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The Audi R8 is an amazing car with one of the best motors and gearbox around!

The stock audio system however is an old aging dinosaur and is begging to be upgraded. However up to this point, there is really no dash kit on the market that allows a quick swap of the radio.

Many of you have requested a solution and we think we have a new solution that kills 2 birds with one stone!!!


We have decided to order the stock Audi Radio Trim Bezel (with vent) from Audi and take that part and mold our custom dash kit into the panel to give you a complete turn-key solution. Other dash kits only replace the radio section with a useless map pocket and is very hard to obtain.

Our kit offers two options:


A) We take the stock Audi radio surround trim piece and build an integrated Double DIN radio panel that is a direct replacement. This panel will be prepped and sanded so you take the panel to your local stereo shop, have them fit the radio and then have it painted to match your stock trims


B). We take the same stock Audi radio surround and do what is listed above and then we turn it into a carbon fiber masterpiece. This piece can be done in both matte carbon fiber or glossy carbon fiber. The end result is you get a matching radio surround panel with carbo fiber AND you get to install a new modern Double DIN radio. We think this will be the most popular option :)


For this to work we will need a 1:1 core exchange. This means we will send you a completed dash panel in carbon fiber or pre-paint ready. Then you will send us your stock panel back to receive your Core Deposit back. The other option would be to buy the panel outright and pay the cost of the Audi dash panel.


Pricing is still TBA at this moment as we work out the details but wanted to start this thread for information.


Email us with questions and visit our Instagram / website for more info about our work:

www.euroboutique.us
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Stock Radio / dash setup:


Our dash kit will DELETE the stock radio buttons and panel below the radio:



Stock radio removed shows the odd shape:


Set the stock radio aside for safe keeping if you ever want to go back to stock is not a bad idea:



Stock dash panel trim is very tricky to remove, be careful taking it out:



here's the stock panel removed ready for custom fabrication work to integrate our Double DIN dash kit:



here's the dash with trim removed and ready for fabrication. *note the stock dash has a piece of plastic on the lower panel so you really can't do deep map pocket unless this is cut so we plan to build our dash kit around this:




stay tuned for more photos shortly.....please post here if you have interest in getting a dash kit from us!


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I'm in!! Would love the integrated bezel with CF - would look great!!! Also, it sounds like you guys do the actual headunit installs as well; should think about packaging all the extra things needed to integrate in the steering wheel buttons/existing cameras etc so that some of us DIY can just go buy a headunit (or one that you guys know works with the install kit) and do the install ourselves! You may get even more interest!!!
 

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I'm in!! Would love the integrated bezel with CF - would look great!!! Also, it sounds like you guys do the actual headunit installs as well; should think about packaging all the extra things needed to integrate in the steering wheel buttons/existing cameras etc so that some of us DIY can just go buy a headunit (or one that you guys know works with the install kit) and do the install ourselves! You may get even more interest!!!
Good idea - we would be happy to put together a list of items needed if you guys want that would maintain steering wheel controls, etc.


We are finishing up the custom bezel work this week and will work on fitment. Planning to take some photos as we progress so everyone can see the work being performed.

Yes we are a full service high end stereo shop in NorCal so anyone that is local feel free to make an appt to stop by! We also make a lot of carbon fiber parts from OEM flat bottom steering wheels to 3-piece trunk lips, front lips, canards, spoilers, etc for the R8. It's safe to know the car is one of our expertise cars here and we plan to develop many more parts for the car. Visit our R8 specific section on our website and follow us on

Instagram @euroboutique

https://euroboutique.us/collections/r8





Happy Friday!

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Hope everyone had a good weekend!

We made some progress on the design of the radio bezel.

Just imagine the lower black section with the same logo as the trunk "R8" Logo except we plan to emboss it in red under the clear coat. Should look pretty sick on this spyder R8!

For this particular Alpine radio we decided to make the transition from the radio to the bezel smooth and flows nicely. This is the beauty of custom work because every Double DIN radio faceplate design is different. Instead of making something universal we can custom tailor it to radio. It's similar to going to a specialty suit shop to get a bespoke suit made. Sometimes custom is the best route when you want it to stand out and be perfect.

Think of this bezel as a bespoke piece made to order that we can build to a particular spec.

Check out the work - the final piece will be finished in beautiful carbon fiber to match our steering wheels and shift knobs :)


Questions shoot us a PM or follow us on Instagram, visit our website:

https://euroboutique.us/collections/r8


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We had to do some adjustments to the panel due to the curvature of the factory vents and depth but we now have it all fitted and wired up.

Now that we have everything fitted properly, we are going to be starting the carbon process to get this piece finished to match the OEM carbon trim in this car!



*sidenote: The audio sound has dramatically improved 10x folds after we bypassed the stock amplifier! We were pleasantly surprised with the sound of the OEM speakers once we had everything wired up properly.

stay tuned......

 

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HI any chance of RHD version?
Yes we can build them for either LHD or RHD, just need the proper associated bezel to do the work!

Shoot us a PM or visit our website to contact us!


here's our R8 collection:

https://euroboutique.us/collections/r8


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Project is getting closer, here's our team ready to mock-up the logo for the lower portion of the R8 panel:

 

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has pricing been figured out?
 

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has pricing been figured out?

Shoot us a PM - we have built about 10 of these now - the pricing varies based on what options you pick!

This is the beauty of custom work vs. just buying a generic part.


We can custom tailor the finish, logos and even the color of the logo!


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Can you post pictures of some of examples? I don't think anyone's seen the finished product...
 

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afaik it isnt done yet (and my car is the guinea pig you're seeing in all the mockups so far haha). I am quite anxious to see it done :D
 

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Shoot us a PM - we have built about 10 of these now - the pricing varies based on what options you pick!

This is the beauty of custom work vs. just buying a generic part.


We can custom tailor the finish, logos and even the color of the logo!

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PM send ... would be nice to show off one of your bezels´s over in Europe/Germany ;-)
 

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PM send ... would be nice to show off one of your bezels´s over in Europe/Germany ;-)
PM's replied!


UPDATE: We should have completed photos shortly as the panel is almost finished. As with any custom work this all takes time since we have both hours in the fabrication process and then finally the carbon fiber work.


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UPDATE: 3/8/18:

Sorry we have not been able to get updates here, been slammed with other projects but we are nearing completion of another CF bezel. We have 2 OEM surrounds ready for build specifications so PM us what you want.

Each finished product is sold as as 1:1 core exchange unless you want to buy one outright - please let us know via email:

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We have 2 OEM radio surrounds in stock and ready to custom build to your specifications, shoot us an email or PM. Pricing varies based on options, finishes, logos, etc.

We need to know a few things since this is a custom bespoke product, not a universal one size fits all. Every owner can pick the radio they want to use along with the finish and other custom options such as switches, radar, or even a custom logo:




this is almost near completion for our client, looks absolutely stunning and fits like OEM:



and a matching CF steering wheel is a nice added touch :)




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All Pm's replied!

We can do both RHD or LHD versions so let us know if any questions.

Currently we have LHD stock radio surround bezels in stock ready to do the modification work. If you have a RHD bezel then we will need you to send us your stock piece for the custom modification work.


Stay tuned for Installed photos shortly......


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