The Baja From Hell is about as functionally unique as any modified car could hope to be, and in that regard, no option for the same money comes even remotely close. In the war-worn Japan, when there was not enough raw materials and fuel for engineering, the government adopted a law to encourage its own industry, according to which cars with a length of up to 360 cm and with a gasoline consumption of less than 3. The bellhousing and input shaft were changed for the , the first generation was used until about 1998, when a major redesign of the holding devices was released. The has also used this transmission in the past with an external transfer case attached. Subaru never made a blood thirsty rally version of the Baja, so Rob has taken it upon himself to make one. Like a total and complete badass! However, you should be able to return the car and welch on the deal within a certain amount of time. Also, Rob has been able to get as much as 27mpg when just cruising out of boost.
I say go for the swap, and plan early. Not talking about doing it right now, on my brand spankin new 7k miles 2005 Subie, but in 3 years it will have 100k plus miles on it, warranty will be up, and I will be itching for something different no doubt. Archived from on 24 February 2012. You beat me to that and saved me from having to say it. We're not sure it looks any tougher or less goofy, but at least the increased height hasn't adversely affected the car's respectable skidpad and braking performance 0. Anyone know how costly that might be? It can slip like a traditional torque converter, but remains locked under all conditions except when coasting or traveling at very low speed. Subaru is an automotive brand of a large industrial concern Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
There are several different type of relays used in the car's electrical system. I didn't buy the turbo because I did not want to have to pay for premium gas, and then get less miles per gallon. Ahh, another with some sense :- To answer your question, the 4-speed automatic is just a bit too shift happy for me. I did it on a 2001 and a 2002 outback. People did that on cars back in the 60's and 70's but not now. But here it is: A Subaru Baja Turbo, resplendent in dark brown with a heavy metallic flake that looks neither brown nor metallic, but then you get right up on it, and- ohmigod-Subaru's somehow forgotten to attach the trunklid to this otherwise pleasant sedan. I have about 8 hours of work in this now just stripping the car.
Since the 1970s, all Subaru conventional automatic transmissions have been designs adapted to Subaru specifications. The transmission uses a cable shifter, unlike previous designs that use a direct mechanical linkage. When the transmission is in neutral the neutral switch is open, so the voltage at pin 10 would be 8v or higher. The upgraded brakes slow the car with astounding force, and the chassis gives you an unexpected sense of balance when being thrown into a turn. The effect is a constantly and actively changing apply to the rear wheels anywhere from a few percent to fully locked. By now these are decades old and could be beat and in some areas rusted up and not worth even a few hundred premium for repairs some people. All I have to say is that you should've checked the facts before you committed.
Here are pictures of the harness. . I belive the post starter is pining for the controll that a manual tranny once gave them and is not used to the sappy world of automatics. I recently changed mine on the 25, and it would be nice if they were. The blue B36 connector is located behind the lower kick panel under the dash on the driver's side. It features routine maintenance, tune-up procedures, engine repair, cooling and heating, air conditioning, fuel and exhaust, emissions control, ignition, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical systems, and wiring diagrams.
The Baja Turbo is the newest in a line of improbable Subarus to be fitted with a turbocharged 2. So what I did was snip the wire at pin 18 of the B36 connector that came from the combination meter. Between then and now the car grew a lot, and I was very excited about doing this article on it in its current form. When in stop and go traffic, or around town, I find myself manually shifting the automatic trans a lot, to keep the engine in some sort of power band. If, that is, it had any competitors. I decided an engine swap is the best solution.
Gear Ratios are: 1st: 3. The following is a list of the relevant electrical connectors and what system they're related to. I'm aware of the various thing that need to be swapped over from the old engine - cam and crank sprockets, sensors, intake manifold - but I have a question. I was in the same boat. The second generation saw use until 2008. But with only four gear ratios-necessarily widely spaced-it ain't that much fun to play with.
Funny-looking though the Baja might be-with its behind all exposed like that-at least the Turbo, the third version of this curious contraption, has some muscle. I had a 6 month old Hyundai that I hated, talk about no guts! I'd just get used to the tranny, or sell the car once it reaches the value plataue sp? However, the wiring is different between the two transmissions. Passersby did refrain from ridiculing us viciously as we ambled about town in our Baja. So basically the 165hp normally aspirated engine has no oomph between 2 and 3k rpms. The Baja is a raw, exhilarating, and unfiltered example of what a modified Subaru should be like. Later attempts at reducing customer confusion resulted in torque split numbers being given, but these have no meaning as there is no mechanical or other device to provide a static starting point for the control unit.
But it ain't like other people didn't notice it. I hold no responsibility for any damage caused to your property or person by the use of the contained information. How do other people receive the Baja? Finally, here's the factory pages for the cruise control setup. The Turbo, thanks largely to a variable-valve-timing system that the standard engine lacks, delivers its peak torque an additional 69 pound-feet at 400 fewer rpm. Lineartronic uses a specially modified torque converter to connect the engine to the transmission. I would look around for a lightly used manual. The tranny isn't probably unique to the baja, and same goes for many other associated components.
Early I know, but while you're at it. The automatic's wiring is actually backwards. The following are some scans explaining the shift lock system's operation. Also, would it be a direct bolt in, to include the clutch linkage? I ended up swapping out the cruise computer from the donor car, and I also swapped the cruise inhibitor relay for the cruise clutch relay. Count teeth just to be sure. Subaru expects to offer a five-speed manual transmission in a decontented Baja Turbo with cloth seats , but as we went to press, the company wasn't quite sure about that. I then rewired the relay.