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Old 09-09-2004, 01:56 PM   #1
cyphergirl
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I've got an '03 Baja, and bought the soft cover that Subaru was selling. I hate it -- I've already had it replaced once because the rib won't hold the cover up, and it stretched. I'm about to have it replaced again (and this one is only two months old!). Once I finally get tired of this mess, I will probably get a hard cover.

Does anyone have one, if so, which? Do you love it? Hate it?

Oh yeah -- how bad is my Baja going to be messed up once I remove those plastic pieces that the dealer put on for the soft cover?
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Old 09-09-2004, 06:06 PM   #2
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Oh yeah -- how bad is my Baja going to be messed up once I remove those plastic pieces that the dealer put on for the soft cover?
I think there will be at least two 1/2-inch holes and four 1/4-inch holes. Check the installation guides at subaruparts.com and you can find out what was done to install it.
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:41 AM   #3
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You might want to check with your dealer,once available to see how much the hard cover is for the Baja Turbo leather since it comes standard on it.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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I have the snuglid. Do a search and you'll find the installation instruction I posted. No problems yet. Best of all it didn't require ANY holes to be installed unlike the soft cover. I really haven't had any problems with leaks even with the hurricanes sown here. Only when you open it the water could drip inside.
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:11 AM   #5
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Newbie here, but I just bought a 2005 Baja Turbo, without leather, but I wanted the hard cover and was told it wasn't available.

I emailed Subaru from their main website and got this responce in less than a day.

"Thanks again for your message and for your patience. I've checked with
our Parts & Accessories Department and have been advised that the lockable
hard cargo bed cover should be available in early October."
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:09 PM   #6
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I have the OzzBros lid, and it's ok if what you want is a cover that is instantly removable. It isn't water tight, but all you get is some seepage around the edges. Removability was most important to us as we periodically carry large things and needed that.
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Old 09-13-2004, 03:11 PM   #7
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The dealer just called -- they have ordered another soft cover. This one will be the third since November. They also put a call in to SOA tech support to see what can be done, cuz this is just crazy.

Anyone else having problems with the soft covers?
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:38 PM   #8
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It sounds like the Ozzbros cargo bed cover is the one to get, if you want to be able to easily remove it, right? It is lockable and a cross between a hard/soft cover, right
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #9
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It sounds like the Ozzbros cargo bed cover is the one to get, if you want to be able to easily remove it, right? It is lockable and a cross between a hard/soft cover, right
yes! Love mine
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:59 PM   #10
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Default mine....

My 05 turbo had a soft cover I think, I got totally ripped out of my baja, anyways, it looks like i have the outside remains of the cover, but my ozz one fits snug without taking it off. I was told from a lot of subaru dealers that the hardtop is discontinued is this true?
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:53 PM   #11
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Nothing like bumping a 7 year old thread.
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:10 PM   #12
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I have the snuglid. Do a search and you'll find the installation instruction I posted. No problems yet. Best of all it didn't require ANY holes to be installed unlike the soft cover. I really haven't had any problems with leaks even with the hurricanes sown here. Only when you open it the water could drip inside.
Any flashbacks
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:08 AM   #13
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I have a Snuglid, and love it. Things will get wet when you open it, but only where it meets the part that doesn't move, I can't think of what it's called off the top of my head right now. The nice thing is that it locks.
You never want to stuff it so full that you have to force it closed or you might not get it open. I did that on a camping trip and even after having 2 really big guys sit on over the latches, I still couldn't get it to release. Fortunately, there is that bypass behind the back seat so I had to pull stuff out that way to unstuff the bed and get it open.
It doesn't look too complicated to install, but I had it done professionally.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:36 PM   #14
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I"m with Seafajr. I love my snuglid. Keeps the bed quite dry. I do get a little put of water dripping down between the front of the bed and the semi-permanent part of the snug-lid. But It's nothing drastic.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #15
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