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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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I know this iS an older thread, but Prinsu says this rack does not work with the panoramic sunroof. The pictures of your install definitely show the sunroof. Were there any issues during your install?
 

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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: Subaru Ascent Prinsu Roof Rack | 2019-2021

Awning Mount: Awning Mounting Brackets

Roof Top Tent Mounts: 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): Cargo Basket Kit

Tie Downs (I am pretty sure you can get these on amazon for cheaper): Tie Down Ring Hardware Kit

Noise Reducing Trim: 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?
This is an old question, but...yes...the factory rack mounts to the roof and then those mount points are obscured by the interior trim. Interior trim must be removed in order to remove the factory roof rails.
 

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This is an old question, but...yes...the factory rack mounts to the roof and then those mount points are obscured by the interior trim. Interior trim must be removed in order to remove the factory roof rails.
Are you still able to fully use the moonroof with this rack? I’ve had a hard time finding any information on this.
 

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Are you still able to fully use the moonroof with this rack? I’ve had a hard time finding any information on this.
I don't have any information on the Prinsu rack in particular. I just know that the headliner and trim must be removed to access the roof rack mounting hardware.
 

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Are you still able to fully use the moonroof with this rack? I’ve had a hard time finding any information on this.
It says right on Prinsu's site:
DISCLAIMER: Rack will mount, but will not allow the sunroof to open with crossbars in their standard locations
 

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It says right on Prinsu's site:
DISCLAIMER: Rack will mount, but will not allow the sunroof to open with crossbars in their standard locations
For sure I read that, but it’s vague, what does standard locations mean? To me it seems to be more of a liability statement. I can’t find any pictures of videos on the interwebs. Which is why I asked someone who appears to have installed it on their ascent with the sunroof.
 

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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: Subaru Ascent Prinsu Roof Rack | 2019-2021

Awning Mount: Awning Mounting Brackets

Roof Top Tent Mounts: 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): Cargo Basket Kit

Tie Downs (I am pretty sure you can get these on amazon for cheaper): Tie Down Ring Hardware Kit

Noise Reducing Trim: Noise Reducing Edge Trim

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

Adam
how many cross bars are standard and what is the load capacity for the standard setup (static and moving). How much does each cross bar add.
 

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For sure I read that, but it’s vague, what does standard locations mean? To me it seems to be more of a liability statement. I can’t find any pictures of videos on the interwebs. Which is why I asked someone who appears to have installed it on their ascent with the sunroof.
If I learned anything from Nissan XTerra owners, its that when these racks are on, your sunroof is more of a glass ceiling.
 

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To me it seems to be more of a liability statement.
Alas, no, it literally will not properly function, and trying to use it may destroy the panel. There's not enough room for the tilt function, for instance.
 
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