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joebry 06-04-2012 10:41 AM

How does the 'grocery gripper' attach
 
The grocery gripper seems like a fair idea to keep plastic grocery bags from flopping all around in the cargo area. Has anyone gotten one and how does it attach? Also, is it worth it or just another gimmick?:dunno:

jknj 06-07-2012 09:27 AM

I installed this on my '05 x3, and it involved a bit of drilling through the side cover in the cargo area. NOt hard, but it was a bit frightening taking a drill to the car. They worked OK, but flexed enough when I had very heavy bags that I never used them much. I had some bags pull off the grovery gripper.

From the phto for the F25 series x3, it appears that attach to the rear of the back seat. The older method work not work wit htis because I had to have access to the back of the creaws to attach nuts. I would not want to have to take my seats apart to install them.

Some sites have the PDF installation instructions, so you can see ahead of time how they are installed. I would check that out before buying them.

joebry 06-07-2012 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jknj (Post 6881594)
I installed this on my '05 x3, and it involved a bit of drilling through the side cover in the cargo area. NOt hard, but it was a bit frightening taking a drill to the car. They worked OK, but flexed enough when I had very heavy bags that I never used them much. I had some bags pull off the grovery gripper.

From the phto for the F25 series x3, it appears that attach to the rear of the back seat. The older method work not work wit htis because I had to have access to the back of the creaws to attach nuts. I would not want to have to take my seats apart to install them.

Some sites have the PDF installation instructions, so you can see ahead of time how they are installed. I would check that out before buying them.

Thanks for the info.

BUYSELLFIL 08-06-2012 02:32 AM

My dealership told me they are not worth it at all. If you have the dealership install they charge 30 mins so $50+ bucks to install a $36 part that can't hold heavy bags well.

Wabbajack 08-06-2012 07:15 AM

I would just use the two hooks on either side of the cargo area and a cargo net if you have that many groceries.

WHITEX 07-04-2013 06:10 AM

I am going to install mine soon and will post pics. I had one in the 06 and liked having it. Worth it...yes.
Got mine for $17.00+


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