New to me, 2003 Baja - Hi!

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Just figured out that the little cover for lower the spare tire? Is missing...is that something I can get from the dealer?

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It appears to be:
http://parts.subaru.com/a/Subaru_2003_B ... 45-01.html
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Thanks! Part ordered! (Just in time for winter.)

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Loving the Baja tonight!

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dorelse wrote:Right now, I need to drive it and make sure its solid...I've got a Ski/Snowboard rack coming. It will be towing a retro Apache camper and a very light boat, so thinking about electric fans for better cooling.

Not sure, need to fix the wind noise through the mirrors...basic stuff...then I'll make a fiberglass bed cover, and a small lift would be nice I think. Mostly happy that I don't have a 33 Gal gas tank to fill anymore (Chevy Avalanche)!

Ok, so I won't worry about FB then!
The tonneau covers seem to be a great project with lots of variations. Here is the one I made from donor Ford Sport Trac cover: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3061

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I saw yours! I restore boats as a hobby and I'm thinking I'll make a fiberglass one. Your's is very nice, just don't have access to a Ford Sport Trac. (Owned one of those...)

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I miss driving in snow with the Baja. And it hasn't even been a year, yet.

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Beautiful! Well done! Welcome. I just bought mine on the 21st of December.

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Thanks!

So far so good. I am finding an occasional front wheel shudder when applying the brakes...but its not all the time.

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Guacamole wrote:If you go for it, make sure it's a 2000-2002, after 02/03 Subaru changed the styling.
2000-2004 Legacy and Outback were all the same and interchangeable with 2003-2006 Baja.
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Whoops, my bad. :(
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No biggie!

Baja did great in our blizzard today...not quite a good as my old truck, but that was obviously heavier. Baja likes to slide on turns, no biggie, but something I have to get used to...

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dorelse wrote:Baja likes to slide on turns...
The younger and immature side of me would say, "Isn't that half of the fun? :D"

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anarchy1024 wrote:
dorelse wrote:Baja likes to slide on turns...
The younger and immature side of me would say, "Isn't that half of the fun? :D"
100% agree when its sliding around a corner...kick it out, a little drifting, absolutely. However, this is likes to slide straight at the curb...no bueno! :D

It's likely a tires & driver thing...I'll get better with practice ;)

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dorelse wrote:No biggie!

Baja did great in our blizzard today...not quite a good as my old truck, but that was obviously heavier. Baja likes to slide on turns, no biggie, but something I have to get used to...
Mine does that in the snow and ice too with new tires.

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