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Do you think the Leather Upgrade makes a big difference?

  • 1) I liked it WAY better with the PLASTIC SILVER

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  • 2) I liked it a LITTLE better with the PLASTIC SILVER

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  • 3) I can't decide which I like better

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  • 4) I like it a LITTLE better with the BLACK LEATHER

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2018 - LEATHER TRIM Upgrade - Forester Premium to XV Crosstrek!

466 Views 6 Replies 2 Participants Last post by  2realist4u
Crazy, but the 2014-2017 XV Crosstrek Trim fits like a glove on the 2018 Forester Premium. Here's the parts list:

$13 I purchased this set of trim tools which worked flawlessly to pop the old parts off:

So far it took less than 10 minutes to do the Dash Trim, Center Console Trim, and Door Handle Trims! I was shocked that the Console Upgrade worked, because the gloss black is almost twice the size of the silver, but it just goes right over the dash and fits perfectly (see pictures).

Still waiting for the Shifter Boot and the Leather seats (the Katzskin silver stitching perfectly matches original silver stitching in Premium door arm rests), but so far it's amazing!

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This is great... thanks for sharing. Having a tough time finding the leather cover in your pics but still searching. I do like the silver and already have it stock in my premium. Going to look for more leather trim touches if I can find them. Where did you get the leather cover for the information display?
$52 for the door pulls in my OP is pretty good; isn't it?

Cool, I found your JDM Gauge MFD (Multi Functrion Display) Hood in Multiple Colors (including silver stitch).

Looks like this is the compatibility: 2015-2021 WRX/STI, 2012-2018 Impreza, 2012-2018 XV Crosstrek, 2014-2018 Forester.

$77 JDM Gauge (MFD) Hood (Multiple Colors)
$78 Subaru OEM S207 JDM Console Hood with Silver Stitching
Is it Faux? Bummer. Yeah, pricing in my OP. Light interior... very different effect. Is it gray that you have (I'm looking at your pic of the glove box)? Gray upholstery? But I get it, probably not going to purchase the leather hood for $77, not convinced it'll make that much of a difference overall.
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