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Old 05-22-2006, 02:03 AM   #1
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I know this may sound trivial but I hate the cup holder configuration in my 92 sse. I spend at least an hour in the car each day. The cup holders in the door are not big enough to hold a drink of any real size. So I took out the panel behind the shifter and cut a hole in the center. I picked up a cup holder at a local truck and van shop and installed it in the hole. I had to use a heat gun to shape the holder to the angled panel. I then covered the panel with a material that matches my dash and reinstalled the panel in the console. It will now hold one of those 44 ounce monsters and anything smaller since the bottom is stepped.
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I want pictures of that!
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yea door cup holders are useless.... need your picture!!!
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yea door cup holders are useless.... need your picture!!!
96+ door cupholders are worlds of improvement over 92-95 IMO.
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yea door cup holders are useless.... need your picture!!!
96+ door cupholders are worlds of improvement over 92-95 IMO.
And still crap...

I wanna see the custom one too, dangit!!!
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I've experienced all the car cup holders.... and I'll say..I'm waiting for that picture too!

The 87-91 are neat..but under the arm rest... Randy loves them.

92-95 the doors are good IMO because if you have a normal sized drink it holds the cup. Console is the console .. works good

96-99 Doors will take a larger cup..but they are too shallow and everything tilts backward (esp 20 oz bottles) and the door is in the way for any height. Console is console..lol

00+ These guys got screwed hard on their holders. Two in the center of the console..too close together to put two drinks into. That'* all they got...
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I love the cupholders in the 92-95 gen, they hold bottles of soda or water perfectly. They also hold cans but you have to be careful not to rock the soda out. The 96-99 gen is alot worse than the 92-95 IMHO. Also when they changed the console design for the 02 or 03 year the new cupholders are better too. Just my own opionion though
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deinatly wana see pics....

door cup holders arn't usless though...i put my cell phone there....or a pack of gum......
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The door cup holders are teasers! They're nice until you leave a can of pop or coffee mug in the holder, get out of the car, then slam the door. Getting back in the car is always a nice surprise.

I watched my wife do this exact thing this past weekend when she got out of the passenger side. All I could do was curse to myself.... Now there'* coffee all over the passenger seat and door panel.

Please post this pics. We could all benefit from your idea!
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I'm with Vital on this one.. I keep a sealed bottle of water in the door cupholders and nothing else. At least if I spill water I'm just giving the carpet a bath :P

I only use the center cupholder now when I need one.
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