2016 2.5 Outback Premium
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.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.
Here's my 2016 with "knock-off" JDM wheel moldings . . .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.
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.Where can I get these and how much money.
European ones are the same as JDM and $330ish on eBay.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.
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.European ones are the same as JDM and $330ish 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.I found non oem sets exclusively for 2015-2020 outbacks for $189 on eBay.
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 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.
I guess installing new on a 5 year old car, the color would be off. And I think that gap is acceptable.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. 🤷♂️