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Old 06-16-2020, 08:21 AM   #1
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Cup holders

For a 1999 Boxster like mine, that didnít come with cup holders, what solutions has the hive mind come up with?

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Old 06-16-2020, 08:47 AM   #2
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Not sure what person or thread I found it on but I followed suit and went with ultimatecupholders.com

50 bucks for a pair though. I think you will hit it if you are super short and driving


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Old 06-16-2020, 09:39 AM   #3
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You can still buy the factory, vent mounted holders, but they're bank.
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:56 AM   #4
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You can still buy the factory, vent mounted holders, but they're bank.
they are also very fragile and really poor cup holders IMHO. I took the german route, I dont try to drink a beverage when driving a car. :+)
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Ultimate cup holders are nice. I do hit mine 'cause my legs are short, but I can still use it, and I can reach the passenger side holder too.
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I use the ultimate cup holder also. I'm 5'10" and have no problem.
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Ultimates are the best
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Old 06-16-2020, 05:20 PM   #8
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Okay, Ultimate cup holders it is!

But this, below, is the correct answer.

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I took the german route, I dont try to drink a beverage when driving a car. :+)
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I have the oem cup holder that mounts above the single DIN radio with it's hardware. Running without cup holders for now since I installed a double DIN radio. If you want it we can work out a deal.
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There is also a cup holder that goes into the center console. It holds 2 cups. It stays inside the console and you can shut the lid, it has to stay open when it has drinks in it.
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they are also very fragile and really poor cup holders IMHO. I took the german route, I dont try to drink a beverage when driving a car. :+)
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Although the original owner of my car paid the dealership a small fortune to rework the dashboard controls and install cup holders, I donít use them.
They only hold a typical take-out coffee cup or soda can, and then just barely.
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I have the oem cup holder that mounts above the single DIN radio with it's hardware. Running without cup holders for now since I installed a double DIN radio. If you want it we can work out a deal.
Nice offer, Jimmy. Thank you. But I switched out my radio for a double din unit, too.
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Make your own!

My solution to the cup holder "problem" was to make a insert for the console bin from a scrap of open cell foam. I keep the bin's lid propped open with a mini-bungie that connects the lid to the storage unit behind the seats. It works well and I use it almost every time I drive the car. You can see how I made it here (near the bottom of the page): https://rx19jones.wixsite.com/projectboxster/projectboxster4

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[QUOTE=A 986 S;619259]My solution to the cup holder "problem" was to make a insert for the console bin from a scrap of open cell foam. I keep the bin's lid propped open with a mini-bungie that connects the lid to the storage unit behind the seats. It works well and I use it almost every time I drive the car. You can see how I made it here (near the bottom of the page): https://rx19jones.wixsite.com/projectboxster/projectboxster4

cheers - dj

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. And cool website.

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