Do you own a 2015-23 Outback?
It's worth checking your lower grill because it's pretty wide open, leaving it vulnerable to rocks hitting your A/C condenser or radiator. This is becoming a common issue in the auto industry, but you don't have to take the risk.
The OutbackScreen is a custom-fit grill screen that will keep rocks and debris out, saving you the expense and hassle of replacing damaged parts. This problem is not unique to the Outback, as it affects many other cars including the Subaru Ascent. Repairing the damage is not an easy or cheap task, as one Ascent owner reported an $1800 repair bill. To make matters worse, road hazard damage is specifically excluded from new car warranties. Even if you could overlook the cost, the hassle of having your car out of service for a few days, arranging transportation to and from the dealership, and wondering when or if a new condenser will arrive just isn't worth it.
An Outback owner who saw the AscentScreen asked me to make one for his Outback, so I did! Now you don't have to worry about where that rock is waiting to ruin your day, because rocks and debris won't get through this screen, and your car will be safe. Please provide the year and trim level of your Outback when ordering.
For complete protection, we now offer Upper Grill Screens. These new pieces are for the large upper grill, where the Subaru logo is located. Customers have been requesting these for some time, and we have finally introduced them. This piece costs $60 and is made of welded SS mesh, similar to the IntercoolerScreen (below), and trimmed in the same way as the other pieces.
This is an internal installation, so it won't be visible from the outside. To install it, you'll need to remove the access panels at the top of the grill, located just inside the hood. Once installed, it is attached in the same way as the other pieces. We'll attach a picture of the grill screen from the outside to help you understand its size and position, but as previously mentioned, it's designed to be installed behind the grill where it won't be seen. Installing the screen internally requires removing the plastic upper trim panel above the radiator, which is easy to do. It won't interfere with a forward camera, if your car has one.