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    When I first bought my car I had to relearn how to enter a driver seat. The side bolsters stick out too far and I knew it would only be a matter of time till it was damaged. I had been putting my ass in first then feet but that just didn't work with these seats. I learned to put my right foot in first, then ass, then left foot. It's a little odd of a move but I can do it without bumping the bolster. You have to basically do the splits and get the right foot way over by the gas pedal.

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    +1. My technique may be different, but I don't touch the bolster at all going in or out.

    JR ... That seat looks awesome ! Way better than the repair done by a mobile guy (luckily, it was not my car).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave1027 View Post
    When I first bought my car I had to relearn how to enter a driver seat. The side bolsters stick out too far and I knew it would only be a matter of time till it was damaged. I had been putting my ass in first then feet but that just didn't work with these seats. I learned to put my right foot in first, then ass, then left foot. It's a little odd of a move but I can do it without bumping the bolster. You have to basically do the splits and get the right foot way over by the gas pedal.
    I'll have to try this. My current method is "ehhh fuckit the bolster already has a tear in it."

    Quote Originally Posted by fredo View Post
    +1. My technique may be different, but I don't touch the bolster at all going in or out.
    Dude getting into a coupe is a whole different ball game. I never touched the bolsters on my sedan and can slip right in/out of my touring with ease. The coupe though...my ass is just chewing through the bolster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Dude getting into a coupe is a whole different ball game. I never touched the bolsters on my sedan and can slip right in/out of my touring with ease. The coupe though...my ass is just chewing through the bolster...
    time for the ol' dukes of hazzard method!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Dude getting into a coupe is a whole different ball game. I never touched the bolsters on my sedan and can slip right in/out of my touring with ease. The coupe though...my ass is just chewing through the bolster...
    +1

    Then park it in a garage, by a car, or by some sort of obstacle that means you can't open the door all the way and you are guaranteed to rub that bolster.


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    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    time for the ol' dukes of hazzard method!
    I've been in situations where I had to resort to holding the unlock button on the fob to roll the window down so that I can shimmy in kind of over the door. I'll start practicing it with the door closed...
    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    +1

    Then park it in a garage, by a car, or by some sort of obstacle that means you can't open the door all the way and you are guaranteed to rub that bolster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    I'll have to try this. My current method is "ehhh fuckit the bolster already has a tear in it."



    Dude getting into a coupe is a whole different ball game. I never touched the bolsters on my sedan and can slip right in/out of my touring with ease. The coupe though...my ass is just chewing through the bolster...
    Oh how handy the B-pillar is on a sedan. ☺️

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    i have my right hand on the steering wheel and my left hand i press onto the door sill area and lift and pull my self out so that I dont put pressure on the lower left seat cushion area and i avoid the bolster. i dread getting into and out of the seats in these cars as its like a ticking time bomb with the bolster and seat cushion lol.

    took a girl I was dating the other day out and she slid into her seat right into the bolster like normal and when she sat i looked at her like....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nextelbuddy View Post
    took a girl I was dating the other day out and she slid into her seat right into the bolster like normal and when she sat i looked at her like....

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