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Old 03-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #1026
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You're better off just purchasing a new assembly. You can't ship them assembled, the struts have to be purged of air once they are laid on their side or inverted. Unless you can guarantee that USPS/UPS doesn't toss them around.
What are you talking about??
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:06 AM   #1027
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Random spare parts+3 dollars of expanded metal+6 hours of fab time. :-)

I like the idea with your grill but I do see a concern. Do you think with all the accessories on your bar, and now the grill, are restricting air into the car? Our turbo engines run hot already so I guess it's a matter of trial and error. Thumbs up on you Baja
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:31 AM   #1028
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I like the idea with your grill but I do see a concern. Do you think with all the accessories on your bar, and now the grill, are restricting air into the car? Our turbo engines run hot already so I guess it's a matter of trial and error. Thumbs up on you Baja
That's a big negative. :-)
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #1029
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Some baja pr0n...washed waxed and detailed the baja yesterday.




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Old 04-01-2013, 08:48 AM   #1030
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Some baja pr0n...washed waxed and detailed the baja yesterday.




Swap your hose clamps from your TMIC to your t-bolt clamps on your intake silly.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:28 AM   #1031
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Random spare parts+3 dollars of expanded metal+6 hours of fab time. :-)
Looks good!!!
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #1032
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Just purchased my first baja

5speed manual turbo

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Old 04-05-2013, 11:01 AM   #1033
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Just purchased my first baja

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Nice find. The most rare of the bajas in that color. Looks like mine except I have oz gold wheels+ rally bars. :-)
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #1034
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That's pretty sweet!
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:55 AM   #1035
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Nice wheels. Paint the mudflaps the same color grey as the bottom cladding.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #1036
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Nice wheels. Paint the mudflaps the same color grey as the bottom cladding.
+1^^^^. more pics of your new ride
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Old 04-17-2013, 09:42 PM   #1037
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It's been over a week and I've actually gotten a lot of complements on this bad boy. I also think my pit bull loves it too! I wanted to tow something so my buddy let me tow his subaru justy, other than that I probably won't ever tow again. My plain is to work on the suspension first. What are some of your guy's set ups? Anyone using coilovers? Guys at my local shop are trying to convince me to stick with lowering spring and shocks. What do you guys think? Cheers!






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Old 04-17-2013, 10:07 PM   #1038
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It's been over a week and I've actually gotten a lot of complements on this bad boy. I also think my pit bull loves it too! I wanted to tow something so my buddy let me tow his subaru justy, other than that I probably won't ever tow again. My plain is to work on the suspension first. What are some of your guy's set ups? Anyone using coilovers? Guys at my local shop are trying to convince me to stick with lowering spring and shocks. What do you guys think? Cheers!






BC racing makes a great set of coilovers for the baja. ISC does as well but it will be totally slammed with the isc setup as the rear strut mount is way too short. Ask me how I know. I would go with the BC racing setup if I had to do it all over again, 14k front and rear for spring rates. 12k is too soft.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:26 PM   #1039
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BC racing makes a great set of coilovers for the baja. ISC does as well but it will be totally slammed with the isc setup as the rear strut mount is way too short. Ask me how I know. I would go with the BC racing setup if I had to do it all over again, 14k front and rear for spring rates. 12k is too soft.
So would I stick to the 03-08 legacy coilover?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:12 PM   #1040
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Ask for baja coilovers. Import image sold me both the bc racing coilovers (sti) and isc coilovers for my baja. Bajas are based off of 2001 legacys I believe but don't quote me on that. I have been finding more and more sti parts fit on the baja.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #1041
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Just got an 05 turbo (a/t)

56000 miles. First subaru I've ever driven/owned and I am in love.

The exhaust is starting to leak though- any suggestions on a new one? I think I like the xxceleration cat-back.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:08 AM   #1042
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Just got an 05 turbo (a/t)

56000 miles. First subaru I've ever driven/owned and I am in love.

The exhaust is starting to leak though- any suggestions on a new one? I think I like the xxceleration cat-back.
Buy an sti one off ebay, cut and weld to fit.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:46 PM   #1043
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I had a local shop do mine, I think I spent about $250 including a decent spintech muffler.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #1044
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Anyone ever straight pipe their baja? I'm thinking about having a local shop test fit one.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #1045
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Anyone ever straight pipe their baja? I'm thinking about having a local shop test fit one.
Straight down pipe or complete straight exhaust? A complete straight one would probably make too much noise, probably just enough to get law enforcement take a second look at your setup. Remember altering your exhaust is for "off-road use".
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:39 AM   #1046
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I tried a straight pipe with my NA and my car didn't take well to it. Not enough back pressure so was getting a lot of popping and I guess people could hear me coming a looong way off even though it was pretty quiet in my car. I had all my cats, just straight pipe from the cat back. I went with a high performance muffler instead. I still get a little popping but it's rare and not nearly as loud.

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:37 AM   #1047
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I have a pretty much straight pipe and it is LOUD if that is what you are going for good but it is obnoxious. I like it but...
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:17 AM   #1048
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Been there done that on several cars. Best thing to do is get a 3" in/out magnaflow cat/flex section put in your downpipe. Mellows it out quite a bit. I run this exact setup on both my sti and baja.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #1049
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Been there done that on several cars. Best thing to do is get a 3" in/out magnaflow cat/flex section put in your downpipe. Mellows it out quite a bit. I run this exact setup on both my sti and baja.
I can't tell
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:16 PM   #1050
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Here is the interior of my baja, it's obviously still a work in progress. The gray plastic was scratched up all over, so i replaced it.
The interior so far:
Steering wheel-- LL Bean Legacy
Airbag -- WRX
Shift knob-- 07 WRX knob
Shifter boot-- redline goods
Wood grain parts-- Outback limited

Future plans for the interior
Leather swap out of a legacy (to include doorcards) and vinyl dye of the gray pieces to black.
Black carpet (dyed)
Black headliner
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