The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

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The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Tora » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:55 pm

I've solved the AE86 cup holder problem once and for all. Air-vent mounted 100-yen store "JDM" cup holders? Maybe if you're holding a Dixie cup, tofu boy.

Inspired by the Toyota Sienna's seat-mounted cup-holders, I have long-sought a location to mount a flip-down beverage holster. Sure, you can screw through the carpet, but doesn't that look a bit tacky? Into the dash? NO! The stereo bezel? Only if you want it to fail horribly on you.

And then it hit me: Why do my (virtually nonexistent) rear passengers need an ashtray? I've only had one person smoke in my backseat in college, and she was not a pleasant person. So I removed the old ashtray holster and bezel and installed this $6 cup holder from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q86IQQ/ref ... hrb1NKESRD

BEHOLD:

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Aluminum screw backing plate because I am paraniod that I'll spill on my fancy new carpet.

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The way it sits on the transmission hump supports heavier drinks.

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I'm still on the lookout for Siennas in junkyards to steal their cup holders. (Toyota wants something like $40 for them new.) For now, this is perfect. I even cut up a PBR coaster and fit it inside the lid because I am such a hipster.

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby EJ86 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:56 pm

:idea: That's a nifty idea, but I wouldn't want to drill holds on my center console like that...
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Postby Tora » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:02 am

The beauty of the aluminum backing plate is that you don't have to drill any holes if you don't want to. With mine, I decided to drill three at the top, just to make sure drinks stay secure. The other three screws go through the hole where the ash tray used to be. You could just as easily do the three on the bottom and two in the middle and drill no holes at the top. Actually, that might be easier than what I did... getting the holes I drilled in the plastic to line up with the holes I drilled in the backing plate was harder than I thought it would be.

I find the OEM ashtray nasty, nonfunctional and embarrassingly easy to lose in the back, so I threw away the bezel and holster.

Also, you'll never notice the holes unless you decide to uninstall the GREATEST CUP HOLDER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS CAR.

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Postby -zenki- » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:02 am

Nice idea.
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Rastae86 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:07 pm

Officially on my to do list

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Postby AE86reaper » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:02 am

Rastae86 wrote:Officially on my to do list


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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby GEOVA TRD » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:44 pm

Good idea!!Thanks for posting. :)

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Postby Flipp » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:50 pm

this is awesome. thank you =]
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Postby MisterJerk » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:59 am

Tora wrote:Also, you'll never notice the holes unless you decide to uninstall the GREATEST CUP HOLDER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS CAR.


This made me LOL at work!

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Red » Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:00 am

You don't have to drill holes. That's why the good lord invented velcro, and structural double-sided tape.

But with the 1986 models, Toyota DID offer a cup holder in these cars. It is a plastic insert that pops into that little plastic hatch in the center console, right in front of the ashtray. Great way to hit your drink with your elbow when you shift, but 100% OEM. If you really want to put a cupholder by your elbow, might as well make it an OEM cupholder.
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Tora » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:13 pm

It sits a bit too far back for me to hit it with my elbow. Not the best placement for drinking while driving, but i dont do that anyways. (I use it to hold drinks from the drive-through until I get where I'm going.) The OEM holder is alright as long as you don't use the console for anything else, I guess.

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Red » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:17 pm

Best cup holder I found is a travel mug from Cumberland Farms. One of those wide-bottom plastic coffee mugs. Once I pulled the heater ducts out of the floor, I found that I could just put the travel cup on the floor between my legs. Easy to reach, and it can only spill on the floor. The trick is pulling out those damned vent snakes, so there's a flat floor again.
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Postby Tora » Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:59 pm

I'd definitely get a big mug for long trips! I just put in new silver-blue carpet (blue two-tone in and out) and hardcore carpet cleaned my seats, so I'm paranoid about spilling anything.

Half of my reason for this post was to provoke people who think their cup holders are better into sharing ideas.

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Postby Red » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:01 pm

'hardcore carpet cleaned my seats'
Buy a spray can or pump spray of ScotchGuard. Real 3M ScotchGuard. While the seats are clean, SOAK 'EM. Run the heater for an hour to dry them out. repeat the enxt day with whatever is left in the bottle. They'll be a little stiff for a few days, but they stay nice and clean that way.
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby MisterJerk » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:59 am

Red wrote:'hardcore carpet cleaned my seats'
Buy a spray can or pump spray of ScotchGuard. Real 3M ScotchGuard. While the seats are clean, SOAK 'EM. Run the heater for an hour to dry them out. repeat the enxt day with whatever is left in the bottle. They'll be a little stiff for a few days, but they stay nice and clean that way.


I'm going to do it to my entire interior, at least everything carpeted or cloth.

This makes me think of an old ex marine drill instructor coworker of mine. He used to scotchguard his uniform to yell at the recruits in the showers. So mean, even the rain dont touch him.. LOL

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Postby carbd7age » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 am

MisterJerk wrote:
Red wrote:'hardcore carpet cleaned my seats'
Buy a spray can or pump spray of ScotchGuard. Real 3M ScotchGuard. While the seats are clean, SOAK 'EM. Run the heater for an hour to dry them out. repeat the enxt day with whatever is left in the bottle. They'll be a little stiff for a few days, but they stay nice and clean that way.


I'm going to do it to my entire interior, at least everything carpeted or cloth.

This makes me think of an old ex marine drill instructor coworker of mine. He used to scotchguard his uniform to yell at the recruits in the showers. So mean, even the rain dont touch him.. LOL

I lol'd at the Marine. My ultimate cuoholder is a different car to carry my cups. 100% OEM 97 Camry lol.
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby chocobot » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:04 pm

Nicely done Tora! :D
Location is not an issue for me..I reach for stuff on the back seats when I come to red lights.. This is a good spot for a cup holder. like how its out of the way. (plus don't need anymore broken air vents :( )
I'd use machine screws and nylon locknuts for more secure fit though

Red wrote:..You don't have to drill holes. That's why the good lord invented velcro, and structural double-sided tape..

I've used this industrial stuff in the house and on the car. Will hold a brick to a wall! ..Even works on porous surfaces..

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Red » Fri Mar 22, 2013 1:15 pm

So for a goof, you could jack up someone's car, one tire at a time, and velcro it down to the spot? <VBG>
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Postby chocobot » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:35 pm

-zenki- wrote:Nice idea but it's not something you could put in cars with stiff suspension. One bump in my car and the content of that can would end up on my backseat. :mrgreen:

uuuhhh duuuhhhh!! :mrgreen:
stiff arse suspension and drinks+cupholders, mounted anywhere, don't mix..
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-Red- wrote:So for a goof, you could jack up someone's car, one tire at a time, and velcro it down to the spot? <VBG>

yup, just make sure that someone's car is an eightsix..and that mofo aint goin anywhere! :lol:

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Postby SuperDougy » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:00 am

My JDM cup holder.

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Tora » Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I really like that drawer-style holder, but I could never do without my radio. I think the big ashtray would make a nice, solid mount for a cup holder.

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Postby GooGooMuck » Sun May 26, 2013 12:02 pm

Just received my cupholder, the Navy blue is so dark I thought they had shipped me black, was hoping for a better match but oh well. I will update here when I have had it installed a while. I might have to size down Slurpee's by one size!

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Postby 4agshoob » Tue May 28, 2013 10:35 pm

ive used a walmart, carbon fiber bicycle drink holder, and mounted it side by side on the passenger side of the center console. couldnt really beat it, both on clearance for $5, and never spilt a drink, even while sliding......riding on 13's, slammed on bc coilovers. probably a bit uncomfortable for the passenger....but i dont drive over there.

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besides guys, obviously were doing it wrong if we need cup holders.......

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Postby GooGooMuck » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:14 am

I am sure I am not the only one who would like to see installed pics please!

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Postby ToeKnee805 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:18 pm

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I still think this is the best option, and theres millions of them at Junkyards... off a 90's Taurus
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby Mazota TE51 » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:28 pm

Nice touch to add a cup holder for the rear passengers.. :lol:

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Postby Tora » Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:38 pm

Mazota TE51 wrote:Nice touch to add a cup holder for the rear passengers.. :lol:


Way better than an ash tray for the rear passengers! It's totally accessible from my driving position, and my elbow doesn't hit it. It won't work for huge drinks, and it's difficult to reach while driving, but I don't really want to encourage myself to have drinks in the car. I've picked up coffee with it a couple of times and haven't had any spills yet. Uncut stock springs, Tokiko blues, Prothane bushings.

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Postby SidekickChuck » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:25 pm

Moot point. Drinks and food are not allowed in any of my vehicles.
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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby ae86sr20de » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:15 pm

That Taurus set-up looks legit. I'm gonna have to look into that.

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Re: The best AE86 cup holder. Ever.

Postby rix86 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:41 pm

Ever?
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