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Even though I have to wait a while until I accumulate enough funds to purchase a Subaru XV, I keep on adding more and more stuff to my mod list/wishlist.

I have started this thread for members to share their modifications and wishlists, in addition to providing a convenient location in which to keep track of one's wishlist. (For example, have your list posted here just in case of a hard drive crash)



Anyways, since I'm so OCD about these lists, I'll start off...

QUICK WARNING: I love pointless crap, so please don't take offense to how stupid this list may seem.
my future Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium categorized by purchase priority


Safety, security, convenience, cargo, etc

* Security System Upgrade - Shock Sensor
* DVR 027 720p dashcam or other dash cam
* Wheel Locks
* side mirror rounded-mirror attachment (for lane checking)
* Heavy-Duty Roof Cargo Basket (rebranded Yakima)
* multiple Kabletek 9/16in x 10ft Flexweave Cable w/strap (cables to secure roof accessories)
* multiple MasterLock Covered Laminated Padlocks 6127KALJ (locks cables to secure roof accessories)
* multiple MasterLock Motorcycle Locks 8218DPS (locks roof accessories to roof rails)
* UltraGauge or Torque Pro App w/ dedicated tablet or other OBD-II based parameter monitoring
* Engine Block Heater
* Battery Warmer
* 110 Volt Power Outlet
* Center Console Tray
* Cargo Net - Rear
* Rear Vision Camera P/N H001SSC700 with compatible mirror such as Subaru OEM or OEM-supplier Gentex 50-GENK335S Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ 3.3" Rear Camera Display & Compass
* Hella or custom LED DRLs (aimed for 360 visibility, side-visible LEDs get amber, forward-facing white, rear-facing red)
* upgraded Hella Twin Supertone horn kit (300hz/500hz) P/N 003399801 and/or PIAA Automotive Supererior Bass Horn (330hz/400hz) P/N 85115


Chassis reinforcements, body protection

* clear Plasti Dip throughout vehicle (all painted surfaces with clear coat)
* clear Headlight Armor for headlights
* yellow Headlight Armor for fog lights
* Primitive Racing 3/16" front skidplate (no access holes)
* Primitive Racing 3/16" rear differential guard
* All-Weather Floor Mats
* Anti-Slip Mat
* Rear Seat Back Protector
* door jam guards (anti-door ding) or custom anti-door ding door jam guards made of UHMW-PE with design consideration of aerodynamics and paint protection
* Rear Bumper Cover
* Body Side Molding
* Hood Protector
* Side Window Deflectors
* Sunshade (windshield)
* RallyArmor UR mudflaps or other rally-quality mud flaps w/ hook to retract for severe off-roading
* custom metal mesh fog light covers (imitates STI fog lamp covers on bugeyes that let light shine through while protect lights)
* Car Cover
* Car Cover Bag
*** Subaru Bumper Corner Molds
* STI Flexible Strut Tower Brace OR Cusco Front Strut Bar Type OS P/N (694 540 A)
* Cusco Rear Strut Bar Type OS P/N (694 541 A)
* custom rear subframe bracing (reinforcement + additional bracing to unibody) or Cusco Powerbrace Rear Member Side P/N (687 492 RS) and Cusco Powerbrace Rear Member P/N (692 492 RM)
*** STI Flexible Draw Stiffener, Rear P/N ST20168ZR000 (if possible, connects bottom surface of the floor with the side frame) or Cusco Powerbrace Floor Center P/N (692 492 C)
*** STI Flexible Support, Rear P/N ST20156PF000 (if possible, pillow ball bushing in the middle of the support plate where the sub-frame connects to the body) or Cusco Powerbrace Floor Center P/N (692 492 C) as listed above
*** STI Trailing Link Set P/N ST20250MF000 (if possible, pillow ball bushings and links stiffened)
* Cusco Rear Lateral Link FRONT SIDE adjustable P/N (692 474 LA)
* Cusco Rear Lateral Link REAR SIDE adjustable P/N (692 474 L)
* Whiteline Front chassis Brace KSB723 (for 2012+ Impreza)
* Whiteline Front Brace - control arm support KBR14 (for 2012+ Impreza)
*** Cusco Brake Cylinder Stopper or custom master brake cylinder brace (braces brake cylinder to rigid location such as strut tower mounts)
* Cusco Powerbrace Rear End P/N (694 492 RE)
* Cusco Front Sway Bar P/N (695 311 A26)
* Cusco Rear Sway Bar P/N (692 311 B20)
* Cusco Strengthened End Link (667 318 A) with quick-release pins
* Cusco adjustable rear trailing rod pillow-ball type P/N (965 474 T)
* miscellaneous Whiteline bushings (for 2012+ Impreza)
* W0506 Front Control arm - lower inner front bushing
* W53353 Front Control arm - lower inner rear bushing
* KDT901 Front Gearbox - positive shift kit bushing
* KSR207 Front Steering - rack & pinion mount bushing
* W63225 Rear Control arm - upper inner bushing
* KDT907 Rear Crossmember - mount bushing
* KDT910 Rear Crossmember - mount insert bushing
* KDT906 Rear Diff - mount in cradle bushing
* KDT903 Rear Diff - mount in cradle insert bushing
* KDT905 Rear Diff - support outrigger bushing
* W0505 Rear Shock absorber - lower bushing
* W0568 Rear Trailing arm - lower front bushing
* rally-style heavy-rubber front bumper lip (able to take off-road abuse while making front-end more aerodynamic plus light downforce and quick-release feature)
* Trailer Hitch


