Leather Armrest Conversion, Serious Auto

[1/21/2003] Reviewed by: David Simons - davidsimons@pacbell.net

Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter

Leather armrest conversion for 90 to 97. This requires mailing in of armrest and recieving padded finished product a couple of weeks later.

Modification of the armrest provides the comfort that I was looking for and the installation looks extremely professional and OEM. It looks like this should have been made standard with the Miata. I left the screws in the armrest when sent off, and found the screws still there going through the leather. the guide holes for the rear hinge had to be tapped before installation, but other than that, it was quick to reinstall.

The conversion was expensive at $106 delivered, but it has solved a bothering issue for the 8 years I've driven my Miata. I'm hoping it will age as gracefully as the rest of the car.

Under 5 minutes to remove

Serious Auto Accessories - Really Nice Center Armrest

[8/25/99] Reviewed by: Joe Glorioso - joe.glorioso@worldnet.att.net

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

Center Console Sheepskin Pad (Covers Center Console Lid and provides padding for resting arm etc.)

Originally, I wanted to order a center console pad (either the vinyl or leather) since I habitually rest my arm on the console lid as I drive. But I was concerned about heat and cold retention in the product like the chrome shift knobs and hand brake levers. I kept picturing myself scalding my arm on the pad in the heat of the summer with the top down with the vinyl or leather version. I visited the Serious Auto website and noticed they had just come out with a new armrest product made of sheepskin. Instead of having a covering of vinyl or leather this 1" padding was covered in sheepskin. It comes in a variety of colors such as black, tan & the 99' biscuit color. Other colors such as red etc. are available for a nominal fee if needed.

The armrest console cover costs $24.00 + $3.00 S&H. I ordered the product and recieved it in about 4 days and was very impressed with the quality considering it was half the cost of the vinyl/leather pads. The product is attached to the lid with velcro strips and is easily removed & can be adjusted back and forth and side to side if necessary. A real leather skin is covered in 1" sheepskin and feels absolutely WONDERFUL ! No heat or cold retention with this product. It's one of the few accessories I've added that in day to day use that I truely love. You will not be disappointed. You can view the product at http://www.seriousauto.com . Click the product list text then the Really Nice center armrest text. A great product.

Under 5 minutes to remove

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