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Tribeca Accessories & Modifications

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  • msuvetmsuvet Member Posts: 54
    Hi ricagon,

    I saved the link to this message from 2005; don't know if Sears still has this carrier or if it would be the same, but it give you something to check out.

    jim5154, "Subaru B9 Tribeca (B9X)" #6548, 28 Dec 2005 5:42 pm

    Christina
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  • tbc777tbc777 Member Posts: 1
    Does anyone know if the roof rails offered on the 08 Tribeca can be installed on the 07 Tribeca?...not to be confused with the CROSSBARS. (Or a good aftermarket product that's permanently installed. I don't want the Yakima/Thule look at all.) I ordered the Luggage Rack (Roof Rails) for my new 07 Tribeca Limited at the time of purchase when I saw them on others on the lot (apparently 08's). I just purchased my Tribeca less than 2 weeks ago, and I'm just finding out that I'm getting the AERO Crossbars only. I don't like the look of the Crossbars only and want the rails that are pictured on the 08 Tribeca on Subaru's website. The dealerships I've had to deal with are absolutely clueless about their products. Since picking up my Beca I've had 2 major issues with 2 different dealerships. I Love my Tribeca, Thank the Lord, but these guys are truly clueless.
  • kmartinkmartin Member Posts: 427
    Go to subarupartsforyou.com and search for "crossbar". You will find four different model numbers that apply to the 2008 crossbar set. Here's what I copied/pasted here, including the description and retail vs. their prices. Better check with your dealer, or call one of the online parts places. -Karen in AZ-

    E361SXA000 Tribeca B9
    2006-2008 Cross Bars, Add on CROSSBAR SET standard type FOR ALL TRIBECA B9 (except 2008 Limited) $180 $139

    E361SXA400 Tribeca B9
    2008 Cross Bars, Add on CROSSBAR KIT FOR 2008 TRIBECA LIMITED MODELS ONLY ( picture is of 2007 version) $179 $139

    E361SXA500 Tribeca B9
    2008 Cross Bars, Add on CROSS BAR KIT ROUND STYLE FOR 2008 TRIBECA $182 $149

    E361SXA000 Tribeca B9
    2006-2008 Cross Bars, Replacement CROSSBAR SET standard type FOR ALL TRIBECA B9 (except 2008 Limited) $180 $139
  • njjulianonjjuliano Member Posts: 83
    I looked into this as well, as I prefer the more flush rails on the 07. Like you, the dealer parts didnt know, and as far as kmartins' post, it looks like its different. I wanted to check out the hooks on each vehicle, but havent had any vehicles to compare.

    Havent found in the aftermarket either. If you find any, let us know.
  • beanandmebeanandme Member Posts: 26
    This may be impossible, I know next to nothing about cars. But, I have an 07 Tribeca that I adore, except for the brake lights. I wish they were clear, like those on the Lexus. I think the red cover looks cheap. Now, I don't know how Lexus made theirs clear, since brake lights are red. But has anyone changed their brake light covers?
    (I think I am the only person on Earth who loved the front of the Tribeca, but not the rear. The 08 redesigned front is boring.)
  • hypnosis44hypnosis44 Member Posts: 483
    I also loved the original front design, and the rest of it as well - the new one is boring and banal!

    Try the internet for aftermarket clear replacements. They will be pricey, if they exist. Be sure they conform with your state and local lighting requirements.
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Haaa so you basically want the boy-racer-like tail lights. I doubt there are any cheesy ones like that made for the tribecca though. Not the demographic for them really. They make me want to puke when I seem em usually. :(

    -mike
  • hypnosis44hypnosis44 Member Posts: 483
    Is this an appropriate response for a host to be making, particularly to a person who just recently found the site?
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Am I not allowed my opinion? Jeez, so touchy.

    Seriously though this car is not the demographic that will really have aftermarket tail lights like that. You find them mostly for hondas and neons that appeal more to the boy-racer crowd.

    -mike
  • hypnosis44hypnosis44 Member Posts: 483
    1st: At least you let me post my critique!

    2nd: I have had posts similar to yours pulled from the Edmunds Diesels in the News discussion site, and then all my subsequent criticism of the host pulled as well.

    3rd: I am not the one who asked the question about the lights - I was making a suggestion on how to find them.

    4th: The site below says they are available, but then they do not list them. The original poster may want to make a call to the company.

    http://www.partstrain.com/ShopByDepartment/Clear_Corner/SUBARU
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    The Lexus RX has them and that's the best selling vehicle in its class and also Lexus' best selling model.

    I don't like 'em either, but some folks clearly do.
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    Well if you dish it out, you have to be able to take the criticism, so I am always willing to take the heat if someone has a differing opinion than I! :)

    -mike
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    The Lexus RX has them and that's the best selling vehicle in its class and also Lexus' best selling model.

    I don't like 'em either, but some folks clearly do.


    Do you really think that the Lexus RX buyer really cares that much? I mean this is lexus, aka toyota. I'm willing to bet that less than 15% of the owners even know they have clear tail lights on it.

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    I own a Toyota and I'd care. :P

    Not that it would be a deal breaker, but I don't really like 'em.

