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so i went over what happened to my 05 fxt in my member introductions. Got stage 1 obxt and decided to sell it to get another forester. Rick at Superior Subie in portland had this one which had a bad motor. Guess the previous owner brought it to him with "engine problems". when rick told him what it cost to repair, i guess the owner never came back. So rick found out i was looking for one on usmb he offered to rebuild the motor and sell it to me

I had read Bobbys journal on here and have seen numerous pics of wrb foresters and i was sold! These were the only pics i had
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When it was done, I flew out to portland to pick it up. Rick was awesome to work with and has always been extremely helpful. I picked it up on December 6th amd promptly drove it back to colorado. In my previous experiences this wouldnt be a good idea but having seen Ricks work on USMB, i am glad i took the chance! made the drive back in 22 hours and the car performed flawlessly

I had ground level clouds that cause icy conditions in idaho. Little bit of snow in Utah. Wyoming was the worst with 70-80mph winds causing drifts on the highway. People were still trying to do 80 which led to quite a few accidents.
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Since having it at its new home, I got hakkapeliitta 8s for winter time and just put on konig myths for my summertimes wheels

ive had to replace the tail lights with a set from an 05 forester.

it got perrin front (24mm) and rear (22mm) sway bars and ive replaced the bushings on both with some fresh whitelines. I also replaced the kartboy endlink bushings. has strut tower braces front and rear and handles extremely well. looking forward to getting some good summer tires on here soon

just installed some foglights and im pretty impressed with them.

have hank next to my 90 loyale
(Lt. Dan).
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Bobby,

they come that way. i believe theres 3 variations of the myths. black, blue and a red one too.

they are pretty cool though. in shade they are a darker blue but in the sun or bright light, the blue matches wrb pretty well.

i was trying to go for something a little different while matching the blue. I was originally looking at drag-38s but i didnt think it had enough blue.

I really like the look of them and they werent super expensive which means more money for other upgrades....like tires lol

i love the journals! they are extremely informative and its so cool to see everyone make a forester their own in their own way! Mine wont ever be as detailed as say yours or the grey goose. Ive already left a lot out due to chasing a 5 year old and 4 year old around.

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@armedequation I have XXR 507W with the blue accent, which is pretty close, but not an exact match to the WRB body color. Our cars park outside, so the sun's UV has damaged the clear coat on the black wheel paint. I was considering having the wheels refinished, but that would be a hassle, as the tires would have to be removed. I can't buy new XXR 507W, as they've been discontinued.

Bobby...

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your wheels inspired me to find some blue ones! Everyone seems to have black/silver/gold. I liked how yours highlighted the wrb of the car and vice versa
 

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ordered some rally armour mudflaps for fathers day from rally sport direct. should get them on later this week

having a hell of a time finding the double din dash pod but am trying to find one to do a nexus install

it always seems to rain right after i wash the car....then gets really dry and dusty
 

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after finally convincing the adhesive to let go, its hard for me to imagine how water got in....
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headlight resealed/installed ~ check
mudflaps installed ~ check

i like these mudflaps....what i dont care for is the hardware that comes with it. all of it seems pretty cheap. i will probably replace it with something more substantial down the road.
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got obdii link today and downloaded torquepro on my tablet.

gonna go for a quick spin

gonna post an ad in wtb for a double din pod.
 

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so in the initial stages of planning 6 speed swap. was initially thinking a forester sti 6 but after looking at things, im pretty sure i would like to have the dccd. Thanks to covid though getting anything jdm is a tough task it seems. also planning on doing cobbs e85 kit, upgrading to v3 ap, and still looking through suspension stuff trying to decide what to go with....
 

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nothing big to write about. I got my forester emblems in and on. I am not good at putting things like this on...ive had enough practice with the kids legos but never had a steady hand. its a good thing i dont pinstripe for a living lol.
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Nice. Is that the 5D carbon? I like the way that looks a lot more than the 3d.

Looks straight to me. I pulled mine and re-aligned a couple times before I got it right.
 
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its the 3d carbon :) i chose that because it was a close match to the carbon hood scoop pattern. its a little more grey than black that i thought it would be.
I may have to get another set though as i kind of messed up the front. somehow i managed to seperate the carbon overlay from the blue backround. It will look fine now but it may not stay very well with all the dust and dirt it sees up here.

I like the look of it though! thanks again for posting that info!
 
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