Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)

E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-30-2012, 09:30 PM
tdennehy tdennehy is offline
1990 325i Convertible
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 26
Mein Auto: 1990 325i convertible
Yet another e30 cup holder on eBay, new, from Bulgaria

Oh, I'm going to get thrashed for posting this, but here goes.

I'm not willing to put 100+ hours into making a new console for my e30. I will buy something and have it look not as good as something I might retrofit, though.

I found this on eBay and am wondering if anyone has tried it out? Looks like it might get in the way of the e-brake on an e30. But... sure would be nice not to have a wet lap every now and then.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ARMREST-CENT...item415ff89880

or this one...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170863053859...84.m1438.l2649

Any feedback? Are they junk?
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 12-30-2012, 09:52 PM
fcsteve's Avatar
fcsteve fcsteve is offline
610EUROs
Location: pennsylvania
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 6,950
Mein Auto: 90' 24v, 89' 325is
both look to be ok. cupholders and big center consoles only work if your car is an automatic tho. other wise you will be punching or elbowing them.
__________________
if you want to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd

build: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=382667
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-31-2012, 04:54 AM
SWISS SWISS is offline
On Top
Location: Certified Okie
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,779
Send a message via AIM to SWISS Send a message via Yahoo to SWISS
Mein Auto: E30 S52 / S52 M roady
Those both look like poo bro.

Are you looking for more storage or a cupholder? Because one had just storage.

There is a real cheap, tidy and functional solution using 3/8" SS rod bent to shape and tack welded to a small plate.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-31-2012, 07:18 AM
markseven markseven is offline
an audience of One
Location: John 3:17
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 7,373
Mein Auto: BMW M Power
For $24 I would give it a shot (the one with the cup holder). The thing looks huge - like Steve said, it will interfere with shifting and make driving not so much fun. You may get used to it though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-31-2012, 07:25 AM
tdennehy tdennehy is offline
1990 325i Convertible
Location: Sacramento, CA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 26
Mein Auto: 1990 325i convertible
center consoles on ebay for e30s

Good point. As seeing as how I am 6'4" tall, I already drive with the seat pushed all the way back - practically in the back seat. In fact, I don't know if a toddler could even fit behind me. An 86 pound Doberman can, though.

I think that a few large blocks of wood are in order, along with a pillow and some other things to see how it would feel if I did occupy that space with an armrest. Like most other people, I think, I would rather have something OEM, but it just doesn't exist, and never will.

I suppose I could buy one just for the experience of installing it and posting the pics here. I have already been thinking I would make a bracket that fits under my ebrake console so I don't have to drill and holes in my car or console.

Thanks for the thought... you make have saved me sixty bucks....

Quote:
Originally Posted by fcsteve View Post
both look to be ok. cupholders and big center consoles only work if your car is an automatic tho. other wise you will be punching or elbowing them.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-31-2012, 03:41 PM
tim96 tim96 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NZ
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 246
Mein Auto: bmw e30 320i
I am guessing it is not going to look good. I best solution imo is a boat style fold out cup holder mounted to the passenger side of the center console
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-31-2012, 04:56 PM
hornhospital's Avatar
hornhospital hornhospital is offline
D'oh, You kids!
Location: In the Grumpy Chair
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14,330
Mein Auto: 1995 318is / 1993 325is
Just a heads-up about that eBay seller "boloromo". I bought a shifter knob from him. The eBay posting said the item was located in London. I assumed it would ship/mailed from there. It wasn't. It came from Bulgaria and took over 6 weeks to make it through the mail. It was OK quality, not great but a lot better than the tattered knob I had. IF you buy from him, make darn sure it's being sent from Great Britain and not Bulgaria, or it may be 2 months+ before you see it, considering it was 45 days to ship a 3" x 3" x 3" box that weighed only ounces.
__________________
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13

Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 Forum Mod/Craigslist addict/Hoarder of all sorts of stuff
BMW-CCA #441426
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira" 1985 635CSi "Katja" 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"
HAVE I HAD MY MEDS YET?

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E30 (1982 - 1993)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms