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So the 2019 Sport and Touring trims are supposed to have integrated cross bars with tie downs. Can anyone comment on the utility (pros/cons) of this system versus aftermarket purchase from Thule or Yakima? Any reviews or threads comparing crossbar Subie system (2019, 2018 or pre-2018) vs. aftermarket would be helpful too. Thx
 

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I cant comment on either yet, but I ordered the Extended Crossbar Part Number: SOA567X010, its the same as the Thule #THARB53 and #TH450R.
 

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Not sure if it matters, but when I did some research I was being told by Thule to order the 47" cross bars, and not the 53".

I placed an order for the 47", and lo and behold... they are too short. Do NOT use the Thule recommended length as this is incorrect. I have email Thule to get them to update their data.

I also called the dealer to verify, and they told me it is the 53". They also joked and said, this is why you should buy from us. Yeah, yeah... :) But, lesson learned, @17FozzieXT is correct!
 
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