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135/335 Seat Savers

Discussion in 'E81/E82/E87/E88 (2004-present)' started by Bimmerdan, Feb 20, 2009.

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    Bimmerdan

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    So I picked up a set of these at the dealer last night because I was looking for something that would provide a little protection for the bottom bolsters and also protect the backs of my legs in the middle of the Houston summer ("Hot and Sticky" doesn't even come CLOSE to describing it). I was curious if anyone else has ever used these before?
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    The reason I'm asking is because I have a 135 with sport seats and the dealer told me the seats are identical to the 335 sport seats and these are the vests for the 335. When I put them on, it seems like the back is about 3 or 4 inches too short? When I sit down on it, it pulls the back down so far that the velcro rips loose where it connects under the headrest. I realize they may stretch a little over time but that seems excessive?

    Anybody have experience with these? Are they really that tight when you first put them on or could I have the wrong seat covers?
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    wretched

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    I haven't used these nor have I ever seen them! But I am very interested in them could you report back how well they work?
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    Bimmerdan

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    They seem to be stretching out a little, as they are definitely fitting 'better' but they still seem a little short in the back. I liked the design of these because it leaves the side airbags in the seatbacks completely open.

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    I also have never heard of them. Interesting design though! Maybe a tailor could resize them for you?
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    pseto

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    not sure how those would save your seats since the most common wear issue is rubbing at the side bolsters.
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    Bimmerdan

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    On every one of my cars, the wear is much worse on the lower bolsters than on the side bolsters. It may have something to do with how each individual gets in and out of their car because I have definitely seen some where the side bolsters were worn much worse than the bottoms. I always slide my seat completely back before I get out so I rarely hit the side bolster. I think these seat vests will be ideal for my purpose but I can see where they wouldn't be for everyone.
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    330indy1

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    I would think the abrasion of these on the seat doesn't make up for whatever they are preventing (for wear)
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    Bimmerdan

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    I guess only time will tell but these seem to be softer/smoother than my blue jeans and Dockers and this way the rivets and buttons on the back pockets never come into contact with the seat. Plus (and this was the primary reason), when I wear shorts in the middle of the summer, it keeps the backs of my legs off the hot leather!

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