Centre armrest - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > MINI Technical Forums > MINI Interior & ICE > Second Generation Interior & Ice


Second Generation Interior & Ice
Find Sponsor products associated with this forum
Second Generation MINI interiors Late 2006 - Present

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help needed retrofitting armrest in Cooper R53 GAJA71 First Generation Interior & Ice 6 Apr 19th, 2013 06:37 PM
Armrest DN11 General Discussion 0 Feb 24th, 2013 09:12 PM
Special Offer Matt Black JCW Steering wheel centre trim chris@LloydBlackpool Lloyd Blackpool MINI 0 Nov 23rd, 2012 10:44 AM
How to change a Mini Cooper S centre cap Lawrence1584 General Discussion 3 Nov 16th, 2012 04:52 PM
Centre Speedo Trim Removal bax2079 Maintenance & MINI Care 1 Nov 1st, 2012 07:13 PM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Oct 25th, 2009, 04:56 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Local Time: 03:57 PM
United Kingdom
United-Kingdom Centre armrest

Hi, i'm new to this website and wondered if anyone had any experience on fitting a centre armrest to a Clubman. I was thinking about buying one but don't really want to pay the fitting charges.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Oct 25th, 2009, 05:52 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sittingbourne
Posts: 65
Local Time: 03:57 PM
United Kingdom Male
Dont bother. I took delivery a new Clubman a month ago and ticked a lot of boxes (dont we all) The one I would untick next time in the centre rest. Its small, gets in the way and is of no value whats so ever!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Oct 25th, 2009, 06:00 PM
Registered User
Offline
Send a message via Skype™ to splitboy888
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SUNNY
Posts: 125
Local Time: 05:57 PM
Malta Male View splitboy888's Classified Ads
Diy

Quote: Originally Posted by andyandrews@btintern (original)
Dont bother. I took delivery a new Clubman a month ago and ticked a lot of boxes (dont we all) The one I would untick next time in the centre rest. Its small, gets in the way and is of no value whats so ever!

i agree,
but if you still want it than fit it yourself it will save you some money which you could use on buying beer to your friends,
However, If you are unsure than buy a TIS CD off ebay, it will help you a lot
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Oct 25th, 2009, 07:00 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 114
Local Time: 04:57 PM
United Kingdom
I have got one and only use it for keeping my IPOD out of sight when the car is parked and unattended for a long time. I spend most of the time with it in the 'up' position as I can't easily change gear / use the handbrake and am afraid of leaning on it (and breaking it). Would agree with other people that it is probably not worth having.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Oct 25th, 2009, 07:32 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Coast
Posts: 591
Local Time: 04:57 PM
United Kingdom Male
But surely if it's part of the spec (Chili pack?) then it's pretty hard not to get one?
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Oct 29th, 2009, 07:14 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Local Time: 03:57 PM
United Kingdom
Thanks for the advice, the only problem is i am used to having armrests in other cars i've had and really like the comfort factor that these give but then i suppose that if it makes changing gear awkward then i probably am better off without one
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Oct 31st, 2009, 06:20 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 114
Local Time: 04:57 PM
United Kingdom
The changing gear thing probably depends on how tall you are / where you have the seat. I am 6ft tall and so have the seat relatively far back, hence the difficulty in changing gear. I also think it is set a little low to lean on whilst driving (and be comfortable). Would really recommend sitting in a car with one in before you shell out what is a fairly large amount of money
PS it is not standard on the UK spec Chilli pack cars.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Oct 31st, 2009, 09:31 PM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Coast
Posts: 591
Local Time: 04:57 PM
United Kingdom Male
Having now actually got my Dooper I'm finding the armrest pretty useful, albeit only as an armrest! It's useful to rest your arm on while fiddling about with the Nav systems joystick. It gives zero extra storage - except for a phone perhaps and kinda blocks access to that rear seat cup holder thing but in terms of a rest while joystick fiddling then it's really needed!
Sorry to sound trivial but it only seems to serve one purpose and thats a shame.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Nov 13th, 2009, 02:44 AM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 75
Local Time: 11:57 AM
United States Male View pilotart's Mellow Yellow & Black 2nd Gen MINI Cooper Profile
Euro Armrest

If you don't already have an armrest,
I have found this one to be excellent.

