What did you do to your Baja today?

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The drivers power seat is in, with heat. Passengers seat is heated now. Heated mirrors are on. Today i need to replace the low pressure a/c hose.
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Baja love day. Cleaned and waxed it. Started earlier this week by cleaning and Rain-Xing all the windows. Washed, then did overall wax today. Also pulled the fog lights. The glass lenses were badly pitted, so I hit them with 320 and then 400 wet sanding, then chucked up a buffing wheel in my drill press and polished them from there. Still not clear, but much better than they were. May try to hit a boneyard in the next couple of weeks and see if I can find some that are clear. My Baja spent the first half of it's life being towed behind a motorhome, and I guess that's why the fog lights look like they've been sand blasted.
Other than oil changes, this is about all I have been able to do to it in about a year - except being rode hard and put away wet. It's seen a lot of "truck use" this past year. Dennis
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Guacamole wrote: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:13 pm Installed a new catback exhaust. Originally went with a Walker midpipe and Bosal muffler, but the Walker pipe arrived full of unfinished welds with 1/2in holes. So now it's a full Bosal catback.
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My baja is so quiet now!!!
Manifold still leaks but it's nowhere near as bad as the flex joint leak was. Now we'll just have to wait and see if it makes it through a salty MD winter.

Is the Bosal muffler quiet?
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Spent today replacing my rotted out fuel filler neck. Nuts and brackets were basically crumbling in my hands. EVAP sensor was rusted on but luckily there is a Subaru dealership down the street who had a new one. Took a grinder to a few bolts and replace some old and hard lines but the new one is in and looking nice.
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I screwed around with my sunroof motor trying to get it to work right (see sunroof issues post), pulled my headliner, added tweeters to the corners of my front doors (not sure they are working right :roll:. They were kind of plug and play with the wires already tucked down behind the door panel, but I'm not sure about sound coming out. Maybe something needs to be plugged in behind the radio? And I fixed the trip a trip b and reset on my odometer :-D. This meant removing and disassembling the entire instrument panel
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harleyjohn45 wrote: Sun May 10, 2020 4:24 pm Is the Bosal muffler quiet?
Well, it's quieter than my previous exhaust and it's not a fartbox either. :lol:
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Part #2 done, Just got a decent Cargo Basket and got it installed. Slowly making my way.
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Just finished putting rear swaybar end links in the 03. Had the rust holes in the dog legs fixed and the rear crossmember under the bed replaced. I sprayed 2 gallons of oil under the car to get it started in the right direction to fluid film this fall.
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I bought the Baja new in 2006. It was just returned to me by my son. He had his first child and went and bought a new Forrester. So I'm getting things updated. Replaced all of the suspension bushings front and rear this week. Changed the seats out with all leather heated seats from an outback and put in the MOMO steering wheel. Replaced all the trim with the wood grain.

Lift kit coming up next!
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Put Hella Supertones in today
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Lifting or leveling? I guess what I'm asking is how high are you going?

Thinking of just going 2" spacers with mine however I'm not sure that will change appearances much.
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BTW. Where did you get the light bar?
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Ben Staad wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:50 pm BTW. Where did you get the light bar?
I'm actually planning on lowering. Only about a half inch or whatever the Outback struts will do.
The bar is from Rally Innovations:
https://www.rallyinnovations.com/collec ... bta-rlb-01
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Cool. Well share picks when you can. I'm looking to raise mine up a bit however still interested to see mods.

BTW. Thanks for the link to the light bar. I am still hoping to find something beefier for my Baja however I will keep this one in mind.
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Thought I was going to replace a few plastic bolt thingy s today but I guess I ordered the wrong ones. Anyone have an idea the right part number for these on the 2003 Baja? I need three.

I looked through the manual here and couldn't exactly figure out the diagrams for these little guys.
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