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    Question Best source of carbon fiber parts

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    just ordered a piece from OSIR as they were the only company which carried that particular part. There seems to be several suppliers of other parts with prices all over the map. Neidfaktor is the most expensive, osir is the next highest and ECS seems reasonable but they don't disclose who they source from.

    I'd appreciate everyone's thoughts on high quality source of carbon fiber parts.

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    What parts specifically are you looking for?
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    side mirrors and spoiler. ECS has the spoiler listed at $400 while OSIR sells the part for $780

    maybe the Valance next year?

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    Iíve used Carbon-Designz for several parts, they use OEM Audi parts and cover those in your choice of carbon cloth so expect OEM ++ prices. Delivery can be slow but if youíre not in a hurry and you want a perfect product then I can recommend them ... just make sure youíre sitting down when you check the prices.

    https://carbon-designz.com/audi/a5-s5-rs5/8t.html

    Remember youíre buying a genuine Audi part plus the work that goes into skinning it in carbon so for the rear spoiler, thatís a $870 part plus the work. Itís a lot of money but the fit and finish is OEM.
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    My carbon parts, if not from Audi, are all from BKS tuning's carbon designz. Takes while to get the parts, but you won't be disappointed
    2012 A7 PP| S Exterior| RS Carbon Optics| Carbon spoiler| Carbon diffuser| Carbon mirrors/ carbon pods| V6T badges| Smoked tail, side markers| 21" High-Gloss Black Blade wheels| S sport exhaust| APR Stage II 93 dual pulleys| RS7 intake| S Sport Brembos Ft/RR| TAG B/O rings

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    I have a ton of Carbon Fiber parts and a lot of them are from BKS Tuning/Carbon-Designz

    As everyone else said the quality is hard to match but I waited 8-12 weeks for my orders and sometimes had to email Robert multiple times over weeks to place an order so be patient and prepared to spend!

    I didnít order direct from his website because there are parts that I wanted that he didnít list so he will produce whatever you want.

    Some of his prices are really high but some are actually reasonable considering the quality. I was also able to negotiate with him pretty easily.

    I have also sourced some parts from Justin @ Kuhl Rennsport here on AZ and heís a solid guy that produces nice parts at a very reasonable price.



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    I think we can diagnose Pete with acute carbonitis, a highly contagious condition among auto enthusiasts.
    I have seen his car and the carbon parts are beautiful and of high quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesRS5 View Post
    Iíve used Carbon-Designz for several parts, they use OEM Audi parts and cover those in your choice of carbon cloth so expect OEM ++ prices. Delivery can be slow but if youíre not in a hurry and you want a perfect product then I can recommend them ... just make sure youíre sitting down when you check the prices.

    https://carbon-designz.com/audi/a5-s5-rs5/8t.html

    Remember youíre buying a genuine Audi part plus the work that goes into skinning it in carbon so for the rear spoiler, thatís a $870 part plus the work. Itís a lot of money but the fit and finish is OEM.
    Yup pretty much fell over. And the price doesn't include the 20% "tax". However, I learned a bit by looking them over. Thanks James

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvar View Post
    Yup pretty much fell over. And the price doesn't include the 20% "tax". However, I learned a bit by looking them over. Thanks James
    Go through the painstaking task of getting in touch with Robert through email and negotiate pricing....itís worth it if you are patient and want the quality

    I know he recently jacked up his website pricing to actually reduce volume until he can handle the demand

    If not go with Justin @ Kuhl Rennsport and you wonít be disappointed


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    Quote Originally Posted by PedroRS5 View Post
    I think we can diagnose Pete with acute carbonitis, a highly contagious condition among auto enthusiasts.
    I have seen his car and the carbon parts are beautiful and of high quality.
    Lol....thatís for sure! Thanks Pedro!

    I was going to post other pics of some of the more elaborate and one of a kind pieces but I decided to hold off....I have a sickness!


