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Subaru Legacy, Subaru Outback, Performance Mods, Sedan, Wagon
#82 of 149 2007 H6 Dual Exhaust Mods...?
Jul 08, 2007 (1:39 pm)
I have an '07 LLB H6 Outback, now with 2000 miles, and I absolutely love the car. It's my third Subaru but my first with the big engine, having done many miles in an '00 I bought used and an '04 I got new. The one thing on the '07 that I'd like to change is the exhaust outlets. It's a shame to have your dual mufflers hidden up, under, and behind the rear bumper, so I'm wondering if the rear mufflers from the H6 sedan (that appear to show under the bumper) can be swapped/put onto the wagon. Since it's not possible to drive with the rear gate open I can't understand why Subaru chose to hide the exhaust outlets, more so since the car has a built-in spoiler. All ideas and thoughts are appreciated.
Tom, Washington DC
#83 of 149 Cargo Carriers for 2003 Outback
Jul 21, 2007 (2:55 pm)
I have a Thule rack for my bikes for my 03 Outback. The cargo carriers (either Thule or Yakima) that I can fit alongside the bike racks are all really long and block the back lift gate. Is anyone aware of some other cargo carrier option that allows me to both use the bike racks but that doesn't block the lift gate? (I've studied the Thule and Yakima catalogs and think I've exhausted my options. Hoping there's something else out there).
#84 of 149 Re: Cargo Carriers for 2003 Outback [desertdave68]
Jul 24, 2007 (8:40 am)
I was always under the impression that you either had the bike rack or the cargo carrier, not both. One place for both places is etrailer.com. Decent prices, and good service.
#85 of 149 Re: Cargo Carriers for 2003 Outback [bat1161]
Jul 24, 2007 (10:19 am)
Really depends on the type of bike rack and cargo carrier you get. If you put wide cross bars on the car (5-6'?), you can easily fit a rocket box (long, enclosed, hard-side cargo carrier) and a bike or two side by side. Also, if you get a large cargo basket, you can mount bike racks directly on top of it. The basket is not as long as the rocket boxes and is not as restrictive regarding load shapes/sizes. But, it also does not offer the same level of cargo protection.
#86 of 149 Re: Cargo Carriers for 2003 Outback [xwesx]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:15 pm)
That does work. Keep in mind that two identical mountain bikes most likely don't fit between the rails of a Outback. I have a Yakima bars and bike attachments. Width of handle bars + bike attachments will be wider than the subaru rack. This forces one bike to be mounted backwards. In our case my wifes bike is much smaller frame size and the bike handle bars can overlap.
Hint to Subaru: make the roof rack wider!
If you want 4 bikes get long bars! I think I have the 60" bars and they don't extend too far beyond the edge of the car and are within the mirrors.
#88 of 149 Roof cargo options
Aug 22, 2007 (12:38 pm)
I'm looking to get a cargo box or basket/bag for my 2006 Outback wagon. Our vehicle has a factory installed rack, and the use would be to add space for luggage, etc as opposed to sporting equipment like a snowboard.
Any and all suggestions, recommendations and warnings would be appreciated.
#89 of 149 Re: Roof cargo options [ens1117]
Aug 25, 2007 (4:23 pm)
I had a soft carrier on my Forester. In heavy, sustained rain, it was not water tight. They are the cheapest option, and fold away when you don't need it.
I prefer the new Sears ones, the black aero looking ones.
Also, Yak racks (Yakima) will bolt on with a clamp you can buy.
#90 of 149 XM ready / Sirius install quesion
Sep 02, 2007 (6:05 am)
I have an 07 Legacy sedan that has an XM ready radio. I am a Sirius subscriber and want to install a Sirius receiver in the car. Question is, can I utilize the factory XM-ready radio and integrate Sirius? Is there a Sirius kit that would work? I'd like to be able to do this without using the aux jack.
#91 of 149 Re: XM ready / Sirius install quesion [amazingplace]
Sep 02, 2007 (11:25 am)
I'm fairly sure you can't adapt XM for Sirius. You will probably have to use the Aux in feature.