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After moving back to the Scotland from the US I grabbed a sub 1k Bugeye Wagon, unfortunately it needed too much work at its inspections in December to justify the running costs; I cover around 80 miles a day in commute.
But I was Subaru Smitten and the basic reasoning behind the bugeye purchase still held true. Somewhat reluctantly I traded my Bugeye in against a year old Impreza at my local Subaru dealer, with 7k on the clock by and elderly local it seemed perfect. The XV or Levorg outshine it but I'd hoped with a little creativity I could personalise and elevate the humble Impreza; so heres the mods to date and a round up of plans for future.

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As I picked the Xpreza up from the dealer; optional OEM cross bars, rubber front mates, bumper protector and full lined rubber boot and seat backs and OEM fold out neoprene mat

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First thing I have done is upgrade as many as the lights to LED. Functionality and utility are my motivations and the stock lamps were useless.

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Next up it was time to get the racks on and wind fairing mounted

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Now for some Rally Armour Mudguards

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And my Subaru Adventure Team Decals!
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Then onto Plasti-dipping the front grill bars which I removed before doing
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I've added some little pieces of additional utility along the way including the coin tray where the fuse flap is and this arm rest inner tray
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Todays modification; yellow foglight film
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In the works roughly grouped and in order of attack;

- LED's in place of front Amber turn signals to clean up front cluster, 
- LED reverse light to increase visibility.

- 'Dog' guard to stop gear from going through cabin and to make a platform when seats folded for camping. This particular one is head rest fitting, custom made and uses taught paracord in place of mesh which fits with the theme. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00KRAB426/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_CbbGybNSAZZWY

- Paranoid Fabrications 1'' top hat spacers
- Upgraded Anti Roll Bar/ Sway bar (20mm) with new end links and bushings from whiteline 

- Full Armrest / console rebuild with;
- Sliding top cupholders, rear cupholders and sliding armrest 

- Larger all season AT tires.

- OEM underbody protection.
- Rally Innovations Light / Nudge Bar
-CNC race tow hook install

- Hood Damper Shock Kit
- Hella horn upgrade with bracket

In the meantime however i'm kitting out for a summer of touring and camping, after hyper light bike packing and hiking I'm indulging in some car accessories like a larger camp mat that fits the boot etc so that takes precedent right now.
If you've made it this far here's the Xpreza in its natural environment

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