Help wanted – armrest booster for Saab

I got the following email from Nigel P earlier today and I think there’s probably someone out there with some knowledge of a solution.

I am looking to buy a Turbo Edition 9-5 , one of the last made. For fuel consumption reasons I may go for the 1.9 TiD and have it “Hirsched”, but may go for an Aero having had 3 in the past.

My question is: I need to have a customised arm rest. I had a stroke last year and my left arm gets very tired on longer trips so it needs to be supported. The current one is not really high or long enough.

Do you know of any company that can provide a customised arm rest for a 2008-2009 Saab 9-5?

I’ve already pointed Nigel in the direction of State of Nine, who sell armrest boosters for a variety of Saab models.

Does anyone else know of any solutions? There might be someone else out there with a similar need and all advice would be welcome.

4 thoughts on “Help wanted – armrest booster for Saab”

  1. I have one of those State of Nine armrests for my 9-5. Highly recommendable! I had the same challenge as Nigel before I stumbled across State Of Nine’s.

    Cheers from Norway!

    Always on the longest road home when out there with my SAAB. Always!

  2. Need to clearify my message a little bit: my problem is my length, and some painful right shoulder because of intensive bass playing and proffesional computer operations. The State of Nine armrest is exactly that, an armrest – and a good one, and now I can drive for hours resting my right arm (I ‘m driving a left hand wheeled 9-5) very comfortable though. What you should take into account is that you do some serioues studying how to mount it because it might be easy to go a little bit wrong if you don’t.

    Best of luck 🙂

    Cheers from Norway
    Always on the longest road home when out there with my SAAB. Always!

  3. Olav

    Thank you.. So far this seems to be the only option. It is such a shame that they don’t do the arm rest in parchment, only black.


    • I agree. I was lucky though because my 9-5 has black interior so the armrest fits my car very well. The only option for another colour as I can see it must be to change the leather on the armrest by a local leather workshop. Shouldn’t be that expensive maybe?

      All the best from Norway
      Always on the longest road home when out there with my SAAB. Always!

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