My original one cracked. Bought one that ended up being from a Solstice, and even though it hasn’t cracked, I’m going to reenforce it this same way. (Rigid foam pad for the win!)I installed semi rigid foam pad under the console to support it from below. It has worked great for years.
I have two, one with 105k and one with 90k. Neither is cracked, and I am not nuts. (See post #21)My original one cracked. Bought one that ended up being from a Solstice, and even though it hasn’t cracked, I’m going to reenforce it this same way. (Rigid foam pad for the win!)
Anyone who says these don’t crack is on the 1/2 side who are nuts (although in his case, I think Big Mike secretly knows it!).
I never personalize...it is not necessarymarlboromike,
Sometimes you just kill me. I don't say that to be critical of you, rather that you are entertaining when you post one of your zingers.
So here is a zinger toward you. You remind me of a woman who struggles with her monthly time of the month.
I hope I had you laughing, not getting angry, for my comment was surely intended to put a smile on your face. If you took offense, let me know and I will quickly edit it out.
This explanation really seems to be the answer for varied experiences, it really comes down to how you get in and out of the vehicle. It seems like a lot of these crack right at the emergency brake bracket as it flexes around the cavity area around it. At least that's where mine is cracked from the PO. I don't think it would crack any other way except from a heavy pin point of pressure. So user results with cracking vs not cracking may vary greatly. I imagine with recovering, such as that by JPM, would possibly thicken up the console and that may help distribute weight a little bit more evenly. Or again it could just come down to how the driver enters and exits the vehicle.if you don't lean on them they tend to hold up just fine. I rest my elbow on it when getting in so mine was starting to crack.