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    I got my mirror cover from Neidfaktor and my steering wheel from Beast. Both are very high quality with the fit and finish. Seat backs were carbon dipped by a semi local guy. They turned out really well considering itís a fakery.
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    PeteRock, what a great looking interior, as well as your other custom items that Robert doesn't list on the website. Bravo!
    2012 A7 PP| S Exterior| RS Carbon Optics| Carbon spoiler| Carbon diffuser| Carbon mirrors/ carbon pods| V6T badges| Smoked tail, side markers| 21" High-Gloss Black Blade wheels| S sport exhaust| APR Stage II 93 dual pulleys| RS7 intake| S Sport Brembos Ft/RR| TAG B/O rings

    Alcantara Exclusive Interior| Super sport seats| FB Steering wheel| S door sills| RS shifter| Audi sport puddle lights
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    On the S5 what carbon would you pick from carbon designs to match the OEM carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJI View Post
    On the S5 what carbon would you pick from carbon designs to match the OEM carbon?
    they say 245. i also blew the weave pattern up and placed next to my interiorin lays to confirm

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJI View Post
    On the S5 what carbon would you pick from carbon designs to match the OEM carbon?
    Carbon 245 is OEM for most Exterior Parts and some Interior Parts but a lot of Interiors are done in Carbon Atlas


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    Quote Originally Posted by A6sport View Post
    PeteRock, what a great looking interior, as well as your other custom items that Robert doesn't list on the website. Bravo!
    Thanks man!


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    ECS parts are sourced from Taiwan. All the independent reviews I have read caution against parts from China and Taiwan; Quality and fitment issues.

    So it is between 1sec and OSIR for me although I waiting to hear back from OSIR to see if they outsource also. @Beast has personal experience with 1sec but unfortunately they do not make the spoiler.

    Designz is just way too expensive especially if you pile on the 20% "tax"

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvar View Post
    ECS parts are sourced from Taiwan. All the independent reviews I have read caution against parts from China and Taiwan; Quality and fitment issues.

    So it is between 1sec and OSIR for me although I waiting to hear back from OSIR to see if they outsource also. @Beast has personal experience with 1sec but unfortunately they do not make the spoiler.

    Designz is just way too expensive especially if you pile on the 20% "tax"
    Agreed on the parts from China and Taiwan.

    Justin@Kuhl Rennsport is another option. Heís in Canada and is a vendor on AZ. Very fair pricing, great quality and service.


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    S5 uses Carbon Atlas pattern on interior carbon, RS5 uses 245 2x2 Twill Weave pattern.

    I hate Carbon-Designz - amazing quality for sure but terrible service and they never fixed/replaced the error they made despite over 20 emails (yes 20) to Robert as they shipped me Gloss finish when I'd ordered Matte. Initially he said he'd have UPS pick it up and then he stopped replying to emails.

    I've used NVD in Thailand (interior parts), Beast here on AZ (exterior trim, steering wheel, shifter knob), MACarbon (extended shifter paddles), Carbon-Designz (a-pillars and airbag cap) and a couple others and they all look pretty good. Now am trying out Justin from Kuhl Rennsport and he's been excellent in terms of communication and am looking forward to getting my latest batch of products from him soon so I will report more when they arrive but so far am impressed with his service.

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    I ordered the front lower lip from OSIR already. The side view mirrors will come from Beast, when I get a chance to order them.

    Osirís Spoiler is finished CF all the way around. Waiting to hear back from ECS on spoiler.

    No one carries all three except designz. So a bit worried about patterns not matching.
    Last edited by namvar; 06-12-2018 at 10:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namvar View Post
    I ordered the front lower lip from OSI already. The side view mirrors will come from Beast, when I get a chance to order them.

    Osirís Spoiler is finished CF all the way around. Waiting to hear back from ECS on spoiler.

    No one carries all three except designz. So a bit worried about patterns not matching.
    Don't stress the match - as long as you told all of them you have an RS5 and need the 245 2x2 Twill, it all comes out the exact same - pattern-wise, you can't tell any of my parts apart at all even though they came from 5 different places - it's pretty remarkable how standardized the patterns are across various manufacturers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsherAudi View Post
    Don't stress the match - as long as you told all of them you have an RS5 and need the 245 2x2 Twill, it all comes out the exact same - pattern-wise, you can't tell any of my parts apart at all even though they came from 5 different places - it's pretty remarkable how standardized the patterns are across various manufacturers...
    Thanks.

