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About armedequation

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  • Birthday 07/13/1981

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    rocky mountains
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    fighting fires, cars, music, space
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    Dad, Firefighter, wastewater operator
    07 forester xt wrb
    Lifted 90 loyale
    03 forester
    05 outback xt
    87 lifted gl turbo
    85 lifted gl turbo
    87 rx
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    07 forester xt-03 forester- Lt.Dan (90 loyale)

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  1. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    wow so after trying a bunch of places, I eventually got the konig myths through performance tire plus. discount tire says 3-5 days on their website but it seems a bunch of wheels are on back order and could take at least 6 to 8 weeks....possibly longer. I didnt want to wait that long.....patience is a virtue i dont have much of lol. I ran out of time this weekend with schedule change at work but i ordered some 3m window seal off amazon. next thursday or friday i should be able to get my driver front headlight done. valley subaru wanted $420 for one headlight. Id rather try my hand at it then fork over that much. spoiler will be installed monday. oh and to update, i have no more clunk. whiteline sway bar bushings and kartboy replacement endlink bushings did the trick and were an easy install still havent figured out where i want to put the SSI sticker....it doesnt help that im not a sticker guy. I already want to debadge the trunk lid. i will take some pics of before and after spoiler install as well as current wheel/tire set and the new ones. hopefully all this takes place by next sunday! currently also scouting out a forester sti non dccd 6 speed swap. may have to wait a while on that one though. I have a bunch of house things i need to do like rebuild my deck, new wood flooring in the kitchen and build a shed
  2. armedequation

    86GL EJ25 Swap

    lookin good! these cars definitely become hobbies
  3. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    k got the new endlink bushings and sway bar bushings installed got moisture in my headlight so thats my next project along with putting the spoiler on. i ordered wheels but i went with a different wheel...
  4. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    so a slight update. i messed up the order for new kartboy endlinks. turned out to be a good thing because i found out kartboy makes replacement bushings for them. So i will be replacing all 4 endlink bushings and the sway bar bushings. while i have the sway bars out i will be repainting them black as well. please dont mind the dirt....i live in the woods on a dirt road I will have the wheels and all season tires installed next month by this time as well
  5. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    update so had to replace the slave cylinder due to seals. today is wash and wax day ive ordered the kartboy endlinks and some new bushings for both front and rear swaybars. i ended up getting a set of 05 tail lights from a very nice gentleman for $40 and they look great. i will still probably get some 08 sports but i had to get something now. the stock tails were letting in a lot of water and im not sure where it was getting in. plus this buys me some time so i can get the endlinks/bushings as well as some drag dr 38 wheels for my summer tires
  6. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    thanks Gren! you know you have it good when you can have the worst day possible but then you walk out to your car and your day is the best because you get to drive this. so plans now that taxes are done 1) kartboy front endlinks 2) splash guards ~ not sure what kind but definitely needed due the dirt roads 3) 08 fxt sports tail lights 4) 2nd set rims and tires for every season other than winter
  7. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    so almost done taking on the dmv and its been a pain. Rick has been awesome though and has dealt with his dmv numerous times. Had to do my first oil change. decided to name it Hank Mccoy looking at buying 08 xt tail lights. just not a fan of the chrome in them and they have moisture so i figure id replace them and paint old ones and keep them for backups. also looking at rallitek front swaybar endlinks as these perrin ones arent staying tight on our rough dirt roads. all i can say is that i love this car....my kids do too lol. they give the wife a hard time when they have to ride in her slow forester xs eta: i also got some r8 nokian studded snows and they have worked great
  8. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    sorry i havent updated this. ive been recovering and working. car did amazing and is amazing! its everything i hoped for and more. engine performed flawlessly and car did great in some pretty horrid weather. idaho had ground level clouds that produced ice while wyoming had 70+ mph winds blowing drifts onto a highway that has an 80mph speed limit. 10 cars had gone off the road, 2 jack knifed semis, 1 semi that caught fire and a trailer that had flipped and disintegrated on impact. google maps has it as an 18.5 hour trip driving straight through and i was able to do it in 22 by myself. my first plan of action after i take on the dmv is to get a 2nd set of rims with some studded snows
  9. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    i got clued in by my lyft driver. guess when theres no wind that all the smog just hovers. got to meet Rick and his crew and they are a fantastic bunch. made me feel like family and to me theres not a better compliment. wish i had more time to spend with them. currently in la grange just by the idaho border. had to get gas, have a smoke and stretch the legs. car has been awesome and flys if i want it to. havent come up with a name for it yet. okay time to keep trucking.
  10. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    just touched down in portland. pretty packed flight. at least with the drive home everything will be how i want it. can someone explain what a stagnant air warning weather wise means?
  11. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    back from paint! GD says it looks amazing and i totally agree! less than 24 hours...so excited!
  12. armedequation

    Springs: moog 854 or 856?

    grizzly ~ im sure having the plow weight helps too. Loyale~ sorry i didnt respond before now. i havent been able to drive it much. i have to swap the rear diff before taking it out amd we have had huge snow storms lately. i dont have a garage and ive had a ton of firewood to work on so its kind of gone on the back burner. i also have to get some outer tie rod ends as well. it sucks because i wouldve loved to have taken it out in the 2+ foot snowstorm we had..
  13. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    Bennie i keep having these wierd dreams about going really fast with my hair on fire. i hope i get better sleep the next 2 nights as im gonna try to go straight back. if nothing else get a few hours of sleep at a truck stop or rest area. im gonna try not to do the return trip cannonball run style which might be hard lol. speaking of that i guess the record was just broken last month. guys went from ny city to california in just over 27 hours. their top speed was 193 and averaged 103. i definitely want to keep my license lol
  14. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    a little update: GD said dyno went well and car is dialed in after 3 pulls on the dyno. numbers are 352hp, 369tq with room to grow! it at the body shop for paint and should be ready thursday. Cant begin to tell you how easy GD has made this. i have no apprehension about getting in this car and driving it 18 hours home i confirmed my flight for friday, scheduled a lyft from pdx to his shop and got insurance for the forester. roughly 70 hours until "d" day! d being dream car day lol GD if you feel like adding anything feel free to do so!
  15. armedequation

    07 forester xt

    the week is finally here and the wait is finally under 100 hours lol. GD took some time to share some photos of the build. this morning is dyno time and then off to paint!