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Old 09-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #1
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Cargo Restraint System (CRES)

Opinions on this netting? Been looking for this cargo net type type for cruzing with the doors off!

Smittybilt Part 571035 - Cargo Restraint System (CRES)

Im hoping to get some opinions from people who have it or have alternatives!

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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I have used that one on my jeep before. Good construction, fit well, looked great. My only issue is I really really wish they had made the top of it without the cutouts because if you get a little rain, it would be nice to have the top part covered... For that reason i ended up returning it. FYI, it is only like $89 w/ free shipping on Amazon...

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Old 09-20-2012, 03:47 PM   #3
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I have used that one on my jeep before. Good construction, fit well, looked great. My only issue is I really really wish they had made the top of it without the cutouts because if you get a little rain, it would be nice to have the top part covered... For that reason i ended up returning it. FYI, it is only like $89 w/ free shipping on Amazon...
yeah ill be shopping around for the best price i just used this one for the pictures.

i personally like the look of it all cut out even on top-but then again i only take the doors and top off when i get at least 2-3 days of good solid rain free weather
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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A much better option would be Safari Straps or Dirty Dog nets. They cost more, but they're much sturdier, and you can put your top on with em in place.


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Old 09-20-2012, 06:08 PM   #5
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A much better option would be Safari Straps or Dirty Dog nets. They cost more, but they're much sturdier, and you can put your top on with em in place.


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Old 09-20-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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A much better option would be Safari Straps or Dirty Dog nets. They cost more, but they're much sturdier, and you can put your top on with em in place.


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Thanks guys! yeah i saw the what top is this after i posted. lol im a dumbass
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! yeah i saw the what top is this after i posted. lol im a dumbass
Nah...it's all good. There's so much stuff out there for our Jeeps, it's kinda mind-boggling. Took me a month to figure out what bumper I wanted.
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A much better option would be Safari Straps or Dirty Dog nets. They cost more, but they're much sturdier, and you can put your top on with em in place.


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^x2 I got Safari Straps.

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^x2 I got Safari Straps.

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The Safari Straps are much sturdier to be sure. I have the CRES and Safari Straps dividers. The big advantage of the CRES is that it is so much easier to open the back for loading/unloading with the zippered back flap. Biggest disadvantage is that you can't put the soft top up with the CRES in place.

No doubt CRES is cheaper and not nearly as solid but for the price I am happy with mine.
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The Safari Straps are much sturdier to be sure. I have the CRES and Safari Straps dividers. The big advantage of the CRES is that it is so much easier to open the back for loading/unloading with the zippered back flap. Biggest disadvantage is that you can't put the soft top up with the CRES in place.

No doubt CRES is cheaper and not nearly as solid but for the price I am happy with mine.
So you cant have a soft top and use smittybilt CRES together? No other ways around this?
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So you cant have a soft top and use smittybilt CRES together? No other ways around this?
The CRES clips into the tub rail for the soft top and uses the tailgate bar. You can run both at the same time you just have to unclip the CRES from the rail and bar. Kind of a PITA but doable.
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Not to the OP, but for those of you with a hard top 2door that want to get the CRES, know that you will need the aforementioned tailgate barAND the front door surrounds IF you want it to fit right.

I bought the tailgate bar, but didn't do the surrounds and ended up just zip tieing it. Not as clean as the surrounds would have made it, but... it works. Also the CRES after a summer will heat up and start to sag.

In retro...I should have went with the Safari straps. They look cooler anyway.
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Not to the OP, but for those of you with a hard top 2door that want to get the CRES, know that you will need the aforementioned tailgate barAND the front door surrounds IF you want it to fit right.

I bought the tailgate bar, but didn't do the surrounds and ended up just zip tieing it. Not as clean as the surrounds would have made it, but... it works. Also the CRES after a summer will heat up and start to sag.

In retro...I should have went with the Safari straps. They look cooler anyway.
My problem is I'm working on a budget and I need something that works both ways...

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