Excellent but heads up about a few things
This is a really excellent product and IMHO the most striking, bang for the buck C8 interior mod. Carbon looks great and the feel of the grip areas is much better than the stock wheel as well, something I wasn't expecting. I LOVE it.
No fault of Paragon, but a couple things to be aware of -
- First, the stitching is a slightly brighter red than the duller factory red. Not a big deal but worth a minor mention.
- More importantly, beware of the torque of the factory center bolt. With my breaker bar it started to strip the soft metal in the T50 upon two tries. I had to take it to my mechanic and it took two guys and their entire arsenal of pneumatic tools, bits, hammers, and chisels and half an hour to remove it. It was exceedingly tight down to the last thread of the bolt. And it was extremely chewed up by the time they got it off. Fortunately I had a replacement at the ready. According to Paragon (who was very professional and responsive) this is atypical in their experience but be ready for some potential challenges with it.
- Paragon's video instructions are excellent. But this is not an easy job. The initial removal (aside from the bolt) is pretty easy, but swapping everything between the stock wheel and this one requires a lot of detail work and patience, especially with the safety connectors. But if you're up for the challenge and have the time (the swap took me close to two hours in total), the Paragon videos are a really excellent guide.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with the product and their responsiveness and will be buying more items from Paragon. Thumbs up.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Rich Simpson from California on 9/4/2021