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Old 02-19-2020, 08:45 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a source for NEW 740 seat foam?
I know the 240s have https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-new-lower-seat-foam
I also know that the common advice is to find a decent passenger's seat and swap that into your driver's seat but I'd much prefer new seat foam.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:34 AM   #2
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What year 740? Cloth or leather? The cushions vary so this is why I ask these questions.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:06 PM   #3
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1991 740 Wagon. Tan leather.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:23 PM   #4
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1991 740 Wagon. Tan leather.
If you find one, I would probably also be interested in one, in case buying more helps.
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:37 PM   #5
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Seems to be discontinued. Seat foam is available for seats with cloth or newer style leather seats but not the 740 leather seats. I've dismantled a lot of 740 seats and I never noticed them to be worn out or damaged. So it seems like sourcing a passenger seat foam is your best bet. I'll be honest, I hate the 740 leather seats, I doubt you would really feel a difference with new seat foam. They are just not comfortable seats. I switched to the newer style leather seats and have never looked back.
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Seems to be discontinued. Seat foam is available for seats with cloth or newer style leather seats but not the 740 leather seats. I've dismantled a lot of 740 seats and I never noticed them to be worn out or damaged. So it seems like sourcing a passenger seat foam is your best bet. I'll be honest, I hate the 740 leather seats, I doubt you would really feel a difference with new seat foam. They are just not comfortable seats. I switched to the newer style leather seats and have never looked back.
That's what I always thought about the seats as well but then I got into a 91 740 with manual leather seats with only 75k miles of wear and it was incredibly comfortable for a 200mile trip.
What I most noticed was the front of the seat lower. There's no support for the foam there so I think it changes shape (and likely density) over the years and stops supporting your lower thigh area.
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