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Old 02-15-2014, 11:37 PM   #1
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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.

Good luck.
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:07 AM   #2
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A nice mod for sure, and I have a few pieces of the exact same material left over from doing a house last year. Now if my Crosstrek comes in.......
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:07 PM   #3
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Wow I thought I was the only one thinking about doing this mod!

My inspiration comes from the Safari Rally cars that used to run the Safari Rally back when it was still a WRC event:

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Old 05-12-2014, 08:29 PM   #4
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That is a really good looking, cheap, and functional mod. Awesome! Good job. 8)
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Old 05-13-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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How did you secure it, and does grillecraft make one for the lower rad yet?
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Old 06-04-2014, 04:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for pointing out this inexpensive and useful mod! Attached is mine--I used a larger piece and had to cut a rough draft first to get a perfect fit (I used wire clippers and patience) and am very satisfied with the result.
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Thanks for pointing out this inexpensive and useful mod! Attached is mine--I used a larger piece and had to cut a rough draft first to get a perfect fit (I used wire clippers and patience) and am very satisfied with the result.
Looking good there Futurer.
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I forgot i even did that to my last car.
Thanks for the reminder.
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