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Subaru B9 Tribeca, Performance Mods, SUV
#129 of 148 Re: color of my Tribeca [ylz]
Jan 28, 2008 (4:17 pm)
Nothing looks better than black. Go for it.
You'll enjoy washing it as looks so beautiful when it's clean.
Cars are an emotional purchase, not a practical one. Go with what makes you happy. You won't regret it.
I've got the titanium silver. Hides the dirt well, but frankly- it doesn't look nearly as sharp as the Black.
#131 of 148 Backup or Reverse Assist Sensors
Jul 12, 2008 (12:36 pm)
To anyone who has the Backup Sensors on their Tribeca:
How exactly do these sensors work? How close would the object have to be before it makes a sound? It seems like it would make a sound every time in a parking lot when backing up.
It wouldn't help me if it went off every time I put my vehicle in reverse. I would expect it to really alert me to an object I could not see in my mirrors.
I am not fond of high pitched sounds. Is the sound annoying? I read that there is more than one sound option on these. Are they both high pitched? Is there a sound level adjustment?
They will be available late summer for the 2009 Forester. I was told it will be the same as the ones installed on the Tribeca before the backup camera was available.
#132 of 148 back up sensors
Jul 14, 2008 (12:39 pm)
I have an aftermarket system on my 06 Tribeca so it may be a little different to the factory system. it starts beeping at maybe 4 feet from an object. the sound has to be distinctive and loud enough or you end up ignoring it.
#133 of 148 Re: back up sensors [cptplt]
Jul 14, 2008 (5:45 pm)
Thank you for that information. The parts dept. told me 20 feet away. That seemed too far to be even noticed when I really needed it.
Does anyone else have the Subaru reverse sensors? If so, please read the first post.
#134 of 148 Re: Backup or Reverse Assist Sensors [irollit]
Aug 01, 2008 (4:38 am)
Assume you had it installed by a dealer, what was the cost?
#135 of 148 Clear Hood and Fender Protectors
Nov 27, 2008 (8:57 pm)
Hi there...in January, my Beca is going to the body shop to paint the hood and front fenders as I have big chips of paint missing from rocks hitting it int he road. It's very noticable on the black. OK, I'm also taking it there to repair the bumper as I messed it up backing into the garage door.
The body shop guy told me about the clear hood and fender protectors...this is better than the "bra" that some cars use. I've seen the films online that are clear...do they make a hard shell? Has anyone gotten these to protect their front ends? This also will help with bug stains as well as it gets really buggy down here.
Anyone have any luck with these? Did you install it yourself? I also want to put some door bumpers on my car as people keep dinging me and I'm going to get those fixed too. This will be the 2nd time I'm getting dings fixed!!!
#136 of 148 Re: Clear Hood and Fender Protectors [flgirlaol]
Nov 28, 2008 (3:36 am)
The "clear bra" as they are called is pretty decent in protecting the paint. They aren't hard but rather soft to absorb the impact of stones etc. Just don't put em on the lights as they can and will get brittle from the headlights heat and get burn spots.
I would also get it professionally installed. It really looks BAD when done by a non-pro.
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#137 of 148 Door edge molding Protectors
Dec 23, 2008 (12:32 pm)
Speaking of protection, has anyone found a place that sells door edge molding that will fit on the Tribeca Doors?
I'm looking for something to go on the door edge like my Accord has, protects when the door swings wide, the rear doors on the Tribeca have a particulary sharp edge.
Body color would be nice (diamond grey for me)..
#138 of 148 Re: Door edge molding Protectors [Sigmead]
Jan 13, 2009 (12:09 pm)
I'll answer my own question, a site called Brandsport sells door edge guards in two types and various colors. I'll try one to see if it works with the door, there is a stick-on style that hopefully can contour to the door edge, which is not particularly flat.