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my thoughts on the "butt clamp" ... (archive)

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Posted by KC ///M3 on April 24, 2000 at 22:14:52:

In Reply to: KC ///M3, more questions about seats posted by jslick on April 24, 2000 at 21:39:37:

Well, let's see what sort of attention that garners : )

Actually, what I meant by "keeping your butt in place" was keeping your body as a whole in place. I'm in the military, and "your butt" is a generic term of varied and frequent usage (as in "get your butt over here" and "this anthrax shot will save your butt someday"). Sorry if you took that too literally!

I personally have not felt that the thigh bolsters become uncomfortable. In fact, I like the snug fitment of the seats. My problem is that I'm about 6'3" and I find that after long excursions, my lower back tends to ache a little. I have problems finding comfortable driving positions though, so more normally sized people should be better off.

Bob says he finds the vaders to be very comfortable, and he most likely has more experience with the seats than I do since he has been driving M3's since dinosaurs roamed the Earth (jk Bob). I really don't have much experience with the sedan seats, I just imagine that BMW would design them to be a little more comfort-oriented than the vaders because of the ever-so-slightly more domestic and practical nature of the sedan.

I honestly think that as long as you are not a genetic freak of nature like me, you won't have any problem with the coupe seats.


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