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So as you know, im a new XB2 owner, and the first and most annoying thing i found was the stupid arm rest...... IT HAD TO GO !!!!

So I removed the factory armrest off of the drivers seat, and designed a plastic cover to fill the hole where the metal bracket and hole in the seat was after removing it..... see the below pic of the finished cover...... (pics are bad and need to be taken with a better camera then my phone, it doesnt give it justice)



Next i designed an arm rest which consists of 3/8" plywood, 2" of styrofaom, 1/2" of upholstery foam, and then warpped the entire thing with 1/8" fabric foam and completed a custom sewn black matching vinyl cover with the same stitching as the interior of the scion.

Once completed, i pulled the vinyl cover over the fabricated armrest and did my last stapling on a small section underneath, so as to be covered once i attached it to the top of the factory small center console lid. I then drilled 4 screws through the factory center console lid to secure it, and WALLAH !!! a factory looking armrest that works for both the driver and the passenger.













JUST A NOTE: THE CENTER CONSOLE IS STILL 100% OPERATIONAL JUST AS IT WAS BEFORE.....

So im thinking of mass producing these..... anyone interested ???
 

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I Applaud your efforts. However drilling into the stock armrest most people will have a hard time thinking about doing in case it has to go back to stock one day. Regardless I think its awesome that you came up with this idea.

good job!
 

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yeh, my buddy just bought the 2011, and has the extending armrest..... there is a down side to it though...... ITS WEAK !!!!

when you slide it forward, the angle is not well supported and he has almost broke it already when leaning on it
 

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i have an 09 and i dont mind the arm rest i just wish it was postional. i dont know who they designed it for but if you could move it up and down it would be a lot better
 

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This is fantastic! One person mentioned the screw holes being a problem but I bet if you used a high strength 3M double sided take you can get similar results without drilling holes. Pressure is exerted downwards so basically it just needs to keep it in place so it doesn't move laterally.
 
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