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by mike-tracy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What makes Subarus good in snow?
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: What makes Subarus good in snow?

Ben Staad wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:27 am Do studded tires detract from driving on snow?
I don't think so, my example above was on wet pavement and I would slide on that. People behind me said I was shooting sparks from them too. On sheets of ice, nothing's better than studs.
by mike-tracy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Looking for stiffer shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Looking for stiffer shocks

Yes, but not as stiff as aftermarket springs.
by mike-tracy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Looking for stiffer shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Looking for stiffer shocks

I have 04-06 Baja turbo springs on my 03. Works good without being too stiff.
by mike-tracy
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What makes Subarus good in snow?
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: What makes Subarus good in snow?

I am against studded snow tires because, in my experience, the studs slide over wet pavement. They work really well on ice though, better than any studless tire I've had. So if you live at a ski lodge, they are great. I pickup/dropoff my kids every other weekend, and have to cross a mountain pass to...
by mike-tracy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: What makes Subarus good in snow?
Replies: 9
Views: 1452

Re: What makes Subarus good in snow?

Shorter tests comparing Subaru's AWD system vs other MFR's: https://youtu.be/RCuvwYd9JuE https://youtu.be/2OzK-oRPCbs Explanation of how Subaru's symetrical AWD works: https://youtu.be/YIY392Qtu0I On manual cars, the viscous center limited slip does a very good job of sending slip and adjusting whic...
by mike-tracy
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Baja 5-speed to 6-speed conversion?
Replies: 6
Views: 5295

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

After 2007, the 6mt's no longer contain a speedo gear for your ecu/gauge cluster. There are workarounds that cost money, but you could just avoid those issues by buying one that comes with a speedo gear. Dccd is mostly gimmick unless you rally. You could save a bit of money and get a Japanese 6mt wi...
by mike-tracy
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Sunroof issues
Replies: 17
Views: 4703

Re: Sunroof issues

You guys just revealed another problem I have. My sun roof opens fine, but when I close it, it goes a few inches then stops, hit the switch again and it closes all the way. I'm still trying to find something that worked correctly on my Baja. John, that's a safety feature that all Subaru sunroofs ha...
by mike-tracy
Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question
Replies: 8
Views: 1691

Re: New Baja owner: wheels/tires size question

I use tirerack.com to see what their suggestion for +1" tires. That way your speedometer is closest to being accurate.
by mike-tracy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Under the seat subwoofer
Replies: 10
Views: 2002

Re: Under the seat subwoofer

You can double these factory subs up :twisted:
by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Anything Baja
Topic: Outback doors fit?
Replies: 1
Views: 706

Re: Outback doors fit?

I tried a 2003 rear outback door on my 03 Baja, and not only did it bolt up but the wiring was identical. I had to swap window glass because the outback glass wouldn't allow the door to close. If you tried a 2000 outback door on a 2006 Baja, there may be differences in the wiring, who knows. But the...
by mike-tracy
Tue Jul 21, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my Baja.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my B

I've never heard of anyone swapping dashes over to accomplish that particular swap. In the past, people have swapped 2002-2007 WRX or STI dashes and full wiring harness over into older imprezas or legacys. Nothing fits properly, none of the wiring lines up or is the same coloring. Can you do it? If ...
by mike-tracy
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my Baja.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my B

They all bolt right in but the wiring is 0% compatible as is. Unless you are a wiring guru, it's not going to happen and you need to contact a company such as https://www.iwireservices.com/ and give them the details about your car and the engine you want to swap right in. Expect to spend $1200+ for ...
by mike-tracy
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my Baja.
Replies: 19
Views: 3228

Re: Good afternoon. New to forums. I’m in dire nDoes anyone know if the Legacy gt engine can be easily swapped into my B

Needs more details, is your Baja a turbo? Is the Legacy GT a turbo also? Are none of the mentioned cars turbo? What year legacy GT? Are you talking about American market cars?
by mike-tracy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Fixing sloppy shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Re: Fixing sloppy shifter

Steely_Neil: Check out this parts list for your car: https://parts.rentonsubaru.com/a/Subaru_2005_Baja-25L-TURBO-MT-B-PICK-UP/_54100_6027009/MANUAL-GEAR-SHIFT-SYSTEM/B12-350-01.html Every time I get a new-to-me subaru, I replace the "Joint Complete Gearshift" ("35046" which is to...
by mike-tracy
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Private: Buy, Sell, Trade
Topic: WTB Bed Extender Bracket/hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 3169

Re: WTB Bed Extender Bracket/hardware

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