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BMW E21 Bucket Seat Guide

The BMW E21 story (75-83)...

Once you start using your BMW E21 for fast road and track use, you’ll soon realize just how much you need new bucket seats to provide more support. 

On cornering, you may find your self holding onto the steering wheel tighter than usual, tensing your thighs and legs against the central console and/or door card. You’ll probably find your weight shifting in the seat and having to re-position your self after the corner. 

None of this is correct. Your seat should provide the right level of support so that you can grip the steering wheel only for steering, your legs should be supported and your weight shouldn’t shift around. The recommendations we provide are to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported allowing you to focus on the job at hand. 

We’ve worked closely with our customers to create our BMW E21 guide.
The resulting recommendations are based on previous customer car installations.

Recommended brackets:
We recommend either using the Planted Technology bracket with side mounts to install the side mounted bucket seats we suggest in our guide.  

Option 1: Bucket seat / Side mounted seat – Side mounts – Sliding Runner – Fitting frame – Vehicle 

Option 2: Reclining seat / Base mounted seat – Sliding Runner – Fitting frame – Vehicle 

**NOTE** Cobra fitting equipment for Cobra seats only!

**NOTE** Recaro fitting equipment for Recaro seats only!

  • Corbeau Car Specific Fitting Frames

    From £179.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Endurance Motorsport Fitting Equipment

    £32.50 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Planted Technology

    From £185.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Sparco Fitting Equipment

    £70.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Recaro Fitting Equipment

    £146.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • ,

    £62.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Recaro Fitting Equipment

    £120.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Cobra Fitting Equipment

    From £70.00 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended bucket seats:
We recommend these bucket seats based on previous BMW E21 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know the narrower shoulder supports fit the cockpit constraints.
We’ve picked different styles of seats depending on the level of protection you need.
  • Corbeau Classic Bucket Seats

    From £230.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • OMP Classic Vintage Bucket Seats

    £260.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Bucket Seats

    From £395.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Sparco FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £450.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sparco FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £1,206.14 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    From £1,730.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Historic Classic Bucket Seats

    From £345.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Historic Classic Bucket Seats

    From £595.00 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended reclining seats:
We recommend these reclining sport seats based on previous BMW E21 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know they fit the floor mounting kits perfectly for a direct installation.
We’ve picked different styles of seats based on different budgets and styles.
  • Cobra Reclining Sport Seats

    From £499.17 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Reclining Sport Seats

    From £1,374.17 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Comfortline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £1,008.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Sparco Reclining Sport Seats

    From £2,346.49 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Sparco Reclining Sport Seats

    £468.42 Excl. VAT£421.58 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Recaro Sportline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £2,635.00 Excl. VAT Select options
Recommended roll cages:
We recommend these 4 roll cages based on previous BMW E21 customer cars.
Each roll cage is specifically designed for your BMW from each manufacturer.
We only work with trusted brands including Safety Devices and Custom cages.
  • BMW E21 Roll Cages

    From £738.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Safety Devices BMW Roll Cages

    From £422.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • BMW E21 Roll Cages

    From £738.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • OMP Roll Cages

    £756.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
Recommended harness belts:
Once you’ve picked the right bucket seats or reclining sport seats. You’ve got your roll cage set up and ready to go. It’s time to get the right harness belts. We’ve listed the 8 most popular harnesses on the market today. We’ve listed a few road and race harnesses along with some FIA harnesses depending on your requirements.
  • TRS 3 point road and track harnesses

    From £80.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 point road and track harnesses

    From £85.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £205.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 6 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £245.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £171.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £260.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    From £370.01 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    £325.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
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