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Redline Shift Boot/E-Brake Cover/Seat Belt Covrs

[11/13/2006] Reviewed by: Michael Baker -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Redline combination Leather Shift Boot, Leather E-Brake Cover, and Leather Seat Belt Covers. Mine are all black on black.

The entire experience is terrific!! Less than a week from order to door, shipped from Poland, wow. The leather is top grade as is the craftmanship. Americans take notice this is how we used to do business! I used both the ring from the old boot and a zip tie to install the shift boot, folding the leather back over the ring and then putting a zip tie on the leather ends seems to work great without glue. Might recommnend changing the shift turret oil during the process as it only takes four more bolts! The installation of the E-Brake and seat belt covers takes 2 minutes total.

Nothing but accolades!!! I complain often about poor service and or products these days as so many are just out for the buck. its very refreshing when someone cares about their product and service! Thank You Redline

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Redline Leather Shift & E-Brake boots

[11/5/2006] Reviewed by: Tyler Gaudioso -

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Redline Goods leather shift and emergency brake boots; black with black stitching

The product itself is everything I'd read about and expected it to be. Top-quality, genuine (oh, the smell!), thick leather, with perfect stitch work and perfectly placed holes for installation. The way the new boot holds the shift knob (a Voodoo, in my case), is really no match for the stock setup. The leather just has these deep folds that make it look so good you could eat it.

Although there are technically two possible methods of installation (1. use a zip-tie to secure the leather flaps of the new boot to the shift shaft; and 2. re-use the boot-ring from the old boot by gluing it in), I'd seriously recommend only using method #2. Re-using the little ring makes the install extremely smooth, and, I found, omitting it in place of a zip-tie results in hassles and an amateurish final look. That is, of course, unless you're especially good at fastening a zip-tie in a confined space, while holding four little flaps of leather in a neat order around a skinny metal shaft... Regarding the ordering experience: I placed an order for Redline's leather shift and emergency brake boots on a Friday, and had the order at my door by the next Friday...pretty amazing, considering it had to 'cross the pond' from Poland. In addition, as nearly everyone else with one of these boots has commented, the service from Maciek Szleminski was absolutely top-tier. I had a question about one of the pictures on his site, (trying to distinguish between black and charcoal leather), and he replied literally in minutes...and this was at 2am HIS time! I am fantastically happy with this purchase, and smile everytime I walk up to the car in anticipation of laying my eyes on those boots! Seriously!

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Redline Goods shift and brake boots

[12/25/2004] Reviewed by: Geoff E Fahring -

Applicable to: '99 +

Genuine leather parking brake cover and shift boot.

Very quality genuine leather brake cover and shift boot. I ordered mine on-line from their web site and followed the site's listed recommendations regarding the proper leather color to match my 2002 LS Miata. They recommended "beige" and I asked for a contrasting black stitching. I received an acknowledgement from Redline Goods almost immmediately and within a few days I got another email status. My boots arrived within 10 days of ordering, even though they were relatively custom pieces and shipped from Poland! Redline Goods customer service appears to be top notch. The fit and finish was high quality as well. I was aware that you need to remove and re-use your original top ring from the OEM Mazda shift boot. I, personally, used Velcro brand adhesive velcro to hold the new boots flaps in place over the original ring. It worked like a charm and if I ever want to remove it, I simply separate the two velcro pieces. Now I think I need to get the seat belt stalks!

Highly recommended. However, I just installed today, so I need time to live with these products on a daily basis. Trust me, their customer service and pricing is MUCH better than another vendors service, I am still waiting on boots from them 45 days later :-(! Go with Redline Goods.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Shift Boot - Redline Products

[5/17/2004] Reviewed by: Glen R. Fotre -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Italian glove leather shift boot.

Intstallation instructions are on their web site with photos. Installation went as expected. The hardest part was the removal of the top ring from the old boot. I turned the new boot inside out after installing it in the retaining bracket, and installed a pipe through the shift hole to hold everything while gluing it to the new boot. I used Elmer's spray upholstery glue and it seems to work fine. It would be nice if they came with the ring already installed.

This shift boot was recommended to me in a news group. It certainly is of higher quality at $35 including shipping than the factory $60 boot! Good product at a fair price. Take a look at the installation instructions on their web site before ordering.

Over 30 minutes to remove completely Shift Boot

[3/4/2004] Reviewed by: Matt D -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter

Leather shift boot. Available in many different leather and stitching colour combinations.

Shift boot is nice smelling leather, You must use the top ring from your origional shift boot. I zip-tied mine in, but I think I'll glue it in at a later date.

There are extra pre-punched mounting holes. I wonder why. For the price, it should have included an installed top ring. That tan (w/ black stitching) boot I got matches the interior of my '91 Brg nicely. Much better than a vinyl boot I bought on eBay last year.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely Shift & E-Brake Boots and Seatbelt Stalk Covers

[8/30/2003] Reviewed by: Kevin Hennell

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Leather shift and e-brake boots and seatbelt stalk covers.

I ordered these products after reading about them on They are high quality leather. The company was able to match the stitching on my Katzkins. The company is in Poland, so shipping is a little slow. However, the company does keep you informed about the manufacturing and shipping processes and responds promptly to e-mails. All things considered, service was very good.

The product is a definite enhancement to the cockpit of an M1 Miata. If you would like to see pictures, paste this link in your browser:
The pictures don't do justice to the look and feel of this product.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Redline Shift Boot

[8/14/2003] Reviewed by: Jon Sharman

Applicable to: '90 - '97

Leather shift boot from

Great quality, real leather shift boot from Redline. It was a perfect fit to replace the stock shift boot that I removed...replacement only took about 20 minutes and included instructions were very thorough.

The new shift boot has really improved the overall interior of my Miata, the stock one was starting to look a little ratty. Recommend to anyone with $40 to spend.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Custom Shift Boot, EBrake Boot and Seat Belt Stalk Covers

[8/4/2003] Reviewed by: Joe Scalmanini -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Custom leather shift/e-brake boot, seat belt stalk covers.

Shipping took longer then I expected but did arrive with instructions. Product was easily installed. Leather is nice and adds improvement from stock vinyl boot. The e-brake and seat stalk covers make it feel complete. Seat belt stalk covers were too loose and a little disappointing. Colored stitching could be a little thicker.

Over all I'm satisfied but was expecting just a little better. All in all a nice improvement.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

Leather Shift Boot and Brake Boot

[5/7/2003] Reviewed by: Cosmo -

Applicable to: '90 - '97 '99 + 1.6 liter 1.8 liter

Custom leather shifter and brake boots available with contrasting color stitching.

Read a thread about these in the Forum and saw the pics of the installed product. When I received mine, manufactured and shipped from Poland no less, I found them to be of excellant quality. The Leather is thicker than any others I have looked into, yet are glove soft. I ordered the Black with Red stitching to match my future Katzkin leather seat covers and they arrived in approximately 14 days. The quality of the stitching is at the least equal to any OE leather I have ever seen.

I highly recommend that you check them out before ordering from anyone else.

Under 30 minutes to remove completely

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