Change in conjunction with maintenance interval

** STI Sports Oil Filter P/N ST15208ST000 [new FB-specific] or ST152084S000 [old Subaru-specific] (if possible)
** Idemitsu/Subaru Synthetic 0W-20 for daily driving; Elf Excellium NF/Total Quartz Energy 9000 in 5W-40 for heavy-duty urban;
Motul in 10W-40 "6100 Synergie+" for heavy-duty mountain pass, "300V CHRONO" for severe-duty off-road/rally/extended mountain pass drive
* Bosch Aeroblades/Icon windshield wipers
* upgraded PSX24W fog light bulbs such as PIAA, Hella, Sylvania, etc
*** STI Air Cleaner Element P/N ST1654621010 (if possible, can substitute ST1654621010 with Cosworth P/N 20002278)
** DOT 4 brake fluid such as Endless S-Four or Motul RBF 600 Factory Line
* Hawk HPS brake pads P/N front HB432F.661 or Brembo sport brake pads
* SPT Radiator Shroud P/N SOA8431080 (if possible)
* custom radiator shroud (closes gap between radiator and core support) if SPT not compatible
** STI Radiator Cap P/N ST4511355010 (available from local Subaru dealers)
*** STI Radiator Hose Set P/N ST451624S000 or Samco Sport P/N TCS135/C with CK135/C
*** STI/Goodridge Stainless Steel Mesh Brake Hose Set P/N ST265504S010 Goodridge P/N SSU0700 or 24218 (if possible)
*** high g-force resistant fuel-pump + fuel filter and/or full fuel system
*** STI/Goodridge Stainless Steel Mesh Clutch Hose P/N ST372514S000 (if possible)
*** STI short-throw shifter for 5-speed manual (5MT) such as P/N C1010FA001 (if possible)
* Exedy Stage 1 Organic Clutch P/N 15801 (if possible)
* high-end Panasonic automotive battery or Deka battery (heavy-duty AGW battery)


Cosmetic, entertainment, etc

* German-spec rear fog light and fog light controls
* Tweeter Kit
* Upgraded Speakers
* Roof Spoiler
* black-painted brake calipers
* black plasti-dipped front grill with horzontal "wing" changed to brushed aluminum-look


Heavy-duty/towing upgrades

* Subaru Trailer Hitch
* custom motor oil cooler
* custom transmission/front differential oil cooler
* STI Rear Differential Cover P/N ST383164S000 or custom rear differential cover w/ more cooling fins than stock
* custom power steering controller motor cooling fins and/or air cooling ducts to power steering controller motor
* heat reflecting shield wrapping on brake master cylinder and clutch master cylinder
* German market Subaru XV 1.6 dual-range 5-speed manual gearbox w/ applicable interior parts and controls
- OR FULL 2014 Subaru Forester (SJ chassis) 6-speed manual gearbox swap
w/ custom "granny gear" crawler 1st gear (similar to the "G" gear of the Porsche 959 and 1st gear crawler gear of light-duty trucks and minibuses)
w/ 2nd-6th gears custom-fitted with regular 5-speed manual gear ratios for USDM Subaru XV, ALL gears custom reinforced for FA20 DIT
* chock block and drip pans for parking
* all-terrain tires, Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/65R16 tires with 2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X 16 inch steel wheels
* run-flat tires, Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT (225/55RF17
Run Flat) for improved control in case of blowout/tire leak
* front and rear clutch-type Cusco LSD; Type RS/1way front, Type MZ/2way rear, FD of 4.444
* Phase II MY1999+ STI 14kgf viscous coupling center differential OR PPG Torsen center LSD from RalliSpec
This list does not include my more-adventurous modifications such as the Subtle Solutions strut lift kit, all-terrain tires, etc.





