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by ZUBAJA
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2" Spacers
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: 2" Spacers

Square tubing part is probably for where the rear suspension links attach to the body (at front of fender well). FWIW when you do the 2" lift to the front, you will end up with a LOT of down angle on your CV shafts. This could lead to premature wear on CV joints (haven't had issues with mine yet). F...
by ZUBAJA
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Weird "clunk" when turning.
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Weird "clunk" when turning.

Is your Baja an automatic, or a stick shift. Is the clunk more pronounced when something like backing out of a driveway and turning? I say this because I had an 06 Forester. This is what, and when it was most pronounced. After replacing what I thought was the sloppy CV axle, and this NOT solving the...
by ZUBAJA
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Grey-Import Baja Review - In Japanese!
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Grey-Import Baja Review - In Japanese!

I'd like a walkie talkie to operate my lights and accessories, but I don't speak Japanese :( Dennis ( :) )
by ZUBAJA
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Weird "clunk" when turning.
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Weird "clunk" when turning.

He's probably talking about size (wear), not pressure. If all 4 tires are "linked" together, a slightly different size makes that tire rotate slightly slower that the others and this can cause oises in the flex coupling (or the other coupling used in automatics (don't remember exact name right now)....
by ZUBAJA
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: For sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: For sale

SubieXsix wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:07 am The mileage is the killer for me at that price.
At 5,000.00, and what appears to be very good condition AND an 05, he's right in the ballpark pricewise. Compare to the 06 in the "Anything Baja" section: 123K miles and asking almost 8K. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Rejuvenate my 2003 during timing belt replacement; list of all "rubber"?
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Rejuvenate my 2003 during timing belt replacement; list of all "rubber"?

I've done several belts (both DOHC and SOHC). Once you remove the cooling fans, the belts / covers aren't that hard to get to. I use drive on ramps to make it easier on my aging back. If you're doing belts, consider replacing the cam and crank seals - BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED WITH THIS. You m...
by ZUBAJA
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2" Spacers
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: 2" Spacers

I made my own spacers (still in the process of making the REST of the spacers. I used a pair of upper strut mounts from the front and cut off everything but where they mount to the body, then I welded in 2" spacer blocks and tied them together like a triangle. Still to go are the engine / driveline ...
by ZUBAJA
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 2" Spacers
Replies: 38
Views: 1281

Re: 2" Spacers

I have an 03 as well. Somewhere are before and after pics of mine and the lift. 2" lift ain't going to give you any more "performance". It WILL allow you to clear a lot of stuff the stock "low rider" suspension wouldn't have. You WILL need an alignment after installing the spacers. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What did you do to your Baja today?
Replies: 67
Views: 27937

Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

They're selling on ebay for 5 for 27.99 (a rip off in my book). There is no part number listed, so they are probably 3D printed. I looked under "Subaru Baja bed clips". I'm sure someone on here does have the part #. Personally, I have a different idea planned for my missing retainers (almost all of ...
by ZUBAJA
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What have y'all named your Bajas?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: What have y'all named your Bajas?

I tend to call it "The X Wing". After a string of boxy SUVs and my pickup, it just seems to fit. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: 4 TURBOS IN 2000 MILES.
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: 4 TURBOS IN 2000 MILES.

I would think the cat would be DOWNSTREAM of the turbo. I also would not count "Chinese turbos" as failures. Because of the extremely high operating speed of a turbo, I would only consider a factory remanufactured unit, a new unit (quality) or a turbo specialist to work on it (one more reason I have...
by ZUBAJA
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar

Wow. I never saw that post (and I thought I had been through them all). That is a nice option. I had been (and still may) go for an option of using button fasteners snaps, (or whatever they are called) that would double to hold a tonneau cover on. The only part of that I hadn't figured out yet was f...
by ZUBAJA
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar

Yes. That would be great. Dennis
by ZUBAJA
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar
Replies: 9
Views: 712

Re: Replacing cracked boot of the rear bar

One piece of advice to those who will be attempting this job. Get enough of side panel and trim clips ahead of the job: you will likely break a few when taking them of That's assuming my Baja has ANY of the little retainers left - they just up and popped off here and there. Now I am curious. How ha...
by ZUBAJA
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Baja 5-speed to 6-speed conversion?
Replies: 6
Views: 4570

Re: Baja 5-speed to 6-speed conversion?

Having looked "lightly" at this, I have to ask What is your goal? From my research, the high gear revs are still going to be the same. I don't recall the lower gears to be much better. All you really gain is an extra gear to shift. If you're after a higher top gear (less revs) there is a 5th gear sw...