What did you do to your Baja today?

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Re: What did you do to your Baja today?

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ZUBAJA wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:05 pm I saw the split tranny and got excited because I thought someone was doing a "JDM hi-low" conversion. A tranny rebuild is still worth watching, and add the tall final gear...
I thought about the tall gear thing, but am afraid it might affect trailer towing. Dennis
Look closer, you may be on to something. Also, the fully assembled trans:
Https://imgur.com/gallery/XTjI8oh

Also I think you're right that a non-turbo 4 cylinder would struggle with a taller 5th gear while towing. My baja will be running soon with a 2001 outback H6.
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[smilie=666.gif] Now you have my FULL attention. Maybe make a dedicated thread to the conversion? So was that a JDM score? I had kind of looked at those, but at the time they were unavailable, and PRICEY.
The six speed thing does nothing for me as there seems to be no advantage other that the exercise for my right arm doing more shifting. The dual range, on the other hand, could greatly improve off road potential (although there seem to be some who disagree with that too). Dennis
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The dual range was from a JDM 03 forester. I saw it on Craigslist and immediately drove down to Portland (from Seattle) to get it. It was $450.

Nobody wants to hear it but an auto subaru is much better as an offroader. Especially with a locking rear diff such as a "Torq Locker." I installed one of those in my Baja too. My goal is to have a capable onroad and off roader. Not for rock climbing, but to go safely down fire roads to reach awesome camping spots.
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mike-tracy wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:54 pm The dual range was from a JDM 03 forester. It was $450.
WOW! I would have been all over a deal like that. I'd definitely stop for a lottery ticket on my way home.

Nobody wants to hear it but an auto subaru is much better as an offroader.

Yeah, I keep seeing that in various posts - but I have a manual...

Especially with a locking rear diff such as a "Torq Locker."

Might be another future consideration

My goal is to have a capable on road and off roader. Not for rock climbing, but to go safely down fire roads to reach awesome camping spots.

Kind of where I'm coming from too
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Installed a dash pocket with a switch to run some driving lights
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2000 Impreza RSTi Coupe
2003 Baja, 4eat & NA. Bone stock and loving it!
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Auto up and down on both front windows and new PIAA headlight bulbs
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Ok so now im curious how you did the auto up/down.
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06Suparu wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:10 pm Ok so now im curious how you did the auto up/down.
You can use the switch bank from similar era Nissan that is a direct replacement which includes the auto up/down on both front windows. See YouTube link below with instructions and part numbers...

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06Suparu wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:10 pm Ok so now im curious how you did the auto up/down.
This is the switch that I used. It's plug n play
https://www.switchdoctor.net/nissan-alt ... 1998-2001/
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That is all pretty cool, Steve. [smilie=666.gif]
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STEVEW wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:45 am Installed a dash pocket with a switch to run some driving lights
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Any info on the switch would be appreciated. Thanks.
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BajaJoe999 wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:23 am
STEVEW wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:45 am Installed a dash pocket with a switch to run some driving lights
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Any info on the switch would be appreciated. Thanks.
This is the switch I ordered. It's plug n play no modifications needed
https://www.switchdoctor.net/nissan-alt ... 1998-2001/
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