Dropped my lady off to the local saddler to get some alcantara added to my interior.
It took some time to get the right color for the stitching, luckily a mate of mine had his N done at the same saddler, so the saddler had the ability to get the right color from his supplier.
Needless to say: It turned out amazing
I let him do the following things:
Steering wheel in alcantara (thickened up aswell)
Painted the Hyundai logo on the steering wheel
Airbag cover on the steering wheel in alcantara
Shift sack in alcantara
Shift knob in alcantara
Handbrake lever in alcantara
Armrest in alcantara
Dash trim part in alcantara
I can't even express how happy I am with the changes. The thickened up steering wheel now fits even better into my hands, and just touching the alcantara lets you believe you are sitting in a totally new vehicle. Especially the changes to the steering wheel and the shifting knob make a BIG difference, because you touch them all the time. After I've picked her up today, I just did not want to stop driving around
See for yourself:
Video (work in progress): Link Video (final result):Link
I hope that I can feel a difference when it's a bit warmer outside, where cooler IATs would make a bigger difference - but I reckon the change will just be marginal.
Do you think removing the plastic Intake air shield introduces a noticeable negative effect? Right now I also don't feel a difference in that aspect