issue of a cup holder might seem trivial to some, but for some people, the
intelligent (or at least convenient for them) placement and quantity of cup
holders is one of the deciding factors in choosing which car to buy.
The single cup holder in my Jeep Wrangler, which is located on the shifter
console (on the hump), was always inadequate; it had to be lined with a coffee
cup cardboard ring (those things fast-food places started issuing after that
woman won a
substantial lawsuit against McDonalds for coffee that
was 'too hot'
HBO even had a
documentary about it!). Such things makes one wonder about how much thought
the designers really give to such things.
standard coffee cup bounced around, and a tall cup comes dangerously close to
the shifter in 2nd gear. In addition, when I installed
Racing Bucket Seats,
the front, right side of the driver's seat made putting tall coffee cups in the
cup holder all but impossible. Luckily, I had also installed a
Locking Center Console,
and the flat, front surface of the console was an ideal place for a cup holder.
went to Pep Boys and picked out a cup holder I thought was decent, and modified
it so it would simply snap on to the front of the console with button snaps. I
used two #6-32 x ½"
screws washers and nuts to secure
male snaps to the console, and two #6-32 x ½"
screws and nuts, and some
to secure the female snaps to the cup holder. The reason for doing this is
two-fold: If I dropped something under the cup holder, or needed to vacuum under
there, I could just un-snap the thing without having to become a contortionist,
and if it ever broke (by my dog accidentally stepping into it), I could easily replace it.
position of the new cup holder is within easy reach, and out of the way of the
shifter. The original cup holder is now fitted with a thingie that holds
and neatly dispenses what would otherwise be "loose change".