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I would never pay over $150 for these ever. $300 for some chunks of plastic get real. Don't get me wrong I would love to have these, but that price is ridiculous.
 

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I would never pay over $150 for these ever. $300 for some chunks of plastic get real. Don't get me wrong I would love to have these, but that price is ridiculous.
I was imagining $20 each for a total of $80. I saw the actual price and decided my OB is doing great without them.
 

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For the sand/crud issue, the Euro/JDM ones seem to fully seal. I’ve read of a guy installing the knock off ebay ones with success (quality and figment).

I eventually would like to give those a go. Under $300.
 

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Where can I get these and how much money.
I had gotten them off Ebay earlier in the year for less than $300 shipped. The seller had multiple sets available at the time. OEM JDM wheel moldings are nearly $600. I couldn't be happier with the quality and fitment of the copies. I tried looking for a set on Ebay for you, but none currently listed. I found only the smaller USDM version.
 

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I had gotten them off Ebay earlier in the year for less than $300 shipped. The seller had multiple sets available at the time. OEM JDM wheel moldings are nearly $600. I couldn't be happier with the quality and fitment of the copies. I tried looking for a set on Ebay for you, but none currently listed. I found only the smaller USDM version.
European ones are the same as JDM and $330ish on eBay.
 

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European ones are the same as JDM and $330ish on eBay.
Yes, the European models falls under the JDM banner . . . only the US gets the smaller moldings. I looked in both the German and UK Ebay listings . . . none to be found.

OEM JDM moldings:
 

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I found non oem sets exclusively for 2015-2020 outbacks for $189 on eBay.
 

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I found non oem sets exclusively for 2015-2020 outbacks for $189 on eBay.
That’s not a correct year span. That’s technically 3 different sets. I assume they don’t mean 2020. But there’s different arches for the 5th gen model update. Someone correct me if I’m wrong on that. But there’s 2 listings based on year on the Subaru Euro ones.

Link?
 

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That’s not a correct year span. That’s technically 3 different sets. I assume they don’t mean 2020. But there’s different arches for the 5th gen model update.

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Found ‘em. Those are more like the U.S. model. I wouldn’t trust those.

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I won’t post the link on here because I know SOA likes to lurk on here and hit “counterfeiters”.
 

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I held up each of the moldings to the fender and made a mark with a Sharpie as to where the tape would need to go. Took no more than a minute for each corner and it worked out well.

I too think the metal clips leave much to be desired in terms of a fastener, but it seems like it'll do.
There are clip indents on the fender where the clips go. BEWARE that the OEM clips (#8) are VERY likely to let go and you will lose your trim pieces, especially if you drive in snow or heavy rain. DO NOT RELY ON CLIPS ALONE. Place a flat ring screw at each end, and preferably an additional one where the middle clip goes. Then upgrade to a VERY stiff #10 clip for the rest of the fasteners. Do NOT buy OEM parts "clip sets for exorbitant prices, Your local parts store will have the stringer ones.

I have list several sets of trim over the past year due to poor fasteners and poor fastener placement design.
 

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Looking through these replies, I initially purchased a set of moldings to hide the rust that's starting to form on my 2016 Outback (lived for four years in the snowbelt) and to provide a better appearance. The set came from eBay and while they did fit well, they were of a high gloss and a bubbled texture that looked very much out of place. They also didn't fit exceptionally well, so I returned them.

I ended up ordering a set from Subaru's parts website (a nightmare in itself) and they were at my door within 12 hours! I've installed one set but I think I will install two extra screws to ensure they do not pop out while off-roading or in deep snow (both of which I'm often in).

I do have a question about the fit of the OEM parts, though. Should there be a gap?

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I'm kind of disappointed that the texture was bubbled instead of smooth, but at least these are of the correct color and aren't super glossy. I also just realized that the black plastic used throughout the Outback has never been the same color. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Looking through these replies, I initially purchased a set of moldings to hide the rust that's starting to form on my 2016 Outback (lived for four years in the snowbelt) and to provide a better appearance. The set came from eBay and while they did fit well, they were of a high gloss and a bubbled texture that looked very much out of place. They also didn't fit exceptionally well, so I returned them.

I ended up ordering a set from Subaru's parts website (a nightmare in itself) and they were at my door within 12 hours! I've installed one set but I think I will install two extra screws to ensure they do not pop out while off-roading or in deep snow (both of which I'm often in).

I do have a question about the fit of the OEM parts, though. Should there be a gap?

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I'm kind of disappointed that the texture was bubbled instead of smooth, but at least these are of the correct color and aren't super glossy. I also just realized that the black plastic used throughout the Outback has never been the same color. 🤷‍♂️
I guess installing new on a 5 year old car, the color would be off. And I think that gap is acceptable.
 

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Did those have a Subaru stamp on them? They look a little different. I got the jdm/edm spec ones from a dealership in the UK.


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