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i just bought my baja a few months ago and it came with 31" tires in back.
i dont know what kind of tranny it has, the guy never told me.how would i tell what kind of trans it is? this car only has a 1973 1600 single port/stock carb and no performance mods Sad is this going to be enought to turn the big meats outback? i never drove the car, as soon as we got it we took the engine out. so i dont know how much power she realy has. i also wanted to know how to get a little bit of front end lift on her, kinda to make it look level w/ the 31"s. any help app./ by the way, im working on this thing in northern mi w/ a non heated garage Sad and im only 14 yrs old.

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welcome aboard, here is a link to your tranny question... www.thesamba.com/vw/fo...p?t=143138
and as far as your front end is concerned, you can buy adjusters and weld the in.
the cold i cant help you with, tell your parents to get the hell outa there as soon as possible..... Wink


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welcome aboard, here is a link to your tranny question... www.thesamba.com/vw/fo...p?t=143138
and as far as your front end is concerned, you can buy adjusters and weld the in.
the cold i cant help you with, tell your parents to get the hell outa there as soon as possible..... Wink
thanks for info...... but i like it up here, the baja trails are sweet in summer or winter[the spring mud season is the best up here]


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looks like my tranny is a stock 72-74 transmission, will i need a bigger one?


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your stock trans will be fine for 31" tires.

the stock 1600 engine could use some beefing up. stockers only put out 40 horses. that enough to have fun with a 245 size tire. its a bit shorter than 31's.

now maybe that freeway flyer (your trans) may have gears that will turn the 31's with the 40 horses. I do not know.

my baja has since received a stock 1600dp to replace my old stroker that died and it has problems movin the 31's very fast.


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To level front and rear consider 7.5x15 truck tires. Used on front af bajas for years. 29.5+/- dia and fit stock rims. I'm just not sure if they clear without lifting, but think they do.
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this baja will not be registered on street, im kinda using it like an atv[just putting a orv sticker on it] i might have someone that has a bigger motor for sale bout i got no money


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my baja does have lift spindles[just looked]

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Welcome Very Happy any pics yet?

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ya look in the picture gallary pg 2 the primer and blue one

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Oops, looks like a good start Wink

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hey hedrock thats prob. the best looking baja ive ever seen, any advice would be great. thanks

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hey hedrock thats prob. the best looking baja ive ever seen, any advice would be great. thanks

Thanks... The best thing that I can tell you is... Take your time, ask lots of questions and look at lots of pics. When you do all of this you can see what works for other people and pick and choose what you like for your car. I have borrowed lots of ideas from other builders.

I will be glad to help however I can, just ask... Wink

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cool,thanks. now what do you think- buy or weld my own... light bar, nerf bars,roll cage,front bumper[already have one but want to add on]

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