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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 02:46 AM
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It seems there is a way to move the rearview mirror up. Does anyone have a video on how to do that?

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 10:14 AM
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From Wiki- "rear-view mirror is usually affixed to the top of the windshield on a double-swivel mount allowing it to be adjusted to suit the height and viewing angle of any driver and to swing harmlessly out of the way if impacted by a vehicle occupant in a collision".
There are 2 pivot points to adjust a rear-view mirror: one is at the mirror itself and the other one is close to the glass.
I think you adjust a mirror but not the extension shaft itself.

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as a shorty at only 6'6 this is good to know.

i *hate* that goodies that i want are forced to come with the headroom-robbing moonroof.
for that i am only shopping the more basic models...when ive tried build-and-price it seems i can't get a 3.6 engine with the options i want without having to get that damned hole in the top.

so sorry subaru, i'll be buying a version of the OB that is $10k less expensive with a 2.5 so i can fit...

do not want a moonroof in any shape or form, have one on my other car and have not opened/used it in over 5 years...wish there were more "delete options" than just packages.
Sadly, Subaru isn't the only manufacturer guilty of this; for example, Honda's 2017 CR-V offers additional optional safety features (some of which I might actually consider), but this can only be had with a #@! headroom-robbing sunroof (EX model and above). For me, the 2017 Outback thankfully can be had without a sunroof (even in an 'upper level' Premium trim), and this has been invaluable for my 6'5" frame (I'm a shortie compared to others here!).
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as a shorty at only 6'6 this is good to know.

i *hate* that goodies that i want are forced to come with the headroom-robbing moonroof.
for that i am only shopping the more basic models...when ive tried build-and-price it seems i can't get a 3.6 engine with the options i want without having to get that damned hole in the top.

so sorry subaru, i'll be buying a version of the OB that is $10k less expensive with a 2.5 so i can fit...

do not want a moonroof in any shape or form, have one on my other car and have not opened/used it in over 5 years...wish there were more "delete options" than just packages.
To get better than stock leather, go for KATZKIN. I bought a premium because of headroom and then went for Karzkin.

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From Wiki- "rear-view mirror is usually affixed to the top of the windshield on a double-swivel mount allowing it to be adjusted to suit the height and viewing angle of any driver and to swing harmlessly out of the way if impacted by a vehicle occupant in a collision".
There are 2 pivot points to adjust a rear-view mirror: one is at the mirror itself and the other one is close to the glass.
I think you adjust a mirror but not the extension shaft itself.
Thanks. I will try to figure out. But a video or a few pics showing a bit of details will be much appreciated.

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To get better than stock leather, go for KATZKIN. I bought a premium because of headroom and then went for Karzkin.

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What is KATZKIN?


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It is a leather seat cover brand.

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It is a leather seat cover brand.

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Thanks. Do you find it fits well?


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To get better than stock leather, go for KATZKIN. I bought a premium because of headroom and then went for Karzkin.

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that's the other thing.
i don't want leather either...
i have it in my Porsche and my current old OBW and it's ok but it's not as comfy as cloth and it gets hot as f*** here in southern california summer (february-november, lol)

why can't i get a 3.6 with no moonroof and cloth seats...
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And here I am complaining that the moonroof is so much smaller than it was in the Gen 4 Outback! I guess being "only" 6' tall has some advantages. However, if you're tall enough the moonroof in the Forester is big enough to put your head through while driving

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