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Seems like they do not offer the side cargo nets for the 2018 Outback. Has anybody bought ones for an older version and installed them? If so can you share how you identified where to drill the holes for the hooks?
 

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My video install is on YouTube for my 18. It’s under whiteknuckle6.2. A lot of videos on my outback.


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For the record, I love your videos and have used them to my benefit. Thank you good sir.


Glad you guys appreciate them. Anything I can do to help this community out!! It’s funny that my Outback videos get more action than my Hellcat videos do.


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hi guys,

if you don't get the side cargo nets, what do you guys do with those two empty compartments at the back? I put things there and they keep coming out. Anything can be purchased to hold things in place?

i don't have a subwoofer in the rear right.

if there is nothing else then i guess i should just by the side cargo net and that should act as a barrier for those slots.
 

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I got the cargo nets from eBay. They are so useful. I have a video on my YouTube channel of how easy they are to install. It’s under whiteknuckle392.


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hi toddwilks. i did see the video of yours and i do plan on getting those at some point. your outback has a speaker in the rear and mine doesn't so i have an compartment available but stuff always come out because there is nothing holding it in.

im curious to know what people did to create something (a barrier of some sort) to keep the stuff inside the two empty compartments in the rear back.

the cargo net you installed probably will help keep inside somewhat but when making big turns im sure the stuff will just roll out.

any suggestions/mods apprecited.

thatnk you!
 

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Why do you think the stuff will still roll out? The nets are anchored at the top and bottom (4 points of attachment)...

I ordered the nets for the previous generation OB, but they were much wider than I wanted (I didn't like it stretching across the wheel well). I want something to just cover the opening, not stretch across most of the side. I am going to try putting a few Command hooks on the plastic just outside the pocket and stretch 2 or 3 mini bungee cords across it. If it works, I will post a picture, but I won't get around to it until the weekend.
 

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I am going to try putting a few Command hooks on the plastic just outside the pocket and stretch 2 or 3 mini bungee cords across it. If it works, I will post a picture, but I won't get around to it until the weekend.

Yes, pix and your comments please! Command makes an "Outdoor" series of hooks that have better adhesion although fewer hook styles; even if you use just the Outdoor "strips" with whatever hooks you want they might be more secure.
 

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The video with the side cargo net still show a gap and if you really want to make sure stuff doesn’t come out you have to stretch the net so that it’s solid. But this might make the cargo net itself not optimal.

I agree that stretching over the wheel bump a so so look.

Please post pics when you got it going. Thanks !!!

Why do you think the stuff will still roll out? The nets are anchored at the top and bottom (4 points of attachment)...

I ordered the nets for the previous generation OB, but they were much wider than I wanted (I didn't like it stretching across the wheel well). I want something to just cover the opening, not stretch across most of the side. I am going to try putting a few Command hooks on the plastic just outside the pocket and stretch 2 or 3 mini bungee cords across it. If it works, I will post a picture, but I won't get around to it until the weekend.
 

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Why do you think the stuff will still roll out? The nets are anchored at the top and bottom (4 points of attachment)...

I ordered the nets for the previous generation OB, but they were much wider than I wanted (I didn't like it stretching across the wheel well). I want something to just cover the opening, not stretch across most of the side. I am going to try putting a few Command hooks on the plastic just outside the pocket and stretch 2 or 3 mini bungee cords across it. If it works, I will post a picture, but I won't get around to it until the weekend.
Yup, that will work. I did exactly that on my Forester. Hint: get dark/black doublesided tape. Command's white is workable and still holds after almost 5 years, but looks could have been better.
 

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what people did to create something (a barrier of some sort) to keep the stuff inside the two empty compartments in the rear back.
Not to be too pedantic but those compartments are for extra room to maneuver while storing the cargo cover, aren't they (?). So that would be the reason they have 1-2 cubbies without supplying a cover/barrier. And also to challenge creativity :)
 

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This is what I ended up doing. I don't know if these little hooks will be strong enough long term, but I don't plan on moving stuff in and out of those cubbies very often. I just want a place to store the owners manuals that is relatively easy to access (aka, not under the cargo floor cover). I may add a second hook on the bigger cubby instead of using the cargo net button, but I'm going with that for now because I am currently using the shopping bag hooks for my large cargo net (I had a deeper one from a previous car that I liked better than the shallow SOA one).

Edit: I wedged the bungee hooks under the edge of the plastic trim on the far side of the cubbies, so I only needed external hooks on the one side.
 

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That is very inspirational and now I got somebody ideas. Maybe I’ll do the same or something close to it. Thank you!


Why do you think the stuff will still roll out? The nets are anchored at the top and bottom (4 points of attachment)...

I ordered the nets for the previous generation OB, but they were much wider than I wanted (I didn't like it stretching across the wheel well). I want something to just cover the opening, not stretch across most of the side. I am going to try putting a few Command hooks on the plastic just outside the pocket and stretch 2 or 3 mini bungee cords across it. If it works, I will post a picture, but I won't get around to it until the weekend.
Yup, that will work. I did exactly that on my Forester. Hint: get dark/black doublesided tape. Command's white is workable and still holds after almost 5 years, but looks could have been better.
 

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I’m going to see if i can wedge everything without having to add some cable mounts. But it makes me wonder if I should just drill holes where I want to anchor the bungee cords.

This is what I ended up doing. I don't know if these little hooks will be strong enough long term, but I don't plan on moving stuff in and out of those cubbies very often. I just want a place to store the owners manuals that is relatively easy to access (aka, not under the cargo floor cover). I may add a second hook on the bigger cubby instead of using the cargo net button, but I'm going with that for now because I am currently using the shopping bag hooks for my large cargo net (I had a deeper one from a previous car that I liked better than the shallow SOA one).

Edit: I wedged the bungee hooks under the edge of the plastic trim on the far side of the cubbies, so I only needed external hooks on the one side.
 

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Whatch this video to find out where to store the cargo cover.

https://youtu.be/n-_aWnSMPHc



what people did to create something (a barrier of some sort) to keep the stuff inside the two empty compartments in the rear back.
Not to be too pedantic but those compartments are for extra room to maneuver while storing the cargo cover, aren't they (?). So that would be the reason they have 1-2 cubbies without supplying a cover/barrier. And also to challenge creativity <img src="http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
 
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