    Like you said, if you dish it out, be ready for a response. ;)
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    I own a Toyota and I'd care.

    But you aren't a typical Toyota/Lexus owner, you actually care if the car has a soul.

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    Not in the people mover. For the rest of our fleet, yes. :shades:

    I have my Miata, wife has her Subaru, and then the kids pretty much own the van. :D
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    There you go. So if the mini-van had altezzas you wouldn't know or care. That's very typical of the demographic of folks buying Toyotas. I believe the Tribecca fits this mold to a certain extent, at least more-so than other Subarus.

    Heck there are some Toyota non-car folks that I know who weren't sure if they had a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord when I asked what they drove!

    -mike
  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    It would not be a deal-killer on any car I was going to buy.

    I care more about how it drives, not how it looks! :shades:

    Edit: in the case of the van, how it rides, more so than how it drives.
  • slance66slance66 Member Posts: 22
    We just bought an almost new demo 2007 Tribeca. I like almost everything about it so far, and the build quality and fit an finish are quite a bit above the competition.

    My wife drives this car and has one major complaint, the arm rest on both sides is useless. Here arms (and mine when I drive) don't even get anywhere close to the arm rests. What the hell was Subaru doing and does anybody have any suggestions on fixes? I fear that driving this car may lead to a lot of fatigue as a result.
  • morey000morey000 Member Posts: 384
    You're quite right. After driving vehicles where I could always rest my elbows with my hands on the wheel- in the 'beca I cannot. It was almost a deal breaker for me, but there was still no other car I wanted more.

    Strangely- after a year of ownership, I kinda' forgot all about this difference.

    Think of the extra 'strength training' that you'll get :)
  • morey000morey000 Member Posts: 384
    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.
  • irollitirollit Member Posts: 20
    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.
  • cptpltcptplt Member Posts: 1,075
    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.
  • irollitirollit Member Posts: 20
    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.
  • jerrys2jerrys2 Member Posts: 189
    Assume you had it installed by a dealer, what was the cost?

    Thanks

    Jerry
  • flgirlaolflgirlaol Member Posts: 51
    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!!!
  • paisanpaisan Member Posts: 21,181
    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.

    -mike
    Subaru Guru and Track Instructor
  • SigmeadSigmead Member Posts: 4
    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)..

    --thx
  • SigmeadSigmead Member Posts: 4
    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.

    --sigmead
  • flgirlaolflgirlaol Member Posts: 51
    Please let me know how this works out. A year ago I had 2 dings removed. Today I now have 3 more!!!! I'm tired of this. Maybe it will help a little.
  • SigmeadSigmead Member Posts: 4
    if dings in your door are the issue, look at body side molding, I found aftermarket kit at mycarworx.com , they have color match and just matte black. I haven't put it on yet, but that would help avoid people dinging your door.
  • flgirlaolflgirlaol Member Posts: 51
    Here are some pictures of the Tribeca door moldings I bought. I had a guy come out to first fix the dings that were in my doors then he applied these easy moldings. Hopefully they'll keep the dings away. They don't look too bad either!

    Hopefully these pics will come up

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Member Posts: 72,587
    What stands out to me are those mesh grille inserts - very nice with that black. :shades:
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,795
    I suspect those will help for larger vehicles, but not the smaller ones where the contact point is low on your Tribeca's door. I cannot quite tell if there is a factory-mounted strip low on the door panel, but if not, you may end up with dings continuing in that area. It looks nice, though.
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • flgirlaolflgirlaol Member Posts: 51
    Thanks for the compliments. I put those moldings where I'm always getting dings. From big SUVs!!!

    This was my second time I've had to get ding removal and they are always high up. Seems like everyone here in South FL loves big old cars.
  • xwesxxwesx Member Posts: 16,795
    You should be good to go, then! I notice that trucks and (large) SUVs tend to be the door-ding culprits around here (Alaska) as well. Those of us who drive small cars are far more considerate. :D
    2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2013 Subaru Forester, 1969 Chevrolet C20, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250
  • northolypennortholypen Member Posts: 6
    Hello All,

    We just purchased a new 2008 Tribeca (2/26/09) and so far are very happy. We take several road trips per year and like to have a clothes hanging rod across the rear end of the cargo area. There are what appear to be access plugs near the hatch opening in a position that would allow hanging of a rod.

    Do these "pop" out? If so, what's behind them?

    Thanks!

    Dave
    <img src="http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d125/northolypen/Tribeca3a.jpg
  • webedmundswebedmunds Member Posts: 1
    have a 2008 tribeca with roof rail installed

    where can i get best price for a set of crossbars for this model

    tx
    tim

    please reply with cc to netcommuner at gmail dot com
  • northolypennortholypen Member Posts: 6
    Any suggestions as to where to pick up unswitched 12 volt power in or near the center console? The existing accessory outlets have power available only when the ignition switch is on or in "accessory" positions. This is a pain.

    I found the fuse that supplies the outlets but the power goes through a relay between the fuse and the outlet that interrupts power when the ignition switch is not on.

    Thanks,

    Dave M.
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