You want to retrofit an armrest in your car? You want to inquire about the pros and cons of retrofitting? Then we can help you. Below we explain how the retrofitting of an armrest actually takes place and go into more detail on the pros and cons of a retrofitted armrest.
⚠ there are also armrests for the door ➡ click
If you want to retrofit an armrest to your car and the manufacturer does not provide any models, then a universal model is an advantage. The articles are available in various variants and can be purchased in adjustable model versions. Furthermore, an assembly instruction is included with many models. The self-assembly is therefore possible, but should be carried out with great care. If you are not sure if you can do the assembly yourself then it is advisable to go to a workshop. Professional tuners can also recommend an armrest model. Often there is also the possibility to reorder the vehicle manufacturer an armrest, this usually fits best in the vehicle.
Retrofitting armrests - what to look for when buying?
When buying a retrofittable armrest, of course, particular attention should be paid to the suitability of the model for your car. Furthermore, the armrest should be as invisible as possible to be fixed in your car. It is advisable to choose an adjustable model that you can adjust and fold up to 90 degrees. In addition, the mounting height of the armrest should be considered. The manufacturers usually state how much distance should be between the seat and the armrest bottom. In addition to the mounting characteristics and the suitability of the model, of course, the material of the armrest is essential. It should be sturdy and endure shocks. Furthermore, the fabric of the armrest must not wear out quickly. It's best to choose a leather-covered version or a surface similar to your vehicle's seats.
Retrofitting the armrest - be careful when assembling it yourself
Armrests offer the advantage of providing additional ride comfort. Universal models are suitable for many vehicle variants, such as cars, boats, trucks and RVs. The manufacturer usually specifies mounting heights. Common materials that are used are, for example, leather and plastic. Before mounting the armrest, the comfortable seating position should be found and marked accordingly. The manufacturer's instructions provide more detailed information about the assembly and necessary markings. The installation of an armrest almost always requires drilling holes. If you are not sure about self-assembly, you should visit a workshop. If you want to try the self-assembly, you should always adhere to the instructions of the manufacturer. Furthermore, when buying a universal armrest in an online shop, the customer reviews should be read. There is also often the assembly and you can get an overview of how easy or difficult the assembly is.
Retrofitting armrests - conclusion
Armrests can be retrofitted in many car models. Universal armrests are available in the trade, fit in many vehicle models and can be retrofitted. Those who do not trust self-assembly can find professional, trained contact persons in a workshop. We hope that you the info report on the topic / term armrest (further names / keywords: Center armrest, seat attachment, cup holder, armrest console, armrest, seat armrest) from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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and also for the doors there are possibilities for an armrest
Who does not know the problem, too low or too hard armrests on the driver or front passenger door? Since long car journeys become a problem. Where can I permanently support my left elbow / forearm? For the passenger, of course, this question arises for the right forearm and also the passengers behind often have a problem with the rigid variant ex factory. Often the armrest on the door is too deep, too hard or too small. The result: It simply lacked a relaxed posture! Often a few centimeters of the seat adjustment decide whether the armrest of the door is suitable for the steering wheel and the pedals. Although there are not as many armrests for the doors as for the center armrest, there is certainly one. The armrests are available in different heights and also the size (length) can be different.
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