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New to the site/community. Just bought a 2014 OB. Living in Brooklyn.

Knew that this day would come, but just two weeks in some bananahead banged into the rear fender, left a bunch of paint on it, and cracked/gouched the bumper. Obviously, it sucks for a new ride, but it's going to happen living in this City. Snapshot of the guy's handywork attached.

Next time, however, I want to make sure they pay the price. Going to mount a rear and front brush guard. Any recommendations from the community on a good, brush guard kit?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

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the website offroadsubarus may have the best images detailing the manufactures of brush guards for the 2010-2014 cars. Rear stuff is really hard to find, vs. the simple big wide rubber hanging bumper guards popular in NYC.
@MiddleAgeSubie or @bradze might know some too.



best advice: park the subaru outside the city,

and get a crown vic just like this for your inside the city travels: (I just noticed a Legacy sedan in front of the old cab)

 

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Thanks, @eagleeye. Appreciate the links. I'll check 'em out. Parking outside the city is out of the question sadly. And having trouble finding something off the shelf. Seems like the fender/undercarriage design is not favorable to these brush guards/bull bars.
 

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Whatever you get will have to be custom.

Nobody makes off the shelf brush guards for these cars.
 

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you live in brooklyn, that must really suck. why would you get a new car? but at least you picked one that isn't a flashy status symbol and is built to last and do anything.
 

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After I get my 2" Torklift eco hitch installed, I may consider adding this to the receiver:


http://www.weathertech.com/bumpstep/

And then using these lic plate frames up front as they have a slightly protruding edge:

http://www.weathertech.com/bumpframe/

I have a Passat that needs the rear bumper repainted, someone scratched the back w their car. #dashcam would have been nice
 

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i would say that if you were serious... bypass the brush guards and go find a fabricator and get custom steel plate bumpers.

brush guards will add additional length to your car and as tight as it is parking there i don't think you want that.

also, i think there is a better change of causing additional damage to your own car if they hit those guards.

look what our australian brothers have...



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New to the site/community. Just bought a 2014 OB. Living in Brooklyn.

Knew that this day would come, but just two weeks in some bananahead banged into the rear fender, left a bunch of paint on it, and cracked/gouched the bumper. Obviously, it sucks for a new ride, but it's going to happen living in this City. Snapshot of the guy's handywork attached.

Next time, however, I want to make sure they pay the price. Going to mount a rear and front brush guard. Any recommendations from the community on a good, brush guard kit?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
What did you end up getting? I'll have a 2017 or 2018 Forester and will need bumper protection too, here in NYC.
 
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