Am I that guy with unreasonable expectations? Am I a total pain in the ass?
I get a shift boot from Redline. First one does not have the stitching colors as requested. I even sent a picture of what I wanted prior to placing the order. Both left seams were red, both right seams were gray. I requested the outside seams to be gray with the inside seams red. As I test fit the boot it appeared to be too tight around the plastic bracket. I mailed the bracket to Redline in Poland! Two weeks later I have the boot with correct stitching and they attached it to the bracket.
Last night I remove the shifter console piece, the bracket snaps in like a glove. I'm one happy camper. Then as I begin to install it I notice the boot is very tight getting around the reverse lockout lever. I had to apply some force to get it on. Just for the sake of comparison the stock boot slipped on/off relatively easy.
As soon as I get it on I notice the seam on the right side is already split. I emailed Maciek at Redline with the attached picture and a brief explanation. Here's his response:
If it breaks, we’ll replace it. Stretching doesn’t mean it’s broken yet. The fabric will stretch a bit over time and thus relax the seam
Have a great day!
So my question is...is it unreasonable for me to be dissatisfied? I don't think so. Yet with the way my luck has gone on this shift boot it leaves me wondering, is it just me? Is it outrageous for me to be dissatisfied with a new product that is already in this condition?