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#1 2005-06-19 23:39:07

koretex
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Registered: 2005-06-19
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Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

Here's what Ive come up with.

'05 9-2x Aero 5speed, Premium, Cold Weather

Cobb AccessPORT - $600
Cobb SS and bushings - $150
Cobb Stage 1 Brake Kit - $350
Whiteline Front Sway - $160
Whiteline Rear Sway -$160
Whiteline End Links - $100

Total - $1520

That is my own Stage 1 Kit for my car smile

Stage 2 Will come around 25000 miles and as of right now consist of...

Equal length headers - $500 to $800
catless TBE - $800 to $1200
catless Uppipe - $150 to $250

Total - $1450 to $2250

Triple Gauge Pod and summer tires will come as soona s I get the cash smile 
Tell me what you guys think and suggestions are appreciated!

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#2 2005-06-19 23:51:16

spiff
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Registered: 2005-05-19
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

That sounds absolutely amazing..im getting chills...woo.

Seriously though, thats awesome, Its always tight do get a bunch of things at once, its like Christmas..or your Birthday.

You have an awesome amount of improved acceleration, and good handling and extra good braking..woo.

One question though, is it really neccessary to upgrade the breaks? I have a linear, and push that thing hard, and I am really impressed with the brakes, i have no complaints...might i suggest investing the 350$ into something else?
just my .02
-Dan

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#3 2005-06-20 01:21:39

desertaero
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

unless you are gonna be seriously auto-x'ing i think you can worry about the front sway bar later, most people just get the rear one to decrease body roll..the amount of oversteer will increase w/a big rear sway bar, and the amount of understeer will increase with a bigger (than stock) front swaybar...anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


'05 Desert Silver 92x Aero 5MT

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#4 2005-06-20 01:34:18

eqlized_aero
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

The only thing on your stage two that I would change would be equal length headers with an integrated up-pipe so it is one big piece. I've seen them where they go 4-2 where the normal up-pipe would start and then 2-1 right at the turbo. I haven't read the reviews though.

Having installed an APS up-pipe in my car I can definitely confirm a substantial performance increase, but I did the seperate unit because I don't plan on replacing my headers for a while. If I were doing it all as one project I personally wouldn't get the seperate up-pipe.


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#5 2005-06-20 09:23:51

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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

The aftermarket headers are not worth the money in my opinion.
They increase the hp (not by a whole lot) on the top end by robbing it from the low end. If you're going for the higher dyno numbers, then the headers might be worth it...Otherwise, for street drivability, they're not.
Plus, getting equal length headers will take away the sound of the engine ("boxer rumble").
I think that the best (and most cost effective) thing to do is to port and polish the stock exhaust manifold.


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#6 2005-06-21 13:34:46

koretex
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

Thanks for the heads up on the headers guys, Im not planning on ever changing out the turbo so I wont go that route...

The dealer jsut called and I will get my car sometime next week, before the weekend he promises! I guess I'm going camping for July 4th big_smile

Anyway what I've decided to do is....

Cobb AP = $600
Cobb SS and bushings = $150
Whiteline Rear sway and endlinks = $260
Saab armrest extender, rear cupholder, trunk mat, cargo net = $250
15% tint everywhere = $200

Total $1460

I'll get the brake kit when its time to change pads, and Ill get the front sway if I need it, more research is needed on that subject. I'm so f-ing stoked I can't for my 3 day weekend next weekend!!!!

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#7 2005-06-21 16:56:00

SilverSubaab
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

"Saab armrest extender, rear cupholder, trunk mat, cargo net = $250"

I would forget about that stuff and get the STi transmission mount for like $60, rear strut tower bar for like $150, and then maybe an IC hose for $90 (I know it is a little more $ all together, but it is worth it...).  Just my $.02.


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#8 2005-06-21 23:42:05

T-St Saab
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

Those are all excellent choices . . . but you may want to get some gauges before you start making the performance mods.  This way you can notice the EGT's or spiked boost right before your car blows up. big_smile

I've always found this thread on nasioc to be helpful:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr … did=288342

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#9 2005-06-22 07:28:52

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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

T-St Saab wrote:

I've always found this thread on nasioc to be helpful:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthr … did=288342

It IS good... but don't let that guy who loves K & N filters (https://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?pid=5218#p5218) see it...  lol


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#10 2005-06-23 02:40:59

T-St Saab
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Re: Brand New 92x and $1500 to blow....

trying to stir up trouble w/ the whole k & n thing . . . sheesh . . . .wink

as we've all seen . . . to each their own . . . i've seen a lot of people make very fast (and reliable) cars through very different means . . . so much depends on personal preference . . . and the end result still ='s fun

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