run, to just buy some new seats: Recaro, Sparco, Monaco, Momo, Corbeau, etc; that is, unless you've got a bone-stock concourse-winner or something.


Anyone know how much it would cost to do a near-factory quality re-upholstery job (front and back separately)

Thx in advance

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