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Old 12-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got some side molding and the instruction suck! Are they that hard to put on? Anyone got some tips or vid maybe.....?
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here's a thread about it and a 12 pager which starts having lots of instruction details on page 4:

http://www.subaruoutback.org/forums/...stalled-4.html
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a good thread. The instructions may seem daunting, but they are very linear. Just take it one step at a time and it will go quickly and smoothly. For me the first side took about a half hour and the second side about 15 minutes. The template works very well and when taped on, gets the moldings in just the right place.
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It would certainly help if you could raise the OB on a lift so the bottom of the doors were at eye level when installing the side molding. Most people wouldn’t have access to a lift but I found I could use a set of old car ramps. I put both ramps on the same side I was installing the molding on - this tilted that side up - not as good as eye level but better than at ground level. The OB has enough ground clearance so a ramp would fit in front of the rear wheel as well as the front.
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the instructions make it look much harder than it actually is. i have torn mine off several times and while they're pretty easy to put back on, i decided to drill holes in them and bolt them to the fenders. just be careful not to lose any of the fasteners, i dont know where to get replacements. oops, wrong thread
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Looks dorky and accentuates the height with them colored body color.
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I got them on looks great and wasn't that hard I just had to get some tools now got them. molding and the rally armor flaps look great together. Now wheels on a white outback. size kind any recommendation would help.


Thanks for all the help guys Jared P.
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I am so happy to see this - I may get these in the near future and would LOVE to not pay the labor. What sort of tools does one need?
I already see I have to get that prying tool shown on the instructions to the seat back protectors. No idea what its called but hopefully can find one at a local store.
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I am so happy to see this - I may get these in the near future and would LOVE to not pay the labor. What sort of tools does one need?
I already see I have to get that prying tool shown on the instructions to the seat back protectors. No idea what its called but hopefully can find one at a local store.
Prying tool?

I installed the seat back protectors with a ruler, masking tape and a phillips screwdriver.
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Prying tool?

I installed the seat back protectors with a ruler, masking tape and a phillips screwdriver.
Its the tool shown in the instructions - I dont know. I havent tried to install yet. Maybe its not so necessary.
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