Earlier this month I placed an order for a new shift boot from RedlineGoods immediately after seeing a fellow Mk3 owner had received his prototype and it fit. Mine finally arrived on Christmas Eve and this morning it was installed in my car. I figured I'd post a small review with a couple of pictures for those interested.
Of the many configuration options, I chose black Alcantara for an accent (inspired by the Taurus SHO's available Alcantara) with silver stitching to match my seats.
Piece: I was immediately impressed with the quality of the piece, upon opening the package. The Alcantara was in good condition, clean, and the stitching was tidy and even. The latter was particularly important as the highlighted stitches were the main reason for upgrading. +
Install: I had never personally installed a new shift boot before but knew how it was done. It took some patience to align the new boot so that the stitches were as evenly aligned with the corners as possible but it was only a matter of slowly working the boot around the plastic base and continually checking alignment before applying the glue. I did notice that the distance between the seams on the driver's side of the boot (that is to say the section pointing towards the driver's door) was a little closer than OEM, I had to pull the boot tight to get it to sit properly. +
Overall: Overall I am very happy. This is exactly what I was looking for and the stitching matches very well with that of my Sport seats. +!