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Old 11-01-2012, 05:43 PM   #3676
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^ one of my biggest regrets in life is installing swifts on my FXT and then moving to the foothills
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:16 PM   #3677
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Not sure what you mean. You wanted to go back to stock ride height after moving?
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:22 PM   #3678
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yarp - i have an 80% chance of scraping my exhaust every time i back out of the driveway, plus lowered FXTs are pretty worthless offroad (or up to Bogus when it gets bumpy)
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:34 PM   #3679
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^Just put in 1/2" spacers in the winter. That's what I did. Or do it year round. The ride quality of the Swifts is just so much better than the stock springs.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #3680
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yarp - i have an 80% chance of scraping my exhaust every time i back out of the driveway, plus lowered FXTs are pretty worthless offroad (or up to Bogus when it gets bumpy)
I towed my dirt bike up to 8th street with my lowered WRX. A forester with a ~1" drop will be able to handle just about anything my life will throw at it.

Sounds like your driveway is the issue.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:46 PM   #3681
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yeah I live on the steep side of hearthstone up by bob's trail

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Old 11-01-2012, 07:47 PM   #3682
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^Just put in 1/2" spacers in the winter. That's what I did. Or do it year round. The ride quality of the Swifts is just so much better than the stock springs.
can you do it for $180 in 50 minutes?



oh, i totally dig the handling once I get out of the driveway
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #3683
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Hey Bart, do you have any wrx tranny available for you to mock up a trannsmission brace, like the ones we were talking about? the fxt and wrx cases are the same. I just don't think I'll have the patience to wait around any longer when my tranny gets back. And, would tacoma screw have longer bolts a la 10.9 grade for this project?
I have a couple spares $100 for the WRX case, I need it out of the way. Buy it, mock it up, then sell the case for profit.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #3684
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I have a couple spares $100 for the WRX case, I need it out of the way. Buy it, mock it up, then sell the case for profit.
Out of curiosity, what year are the transmissions from?
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #3685
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03 case, what are you mocking up?
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #3686
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:00 PM   #3687
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Ah, the old case girdle. Let me know if this 03 will work. Complete trans, broken gear that needs fixed. Good for mock up work or to fix.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #3688
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I'll keep this in mind. Thanks Nate.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #3689
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Who's building your trans?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:21 PM   #3690
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All Wheels Driven in Bend, OR.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:46 PM   #3691
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Cool, they do good work.
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:35 PM   #3692
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well looks like i will be taken over/buying the mall blimpie in the next week or so... everyone is welcome to come visit and get the subie discount..lol....
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:25 AM   #3693
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Sweet, I love Blimpie. They have been way better than Subway lately.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:53 AM   #3694
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Its all about the bread baby!!! (Lonngg story) they are a lot better though, Blimpie ftw!...whats the subie discount? Free cookies/brownies?
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:38 PM   #3695
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Its all about the bread baby!!! (Lonngg story) they are a lot better though, Blimpie ftw!...whats the subie discount? Free cookies/brownies?
Depends on how generous I feel but bare minimal 10percent and or drink and chips
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:50 PM   #3696
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^ one of my biggest regrets in life is installing swifts on my FXT and then moving to the foothills
I'm glad Xissix and I didn't put the swift springs on my STI I would have scraped the bottom of my car up so much by now. They would have lowered my car which would have been a plus, but they were way to soft. Glad I went with H&R coils, I can go over the speed bumps heading into Gowen no problem. I laugh on the inside when I go over the speed bumps faster then lifted trucks.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:33 PM   #3697
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Forester specific Swift sport springs are much different than Swift wrx springs, especially the spec-r's. They are a very minimal drop for a forester compared to the rest.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:31 PM   #3698
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Hey Bart, do you have any wrx tranny available for you to mock up a trannsmission brace, like the ones we were talking about? the fxt and wrx cases are the same. I just don't think I'll have the patience to wait around any longer when my tranny gets back. And, would tacoma screw have longer bolts a la 10.9 grade for this project?
well looks like i will have a spare tranny pretty soon ...tranny started making some nasty noises and found metal flakes on the dipstick.... man ****ty timing im taking over the mall 2morrow gonna be a long week
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:33 AM   #3699
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Just got a smokin deal on some wheels for the FXT. Anyone got some 245/45r18's layin around I could pick up for cheap?
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #3700
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well looks like i will have a spare tranny pretty soon ...tranny started making some nasty noises and found metal flakes on the dipstick.... man ****ty timing im taking over the mall 2morrow gonna be a long week
Ah man, that blows.
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