So this is something I have always wondered about, but I did not take any action to get the part until it was too late...
For many years, I spotted the OEM optional chrome R33 door handles on Yahoo Auctions. And then, suddenly last few years, they seemed to disappear. So I had given up on this mod as recently as 2018, when I was putting my interior back together after the FUBAR that happened at Worx. But recently I found someone who had figured out that the same part was offered for certain Infiniti models and thus still available.
So, I took a chance and got a pair.
This was an easy enough install. Remove the door cards, remove the plastic cup behind the handles, unbolt the handles from the mount and carefully remove the two hooked hard wires that operate the door mechanisms.
Anyway, once I had temporarily reinstalled the door card, it looked like this
|Kinda busy, huh
Finally, I decided to go back to the standard black plastic for both the cup and the handle.
So currently my car has carbon on the left side and none on the right. But don't forget, these cars CAME with fake carbon imprints on the main and sub gauge clusters, which I of course replaced out with real carbon (initially gloss, but then I went to matte). At the time I thought that it would make sense to have more real carbon in a matte finish replacing just plain black plastic, but now I am honestly tempted to go back to all black plastic. Is less more in this case? What do you guys think?