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      03-22-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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Arm rest too far back ?

I probably should ask who has long arms instead....but seriously....do you think the arm rest is a bit too far back ?

I have even adjusted the wheel as far out as it goes to see if perhaps my arm was just too short. It appears the way the arm rest is designed, the area that I would normally rest my arm is missing ? why chop off the arm rest in the top left corner ? Why not have a shorter handbrake?

On the E46 - It seemed much easier to "rest the arm" while holding the steering wheel...

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yes lol i think it is far back compared to other cars
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Does it slide back and forth like in the older cars?
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no...
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I probably should ask who has long arms instead....but seriously....do you think the arm rest is a bit too far back ?

I have even adjusted the wheel as far out as it goes to see if perhaps my arm was just too short. It appears the way the arm rest is designed, the area that I would normally rest my arm is missing ? why chop off the arm rest in the top left corner ? Why not have a shorter handbrake?

On the E46 - It seemed much easier to "rest the arm" while holding the steering wheel...

Are you really short and have your seat slid up? I am not short, and have my seat back, and the armrest is perfect?
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Does it slide back and forth like in the older cars?

No, unfortunately it does not.
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it is the distance between the elbow that is supposed to rest on the arm rest and the steering wheel - no matter where the seat is....
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Does it slide back and forth like in the older cars?
2 Piece sliding armrest is a option here
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i have no problems with it.
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do you have a part number for this two pcs arm rest ? any idea on cost ? thanks !
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Funny! Have you tried grabbing a soft drink out of that rediculously placed cooled beverage holder in there? I think you need to be double jointed to grab it without completely twisting in your seat.
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do you have a part number for this two pcs arm rest ? any idea on cost ? thanks !
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1) Leather or imitation leather
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First I thought it was a lil far back but it's good now. If it's placed a lil more forward it would block other things.
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thanks E90Fleet but it appears from your photo that the two piece arm rest has the same problem - see the missing piece of armrest from the driver side ? that's the area that my elbow likes to rest on...

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thanks E90Fleet but it appears from your photo that the two piece arm rest has the same problem - see the missing piece of armrest from the driver side ? that's the area that my elbow likes to rest on...

yes, but that part is the sliding part. It'll move forward about 4" to meet your elbow.
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Yes, When I was in Munchen picking up my car 2 weeks ago...I went into a dealership and tried a car with the moving armrest...it is great...It moves Fw. enough for even the shortest of arms....I think the price was about $300 when translated in USD...

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this is excellent ! so the e46 had a sliding arm rest and now the sliding arm rest is an option ! BMW ! gotta love em !

well - I'd need a Black Leather LHD arm rest 2 piece kit ...any idea on part number and cost ?

thank you for all your help !!!!
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this is excellent ! so the e46 had a sliding arm rest and now the sliding arm rest is an option ! BMW ! gotta love em !

well - I'd need a Black Leather LHD arm rest 2 piece kit ...any idea on part number and cost ?

thank you for all your help !!!!
E46 didnt have sliding armrests

Your part no is 51 16 7 147 219 and 51 16 7 118 064 for the insert ( no 2 in the pic by meads )
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nah its not too bad...i think its a perfect fit...
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