AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: xbluegto
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 3573

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 233
Total: 233
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: AMAZON.com
03: Baja Forums
04: Baja Forums
05: Baja Forums
06: Baja Forums
07: AMAZON.com
08: AMAZON.com
09: Baja Forums
10: Baja Forums
11: AMAZON.com
12: AMAZON.com
13: AMAZON.com
14: Baja Forums
15: Baja Forums
16: AMAZON.com
17: AMAZON.com
18: AMAZON.com
19: Pictures
20: Pictures
21: AMAZON.com
22: AMAZON.com
23: AMAZON.com
24: AMAZON.com
25: Baja Forums
26: AMAZON.com
27: Baja Forums
28: AMAZON.com
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: Baja Forums
32: AMAZON.com
33: Baja Forums
34: AMAZON.com
35: AMAZON.com
36: Baja Forums
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: AMAZON.com
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: AMAZON.com
46: Baja Forums
47: Baja Forums
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: AMAZON.com
55: AMAZON.com
56: Baja Forums
57: AMAZON.com
58: AMAZON.com
59: Pictures
60: Baja Forums
61: AMAZON.com
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: AMAZON.com
65: Baja Forums
66: AMAZON.com
67: Baja Forums
68: Baja Forums
69: Links
70: AMAZON.com
71: AMAZON.com
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: AMAZON.com
75: Baja Forums
76: Baja Forums
77: AMAZON.com
78: AMAZON.com
79: Pictures
80: Pictures
81: My Account
82: Pictures
83: Baja Forums
84: Baja Forums
85: AMAZON.com
86: AMAZON.com
87: AMAZON.com
88: Baja Forums
89: AMAZON.com
90: AMAZON.com
91: Baja Forums
92: Baja Forums
93: Baja Forums
94: AMAZON.com
95: AMAZON.com
96: AMAZON.com
97: AMAZON.com
98: Baja Forums
99: Baja Forums
100: AMAZON.com
101: Baja Forums
102: AMAZON.com
103: Baja Forums
104: AMAZON.com
105: AMAZON.com
106: AMAZON.com
107: AMAZON.com
108: Baja Forums
109: AMAZON.com
110: Baja Forums
111: AMAZON.com
112: Baja Forums
113: AMAZON.com
114: Baja Forums
115: AMAZON.com
116: AMAZON.com
117: Baja Forums
118: Baja Forums
119: AMAZON.com
120: AMAZON.com
121: Baja Forums
122: AMAZON.com
123: AMAZON.com
124: AMAZON.com
125: AMAZON.com
126: AMAZON.com
127: Baja Forums
128: AMAZON.com
129: AMAZON.com
130: AMAZON.com
131: Baja Forums
132: AMAZON.com
133: AMAZON.com
134: AMAZON.com
135: Baja Forums
136: AMAZON.com
137: AMAZON.com
138: AMAZON.com
139: AMAZON.com
140: Baja Forums
141: Baja Forums
142: Pictures
143: Pictures
144: AMAZON.com
145: AMAZON.com
146: Baja Forums
147: Event Calendar
148: AMAZON.com
149: AMAZON.com
150: AMAZON.com
151: AMAZON.com
152: AMAZON.com
153: Baja Forums
154: AMAZON.com
155: Baja Forums
156: Baja Forums
157: AMAZON.com
158: AMAZON.com
159: AMAZON.com
160: Baja Forums
161: AMAZON.com
162: AMAZON.com
163: AMAZON.com
164: Baja Forums
165: AMAZON.com
166: Baja Forums
167: Baja Forums
168: AMAZON.com
169: AMAZON.com
170: AMAZON.com
171: AMAZON.com
172: Pictures
173: Baja Forums
174: Baja Forums
175: AMAZON.com
176: AMAZON.com
177: AMAZON.com
178: AMAZON.com
179: AMAZON.com
180: Baja Forums
181: AMAZON.com
182: AMAZON.com
183: AMAZON.com
184: Event Calendar
185: Baja Forums
186: Baja Forums
187: AMAZON.com
188: Baja Forums
189: Baja Forums
190: AMAZON.com
191: AMAZON.com
192: Baja Forums
193: AMAZON.com
194: Baja Forums
195: Baja Forums
196: AMAZON.com
197: Baja Forums
198: AMAZON.com
199: AMAZON.com
200: Pictures
201: AMAZON.com
202: Baja Forums
203: Baja Forums
204: AMAZON.com
205: Baja Forums
206: AMAZON.com
207: Baja Forums
208: Baja Forums
209: AMAZON.com
210: Baja Forums
211: AMAZON.com
212: AMAZON.com
213: AMAZON.com
214: AMAZON.com
215: AMAZON.com
216: AMAZON.com
217: Baja Forums
218: AMAZON.com
219: AMAZON.com
220: Baja Forums
221: Baja Forums
222: Baja Forums
223: Baja Forums
224: Baja Forums
225: Baja Forums
226: AMAZON.com
227: AMAZON.com
228: Baja Forums
229: AMAZON.com
230: Baja Forums
231: Baja Forums
232: AMAZON.com
233: AMAZON.com