...but....

if I fall short cash... here's a more-realistic list!

after-DP Subaru XV Crosstrek reduced realistic silly list wishlist
$500 rearview mirror w/ compass and rear camera monitor
$149 rearview camera
$125 shock sensor
$ 25 wheel locks
$105 engine block heater
$ 32
$203 110 volt power outlet
$330 primitive racing skid plates
$ 55 all weather floor mats
$ 55 cargo tray
$ 40 Subaru severe weather companion
$ 60 sunshade
$ 40 rear seat back protectors
$ 80 hood deflector
$100 side window visors
$180 body side moldings
$ 55 rear bumper cover protector
$ 70 UltraGauge OBD-II electronic parameter monitor
$ 25 DVR 027 720p in dash camera
$ 25 front radiator guard mesh by McNICHOL'S 4 Mesh Hardware and Industrial Wire Mesh 0.0250" cube holes
$ 30 front dipstick extension (doubles as breather tube for front differential and manual transmission), rear differential breather extension

electronic cut-offs and bypasses:
* VDC complete off switch (completely eliminates additional VDC intervention that occurs even with "VDC OFF" switch activated)
* ABS cutoff
* cooling fan cutoff (for deep water crossings to avoid fan, fan motor, radiator, and other cooling system damage)

GRAND TOTAL REDUCED LIST PARTS COST $2284.00 estimated


if I use this list instead, I'll still have something in my bank account after getting mah Subaru about a year from now
 

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That is very true! You'll always find more cool stuff for the car.
 

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Hey AWDFREAK, I gotta give it to you, that is one COMPLETE list! It would have taken me hrs. To have punctuated my way through that. What are you driving now? Are the mods as extensive?
 

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AWDFREAK.... How deep are you pockets? Nice list!!!

Ever owned a jeep? Lol!!!

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mikeylee31 said:
It's only gonna get worse once you do get one.
I know that feeling... though not on a car... my mountain bike... oh gosh I've put in so much damn money into that friggin bike. I had to buy another bike so I could have a bike usable for commuting.

RubySu said:
Hey AWDFREAK, I gotta give it to you, that is one COMPLETE list! It would have taken me hrs. To have punctuated my way through that. What are you driving now? Are the mods as extensive?
I tried to think of everything I could. Based off of my limited knowledge of the internals of the XV, I tried to compile a list of mods that would thoroughly address security, convenience, and unnecessary performance mods. To put it into perspective, I tried to imagine I had x-ray vision and thought about which components I should upgrade that may be available, as well as additional body modifications to aid in protection and fuel efficiency (like that silly bumper lip I mentioned in the list).


I'm not driving. I used to drive a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback that I pretty much treated like a rally car (mountain pass shenanigans, off-road (mis)adventures)... sad to say it is literally FUBAR.

I've pretty much learned the hard way. I NEED a car than can do both on and off-road fun as a daily driver, then when I get enough money, accumulate Subaru vehicles for specific applications if I can afford them. (old DL for off-roading, XV for daily driving, a Tribeca for really big chores, BRZ for drifting, WRX STI for rally, etc)

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AWDFREAK.... How deep are you pockets? Nice list!!!

Ever owned a jeep? Lol!!!

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My pockets are as deep as marshlands are shallow... But I know that will change as time goes on.

I have considered a Jeep countless times but I can't imagine it being my daily driver.

That, and I'm such a huge Subaru fan that I would rather build up a Subaru to be as capable as a Wrangler Rubicon than to actually wisely spend on a real off-road rig.
 

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I never stop thinking about silly things... even over here in hell!

:-[

I have conjured up a comprehensive 3-stage modification timeline for my XV's lifespan...

How crazy am I?!?!
















