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Does anyone know if the Alcantara (synthetic suede) trim pieces will be available for purchase? If so, are there part numbers/prices released yet?

I've noticed that all of the Abarths coming stateside just have the leather/vinyl covered pieces. I haven't seen one with the suede yet. That said, the parts seem to be easily interchangeable.

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My big concern about getting this is keeping it in good condition, since i've heard a lot about alcantara when it comes to that. have you by any chance looked into caring for alcantara?

So far my default decision will be leather/vinyl which undoubtedly is easy to care for, even a monkey can do it.
 

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My big concern about getting this is keeping it in good condition, since i've heard a lot about alcantara when it comes to that. have you by any chance looked into caring for alcantara?

So far my default decision will be leather/vinyl which undoubtedly is easy to care for, even a monkey can do it.
The only areas where it might be an issue would be seat bolsters and perhaps that armrest/console lid (over time). The dash piece shouldn't get much (if any) wear. I believe the factory Recaros come with Alcantara in the inset, Nappa leather on the bolsters and headrest.

The last vehicle I owned had Alcantara seats, and they were very low-maintenance. After about 40,000 miles, the seat cushions would develop those little "piles" of fabric (like a sweater). The solution was simple -- those little "de-fuzzing" devices used to remove piles from sweaters :)

As for cleaning, baby wipes (followed up with a microfiber towel to remove any excess solution) worked like a champ. If it's just dusty, a vacuum with a brush attachment is all you need. The brush serves to "re-fluff" the Alcantara as well.

The only thing I wouldn't wrap in Alcantara is the steering wheel. Definitely a high-wear item that has direct contact with oils from your hands.
 

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Custom Boots etc

Check this site out. Very cool options and MUCH more affordable than the factory options.

http://www.redlinegoods.com
 

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Also check out Chemical Guys fabric guard.

 

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Mopar (U.S.) only offers the alcantara shift boot and e-brake at this time. There is a catalogue somewhere on this forum where you can get the parts numbers. You might have to find European vendors for the rest of it, or use a local upholsterer. (photo of an Abarth at the recent L.A. Auto Show).
 

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I believe the factory Recaros come with Alcantara in the inset, Nappa leather on the bolsters and headrest.
You believe correct, I have the Recaros in mine.

My previous BRZ S also had alcantara inserts on the seats. At time of sale (39,000 km) we'd had no issues with them.
 

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I was disappointed as well there was no red line at twelve o'clock on the steering wheel along with no Alcantara interior trim. Saw the euro reviews and went to the dealer and it wasn't the same vehicle.

The 124 has different looks than miata on exterior but not so much interior.

There is a youtube video of miata Alcantara install, might check with them. Only pieces I could find online for sale were rhd...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kprM0Q0yxv0
 

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Check this site out. Very cool options and MUCH more affordable than the factory options.

http://www.redlinegoods.com
I received my order from them. Shift boot, brake boot and armrest. The quality is VERY good, and I design soft goods as well as hardgoods and seen it all.

I matched the Recaro seats. So a mix of alcantara and smooth black leather with red piping.

I think they are much nicer than the factory options
 

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I received my order from them. Shift boot, brake boot and armrest. The quality is VERY good, and I design soft goods as well as hardgoods and seen it all.

I matched the Recaro seats. So a mix of alcantara and smooth black leather with red piping.

I think they are much nicer than the factory options
Here is a (poor quality) photo of them.

 

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For those of you that have matched Redline products with the alcantara available on the optional recaro seats and/or optional dash panel (from MX-5), have you spec'd the synthetic or "real" alcantara and in what color, "charcoal" or "black"? How close was the match once installed?
 

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Photos of install?

Bulldog66,

Can you post some installed photos of your shift and e-brake boots and arm rest cover? I have the aluminum Abarth and am considering the same covers.

Are you happy with them?

NCTim
 

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I've seen some people who've ordered from Redline Goods for the ND say the stitching to match is burgundy, not the JDM red. Can anyone confirm if ours is as well?
 

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Check this site out. Very cool options and MUCH more affordable than the factory options.

http://www.redlinegoods.com
I bought the boots and armrest cover from Redline, Black Leather with double red racing stripes and contrasting stitching. The price is very reasonable, quality and stitching is fantastic and shipping was quick considering that they are custom made for you in Poland. I don't know if they fit as I won't get the car until next month, but I am pretty sure that they will.

I will warn you though, I took a look at the installation instructions and it looks like an all day job.
 

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Bulldog66,

Can you post some installed photos of your shift and e-brake boots and arm rest cover? I have the aluminum Abarth and am considering the same covers.

Are you happy with them?

NCTim
1. I ordered real Alcantara
2. I ordered red piping. Is matches the red stitching but not the red piping on the Recaro seats. I know..."really, they can't color match?!"
3. Install of the boots was pretty easy. Holding off on the arm pad as others have mentioned, looks challenging
4. I ordered black Alcantara. It is darker than the seats. Thought I wonder if gray would be to light?
5. High quality product, makes stock feel SUPER cheap!
6. I would do it again

Though I do wonder if a combo of black leather and perforated gray leather with red stitching would look good with the alum. paint..??
 

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My company engineered approved and sold Dinamica synthetic suede by MIKO (Italian company) to the North American OEM automakers. I competed with Alcantara products. It's mirco fiber polyester fabric designed specifically for auto interiors (light fastness and wear resistances). Pilling (small balls) is an issue with "some" products, not all...
If you buy the automotive grade, it should last you several years and miles. Cleans easy with soap and water.
Caution...there is little stretch in the fabric. One should consider bonding a 3mm foam backing does assist for fitment on irregular surfaces.
 
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