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I think that I need to start a new tread since the last one on this subject was last year.

I just purchased a 2005 model but the unit did not come with the hard saddle bags. I have the GM parts department looking for this but I thought this site can help in finding a part number. I had to go to the internet site and bring the parts man a picture of what I was looking for. Not a warm and fuzzy if you know what I mean.

With all the comments of a spare tire, thought it would be best if I got a jack and lug wrench with spares (front and rear). The hard saddle bags is just the trick.

As for the tire size, two rims to fit the lugs, with tires of the same outside diameters. This is just a temporary fix so the width should be a non issue. Let me know if I am wrong.
 

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Silver6 said:
I think that I need to start a new tread since the last one on this subject was last year.

I just purchased a 2005 model but the unit did not come with the hard saddle bags. I have the GM parts department looking for this but I thought this site can help in finding a part number. I had to go to the internet site and bring the parts man a picture of what I was looking for. Not a warm and fuzzy if you know what I mean.

With all the comments of a spare tire, thought it would be best if I got a jack and lug wrench with spares (front and rear). The hard saddle bags is just the trick.

As for the tire size, two rims to fit the lugs, with tires of the same outside diameters. This is just a temporary fix so the width should be a non issue. Let me know if I am wrong.
Check with Marc. He just memtioned about soft saddle bags and a organizer.
 
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Thanks all

Well been under the weather the last few days so was a little late in checking the replies. I think I was a little late in getting to Ebay. ssrclub.com was a open internet site for sale.

I noted the soft cases but I did not think it would hold a jack well. From the dealer, the price was $490.00. They also wanted my vin number so there might be different sizes.
 

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The solution I use is that I went to a local branch of "The Container Store" and bought a total of 5 clear plastic storage boxes that fit in an almost perfect pattern onto the floor of the bed.

3 large bins are placed with their largest dimensions ACROSS the bed, 1 behind the other, while 2 smaller ones are placed BESIDE these 3, with their long dimensions running front to back of the bed.

This fills the floor of the bed almost perfectly, with just a little slack room between the containers.

I picked clear plastic, with lids, so I can SEE what is in each.

I picked ones only about 5 inches high, so I can use them without lids to keep things from sliding around, with lids to cover fragile things, and can also place LONG objects on TOP of the containers without removing them.

For BIG objects (too big to fit within one container), I simply nest one or more of the containers within other ones until I have the necessary floor space. The unused containers continue to prevent anything from sliding around too much, even then.

I spent a grand total of $48 including tax.

They look nice, but are also of course easily removable altogether whenever I want.

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Silver6 said:
I think that I need to start a new tread since the last one on this subject was last year.

I just purchased a 2005 model but the unit did not come with the hard saddle bags. I have the GM parts department looking for this but I thought this site can help in finding a part number. I had to go to the internet site and bring the parts man a picture of what I was looking for. Not a warm and fuzzy if you know what I mean.

With all the comments of a spare tire, thought it would be best if I got a jack and lug wrench with spares (front and rear). The hard saddle bags is just the trick.

As for the tire size, two rims to fit the lugs, with tires of the same outside diameters. This is just a temporary fix so the width should be a non issue. Let me know if I am wrong.
gm is coming out with a cargo organizer for the bed of ssr which looks very
nice 30wx10hx15d rpa code dta for $107.50 if your ordering a new unit. these
cargo organizers will be available soon thru any gm parts dept. will post part
number when available and price.

they also made available a soft side saddle bag rpa e80 for $193.50. it will also
be released soon to purchase thru gm parts depts.

john
 

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tried to purchase the soft saddle bags last week from my dealer. Checked again today. They still do not have a part# for them so they cant order them.
 

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Organizer, saddle bags

Went to my parts manager this morning to order both, was told that GM has not put a part number to either one, and that for now, these will only be available when you order the vehicle. I'm on the list as soon as the non employees are taken care of.
Mike :cool
 

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We need to learn that we fanatics seem to have the scoop on the SSR and anything new that comes along. Kgoodwin, are these the hard or soft saddlebags?
 

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Saddlebags on Ebay

wildcat66 said:
Try www.ssr-club.com it is a Ca. local club and website, they are branching out. I looked at the site the other day but I didn't look to see if the saddle bags were still listed.

CHEVROLET SSR STORAGE BOXES Item number: 7958155211 Bid is up to 113.00 :thumbs
 
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