well i recently got a 01 ranger and the arm rest is cracked. i know there is alot of posts on this but this is my super simple fix to that BS. i dont really put any thing in there as i dont like to keep a bunch of crap in my car so i flipped it over
and i actually like it better this way. now im not afraid to actually lean on the damn thing and have my elbow break through. and it looks pretty good to. and it raised it up a little making more comfortable for me.
i no alot of people have this same prob so something to consider if u dont use it for anything other than an arm rest.