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andyondre 11-01-2012 04:10 PM

Rear seat back protectors for a 2010 Forester
 
One of the newer options is a "rear seat back protector" for the back seat. They are them available for the Outback, Impreza, and Crosstrek. I am wondering if any of these would fit on the Forester? Or does Subaru plan on making some for the Forester soon? I plan on putting a small heard of dogs in the back and I think these would help.

TCARZ 11-03-2012 04:41 PM

I definately would be interested, as well. When I fold down the seat, I'm hauling cargo of some sort. I have a cargo tray. I need the seat back covers to complete the protection. You'd think that Subaru would realize that people buy Foresters to haul things. :shake:

Rescuer 11-03-2012 05:56 PM

they do have a seat back protector. it's like the cargo mat but longer to cover the seats and folds up/down with the seat.

the only place i saw it was on a japanese website. somebody on this forum has one which is how i found the website at one point
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...orester-81695/


i found one on the subaru global website http://www.subaru-global.com/11forester_acc_05.html
http://www.subaru-globalws.com/s001/...806-lg_img.jpg

GreyingJay 11-05-2012 08:40 AM

Wow, that looks really nice.

I've thought about ways to build my own, I see people have done it using things like indoor/outdoor utility carpet, or foam mats (those "puzzle pieces"). I was considering building something out of 1/4" hardboard or plywood, covered with felt or thin carpeting. Maybe make two pieces sized like the 60/40 seatbacks so I could choose what to cover. I was thinking of making the pieces L-shaped so one end would have a lip that goes over the top of the seats, and holes in the lip where the headrests would lock the pieces into place.

Meanwhile, while I'm considering all that, I just keep a utility blanket a tarp in the trunk. :)

andyondre 11-07-2012 04:45 AM

I have been thinkg about buying some industiral rubber floor matts and cutting them to fit Will have to see what they have at HarborFreight.....

Subiciv 11-07-2012 06:14 AM

I'd love to make one for both of my foresters as I throw bikes and ice fishing shanties in the back all the time. My 07 has taken some scars but need to protect the 09. I learned from the mistakes in my car, I'll hear it if I mess hers up.

PRFB25 11-07-2012 07:10 AM

Try to use the universal Weathermat and trim to fit.

Wiscon_Mark 11-16-2012 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GreyingJay (Post 1323550)
Wow, that looks really nice.

I've thought about ways to build my own, I see people have done it using things like indoor/outdoor utility carpet, or foam mats (those "puzzle pieces"). I was considering building something out of 1/4" hardboard or plywood, covered with felt or thin carpeting. Maybe make two pieces sized like the 60/40 seatbacks so I could choose what to cover. I was thinking of making the pieces L-shaped so one end would have a lip that goes over the top of the seats, and holes in the lip where the headrests would lock the pieces into place.

Meanwhile, while I'm considering all that, I just keep a utility blanket a tarp in the trunk. :)

I, too, have been considering this. I was thinking some sort of heavy duty ABS plastic type material would work well. Sourcing something like that has been the tricky part though. The Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix had an entirely plastic rear end and it was really nice for durability & sliding things in and out.

thesplashfactor 11-19-2012 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andyondre (Post 1321789)
One of the newer options is a "rear seat back protector" for the back seat. They are them available for the Outback, Impreza, and Crosstrek. I am wondering if any of these would fit on the Forester? Or does Subaru plan on making some for the Forester soon? I plan on putting a small heard of dogs in the back and I think these would help.

I'm going to the dealer on wednesday. I'll take a tape measure to an outback and see how far off the dimensions are. the part is only about $50 so I'm eager to see if it'll fit.

Wiscon_Mark 11-20-2012 03:41 AM

It's more likely an Impreza one would fit than an Outback one.

flstffxe 11-20-2012 06:29 AM

It wouldn't be too much work or all that costly to pick up a 1/8", 3/16" or 1/4" thick sheet of plastic and cut it out to your desired shape of the area on the seat back you want to cover.

I have thought about doing this for both our SGs.

LeibtheHeeb 06-06-2013 11:38 AM

Anyone have any luck trying the crosstrek rear seat back cover on the 14 forester?

I just emailed WeatherTech and they said they have no plans to make a rear seat back cover for the Forester. :icon_frown:

SubieNewbieNJ 07-12-2013 02:26 PM

It's in the UK, but way to expensive to import. Don't understand why US dealerships can't get this part.

flatransplant 08-16-2013 02:50 PM

Just made these
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...4/#post2191618

nolem 11-28-2013 06:29 AM

Will this fit the 2014 one guys?


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