Thanks for the positive comments
The height of the arm rest is high enough so I can lift the hand brake without folding it up, ( I regularly use the hand brake). Mind you they just tightened up the hand brake on my annual inspection.
Now with my arm resting at this height I found the shifter knob a little short and more difficult to maneuver ( I use the shifter constantly.) The new knob is more ergonomically shaped for comfort (at least for me) it looks cool adding a little chrome
The taller shifter knob feels great since with the added leverage it shifts more easily and also the shape of this knob makes it easy to read what mode the shifter is in (if you have a tendency to look down at the base.)
JoeS wrote:What if an unsuspecting nitwit passenger presses down hard on the armrest - possibility of cracking the cupholder?
I guess this might be possible, but I think some one would have to be a very deliberate to cause such heavy damage.
I (a lightweight of 250 lbs +) have tried shifting my weight onto the armrest onto my elbow, to shift my gift in the seat, in order to test it and it seemed fine.
It can however swivel slightly since I have not pinned it into the cup holder.
Now this might not be a bad thing if you are dressed in a heavy winter jacket and want to attach your seat belt
Still debating in this.
Will try it as it is for a while