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Old 09-13-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Kinda new to area...

Hello peoples, I'm Matt. I kinda recently moved out to this way, June 6th. Moved from Tulsa, because I got hurt at work and couldnt afford to live on my own for the time being. I'm staying on my parents property, but thankfully not in their house. We stay just north of Kalama, and south of Longview, WA. The 'rents have 5.6 acres out here in the mountains. I love this area, (I was born in OR) and am happy to now call it my home again. I would have to say though, the best part of where we live is the very curvy roads that I love to drive every chance I get.

Anyways, I have a 2002 Sonic Blue SVTF with 135k miles (and they are all mine). I have some mods done already, CAI, 67mm TB, CFM Plug Wires, Short Shifter, ORP, "custom" tail pipe tip less exhaust, PowerSlot front rotors, EBC Green pads, Plasti-dipped "authentic" RS steering wheel, 17" Black Sparco Assetto Gara's, KYB AGX adjustable shocks, a gutted hatch (everything aft of the 2 front seats in gone), FS rear strut bar, FS front strut bar, tinted windows,and I'm sure leaving something off that I can't remember right now...

I don't get out very much right now, but I do get into Longview or Vancouver at least weekly. I have seen a few nice looking Foci out around here. No faces to go with the cars, and it's been a cool minute since I last saw a decent looking Focus.


I have been saving my money for some very badly needed repairs, and I think I have what I need to get the most serious of my repairs taken care of. However, I would like to know if there are any weekend mechanics here that feel comfortable enough to do some belt replacements, sometime here soon. I think my serpentine (either tensioner or idler, not sure which it is down there) needs to be replaced. I had my t-belt done @ 86k, but since I have the funds and have to get into that area anyways, I might as well do that too. I'd be willing to pay for your gas out here, and perhaps a refreshment or 2; if I could find a willing individual with the right tools (i.e. you've done a t-belt before).

Oh & if anyone is looking for some scenic views for picture taking, I'm in the mountains, and live near a beautiful river. I need to get some pics of my ride on here. She's not in the mood for pictures right now though; ever since the window regulator decided to tear itself apart.. I have some oldies, from before my rims. The lady in the vehicle is my beautiful wife, she doesn't seem to happy that I am taking a pic of my car in that second pic there. Eh, oh well, she got over it...




These were taken in Arcadia, OK. Beside Arcadia Lake, and in front of the giant POP'S bottle @ POP'S in Arcadia, OK.

These are my rims, when they were still in the box.




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