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Old 10-20-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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Interior Door Panel Finish

Gotta get replacement interior door panels due to damaged carpet. My panels have a textured finish. The '98 non-S Jake Raby loaned me while doing my IMS retrofit had door panels with a smooth finish.

Does anyone know in what year there was a change from the smooth to textured finish? Or is this an S versus non-S difference?

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Old 10-21-2009, 07:21 AM   #2
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Do you have a picture of what part you are talking about?
I am not sure what exactly what part you mean, but plastic door panels were standard with leather was an optional upgrade. That may be the difference you are talking about.
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why not fix carpet.
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The carpet's glued on and there's no easy way to replace it. For less than $200 delivered I can get a nice used pair of complete door panels.

Attached is a photo showing the texture. Looks like vinyl to me and matches the texture of the dash. My car definitely doesn't have the upgraded full leather interior.

Found a place in AZ called Precision Chassis Works with a pair of a '99 that they say has the textured finish.
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