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    update:

    ECS spoiler is only finished on top. OSIR has finished carbon fiber all the way around. Explains the price difference. I will see the quality of the products from OSIR in about a week or so when I am expected to receive the front lower lip.

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    Received the lower lip from OSIR. Looks extremely good.

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    1seccarbon's mirror caps are a perfect fit and fantastic quality

    caps by namvar_kiaie, on Flickr


    osir's front lower lip is very good quality but unfortunately is not a perfect fit


    lip by namvar_kiaie, on Flickr
    Last edited by namvar; 08-31-2018 at 02:01 AM.

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    glad they came out as expected! Looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    glad they came out as expected! Looks great.
    Thanks Beast. I highly recommend sourcing mirror covers from 1 seccarbon (through Beast)!

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    Final results:

    OSIR front lip. Beautiful CF pattern. not a perfect fit but acceptable

    CF by namvar_kiaie, on Flickr


    1seccarbon side mirror. Perfect fit. Great quality

    CF by namvar_kiaie, on Flickr


    OSIR Spoiler. Magnificent. You will need to get spacers for the mounting screws and rubber stops. ECS sells a kit but $65 (for $1 worth of parts)

    CF by namvar_kiaie, on Flickr

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    Looks superb Namvar, subtle and yet effective, thatís how I like to do it too.
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    Carbon Designz or Neidfaktor. Expensive yes, but definitely quality.tom allen's rs5-14-edit.jpgIMG_6739.jpg


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    Neidfaktor was high on my list. they had nothing available on their web site but Alex at europrice.us can source them

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    I got my CF spoiler from carbonimports.ca






    My CF diffuser was from AliExpress.





    The CF mirrors were also from AliExpress.



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    @jschrauwen, how much was that rear valance? Did it come with the CF splitter for it too? The deval is a bit too aggressive for what I'm after so I'm either painting the platinum grey factory valance to black or going that CF route. Hows the fitment in person?
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    Are there any companies that do just a plain flat CF or even plastic skirt all around for a B8 ? I donít mind the maxton design ones but they donít sit as well on the B8 as they do on the B8.5.

    Anyone seen any decent rear pod skirts ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by spense5 View Post
    @jschrauwen, how much was that rear valance? Did it come with the CF splitter for it too? The deval is a bit too aggressive for what I'm after so I'm either painting the platinum grey factory valance to black or going that CF route. Hows the fitment in person?
    Hi Spense5
    As you probably know, the 3.2L came with twin mufflers with a single tip on each. The A5 3.2L mufflers are the same as the S5 4.2L mufflers except the inboard ports for each muffler are blocked off and not used. I cut off the blocked port caps and the original oem muffler tips and had 4 new muffler tips welded on. The exhaust now sounds close to what the AWE Touring exhaust does but for fractions less.
    By converting to a quad exhaust I had to find a new diffuser for my non S-Line bumper as the S5 ones don't fit. I found a plastic one that was quite understated from Ali Express but the fitment was terrible and it required a lot of modding/massaging to get it to fit reasonably well.
    Having such a bad experience with Ali Express in this regard made me a bit hesitant to take a chance on them again with a CF variant. I found a different vendor this time around and the product quality and shipping packaging was top drawer. The CF diffuser install required minimal massaging and took only 20 minutes to install including that massaging. The bumper is still the original non S-Line A5 bumper. There is/was no splitter. Not sure what you're asking there? I preferred a more simple / understated diffuser and I didn't want one with that chrome bar on it either. The lines are smooth and almost oem looking.

    This is the Ali Express diffuser I got. It's the same vendor where I got my CF mirror covers from.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Carb...829989128.html
    Same thing on ebay.
    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Universal-Re...item46539c0201














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