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Old 06-18-2018, 08:43 AM
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Final solution for a cup holder?

I have struggled with the cup holders in the Vantage for quite some time. (Or rather, the lack of cup holders)
After trying to envision how I could improve the standard cup holders, I have come to the conclusion that they are worthless.
This has force me to a drastic conclusion.
I must install my own.
Below are a couple of photographs of the install. One with a medium Dunkin coffee. The other photograph shows the cup holder in the closed position
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:09 AM
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I found the easiest solution was to ask for 6 napkins [I keep them in the armrest cubby now], just place the napkins over the holder and jam the cup in so it's tight on all sides. Keeps it in place in all but the hardest of turns where I will rest my arm against it to make sure it won't flip out, but if done right it's never moved. You can take the cup out and put it back in, the form it's made in the napkins doesn't change. Works well. Although I'd rather have a deeper holder I didn't need to futz with, that thing hanging on your door would absolutely not go in my car
 
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:33 PM
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I Works well. Although I'd rather have a deeper holder I didn't need to futz with, that thing hanging on your door would absolutely not go in my car
Hey, I can respect that. (That thing is easily reversible)

However sometimes one is forced to make tough decisions.
If you need (or want) the ability to actually drink from a coffee cup while you are driving the current cup holders just does not work.
 
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But it does work, it just needs a little help


I wouldn't take it out on track day with a cup in it, and there's definitely an opportunity for RICH!! to have a custom insert fabricated to lock into the existing spot that would be a secure holder. For now the napkins work just fine and since they're always in the cubby I don't have to worry about not having them.


Although, the placement of the holder is never good for driving an M6.
 
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I've found the simplest solution is to NOT drink coffee in my cars!
 
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You don't have to drink it in the car, but transporting it to the location you plan on drinking it is just as problematic

I've had more coffee spill out of that drinking hole while going around a turn than I care to admit, the rare times I'm going to drive for hours and will drink coffee in the car. I guess you're supposed to close that flap after each sip to stop it.
 
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Originally Posted by HabitualOffender View Post
You don't have to drink it in the car, but transporting it to the location you plan on drinking it is just as problematic

I've had more coffee spill out of that drinking hole while going around a turn than I care to admit, the rare times I'm going to drive for hours and will drink coffee in the car. I guess you're supposed to close that flap after each sip to stop it.
Hey, If you go to Starbucks instead of DD, they will give you a plug for the drinking hole. There is a solution for that.
 

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They have flaps on the WAWA caps, you just have to close them before making a turn, I don't do the bucks or dunkin
 
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How many times do you need to be told “don’t drink and drive”
 
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For those of us with ASM i made an insert that allows for a bottle of water or travel cup... not a big gulp...i made an insert for my mobile Alexa and sized it to make a space that is taller and gives more support. so far no problems with normal driving i don't have open drinks in car when out for spirited drive
 
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