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post #1 of 5 Old 07-26-2014, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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2011 and newer JK door arm rests

My 2012 JKU drivers door arm rest has developed a spot where the rubber/foam/plastic has a permanent "dent" in it from my elbow. I'm looking for a replacement (preferably aftermarket rather than another OEM that will do the same after a year or so of use) but I'm not able to find anything.

There is the MISCH4x4 replacement arm rests but they are for the older style (up to 2010) JK's and there is a different style in the 2011 and newer models:
http://www.jeep.com/en/2014/wrangler...terior&asset=1

1) has anyone else experienced this issuse?

2) any ideas as to how to remedy the "dent" issue?

It is surprisingly uncomfortable to put your left elbow in a divot...
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Bizarre, you must have a surprisingly boney elbow to create a divot in that sparsely padded excuse for an armrest. I have the 2011 with the newer style doors and haven't observed this issue. I don't think you'll have many choices besided the dealer for the newer interior style. Maybe have it re-wrapped and padded with some leopard spot crushed velvet or some plush zebra pattern?

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Bizarre, you must have a surprisingly boney elbow to create a divot in that sparsely padded excuse for an armrest. I have the 2011 with the newer style doors and haven't observed this issue. I don't think you'll have many choices besided the dealer for the newer interior style. Maybe have it re-wrapped and padded with some leopard spot crushed velvet or some plush zebra pattern?
Boney elbow...maybe, but never had an issue with an armrest on any of the many cars/trucks I've owned in the past, but to your point, Jeep doesn't exactly give you much by the way of padding....

Do it up Pimp-mo-Jeep style? ....naw, I think maybe I'll have to just buy an OEM one in the hopes that I had a bad batch of what ever foam/rubber they used.
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Jeep doesn't exactly give you much by the way of padding....
2007 Straight hard plastic. lol i have heard of this happening though

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Alloy checkerplate armrest......that'll cure the elbow dent, and look tough at the same time.....
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