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RobbieL1



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Santorini Black
Upper Cargo Shelf / Boot Basket Mod

Has anyone modified an upper cargo shelf for a discovery or a defender to fit the freelander 2? They make them for the discovery 2-5 and the defender but nobody seems to make one for the freelander 2. I'm sure there must be a way to modify one to fit.

something like this https://www.flatdoguk.com/discovery-2-upper-cargo-shelf~2728

The Xanadoo boot baskets look really good but don't seem to be able to keep up with demand at the moment, and also don't seem to be planning on a freelander 2 version.

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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Be careful what you attach things to up there. There is not a lot of options, & there is the airbag firing canister & at its forward end the airbag so you would need to keep this area free so the airbag does its job.

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RobbieL1



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Thank you, never thought of the airbags being up there like that. I guess that's why nobody has developed one for the freelander 2, just not really practical. Would the dog guard not get in the way of that airbag too?

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Lightwater



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I haven't seen one but I think it attaches to the rear edge of the C column half way up the column, so then it would be out the way of the airbag. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Boxbrownie



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I think you will find that’s why it’s only made for the D2 no rear side airbags.......you’d have to be VERY careful mounting and placement of such a luggage rack as an airbag going off might easily detach the rack mountings if not developed with the AB in mind, last thing you want is a high mounted luggage rack of metal being thrown forward in event of an impact. Regards

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Post #375549 21st Jul 2019 12:17 pm
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RobbieL1



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Manual Santorini Black

Surely the d3-5s have these side airbags and these high level baskets are available for them too. They attach higher up though so perhaps the airbags can still deploy beside them.

https://www.flatdoguk.com/discovery-3%2F4-...guard~2722[/url]

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Boxbrownie



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They do indeed have side airbags, and looking at those upper luggage racks I think I would have a very close look at fixture and positioning as regards to airbags (it’s very difficult to see much from the pictures) also I would be asking the manufacturers about any testing regarding airbag deployment with the rack fitted. If by chance they do foul deployment it will be no joke! Regards

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Dave47



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I had one of these fitted in my D2,
and to be honest within a few weeks wished I hadn't bothered,
handy for storage where quick access is needed but then always seemed to be in the way. Rolling Eyes
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