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Old 05-29-2013, 03:16 AM   #41
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I looked over a lot of threads about m3 seat swap to non m3 and no one has ever mentioned what they do with the second set of seat belts on attached to b pillars. I also looked at the interior b pillar trim for m3's but they also have a spot for seat belt so I do not understand. If the seat belts are attached directly to the seat in m3's then why does the pillar trim also have a spot for a belt?
Sedan seatbelt bases attach to the seat rail. Coupe (including M3) seatbelt bases attach to the car floor. That's why you have to swap rails, for the seatbelts to mount.

edit: The B-pillar trim is the other part of the car that the seatbelt mounts to. Then it triangulates at the buckle. hehe

I did an M3 seat swap into my 1999 328i. Plus steering wheel/airbag, side mirrors, side skirts, front strut bar, etc.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:39 AM   #42
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The seats i am interested in are from a convertible. that must be why the seat belts are connected directly to the top of the seats, because the m3 convertible does not have b pillars. thats why it did not make any sense to me. So, is there a way to retrofit convertible m3 seats into 330i sedan, and only have one seatbelt.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #43
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why is it so hard for me to find a pair?

I've ony been looking for about a year and a half now
You can't "find" a pair, you have to grow them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:53 PM   #44
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Yes Sport Package comes with Sport seats. The non-M sport seats are not the same as M3 seats. You can't see the backrest at the shoulders and headrest totally different and leather grain is smooth Nappa. M3 seats also come in exclusive colors and option ordered adjustable side bolsters to keep one snug.
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The Sports Package IS the seats. It's other stuff too, but the seats are a big part of the package.
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