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Old 12-07-2007, 08:43 AM   #1
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My 07 wagon has a rubber trim piece right on the lip of the rear wheel wells. It is great as it keeps the paint on the very edge from getting chipped. I live on miles of dirt road and Vermont doesn't use fine sand on the roads in winter, they use gravel with larger stones mixed in as well. My question is where can I get something similar for the front wheel wells. It will have to be a bit different then the rear as it cannot be pushed over the inside of the lip like in the rear, do to the inner fender well? Any ideas? Anybody else do something in this regards? Worse case does anybody know where I could get the same replacement trim that is on the rear? The dealer told me he can't locate it and if a body panel gets damaged, they just leave it off?

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Old 12-07-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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Here is a part number for the rear wheel well opening moulding: 91016FE031

These mouldings sell for around $18 at SGP.

Since your dealer basically cannot "find" a listing and that when a car is repaired that they simply "forget" about them, then the dealer(ship) is lazy -- they simply don't follow through with doing a proper job, however they probably charge as if they did.

Sorry.

Why don't you order at least one if you're willing to take the chance at $18 or so each or send a message to Jamie a/k/a: Subie Gal at SGP: https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/contact_us.php

You could install these up front. You would have to "push back" the front fender splash liners to do so. Just look over the car, take your time and think about it -- it can be done.

I would also look into getting a set of Rally Armor mud flaps/guards as well. Why? They're bigger, longer and wider, than the factory flaps/guards and thus would also aide in better protecting the body of the car.

Rally Armor: http://www.rallyarmor.com/

These come in three flavours: basic / classic / urethane

I have the classics and they're very durable. Many however have gone with the urethane because they're a bit more flexible than the basic/classic and may suit your needs on unpaved roads. Meaning when you bottom out with the classics you'll "hear" it and think the worst, but nothing happens to them -- no damage at all.

Good luck and Happy Motoring!
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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Here is a part number for the rear wheel well opening moulding: 91016FE031

These mouldings sell for around $18 at SGP.

Since your dealer basically cannot "find" a listing and that when a car is repaired that they simply "forget" about them, then the dealer(ship) is lazy -- they simply don't follow through with doing a proper job, however they probably charge as if they did.

Sorry.

Why don't you order at least one if you're willing to take the chance at $18 or so each or send a message to Jamie a/k/a: Subie Gal at SGP: https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/contact_us.php

You could install these up front. You would have to "push back" the front fender splash liners to do so. Just look over the car, take your time and think about it -- it can be done.

I would also look into getting a set of Rally Armor mud flaps/guards as well. Why? They're bigger, longer and wider, than the factory flaps/guards and thus would also aide in better protecting the body of the car.

Rally Armor: http://www.rallyarmor.com/

These come in three flavours: basic / classic / urethane

I have the classics and they're very durable. Many however have gone with the urethane because they're a bit more flexible than the basic/classic and may suit your needs on unpaved roads. Meaning when you bottom out with the classics you'll "hear" it and think the worst, but nothing happens to them -- no damage at all.

Good luck and Happy Motoring!


Hey Big E,

Thanks a million! I will go ahead and order them both from above and go for it since I now have confirmation that it will work. As a side note, the dealer I bought the car from really stinks!

Appreciate your time.
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Old 12-07-2007, 10:53 AM   #4
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.....you can always pull one off the rear and test fit it first to get an idea of how it will work on the front before purchasing new ones.
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