Maybe it's just my age and short term memory lose but if you can't see both the back and front end at the same time then does it really make any difference if they match?I completely echo the sentiments it's a purely cosmetic add-on which dresses up the tail while providing a bit of visual balance against the similar trim front-end trim piece of the Limited.
You must not have OCD. I'm still trying to figure out how cut and trim one with a factory hitch.
Subaru says this and the factory hitch are mutually exclusive because of that. That's not to say someone won't try it, but because of the way it installs it may be a problem.I've thought about getting it since it would match the front. You'll have to remove (or at least cut it) if you have or want a hitch.
I think this is the point of the underguard. It is cheaper than the bumper itself to replace if it takes damage. Much like a screen protector on a smartphone. It makes sense in that context.Besides the rugged looks the underguard can HIDE old dings, gouges and scratches or absorb NEW dings, gouges and scratches then simply replaced to look new again.
I said that because Outbacks sold outside the USA come without the chunky SUV cladding Americans are so fond of. The underguard is a spin-off of that trendy cladding. My apologies if European OB's also have the same bumper.
Only after I wrap my OB around a telephone pole or when I'm looking at my OB in the sixth dimension.Well, I can see them at the same time.....can't you ?? :2: