Here's another great product from Japan which will increase your level of comfort while driving your 2015 WRX / STI.
SubiSpeed has imported brand new dual console arm rest extensions which will increase the overall height of your arm rest approximately 4". Not only does it do that, but there's an extra storage area for change, chap stick, and whatever little accessories you deem worthy enough of taking a ride along with you.
SubiSpeed Install Video
Installation hardware is included. The dual console box attaches where the original arm rest does and the original arm rest cover winds up going on top of it.
Color is off black.
Arm Rest Mount Cap Cover
Occasionally when changing out your arm rest or adding the dual console arm rest, you can damage the cap that covers the area the arm rest is bolted into. This is an easy replacement with the purchase of a brand new OEM cap.
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This Part Fits
- 2015-2018 STI Subaru JDM Dual Console Arm Rest Extension
- 2015-2018 WRX Subaru JDM Dual Console Arm Rest Extension
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29 customer reviews
Hi all, This is a nice armrest and integrates well with the WRX (2018 premium). It does what they say, fits well, and is pretty easy to install. Two quick notes: 1) it is the same color gray as the stock arm rest cover (dark gray) meaning it doesn't match the really really dark gray (almost black) plastic trim throughout the car. 2) my armrest rear cover came off slightly differently than in the video. Mine was hooked at the bottom and needed to be pushed down to unhook it so don't pull hard... Also there wasn't any electrical connection like on the video.
Pricey but worth it
I held off getting this for a while but my back started hurting because I lean on the very low stock USDM armrest all the time. I finally got it and I'm so glad I did. Only gripes are the price and the latch opening the top/new storage on top is kind of loose compared to the bottom latch. It doesn't rattle or even really matters most the time but it's just an observation. Also, just take your time with the back trim piece. I didn't have an issue with it.
Pack rats dream LOL!
Installed in 2018 STI Limited. This is another great addition that should have came factory. Adds another compartment and raises the armrest a perfect amount. I also like the fact that they retained the factory notches so you can still run your cables out with the cover fully closed. I use mine to store my sunglasses and micro SD cards. And no... I'm not a pack rat lol.
Why is this not stock
Watch the video unless you read Japanese. Supper easy instal. Perfect fit and the only thing left to wonder is why did I wait even one day to order this. Yes it’s pricy but it is worth it for the function/looks/fit.
Pricey, but does add comfort and convenience.
Installed on a 2018 WRX
Package came with all the necessary parts and screws for installation and also an instructions booklet in Japanese (just follow the video from Subispeed and you'll be fine).
Like what the previous reviewer mentioned, there is no rear console cup holder in the 2018s, so getting off that initial plastic cover is a bit harder. Just use one of those plastic trim removal tools and you won't leave any marks.
Took 10 minutes to install. Definitely adds more comfort now when driving. Also, having that extra storage space for smaller items is nice. This should have come stock form Subaru.
Easy install, just what I wanted
Installing on a 2018 WRX was a little scary because it doesn't have the cup holder like in the video so I had to pop the tab out with a flat head screw driver, but other than that it was cake to install. Does just what I want, only small complaint is the new plastic back doesn't quite match the console.
A must have product. After driving with awkward stock armrest position this thing is amazing. If even considering this product get it.
17 WRX, its a nice and high quality piece.You will have an actual usable armrest like all other Subarus have. I don't understand why this wasn't part of the car from day 1. Adds an extra storage cubby, which Im using more than I thought. I like that the original armrest sits on top. Pretty expensive for what it is. However, this IMO is the best arm rest extender out there. Feels like quality.
Great product, color is off
This was very easy to install. Makes the armrest usable. The color does not match the factory black on the rest of the interior panels.
Great add, but very expensive
This adds a much needed compartment to the center console (great for sunglasses, keys, etc) without having to dig into the deep compartment. I added to my '18 WRX and it was as easy as turning 8 screws.
Fits perfectly and does move the armrest pad slightly forward but not over the rear cup holder. It makes the arm rest high enough to actually be used as an arm rest (I'm 5'8 so don't have the longest arms).
The plastic cap over the rear of the raised arm rest doesn't exactly match the pattern of the stock plastic (JDM vs NADM?) but honestly I can't imaging anyone really noticing or commenting on it.
This really should be a $75 part, but you really don't have any other options.
A must do
This was a great upgrade and so easy to install. It puts the "arm rest" in the correct position and gives you extra storage space!!!
ComfortableBy Michael June 11, 2017
When I told a friend, who has a 2016 WRX, that I was buying a 2017 WRX, this is the first product he advised buying. Since we are the same height I took his advice. One downside is the cost, a bit pricey for what it is, but it does make the armrest so much more comfortable. Thank you for the quick installation video, it was very easy to follow making things a breeze. The only issue I had was that the cup holder trim piece was giving me trouble and I was afraid to force it so I never fully removed it. It just had to be pulled back a little bit to expose the screws. I was hoping the added storage compartment would be big enough for my 7" tablet, but no such luck, though it should be fine for most average sized smart phones and the felt lining should help protect them. Having a hole, maybe an inch long by half an inch wide, either in the front or rear center of the compartment would allow access to the USB & media ports below. As it is, it appears fully enclosed with no way to run wires outside the storage compartment.
Pricey but worth it
An excellent usable upgrade to the interior. Now my right arm has a home in the STI. Took 15 minutes tops to install. Fits perfectly with the OEM extension. Don't cheap out. You won't be disappointed.
Must Needed Upgrade
Had a '15 WRX and was one of the needed things especially when its was a CVT. Now that i have '17 STI, i was a must needed upgrade. Definitely lots more of spacing as well easy to install. 30 mins later, you never regret the purchase.
Super Nice interior upgrade
Got this installed with zero problems, it was an absolute breeze to put in. Makes for a much more comfortable driving position in the car, now my elbow has somewhere to rest. Seems kind of crazy this isn't at least an option from the factory.
One thing to note is that it moves the armrest forward a bit in the car, so if you want to put a really tall bottle/cup in the rear cup holder there may be an issue.
Wow, yes you need this...
This is really one of the first mod I do to the 2016 WRX. It may seem less important than tuning performance items or changing the weak speaker system but believe me this upgrade makes driving around a lot more comfortable.
Super easy to install, you cannot mess this up. Gently pry from top to bottom on the cover plate to remove (at least on the 2016 version) as the tabs are not located on the side, just top and bottom. I really do not see how you can break that part but if you do Subispeed has you covered with replacement for this.
So attached are some pictures, really not different than the ones already provided but hey I am proud of this really comfortable upgrade.
Oh and it also add space for your candy!
This should be the first mod anyone should get on their 15-16. The extra storage is really nice and the extension really helps out. The color does not match 100% as mentioned in other comments but still worth buying. Could be cheaper though,
This part is a must have!
Easy to install and was the missing link in normal sitting. I couldn't take how low the arm rest was. This thing closes that gap and also gives you more storage space for your junk.
Just buy it
Like everyone else said, just buy it you'll be glad you did. Color is slightly off on my 16 WRX Limited. But anyone that doesn't know it isn't stock can't tell the difference. Also, the panel that he breaks the clip on in the video - just wiggle a flathead in the left side and it pops right out.
As others have said, this should have been an option for the USDM cars. It makes the arm rest so much more comfortable, and it does not block the far back cup holder like the extending one does. The small cubby is perfect for your wallet and keys on a long journey. Highly recommended for anyone and everyone who has a WRX or STI!
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