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New Warn Semi-Hidden Kit Mounting Systems available for next-gen Subaru Forester, Outback

Warn has introduced new low-profile mounting systems for the Subaru Forester and Outback.

Photo courtesy of Warn Industries

In the last 18 months, Subaru has debuted the next-gen versions of its Forester, Outback, and Legacy. Aftermarket outfitters have been scrambling to develop accessories for the models and take advantage of a growing market for their parts. Warn Industries is no exception, recently announcing the introduction of a semi-hidden kit winch mount for the Forester and Outback.

The Oregon-based company's semi-hidden kits are only for fifth-generation Foresters and sixth-generation Outbacks.

Warn Industries mounting kit Forester Outback 2020 2019Buyers can choose to add a grille guard to their Outback for an additional fee.Photo courtesy of Warn Industries

The kits come standard with two welded steel eyelets allowing for shackles with 5/8" (15.8mm) pin diameters. Buyers can upgrade to a bolt-on grille-guard tube (1.5" / 38mm diameter) which includes tabs to mount auxiliary lights.

Because of their design, the kits provide an increased approach angle and but their low-profile look does not diminish the design lines of either vehicle.

To install, there is minimal cutting to the lower plastic fascial. Warn says that no metal cutting, grinding, or welding is needed. Each kit is compatible with airbags, Subaru's driver assistance system, factory-installed skid plates, and front license plate requirements.

The Forester his is $799 at www.warn.com. The Outbacks' kit is the same price. A grille guard is available for the Outback for an additional $179.99.

Warn designs, engineers, and manufacturers its products in the U.S.A.

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