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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 07-27-2015, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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LOONY cup holder review?

Anyone here have the LOONY cup holder?
Elise Cupholder

Haven't seen much information on this one. Costs a lot less than the OEM or ORE, but wondering about the quality and design.
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Well, it is my cup holder. So I can't review it. Have sold hundreds and never a return nor a complaint. Tell you what, buy it, if you don't like it, send it back undamaged and I will give you back $75 of the $83 you paid for it.

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I've never seen that before but looks pretty slick - especially with it being able to slide up under the dash and out of the way. The straps look pretty heavy duty. The only concern I'd have just looking at it is - does it bounce much when extended out or is it pretty sturdy?

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I've never seen that before but looks pretty slick - especially with it being able to slide up under the dash and out of the way. The straps look pretty heavy duty. The only concern I'd have just looking at it is - does it bounce much when extended out or is it pretty sturdy?

Very cool cupholder
The bouncing is minimal if at all. My son uses it all the time in his Elise. I used mine till last year when I put in a center holder for gauges. I just have not got around to reengineering it to work with the center gauge holder. Before that I had thousands of miles on mine with no issues.

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I have this. It's virgin aluminum and not anodized. It fits a big black 20oz bottle of coke easily. The criss-cross G-string is deep enough to cradle the longest of bottles without spillage. The edges were a little sharp to the touch at first, but it smoothes out over use. I kinda like it sharp, it feels raw. It slides in and out easy, but not too easy where it'll slip out accidently when pounding the pavement. It comes with a rubber sleeve if you want protection. But I like it el-naturale - bare aluminum. There's no drilling necessary. If I recall, there was one larger hole and one smaller hole, it will let you mount it easily with your screwdriver. It's pretty stiff when it sticks out, it doesn't flop around if it's not empty. After your done, just tuck it away.

Ok now get your mind out of the gutter.

ORE is nice, but pricey and double is ridiculous. You don't need two cupholders in a lotus unless 1. your passenger is not your spouse/significant other or 2. Your spouse is having an outbreak.

OEM looks nice, but is more form than function, and $$$. All other options (tennis ball darth crap, suction cup, center console, etc) sucks ass.

Tony's cupholder is best bang for the buck.

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Gooberschnot - thanks for the detailed review!

Tvacc - I'll PM you about ordering one. You owe gooberschnot a commission!
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I have this. It's virgin aluminum and not anodized. It fits a big black 20oz bottle of coke easily. The criss-cross G-string is deep enough to cradle the longest of bottles without spillage. The edges were a little sharp to the touch at first, but it smoothes out over use. I kinda like it sharp, it feels raw. It slides in and out easy, but not too easy where it'll slip out accidently when pounding the pavement. It comes with a rubber sleeve if you want protection. But I like it el-naturale - bare aluminum. There's no drilling necessary. If I recall, there was one larger hole and one smaller hole, it will let you mount it easily with your screwdriver. It's pretty stiff when it sticks out, it doesn't flop around if it's not empty. After your done, just tuck it away.

Ok now get your mind out of the gutter.

ORE is nice, but pricey and double is ridiculous. You don't need two cupholders in a lotus unless 1. your passenger is not your spouse/significant other or 2. Your spouse is having an outbreak.

OEM looks nice, but is more form than function, and $$$. All other options (tennis ball darth crap, suction cup, center console, etc) sucks ass.

Tony's cupholder is best bang for the buck.
LOL the doubles are made for the wives/significant others, so they dont need to hold your coffee cups and bottles. We here at ORE aim to please the people that write the checks (wives/significant others).

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LOL the doubles are made for the wives/significant others, so they dont need to hold your coffee cups and bottles. We here at ORE aim to please the people the write the checks (wives/significant others).
I thought the only reason we brought our SOs on drives was to hold our drinks.
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You have no idea how happy I am with my ORE Dual!!

Whether it's my SO, maybe just a buddy or just me with a cup of java with a water back for the longer runs, it's there if I need it.

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Well, it is my cup holder. So I can't review it. Have sold hundreds and never a return nor a complaint. Tell you what, buy it, if you don't like it, send it back undamaged and I will give you back $75 of the $83 you paid for it.

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Tony, does it work well with something like a small starbucks coffee? I want one but my concern is that the straps might be too deep causing the lid to pop off against the rim of the cupholder.

I'm talking about one of these: http://www.11points.com/images/caffeine-starbucks.jpg
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Tony, does it work well with something like a small starbucks coffee? I want one but my concern is that the straps might be too deep causing the lid to pop off against the rim of the cupholder.

I'm talking about one of these: http://www.11points.com/images/caffeine-starbucks.jpg
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The edges were a little sharp to the touch at first, but it smoothes out over use.
Just received my cupholder in the mail. Very fast service from Tony. It is overall a nice cupholder, much better than I could make, but finish quality could be better. It does have sharp edges and even the straight cuts are not smooth. However, for the price it's still a great value.

I may take the time with some sandpaper and maybe dremel to smooth out the machining marks.





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It comes with a rubber sleeve if you want protection.
Mine did not come with a rubber sleeve.

Once I've installed and tested it out I'll provide some more feedback.
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Yours did not come with a black piece of rubber to shield it against the bottom of the dash? They are all sealed at our place of manufacture. I am sorry I did not notice that.

I don't make a big deal of this we have them manufactured at a place that hires disabled, mentally handicapped, autistic for most of the jobs.

We try to keep the cost low to keep it affordable for this place to do it. Like I said, we don't make a big deal of it. I don't think I have ever told anyone that before.

We are getting ready to order another batch.

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Yours did not come with a black piece of rubber to shield it against the bottom of the dash? They are all sealed at our place of manufacture. I am sorry I did not notice that.

I don't make a big deal of this we have them manufactured at a place that hires disabled, mentally handicapped, autistic for most of the jobs.

We try to keep the cost low to keep it affordable for this place to do it. Like I said, we don't make a big deal of it. I don't think I have ever told anyone that before.

We are getting ready to order another batch.
That's very cool and would sway me your way if I was in the market.

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You have no idea how happy I am with my ORE Dual!!

Whether it's my SO, maybe just a buddy or just me with a cup of java with a water back for the longer runs, it's there if I need it.
+1. Love my ORE double!

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I have the ORE Double and the LOONY single.

The ORE double's "sling" that holds the drinks isn't as stable and I've had bottles or cans try and escape. For what that cup holder cost, I'm extremely disappointed.

The Loony single never has this problem and a bottle of water will even stay put at a track event.

I leave the Loony single in and the SO uses the Sector 111 cup holder on the passenger side.
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Mine did not come with a rubber sleeve.
Is that picture is from you then the rubber sleeve is that rubber piece that you can remove.

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I have the ORE Double and the LOONY single.

The ORE double's "sling" that holds the drinks isn't as stable and I've had bottles or cans try and escape. For what that cup holder cost, I'm extremely disappointed.

The Loony single never has this problem and a bottle of water will even stay put at a track event.

I leave the Loony single in and the SO uses the Sector 111 cup holder on the passenger side.
You track the car with a bottle of water in the holder?

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You track the car with a bottle of water in the holder?

Wasn't intentional. Dropped it in there in between sessions and forgot to take it out. Stayed put the whole time.
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can you get these anodized or powdercoated black?

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