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I was browsing eBay bored out of my mind, and I came across this. My current carpeted stock cargo liner looks like garbage because of the great fiberglass incident of '09 (but we don't speak of it anymore), so for the price and the idea of this, I'm seriously considering it. Does anybody else have it/seen it/have opinions on it? BTW its only $35
 

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As long as it's made for an xB and not just a generic piece that companies sell for all hatchbacks and you have to cut it down it should be pretty nice. Especially if you ever use your hatch for carrying things. Have you tried just searching around for some stock carpets?
 

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It looks a lot like the weathertech cargo liner, but half the price. I'm curious what material it's made out of and whether it is rigid or flexible. Seems worth trying for $40.
 

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Yeah I mean $35 ain't bad to try it, my biggest thing is it heavy duty enough to support my subs, I'm kicking 2 10's right now and it's warped the **** out of my factory spare cover. I thought about the carpet cargo cover but carpet is hard to restore back to its glory days if something happened to it (like fiberglass spillage). I like the whole combfort and warm aspect of carpet, but I mean I think this bed liner thing is the way to go. I think it'll be awesome to throw down, throw some subs in, and get a cargo net for my hatch, I think it'd be a cool mod. You know what? Screw it, I'm ordering it lol
 

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@Zinger apparently it's made out of some type of heavy duty plastic? It looks to be about 2" thick or so, which might could work out good. I'll keep y'all posted when I get it in.
 

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looks good from the pic. i guess we'll just have to appoint you our guinea pig and see how u like it... lol cause if you do, im down for ordering one too (with a 3 yr old, i wish my whole interior was washable rubber...)
 

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Hehehehe

Got a 10, 9 and 3 year old. Wish I could hose the whole thing out!
 

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I just ordered it about an hour ago, it says it'll take about a week or so to get here, the seller is in SoCal and I'm in Tx so the time frames about right. I'm crossing my fingers and really hope this thing works out, it'd be a godsend for messes and actually looks quite good. Only bad this about this is I carry a toolset in my car that's in a plastic suitcase kinda thing, it may wind up sliding around or making noise when I hit speed bumps so I may have to retrofit that into the styrofoam underneath. I wonder also if this replaces the styrofoam? I guess we'll find out next week.
 

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I wouldnt think itll replace the floor board or the styrafoam tray. Simply a floor mat of such.

To keep you tool case from sliding around, use a bungee cord and the D-rings.
 

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That's not a bad idea actually, either that or I can get a small cargo net like the ones for mopeds and attach it to the rings. I actually think this replaces the spare cover but not the styrofoam, just from the way it looks in the pictures because it sits so flush.
 

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It looks like it just sits on top of the stock board.

For an easy-to-find set that works WONDERFULLY for the rear cargo area, I found that the Yakima Basketcase net is ideal.
I got one for my Basketcase, but tried it in the back out of curiosity, it works so well, that it is now back there permanently. I bought another for the basket.
 

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So with that net, are you running it across the back like the factory one or are you clipped down to all 4 rings?
 

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That ones fits horizontally. I have the Scion vertical one too. I use both, all the time.

Plus, they are typically in the $35-40 range, shipped. I think that makes it a good investment.
Edit: I looked it up on Yakima's site. List is $30. So, a local Yakima dealer would be a good source -IF they have it in stock.
 

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I don't even know of any local car places that are worth a **** so I'd definitely have to order it online. Most of my parts come from eBay anyways, I may look into it. I've been neglecting my cargo area big time and barely getting around to doing stuff to it. Soon and very soon I'll be putting together some DIYs for some cargo light pods when I get a chance to do them. Probably around the time I get the tray in. Besides the net, any other ideas to sprucing up the hatch?
 

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All day I've been cleaning the house and just jammin the eff out then my phone beeps that I have mail. I check my email and FedEx says a package has been delivered. I look outside and sure enough there was a box, thrown over the fence as they're known to do. I approach the box, confused by its size, thinking "I havent ordered anything this size, the heck is this?". The box was as tall as a CD case (see pic) and about 3ft long. Anyways I whipped out my knife and sliced it open. I pull out this huge black burrito (that sounded wrong) and unrolled it. Apparently it was my "trunk liner". I had this look of "well, lets try it and see what happens" on my face, and so I cleared out my hatch, laid it down and it keeps trying to roll up on the ends. Now it IS a thick material and feels quite stable, but I don't like the lip around the sides where the cubbies are, and its not being help in place very well (bottom is silky smooth). I plan on taking a heat gun out there and try to mold it down flat, and add some double sided tape or velcro under it. As far as it sits now, I am not too pleased but then again what did you except for $35? If I can't mold it down and make it look descent, I WILL be contacting the seller for a refund. In my honest opinion, steer clear of this one boys.
 

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Thanks!
 

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In my honest opinion, steer clear of this one boys.
To flatten it, maybe flip it so the bottom side is on the top and put stuff on top of it, in order to flatten it out.
 

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It's kind of the wrong time of year for it, but it may help to let this relax in the sun (or at least inside your house) for a couple of days. Hopefully that will help the plastic to "remember" it's original molded shape (ie flatter).
 

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@Brick Pig Yeah exactly, I wish it was summer so it'd be easier to mold, but heat guns really my only option. I flipped my subs down and put them on one side to try and even it out and going to try that for a few days, then try to move them to the other side. I'll probably wind up bringing it in until summer comes though.
 
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