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    Hi I was thinking about upgrading the standard seats in my compact to something more supportive and sporty feeling. The most obvious option is getting a whole sport E46compact interior. The difficulty there is they don't seem to come up to often on ebay. Are the compact sports seats a big upgrade on the standard seats?

    Another option would be to get sports seats from another type of E46 or even an E36. Would they fit? I know the rears would not but I have a black interior and if I got black front seats I could just leave the rears as they are.

    The last option would be to possibly take my seats to an upholsters(there is a specialist coachtrimmer locally) and see if they could just add side bolsters to my standard seats(which are in good condition) and turn them into more sporty feeling seats. This would maybe be cheaper and would not require me removing and replacing a car interior. But I am not sure if it could actually be done.

    Any suggestions or advice welcome.

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    E46 coupe seats would fit no problems, try our Forum vendors Quarry Motors as they may be able to help you out.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    E46 coupe seats would fit no problems, try our Forum vendors Quarry Motors as they may be able to help you out.
    would they really?? all this time i've been looking for sports seats but thought my options were limited to e46 compact seats only!! which as the OP said don't come around very often at all!!
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    I'd keep an eye out on E-bay and be patient - when I was looking for some silver interior trim, there appeared to be shed loads on e-bay (although that was last year). Try searching for compacts that are being broken as well and contacting the breaker.

    I think the coupe seats are identical (although without checking the part numbers on real oem I can't say for 100%).
     
     

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    how about these? if i had the money i would snap them up
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Bmw-coupe-e46-...item2c5397fbc1
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    ok this has just gone on again wish i had the cash
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bmw-compact-e4...item335b6e140f
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    im going to change the trim on my compact as its grey has anyone ever done a dashboard change and thanks as i didnt know the coupe fronts would fir
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthuds View Post
    im going to change the trim on my compact as its grey has anyone ever done a dashboard change and thanks as i didnt know the coupe fronts would fir
    i'd look into painting them yourself first :thumbs theres a good thread on it on here somewhere.
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    I think Sam C and Goughy have both painted their trims and posted threads on here showing them

    Or do you mean the entire dash change?

    As for seats, dont forget compacts use manual adjusting seats not electric (well... if assuming you have normal seats at the moment) so I dont know how or if you could use the electric seats in the compact?
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