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WeatherTech rear bumper cover (black) for 2023 Ascent

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I was on the notification list waiting for WeatherTech to make a bumper cover available for the 2023 Subaru Ascent and got the email that's they are ready to order today!

Price at the time of this post shows $49.95 for me (USD).

I just put in my order. I've been looking for an official bumper cover that is black (instead of chrome), so am excited to get this.

(pic taken from weathertech's website)

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I can't wait to see it on an Ascent. I went ahead and put the OEM version on my car. The "black chrome" was also available, but it wouldn't match anything on my Limited. The Weathertech one is intriguing.
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I've been waiting on my black chrome one from the dealer for a month. I wish I knew this was in the works prior to ordering.
I wish I knew. I would have posted it here.The parts supplier I bought my chrome one from had a few black chrome ones for $29.99(!) These are OEM parts, and I paid $100 for mine because I wanted to go with the chrome.
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Looks like you have the factory trailer hitch? Did you do a custom cut out on the center trim panel? Look great!
Yes, and thanks! I'm certainly not the first to make a cutout for the hitch cover. The method I used was to put tape on the backside, then I wrote on the receiver with a black marker. I put the cover back on and pressed the panel so that the marker would leave an impression. From there I cut out a 3.5x11" hole with a dremel. I sanded it a bit and trimmed it with door edge trim. There are a few threads here with different people's version of this concept.
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@rockthebeef It looks like the bumper cover doesn't stretch all the way to the sides. Is that just because it is already starting to curve up at that point? Do you feel like the coverage is good or lacking?
I have the OEM protector, not the Weathertech one mainly being discussed in this thread. But I would say yes, it covers about as much as the flat part as much as possible before the side begin to curve up. I think the coverage is good, but the ultimate coverage would be to add one of those flaps that fold out of the cargo area and drape over the bumper.
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