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Hi all, first Subaru and loving it so far.

I'll need to carry some long parts that will likely not fit in the cabin.

In looking at crossbars, I think my options are Subaru AERO for around $200, what are my other options ?
Does something compatible w/ 2018 and before models fit the 2019 ?
I read Thule and Yakima are solid brands, everyone agree ?

Thanks for any tips !
Cheers,
Benny.
 

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i just bought some rhino crossbars for my 2018. Going to install them when the weather is nicer.
I had the aero cross bar from subaru and they worked great. Had a cargo basket with a bunch of stuff tied down to it from texas to va. Worked great.
Just replacing them because the rhino snowboard rack i got doesnt fit them.
 

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I have thule crossbars I just put on yesterday and they appear to be the same as the subaru branded ones that 17fossieXT linked to. I think the thule number is 450r but will check. I have used Thule for many years. The Thule ones do go on sale on some sites periodically for 20% off. It seems sturdy on my 2019 limited, and I plan to use it with my roof top tent that I had on another car.
 

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So, I have heard these are the same as subaru extended cross bars , but could not find the reference. I verified the Thule numbers (see pix). They are much quieter than my old Thule rack I assume due to the aero shape.

I called Thule two months ago and they did not list these for the 19 forester ... something about testing, but I cannot tell the diff. between these and the subie brand ones.

Hope this helps some on your question.
 

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So, I have heard these are the same as subaru extended cross bars , but could not find the reference. I verified the Thule numbers (see pix). They are much quieter than my old Thule rack I assume due to the aero shape.

I called Thule two months ago and they did not list these for the 19 forester ... something about testing, but I cannot tell the diff. between these and the subie brand ones.

Hope this helps some on your question.
It may be Thule hasn't gotten around to test fitting these bars on a '19 yet. Thanks for the pics and info, I'll be looking for some cross bars soon.
 
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