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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:53 PM
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Tri-Stitch is contagious and spreading throughout my car!

So my steering wheel is re-wrapped in alcantara and tri-stitch thanks to Coby Wheel. I had my ebrake handle wrapped in alcantara and tri-stitched. I had my arm rest done in alcantara also, no tri-stitch cause the seams aren't right, but super nice anyways. And a few weeks ago I ordered a new shift boot with some tri-stitch and it finally arrived! Once again perfect craftmanship by Mike at Coby Wheel. The dude is amazing. It sure looks better than the tattered and ruffled boot that has been in it since day 1. Trying to decide if I should get a shift boot to round out the combo or leave it alone. Dunno?

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:22 PM
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Wow! Your steering wheel looks a lot thicker...I wonder if he can do that in suede.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:26 PM
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Nice buddy, I was just thinking about that arm rest option(see Hades-like temperature here). I pondered the side arm rests too, but figured it was too much.

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 PM
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You should go ahead with your idea and alcantra the back of the seats, just forbid the shoes for rear passengers... or else! (insert evil laugh)

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:58 PM
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the center of the seats and the leg adjustable thing would look cool in alcantara, leave the leather on the side bolsters, and restitch the seats with the M specific stitching, your car would look mean
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:47 AM
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Side bolster on my alcantara seats is wearing through (drivers seat). Wonder if Mike would sell me a patch to apply. Got an email address?
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:20 AM
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the center of the seats and the leg adjustable thing would look cool in alcantara, leave the leather on the side bolsters, and restitch the seats with the M specific stitching, your car would look mean
Agreed. Have you ever seen the M3 seats with the alcantara middle? Amazing. Like below but solid colored:



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Side bolster on my alcantara seats is wearing through (drivers seat). Wonder if Mike would sell me a patch to apply. Got an email address?
Sales@cobywheel.com or you can PM him. On bimmerfest his username is m123. On fanatics it's coby1. I'm sure he'll hook you up.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:30 AM
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Looks great. But now that you have all that nice blue and red stitching, you need to go back to a blue and white roundel on your steering wheel.


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Looking good. Definitely stands out.
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Wow awesome look! I'm getting my wheel re-wrapped by Coby Wheel. Is that color gray Smolck?
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Wow awesome look! I'm getting my wheel re-wrapped by Coby Wheel. Is that color gray Smolck?
Yea. Grey is charcoal black to me and is the OEM color BMW used. Coby Wheel does have pure black though if you'd rather have that.
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Have you ever seen the M3 seats with the alcantara middle? Amazing. Like below but solid colored:

I once asked him if he could do that for me and he said no it would be ridiculously expensive when it comes to shipping seats + door cards. Also I think the Alcantara is not available



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To your original question, yes do the shifter boot too
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:52 AM
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I once asked him if he could do that for me and he said no it would be ridiculously expensive when it comes to shipping seats + door cards.
Plenty of local upholstery shops can do it though. I'd do it except I need my seats and don't have the option of leaving my car sit for a week or two while they do it.
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