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Old 02-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
DUDE ITS A BAJA
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Mine works as a pretty good tuning bench also when I have the roof racks on I can get 6 total, full size dh bikes in the back and on top of it.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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I use mine as a daily driver, but in the summer ..a semi-show car.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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Mudding



Off roading



Hauling things (yes drywall fits)



Road trips and Daily Driving:



To be fair, those were all pics of our old Baja, but we've only had the "new" one less than a week. All it's hauled so far was it's 4 winter tires on steelies to a friends shop, then the reg tires and rims back home after he swapped on the winter tires for us. I'm a detailoholic, so except in winter it was kep exceptionally clean-you'd never guess all the things we did with it to look at it. In fact, we placed in a show a few years back with it. Someone on one of these forums once said it was the swiss army knife of vehicles-I agree. It's not like a dedicated trail truck, but it's no slouch either and it's comfortable enough for long trips. IMO, the perfect vehicle. Now if only they still made them!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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Showing off:


Hauling ass:

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Old 02-13-2009, 02:33 PM   #6
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The bed works as a trampoline for my kids (yea they have to work hard to get it going). Oh and step stool for my wife in the garage. And most of all, a getaway sled for me!
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #7
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i have a boat seat attachment on the inside-center of my tailgate so when im fishing off the shoreline i just plop the seat down into the swivel bracket & hang my feet off. i'll see if i can get a picture next time im out cat fishin.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:13 PM   #8
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Man, I just realized...my Girlfriend is driving in the 2'nd pic. She has a much more 'controlled and smooth' driving style.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:36 AM   #9
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Yellow Baja looks so BA, I always wanted a Baja, unfortunatly the turbo one for sale by my place was sold about a week before I purchased the STi.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:54 PM   #10
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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I posted pictures couple of years ago.
local home depot does not have big carpet size so I went to Dalton, GA (The carpet of world).



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Old 03-28-2009, 06:18 PM   #12
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Damn. Don't know how to insert pics. Do I have to upload them to some internet site first?
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:01 PM   #13
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I've had everything from mulch to a washer/dryer set in my rig.

I'll have to upload some of my pics.

I'm stoked to have found this place.
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:03 PM   #14
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Not very exciting but my son just borrowed mine to make a dump run.........Pete L.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:16 PM   #15
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Picture of the new cart machine. I had to go out and get carts from one of the local strip malls. You should of seen the looks on the peoples face when I went to the drive through at Wendys with all those carts.
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:14 AM   #16
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ha ha I have had to rescue shopping carts for the store my wife works for too.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:47 AM   #17
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I just transported 3 sets of washers and dryers.

they both fit nice with the bed extender....
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:26 PM   #18
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my wife and father-in-law picked up 70 garden stones.



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Old 04-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #19
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I went out camping with some friends, and to do some night stalking of wildlife (snakes, bugs, birds, etc), just to check them out and maybe photograph them. We were exploring some old abandoned farm fields. We didn't find much, but I did find an abandoned irrigation ditch

Actually, we knew the ditches were there and were careful of them. But every-now-and-then there are some dirt bridges across them. I came up to this ditch and and night, and the terrain approaching this ditch looked like there was a dirt bridge. Boy was I wrong





I was only going <1 mph when the front went in. But the front bumper did make it to the opposite side. It took one truck pulling, and 6 guys lifting the front to get it out.

The only damage was one bracket for the exhaust pipe was bent, and the heat shield pushed up to rub the drive shaft. Quick work with a branch to bend the heat shield out of the way to make drive home. At home, remove the bent bracket, straighten it out, and quick tug on the exhaust pipe, bolt things back up and good to go.

Looking at things underneath, it looks like Subaru had planned for type of incident, as the joint for the exhaust to the cat was a conical joint with spring loaded bolts. Nice
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:42 PM   #20
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Thumbs up My Baja is good for...

Kayaking,


Hauling traps

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Old 04-21-2009, 08:57 AM   #21
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Bringing home TV's, propane tanks, and going to Car Shows--ya, my Baja is in the shows!
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:08 AM   #22
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I went out camping with some friends, and to do some night stalking of wildlife (snakes, bugs, birds, etc), just to check them out and maybe photograph them. We were exploring some old abandoned farm fields. We didn't find much, but I did find an abandoned irrigation ditch

Actually, we knew the ditches were there and were careful of them. But every-now-and-then there are some dirt bridges across them. I came up to this ditch and and night, and the terrain approaching this ditch looked like there was a dirt bridge. Boy was I wrong





I was only going <1 mph when the front went in. But the front bumper did make it to the opposite side. It took one truck pulling, and 6 guys lifting the front to get it out.

The only damage was one bracket for the exhaust pipe was bent, and the heat shield pushed up to rub the drive shaft. Quick work with a branch to bend the heat shield out of the way to make drive home. At home, remove the bent bracket, straighten it out, and quick tug on the exhaust pipe, bolt things back up and good to go.

Looking at things underneath, it looks like Subaru had planned for type of incident, as the joint for the exhaust to the cat was a conical joint with spring loaded bolts. Nice
I'm a little disappointed you couldn't drive it out. "Everyone in the back, and start jumping!"
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:40 AM   #23
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I'm a little disappointed you couldn't drive it out. "Everyone in the back, and start jumping!"
Oh we tried that!!! Several times Darn near took off the tailgate trying, and burned a bit of rubber off the rear tires. But once the front tires reached the inside of the ditch, it was able to power out on it's own I thought that was cool.
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #24
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I'm a little disappointed you couldn't drive it out. "Everyone in the back, and start jumping!"

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Old 04-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #25
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sooo, um, did you change out the front struts while you were in there? it was a good time to do so!
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