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Re-decorated: brushed aluminum trim in, need advice on hand brake and shifter
So after many months of wondering whether to swap my Bruyere Club wood interior trim for brushed aluminum, I decided to go for it and swapped it with another fellow Boardmember. Happy to say it was a win-win situation for both of us, I really like the brushed aluminum/titanium look on my extended black leather CB Beast (and he loves the wood look on his black leather LMB).
The only thing we didn't swap was the hand brake handle (but we did swap the shifter), mostly for fear of total ruin, as it seemed a lot of folks weren't able to salvage the handle once removed. Needless to say, I need to get rid of the last remaining piece of wood trim. I guess my first option would be to buy the black leather OEM one, but I would rather continue with the brushed aluminum accent.
What is the best one on the market that most closely resembles the fit, finish and style of the remaining trim. I've pretty much eliminated the ACS one, for one that is unnecessarily expensive, and there are 20 buck replicas all over Ebay. Looks like the Bimian one might be a relatively inexpensive alternative, but have not seen it in person and not sure how well it matches.
Lastly, thinking or putting in a beefier shift know, but want to keep my illumination feature. I thought UUC made one, but it turns out they have discontinued it until a new one comes out...
Any thoughts? Cheers,