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Share what you did today with your 2019+ Subaru Ascent community!

Example: Checked myself out of the "Waiter's Club", Went to the dealership to pick up my Ascent!

Example: Finally got my window tints done, now I can't open my windows for a week

Example: Brought the Ascent to a detailer and got it sealed and waxed.


Anything goes!
 

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THIS SECTION OF THE FORUM WILL REMAIN:
Any legitimate use of one's Ascent, or any planned future use that warrants announcing before it happens, will be allowed to be posted in this section.

It is common on other forums for a reason. Many people like hearing about others' vehicle adventures or activity, whether mundane or insane.

If a topic is totally not related to this section, such as the debate about the section (which really belongs elsewhere), the topic can be "Reported" with a note that it belongs elsewhere, and I or another Moderator will move it. Reporting a post does not have to happen only about bad posts - it can be done to bring our attention to something as well, such as the need to merge a topic or move a topic (which we will do or not do after reviewing any provided rational).

So, with that said, let's get back to the actual section topic, which is what did everyone do with their Ascent today?
 

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Finally installed the auto dimming side mirrors after 5 months of them sitting in the garage.

Simple install, hardest part was the initial pull of the old mirrors to pop them off and lining the new mirrors up to snap them into place.
 

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My interior LED bulbs came in yesterday. I will need to find some time to install them and perhaps re-watch Robert's install video to refresh my mind.
 

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Today I noticed the dealer applied logo/lettering was starting to peel off from my trunk area. With a gentle tug with fingernails, all of the lettering came off and the left-over adhesive just rubbed off! I'm so happy the free advertisement is gone and makes the rear so much cleaner looking!
 

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I have had my 2" hitch Yakima Swing Daddy bike rack in storage until I got my new vehicle that could handle it. The Ascent fit the bill, so I finally pulled t out of the garage and it looks like it will work great. I have an older version than the link presents and will eventually post pictures. I love that I can simply swing all my family bikes out of the way to open the Ascent rear hatch without taking off a bike. It has a built in lock and robust rubber hold downs. The hitch connector also locks into the 2" hitch space with a through bolt.
 

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Getting a matching full size spare and test fitting a hitch mounted tire carrier prototype for trips. So I will have 2 spares.

Also getting tires rotated.

Does anyone know if I can have a 5th tpms sensor cloned? If not I will probably do a 4 tire rotation and shave the full size spare before every trip.
 

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I got tired of the phone cable that my wife/passengers use just dangling and not really having a place. I installed a small magnetic mount so that the cable now has a place to be parked when not in use.
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That thing is handy! I've been using desk style cord catchers like this since I have a ton

and....ordered Primitive Skidplates today


 

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Replaced all of the dome lights and door lights with these:

Replaced vanity lights with these, but had to turn the LED diods facing away as they're too bright and wasn't able to find anything with a lower lumen output

Installed these to protect the doors

replaced the OE filter with a K&N.. I think it adds 15HP and 30lbs of torque or maybe double that lol In any case, I have a reusable filter

Replaced the front and rear amber turn signals with LED's, I used load resisters to prevent hyperflash

Replaced the reverse lights with these

Now, i'm thinking of a better solution to light the rear cargo. Even If i replace the light on the left side, the position is still very poor as anything can block the light. I'll have to think about that one.
 

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Replaced all of the dome lights and door lights with these:

Replaced vanity lights with these, but had to turn the LED diods facing away as they're too bright and wasn't able to find anything with a lower lumen output

Installed these to protect the doors

replaced the OE filter with a K&N.. I think it adds 15HP and 30lbs of torque or maybe double that lol In any case, I have a reusable filter

Replaced the front and rear amber turn signals with LED's, I used load resisters to prevent hyperflash

Replaced the reverse lights with these

Now, i'm thinking of a better solution to light the rear cargo. Even If i replace the light on the left side, the position is still very poor as anything can block the light. I'll have to think about that one.
This is excellent information. It should be posted in the Interior/Exterior LED Upgrade Bulb Guide thread where people can readily find it, rather than here.
 

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Hello, sorry don’t have a front pic and it’s off the Ascent now.

With it mounted I probably had 4” on each side before the vertical factory rails

Not sure how wide a bike is including crank but I wouldn’t do it. I would go with the oversized bars. As is it only holds 110 more lbs including the weight of the box.

However due to the way the Thule clamps on I guess you can shift it over but the box will hang outside the factory rails and be slightly higher in the middle....which would drive me nuts ?
 
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