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Old 04-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #1
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Regarding fitting M3 seats on e46 sedan

I have searched and read that thread of M stuff on non-M. I found them telling that it's possible to have M3 seats on e46 sedan, but I should have the "outer rail"
what is that " outer rail"? could someone explaine to me by pic. or diagram. I couldnt get what part they mean.

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Old 04-26-2011, 08:23 AM   #2
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The rails they rail on.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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I've looked into putting coupe or M3 seats into my wagon. The seatbelt in the sedan/wagon is attached to the seat; in the coupe it's attached to the car. You need to swap the seat's outer rail (closest to the door) so you'll have somewhere to mount the seatbelt.

It's the lower part of the seat closest to the number 2 in these pictures from RealOEM:

Sample sedan/wagon:

Sample coupe:

Do a search - this has been discussed at length before. Sounds like it's only a pair of bolts/nuts to undo, and maybe detach the crossmember. I've also heard of swapping the little bracket instead of the entire rail, but swapping the rail sounds really easy.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:38 AM   #4
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Ahaa, it's clear now I've got it, I'll do search.
did you finde cope seats or M3, how much did you find them.
thaaaaaaaaaaaanks a lot,
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #5
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Can you transfer both the inner and outer rails from the sedan seat on to the M3 seat? I've got a chance to buy some M3 coupe seats but the rails aren't included. Thanks
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