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  1. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    Hello, I am new on this great place, thank you! I am French and I have been living in NY for 10 years. My question/problem: I have an Outback Premium 2020, and I just bought a bike rack for 4 bikes: 1up + 2 add ons (4 bikes) So now, I have to buy/install a hitch, and I actually hesitate...
  2. Parts, Accessories, & Performance
    My gen 5 Outback had an OEM hitch installed. It was a 1 1/4“ hitch. I just got one put on my 2021 Outback and was told it’s a 1 1/4” but it’s not. It’s a 2” hitch! Honestly, it’s a lot more robust, but doesn’t the dealer know what they’re installing? Also, I wish they had informed me that it’d...
  3. Towing
    Hey guys! I am trying to add a hitch to a 2021. The main use for the hitch would be for a bike rack. I don't think I’ll be towing anything. One big question I have is would I want a hidden hitch to give me the most clearance for off-roading or lower for protection? What hitch would you guys...
  4. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I had a Subaru L101SAL013 hitch installed on my 2017 Outback 2.5L thinking that hey, it's factory, surely the engineers know what they are doing so that's going to be my best option. Plus, I wasn't too keen on the aftermarket hitch install on a 2016 I had which required two large holes to be...
  5. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I am considering a rear mount Kuat rack for my 2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R. I am concerned I will lose rear video (back-up camera) and block rear sensing equipment. Does anyone have experience with this?
  6. General Discussions
    I’m a mountain biker and just got a 2020 Outback. I’m looking for suggestions on rear bike carriers from other bikers with Outbacks. One of my concerns is how a rear carrier reacts with or interferes with the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Rear Automatic Braking (RAB). Does anyone have...
  7. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hi all. I have a 5G Outback (2018) with the Subaru official trailer hitch (1.25" receiver). I bought a used Thule bike rack that goes in the hitch and the locking pin holes don't line up. See the photos. Does anyone know - does Subaru put the locking pin holes in a nonstandard location...
  8. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hi! I would love some advice from the braintrust here who have experience with carrying bikes on the Outback. I have a Gen 5 Touring and we are a family of 5. I'd love to be able to carry 5 full size bikes (2 road, 3 hybrid) and ideally some extra storage on top. There are likely a few...
  9. Bikes


    before the new bike rack
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    Pic of new 2004 Outback w/ rocky mounts bike rack