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by kamesama980
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Forester struts?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Forester struts?

Bajas have the tallest struts/springs in everything I've read. keep in mind the top-hat to spring seat height is based on the spring (load, preload, length, rate, progression) not the strut (unless it's unloaded). Also keep in mind the foresters are something like 5-700 lbs lighter depending on the ...
by kamesama980
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: LED Headlight Installation
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: LED Headlight Installation

Hey guys, New to the forum, but hoping somebody on here has some advice! I recently bought some 9007 hi/lo beam LED headlights for my 03 Baja, and they don't fit inside the dust covers. Anybody had this problem in the past and modified them to make them work? I thought all of the 2003s had separate...
by kamesama980
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2004 TurboBaja Auto trans to 6-speed question...
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: 2004 TurboBaja Auto trans to 6-speed question...

The Baja was made with a manual option. Just use a Baja pedal set.
by kamesama980
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: Baja for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Baja for sale

you posted the link to manage your posting rather than the link to the posting.
by kamesama980
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: 2005 2.5 auto part out
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: 2005 2.5 auto part out

jpell67 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:06 pm
I’m located in Connecticut. And I’d rather not start shipping stuff
listing a part-out on an international forum then saying you don't want to ship doesn't sound very productive or helpful. there are some parts I'd like but I try to stay on this side of the appalachians.
by kamesama980
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Interchangeable shocks and struts for height
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Interchangeable shocks and struts for height

won't NEED other parts, that's within normal travel but you're starting to stress the axles and you'll need an alignment... technically it should be checked with any ride height change but at 1" it's usually still close enough to need no adjustments. It'd also be a good idea to loosen and re-torque ...
by kamesama980
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Cylinder Misfire - '06 Turbo

Yeah, you HAVE to use the 91+ octane gas in the turbos. These turbo engines operate at a higher pressure than the regular NAs, and thus using lower grade fuel will cause it to ignite early, causing misfires. Continuous use of low octane fuel in a turbo Subie (that isn't direct injection) can risk e...
by kamesama980
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Interchangeable shocks and struts for height
Replies: 5
Views: 237

Re: Interchangeable shocks and struts for height

rear suspension on the smaller subies (imp, for, etc) is chapman struts (McPhearson minus steering) while tho Bajas share the multilink suspension with the larger chassis cars (OB, Leg) Everything I've read says the later Bajas have the tallest struts (at least spring perch on the strut) of any of t...
by kamesama980
Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New owner making a 600 mile trip back home with first baja.
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: New owner making a 600 mile trip back home with first baja.

Most of the stuff you'll have to worry about is after 100k miles, but just remember the golden rule: Love your Subie & it'll love you back. :D Best of luck to you! I strongly disagree. Most maintenance periods are miles or years whichever comes first . I've seen more cars (and even have one) ruined...
by kamesama980
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Sway bar question
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Sway bar question

Thanks for the reply’s. The whiteline bars listed on their site are: Front - BSF15 Rear - BSR12XZ Only 45,000 miles on this Baja, and I noticed this swaying when I bought it with 21K two years ago so I don’t think the struts are shot. I was coming out of a Mazdaspeed 3 with Koni Sports and just cha...
by kamesama980
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Sway bar question
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Sway bar question

How old are the struts? Bajas are sprung stiffly enough that they won't "pitch and sway". If the struts are worn, nothing else you do will fix it. Note: my baja passed the bumper-push test and the only indication I had was how it moved over bumps... not that it kept bobbing but how much it moved for...
by kamesama980
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 05 Baja Sport won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: 05 Baja Sport won't start

Guys it has nothing to do with the fuel system. If it were it would have at least fired off on the starting fluid and ran for a second or two. Nor would it have anything to do with the starter. This only cranks the engine over to begin compression. It is going to be related to the ignition system. ...
by kamesama980
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Baja Suspension- Hard to find?
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: Baja Suspension- Hard to find?

I pulled the trigger and purchased struts for all four corners and new top hats too. KYB stock replacements. Same as I had on my 2003. I don't daily drive it, but don't want to deal with too much NVH from a stiff setup like coil-overs. I feel like I got a good deal, just over $400.00 after tax and ...
by kamesama980
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Presentation - Baja in Switerland
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Presentation - Baja in Switerland

Sadly (for us) your English is better than many who can't speak any other language. Not sure on the Odometer, sorry. As for the tonneau, buying one will be hard: since the car's been out of production for 12 years, it can't be bought new and most used sellers will hesitate to sell internationally. T...
by kamesama980
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: High Temp Paint on Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: High Temp Paint on Exhaust

I know the wiring and whole engine management is different between the DBW and mechanical throttle by necessity. I thought the DBW engine changes also included cam timing? Doesn't matter. The different wording and listings may be a matter of revisions (or lack thereof): at one point, the same manifo...