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DIY Cup Holder Inserts

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by TRDFerguson, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Nov 15, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    TRDFerguson

    TRDFerguson [OP] SSEM #99/RGBA #8-ish?/It’s a funny name.

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    After getting my new 2018 CM last month, I started to share the same frustrations as others over the sh*tty cup holders that don't "hold" much of anything. I saw some really cool solutions, including a 3D printed piece that fit a bunch of different cans/containers, but nothing that really blended in to the design of the truck and was able to be left in place permanently.

    I finally found some 1/16th inch thick rubber packing at Home Depot that looked like it might work for what I wanted. Here's a link to the HD product, and an alternate on Amazon:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Partsma...-Rubber-Packing-Sheet-2-Pack-58353B/206853053

    https://www.amazon.com/6x6-Inch-Neo...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=Y45MW5WADWKSJG4NDA71

    Pull off the center console out and pop out the chrome trim around the cup holders
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    Trace one end of the trim piece onto the rubber, ending at the last line on the trim (used the red piece for the write up, but the black piece for the actual mod)
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    Measure out a center point for the interior arc and use a compass to draw another arc with a radius of 1.5 inches (can probably just be eyeballed if you want...)
    IMG_20181115_105644 (Large).jpg

    Cut out the shape with a utility knife and check the fit, trim as necessary to be inside the outer edge of the trim piece, and cut around the side clip
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    Flip, trace and cut the second piece
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    Sandwich between trim and console, pressing the black tabs from the console into the trim clips
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    Reinstall console and enjoy a nice, stable, grande non-fat pumpkin spice latte
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  2. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    Skippy

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    The ingenuity on this forum never ceases to amaze me.
    :thumbsup:
     
  3. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:04 PM
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    Y0TA PR0

    Y0TA PR0 Dirt biking & fishing

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    That’s pretty cool! Good job! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Great mod! Excellent write up.
     
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  5. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:08 PM
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    csuviper

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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    Awesome, thanks for sharing
     
  6. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    Cthulhu

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    That's some bomb.com sheyat right there!! Added to the never-ending mod to-do list!!
     
  7. Nov 15, 2018 at 1:43 PM
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    DJFaninTN

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    great job! thanks for the tips
     
  8. Nov 15, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, RGBA #5 lab tested lab approved

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    Excellent work. Thanks for the idea and write up
     
  9. Nov 15, 2018 at 2:58 PM
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    Mwray8909

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    I'm looking for bigger cup holders....
     
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  10. Nov 15, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    teedubbya

    teedubbya I like fat booty

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    Smart as hell!

    I don’t really have any issues other than drinks rattling around
     
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  11. Nov 15, 2018 at 3:09 PM
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    Moon Puppy

    Moon Puppy I'm not new!

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  12. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, RGBA #5 lab tested lab approved

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    Ones that fit a Gatorade 32 oz please!
     
  13. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    TRDFerguson [OP] SSEM #99/RGBA #8-ish?/It’s a funny name.

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  14. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    That’s a great idea!
     
  15. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:14 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, RGBA #5 lab tested lab approved

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    Bolt on
  16. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    Great Mod! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  17. Nov 15, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    jewsNbrews

    jewsNbrews SSEM #8 level 3, RGBA #5 lab tested lab approved

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    Bolt on
    Welcome! Start a new member thread and introduce yourself
     
  18. Nov 15, 2018 at 5:19 PM
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    JMB

    JMB Not new, just a little old.

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    5100s all around, 295-70-18 Defenders, 1.25 Spidertrax spacers, BD reverse lights, de-badged, interior LEDs, footwell LEDs, reverse LEDs, ARE cap, front receiver hitch for cooler holder, cooler holder/rod rack, backup camera, Kenwood HU, Westin nerf bars, Husky floor liners, folding rear seats, remote battery posts, plastidip grill chrome, Powder coat bumpers.
    Nice! I have a coworker that printed one for me. He'd be willing to sell if someone wanted one, don't know what he would ask for it. Unlike the thread linked, I just wanted limited options. 12oz cans, my glove box cup and my Yeti knock off fit. The first two pics are the prototype.
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  19. Nov 15, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

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    Pretty cool.
     
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  20. Dec 10, 2018 at 1:18 AM
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    AlmightyCrash

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  21. Dec 10, 2018 at 3:39 AM
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    That’s way cool.
     
  22. Dec 10, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    Flux capacitor!
    If you do a search for “large cup holder adapters” you will see there are several options online for this. Even ones that hold a 32oz Gatorade bottle. 25E8DFBE-C68F-44C0-A193-F7D515D15198.jpg
     
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  23. Jun 25, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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    This one works great for the Gatorade dilema....

    BottlePro - Cup Holder Adapter... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M028L5E?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    It comes with several rings for size adjust into the existing cup holder, and a foam sleeve (can coozie) to pad it in the holder.

    When not in use I put mine in the useless front cup holder slot.20190625_120511.jpg 20190625_120542.jpg
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