What did you do to your Baja today?

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by CRUCK_1T » Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:49 pm

First addition to the new baja. Drove a 10 hour round trip for the purchase, all the speakers but 1 were blown, and after such a long quiet ride I thought it this fitting.

New Sony double din w/backup camera and android auto, new speakers...

Speaking of that, has anyone else added a backup camera to their baja? Most aftermarkets are added to the license plate as a bracket.. but obviously not the greatest choice if you use your bed extender a lot and flip down the plate. For now I have mine on the left side mounted underneath the lip/Subaru badging to the left of the tailgate release. It works, but is pretty useless if you have the tailgate down, and the angle of the camera still gives a pretty cropped frame. Will post another picture of the location to follow.
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by mikeeitup » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:31 pm

Got the 4 pots in... Also, with these stock Baja wheels, you don't need the spacers! Huzzah!
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by spencerhaddow » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:15 am

I got my Baja back in June and it was in perfect condition other than filters and a couple bushings. Since then I have put in a touchscreen, new speakers, and an under seat sub. I also changed all the Trim to the old man wood. Afterwards, replaced my old fogged up headlights for some junkyard Outback’s. I cleaned them up with same sandpaper and clear coat and they’re good as new! Last week, I just got these rims and tires put on but are a little too big. Had to get the hammer out in the front wheel wells so they could turn without rubbing. Here’s a picture of them outside the tire shop.
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by mike-tracy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:12 pm

mikeeitup wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Got the 4 pots in... Also, with these stock Baja wheels, you don't need the spacers! Huzzah!
That's too cool. I have the 5-spoke wheels, any idea if those clear the 4pots too?
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by mikeeitup » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:27 pm

mike-tracy wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:12 pm
mikeeitup wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Got the 4 pots in... Also, with these stock Baja wheels, you don't need the spacers! Huzzah!
That's too cool. I have the 5-spoke wheels, any idea if those clear the 4pots too?
I have those as well with my AT/Winter tires on 'em and I've been meaning to test it but just haven't gotten to it yet. I'll post back as soon as I've checked.

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by CRUCK_1T » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm

Today I replaced the headlamp and fog assemblies and added LED's. I also replaced the shift bride (new OEM) and knob (Blox BRZ style), the old material was cracking and worn. Next up I'm planning on sanding/restoring the yellowing cargo lamp lens in the back. I'd like to find LEDs for it too, but haven't taken it apart yet to see what might fit.
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by greymud » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:38 am

For LED replacement, I used these guys.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/vehicle ... &year=2005

IIRC, the cargo light is the same as the brake light. I got one red for the third brake light and two white for the cargo. Don't trust my memory, though.
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by mechanic80 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:03 pm

Yesterday I switched out the dash and door switch bezels for the burlwood look. I also wired up a pair of LED footwell lights. All looks nice.

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by Reddog » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:58 pm

CRUCK_1T wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Today I replaced the headlamp and fog assemblies and added LED's.
Very Nice. Where did you get headlight Assemblies?

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by kamesama980 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:34 am

Reddog wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:58 pm
CRUCK_1T wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Today I replaced the headlamp and fog assemblies and added LED's.
Very Nice. Where did you get headlight Assemblies?
They're available from most parts suppliers, ebay, amazon, etc
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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by CRUCK_1T » Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:30 pm

Reddog wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:58 pm
CRUCK_1T wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Today I replaced the headlamp and fog assemblies and added LED's.
Very Nice. Where did you get headlight Assemblies?

Reddog - I got mine from ebay. New, aftermarket, they came as a pair for $80.

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

Post by mikeeitup » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:52 pm

Installed the KB-001-RS short shifter, new bushings, o-rings, and knob. Pretty pleased with the outcome! Sorry about the photo orientation. The upload did that and I cannot rotate them back.
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