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Old 03-02-2005, 05:02 PM
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The VW part costs nearly $300.00! How could we buy it and resell it for less than it costs? True it is styled similar to the VW item, but I assure you it is not made by VW.
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Old 03-06-2005, 02:36 PM
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It just does not seem like one screw would be very stable.
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Old 03-06-2005, 03:11 PM
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I still like the one i got , it looks OEM IMO...And it sits flush.









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Here's my Boomerang Armrest with the Leather top:


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Old 03-08-2005, 07:05 PM
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squareone where did you get your armrest from..looks hot!
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Old 03-08-2005, 09:53 PM
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squareone where did you get your armrest from..looks hot!
Thanks! I got it off of ebay, cost 99 bucks with shipping, the sellers name is nikor2003. Very good service.
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Old 03-09-2005, 12:41 PM
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From what Mikochu said, if you lran on thid Boomerang speedrest (which is kinda thier purpose) it warps your center console.
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Old 03-09-2005, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FrankenScion
From what Mikochu said, if you lran on thid Boomerang speedrest (which is kinda thier purpose) it warps your center console.
Huh? If you Iran on thid speedrest? Have you been dinking?

I assume you meant to type "If you lean on the armerest....."
I have the Boomerang and I lean on it all the time. It doesn't warp or bend anything. It's very stable and it looks factory. I also got the new leather top for it and it looks awesome. The pics that LowProMofo posted are a little misleading because his flash made the leather look light grey. It's not....it's very dark graphite (almost black) and it matches the seats pefectly. I'm sure the Zeta rest is a great product as well. I just didn't care for the exposed metal supports. IMHO, that takes away from the Zeta looking factory.
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Old 03-09-2005, 02:11 PM
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I think both the Boomerang and Zeta armrests are really good. With the Boomerang, I did notice my center console sidewalls warp. After I uninstalled it, it straightened back out. Although I am not too fond of the design, relying on the center console for support, I recommend the Boomerang armrest to those with automatic transmissions. I found it a bit awkward to shift gears in my 5 speed with the Boomerang... I'm glad to hear they are offering custom leather lids, as well as armrests with custom heights.
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:20 PM
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During the installation of this armrest, I seem to have lost the two “deals / things” that hold down the center console. Anyone know what I am talking about and where to get another set of two?
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Old 07-02-2005, 04:40 PM
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I'm sure if you contact the folks at Boomerang they'll be able to help you out.
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Old 07-08-2005, 05:05 AM
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Cool! THANKS!

I'll see about getting a free armrest thru Stylis since he didn't post a price.
The price is listed up. :D

2k5 BOP xB, contact them tomorrow. They will help you out with everything with the missing pieces. :D
 
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Thanks for the tip guys but I am not sure they can help me.
The part that is lost is not a Boomerang part. The parts that I lost are the two plastic rivets or whatever that hold down the front part of the console. These two white plastic pieces went somewhere under the carpet where I can not reach them.
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I know exactly what you lost, because I had the same thing happen to me when I did LEDs in my wife's xB cupholders. Just get a flashlight and something to fish around in there with. There's only so far that they can go. I got mine back.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:10 PM
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I love the Boomerang Armrest, and I want to get one, but has anyone see any solution to the fact that there are no cup holders in back after the install.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:04 PM
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Yep, get a Zeta.......lol.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:28 PM
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I love the Boomerang Armrest, and I want to get one, but has anyone see any solution to the fact that there are no cup holders in back after the install.
Its all prefrence.
 
Old 09-01-2006, 02:19 PM
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I just installed my new Boomerang Armrest. It is a great product and I know that I will enjoy it very much. But, come on guys! The stabilizer pieces are way too tall for the xB application (don't know on the xA). Here's another example of "rush to market, poorly executed design and engineering. There is no reason why the stabilizers had to be as tall as they are creating a gap of 3/8" at the rear of the factory center console. I may be overly picky but there is no excuse for poor design!
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Old 06-05-2007, 11:17 PM
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I recommend the Boomerang armrest to those with automatic transmissions. I found it a bit awkward to shift gears in my 5 speed with the Boomerang...
so do a lot of stick drivers feel this way? just trying to get a consesus.

i like this armrest for the price, cd storage, and what seems to be an easy installation, but how much of a pain in the ___ could it be to stick drivers in an xb?
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:54 PM
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im 5.5 and driving a 5 speed, and I would say 2nd gear sort of gets in the way, but I sit about half way back in the seat so it is okay...
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