||05-01-2013 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Nickshu
+1 on that. I swapped out headrests in my 2009 Ford Flex for those from a 2006 Ford Freestyle, same bar spacing, but much softer and don't stick way forward like the Subaru's do. Dealer told me it was a federal whiplash requirement, which is nice but after a 10 hour road trip my neck feels like whiplash without even being in an accident!!!
I did the same with my 2011 Ford F150, it came with a headrest that was even more of an agressive tilt forward than my Outback. In 2012 Ford changed all of their headrests including the '12+ F150's to an adjustable type that tilts in 12 different positions.
Since the fabric color on the '12 F150 was the same as my 2011 I just bought all of the parts for the swap. It cost me $600 in parts but was worth it for better driving comfort.
I am pretty sure you guys who want tilt/adjustable headrests for your 4th gen Outback could direct swap for a set of '12+ XV or Impreza adjustable ones.