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So the cupholders in the new CR-V suck. You are not able to put in a cup or mug that has a handle. It only accepts a smooth cup. So I created a mod that will fit. I'm having the prototype 3D printed and will keep you updated if it works.

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What I want is a replacement that is spring loaded to keep the cup from tipping and moving around. (like most cars). Thoughts anyone?
 

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What I want is a replacement that is spring loaded to keep the cup from tipping and moving around. (like most cars). Thoughts anyone?
Nothing is quite as entertaining as a dancing cup of steaming hot coffee on your morning commute. :)
 

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I think theyre perfect. Most coffee places these days give thin flimsy foam or paper cups, and the'yre HUGE. We live in a supersized society. They fit in there perfectly. The soft drink ones fit as well. They are deep enough where it cant fall over. Theyre not designed for kitchen mugs with a handle, ill give you that. What if you put something in the bottom to shorten the depth so the coffee mug handle was higher? (or switch to a thermal travel mug instead, which has no teacup handle)
 

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Sticky-back foam, custom cut to size works well. Use black and it is hardly noticeable.
 

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Sticky-back foam, custom cut to size works well. Use black and it is hardly noticeable.
Interesting, I'm heading out to run errands. I'll stop at Home Depo to see what the folks there recommend. They love these kinds of challenges. :)
 

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I bet that works fine to raise it up a bit higher. Keep us posted! :)
 

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I went to Home Depot this morning and after some trial and error found a solution that is snug enough for any size cup.

1/2" foam pipe insulation, and some double sided adhesive tape and a box cutter.

First attempt was easy, just cut about 3" of pipe insulation and stick it to each of the four corners. Nice, but a little too snug.

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Second attempt was a variation of the first. I removed each of the pieces of foam insulation. I used a box cutter to cut a piece of the foam away.

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I tried different size cups, including the Yeti, and they all sit without bouncing around.

It's a shame customers have to deal with this, but given all the new safety features in the 4.5 gen CR-V, I think it's worth it.

Don
 

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I went to Home Depot this morning and after some trial and error found a solution that is snug enough for any size cup.

1/2" foam pipe insulation, and some double sided adhesive tape and a box cutter.

First attempt was easy, just cut about 3" of pipe insulation and stick it to each of the four corners. Nice, but a little too snug.

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Second attempt was a variation of the first. I removed each of the pieces of foam insulation. I used a box cutter to cut a piece of the foam away.

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I tried different size cups, including the Yeti, and they all sit without bouncing around.

It's a shame customers have to deal with this, but given all the new safety features in the 4.5 gen CR-V, I think it's worth it.

Don
Can you take and post a photo of the finished install?
 
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