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Old 11-28-2018, 10:51 AM
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Seat covers ?

The seats in my 2000 Z3 get really warm in the summer when driving... they apparently do not breathe very well and there is no air circulation/flow. The back of my shirt gets sweaty quickly. I tried the wood beads cover which helped with the air flow, but looks horrible. Does anyone have experience with the sheepskin covers? I would assume they breathe in the summer and help with airflow. Any other recommendations?
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:16 PM
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Sorry russwright, I gotta laugh. My Z did not come with heated seats. She came out of Texas. I just bought a heated seat cushion for mine. Boy, it is nice here in Wisco to have my body warm before the water temp is up to throw heat! Best of luck, Mike.
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Old 11-30-2018, 10:44 AM
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Just to be clear here. You think wood beads look horrible but sheepskin looks good?
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Old 11-30-2018, 11:25 AM
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Have you considered using a terry cloth seat cover?
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Old 12-01-2018, 09:01 AM
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... Does anyone have experience with the sheepskin covers? I would assume they breathe in the summer and help with airflow...
Ten years experience with sheepskin. I cut the back off and replaced the six stretch bottom straps with two quickly removable velcro straps. It insulates from the hot and cold leather, and saves the leather from the scooting and twisting when getting in and out.
However, my sheepskin bottom is in a 2008 LLBean Forester. I would not recommend it in the Z3 because of the straps under the seat and the lack of clearance against the console. The lack of clearance under the seat would prevent installing the straps, and if you could, they might foul the mechanisms. And the thick fur might not fit well with the belt tensioner and the console.

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Old 12-02-2018, 02:01 PM
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The beads were black on tan interior... did not look too good, but they were effective. I need to find a better way to secure them to the seat. Took them off once the weather cooled and now that the car is in storage for the winter, I have 4 four months to think about it.
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Old 12-02-2018, 03:43 PM
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... car is in storage for the winter, I have 4 four months to think about it.
Don't know about the beads, but for sheepskin, think about getting your hands under the seat to attach 6 hook-ended elastic straps to the seat bottom, and what might happen to all that under there.

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Old 12-02-2018, 05:03 PM
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I bought two mesh lumbar support seat backs similar to this a couple of years ago. It's not a cool seat, but it does help. It probably only works for us since I am just a bit over 5' 7" and my wife is shorter than that. The extra lumbar support is welcome on a long trip and a slightly cooler back is also nice.

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