Sturdy and larger flip-top storage and
comfortable for two arms or elbows.

It was an easy :15 minute install with a T-40 Torx
(and I replaced the matching leather cover
with WetOkole seatcover material over Memory Foam).

HERE is a MotoringFile Review of it.

I bought an R56 version of it last year and love it.

Two sources I am aware of are Minspeed and Outmotoring

I have also seen them on eBay,
but you could likely find a UK or EU site to buy from.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Nov 13th, 2009, 05:43 AM
MINI2 Senior
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Coast
Posts: 591
Local Time: 04:57 PM
United Kingdom Male
Another minor niggle with the standard one; the top cover keeps sliding open slightly when you use the handbrake, particularly if doing a hill start (more pressure on handbrake). Seems worse since fitting a clip-in adapter for iPhone
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help needed retrofitting armrest in Cooper R53 GAJA71 First Generation Interior & Ice 6 Apr 19th, 2013 06:37 PM
Armrest DN11 General Discussion 0 Feb 24th, 2013 09:12 PM
Special Offer Matt Black JCW Steering wheel centre trim chris@LloydBlackpool Lloyd Blackpool MINI 0 Nov 23rd, 2012 10:44 AM
How to change a Mini Cooper S centre cap Lawrence1584 General Discussion 3 Nov 16th, 2012 04:52 PM
Centre Speedo Trim Removal bax2079 Maintenance & MINI Care 1 Nov 1st, 2012 07:13 PM

» Recent Threads
Union Jack wing mirrors on Pepper White?
Yesterday 08:52 PM
Last post by Irish Viking
Today 02:39 PM
8 Replies, 221 Views
One 2002 Starts On 5th/6th Attempt
Today 02:38 PM
by omri617
Last post by omri617
Today 02:38 PM
0 Replies, 32 Views
2007 Cooper S "Timing Chain Tensioner Defect"
Feb 14th, 2014 09:49 AM
by igooba
Last post by EfficientDynamics
Today 02:01 PM
9 Replies, 2,045 Views
oil light on after clutch change
Today 01:48 PM
Last post by flying clutchman
Today 01:48 PM
0 Replies, 61 Views
2014 Mini -- ERROR MSGS, SHUTDOWNS, NO ANSWERS AFTER 9 WEEKS IN SHOP
Today 01:13 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 01:46 PM
1 Replies, 86 Views
JCW Newbie Needs Advice!
Yesterday 08:56 PM
Last post by LA3195
Today 01:42 PM
4 Replies, 211 Views
Chirping noise driving me mad!
Yesterday 09:43 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 12:55 PM
3 Replies, 222 Views
PANORAMIC SUN ROOF ISSUES -I'm in talks with Mini Head Office UK PLEASE READ/CONTACT
Nov 19th, 2013 09:36 AM
by LadyUK
Last post by LadyUK
Today 12:13 PM
40 Replies, 9,026 Views
How long does an order take
Yesterday 12:47 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 09:39 AM
3 Replies, 235 Views
Mini Cooper Clubman Power Loss
Jul 19th, 2014 04:14 PM
Last post by The Nun
Today 09:28 AM
4 Replies, 524 Views
Sorts of Life Insurance Policies
Today 09:27 AM
by Quvyl
Last post by Quvyl
Today 09:27 AM
0 Replies, 98 Views
How much do you pay in insurance?
Jul 24th, 2010 03:01 PM
Last post by baldeagle
Today 08:50 AM
84 Replies, 29,093 Views
Wheelarch carpet liner
Today 07:14 AM
Last post by The Nun
Today 08:36 AM
1 Replies, 115 Views
Wheels fit all models?
Today 07:22 AM
Last post by Angib
Today 08:23 AM
1 Replies, 121 Views
Search ...2 x Hartge Classic 4x100 18 zoll
Today 12:36 AM
Last post by floorian200
Today 12:36 AM
0 Replies, 123 Views
Sparco R600s for JCW
Yesterday 11:57 PM
Last post by Sidisking
Yesterday 11:57 PM
0 Replies, 125 Views
URGENT - Crash in France
Yesterday 09:47 AM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 11:06 PM
2 Replies, 276 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:57 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2