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- New Members -:- brand new to baja bugs
Amazon Store

brand new to baja bugs
Tell us about your self. Who are you, how did you find AzBaja.com etc. Start your first post here with your user name as the subject.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
holk594
Recruit
Recruit

holk594

Offline

Joined: Jul 20, 2014
Posts: 1
Location: mesa
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: brand new to baja bugs
Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 09:38 PM
Reply with quote

hows it going every one. This is my first post on this site, and i'm brand new to baja bugs. As you can guess i know almost nothing about them. I live in mesa Arizona and have been down here for about a year now. MY questions are will a baja bug pass emissions, and how do i make sure it is street legal so i can drive it to and from the trails.

Back to top
View user's profile Skype
PepeazulGreg
Private
Private

PepeazulGreg

Offline

Joined: Jun 22, 2012
Posts: 27
Location: Tempe AZ
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: brand new to baja bugs
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 01:11 AM
Reply with quote

Welcome! Baja bugs are a blast and you are about to have a good time! Bajas used on the street are subject to the same emissions standards as the rest of the AZ autos so if you want to have free reign with the engine you might choose an early bug maybe 69 or earlier. You can check the emissions standards for all years of cars on the DMV website. Once you hit 71 or later the standards tighten up quite a bit. 1965 and earlier require no emissions tests at all I believe. I have a 73 that is street legal and highly modified engine and the only way I get through emissions is having it insured as a classic which took some doing but got me out of the testing requirements. As far as street legal otherwise you need headlamps, tail lamps, brake lights, turn signals (turn signals may be optional technically), and a license plate in the rear with a plate light.

So where are you from? What type of Baja do you want to build? What do you plan to do with it once you build it?


_________________
www.pepeazul.com Home of the Rustoleum blue bug.

Last edited by PepeazulGreg on Mon Jul 21, 2014 03:20 AM; edited 1 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1345
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: brand new to baja bugs
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2014 04:15 AM
Reply with quote

Make your baja choice carefully based on your requirements. 1967 and newer cars need to go to emissions. VWs classified as collector cars are exempt as PepeAzul noted. Right now almost any aircooled VW bug is considered a collector car.

Pick your poison - Swing axel cars 67 and earlier - are great for the cruise on the trails and moderate speed offroad.

1968 cars suck - avoid them (swing axle with ball joint front end.

1969 and later - IRS rear with ball joint front.

If you have the coin $$$$ you can convert swing axle to IRS or ball joint to link pin, but IRS with link pin front beam is your best offroad bang for the buck. UNFORTUNATELY - no VW came this way from the factory.

So choose wisely depending on what you want to do slow or fast?

Back to top
View user's profile
MojaveRacer208
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

MojaveRacer208

Offline

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 711
Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert
Karma: +9

Post Post subject: brand new to baja bugs
Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 09:17 PM
Reply with quote

Slight correction on Wideopen's post there...
'66 and '67 are also ball joint/swing axle, just as 68 is. 69 and later are all ball joint/IRS.

Lot's of other people have converted their early swingaxle Bugs to IRS and many to long arms on the IRS. Plenty of later Bugs have been converted to longer rear arms and linkpin front suspension.

So while smog considerations make vintage of the Bug an issue in Metro areas of AZ, I wouldn't recommend letting the vintage worry you too much about how the Bug was originally equipped. Consider how it is equipped NOW.


_________________
Richard
A.R.T.S. Off Road Race Tech Inspection
M.O.R.E. / MDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Announcement
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja Bugs on Wiki needs HELP!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baja_Bug
4 Admin_AzBaja 5718 Baja Bugs on Wiki need...
 Sat Dec 22, 2012 04:57 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Sticky
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion what did you do to your buggy/baja/Thing/Sandrail today?
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 103, 104, 105 ]
1568 mufasavnvmc 904131 Re: what did you do to...
 Fri Feb 23, 2018 09:35 PM 
BaldEric View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion Baja sightings
Saw a baja driving around town somewhere? Post it up!
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 18, 19, 20 ]
285 MusicManiac 219084 Re: Baja sightings
 Thu Jan 23, 2014 03:41 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
Normal
No new posts Projects and Builds Shop Baja
Shop Baja
0 Northmountainauto 270 Shop Baja
 Wed Apr 18, 2018 09:00 PM 
Northmountainauto View latest post
No new posts New Members Baja hiding in Chandler 9 Upsbaja 1534 Baja hiding in Chandle...
 Sat Mar 31, 2018 08:27 AM 
AzBaja View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy