Wow, a year since my last post already. Not much happened this year, as I was busy with other things. My poor FiST got into a couple unfortunate parking lot incidents over the summer so next year I will be getting some bodywork done, but to hold me over I did some interior upgrades last night:
I bought some bling for the handbrake since swapping over the Euro one isn't cost-effective or easy to do, as well as installed my armrest cover from RedlineGoods.
I am very impressed with the quality and the color is a near perfect match but the nappa leather is somewhat smoother than I would have hoped for, I'm going to contact them and see if they have something with more grain like the samples I ordered awhile back.
A word of advice on the install: there are some retainer clips that are used to help secure the front end; these will not fit when the thicker leather is installed over the OEM armrest. It looks like on the installation guide (I believe a forum member on here wrote it) they just tightened it down and bent the clips, I chose to remove the slots on the armrest, as it's an easier/cheaper part to replace than the bottom half.
Before I did this I could not get the front half to seat properly.
I will eventually get around to upgrading the shift boot, but I really only plan on taking apart the center stack once so I will wait and do that when I install Boomba's short shifter.