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      07-07-2013, 10:59 PM   #1
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Cup holder Delete Project

Have you ever been driving down a twisty road and thought, golly, I wish my passenger had a big gulp cup filled with soda? No, me neither.

So I hate the cup holder assembly in the E92. I think it looks like shit. I've wanted to delete it since buying the car. But it's not that simple!!

This is my first attempt, and I'l be honest right up front I hate it. It's too much fake texture. Never Mind the things I had to do so that I could wrap that piece in leatherette, actually it just involves laminating the plastic strip with something to cover the holes. The point is I made an error in my materiels choosing which will soon be corrected.

I have ordered a yard of alcantara and when it arrives I will dis assemble this nonsense and re do it with the black suede. What I have in this picture is insufficient to be so close to stitched carbon leather.

By the way, I think it's cute that the cupholder cartridges, when removed, look exactly like MG42 magazines.

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      07-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #2
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So... do you no longer have a cup holder, or is the driver's cupholder located differently in the e92?
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      07-07-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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So... do you no longer have a cup holder, or is the driver's cupholder located differently in the e92?
The driver gets an air conditioned cup holder in the center console which is the only one I need. Passengers are not allowed to have comestibles.
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      07-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #4
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      07-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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The driver gets an air conditioned cup holder in the center console which is the only one I need. Passengers are not allowed to have comestibles.
hahaha I see, you don't find it a nuisance driving around with your center console up?
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      07-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #6
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hahaha I see, you don't find it a nuisance driving around with your center console up?
No I really like that cup holder.

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      07-08-2013, 12:16 AM   #7
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i actually think that looks pretty good.. i don't know if alcantara will look much better

are they really that annoying, though? i think it's the perfect spot for a cup holder
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you could always get one of the European dashes without cupholers completely. its just flush all along that panel. Especially since you were talking about getting a navigation dash in your other post.

See? this is a screenshot from the BMW.co.uk website. Im sure you could order this dash.
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you could always get one of the European dashes without cupholers completely. its just flush all along that panel. Especially since you were talking about getting a navigation dash in your other post.

See? this is a screenshot from the BMW.co.uk website. Im sure you could order this dash.
Wow! Interesting. Of course I won't, a new dash is not on the menu, it's not that big a deal, all the same that is really interesting. Lets see how the Alc turns out when it arrives. Thank you for showing me something I didn't know about. Hey, uhh, it's the UK so the wheel is on the wrong side? All of the 3 series i've seen from the UK have the same cupholder deal as we all do?

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came out really clean but IMO the cupholders actually look really cool

btw your CF trim is still driving me craaazzyy
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came out really clean but IMO the cupholders actually look really cool

btw your CF trim is still driving me craaazzyy
I it too!!! Especially since I replaced my air vents with it. It was my fault for scratching them but now thats all in the past haha


I really just want to do something special in the place where the cup holders were. Like on the new cayman interior. Speaking of that, a buddy has an engineering shoppe and he offered to lazor cut a piece of aluminium to fit that area for me. If the alcantara doesn't work out that will be the next idea.
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I cannot imagine being without a cupholder ......
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wow so many variety of people in this world.. i love my cup holder.
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Like on the new cayman interior.
Maybe I should just book a new cayman instead of the 4er? Oh god... somebody stop me! Then I would have the same brand as the retired porn star at the office... noooooo!!!!

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Wow! Interesting. Of course I won't, a new dash is not on the menu, it's not that big a deal, all the same that is really interesting. Lets see how the Alc turns out when it arrives. Thank you for showing me something I didn't know about. Hey, uhh, it's the UK so the wheel is on the wrong side? All of the 3 series i've seen from the UK have the same cupholder deal as we all do?
there are some cars that are so basic that they come without buttons on the steering wheel. youd be surprised what costs can be cut!
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there are some cars that are so basic that they come without buttons on the steering wheel. youd be surprised what costs can be cut!
Indeed. Although when I mentioned navigation I was thinking one of those units that goes where the radio/ac panel is.
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looks pretty good, but if the purpose was just to not have a cup in the cup holder.. just say no cups in my damn cup holder!
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looks pretty good, but if the purpose was just to not have a cup in the cup holder.. just say no cups in my damn cup holder!
No I wanted to do something different with that space, and I'm convinced they were a noise source over bumps which I prefer not to tolerate.
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Personally if you worry about a cup holder on a bmw then you bought the wrong car. People who buy bmw could care less about a cup holder. I think a mini van suits you better. Just saying. Nice trim btw
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Personally if you worry about a cup holder on a bmw then you bought the wrong car. People who buy bmw could care less about a cup holder. I think a mini van suits you better. Just saying. Nice trim btw
Harsh! You are not qualified to think what suits me!
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the cup holders on the e90 are plain terrible. they dont even hold a can of redbull. forget putting a tall water bottle in there. first turn, it tips right over. i like the location of them but wish they were deeper cups to hold a real drink. what are these, cup holders for ants?
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the cup holders on the e90 are plain terrible. they dont even hold a can of redbull. forget putting a tall water bottle in there. first turn, it tips right over. i like the location of them but wish they were deeper cups to hold a real drink. what are these, cup holders for ants?
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