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Name
Shimmygrl8
Year
2019
Make
Subaru
Model
Forester
Color
Dark Metallic Gray
Packages
Sport
LP Aventure 2" lift kit
LP Aventure rear differential guard
LP Aventure Jack Extension
BFG K02 255/55R18 tires on stock Subaru Sport rims
Thule WingBar Evo Roof Rack 118: TH711220,TH710401
Thule One-Key System lock cores TH450400
Smittybuilt Overlander Roof Top Tent 2783

Powder Coated Lift Kit Parts
Powder Coated Skid Plates
Painted Calipers and Brackets

Subaru Aluminium Engine Under Guard E515SSJ010
Subaru Side Window Deflectors F0010SJ020
Subaru door edge guards SOA801P050
Subaru body side molding J101SSJ200
Subaru rear bumper cover E771SSJ000
Subaru splash guards J101SSJ000
Subaru rear seatback protector J501SSJ310
Subaru auto-dimming mirror w/ compass H501SSG203
Subaru auto-dimming exterior mirror w/ approach light J201SFL301
Subaru LED dome light H461SFL110
Subaru valve stem caps SOA342L137
Subaru all weather floor liners J501SSJ030
Subaru cargo cover 65550SJ000
Subaru cargo tray J501SSJ300
Subaru cargo organizer SOA567T100
Subaru "Pet Lover" stainless license plate frame SOA342L166
Subaru windshield sunshade SOA3991720

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Modifications

Lighting
LED
Exhaust
stock
Wheel and Tire
Stock Sport Rims
BFG A/T K02 Tires size 255/55R18

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Mod goals! Nice rig man. How is the smittybuilt tent in terms of quality? Also, how has the 2" lift affected EyeSight if at all?

Thanks.
 

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What color orange did you use? It does not look like a direct match to the orange accent pieces, but hard to tell.

How noisy are those tires compared to stock? You really need to drop a LeChute axle back muffle onto that beast. :)(y)
 

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What color orange did you use? It does not look like a direct match to the orange accent pieces, but hard to tell.

How noisy are those tires compared to stock? You really need to drop a LeChute axle back muffle onto that beast. :)(y)
I think it’s just the lighting. Sometimes the orange looks partly red
 

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Looks nice. Never understood painting skidgear unless only a suburban mall-hopper though. If they aint mangled and rusted, they aint being used right, heh. ;)

Thanks for listing rooftop tent gear. I've been meaning to research mounting gear more. :)
 

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Wow!!! What a rig!! I'm so jealous!!! Great awesome looking!!! The big question is ... What great epic adventure you taking her to?
 

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Mod goals! Nice rig man. How is the smittybuilt tent in terms of quality? Also, how has the 2" lift affected EyeSight if at all?

Thanks.
Thank You

The Smittybuilt tent is well worth the $650 I paid. Got the tent on sale with free shipping. Had to wait 3 months due to back order. Would recommend this item for the price. Even at the full price of $750, it is a good buy. The mattress is not very good, so I added a foam mattress topper pad. I don't think any of the other well known brands offer that much more for the extreme difference in price. Wanted to purchase a Gordi-Gear brand roof-top tent but could not swing the $1600 price tag. In my opinion, Gordi-Gear has the best tent for under $2000.

Eyesight system seems to be unaffected by the lift. No noticeable difference so far.
 

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What color orange did you use? It does not look like a direct match to the orange accent pieces, but hard to tell.

How noisy are those tires compared to stock? You really need to drop a LeChute axle back muffle onto that beast. :)(y)
Tried to match the powder coat to the orange/red Sport trim however it did not come out exact. Used powder color RAL2002. Looks more like Crosstrek or KTM orange.
Painted the calipers with Duplicolor brand paint, color "Chevy Orange". That color is pretty close, but the factory orange/red trim looks different at times depending on the lighting and angle.

The tires make less road noise than you would expect. Even at highway speed the noise is negligible.
 

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I think it’s just the lighting. Sometimes the orange looks partly red
Yes, I agree.
I tried to get a paint code color for a better match, but none was available.
None of the Subaru factory orange Sport colors actually match each other. The interior orange stitching does not exactly match the interior plastic trim. The exterior orange plastic body trim does not exactly match the roof rail orange trim. None of them match each other.
 

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Looks nice. Never understood painting skidgear unless only a suburban mall-hopper though. If they aint mangled and rusted, they aint being used right, heh. ;)

Thanks for listing rooftop tent gear. I've been meaning to research mounting gear more. :)
Thank You

Powder coated the guards mostly for fashion, also prevents oxidation, keeping it looking new for longer.
My wife would blow a gasket if I actually did some four-wheeling with it. She has never had a brand new car before.
I will have to stick to the two wheel method of off-road adventuring for now.

Had some mounting issues with the tent.
Check out the thread for more info on mounting the tent to the Thule crossbars.
https://www.subaruforester.org/threads/2019-thule-wingbar-evo-cross-bars-and-roof-top-tent-clamping.804563/
 
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