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  1. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Just curious if anyone is running a cargo box and awning on the stock rails of a Gen5. I’m thinking of adding a Yakima Slim Shady and I prefer a box to a rack. Let me know. I’ve searched the this site, Internet and Instagram groups and found nothing.
  2. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Lots of threads on here about this but couldn't find specifics on my issue, hoping for some help. On my 2019 Outback, started removing the nuts off the read sway bar links, after about 50 turns I look and see the nut did not move. Instead it appears the sway bar link bolts were spinning as the...
  3. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I have a 2016 2.5i limited, and am looking at changing out the factory halogens for LED lights. I am looking for experiences from others who have done this upgrade, and which parts you used. I would prefer that everything be pretty much plug and play, and i would like the LEDs to have a more...
  4. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Just picked up a 2019 Outback 3.6r! Love it! I am looking for inspiration as far as customization for it though. Don't want to do too much under the hood as I would rather focus on exterior ideas or the interior. Appreciate any thoughts or ideas! Oh, specifically, I already know I would like to...
  5. For Sale / For Free
    Gen 5 (2016) Subaru Outback 1 1/4" Hitch Receiver $50 Part Number: L101SAL012 Taken off my 2016 Subaru Outback at 35k miles. I decided to switch to a 2" hitch receiver. Comes with: 1 1/4" to 2" adapter 1 1/4" subaru hitch ball mount with 5000lb uhaul 1 7/8" hitch ball install instructions...
  6. Gen 3: 2005-2009
    Hello! I am looking to buy a Subaru Outback and am trying to decide if i want to buy a Gen 3 OB or a Gen 5. I prefer the cost, look, and moonroof of the Gen 3. the Gen 5 mostly offers better fuel economy, space, and lower mileage. I have seen some Gen 3 models with low mileage. Is there a...
  7. Subaru Outback Versus The Competition
    It is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to Subaru. I have sold my 2015 Outback 3.6r and purchased an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport AWD. I had a hard look at myself in the mirror and asked myself if it was worth it to add: XRT tune Raptor headers LP exhaust Soundproofing CarPlay head unit (BTW...
  8. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I have a 2017 Outback without nav and without HK. I'd like to replace the HU with an aftermarket one to allow the use of Android Auto. However, I would also like to keep the factory backup camera. Is there a solution to do so? Crutchfield says there wiring harnesses to keep backup camera and...
  9. Problems & DIY Maintenance
    Looking for feedback on whether to replace the CVT and front/rear differential fluids for our 2018 OB 2.5L Limited. Car history: purchased March 2018, 36K miles so far; no towing, limited offroad; probably 50% highway/road trip miles/50% typical Bay Area driving (but no daily rush hour...
  10. General Discussions
    I just bought a '16 2.5i Limited Outback with the navi and everything. My biggest question is, would I get the "free" trial for the Starlink suite, or would I have to pay for it from the get go? I bought it yesterday (9-12-20) and no one can seem to answer the question as it would seem that I...
  11. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I am looking for some information on the stock rear shocks on the Gen5 outback. If anyone has them laying around in their garage or whatever, I would be super stoked if you could help me out. I'm looking for this measurements in inches or mm: Total length Compressed length Stud diameter and...
  12. For Sale / For Free
    Have for sale a winch mount from Primitive Racing. It fits 15-19 Outbacks. It comes with a Warn Axon 55-S winch, and active shutter eliminater kit (ASE). Never installed, I bought them and they sat for a couple months now and I've changed my mind. The winch and mount goes for 1100 USD on their...
  13. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    A few hours ago my husband and I purchased a used Subaru 2018 Outback Limited 2.5i through shift.com. 16k miles. We were in love! White with cream interior and wood paneling. Yes. We’ve both lived in dense urban environments and it’s been a decade since we’ve had our own car. Test driving...
  14. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    I got the following email from Subaru a few days ago. It's similar, but slightly different, than the email in the "2019 Starlink Map Update" thread from a few months ago (2019 Starlink Map Update). Hence this new thread ... My vehicle specs: 2019 Outback Premium; 8 inch display; no Navigation...
  15. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Hit 100k and going to do a lot of maintenance on it. Serpentine belt, plugs/wires, and most importantly the water pump/thermostat. Nothing is coming up and from the one picture I saw this gen has the pump mounted so you do not have to remove the cover. Is this correct? Looks like I can just...
  16. For Sale / For Free
    Howdy! Selling quite a few things that were for my 2018 Outback 3.6R. Mix of new and used items, so please read listing carefully. I would prefer NOT to ship (especially on the larger items), but willing to do so if buyer covers shipping. Pretty firm on prices, but willing to give discount if...
  17. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Battery just died. Won‘t start. Original equipment battery. It’s in my garage, so no immediate sense of urgency. However, it is Saturday afternoon, and I’m leaving town (hopefully in my Subaru) on Monday. Local Subaru service is closed. I have a 48 month, 60,000 mile Subaru manufactuer...
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