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#6887 of 8368 Re: 2007 B9 Tribeca shown in 13 days [jeffmc]
Feb 07, 2006 (2:45 pm)
Subaru's "world debut" at the Chicago Auto Show Feb. 9 will apparently be the 2007 B9 Tribeca. It'll be interesting to see what they've done to the grille and what features they've added.
Here's the link to the show's January Update:
http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/file.asp?F=update%234%5F061%2Epdf&N=update%234%5F- - 061%2Epdf&C=articles
This pulled from page 2 of the update, describing the schedule for Feb. 9:
Volkswagen has had the Golf running about Europe for a bit now, but itís high time to bring the to North America, and in Chicago they will. Subaruís í07 Tribeca will go next, showing what changes will appear in its successful SUV. BMW is next with business news and then on to the Vista Ballroom for Tom LaSordaís address to the Economic Club of Chicago.
Great so no chance of the 07 Tribeca at the Philadelphia Auto show today Feb. 7th, 2 days before world debut in Chicago.
Wonder if the philly auto show will have it the last 3 days of the show after the world debut of it on the 9th in Chicago, so on the 10-12. prob not, otherwise i would rather go those days then today.
maybe the Subie reps will know something.
#6888 of 8368 Re: Grille [ateixeira]
Feb 07, 2006 (2:59 pm)
they showed a black mesh grille at the philly auto show on a Tribeca?
awesome! can't wait to see it. going tonight after work. i'll want that asap.
Was going to go with a rear view mirror back up cam possibly but will call/email avelectronics.com about the one they have already sucessfully done using nav screen. Then if sat radio isn't possible to the nav screen at least the back up cam is and maybe there is a sat radio with display in the rear view mirror possible?
#6889 of 8368 rear hatch struts part link. rear view cam.
Feb 07, 2006 (3:09 pm)
can we get a llink to the problems thread with the part # for the new fixed rear hatch struts.
oh and I saw the later post that the grille is just black but not mesh. will check it out.
Avelectronics is based where? If its just a matter of ordering the already assembled rear cam then it shouldnt' matter. Will then just need local installer to install and hopefully its self explanaotory otherwise some basic instructions with it owuld be nice or one could compile instructions for the local installer based on info here and from the first guy who got it.
Feb 08, 2006 (10:56 am)
I got a bit excited about it, but apparently it's the same grille used now, only black in color.
Mesh would look even better, but that's not what they've shown.
#6891 of 8368 modified B9 Tribeca, auto show, MSPT
Feb 08, 2006 (2:48 pm)
The black B9 (with black grille) at the Philadelphia Auto show says it was modified by Bosal Performance and is equipped with the following:
SPT/ Bosal 3" Exhaust System
SSBC Front FORCE 10 SuperTwin 2-piston Aluminum Caliper Brakes with 13" Turbo Slotted Rotors. Rear Calipers Also Turbo Slotted by SSBC. (the brake pads were red in color which looked good through the wheels on the black but I would maybe want them painted white or black on mine if i got the same ones)
Goodridge Steel Braided Brake Lines
20" x 8.5" Konig "Unknowns" Wheels (I almost got these from dtd)
BF Goodrich 265/50 R 20 g-Force T/A KDW Tires (not sure how they came up with this tire size as the only 20" size recommended by tire rack is 255/45/20 which is what I got after finding out from others that the 275/45/20 would rub) Regardless the KDW is a summer tire so I wouldn't be interested and the KDWS (all season) doesn't come in a 20"
[I do now kind of wish I had got the same MB wheels i got but in 22" with the Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico in 265/35/22 but may just look into some 20" tires in the 265/50/20 size they used (dtd has a few) as they obviously work unless Bosal or whoever did something else to make them fit but I doubt it and they should look bigger then the 255/45/20's.]
Also on the Bosal Performance modified B9 Tribeca at the auto show is:
2 Audiobahn 6" Screens(in the headrests but was hard to see in the back,nothing else looked diff up front, and was the beige leather)
2 10" Subwoofers & 500 Power Amplifier.
Graphics by Grafikdezine.com (I could do without most of them)
Combined Auto Body Paint (Grille & Headlights)
so they just painted the stock grille and the inside of the headlight background (what is it regularly silver?) I'd think about doing the grille in black or maybe white to match the satin white pearl and the headlights maybe either black or white as well but if the inside is usually reflective silver painting might detract from that effect.
K&N AirCharger Air Intake
Special Thanks was to SOA, Subaru Performance Tuning (SPT), One guy from MSPT (Metric Subaru Performance Tuning), one guy from Bosal performance obviously, Konig Wheels, some guy who did the Audio and Video and some other guy who did the Installs & Fabrication and whatever else.
The only other info on the car was by way of graphics one that said Metric-Subaru.com which just seems to be a normal dealership up in NY state somewhere, but then on the front license plate frame it said MSPT tuned with the website www.mspt.com which seems to be that dealerships performance tuning shop (wish one of my local Subie dealers had one).
And on the mspt.com website you can see pictures of what I think is the same modified black B9 that was at the auto show though it has diff graphics then the one at the show (site shows jac on the hood while auto show had SPT on the hood for example). but its prob the same one.
here is direct link to 2 of the pics of the black grille itself since that was a topic of interest.
#6892 of 8368 Re: modified B9 Tribeca, auto show, MSPT [x5killer]
Feb 08, 2006 (3:26 pm)
x5killer - thanks for the great info and the links. Grill seems considerably more subtle with the black on black, helps unify the overall look of the front, I think, reducing some busy-ness. Maybe looks a little less exotic, though, but a little more sporting.
I'm betting that the '07 B9 Tribeca that debuts in Chicago tomorrow will have a different nose than this vehicle. I don't think Subaru would take their cue from a tuner and just remove the chrome. Especially considering the focus groups that looked at modified versions of the front end.
#6893 of 8368 preliminary '07 details:
Feb 08, 2006 (3:37 pm)
This info recently posted on another forum, saying they got an '07 brochure. Looks like I'm probably wrong about the nose... blacked out and chrome mesh versions available but not a re-work of the grill shape?
Here's the quote:
"Not much has changed on the outside overall, but the "blacked-out" grill is better than the current chrome face and the chrome mesh is an improvement as well..... Not to mention, the chrome wheels....
*XM Radio w/ IPod - MP3 hookups
*Rear Vision Camera in back bumper w/Nav
*2-Position Memory Seats
*Rollover Sensors for Side-Curtain Air Bags
*Reverse Assist Sensors
New colors apparantly... A dark gray, a new silver color, no more green, few others...."
Sounds like some good improvements. Can't wait to see pics!
#6894 of 8368 Special Edition '07 Tribeca
Feb 08, 2006 (5:54 pm)
Looks like the chrome mesh grille will be on a Special Edition version that comes in the new Diamond Gray color and has chrome wheels.
#6895 of 8368 Re: preliminary '07 details: [jeffmc]
Feb 08, 2006 (5:55 pm)
Sounds great! Backup camera / sensors, ipod connection and memory seats are nice touches.
Can you get blue with black leather in a 5 seater?
#6896 of 8368 Re: preliminary '07 details: [nowakj66]
Feb 08, 2006 (10:31 pm)
As the magic 8 ball would say, "the answer is unclear at this time."
If I hear anything specific regarding blue w/black, I'll post.