The center console (after market one) was looking too cheap so I removed it from my car & painted it. My choice of colour went horribly wrong & it looked much worse
So drove the car without any storage thing for quite a while & infact the lack of center console made the cabin look odd to especially people who sit in my car for the first time.
Recently saw a car photo during my mini meet (800 with alto console) with Varun & discussed the same with him & bought one finally today from J.C.Road
Here are the pictures
The old looks (with shortened gear lever)
Old knob (800) & new knob (Alto)
The DIY I did to keep small things in my car, finally removed it
Remove (Just pull it aside) the carpet & remove the old gear knob by twisting it "Anti-clockwise" direction
This is the old M800 clamp, this is wider than the Alto's clamp so you cant use it anymore, remove the nuts (towards dashboard) & you can take it out.
Here is the size comparo between old & new clamps
Another angle to show the difference, the difference is only in the width. However the holes where the bolts fit are are in the same location.
Fit the new clamp & tighten the nuts
Dont put the new knob now, first place the console in such a way that the holes to the side of it are exactly aligned with the clamp holes.
Since the one I bought is not an MGP part, some amount fit & finish issues are there. Like this screw hole was partially covered with plastic, tore it with a screw driver & continued.
Now put the new gear knob (twist it in clockwise direction with little force downwards.
Another angle to show how it looks. Had the cleaned the ac just yesterday so the interiors are pretty dusty, will clean it may be tomorrow morning as now its already midnight.
It is not just looks, it does help you keep keys/ mobile/ coins/ small cup of tea/ pen etc etc I am loving it as I am new to it.
In case any of you do this upgrade/ lets say fitting please do post pics here, especially of you have done any painting to the console.
I am also planning to cut the yoga mat I used for damping & put it in the cup holder & other utility space given. So that coins/ such items dont rattle.
I misplaced the screws somewhere so will fit the screws (side of console) tomorrow morning.