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Model S Grocery Hooks DIY

Akrion

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Aug 16, 2017
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For those of you who like me like to have things organized and tidy @ the trunk I recently figured out a way to get VM/Audi grocery hooks (which I always loved in my Audi's) attached to the rear trunk "cover".

The best part is that the total cost for the parts needed is less than $30!

Here is the video if you are interested. Hope it helps you.


Cheers!

PS. Tomorrow is my "uncork" my Model S day. This time I will be prepared :)
 

cliffud

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Jul 26, 2017
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When I picked up my S the Delivery Specialist specifically said to not put a lot of weight on the rear parcel shelf. Hope they hold up!
 

Akrion

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When I picked up my S the Delivery Specialist specifically said to not put a lot of weight on the rear parcel shelf. Hope they hold up!

Well I tested this ... pushed with a good amount of weight at those corners and it was more than safe IMO to do this. Now if you do install the hooks right in the middle it would not be very smart :). The bags never actually have their entire weight on the hooks ... they actually stay on the trunk floor. Hooks act as a stopping device so the bags do not fly around or open.
 
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zwede

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I installed this years ago on my S and they work great. I tend to take corners faster than I should and the hook keeps the groceries in the bags.
 
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Akrion

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I installed this years ago on my S and they work great. I tend to take corners faster than I should and the hook keeps the groceries in the bags.
Awesome. Great to hear from someone else's experience that this works :). Kudos for doing it so long ago as well!
 

Qbenjamin

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Jan 7, 2017
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Such small and subtle things that would make the car even better (hack for auto lifting parcel shelf; storage inside the doors; etc.).
 
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Akrion

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Aug 16, 2017
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Such small and subtle things that would make the car even better (hack for auto lifting parcel shelf; storage inside the doors; etc.).
"hack for auto lifting parcel shelf; storage inside the doors; etc."? Do you have more info/pics on these?
 

VTengineer

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Jul 25, 2017
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I just put filled grocery bags in the compartment "below" the actual hatch trunk, a space where a spare tire or gas tank would be on an ICE car. They seem to ride fairly unmolested down there.
 

Akrion

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Aug 16, 2017
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I just put filled grocery bags in the compartment "below" the actual hatch trunk, a space where a spare tire or gas tank would be on an ICE car. They seem to ride fairly unmolested down there.
Yeah that works as well but I have a bunch of stuff in there already all organized etc. Also having to open the sub-trunk every time gets old.
 

scaesare

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Mar 14, 2013
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I like this install location much better. I could not stand those rubber bumps and plastic washers sticking up. Clean install under the plastic sides.

I agree for a few reasons:

-The plastic sides are a bit more sturdy.
- They are over the "sidewells" and allow grocery/reusable bags to hang down there out of the way.
- They are essentially hidden when not in use
- They remain available if you have to remove the parcel shelf

I've had mine installed for a couple of years and they've held up well as long as I haven't hung bags full of bowling balls from them.
 

cmarshack

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I agree for a few reasons:

-The plastic sides are a bit more sturdy.
- They are over the "sidewells" and allow grocery/reusable bags to hang down there out of the way.
- They are essentially hidden when not in use
- They remain available if you have to remove the parcel shelf

I've had mine installed for a couple of years and they've held up well as long as I haven't hung bags full of bowling balls from them.
- I also like how you can use this install with a ShelfButler. It would break if you had the hooks on the parcel shelf.
 

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