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HOW TO: RedLineGoods leather padded armrest.

Parts Required:
- RedLineGoods padded or non-padded arm rest.
can be obtained at REDLINEGOODS

Tools Required:
- Phillips screw driver to remove armrest screws.
- soft - pressure clamps
- thin flat head screw driver
- very sharp knife
- scissors
- pliers
- 6mm | 1/4" light duty staples.

Recommended Number of People
- 1 person

Difficulty
- 2, hard part is getting the metal staples into the plastic.

Time to complete
- 30 minutes taking your time.

Step by Step Instructions

1) Open up the arm rest and remove the 6 visible Phillips screws.



2) Remove two more screws under the plastic armrest lock clip and slowly remove the arm rest frame.



3) You can now see the 4 silver screws holding the armrest to the hinge. Remove them and take off the upper shell of the arm rest.



4) Unpack your brand new armrest cover and fit it to the arm rest shell. You have the option of removing the original suede. I left the OEM suede on in case I want to revert back to stock in the future.




5) Once you have the Leather on the arm rest, stretch it out to your liking over the shell and clip in place with soft - pressure clamps.



6) Staple the leather to the arm rest using 6mm - 1/4" or smaller staples. You may need to trim the leather around the corners like the OEM suede. Trimming will depend on how tight you want the leather.




7) Re-install the newly re-upholstered RedLineGoods leather arm rest into your EvoX. Replace the 4 silver Philips screws that attach the arm rest to the hinge.



8) ***CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY so you don't break the hinge***, insert the armrest frame into the arm rest shell. Replace the remainder of the flat Philips screws and re-attach arm rest lock clip with round Philips screws.




9) Enjoy your new leather arm rest.





10) Or match it up with a new RedLineGoods shift boot and make your interrior really POP.




Useful tip:
You have installed a product made out of genuine leather. As you know, to maintain a leather product in good condition, you should take care of it. We suggest occasionally (every 4-6 week for example) applying some leather conditioner/UV protector to keep your leather from drying up in the sun and cracking.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Really good looking but I think it's a little weird looking next to the non leather seats... :)
Awh man, its awesome!! I did this because I have a chipped right elbow and sometimes it would hurt if I lean on the arm rest. With the padding is ultra comfortable.

I also have the OEM MR leather arm rest and let me tell something to you. This is FAR FAR superior and its real leather :-D
 

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It DOES look super comfortable. I checked the RLG site, and unless I'm missing something can't find the actual order page for the armrest leather and foam. Am I missing something or are they not ready yet?
I just sent them the how-to email. :-D 3 minutes ago :clap:
 

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MR/RalliArt shift boot Install coming up next.

PM for a discount code I found on another site ;-)
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
cool, you just need a leather parking brake boot to go along with everything
It's already here and waiting for the write up :)
 

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