2013 'the other woman'

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    2013 'the other woman'

    Since purchasing my dark grey metallic Limited in 2013, it had remained mainly standard, until I found this forum.
    My last vehicle was a heavily modified Nissan x-trail which was a beast off-road.

    I just love my little Crosstrek (XV here in Australia) and have some big plans for her.

    Oh yeah, the name. My wife thinks I spend more time with my car then I do with her, hence the name.

    Pickup:


    My little Crosstrek parked next to my wife's Subaru Tribeca.


    After hearing how poor the standard horn was, the Hella install was next.


    Followed quickly with a plastidip front grill.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    My next round of mods included;

    I live in a heavily fog prone area, so the rear fog light was the obvious next choice.
    It is wired up to work separately to the front fog lights.


    Australian Crosstreks (XV) only have the XV and AWD badges, so I got myself a set of the rear Subaru and Crosstrek OE badges.

    Last edited by sammo; 03-23-2017 at 08:21 AM.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    My next round of mods related to the lights.

    I replaced the standard headlights with better bulbs and brighter front fog light bulbs too.
    I fitted a pair of Hella 181 spotties with 130w IPF globes, behind the grill, to assist with my lighting during my late night country drives.


    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    LED switches for both the front spotties and the rear fog light.
    I put in a brighter fog light switch, as I didnt want to accidentally knock in on and cause issues for cars behind me.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    My best mod so far has been the Kicker/Alpine Amp install.
    I also added the aftermarket Kicker front tweeters too.

    I added the Kicker CS65 speakers to the four doors and added Dynamat sound proofing to the doors also.
    The sound improvement was ok from the stock headunit, but when I added the Alpine KTP-445U Amp,
    I was blown away at the improvements.
    I am still waiting for a set of spacers for my speakers and will take pics once they are in.

    The Amp is mounted below the glovebox, until I can work out a better location. I had to extend one side
    of the amp's cables to make it fit.
    Last edited by sammo; 03-23-2017 at 08:12 AM.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    Future mods:

    * Ordered a set of Kicker door speaker spacers, so they are a better fit and less vibration.

    * Ordered a set of 1" strut spacers, which I will install in the next week.

    * Will replace my stock tyres with Yokohama Geolander 225/60r17 in a few weeks.

    * Ordered rear aftermarket spoiler and will fit in a few weeks time.

    * I have a 20" LED lightbar sitting in my garage, which I plan to install behind the bumper in the lower section. Just need to build up the balls to remove the front bumper.

    * Plan to plastidip my OE XV wheels.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    This is awesome! Jealous that you had an X-Trail. I had an Xterra before my Subaru too!

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    Here's my last two vehicles Brian.
    Last edited by sammo; 03-24-2017 at 09:41 PM. Reason: typo
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammo View Post
    Here's my last two vehicles Brian.
    Those are awesome! Here's my Xterra in its prime.


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    Had some time on my hands, so made a few mods to my Crosstrek.

    1. Finally built up the courage to install the rear spoiler. Apart from dropping a bolt down the cavity, the install was pretty easy.
    I just love the look.


    2. I decided to replace my twin hella spotties with the better Lightbar behind my grill.
    Again, such a massive improvement.


    I cut a few of the solid pieces out of the front grill to get more light through it and plastidipped it too.
    Brett (Australia)
    2013 Dark grey manual XV i-L
    Alpine KTP445/Kicker stereo upgrade
    Rear spoiler, 15% tint.
    Rear foglight, front LED lightbar.
    1" Subie Lift, 225/60r17 Geolandars.

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