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This is a discussion on New Member Soon to be 9-2X Saabaru owner within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Just wanted to swing by and say hello from Medina Ohio. Im picking up a Saab WRX.............er 9-2X lol. I ...

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    Just wanted to swing by and say hello from Medina Ohio. Im picking up a Saab WRX.............er 9-2X lol. I wanted a WRX but this car was alot cheaper then the Subaru. Im picking it up for 6900 plus trade in of my POS civic. Sadly Im also having to sell my 2000 Mustang as i cannot afford to keep it anymore due to having a family now. The car is an automatic, but compaired to my civic its pretty stinkin quick. I was actually supprised. I kinda have to stay automatic because my wife cant drive stick. One question I have is will pretty much all perfomance parts from the WRX work or fit the 9-2X? Also when I test drove the car and I was looking at the car the Shifter was quite hard to put into gear. Like it was sticking or the linkage might have been bound up. Also the hatch didnt want to open when it was unlocked. Are these normal problems with the car? Im new here and this will be my first hatch back car Ive ever owned.
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    No one replyed? Is it because I'73m getting a 92x and not a wrx?

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    Well maybe nobody replied because not really too many people have the 9-2x, especially around here on this forum...not exactly a common car.

    Most parts should fit without a problem. I'm not sure about ECU mapping however. Have another mechanic look at how it shifts and they'll be able to tell you if it's a problem or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Well maybe nobody replied because not really too many people have the 9-2x, especially around here on this forum...not exactly a common car.

    Most parts should fit without a problem. I'm not sure about ECU mapping however. Have another mechanic look at how it shifts and they'll be able to tell you if it's a problem or not.

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    The only differences you have to worry about are aero and body parts; the motor, mapping, and chassis are identical.

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    2005 here are some pictures.





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    Nice find.

    Parts are the same as said.

    I know nothing about AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Nice find.

    Parts are the same as said.

    I know nothing about AT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92xScott View Post
    Also the hatch didnt want to open when it was unlocked.
    Does the rear hatch open fully when you push it up? It could be that the struts have warn out or have been damaged.

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    It opens just fine and stays open. its the latch or the handle that seems to not let it open at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92xScott View Post
    It opens just fine and stays open. its the latch or the handle that seems to not let it open at times.
    It isn't a common problem - the latch probably slipped and needs adjustment, lubricate, or replace the latch. Hopefully the rear of the car isn't bent though....
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    After reading more and more about the automatic turbos it seems like they cant seem to get out of their own way? I'm coming from a 1999 civic ex. I also use to own a 2000 V6 Mustang 5 speed. Seems manual trans WRX and 92x are hard to find. It also sounds like they are hard to make faster? Maybe I'm reading this wrong? Also as far as the automatic is concerned the shift lever is extremely hard to move through the gears. It seems sticky or too stiff. Could this be cable related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 92xScott View Post
    After reading more and more about the automatic turbos it seems like they cant seem to get out of their own way? I'm coming from a 1999 civic ex. I also use to own a 2000 V6 Mustang 5 speed. Seems manual trans WRX and 92x are hard to find. It also sounds like they are hard to make faster? Maybe I'm reading this wrong? Also as far as the automatic is concerned the shift lever is extremely hard to move through the gears. It seems sticky or too stiff. Could this be cable related?
    The auto tranny is widely considered stronger than the 5spd. Also, no shifter cables in the Subarus; direct linkage FTW
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    Interesting. After reading and seeing so many say the auto is terrible in the performance department. on the note of stiff and sticking shifter, what could it be? Maybe the linkage? Thanks for the help so far for a noob like myself

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    Seems like everything just had to be worked back in after sitting on the lot. Now my next question is, and Im sure its been answered before. But Ill ask it anyway as I am having trouble finding a good set of shocks and struts. KYB does not list GR-2's for the 92X but then I really dont want GR-2's I want something that will work well with lowering springs like the STI pinks later on down the road. All of this talk too about sedan shocks and struts fitting but loosing alot of camber also makes me nervous and think twice about them. I will consider STI shocks and struts but makes me nervous thinking about greasing them Im also not sure about fitment from sedan to wagon. I also do not know where to find a full set of springs and dampers. I also do not want inserts. And GR-2 from what I see are not that great ride quality or handling. I was thinking of these http://www.customcarscentral.com/tkc...u-wrx-sti.html (because i don't want to fool with adjusting stiffness) but again it makes me nervous about getting something that says also fits wagon, which says to me they are sedan specific. Im replacing because im getting a clunking sound from the fron right side of the car. But 102,000 miles i guess that will happen. Thanks for the help guys.
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