Racetex Headliner - happy with it?

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I just tried to add Race-Tex B Pillars to my build and got this slightly confusing message:

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I have the panoramic roof option checked so it doesn’t make sense that I would need the roof lining option in order to add the B Pillars.

Any ideas what’s going on here?
I believe you cannot add B Pillar w/o Roof lining. You can add Roof lining and no B Pillar but not the opposite. Even though you have the panoramic roof there is still some roof lining with Race-Tex.
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For demonstration purposes, here are interior Screenshots with the shadows and blacks tweaked in Photoshop. Hopefully, these images help demonstrate the difference between Race-Tex B-pillars and Non-Race-Tex B-Pillars.
Of course, the Confusurator could still be wrong. It wouldn't be the first time!

I would with some confidence assume that the Race-Tex extends around down and into the cills of the rear Footwell too

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Yes that was what I was seeing on the configurator...my doubts on its accuracy are illustrated by the apparent absence of RaceTex on the front pillars, unlike this real example (a Turbo, which has RaceTex roof lining as standard. This one doesn't have the B pillar option)

EDIT- I've squinted again at your enhancement of the COnfigurator rendering, and I can just about make out fingerprint-like marks towards the roof- so I think it is rendering the option correctly, the trouble is it just isn't very clear :)
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I believe you cannot add B Pillar w/o Roof lining. You can add Roof lining and no B Pillar but not the opposite. Even though you have the panoramic roof there is still some roof lining with Race-Tex.
Yes, as per the real example I posted above, the RaceTex "roof" lining (as opposed to the B pillar option) appears to extend to the bottom of the windows and include the sun visors.
I suppose those are the fiddliest bits to install, but it still seems a bit mean charging the same on a Pano roofed vehicle.
 

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I would with some confidence assume that the Race-Tex extends around down and into the cills of the rear Footwell too

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No, the Race-Tex B-Pillar option does not extend to the door sills or anything else in the footwell area. It only includes the lower b-pillar part.
If have the race-tex headliner and b-pillar option on my MY22 taycan 4S and the door sills and the footwell area are still plastic.

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No, the Race-Tex B-Pillar option does not extend to the door sills or anything else in the footwell area. It only includes the lower b-pillar part.
If have the race-tex headliner and b-pillar option on my MY22 taycan 4S and the door sills and the footwell area are still plastic.
Thanks- it did seem strange to have RaceTex on such a high-wear/dirt area. Can you confirm that it does extend down the sides of the rear seats as well as the front ones?
 

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Can you confirm that it does extend down the sides of the rear seats as well as the front ones?
Nope, it's all plastic. Just took these picture. It's really just the lower B-pillar part that is covered with race-tex if you order this option. If you need more detail pics just let me know.

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Nope, it's all plastic. Just took these picture. It's really just the lower B-pillar part that is covered with race-tex if you order this option. If you need more detail pics just let me know.

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Thanks for your effort- it's good to not to have to rely on the configurator renderings to inform choices. I'm going with the B-pillar option anyway, in the hope that it'll withstand wear better than the standard plastic (as well as looking nicer in a very noticeable location). It would've been nice though if it had also extended the RaceTex further down the sides of the rear seats, like on the Configurator renderings.
EDIT-oh and that's a great paint and leather colour combo you have!
 

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Yes, as per the real example I posted above, the RaceTex "roof" lining (as opposed to the B pillar option) appears to extend to the bottom of the windows and include the sun visors.
I suppose those are the fiddliest bits to install, but it still seems a bit mean charging the same on a Pano roofed vehicle.
The price of race-tex, or alcantara anyway, isn't that high and I suspect the bulk of the cost is the tailoring which will be at least as much with the glass roof.
I had specced race-tex roof and B-pillar in my build so nice to see more pictures :)
 

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I'm going with the B-pillar option anyway, in the hope that it'll withstand wear better than the standard plastic (as well as looking nicer in a very noticeable location).
It’s been mentioned before in this thread but the racetex will not wear better than the plastic. It’s not too big a concern in the front, I do rub against the lower b-pillar when getting out occasionally but the rear might see premature wear from shoes, especially if you’ve got kids back there. The seat back and lower b pillar is covered in footprints in my car.

On another note, I was pleasantly surprised to see the CT trunk shelf also comes wrapped in racetex.
 

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It’s been mentioned before in this thread but the racetex will not wear better than the plastic. It’s not too big a concern in the front, I do rub against the lower b-pillar when getting out occasionally but the rear might see premature wear from shoes, especially if you’ve got kids back there. The seat back and lower b pillar is covered in footprints in my car.
😧I should be OK- the dog's my most likely rear seat passenger, and she's restrained in an elaborate hammock-thing to keep her off all surfaces (still manages to wipe her nose on the window).
My main concern was avoiding light scuffing of the plastic by front-seat passengers making an inelegant entry due to the seat being set back behind the pillar.
 
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