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2021 Subaru Outback base model. Initially bolted the 22” light bar on the bumper but it was far too flimsy. I took the mounting bracket off a SSD performance light bar mount. Mounted the light bar directly to the crash bar with it. Drove it for 8 months & no issues. Thought I’d share.
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Looks amazing, plus it will stay in place Did you have to cut the louvers behind the light bar to make it fit? Also, is it affecting your Outbacks cooling abilities in any way?
 

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just sayin', but you've blocked off a significant area of air flow to lower grille.
You know, I've thought about this as well, but the Warn winch mount blocks off basically this entire area, so maybe it's fine? I've also seen that it's not compatible with 2021 XT models, and I can't get a solid answer from Warn on why only 2021, or if it's 2021+, and why it's incompatible, but I'm thinking heat might be an issue. My guess is it's probably fine for the regular 2.5, but with the extra stress of the turbo engine and potential towing situations that area of the radiator needs cooling for engine and transmission cooling duty.
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