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Old 12-05-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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My car is a daily driver and some time track car. I'm not interested in putting 20K miles a year on a car with a stripped interior. Sorry but adding lightness is out for me.

I've been seeing at CR and Mnet some nice looking interior leather stuff from Redlinegoods. Leather wraps for the gauge pod, center console, etc. What do people think of the look of this stuff? Classy, goofy, etc. I'm thinking it might be nice to have a little more luxurious interior with all the time and miles I put on the car.

I have a 94 black and tan. I'm thinking black leather with tan stitching on the gauge hood, radio surround and console. Black perforated leather for the shift and ebrake boots.

Ghey or suhweeet! Too much or just right?





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I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I think that looks decent.
Only problem is I think it would cost an arm and a leg to have someone stitch that stuff together for you.
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Looks decent to me too. Certainly a lot better than surface overlays like the wood one on the radio surround in the first pic.

What's the price for all of these pieces?
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IMO i would do a NB interior and it will look nicer and more modern then our NA interior.
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IMO i would do a NB interior and it will look nicer and more modern then our NA interior.
He's looking at things with tan stitching, doesn't seem modern is his goal.
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I think the black and tan stitching looks a little like doo doo. If the stitching matched the curves and were done straight it wouldn't be as bad, but like that it looks very home made and weird to me. I think nice comes with tasteful restraint and subtle mods. I kind of was on the right start with mine but got side tracked and lost my way and it kind of didn't turn out like I had planned it. When its actually clean I think it still looks better than most. Everything stock except leather seats and door panels. I wanted a shorty center console but my hack job and poor fiberglass and paint skills ruined it.

Only semi clean pictures I have are during the build, which sadly was more than a year ago. It's clear I use my $1000 camera often lol. Small shitty pictures, sorry.




I also at one point had planned to leave the center console completely off and cover the tunnel with diamond stitched leather and leave the round rubber shift boot sticking out and do some kind of custom surround to make it look finished, then polish the shift lever. Would have looked good but I never got around to it.

I also agree with the NB interior. Much cleaner looking and to me needs no modification to look good.
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I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but I think that looks decent.
Only problem is I think it would cost an arm and a leg to have someone stitch that stuff together for you.
This stuff is from Shift boot store - RedlineGoods leather shift boots

I was in fear of flaming myself when I posted for opinions!

As far as cost goes for the leather gauge hood cover, radio surround, center console, shift and ebrake boot it's a total of $240. From that you can pick from about 15 leathers and 15-20 different matching or contrasting color stitching. That seems fairly reasonable to me. You can also do two toned, striped or other patterns but that's not my style.

Here's a couple other pics of thier stuff.





For NA6c here is a guy at CR that did the Diamond pattern over the center tunnel but used redlines stuff in addition to it.

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If you want more luxurious start by dynamatting your everything.
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I actually think that's pretty slick lookin'.

Certainly better than any of our faded flat black plastic, or the three tones of tan my car used to have.

Would be a good way to get away with a wooden wheel. Either wood or something with brushed aluminum spokes to continue the upscale look.


I feel like I've seen something similar in a recent supercar, probably the Carrera GT. I know Porsche is big on wrapping EVERYTHING in leather on the more high end cars.
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If you want more luxurious start by selling your miata.
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IMO, its a little overdone...not my cup of tea personally..NA6C's guy's interior looks great though..

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Looks like something a grandma would make.

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This one looks like an arts and crafts project gone bad.
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That redline stuff just looks out of place in a Miata to me. If the panels are faded, just repaint them to match. To me stock panels look better than anything else I have seen. I regret chopping mine up, but I only did that because the center was cracked. I have tried on many cars, but somehow to me stock always ends up being the best looking. Only thing in the Miata I prefer over stock is leather seats, or replaced seats with after market seats. Something about stock cloth I just hate, in the NA anyway. I like the NB seats in leather the best of all factory seats.
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I think it looks pretty decent, but otherwise would rather just flock the whole dash.
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I can't make up my mind on it personally, I'd have to see it in person.

Anyone know who makes the gauge console above the radio console and if it's available for a 94-97?
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That custom black interior is beautiful, it looks like it came out of a Spyker or something... except for that add-on above the center console.



Edit: Included Spyker pic

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I feel like I've seen something similar in a recent supercar, probably the Carrera GT. I know Porsche is big on wrapping EVERYTHING in leather on the more high end cars.
Zonda maybe?


Nice signature by the way! Pretty sure you have a post in every for sale ad on this site.

Casey, no offense but your current interior would look much better if it were cleaned. I also worry that this stuff would go to waste if you didn't keep it clean. If it were me I'd clean the current interior and buy black carpet. If however you're planning on turning a new stone and keeping your interior clean or only keep it dirty because you don't care much about it now, I think this leather stuff looks pretty good. I especially like the gauge cluster wrap. You could get away with that, but if you want to do more you need to do the center console, radio surround, and shifter boot. If you just do one or two of those it'll look incomplete. I forget, do you have a stock wheel? Replace that too with a nice momo one while you're in there.

By the way guys, this is the only person I know that leaves change in the cup holders during his track days.
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That custom black interior is beautiful, it looks like it came out of a Spyker or something...
Yeah, except for it looks like **** and doesn't match the rest of the interior. Way to have 4 or 5 different textures in the interior and several different shades of gray/black. That interior is FAR too busy. Then you add in the white gauges and chrome bits to really ice the cake. Again, tasteful restraint, something they didn't have. I go by my 3 texture and 3 color rule. Even then I prefer only 2 of each at the most, any more and it starts looking a bit ridiculous.

Zonda interior is Or all of the Zonda, not just the interior.
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The 80's looking radio surprised me though.
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Yeah, except for it looks like **** and doesn't match the rest of the interior. Way to have 4 or 5 different textures in the interior and several different shades of gray/black.
Oh, I thought that was just due to the flash. -.-; It can make things look different shades depending on how much light gets to it.

Doesn't matter much anyway, I think the interior looks better naked.
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