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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:16 PM
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Vaders

Hey guys,

I may have a chance to pick up some very cheap Vaders soon and i was wondering if there are any known issues with them.

I realize they are just seats, but i mean the mechanics of them.

may sound dumb but they are interstate so i'm having to ask via email and trust the seller.

The driver side looks okish but the rest look mint.

he has them advertised for 500.

keep in mind i called a wreckers who had a set which was in " very rough" and may need to be recovered condition for 1500.

ill upload some pics when i get some
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:29 PM
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keep in mind i called a wreckers who had a set which was in " very rough" and may need to be recovered condition for 1500.

ill upload some pics when i get some
1500 for a wrecked set is disgusting...

You can get a mint condition for about $800-1000 from what I've seen locally...
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:41 PM
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Yeah in American you guys have it easy. look at ebay.com.au for anything bmw its so expensive here
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:43 PM
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:33 PM
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A treatment with Leatherique and a re-dye and those would be fine.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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A treatment with Leatherique and a re-dye and those would be fine.
Any preferred leather dye's?

so keen to get these so i stop sliding out out of the seat when cornering.

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Old 06-20-2012, 07:52 PM
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Eh, don't expect to be put in a race seat. Vaders are nice but they're leather so you still slide around.

I'd like to get some bucket seats but it's not in my budget right now.
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Yeah in American you guys have it easy. look at ebay.com.au for anything bmw its so expensive here
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:13 PM
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Yeah in American you guys have it easy. look at ebay.com.au for anything bmw its so expensive here
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forgot you're not local
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:24 PM
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Any preferred leather dye's?

so keen to get these so i stop sliding out out of the seat when cornering.

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Same as the maker of the leather restorer: Leatherique.

Dyes: http://www.leatherique.com/standard-colors/

Restoration/rejuvenation: http://www.leatherique.com/products.html
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:55 PM
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awesome thank mate.

Purchased them just then for 480! ripper bargain!
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:36 PM
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Now, to sell my tan seats or keep them for summer?
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:23 AM
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Sell them, you won't ever take the vaders out, trust me.
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russian, wish you were close. I'd buy the tan seats. The driver's side one in my 318 is about done for. Shipping from Oz would probably cost more than the seats.
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Check the bowden cables..
and the seat heaters IF installed..
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That's a great price on this continent, congratulations!
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