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Hey guys,

Just got the car and maybe im missing something here, when i tried it i was in a rush but how do you hook up the little trunk net. I only find one place to clip it on to out of 4 needed points?

Does the kicker block some of them?

Thanks!
 

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Well considering where the kicker sub is, it blocks the ones on the left IF Chrysler didn't make additional ones on the left (i.e. the ones on the left in my dad's non-Kicker equipped car would be blocked if we were to put a sub in the trunk).
 

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SidwaySRT said:
Hey guys,

Just got the car and maybe im missing something here, when i tried it i was in a rush but how do you hook up the little trunk net. I only find one place to clip it on to out of 4 needed points?

Does the kicker block some of them?

Thanks!
Yup, you guessed it. No way to effectively use the cargo netting.
 

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XCITsNU said:
Yup, you guessed it. No way to effectively use the cargo netting.
Man, thats a real bummer. Anybody find anythign that helps keep stuff in place?
 

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XCITsNU said:
Yup, you guessed it. No way to effectively use the cargo netting.
that's pretty silly. a big deal? no way. but not a very thorough job of implementing a stereo upgrade option, if you ask me.

(and no, chrysler doesn't get to hide behind the old "well, the beancounters blah blah blah" excuse on this one. you provide an option, you make sure it doesn't detract from anything else in the car.)
 

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SidwaySRT said:
Hey guys,

Just got the car and maybe im missing something here, when i tried it i was in a rush but how do you hook up the little trunk net. I only find one place to clip it on to out of 4 needed points?

Does the kicker block some of them?

Thanks!
If you remove the kicker sub- - just one wing nut or clip and it moves right out of the way (my brother actually did this on my Dad's SRT8 so I'm not sure where it is, but it was quick and easy). Once out of the way the Anchor point is still there behind the sub. My brother simply attatched a small chain about 8" long to the anchor point to the anchor point and then put the sub back in place; now dad can attatch the net or whatever else to that.
 

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kevinj - Thanks for the idea. Frankly, I just figured the anchor points weren't there.

I don't want to sound too much like a lawyer, but DCX better hope the rear seat latches hold very well. If something heavy and unsecured comes into the passenger compartment and hurts someone (airbags don't stop projectiles from hitting you in the back of the head), DCX would be facing a reasonably clear product defect claim.
 

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kevinj - Thanks for the idea. Frankly, I just figured the anchor points weren't there.

I don't want to sound too much like a lawyer, but DCX better hope the rear seat latches hold very well. If something heavy and unsecured comes into the passenger compartment and hurts someone (airbags don't stop projectiles from hitting you in the back of the head), DCX would be facing a reasonably clear product defect claim.
? split-fold rear seats have been around since the dinosaurs were just starting to become fossil fuels. i'm sure they were tested ad nauseum.
 

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My point, doctorno, is that they give you something to secure your load that cannot and will not work. They foresee the danger/need, and then ignore it. That is generally not a good plan from a product design and development stand point. Hopefully, no one ever gets hurt from it. But if they do, DCX has got a problem.
 

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How would someone get hurt? This is the first car that my dad has ever bought (too many to count) that has a net. If there is no person in your trunk I don't see how anybody could be hurt by lack of net.
 

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My point, doctorno, is that they give you something to secure your load that cannot and will not work. They foresee the danger/need, and then ignore it. That is generally not a good plan from a product design and development stand point. Hopefully, no one ever gets hurt from it. But if they do, DCX has got a problem.
perhaps...i see cargo nets as a luxury item, not a must-have in all cars with split-rear seats. there are many items that can fit in a trunk that simply will not fit in a cargo net; how come there's no large yellow sticker saying 'items that cannot fit under netting are not safe in the trunk compartment, do to our sloppily-designed/tested rear seat latches' ?

i'm sure it's fine.
 

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ms - In a hard front or rear impact, unsecured things behind you (including everything from books to bottles, to computers and people that aren't belted) are probably as likely to seriously hurt/kill you as the thing outside the car that caused you to abruptly stop. Every new vehicle I've purchased since 1999 has had a cargo net as standard equipment. I admit that each vehicle had direct access to the stowage area of the vehicle (SUVs, fold-down seats or pass-throughs). Of course, my CSRT8 does too. It's just that the net is useless. I'm at work and don't have my manual with me, but I'd bet at least $1, cash money, that the manual tells you to secure all cargo. That's not there to protect the eggs in the carton. It's there to protect the egg resting above your shoulders.

docno - I didn't say the seat latches are in anyway sloppily designed or tested.

I don't think I can respond to this any further without 'sounding too much like a lawyer. Okay, I already sound too much.....
 

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ms - In a hard front or rear impact, unsecured things behind you (including everything from books to bottles, to computers and people that aren't belted)
Well, all passengers should be belted, but the difference between passengers and books and bottles is that the passengers are in the cabin, the other stuff is in the trunk If the latches do their job the seats won't fold down (even if they do I think the force required to do it would severely slow down the projectiles). If they don't do their job...well, if the airbags don't do their job they could randomly go off while you're driving down the street, so in some things we just have to have a little faith.
 
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