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Old 10-14-2015, 07:49 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2015
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My Vehicle: 2015 XV Crosstrek
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Hi everyone,

New member here in Seattle, Washington!

I just bought a '15 XV a little over a month ago. I have decided against tinkering with the engine as to not void my warranty. But in the meantime, I have decided to put some time into the exterior!

I have just bought roof rails and a rhino rack. I plan on also adding a rally light bar with 4 flood lights, tinting the driver and passenger windows, smoking my head and tail lights, new black rims, mud flaps, and off-road tires. In addition, I will be painting all external chrome and silver to a muted black. I expect the process to take about another month or two.

I am still in the process of breaking in the engine (>3,000 miles) but so far I absolutely love it! The manual transmission just loves being above 4k rpm.

I will keep everyone updated with my upgrades to the exterior!

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Old 10-14-2015, 11:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club!

As far as I'm aware, the owners manual says the break-in period for the engine is 1000 miles, though I would imagine it can't hurt to moderate your driving for another 2000 miles.

If you want a balanced off-road tire choice, the best all-terrains available right now are the Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S in the 215/60R17 tire size.

A fair warning, if you have never experienced all-terrains on pavement, there is significantly reduced emergency braking and handling in the dry. In the wet, the all-terrains shine.

Also, the 215/60R17 size Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S are the closest to stock size all-terrains available on the market.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:17 AM   #3
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Welcome to the club!
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Old 10-21-2015, 04:49 AM   #4
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