My Subaru XV Crosstrek silly list 3-stage mod timeline

Initial mods:
* shock sensor
* engine block heater
* primitive racing skid plates
* UltraGauge OBD-II electronic parameter monitor
* DVR 027 720p in dash camera
* clear Headlight Armor for headlights

Stage 1:
* wheel locks
* side mirror rounded-mirror attachment (for lane checking)
* battery warmer
* 110 Volt Power Outlet
* Tweeter Kit
* Upgraded Speakers
* Center Console Tray
* Cargo Net Rear
* Sunshade (windshield)
* Car Cover
* Car Cover Bag
* STI Flexible Strut Tower Brace
* STI Air Cleaner Element P/N ST1654621010 (if possible, can substitute with Cosworth P/N 20002278) or other dry high-flow filter
* Hawk HPS brake pads P/N front HB432F.661 or Brembo sport brake pads
* black-painted brake calipers
* yellow Headlight Armor for fog lights

Stage 2:
* Rear Vision Camera P/N H001SSC700 with compatible mirror such as Subaru OEM or OEM-supplier Gentex 50-GENK335S Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror w/ 3.3" Rear Camera Display & Compass
* All-Weather Floor Mats
* Anti-Slip Mat
* Rear Seat Back Protector
* door jam guards (anti-door ding) or custom anti-door ding door jam guards made of UHMW-PE with design consideration of aerodynamics and paint protection
* Rear Bumper Cover
* Body Side Molding
* Hood Protector
* Side Window Deflectors
* RallyArmor UR mudflaps or other rally-quality mud flaps w/ hook to retract for severe off-roading
* custom metal mesh fog light covers (imitates STI fog lamp covers on bugeyes that let light shine through while protect lights)
*** Subaru Bumper Corner Molds
* Cusco Front Strut Bar Type OS P/N (694 540 A)
* Cusco Rear Strut Bar Type OS P/N (694 541 A)
*** Cusco Brake Cylinder Stopper or custom master brake cylinder brace (braces brake cylinder to rigid location such as strut tower mounts)
** STI Sports Oil Filter P/N ST15208ST000 [new FB-specific] or ST152084S000 [old Subaru-specific] (if possible)
** Idemitsu/Subaru Synthetic 0W-20 for daily driving; Elf Excellium NF/Total Quartz Energy 9000 in 5W-40 for heavy-duty urban;
Motul in 10W-40 "6100 Synergie+" for heavy-duty mountain pass, "300V CHRONO" for severe-duty off-road/rally/extended mountain pass drive
* Bosch Aeroblades/Icon windshield wipers
* upgraded PSX24W fog light bulbs such as PIAA, Hella, Sylvania, etc
** DOT 4 brake fluid such as Endless S-Four or Motul RBF 600 Factory Line
*** STI/Goodridge Stainless Steel Mesh Brake Hose Set P/N ST265504S010 Goodridge P/N SSU0700 or 24218 (if possible)
*** STI/Goodridge Stainless Steel Mesh Clutch Hose P/N ST372514S000 (if possible)
*** STI short-throw shifter for 5-speed manual (5MT) such as P/N C1010FA001 (if possible)
* Exedy Stage 1 Organic Clutch P/N 15801 (if possible)
* high-end Panasonic automotive battery or Deka battery (heavy-duty AGW battery)
* Tweeter Kit
* Upgraded Speakers
* Roof Spoiler
* FULL brake swap for full 2006-2007 WRX 4-pot brake conversion w/ custom silver-painted calipers w/ black Subaru logo
* custom motor oil cooler
* FULL NATURALLY-ASPIRATED ENGINE BUILD for 170-200 HP on FB20 with supporting mods such as hollow cams, port polish, headers, custom stainless steel exhaust, custom engine mapping, etc
* baffled engine oil pan and fuel tank
* FULL Subaru XV Hybrid steering system swap
* FULL Subaru XV Hybrid suspension swap
* all-terrain tires, Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S 215/65R16 tires with 2003 Subaru Forester 2.5X 16 inch steel wheels

