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      07-20-2022, 06:57 AM   #1
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Recaro Seat, Brey Krause Mounts - OEM Manual Rail or floor?

Done a lot of digging over the past year or so with my aging seats, planning to yank those out and store them in the basement.

Looking to install a set of Recaro Pole Position (NG, ABE, or similar) seats using the Brey Krause side mounts to the OEM rail setup. It seems this is the most clear-cut way to center seats and avoid contact with the trans tunnel or door card? My car has power seats, thinking I will look for a used BMW manual slider setup to install - any part numbers to search?

My preference would be to mount straight to the floor with BK - hard to tell if clearance will be an issue.

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Seems like dre99gsx Azeka1 3002 tii TRiCC and eggman51 are the folks with direct experience
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Seems like dre99gsx Azeka1 3002 tii TRiCC and eggman51 are the folks with direct experience
Brey Krause seat mounts form, function, and fitment are excellent! I have a Recaro Pole Position and it doesn’t interfere with the door panel or the center console. No regrets here! No experience with the oem manual slider, I have the power seats with the E30 window switch button installed
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Seems like dre99gsx Azeka1 3002 tii TRiCC and eggman51 are the folks with direct experience
Brey Krause seat mounts form, function, and fitment are excellent! I have a Recaro Pole Position and it doesn't interfere with the door panel or the center console. No regrets here! No experience with the oem manual slider, I have the power seats with the E30 window switch button installed
Perfect! I have the seats incoming and picked up a set of used Z4 manual seats to scavenge the manual slider mechanism from. Trying to keep my power OEM M seats intact
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Seems like dre99gsx Azeka1 3002 tii TRiCC and eggman51 are the folks with direct experience
Brey Krause seat mounts form, function, and fitment are excellent! I have a Recaro Pole Position and it doesn't interfere with the door panel or the center console. No regrets here! No experience with the oem manual slider, I have the power seats with the E30 window switch button installed
+1 to this. I've never used the power sliding version, but have used their fixed mounts on my z4m and e36 race car. Far easier to install and higher quality than any other setup available.
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+1 to this. I've never used the power sliding version, but have used their fixed mounts on my z4m and e36 race car.
Did you bolt directly to the floor on the Z4 or via mounting plates a la VAC, Bimmerworld, etc.?
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I have 2 Recaro PP's mounted directly to the floor on my Z4MC with BK mounts. Going on 2.5 years with zero issues.

Best modification I've made to any car, fwiw.
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I have 2 Recaro PP's mounted directly to the floor on my Z4MC with BK mounts. Going on 2.5 years with zero issues.

Best modification I've made to any car, fwiw.
Thank you for chiming in! Full interior? Any interference on the door cards?

Parts are amassing in my basement, excited for this winter project
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I have 2 Recaro PP's mounted directly to the floor on my Z4MC with BK mounts. Going on 2.5 years with zero issues.

Best modification I've made to any car, fwiw.
Thank you for chiming in! Full interior? Any interference on the door cards?

Parts are amassing in my basement, excited for this winter project
Yup, full interior with no interference. Car is in storage for the winter so won't be able to get pics of gap to door card but it's well over 1" from memory.

The seatbelt receptacle is a bit tight on the inside opening in the seat but not enough to ever really be an issue. I'm 6'2" and 200lbs and fit perfectly in the PP's, still allowing room to buckle the belt. But if you're slimmer it would be a non-issue.

PP's in this car completely changed the driving experience. I also have a JDM Integra Type R with the factory Recaro seats and now don't think I would have a performance/sports car without seats like these.

Feel free to reach out with any questions as you go.
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100% agree exactly with SLC801 , 60 and 220 lbs, Recaro pole position and Brey Krause mounts all day! Ive also had a Black Recaro SPG XL that fit with no issues but sold it to get a custom race red leather Pole Position to match closer to the Imola interior. 6 220 lbs here. Pole Positions for daily driving/track IMO is less tiresome compared to the SPG XL due to the less aggressive bolsters on the hips/shoulder that have far better bolstering than the M seats

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Yup, full interior with no interference. Car is in storage for the winter so won't be able to get pics of gap to door card but it's well over 1" from memory.

The seatbelt receptacle is a bit tight on the inside opening in the seat but not enough to ever really be an issue. I'm 6'2" and 200lbs and fit perfectly in the PP's, still allowing room to buckle the belt. But if you're slimmer it would be a non-issue.

PP's in this car completely changed the driving experience. I also have a JDM Integra Type R with the factory Recaro seats and now don't think I would have a performance/sports car without seats like these.

Feel free to reach out with any questions as you go.
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