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    is there a quick n easy mod that can raise the height of the centre arm rest? I feel a little lop sided when driving with an elbow on the window and the other way down on the arm rest....

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    Mmmmm thats an interesting one, hope someone has an answer

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    I find myself sitting away down aswell sometimes, just have to remember to lift myself back up again

    Or you could just get a cushion nd rest on that...

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    is there a possible way of building like a spacer between the arm rest and storage space underneath will mean things in the space are more on show but the arm rest will be at better heigh im 6ft 4 and constantly keep having to pull myself up as im trying to lean on arm rest but it is too low

    ill have a look tomorrow and see what i can work out at work

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    Depending How high you want to rest your arm, it would be simpler to have your arm-rest pad reupholstered with a thicker foam pad...and then recovered with a matching fabric.

    As daft as it sounds, I work with mobility devices (s for the NHS) and I regularly draw modifications so that our contractor can modify the armrests on s by fitting thicker or wider pads that are then reupholstered and covered to suit.

    This will probably look less of an after thought if done properly...there are many auto-trimmers in manchester...I know one in chadderton, oldham and another near the vx garage in stockport off the m60 Jn 1.
    They could either re-trim or just provide the covering fabric for your armrest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlock View Post
    Or you could just get a cushion nd rest on that...
    Would you like your pipe and slippers as well whilst you're driving sir?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    is there a possible way of building like a spacer between the arm rest and storage space underneath.
    Can't see how given how it's hinged.

    Having had that part out a couple of times I can't think of a way to raise the whole thing and still have it be able to be secured properly, as well as lining up with the centre tunnel properly.

    I'd say the reupholstery option is probably the best route - as long as you're not talking about a great increase in the required height or it may look a bit daft to have this big thick padded top to the console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Can't see how given how it's hinged.

    Having had that part out a couple of times I can't think of a way to raise the whole thing and still have it be able to be secured properly, as well as lining up with the centre tunnel properly.

    I'd say the reupholstery option is probably the best route - as long as you're not talking about a great increase in the required height or it may look a bit daft to have this big thick padded top to the console.
    thats were i mean to have a spacer in have the spacer raise the hinge itself as i need at least 3 to 4 inches extra height then ill get to a comfy position to rest my arm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    thats were i mean to have a spacer in have the spacer raise the hinge itself as i need at least 3 to 4 inches extra height then ill get to a comfy position to rest my arm
    What height are you, I'm 6'2", my armrest is just perfect for me, have you thought about getting an astra

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    not being funny but if it was raised how would you reach you gear stick? to me it needs to be longer. that maybe cos i'm 5"4 TALL

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    It's designed to be that height for a reason; so you can look cool doing the "Gangsta Lean™", yo!

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