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Old 07-27-2005, 12:27 AM
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My wife has Passat, I believe that is where the design for the Zeta came from.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:48 PM
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I didn't even know they had that! I'm calling up to order a cupholder for my storage armrest today!!!
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We put those same cupholders in business jets where i work, Learjet.
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http://secure.crisp.net/ecommerce/ze...hp?cPath=30_32
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This link doesn't seem to work. Are these arm rests still available for purchase?
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This link doesn't seem to work. Are these arm rests still available for purchase?
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Thanks for responding, but I have a standard transmission & I'm looking for the fold-up armrest like in this thread.







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Thanks for responding, but I have a standard transmission & I'm looking for the fold-up armrest like in this thread.




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Old 05-11-2012, 05:14 PM
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Angelo at Zeta is saying that they still make this big arm rest shown here in my 2006 xB, and it does not matter which transmission you have:

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mikochu View Post
In this tutorial, I will be installing the Zeta Products Storage Armrest into my xA. The Zeta Products Storage Armrest is Zeta Product's newest armrest for the xA/xB. I would like to thank Angelo Marzullo at Zeta Products for providing an armrest for this install.

Tools needed:

For xA
-3/16" Allen Wrench (supplied)

For xB
-Socket wrench with a 7/16" socket or
-7/16" Box wrench

Here is what comes in the box:

-For the xA, the kit comes with the armrest assembly, 4x 1-1/2" long Allen head screws, 2 clamping rods, and an instruction manual.
-For the xB, the kit comes with the armrest assembly, 4x 7/16" hex head bolts (w/ lock washers), 2 clamping plates, and an instruction manual.

First, recline/slide the front seats all the way forward to make room for the installation of the armrest.


Remove the plastic seat track mount covers of the two seat rails closest to the center console. Pulling the cover off from the front will help ease the removal.



Once the covers are removed, you can mount the armrest assembly.
Lower the armrest assembly over the center console.

-On the xA, the rods of the assembly should sit directly next to the seat track mounts.


-On the xB, the legs of the assembly should sit directly on the seat track mounts, slightly ahead of the seat track mounts.


I went ahead and folded the armrest down to balance the assembly on the mounts.

Now, you can start fastening the assembly to the seats.
-On the xA, take two of the Allen screws and a clamping rod and fasten them into the assembly using the supplied Allen wrench.


-On the xB, take two of the hex bolts and a clamping plate and fasten them into the assembly using a 7/16" wrench.


Do not tighten them all the way. Once the screws/bolts are on, go ahead and fasten the other side.

Once both sides have the brackets on, start to tighten the screws/bolts evenly.

Once the brackets are evenly tightened, check and make sure the assembly is sturdy. If it still wobbles, you may have to re-adjust/re-tighten the clamping rods/plates.

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The installation of the Zeta Products Storage Armrest is complete!

Now, slide the front seats back and enjoy your new armrest!

Here are some pics of the of the final product:








Update 06/15/2005
Zeta Products Folding Cup Holder Install

Zeta Products now offers a folding cup holder for their popular storage armrest.

Included in the box:
- Folding Cup Holder
- Instructions



Tools Needed:
- 13mm socket or box wrench

First, slide the front seats forward so you can have room to work from the back seat.


Using the 13mm wrench, unbolt "Armrest Mounting Bolt" with lock washer.


Insert the bolt (w/ washer) through the cup holder assembly and fasten the bolt back into the armrest. Make sure not to overtorque the bolt.


Here is the final product:





The cupholder is very sturdy and folds up when not in use. Just like their armrests! :D

If you have any questions, please post here, pm, or email me.







can you tell me what is the website to find both ? thank you
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link or website to find it
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:12 PM
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what do you think about this armrest in ebay


http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCION-XD-09-...46237792?hash=
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It appears the fold up armrest is no longer available from Zeta Products, they appear to be selling the Boomerang model now.

Any suggestions where to find the previous model?
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Originally Posted by Frydricet4r View Post
It appears the fold up armrest is no longer available from Zeta Products, they appear to be selling the Boomerang model now. Any suggestions where to find the previous model?
My big folding storage armrest is shown in Msg #30. Will sell it for what it cost new, plus shipping.
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Is it possible to shift a 5-speed with the armrest in use?
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:28 PM
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Your arm rests on the armrest, and your fingers dangle over the shifter ****, moving it effortlessly between the gears. It is a perfect setup for shifting, and I have enjoyed it for eight years.
I have the stock shifter, and have used synthetic gear oil from the beginning, and the xB gearbox is smooth as a switch.
On the other hand, when I first got the car, I tried a speed shifter linkage for one day, and if that was combined with 90W oil, and if you liked the increased resistance and decreased leverage, and using a pistol grip to jam rapidly through the gears, then the armrest would interfere. The armrest is high enough to prevent getting a good pistol grip on a short shifter.
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