Subaru owners: Let's see your expedition rigs!

My haphazard expedition car. Love this thing - the best Subaru I've owned, and I've owned five of them including this one. Currently, I have adjustable lateral links and KYB struts/RalliTEK springs waiting to be installed to finally make this car not stock. Skid plates will be next. Then maybe a roof top tent. I'd love to dual range/manual transmission swap it too. The factory rear limited slip and 3.0 torque make for a really good snowmobile though.

Subaru Camping
by Logan Utsman, on Flickr
 
Man, I like the way you think! That Eureka tent pictured is still holding up, but it's way old now and the rain fly has seen better days. I probably need to upgrade it regardless. The RTT idea really would be for my GF's comfort. Then again, we've talked about buying an older pop-up camper to tow around.
 
Probably a good time for an updated picture of the Crosstrek.



I’m really reaching the point of limitations. Definitely not abandoning the platform, but the next steps are going to be long, tedious, and expensive.

- TD04 Turbo (just need to find a time I can have her down for a couple weeks just in case, then I’ll pull the trigger on the WRX turbo)
- Custom Fox/King Struts (again, need time. But also need to crap out like $1,200)
- Rear Bumper with spare mount and fold down table (likely the next move, as it’s the cheapest and easiest to still use my car daily while building.)

I should probably start a build thread.


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What tent is that? I'm kinda leaning toward a hard shell pop-up style tent, but I'm sure the more traditional ones like you have are lighter.
Mine is the Tepui Kukenam 3 Explorer. The Ayer (2-person) and the Baja Series Kukenam 3 Tepuis are a little lighter, but I was able to snag this one used for 2/3 the cost of new. My wife and I can put it on top together without much trouble (I'm 5'8" and she's 5'4"). It definitely feels lighter than the 130 lbs they quote it at, but I've never actually tried to weigh it.

Need to figure out how to store it for winter, but I'm in a parking garage so I can't do the kayak roof hangar I've seen some people use.
 
I went with the Autana 3 model because it comes with an annex and I also purchased the weather shield for inclement weather. Basically does what their aluminium version will do. Keeps cold and elements out, while keeping heat in. I tried it out this last winter in sub 32F weather, and it worked pretty well. Well enough in that I didn't need to sleep inside my sleeping bag as I was pretty warm. I checked my camera, I don't see any additional pics of the weather shield, but here is what they have on their website: Tepui Weather Hood
 
Do you have a build thread or more pics? I’d love to see more of this rig.
Probably a good time for an updated picture of the Crosstrek.



I’m really reaching the point of limitations. Definitely not abandoning the platform, but the next steps are going to be long, tedious, and expensive.

- TD04 Turbo (just need to find a time I can have her down for a couple weeks just in case, then I’ll pull the trigger on the WRX turbo)
- Custom Fox/King Struts (again, need time. But also need to crap out like $1,200)
- Rear Bumper with spare mount and fold down table (likely the next move, as it’s the cheapest and easiest to still use my car daily while building.)

I should probably start a build thread.


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