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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by ihadablackdog » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:22 pm

Does anybody have any good recommendations for cup holders?

My car hasn’t got any, and I think you can get them for the arm rest storage but i’m wondering if they are too far back to be comfy?

Its for a camelback waterbottle with the bite thing, so spillage isn't a problem, so the armrest one might not be too bad.

I’ve seen the one they do for lhd cars that goes on the passenger side of the gear stick and know they dont do that for rhd.

What about those Halford specials that clip over the window sill?

Any ideas? Its to prompt me to drink more water, so 25 minute commute could be over a litre in total (i’m terrible at drinking enough water).
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Post by The_Dude » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Spent ages looking for one for mine. It was one of the things that really ticked me off about owning the zed.

The armrest ones are pretty shallow so I’m now sure they’d handle a camelback bottle, plus you have to keep the armrest up, which would be a pain.

You use to be able to get one that clipped to an armrest but I’ve not seen them for ages.

Sorry I can’t be more help, but you may find that the bottle just stays on the passenger seat.
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Post by DMC63 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:33 pm

Machinemonkey used to make them among other bits and pieces....
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Post by Deepseaskateboard » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 pm

https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/emu ... l-b114b-a/

This looks like it clips into the flap infront of the gear stick.

A bit extreme perhaps, but may do the job.

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Post by djstan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:40 pm

The armrest holders are a bit rubbish really - you have to keep the armrest up, which makes resting your arm really uncomfortable! I'm sure there must be a better alternative somehow..
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Post by AnubisZed » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:11 pm

djstan wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:40 pm
...... I'm sure there must be a better alternative somehow..
There is, this one posted by Deepseaskateboard......
Deepseaskateboard wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 pm
https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/emu ... l-b114b-a/

This looks like it clips into the flap infront of the gear stick.

A bit extreme perhaps, but may do the job.
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Post by djstan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 pm

AnubisZed wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:11 pm
There is, this one posted by Deepseaskateboard......
Deepseaskateboard wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:46 pm
https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/emu ... l-b114b-a/

This looks like it clips into the flap infront of the gear stick.

A bit extreme perhaps, but may do the job.
Hm, interesting!
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Post by ihadablackdog » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:36 pm

Thankyou everyone and thanks for the link. Looks like it might get in the way on a manual gearbox.

The idea of putting it on the passenger seat made me think....pulling the leg support out gives a gap that the bottle might fit in to keep it in one place....going to test that.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 pm

ihadablackdog wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Is machine monkey still around?
Yes, he is still on here but I don't think he is still making the cup-holders.

I got a pair of them on the forum from someone who had sold his Z4, and they work really well - so you may find them that way on here. Good luck. :thumbsup:
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Post by ronk » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:07 pm

I’ve never quite got the hype around cup holders. I can quite happily go for two hours without a drink without shrivelling.

Drinking shed loads just means more pee stops - especially for those of us with a few miles on the clock!
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