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I got my hands on a Prinsu rack for the ascent during their 15% off introductory sale. This thing is amazing. I basically have a truck bed on the top of my car now LOL

I also picked up the Awning mount, Roof Top Tent feet, and what they call a "Basket" for future additions.

The install was not easy. You definitely need to know your way around removing panels and interior items to do the install. Took me a total of 5 hours to complete on my own and you need a second person to lift the rack on the car. One of the pictures you will see the car torn apart.

Rack: https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/subaru-ascent-2018-2019-prinsu-roof-rack/

Awning Mount: https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/prinsu-awning-mounting-brackets/

Roof Top Tent Mounts: https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/1-tent-mounting-feet/

Basket (Not Orange, comes in black and its a different size then whats on the site, you may need to call): https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/cargo-basket-kit/

Tie Downs (I am pretty sure you can get these on amazon for cheaper): https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/tie-down-ring-hardware-kit/

Noise Reducing Trim: https://prinsudesignstudio.com/product/noise-reducing-edge-trim/

Let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.

Adam
 

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That looks outstanding! question - why did the install require so much work with the vehicle? Do the Subaru mounting points require interior access to remove the old rack, etc?
 

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I'll not seeing any pictures?
Sadly, the forum was migrated to a new platform, and all original pictures that were uploaded to the forum were lost. @AscentAdmin team hasn't been able to figure out how to fix it.
 

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Wow. I just had occasion require a couple long sticks of lumber from the mill. 16 footers on the stock roof rails was hairy!
Almost went back for the trailer, but I made it OK. Trailer next time.

Thus I started looking for cargo racks. found this thread and then went to the install instructions
OMG !! taking all the pillar trim off to take the headliner off, to drill out the factory mounts, to install "gripper nuts" (glorified drywall anchors). And then to get all the bits put back together and not look like it was trashed.

Any less intimidating rooftop cargo platforms ?? Something I can throw a couple (not a dozen) sheets of plywood on?
Will the factory rails come off just externally, or do you have to get into the headliner to undo the nuts ?
Any cargo racks that attach to the factory side rails and skip the arched crosspieces ?
 

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Wow. I just had occasion require a couple long sticks of lumber from the mill. 16 footers on the stock roof rails was hairy!
Almost went back for the trailer, but I made it OK. Trailer next time.

Thus I started looking for cargo racks. found this thread and then went to the install instructions
OMG !! taking all the pillar trim off to take the headliner off, to drill out the factory mounts, to install "gripper nuts" (glorified drywall anchors). And then to get all the bits put back together and not look like it was trashed.

Any less intimidating rooftop cargo platforms ?? Something I can throw a couple (not a dozen) sheets of plywood on?
Will the factory rails come off just externally, or do you have to get into the headliner to undo the nuts ?
Any cargo racks that attach to the factory side rails and skip the arched crosspieces ?
If you have a hitch rent a trailer. Pickup owners that don't tow could do nearly everything they use a truck for with a trailer on a smaller vehicle.
 
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