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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-29-2007, 03:17 PM
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Sorry, no Elise handy at the moment...

We've sold quite a few, so hopefully someone will post a pic.

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Hand Brake cover

Didn't see it in your interior mods to order one.
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Originally Posted by Robert Puertas
Sorry, no Elise handy at the moment...

We've sold quite a few, so hopefully someone will post a pic.

once i see pctures of it installed...ill be sure to purchase one! looks great so far though!

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Originally Posted by djnameless
how does it look inside of the vehicle?
Checkout my thread on the installation of the Lotus hand brake "gaiter". Has pics before and after. Very nice item.


It really cleaned up the interior.



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Originally Posted by 9and3
The intent of this post is not to bash AGLA but rather to offer my opinion for others EliseTalk members to consider. I bought their Lotus Hand Brake Cover and was disappointed. My reply to an email from AGLA is shown below but I have yet to receive a response despite four months passing. I've attached a picture that I believe is worth a thousand words. One correction to my email below: AGLA does include instructions which I found as I was throwing out the paper envelope that my cover arrived in.

My email to AGLA:
Here are some constructive criticisms
that may help you:

- Email an order or payment confirmation immediately upon your
receipt so that I know you got it;
- While, as advertised, the AGLA handbrake boot is perforated like
the Lotus shift boot, the sheen is glossy/semi-glossy whereas the
Lotus shift boot is matte--it, as stated on the web site, does not
match my interior;

- The AGLA handbrake boot leather is paper-thin unlike the Lotus
shift boot which is thick and has a substantial feel to it;

- The AGLA handbrake boot fits fine with the handbrake applied but
when released, the back lifts up excessively and exposes a cavity
while the sides sometimes lift up and over the center console opening.
Overall, the boot is too short at the rear and on the sides.
I receved my boot from AGLA a few days ago. Unlike yours, the leather on mine was an exact match in perforations and sheen for the shifter boot. It might be a bit thinner than the shifter boot leather, but I wouldn't call the leather I received "paper thin".

I did get instructions.

So far, after about 50 operations, the boot is not riding up on my car the way your picture shows for yours. The installation instructions that came with the boot recommended that if the boot does ride up, use some contact cement to glue the lower inside edges down to the handbrake arm. Other adhesives, or sticky backed velcro, or even an elastic band wrapped underneath might do as well (of course, the last requires removing the center console, but that is a good time to do the shifter frame stiffening mod).

Maybe your email did help and they made some corrections. The only complaint I have is that there was no acknowledgement that they received my order when I placed it other than Paypal telling me the money was sent. The boot arrived 4 weeks after I placed my order.
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Originally Posted by 9and3
The intent of this post is not to bash AGLA but rather to offer my opinion for others EliseTalk members to consider. I bought their Lotus Hand Brake Cover and was disappointed.
I have had my AGLA handbrake boot installed for a year now (almost 10,000 miles) and it still looks pretty much the same and is working well. Now all this being said, I would now go with the Lotus handbrake boot as I just think it is better overall (Lotus Part # A120V0172J).

Here is a picture from a year ago when first installed and the next is from a couple months back:
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I had their shift knob and handbrake boot on my mini cooper S and the quality was excellent!
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An update on the pricing from redline. Each boot is $49 for a total just shy of $100. The options on colors are seemingly infinite. I ordered orange leather with black stitches. I can hardly wait to install them.

Very quick replies to my questions...literally within 10 minutes.

They offer a 10% military discount if you ask.

Free shipping.

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