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Old 11-09-2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default 08+ WRX Armrest Extension

I am looking at getting the Subaru armrest extension:

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...oducts_id=1273

The stock one just sits too low. I have found a few photos of it online, and I know that it can extend up and down. I have not been able to find any photos of it open, to see the storage space.

Does it increase storage capacity at all? Is there an additional storage area in the top of the extension?
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #2
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It does not extend the storage space at all, but it does give you somewhere to rest your elbow :-) ...just had mine put in last week
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #3
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Do you have any photo's of it in the open and closed position? Can it open when extended?
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
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I can snap a few when I get home, and yes it does open when extended, but like said above does not give you any extra room.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:02 PM   #5
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Thanks. I was really hoping the "extension" portion was actually an added cubby. My Honda had this and it was really convenient.
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:49 PM   #6
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The armrest is a great buy and really easy to install. There isn't any extra room given by it and you can definetly open it while extended. BUY
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:36 PM   #7
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here are some photos i just took.. sorry for the poor quality. low light and iphone camera.

1. flat bottomed. there is NO additional storage space.


2. in the UP position


3. you can't fit anything in there


4. DOWN position


5. UP position


it extends up about 2" and forward 2". if you have short arms and your seat is high, don't even bother. I'm 5'8", sit as low as possible and pretty close to the steering wheel and i can only rest the tip of my elbow on it if my arm is tucked back parallel to my body.
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:36 PM   #8
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Interesting. Thank you for the photos.

I am also 5'8". I sit close to the wheel, but I am several clicks up from the lowest position. Right now it seems like I can only barely touch the standard armrest. I am not sure if this would be better, or if it would be in the way....
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:33 AM   #9
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I'm 5'8", and I use the extended armrest. I find I use it primarily when cruising (hwy, or long stretches in town). It did give just that extra distance to rest my arm on. I sit a several notches from the lowest level. It seems like the 3g crowd either likes it or hates it. As mentioned above, it is an easy install.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:15 AM   #10
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I love it, I got a short shifter in my car and has the bent extension which means I can now shift while keeping my arm on the arm rest, which is great in traffic.
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Old 11-10-2010, 01:31 AM   #11
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japanparts.com has a solid extension that includes additional storage space, and looks nicer imo.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:45 AM   #12
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japanparts.com has a solid extension that includes additional storage space, and looks nicer imo.
I looked this up, and it looks perfect. It is exactly like what was in my Honda. Too bad it costs so much more after shipping from Japan. The only place that seems to carry it is japanparts.com.

Next question:

Are the interiors of the '11 WRX's "off black" or "jet black"?

I would have to assume jet black. Mine is very dark.

Here are some photos:

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Originally Posted by http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/jdm-armrest-extension-installed-14160.html?p=214361#post214361


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Originally Posted by http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/find-jdm-console-boxiii-138895.html?p=2984211#post2984211


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Old 11-10-2010, 09:09 AM   #13
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I like the JDM one too but I am worried it might be in my way when I'm shifting and it even says on the website that is for auto. The pics from legacy? I'm not sure that does a justice. I think I might pull the trigger and buy it if I don't like it I guess I can sell it here
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:33 AM   #14
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I like the JDM one too but I am worried it might be in my way when I'm shifting and it even says on the website that is for auto. The pics from legacy? I'm not sure that does a justice. I think I might pull the trigger and buy it if I don't like it I guess I can sell it here
Yeah, hopefully it's not too big and gets in the way.

Correct, the photos are from a Legacy GT.
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Old 11-10-2010, 12:29 PM   #15
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when you're installing this, make sure you put some thread lock on the screws. somehow, 3 of the 4 screws fell off and were chillin in the storage compartment. I just put silicone on the thread but you could use something else
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Old 11-10-2010, 02:02 PM   #16
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My arm can actually use the armrest after installing this, shame it doesn't have the cubby, and when it's extended it's super awkward to turn on / off the heated seats. Easy to switch between modes though.
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here are some photos i just took.. sorry for the poor quality. low light and iphone camera.

1. flat bottomed. there is NO additional storage space.


2. in the UP position


3. you can't fit anything in there


4. DOWN position


5. UP position


it extends up about 2" and forward 2". if you have short arms and your seat is high, don't even bother. I'm 5'8", sit as low as possible and pretty close to the steering wheel and i can only rest the tip of my elbow on it if my arm is tucked back parallel to my body.
Part # please!

I've seen this one and another one that is more of a fixed extension.

Definitely want the adjustable one that you have, DutchOven.
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Old 05-31-2017, 04:17 PM   #18
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Part # please!

I've seen this one and another one that is more of a fixed extension.

Definitely want the adjustable one that you have, DutchOven.
J2010AG000JD

its still a current part as the VA wrxes still use it.
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