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So, the oem handbrake plastic tongue broke off like it's done for so many others, so now i'm 'looking' into aftermarket handbrakes/covers
I've done a lot of searching and I've only been able to find a few people that mention aftermarket ones on rx8club.
Autoexe and that ugly boxy square silver one.
The autoexe one doesn't go all the way down when disengaged and i just don't like the style of it.
There are other aftermarket ones that are compatible with the rx8 but without the right handbrake (boot?) they just wouldn't look good at all and even if you found a good boot that fit i haven't been able to find Any pictures of any installed so it'd be a gamble look-wise.
Huh. Never had a problem with mine. And I leave my car out of gear and engage the e-brake EVERY single time I get out of the car. You think just buying another stock one from a junked RX8 would be a bad move? Probably what I'd do. And if you want to change the look/color, I know shiftstyle made leather wraps for it.
As for the handles you linked, they look radically different than the stock handle. Not sure if they'd fit properly. I'd figure it'd need that boot at a minimum. Still might look funny or not work at all.
Subscribing but do want to know if the Shinka handles hold up better than the standard ones.
The Shinka handle is just leather-wrapped, otherwise it's the same as the regular. So, no.
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Yeah i could always buy another oem one, or i could even get the red stitched R3 one, but i was trying to get away from the huge handle the oem has, but i don't want an aftermarket one to look too ricer, or out of place in the cabin.
It just doesn't seam like there's anything to go off of for this swap.
Like i said, i've only seen pictures of the Autoexe and the huge boxy silver one installed, i'll see if i can find those photos again.
There's really only a few options, non of which i see looking sleek or stylish, the only sleek/stylish handles i saw would require the ugly boot which as you can see in the autoexe picture really doesn't look good. (imo)
I guess i'll just go with a oem leather wrapped one with red stitching...
P.S i do think that the black /w red stitching boot i linked previously looks like it would look better than the one shown here with the autoexe handle. I guess it comes down to, if i want to gamble my money and hope it looks reasonable.