Stage 3:
* FULL FA20 DIT engine swap w/ applicable custom parts/tuning
* FULL German market Subaru XV 1.6 dual-range 5-speed manual gearbox w/ applicable interior parts and controls, rebuild and reinforced for FA20 DIT
- OR FULL 2014 Subaru Forester (SJ chassis) 6-speed manual gearbox swap
w/ custom "granny gear" crawler 1st gear (similar to the "G" gear of the Porsche 959 and 1st gear crawler gear of light-duty trucks and minibuses)
w/ 2nd-6th gears custom-fitted with regular 5-speed manual gear ratios for USDM Subaru XV, ALL gears custom reinforced for FA20 DIT
* Heavy-Duty Roof Cargo Basket (rebranded Yakima)
* multiple Kabletek 9/16in x 10ft Flexweave Cable w/strap (cables to secure roof accessories)
* multiple MasterLock Covered Laminated Padlocks 6127KALJ (locks cables to secure roof accessories)
* multiple MasterLock Motorcycle Locks 8218DPS (locks roof accessories to roof rails)
* Hella or custom LED DRLs (aimed for 360 visibility, side-visible LEDs get amber, forward-facing white, rear-facing red)
* upgraded Hella Twin Supertone horn kit (300hz/500hz) P/N 003399801 and/or PIAA Automotive Supererior Bass Horn (330hz/400hz) P/N 85115
* clear Plasti Dip throughout vehicle (all painted surfaces with clear coat)
* All-Weather Floor Mats
* Anti-Slip Mat
* Rear Seat Back Protector
* door jam guards (anti-door ding) or custom anti-door ding door jam guards made of UHMW-PE with design consideration of aerodynamics and paint protection
* Rear Bumper Cover German-spec
* Body Side Molding German-spec
* custom fog light trim, matte black
*** Subaru Bumper Corner Molds
* custom rear subframe bracing (reinforcement + additional bracing to unibody) or Cusco Powerbrace Rear Member Side P/N (687 492 RS) and Cusco Powerbrace Rear Member P/N (692 492 RM)
*** STI Flexible Draw Stiffener, Rear P/N ST20168ZR000 (if possible, connects bottom surface of the floor with the side frame) or Cusco Powerbrace Floor Center P/N (692 492 C)
*** STI Flexible Support, Rear P/N ST20156PF000 (if possible, pillow ball bushing in the middle of the support plate where the sub-frame connects to the body) or Cusco Powerbrace Floor Center P/N (692 492 C) as listed above
*** STI Trailing Link Set P/N ST20250MF000 (if possible, pillow ball bushings and links stiffened)
* Cusco Rear Lateral Link FRONT SIDE adjustable P/N (692 474 LA)
* Cusco Rear Lateral Link REAR SIDE adjustable P/N (692 474 L)
* Whiteline Front chassis Brace KSB723 (for 2012+ Impreza)
* Whiteline Front Brace - control arm support KBR14 (for 2012+ Impreza)
*** Cusco Brake Cylinder Stopper or custom master brake cylinder brace (braces brake cylinder to rigid location such as strut tower mounts)
* Cusco Powerbrace Rear End P/N (694 492 RE)
* Cusco Front Sway Bar P/N (695 311 A26)
* Cusco Rear Sway Bar P/N (692 311 B20)
* Cusco Strengthened End Link (667 318 A) with quick-release pins
* Cusco adjustable rear trailing rod pillow-ball type P/N (965 474 T)
* miscellaneous Whiteline bushings (for 2012+ Impreza)
* W0506 Front Control arm - lower inner front bushing
* W53353 Front Control arm - lower inner rear bushing
* KDT901 Front Gearbox - positive shift kit bushing
* KSR207 Front Steering - rack & pinion mount bushing
* W63225 Rear Control arm - upper inner bushing
* KDT907 Rear Crossmember - mount bushing
* KDT910 Rear Crossmember - mount insert bushing
* KDT906 Rear Diff - mount in cradle bushing
* KDT903 Rear Diff - mount in cradle insert bushing
* KDT905 Rear Diff - support outrigger bushing
* W0505 Rear Shock absorber - lower bushing
* W0568 Rear Trailing arm - lower front bushing
* custom or Australian-market aftermarket overload lift springs
* rally-style heavy-rubber front bumper lip (able to take off-road abuse while making front-end more aerodynamic plus light downforce and quick-release feature)
* Trailer Hitch
* additional driving lights, fog lights, and work lights
* FULL WRX STI 2008-2014 Brembo brake swap
* SPT Radiator Shroud P/N SOA8431080 (if possible)
* custom radiator shroud (closes gap between radiator and core support) if SPT not compatible
** STI Radiator Cap P/N ST4511355010 (available from local Subaru dealers)
*** STI Radiator Hose Set P/N ST451624S000 or Samco Sport P/N TCS135/C with CK135/C
*** high g-force resistant fuel-pump + fuel filter and/or full fuel system
* German-spec rear fog light and fog light controls
* front grill with horzontal "wing" changed to brushed aluminum-look
* custom motor oil cooler
* custom transmission/front differential oil cooler
* STI Rear Differential Cover P/N ST383164S000 or custom rear differential cover w/ more cooling fins than stock
* custom power steering controller motor cooling fins and/or air cooling ducts to power steering controller motor
* heat reflecting shield wrapping on brake master cylinder and clutch master cylinder
* all-terrain tires, Yokohama Geolandar A/T-S with Enkei RPF1 wheels color-match
* chock block and drip pans for parking
* front and rear clutch-type Cusco LSD; Type RS/1way front, Type MZ/2way rear, FD of 4.444
* Phase II MY1999+ STI 14kgf viscous coupling center differential OR PPG Torsen center LSD from RalliSpec



