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Hi,

Dumb question... My 2018 base came with a black plastic dealer rear licence plate frame which is only attached with top two screws, when I close the lift-gate it makes an annoying metallic slamming sound.

Anyone have any suggestions on a 4 screw frame/kit I can order that won't rust and looks good? Tried it without the frame and looks kinda naked.

Thx!
J
 

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I placed two small pieces of foam weatherstripping along the bottom edge of my license tag frame to cushion it and stop the rattling.
 

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Hi,



Dumb question... My 2018 base came with a black plastic dealer rear licence plate frame which is only attached with top two screws, when I close the lift-gate it makes an annoying metallic slamming sound.



Anyone have any suggestions on a 4 screw frame/kit I can order that won't rust and looks good? Tried it without the frame and looks kinda naked.



Thx!

J


I have these two and love the combo.

C&C Car Worx Front and Rear License Plate Frame Brackets to fit 2015, 2016, 2017 Subaru Outback WAGON at Special Bundled Discount

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W2DKKCQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_MEY3mRVHR8hGS

Bell Automotive 22-1-45601-8 Universal License Plate Frame with Clear Cover, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0044XHW6O?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf


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Many times the frames are not installed properly. There are tabs on the bottom of the frame the LP is supposed to be tucked into to reduce/prevent the rattling.
That said, I don't like advertising for any dealer after giving them my money. Seems backwards. So I delete anything from my vehicles with dealer identification anyway.

Most inexpensive novelty frames are of a similar design. If the putting the plate inside the tabs doesn't tame the rattling, the aforementioned foam tape is the easiest solution.
 

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Hi,

Dumb question... My 2018 base came with a black plastic dealer rear licence plate frame which is only attached with top two screws, when I close the lift-gate it makes an annoying metallic slamming sound.

Anyone have any suggestions on a 4 screw frame/kit I can order that won't rust and looks good? Tried it without the frame and looks kinda naked.

Thx!
J
Go to C&C Car Worx. They have exactly what you need for your 2018. NOTE that the package for the 2015-2017 WILL NOT FIT THE 2018 as the front bumper has a different profile. I have the license plate holder for my front bumper and think it is perfect.

My $0.02. YMMV

Fred Meloan
 

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I have the Subaru thin frame on my rear plate. Looks good with a subtle logo and doesn't obstruct any plate info. It's still only two screws but I've not heard any noise from it when accessing the rear gate. I have some felt stickers on the back of my plate from before I had a frame.

Part is SOA342L153 and runs about $22 online at Subaruonlineparts. SOA342L105 is the same without the logo.
 

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I have a stainless steel 4 hole from amazon for 2 years now. it gets a lot of road salt on it during the winters. It still looks new.
 

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I placed two small pieces of foam weatherstripping along the bottom edge of my license tag frame to cushion it and stop the rattling.

+1 for the foam, cheap and simple
 

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Go to C&C Car Worx. They have exactly what you need for your 2018. NOTE that the package for the 2015-2017 WILL NOT FIT THE 2018 as the front bumper has a different profile. I have the license plate holder for my front bumper and think it is perfect.

My $0.02. YMMV

Fred Meloan
Just did the one for the front and totally agree. Looks factory.:29:
 
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