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I will purchase a 2013 in the next 60 days and am considering the wheel arch moldings option. If anyone would be kind enough to post pics of your OB with this option that would be appreciated. Pics with this option are hard to find.
 

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If you buy after purchase be careful as the 2013's are different than the 2010-12. I'm sure it has to do with the bumper.
 

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the car is hideous without them. i wish i coud not care about what my car looks like. also the part that the moldings go on for the bumper looks identical between '10-'12 and '13, i could be mistaken though
 

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the car is hideous without them. i wish i coud not care about what my car looks like. also the part that the moldings go on for the bumper looks identical between '10-'12 and '13, i could be mistaken though
I ordered mine off of Ebay and they had a seperate listing for 13 stating it wouldn't fit on prior so I ordered that one. I can't wait to get them installed.
 

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Are they screwed on or taped or...? What's the installation procedure?
 

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They were easy to install on my 2012, and I can't see the 13's being much different. You do have to drill 1 hole for the front screw in each front wheel well, but it's in the plastic part so no rust worry. You hold them up and mark where the rest of the clips will go. You put a piece of plastic by peeling the tape off the sticky part and wrap this around the wheel well lip where the clips will go. The clips are two part and snap together, easier to do than explain. After the clips are in position just put in the screws. The front ones are easy as you can turn the tires to get them out of the way. I jacked up the rear to make a little more room for the screwdriver. All in all a real simple install!!!

Oh, I cleaned and waxed the areas where they touched the paint. Probable not necessary, but only took a minute. I am also thinking about taking them off, say once a year and cleaning and waxing that area.
 

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Photos of a 2013 with wheel arch moldings


I wasn't crazy about the ding potential of the wheel wells, so I added the moldings. I like how it makes the cladding look more continuous, but it does make the wheel wells look ginormous compared to the size of the tires.
 

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Another pictre for what it's worth...


Install was easy, I was a little nervous about drilling the holes but it was just through pastic and if you turn the front wheels it's easy. Idid not have to jack up the car to do the job and had it done in a little under an hour.
 

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Yeah, this looks like money that could be spent on better mods, like a light rack or some skid plates.
 

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I think i'm going to do this. Somebody bumped our Outback with a cart and put a crease dent on the fender well arch, so instead of fixing it in a body shop I'll add these and cover it up!
 

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I will purchase a 2013 in the next 60 days and am considering the wheel arch moldings option.
What color paint? IMO, the moldings are nearly invisible with dark colors,
maybe too conspicuous with light colors, and look best with mid-tones.

...ymmv,

Looby
 

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I think i'm going to do this. Somebody bumped our Outback with a cart and put a crease dent on the fender well arch, so instead of fixing it in a body shop I'll add these and cover it up!
Exactly what I did. Too bad they use flattened out Pepsi cans for our body panels.
 

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Can anyone tell me where i can buy these?! I want the cladding/moulding all the way around aftermarket or genuine. I was told by the dealer i couldnt get them? I have a 2012 OB Cheers
 
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