silly list of Subaru XV Crosstrek (ricer) stickers plan


find logos on http://logos.subaru.com/logos/product.html

rear window:
Symmetrical AWD white P/N 91572FE040 (if debadge stock Symmetrical AWD logo)
ABS tan WINDOW P/N 91531AA830
VDC text custom stickers http://logos.subaru.com/logos/gif/vdctext.gif

engine bay:
Subaru Boxer http://logos.subaru.com/logos/gif/subaru_boxer.gif on top of plastic intake manifold

door sides, above door ding panel:
Subaru XV custom stickers; Subaru P/N 93079FG010, XV w/ "Crosstrek" cut out http://logos.subaru.com/logos/gif/XV_Crosstrek_Vertical.gif
Symmetrical AWD white changed to black P/N 91572FE040 (remove if FA20 DIT engine swap completed)

door sides, below door ding panel:
Subaru Legacy RS door side sticker "4CAM16VALVE TURBO INTERCOOLER 4WD" transfer (4WD changed to "Symmetrical AWD" logo) if FA20 DIT engine swap completed

front grill:
Subaru XV logos custom; Subaru P/N 93079FG010 and Subaru XV rear badge

interior:
custom XV Crosstrek sticker on roof map lights console
 

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I love my XV just the way she is. After all, it was her stripped down version that I fell in love with when I first saw her. All the goodies are simply icing on the cake. Of course, there's always another goodie I want to add. So, by the time I were to write my list, something else would pop up. So much so, that I would have to sprout angel wings just to be good enough for Santa to bring me all the goodies I want. Needless to say, at my old age, it's probably too late for wings. LOL!

But... if I was gonna mod her that much, then...
I want this:

http://www.ultimatesubaru.org/forum/topic/136886-subaru-xv-ute/
 

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It took me well over 8 months to think of something actually realistic.

I have realized all the small stuff I will get around to anyways, and I made a list of the "must-have" items to keep in mind.



Subaru XV Crosstrek

silly list super-simplified

* Primitive Racing skid plates
- package: Ultra Armor: 3/16" front + 3/16" rear - Less 10% combo discount
* custom gravel-guard mudflaps w/ custom hook/loop to prevent tear-off of mudflaps during severe off-road use and reversing
* custom Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene fender liners "mud guards"
* Gold OEM Brembo brake kit OR black OEM STI Brembos retrofitted
- w/ Hawk HPS P/N [HB453F.585 front, HB180F.560 rear] or Ferodo DS2500 P/N [FRP3067H front, FCP1562H rear]
* Cusco LSD R160 rear [LSD 183 L15 via Rally Sport Direct], Cusco LSD 5MT front [LSD 180F via Rallispec]
* custom crawler 1st gear in manual transmission
- [if converted SJ-chassis Forester 6MT, 2nd through 6th same ratios as stock GP-chassis XV 5-speed manual; if same GP-chassis XV 5MT, 2nd through 5th same ratios as 1st through 4th as stock GP-chassis XV 5-speed manual
* Exedy Racing Clutch P/N [15801] Stage 1 Clutch Kit



there

now my goals aren't so dang far-fetched.
 

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What all did you have to do to replace the fender liners? I have a torn right forward fender liner and it is causing noise/fluttering/buffeting of air at several speeds.

Want to know if I should just let the dealership do this...
 

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What all did you have to do to replace the fender liners? I have a torn right forward fender liner and it is causing noise/fluttering/buffeting of air at several speeds.

Want to know if I should just let the dealership do this...
Fender liners are very expensive, but relatively easy to replace.

If it is damaged, it's up to you whether spending the ~$200 per piece of fender liner is worth replacing. I've decided to drive on with no issues other than having a very dirty undercarriage.
 
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