What did you do to your Baja today?

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Guacamole wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:26 pmHow difficult was the transmission swap? Is it something you can just pull and swap with an identical model? Mine's feeling like it's on its way out.
A couple of years ago I swapped the transaxle in my daughter's 98 Forester. Her front differential had gone bad. I went up and pulled the auto tranny from another Forester that had ben overheated. The Baja really isn't all that different. Rear driveshaft, CV axles (you undo the front ball joints), exhaust "Y" pipe, a small crossmember, the shifter linkage and one or two "plug and plays" The lower bolts were bit tricky to get to. You will definitely want to drain the old tranny first. I did this using only a regular floor jack, but I had drilled the lift plate so I could bolt a larger plywood pad to it.
I did the whole job by myself, and I also have a small garage - only 10 feet wide. Dennis
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Toybox06 wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 pm How difficult was the transmission swap? Is it something you can just pull and swap with an identical model? Mine's feeling like it's on its way out.
The second part of your question involving identical models, I’m still not sure what all the differences are but as I saw there were maybe some different gear sets for the differential among different cars but there is a sticker right on top of the transmission you should be able to match up.
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ZUBAJA wrote: Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:15 pm
Toybox06 wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:30 pm
Thanks guys, will have to look into it a little more. Luckily, half my problem was solved with new spark plugs! :lol:
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Today's (This Week) upgrade is:


BFG KO2 235/75/R15 on Basset 15x7 rims with 4inch offset.

Includes: ECU reposition (since the wells are cut out); what a pain.
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I swapped out the fenders and bumper for a Legacy GT bumper and Outback fenders
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Hmm @SteveW, that looks better than I thought.
1992 Legacy SS, 5mt and heavily modified
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Looks good Steve.
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Oil Change! Whew. LOL LOL

Been lacking funds to do any of the cool things. :lol:
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Custom dual exhaust w/flowmaster muffler and wheels and tires. Black rhino rumble in olive drab. Toyo AT III’s 215/75R15
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I want to see pics of the exhaust. Im getting close to pitting my lift in and need to replace the midpipe and muffler while im under there.
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Everything looks great. Quick question...Where did you buy the fuel flap from?
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Ben Staad wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:19 am Everything looks great. Quick question...Where did you buy the fuel flap from?
It's the OEM fuel door. I just vinyl wrapped it matte black.
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06Suparu wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:26 am I want to see pics of the exhaust. Im getting close to pitting my lift in and need to replace the midpipe and muffler while im under there.
I will have it on my lift here in the next few days when I install my Gorilla 1' strut spacers and wheel spacers. I'll snap an undercarriage pic!
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Well it looks great. Is vinyl wrapping something done at one of those car places that do the graphics?
vmachuca55 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Ben Staad wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:19 am Everything looks great. Quick question...Where did you buy the fuel flap from?
It's the OEM fuel door. I just vinyl wrapped it matte black.
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I’m sure they could do it for you or even sell you some vinyl. I ordered some online and did it myself. Way cheaper.
Ben Staad wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:48 am Well it looks great. Is vinyl wrapping something done at one of those car places that do the graphics?
vmachuca55 wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:30 pm
Ben Staad wrote: Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:19 am Everything looks great. Quick question...Where did you buy the fuel flap from?
It's the OEM fuel door. I just vinyl wrapped it matte black.
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