DIY Custom Red Shifter & E-Brake Boot Stitching
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This is a discussion on DIY Custom Red Shifter & E-Brake Boot Stitching within the Tutorials & DIY forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just wanted to post this because it always drove me nuts having red stitching everywhere else in the car besides ...

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    DIY Custom Red Shifter & E-Brake Boot Stitching

    Just wanted to post this because it always drove me nuts having red stitching everywhere else in the car besides the shifter and e-brake boots. Here is a simple solution.

    Total Cost- A couple bucks!

    Here is a guide for WRX's and STi's on how to remove the shifter and e-brake boots. The guide says 14+ WRX/STi's, but it applies to early years as well.

    Subaru WRX 2014-15 shift boot installation - RedlineGoods leather shift boot store

    Use a hairdryer to loosen the adhesive of the e-brake boot and slowly peel it from the plastic. After you are done with the stitching use a 3M Adhesive Spray to glue it back to the plastic frame. The shifter boot simply comes off and doesn't need any of the special treatment the e-brake boot calls for.

    For the stitching I went up the boot skipping a loop the entire way up and then went down filling in the missing loops. Easy! Don't worry if the inside of the boot looks a little messy. Just focus on making sure the outside is straight and pretty. Mine isn't PERFECT, but I am more than happy with it. At eye level in the car you would never notice any imperfections. It has held up very well in the 4 months I've had it in the car with everyday use.

    2013 Subaru WRX Premium

    Torqued Performance Stage 2, Invidia Catless Downpipe, Tomei Equal Length Headers, Cobb EBCS, Group N Motor Mounts, Perrin Transmission Mount, Perrin Pitch Stop Mount, Hood Scoop Fins, Kartboy Short Shifter, Kartboy Front & Rear Shifter Bushings, Perrin Heat Shield, STRi 52mm Amber Boost Gauge, SMY ClusterMaker Pod, Rally Armor Mud Flaps, Subaru OEM Black WRX Ornaments

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    Very nice! TY for sharing.

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