Agreed. The armrest itself looks wonderful, feels great, but the install seems tacky. You might want to give it a try if you are desperate for an armrest no matter what, or if you are able to improvise an installation method to prevent the center console trim from wobbling when you put any sort of pressure on it.Yes, they are available from a parts source in Italy. You will give up the rear cup holder. What I would not be happy about is that when the armrest is screwed to the console, the console is a bit wobbly.
Cool! Were you able to install yours without a loose center console?Aloha everybody! Great topic!
Good news is that I bought the one from Italy and yes, The pictures online were terrible but what can I say, I'm a risk taker. I contacted Claudio Bagni, from Braccioli Italy Armrests who assured me the orange stitching is the exact match to the factories (the black and orange arm rest is what I got) . I took a step of faith and ordered. HANDS DOWN, the best armrest, even better than the Genuine one from Smart USA. Its got storage, looks identical to my black orange interior and installed with one screw (no glue or damaging properties)
Another bonus is the hole in the bottom of the armrest fits the power/lighter outlet. thus concealing it.
I got the adjustable one and unless you have the SMART command center (not available in US) you don't have the "Command knob" to worry about.
I will try and post pics tonight:
Claudio is the English speaker on staff and can be reached at
Braccioli Italy © <[email protected]>
Braccioli Italy Armrests
Via Gaetano Trezza, 8
37129 Verona (VR)
Partita Iva 02178470353
Hope this Helps:
Cool! Were you able to install yours without a loose center console?
I wonder if it's best not to have an arm rest if I ordered a Manual?
it seems that it may get in the way of a free arm movement.
As Promised: Pictures of the Orange and black armrest. I brushed it up right before I took the pics (that blemish in pic 2 is gone now)
Sorry for the Potato Quality.