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Old 08-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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Installed the OEM underguard for the Subaru XV this morning. Had to import this part from Canada as US dealers are not allowed to order these. Funny thing is, the Canadian dealer had to special order the part out of Subaru's Oregon warehouse. FUUU


The part comes with instructions, a set of screws/caps, 3m alcohol cleaning wipes, and attaches to the 5 extra holes under the bumper in addition to a strip of 3m tape on the inside.
Subaru claims its supposed to protect from stone chips, but its a super thin piece of resin, so its more for looks than anything. D

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Old 08-30-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Looks nice with the color of your crosstrek. Whats the reason american dealers cant order them?
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Hi H1! Looks awesome!

Can you please post exactly who out of Canada you ordered this (name, phone, address, website?). I am thinking if going with something like this since that bumper part takes a beating for sure!

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Hi H1! Looks awesome!

Can you please post exactly who out of Canada you ordered this (name, phone, address, website?). I am thinking if going with something like this since that bumper part takes a beating for sure!

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Ditto on what my girl said plus, How much coin did it set you back?
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #5
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When US dealers look up the part number (E555EFJ100) in their computer it says "EXPORT ONLY". It wont allow them to even order it even if they wanted to. At first I was a bit hesitant because I thought there had to be a reason why they didnt allow US consumers to order it; probably different bumpers, or things may not line up. Luckily, everything fit like a glove and made use of those extra 5 holes under the bumper. I think its probably a distrubution thing where maybe US dealerships didnt want to pay a fee associated with carrying those accessories? Who knows?

I ordered from Subaru Calgary. Ask for Sasha from Parts Dept, great communication and feedback.
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The part was extremely pricy for what it is at 230$ USD, but the underguards for the Outback, Forester are also in the same price range. Shipping by freight to California was another $70. After shopping around I found that they had the cheapest price for the part. Other euro/asian dealers were charging at least 50$ more on the part, and also shipping would have been even more expensive. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:26 PM   #6
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Didn't realize this was only available in Canada. Since I'm in Canada perhaps I should take advantage. Really pricey though. Looks great and I'm sure it will provide some protection.
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That looks really good.... Now I want one. I'll have to see about that "Export only" thing at work on Tuesday. Sometimes there's ways around that.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:28 AM   #8
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That looks really good.... Now I want one. I'll have to see about that "Export only" thing at work on Tuesday. Sometimes there's ways around that.
yeah, please let me know the answer when you find out. Ive called several US dealers and they all said the same thing.
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Thanks for the great info H1. This is an excellent lead.

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That looks really good.... Now I want one. I'll have to see about that "Export only" thing at work on Tuesday. Sometimes there's ways around that.
Will be watching for your inputs on this too Subir!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #10
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Just looked into it. It is indeed an export only part. Usually that means it was not on the cars that they did DOT testing with. Any OEM accessory that bolts onto the front bumper has to be tested and DOT approved to be sold in the US (pedestrian collision etc). So no such luck, if we want it we'll have to order it from Canada land.
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