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Old 08-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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anyone have them? i got them yesterday and they aren't what I was expecting at all, not even sure I want to install them.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Yep, and the first thing I said was "You F'n kidding me!? I gotta drill holes for the fourth anchor point?!?" Then God spoke to me and told me to tie some paracord (or boot laces) to the rear seat latch hook and attach a caribiner to that and voila, you got an anchor point with no drilling!!! Total Win!
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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anyone have them? i got them yesterday and they aren't what I was expecting at all, not even sure I want to install them.
I have them, if you are going to install them you have to drill out a few areas in the back (there are convenient dimples in the plastic to guide you). By the way the worst thing about drilling is there is some material behind the panel (fibers) that get wound up in the bit. Drilling otherwise is no big deal, it is not like drilling into sheet metal to install a spoiler...

They are a little small, but they don't interfere with the space in the back and I am using them for things like an umbrella, first aid kit, papertowel etc that I use only occassionally.

Works for me. I also got the Subaru folding cargo carrier and with the all weather cargo mat it is secure for groceries, etc so things are not rolling around back there.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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Yep, and the first thing I said was "You F'n kidding me!? I gotta drill holes for the fourth anchor point?!?" Then God spoke to me and told me to tie some paracord (or boot laces) to the rear seat latch hook and attach a caribiner to that and voila, you got an anchor point with no drilling!!! Total Win!
Drilling takes about two minutes per side, not that big of a deal. The anchors they give you cover up any drilling mess, so it looks like it came that way.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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I really didn't have a problem drilling but I thought that was stupid of Subaru not have that piece installed like the other 3 hooks. Used some black paracord that I had laying around (cut to length) and ran it thru the latch hook loop and then used a black grimloc caribiner to hook it to the cargo net loop and it worked out great and looks good.

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #6
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i was hoping they would block off the entire area behind the wheel well and I could put stuff there, but that is not the case.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #7
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I didn't realize I would have to drill until I got home, but I did it on January, and it was cold outside. Not a big deal.

By the way, you would not realize they put those dimples in the plastic where the hooks belong unless you look for them, but then they are easy to find.

I also got them for 'free' as I got them as part of my $500 accessory credit due to preordering the car (also got the cargo mat, all weather floor mats, and side moldings that way). For free, it was worth drilling the holes. I did pay them to install the side molding, that was a little more than I wanted to mess with.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Yes and I am very happy with how my setup came out plus I could move the nets to another car if I were to sell my mine.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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I'm almost tempted to get some command hooks and then i can place them where i thought they were going to be in the first place
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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I bought some online. Decided I don't want them after all. They're brand new if anyone wants to buy a set hit me up. I'll let them go for a good deal.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:11 AM   #11
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Does anyone have pictures of the cargo nets installed (with the carabiner or with actual drilling)? I'm trying to decide if I should get a set or not, I have the all weather trunk mat already.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:51 AM   #12
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I will take some pics over the weekend if I get a chance but it is pretty easy to visualize the paracord/caribiner setup when you look back there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:02 AM   #13
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Does anyone have pictures of the cargo nets installed (with the carabiner or with actual drilling)? I'm trying to decide if I should get a set or not, I have the all weather trunk mat already.




Two holes need to be drilled to install the black hanger shown in the upper right corner of the picture. Drilling these holes is not complicated, there is a "dimple" on the panel that shows the exact location for the hole (look in your car, you will see it if you look for it, otherwise the dimple kind of blends into the panel).

I like the Subaru cargo carrier (also shown), but there is a cheaper version sold by Target (Rubbermaid I think). Nothing rolling around back there when I take spirited corners...
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:11 AM   #14
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Hmm, I got a pair of these after I got my car but I've waited on installing them because I wasn't sure I wanted to drill my brand new car. I'm having a hard time locating the dimple in my car, could be that the interior is black? Any guides/clues to look for to find the area? Also, how far did you guys drill into the sides? I thought the install guide said about .6"
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:06 AM   #15
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Hmm, I got a pair of these after I got my car but I've waited on installing them because I wasn't sure I wanted to drill my brand new car. I'm having a hard time locating the dimple in my car, could be that the interior is black? Any guides/clues to look for to find the area? Also, how far did you guys drill into the sides? I thought the install guide said about .6"
I think the install instructions talk about that dimple, but in any case look at the picture and recheck your car. It is not obvious unless you look for it -- the drill only really needs to cut through the plastic so not very far, underneath that is fibrous insulation of some type.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:24 AM   #16
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wouldn't it make more sense if the nets were back another 6-8"? would be able to utilize the space so much better.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:36 PM   #17
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hey, the clips that the net hangs on(the factory installed ones) are they removable? if so I might buy 8 of them and install them where I want the net to hang. I see them in the parts list but it says comes with the interior panel which i won't be buying.

can someone look for me, I won't be home until after 9pm tonight to look .
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #18
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wouldn't it make more sense if the nets were back another 6-8"? would be able to utilize the space so much better.
The hooks that were pre-installed (toward the rear of the car) are all within 4-5" from the farthest possible place they could have been installed.

Even if they wanted to move the nets further to the rear, there isn't much space they could have used to do it.

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Two holes need to be drilled to install the black hanger shown in the upper right corner of the picture. Drilling these holes is not complicated, there is a "dimple" on the panel that shows the exact location for the hole (look in your car, you will see it if you look for it, otherwise the dimple kind of blends into the panel).

I like the Subaru cargo carrier (also shown), but there is a cheaper version sold by Target (Rubbermaid I think). Nothing rolling around back there when I take spirited corners...
Thanks for the pictures for some reason I thought the cargo nets went across the rear of the hatch from one side to another.

They seem to be able to hold a decent amount of weight?
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PKL, there is also the regular cargo net that goes across which I also have. These are the side ones pictured above.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:15 PM   #21
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PKL, there is also the regular cargo net that goes across which I also have. These are the side ones pictured above.
Yes they have cargo nets that cross the hatch area, the side cargo nets are sold as a pair and are as pictured.

I did not want a net across the back, I think the cargo carrier works better, it can be removed, folded and opened up pretty quickly and keeps everything I put in it (groceries, mostly) from shifting around.

The side cargo nets would hold probably what you would want to put in them, up to a liter or two of oil. They are not that large, but they also do not really intrude on the cargo space much.

If you carry large bricks of gold or silver, it probably won't work for something that heavy. So if that is the case just send them to me and I will mock up some special way for you to tote them around.

R&D may take a while, be patient...
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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Lol, good one....
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:32 AM   #23
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Just saw that single "dot" on the side where you're supposed to drill yesterday, can't believe I didn't see that before. Will install them today!
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #24
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Does anyone have pictures or experience with the rear seat cargo net? Would love to see those.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:18 PM   #25
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Does anyone have pictures or experience with the rear seat cargo net? Would love to see those.
We both have Sports, I was specifically not interested in the net stretching across the back of the hatch, because then you need to take it down whenever you want to expand the cargo area.

But that's me, I like being able to drop the seats and stuff oversized things back there.
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