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#1 (permalink) Old 05-17-2006, 11:22 AM
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Cupholder Solution?

I have looked at "http://ultimatecupholders.com/" product and I just do not feel comfortable with having my drink near my foot, while driving. I definitely do not like the idea of reaching down to grab it while driving either. Plus, I donít think I am going to pay $35 for a bent piece of plastic!

I saw this (and many similar examples) today on ebay:

Cupholder Solution?-cupholder.jpg

What if you where to attatch suction cups to the bottom of the above cupholder...

and place it here:

Cupholder Solution?-bmw_int4-cupholder.jpg

I think this should work... and it might not look as cool as the rest of the interior, but it can be removed and then reattached when need again...

What do you guys think?

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Cupholders?

All this time I thought people bought beemers to DRIVE them not to drink in them.
Yes, the cupholders in my 530i stink but do I care? Not one bit.
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Maybe it's just a "IT person" thing... our fuel is coffee... and coffee spills in my 540i == not cool

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Some ideas

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Maybe it's just a "IT person" thing... our fuel is coffee... and coffee spills in my 540i == not cool
1. http://www.ultimatecupholders.com/competitors.html
(Last option is the shoe)

2. I use this:
http://www.care4car.com/productimage...p%20holder.jpg
(hooked on the drivers side of center console).

3. Just an idea but we can try fabricating a keyboard cover (like those in the mechanic shop to cover the keyboard) to cover the display and cig socket.
So a spill is not catastrophic.

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the problem with cupholder that you showed, and stock ones is that they both block AC controls when in use. It's a bitch if you need to cahnge the temperature because you got to take out the drink with one hand, change the temp with the other one, and yeah --- you're f*cked because your hands are not on the wheel. This is true especially if you need to defrost windows.
that's why the side holder works. it blocks nothing, and reaching isn't hard since its positioned at a level where you can easily reach by straightening your arms


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The problem with all those other places is that if you have a spill, it's going into your switchgear, etc. (it sux when your door lock and emergency flasher buttons jam). With the "ultimatecupholder" product, the only place a spill goes is onto the floor.

I have two of them (ultimatecupholder) and find that the location is perfect (atleast on the driver's side) and they do NOT get in the way of my foot or leg at all, and can hold even the largest beverage. They won't be good if you're under about 5'-7" because then the front of the seat will run afoul of them.

I LOVE my cupholders! I doubt you'll find someone "loving" one of those other half-a$$ed solutions. Except for maybe the high-top sneaker...

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Converse!

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I doubt you'll find someone "loving" one of those other half-a$$ed solutions. Except for maybe the high-top sneaker...
High-top sneaker? Only if it's a Converse!

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High-top sneaker? Only if it's a Converse!
...and well used!

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ohhhhh maaaaan...

No wonder your missing your 1-2 shifts... your smelly drinks are messing with ur head... lol jk jk

Actually I hit the track last night and had a very disappointing experience

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the replacement one from BMW is the shiznit, I think... but its like $85... I saw one when I was up at the dealer a while back... very nice construction, had that "smooth" action as it folds out.. Fits into the little compartment below the armrest.

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Pictures (or link)? I'm deff interested... I asked for that huge 4 cup holder tray this morning and balanced it inbetween the amrrest and the shifter. I had to rip out the front right corner so that I could shift it into 2nd, 4th, and 6th.

It worked... kinda.. lol

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the replacement one from BMW is the shiznit, I think... but its like $85... I saw one when I was up at the dealer a while back... very nice construction, had that "smooth" action as it folds out.. Fits into the little compartment below the armrest.
thats what i was thinking... IMO its the best way to go...
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This one is from bavarian autosport (http://www.bavauto.com) but is the same as the one from BMW



from bavarian autosport, it is $89.95, part number CH001E39

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These two are pretty neat too:

Cupholder Solution?-dual-cupholder.jpg

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Yeah, that top one is nice, little big for my taste. I like how the metal one folds out of the way.

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