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      10-29-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Seat Wear

My X1 has done less than 10,000 miles yet the driver's seat backrest is showing signs of wear.

As I only wear 'normal' clothing and not jeans with studs and rivets I'm a bit disappointed

Has anyone else had a similar problem?
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      10-30-2012, 05:01 AM   #2
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That's a shame!!! Must come from trousers or something you wore for the first time without washing or so...
Must mean that going with fabric isn't all that. I ordered leather though, easiest to clean, but I bet Alcantara is even worse to keep clean...
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Tried a portable steam cleaner?
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      10-30-2012, 09:12 AM   #4
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Tried a portable steam cleaner?
Unfortunately the problem isn't that the upholstery is dirty, it's worn. It has dark patches because the red fibres have worn faster than the black ones
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No one else facing this problem then?
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I'm not an expert in seating posture here.

But why is the rubbing happening in the lower back section of the seat?

Is that a sport seat you got there? A sport seat will give you a better lateral support so you won't be rolling around in you seat in the future.

For now, maybe adjusting your seating position will prevent rubber on that section in the future.

My 2 cents.
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I'm not an expert in seating posture here.

But why is the rubbing happening in the lower back section of the seat?

Is that a sport seat you got there? A sport seat will give you a better lateral support so you won't be rolling around in you seat in the future.

For now, maybe adjusting your seating position will prevent rubber on that section in the future.

My 2 cents.
That could have something to do with the problem, it's a standard seat but with the optional lumbar support adjustment. It may be that it's concentrating most of the load over a small section of the backrest thereby increasing the wear. I'll reduce the amount of lumbar support and see if helps.

Thanks for your suggestions guys
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