Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Car: 2011 2.5i Steel Silver Metallic, Limited , Moonroof
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The subaru boxes look nice, I would have bought one but couldn't find any in stock when I needed to buy a few years ago.
I bought a sears x-cargo x-treme cartop box which is made by Thule. They are 260 right now at sears.com and I assume you could pickup in store. I have enjoyed about 4 years with mine, fits my 11 just great, no clearance issues with hatch. I assume it would fit the 13 as well, but I know that there have been some changes to the roof rack arrangement. It bolts on with four sets of pressure plates that clamp the crossmembers of the roof rack. It opens from the passenger side, and fits my newer style downhill skis just fine (which are around 175cm i think. capacity is 16 cu ft. We have loaded that sucker up many times for vacations with 2 kids. I know that sometimes the rebranded boxes (whether they are sears or subaru) have fewer features than the ones that Thule or Yakima brands themselves. Things like dual side opening, better top supports, and sometime better locks.
Mine: 11 2.5i Limited w/Moonroof, Steel Silver Metallic
Mods: Philips Xtreme HID kit w/ relays, weathertech mats all around, 30% tint all around (not DIY), Tork Lift Hitch, 19mm Rear Anti-Sway Bar, Escort SmartRadar stealth install, OEM Interior Illumination Kit, Security System Shock Sensor, Rear Bumper Cover, side and rear cargo nets, rear seat back protectors, and Splash Guards.
Hers: 09 Forester 2.5x Prem., Metallic Black.