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  1. General Discussions
    Hello. I have a 2018 Subaru Outback, I would like to put a roof rack or basket with lights on my SUBI, would also like to keep existing crossbars. Any suggestions? Thanks
  2. For Sale / For Free
    Selling a 2 1/2 year old Front Runner Slimline II Roof Rail kit for a Gen 5 Subaru Outback. Some cosmetic defects where on a couple of the mounting plates the black paint has peeled from the stainless steel, as shown in the photos. Some slight discoloration on the aluminum corners. Some slight...
    $350 USD
  3. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    I'm looking to get a newer Outback (in the 2013 model right now). Ive always had Thule racks on my Outbacks (and Legacy prior) to carry mountain bikes, kayaks, SUP's etc. Even with the 2013 I find the distance, front the back, between the cross bar rails to be very close, especially when tying...
  4. Performance Parts & Accessories
    This is the least priced roof rack basket that I have ever seen. Its available at Menards for $30. Model Number: 1394400 Menards SKU: 2609398 It has 100 lbs. capacity and measures 37.25" x 26.5" x 3.75" Has anyone bought/installed. Will it work for 2021 Outback?
  5. Towing & Hauling
    Hi All, I’ve attached a picture of this beast of a tandem sit-on-top kayak loaded on my ‘22 OB. I know the kayak needed to come forward about 6 inches and have front and back anchors, but we were literally going 1 1/2 miles so speeds were around 30 mph. It worked fine. We used Thule Dockglides...
  6. General Discussions
    does anyone know the correct platform rack that fits the 2020 outback base model. with out taking off the stock black side rails?
  7. Member Mishaps
    My dad was trying to be helpful and when stowing the crossbars into the side rails he unscrewed the bolt that is meant to stay in place and pivot on. When we tried to screw the bolt back in the nut(?) that receives the bolt had shifted so the bolt doesn’t grab anything. Does anyone know what’s...
  8. Performance Parts & Accessories
    Let me start by saying that when I bought my '14 Outback in 2015 I loved the idea of having a "full meal deal" roof rack as part of the package. That feeling lasted about 6 months, then reality set in. The OEM unit is a Jack of All Trades, Master of None. The finish on mine started to fade...
  9. Performance Parts & Accessories
    Hi All, New 2022 Onyx XT owner here. This is my family's 3rd Subaru. Sold a '16 VW GTI SE manual for the Subie for it fit the family's needs better. I used to use a Thule Dockglide on the VW to get a tandem loaded on the VW base carrier bars. The kayak weighs about 85 pounds so it's not...
  10. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    The cross bars on out 2018 factory installed roof rack are rusted in place. The dealer can't even get them to budge. I am wondering: 1) if this is a known problem and how folks have dealt with it. 2) whether I can somehow add an after market roof rack. The factory installed rack does not...
  11. Gen 6: 2020-Future
    been researching some options outside of the Prinsu roof rack. It appears Rough Country is developing a roof rack taht integrates with existing rails. I personally have a distaste for the factory plastic roof rack. Today I stumbled on this - SUBARU OUTBACK ROOF RACK 6TH GEN | Spider Roof Rack...
  12. Gen 5: 2015-2019
    Greetings! In this post I am going to lay out my general roadmap for what I have planned for my 2015 OB and use this map to ask questions and for advice. Eventually, once I start receiving parts I will add pretty pictures to the thread. I am going to lay it out in a list format and these...
  13. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Greetings, fellow 4th gen owners. Today, a new minor but annoying issue popped up with my 2012. I noticed a metallic rattle coming from the rear of the roof every time I hit an expansion gap or bump. When I got home, I checked the roof rack, and sure enough, the left rear crossbar latch has some...
  14. Gen 4: 2010-2014
    Having a **** of a time figuring out whether the factory rack on my 3.6 2013 Outback will support the 110 lb. roof top tent I just ordered. Dealer says "no problem"- rep claims he has put a cargo rack up there with at leas that much weight and worked well. Subaru of America can't give a specific...
  15. General Discussions
    Our tailgate area of our 2012 Outback was getting water in it. I think this has been going on for years, but it wasn't very noticeable because here in SLC we only get snow in the winter (very little rain in summer, etc). I kept thinking the musty smell was just from leftover water on our boots...
  16. Performance Parts & Accessories
    Hi, I am new 2019 outback owner, I recently purchased a Yakima Skyline roof rack system, I was not aware that there were factory bars that came standard (I know pretty dumb). I installed the system and I do like the look of it on the car. Where I a struggling, now that I realize there are...
  17. Gen 2: 2000-2004
    I own a 2003 sedan and I've been looking at universal roof racks and was wondering if any of them would interfere with the windows If you have had an experience with something like this in the past, could you let me know?
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    canoe rack, first test
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    canoe rack, first test
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    canoe rack, first test
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