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$1800 for BMW horse hair front seat/backrest pads!

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$1800 cost of BMW Germany horsehair front seat/backrest pads... and that's before the cost on installation...this is stunning!..

c'mon BMW give us a break...

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Martin,

I paid $1200 for the front set about 7 months ago.  That was with a 15 percent discount from the dealer because I am a BMWCCA member.  Another $600 for installation but that included repadding the rear seat with foam.  Front and rear seats turned out great.

Best,

Glen

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Wow!  That's horse pucky!

 

You could get a very nice pair of Recaros for that.

 

Perhaps even a horse.

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And the OEM pads were a smidge over $1,000 when I bought a set 4 years ago (‘76), and another 3 years ago (‘73).  That’s some serious inflation.

 

Have you checked prices for the pads at World Upholstery, GAHH, Jaymic, or Walloth & Nesch?  If someone quotes you $1,000 now, you may just jump on them!

 

They do look good, however....😚

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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contacted many here and in Europe that sell BMW parts... and most agree that cost has gone through the roof...

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yes all these: World Upholstery, GAHH, Jaymic, or Walloth & Nesch and more... may have to go the dreaded Bibendum foam..

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I wanted to use horsehair in the seats of the 2000CS, but I'm afraid I'll have to go with foam.  I'm not even sure correct pads are available for the non-headrest NK seats... (mine were redone with foam in the 80's)

 

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That's too much money for too little value.  The pricing is the result of BMW's parts pricing algorithm, not because someone in a suit thinks they are worth that much.

 

 Not a fan of the stock seats at all, especially for spirited driving.  At that point, there's little to stop you from going with something of actual value/quality (like GTS Classics).

 

My .02

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I have been told that BMW pricing use a dart board to ascertain their prices!

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A long time ago I read where someone here said they'd made some work, with a little modification.

 

Jim was brave enough to try it out.  Unfortunately the ones he bought would not work.

 

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Certainly there are a great many car seats out there that are not horse hair?  Are there that many horses?   Arguably wouldn't anything sufficently firm fulfill the same function? What am I missing?   Other than the ability to say it's horse hair, why does it matter if your rear ended cannot tell the difference?  

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