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      10-25-2018, 12:54 AM   #1
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New Alcantara Interior

The novillo leather of my 2009 Dakar Edition was starting to show wear so I decided to bite the bullet and get the entire interior re-done in nappa and alcantara. Entire dash was removed and rewrapped in leather + alcantara.

Took the opportunity to fix many of the creaks and rattles in the cabin. She feels like a new car now!

Pics from phone so quality may not be great. Enjoy!
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      10-25-2018, 01:21 AM   #2
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I like the dash!
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      10-25-2018, 06:21 AM   #3
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That looks really nice!! Well done.
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      10-25-2018, 06:44 AM   #4
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Omg. This is awesome. There are a couple things I don't love but for the most part it's really cool.

Question- the dashboard cover... is the passenger side airbag still going to work as intended?
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      10-25-2018, 09:43 AM   #5
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Question- the dashboard cover... is the passenger side airbag still going to work as intended?
Yes that's the first thing I asked the leather guy. They have a way to make sure the airbag deploys properly.
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      10-25-2018, 01:39 PM   #6
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I'm scared to ask what you paid for this...?
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Beautiful interior mate. Not to prod, but I'm curious about the cost simply to see if it's a feasible project to consider down the road.
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      10-25-2018, 08:26 PM   #8
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I live in Malaysia so the cost will be drastically different than where you are. Paid over usd6k for this, but I used one of the best in the business. Can probably get it done at a cheaper shop for much less but I didn't wanna risk the quality of work.
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Very nice. Due to labor cost I'd expect it to be 3x the cost in the USA
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      10-26-2018, 07:57 AM   #10
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I live in Malaysia so the cost will be drastically different than where you are. Paid over usd6k for this, but I used one of the best in the business. Can probably get it done at a cheaper shop for much less but I didn't wanna risk the quality of work.
Surprised that you didn't go with this style of floor mat to keep in line with the the style of rest of the car. Either way, it looks good.
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Surprised that you didn't go with this style of floor mat to keep in line with the the style of rest of the car. Either way, it looks good.
Car's my daily and those mats actually don't hold dirt very well. So stuck with normal carpet mats.
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is that alcantara on the wheel (horn/cover) or did they flock it?
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is that alcantara on the wheel (horn/cover) or did they flock it?
Steering wheel, wheel trim cover and airbag cover are fully alcantara.
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Looks great.

Is that an avin unit or an nbt retrofit?
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Looks great.

Is that an avin unit or an nbt retrofit?
It's an Android unit identical to what AVIN sells, but I got it directly from China.
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This is looks wrong.
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Just curious but what is the button near the arm rest?
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Just curious but what is the button near the arm rest?
I have a valved exhaust. I added a button to manually open/close the valve cos the remote control module was broken. The button is a Double Apex exhaust toggle button, meant for VW Golf.
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Just curious but what is the button near the arm rest?
I have a valved exhaust. I added a button to manually open/close the valve cos the remote control module was broken. The button is a Double Apex exhaust toggle button, meant for VW Golf.
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This is looks wrong.
Yeah that part came out less than perfect cos of the way the lines intersect on the dash. Ah well.
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Steering wheel, wheel trim cover and airbag cover are fully alcantara.
the wheel no doubt looks alcantara wrapped, but the trim and horn section looks flocked. Flocking is just a different method.

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Mine is definitely alcantara. You can feel the fabric. Downside is that you need more pressure to activate the horn, due to the thickness of the alcantara.
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