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Anyone install their own? Appears to require drilling. Looking for some advice on the the upper anchors.
 

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Seems almost all the add ons you need to install via factory or yourself.
No pre drilled holes for splashguards. No holes for the front lip, rear valance, or side skirts.
Even the first aid kit isn't made to go anywhere specific. They are all Acura parts designed for any acura... minus the lip, skirts, spoilers, etc but even those you'll have to drill yourself. :(
 

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Yeah it's crazy. I drilled the holes (very easy) but I need a bolt for the silly rivet nuts. A slightly long bolt with a nut and washer will install the rivet nut, instead of using the tool. I didn't want to buy a tool I'll use for 2 nuts and never again. I'll post some pictures and a list of parts I used in case anyone wants to do this themselves.
 

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Is there already some knob or catchers for the cargo net ends? I would hat to drill any holes in my cars and in a brand new one like the ILX than you got to be crazy. Can you take a ohoto and show us anyways,
 

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Finally got around to it. Had to get some extra parts to install the rivet nuts. Didn't want to buy a tool I'd only use this once. This is what the Acura Cargo Net package came with (two anchors and screws are missing, installed already).




Basic tools needed. 3/16" drill bit for bottom anchor points, and 3/8" drill bit for top anchor points. Plus a bar with a hole in it for the rivet nut.





Removed 3 push pins for access to the spot for the top anchor.




Using 3/8" drill bit, enlarged top hole for rivet nut. Place rivet nut in hole to ensure it fits. Assemble a bolt with nut and bar for the rivet nut





Place rivet nut into hole. I used a ratchet to hold the bolt and my hand to hold the bar (this must be done or the rivet nut just spins) while turning the nut clockwise. You'll feel the rivet nut catch on to the car, just be easy as it's made of aluminum. Once snug, use ratchet to remove bolt, nut with bar will fall off. Assemble anchor to supplied stud and screw into rivet nut. Install push pins and you're done.



Installed rivet nut (looks oblong on the face due to the size of the hole in the bar).




Using template, align as follows. I only drilled one hole per side instead of the two as suggested. I don't plan on ever using the cargo net flat in the trunk.




I used tape and marked the hole point. Using 3/16" drill bit, I drilled through the liner and sheet metal. Removed tape and used it to clean up debris from drilling. Assembled bottom anchor with stud and screwed into hole.

 

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Nice job Guinzu.

How much did the cargo net and hardware cost you all together? It's gotta be a lot cheaper than the trunk organizer I bought for $50.
 

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bought the net online for $34. Hardware....couple bucks I think. Just need hardware to set the rivet nut, other than that, the net came with everything.
 

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bought the net online for $34. Hardware....couple bucks I think. Just need hardware to set the rivet nut, other than that, the net came with everything.
Thats pretty awesome, $40 bucks tops for net and hardware. What was shipping like for the cargo net?

Where did you go for your hardware?
 

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$34 shipped off ebay. bolts and nuts I had from other projects. The bar...you'll laugh, came from an old doorbell I had.
 

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This is fantastic! I am gonna see about either making it a sticky or pull your how to out of it. Thanks and nice work!
 
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