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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Base & Premium Model Exhaust Tip

I believe the 2019 Forester Base and Premium models do not come with a Chrome Exhaust tip like the other models. I have a Base model and ordered the OEM from the upper trims as well as another from Amazon and have not been able to get either to fit on the Base trim exhaust. Has anyone successfully purchased an exhaust tip (Chrome or Black) for the Base or Premium model? The diameter seems to be about 2". I saw a couple exhaust tips that other 2019 Forester owners have used, but those look like replacements for the short OEM tip, and I am not looking for one that extends out past the bumper - max length for me would probably be about 6" or so. Thanks for all who can help!


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I always thought the stock tip was too puny, imo...

Take a look at these.... I had my LMS weld them on after cutting off ~1" off the OEM pipe out of the muffler to get a more flush mounting.

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbull...4-post128.html

https://www.subaruforester.org/vbull...7-post122.html


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This is unfortunate news. I ordered the OEM chrome tip for the Touring trim for my Premium. I haven’t picked up the part yet. Unfortunate that it doesn’t fit!

Is the exhaust pipe too large? Does the bumper trim interfere with fitting?
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I can't speak specifically to the OEM tip from the upper trims and why it doesn't fit the Premium, or even the base. However, I'll suggest that the struggle might come from the bulge at end of the tailpipe on the stock muffler. It effectively increases the outside diameter of the pipe and may be the cause of the fitment issue. There should be more than one work around for this scenario. The most basic would be to cut off enough of the tailpipe to eliminate the bulge. I'm thinking with a small amount of creativity, the OEM tip will fit if you're up for the task.

If the OEM tip is just chrome-plated mild steel, I'd pass on it and find something in polished stainless. That's just my opinion.

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Well, I went to pick up the ordered chrome exhaust tip from the dealer today. I asked her to double-check the fit before I took it home and was potentially unable to install the part. I may have mentioned that I "read somewhere" that it might not fit . She said the best way would be to check the muffler.

The entire muffler assembly for the upper trims is a different part number. Whether it is the bulge that @coregrind pointed out (which I hadn't noticed previously, and it quite obvious) or something else, I opted to not buy the part.
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