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oCarbon TTRS Carbon Fiber Steering Wheel Trim

I absolutely love the interior of my Audi TTRS, but the one thing it is lacking is carbon fiber – which wasn’t even an option when you ordered the car new. No need to fear, as my friends at oCarbon are coming through with a solution. While they finish up the interior trim, they’ve sent me a new steering wheel trim in the meantime…and I’m already in awe. As usual, the fit and finish is OEM-quality, and the team at oCarbon continues to have an amazing attention to detail.

The piece replaces the OEM trim, which pops out pretty easily once you remove the airbag. For instructions on how to do that, check out my steering wheel swap DIY. Since I’ve done this many times, it only took about 15 minutes to complete, especially since everything was the same as my S4. All factory controls still work, and the “TTRS” badge just pops right back into place as expected.

Zoomed out, you can see the trim matches the sportiness of the interior very well, even though the rest of my trim is still brushed aluminum. I had oCarbon make the trim to match the same pattern as the OEM carbon fiber mirrors on my car, so once the rest of the interior is complete everything will be matchy-matchy. For those that haven’t read my past posts about oCarbon, they take OEM parts and wet-overlay them with the carbon fiber (or kevlar) weave of your choice – whether you want a different style weave, different colors, gloss/matte, etc. In my case, I just wanted to match the OEM carbon fiber already on my car, and they nailed it.

It’s a small mod, but it makes a huge difference – swapping the steering wheel was one of my favorite mods on my S4, but since the TTRS already has an upgraded flat-bottom wheel with perforated air leather and thicker bolsters, I didn’t really see the need to change the wheel itself – instead this trim adds just the right amount of flair and custom touch, without overdoing it.

You can see some of my past projects with oCarbon here:

Nick Roshon

Nick has been an Audi owner and fanatic for the last 10 years, and started Nick's Car Blog in 2009 to share DIYs and pictures of his A4. Currently he drives a 2012 Audi TT-RS, and has previously owned a B7 S4, B7 A4, and an 82 Audi Coupe (GT) LeMons race car. In his day job, Nick is a digital marketer and lives in San Diego, CA, USA.

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  1. Interesting. When I ordered my S5, skipped the Carbon Fiber interior package. Stupid stupid stupid. I can’t even remember why I made that decision. Luckily, a while later I found an used OEM kit for sale for $400, which was just a bit less than the factory option price, so that isn’t so bad (except the 1.5 hours I spent installing the center console trim. I’ve been debating having oCarbon do the instrument cluster surround on my car next to complete the whole package. But as my friend Tucker likes to say “you are paying how much for something that is not improving your car’s performance????”

    But it would really finish the interior nicely:

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