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      01-26-2022, 10:41 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by roadrunner_clams View Post
I found that the seat bottom on my 21 with vernasca leather was very hard and became quite uncomfortable after short drives. I ended up using a cushion on top of it for about 10 months. I took the cushion off one day and was surprised that the seat bottom had actually become softer over time to the point that I didn't need the cushion any longer. My 22 LCI has the perforated sensatac seats and the seat bottom is much softer than the vernasca leather. I did not need any after market cushion with the sensatac seats.
Interesting! How did you get sensatac in the x3m? I don't even see that as an option. I tried removing my seat cushion yesterday and was instantly disappointed by the outer thigh/hip pain that came on in 25 minutes. I have been using all my body weight to spread the bolsters at every red light (yes it looks ridiculous) and using conditioner, but I have no noticed a difference in my pain point.

The standard x3 seat feels great to me. I am not sure if the M seat (non sport seat) will work for me.

I have to sell the car at this point because I cant get comfortable and am not willing to sit on a pad for the rest of the ownership. I'd like to get an x3m non comp (to avoid the sports sears) but am still worried about what those will feel like.
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      05-08-2022, 12:53 AM   #46
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Update: Great news for my particular backside and non-comfort situation.

I have now driven 3,000 miles on a sheep skin cover on my driver's seat. It has made the total difference to my backside being cushioned; it also served to elevate pressure softly up and away from being directly on the harder seat bottom. Love the car and appreciate the forum advice of trying out the sheep skin! It only cost $200 which is way cheaper (and much, much better) than having to give up the 330i.

My physical therapist also adjusted my seating position to be more upright and shifted my right knee position for the offset pedals! Sheepskin is by Overland and easy to order on line. Hope this info helps someone!
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      05-08-2022, 09:37 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by BigBMWguy85 View Post
The bottom bolsters of the 2022 X3m Comp are literally unbearable. It makes me happy I am not alone, but sad that I will sell this car because of the pathetic attempt at making seats for anyone that's > 6' tall and muscular with big thighs/ass. lol

Has anyone changed the seats with a fabricator? The bolsters make my drive miserable after 30 minutes. Luckily I purchase a purple seat pad and have that in there for the time being until I get rid of the car. There IS NO other spots SUV that I want or that can match the driving experience. It is really really unfortunate.

Pleas let me know if anyone has found a solution for the bolsters digging into their hip bones because I would love to keep the vehicle and or get another one in the future.
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