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Just finished installing some dynalite on the inside of my roof and headliner. When i first installed my exhuast my wife wasnt very happy, she is sensitive to loud noises. I promised her that one day I would find a way to lessen the noise levels. I bought a resonated test pipe and convinced myself and her that this would decrease the sound level. :liar: Whats funny is that it actually just made it sound throatier not really that much louder.
Long story short, I tried to order a radar detector online and it got confiscated in Dubai. I was left with 380$ of credit on an online store so I decided to buy a bunch of dynalite.
I put a bunch of it in the trunk and it made a big difference. Next I started with the roof. My son had already used the headliner as a painting canvas so i said I would remove it and cover it with fake alcantara. Here are the pics. I though that the sound would decrease more than it actually did. Just have to do the doors and floor now.
 

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Headliner looks amazing! Did you just wrap the stock piece in it? I heard it's a bitch to get out without causing any bends in it
 

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getting it in and out was really hard. luckily the fake alcantara i used didnt crease like the stock headliner.
i sat there for about 20 mins looking for the best angle to get it into the car. at the end my wife came out to help me and just stuffed it in. it didnt crease at all.
i didnt do the wrapping of the stock headliner my self i had some detaiing guys to it for me. i only removed and reinstalled.
one of my friends thought it was stock!
i have 40% tints on my car and now its even darker inside.
 

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Looks good, I wish I could I could get some balls to do this stuff myslef, but I'm afraid of breaking all the little clips when stuff isint comming apart when I want it to.
 

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i have 0 experience with this kind of stuff. i cant even change my own oil. these things are soo much easier than ppl think. the trickiest part after getting the thing in and out are the small clamps that keep the sun visor in place. i read somewhere on this forum that the person said just to break them off and buy new ones. i didnt have to do this, i just put 2 screwdrivers on each side of them and they came of very easy.
i paid about $100 for the fabric and them placing it onto the roof. it would've cost me more than $250 for them to do the whole thing.
 

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Looks good, but isn't fake alcantara just suede? I'd do the front visors/pillars and get the handles dyed.
Me confused too. Because Alcantara is already a composite non natural material. So if if its fake Alcantara is it suede :) ahahah

"Alcantara is composed of about 68% polyester and 32% polyurethane [4] giving increased durability and stain resistance. The appearance and tactile feel of the material is similar to that of suede, and it may be incorrectly identified as such."
 

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Maybe he means fake suede, Alacantra?
 

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i should've said fake suede. not sure about the terminology. i should get the rest of the tan areas done, but for now im happy with the contrasts.
 

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looks good, seems like a few guys have been putting alcantara in their interiors lately but no one has done all the pillars, visors and handles in black which I can't wait to see or do myself.
I have in dark gray. :p


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Maybe he means fake suede, Alacantra?
alcantara is Italian suede. Not fake suede. Alcantara is more commonly used in cars due to it's abillity to fight stains. At Sebring it rained and my B pillars we're soaked, perfectly fine hours later. Hard to imagine the fake being more expensive.


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alcantara is Italian suede. Not fake suede. Alcantara is more commonly used in cars due to it's abillity to fight stains. At Sebring it rained and my B pillars we're soaked, perfectly fine hours later. Hard to imagine the fake being more expensive.


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Alcantara is not Italian suede. It maybe joint owned by an Italian company but it's not Italian suede. Alcantara is a man made synthetic. Suede is actual leather, just the underside of skin of an animal like lamb.

Anyways, to the OP where did you order the fake alcantara from? I have fake alcantara shift boots from Redline and was wondering if it'd match up. I'd like to wrap the dash to see if it'll reduce the rattles that only popped up after 35K miles.
 
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