Lower Radiator Guard
I looked around and I could not find this mod on the site. If I missed it -- apologies.
In the past I have two experiences with road debris damaging the lower part of my car's radiator. As a result, on my new Crosstrek, I cut and installed a lower radiator guard made from home gutter guard material.
Pics: the finished protect installed, the stuff I use (available from farmer stores and building supply stores), and the label of the gutter guard.
It's easy to make your own.
Steps: 1. Cut gutter guard to size, 2. paint piece black, 3. attach with black zip-ties. You can't even see them when standing a few feet away (make sure to use the kind that are not damaged by UV rays).
Note: In the photo, mine is covered with ice and snow.
The material works surprisingly and from a few feet away or more looks like its suppose to be there.