What did you do to your Baja today?

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What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by jaxed » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:37 pm

I'll start - I replaced the dash cluster. Long story here, I managed to crack the trip/odometer LCD when replacing a bulb a few months ago. The bulb broke in the hole and my method of fishing out the glass with a screwdriver was destructive. (hint: if it happens to you, vacuum out the glass, don't try to "pin it" with a flat head to get it out). Anyway, I ordered a replacement dash cluster with close to the same mileage as my car (I have 72k, the new cluster had 75k). Got the new cluster, and realized I ordered one for an automatic. GRRRR. It might have worked, but I found another cluster for a 5 speed non-turbo that was supposed to have 70k on the odometer. Or course, I plug it in and it shows 82k! GRRRRR! So then I'm thinking maybe between the three clusters I have I can take a good LCD screen from one and put in my original cluster. But then I got tired and just threw in the 82k cluster and will figure out if I care enough to put my original back in later.

I also replaced my window switch with the Nissan Sentra version that has auto up and down on driver and passenger.

I also found some original Subaru 2004 Outback rubber floor mats to replace my well-worn ones.

So that's what I did today. ;)

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Post by Thatrobbguy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 2:59 pm

Image wasn't today but I found 2 h6 LLBEANS at my local yard and scored a steering wheel then replaced all my silver trim with black +5 pts for adding the cup holder as well :) oh and ps the brat bed seats fit real nice Image

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Post by Guacamole » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:14 pm

(Last week): Had to jump-start my buddy who drives a Chevy V8 diesel, because I'm the only guy around, killed my battery but now I have a genuine Subie battery instead of a cheap wal-mart one, yay me.
Finally found the leak in my exhaust, of course it's under the heat shield right on the catalytic converter pipe, $1200 part or $50 welding job at a store 200 miles away, so F@#% it. Only hear it when I'm accelerating at low speeds anyway.

(Today): Drove to go see Hacksaw Ridge (great movie by the way) and almost got rear-ended by a drunk driver at a stoplight.

Not much else. My Baja has a pretty boring life. :?

Oh & I got a killer Impreza chew toy from my last maintenance visit to the local Subie dealership that is now sitting on my Baja's dash.
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Post by anarchy1024 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:49 am

Picked up some used Bilstein shock/spring/mount assemblies from a Legacy GT as a souvenir from Japan about a month ago for $55USD, and finally got some time to start installing them yesterday. Only had time to do the fronts, because I found the inner CV boot finally cracked open, so the time I would have spent on the rears was spent doing that... oh well, it was something that needed to be done, anyway.
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Post by Guacamole » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:34 pm

First of 3 light bars installed! [smilie=666.gif]
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Special thanks to Bajaguy for tips & info!
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Post by rglass1040 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:51 am

Last Sunday I was hoping to install new rear struts and a 1" lift all around. Didn't go as planned. Took 2 hours of soaking in PB Blaster and a 5' cheater to get the lower bolts loose on the rear struts. Was able to get the rears done but I think I need to disassemble again since it has loud rattle clink noise. Probably need to tighten the top nut on the stud to compress springs fully.

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Post by Mattiator » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:10 am

Had a lovely day at the junkyard, got a bunch of replacement bits for my Baja, have been working all evening plunking everything in. Replaced the rear driver-side speaker, got all three climate control illumination lights working again, even found a (mostly) complete set of interior black plastic trim from a Legacy, which I'm trying out now to see how they look. Will probably swing by tomorrow to see if I can find the last bits of trim I need for a full black interior and maybe some more spare bulbs. Might even have time before sleeping tonight to finally fix the bed cover. Here's a crap cellphone pic of the interior stack now: Image

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Post by bobjr94 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:59 pm

Got this at auction 2 weeks ago for $3800 with a bad clutch.
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So far put a clutch in it, catless up-pipe, fixed an oil leak from the right valve cover and oil cooler, tires, then put in a Pioneer touch screen. Tomorrow is an underseat subwoofer, then next week swapping the steering wheel for a smaller impreza wheel.
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Post by Ralpheal316 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:00 am

Nice work looks great so far.

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by Mattiator » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:40 am

Added OEM Tweeters! Really makes the high end sound a bit better. I think I just got in a replacement fog light assembly to fix my cracked one.

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