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#1 2018-06-21 09:54:53

Sinyster
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From: Camden, Delaware
Registered: 2018-06-14
User Number: 46033
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My '05 92x Aero

Hello all, new to the forum but had my car now for going on about a month now. Figured I'd let her shine into the rest of the 92x world.

Car: 2005 Saab 92x Aero 4spd Auto | EJ205

https://i.imgur.com/3lAqtX2.jpg

She's running just over 137k miles, has a few minor things done visually, as well as a custom exhaust system. Currently residing up in the New England region of the states in the small state of Delaware.

Things to do: Repair/Replace rattling heat shield, replace passenger-side foglight, clean driver-side headlamp, re-paint hood scoop and mirrors (previous owner figured that was a brilliant idea), get new floor mats (because for some reason, BMW mats on all but driver seat?)

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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero | 4AT | Brilliant Red

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#2 2018-06-21 10:25:43

snowphun
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From: Central CT
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Welcome.

I suspect those parts were painted black because the clearcoat on red cars peels badly, most noticably on plastic parts. How's the paint on the wagon hatch near the badges?

Check the rear strut towers for rot, they will be rotted, the question is how badly.  https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showth … ?t=2391932

I like Weathertech FloorLiners, they fit well and look nice enough to leave in all year.

Delware is definitely not part of New England!

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#3 2018-06-21 10:28:28

Sinyster
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From: Camden, Delaware
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Ah, was unaware of this fact. Now that ya mention it, the hatch is a bit faded in a couple of areas. At least I know now that that was a common issue among the red ones.

As for the rot, I've not checked, but I will today since I thankfully have the day off! Cheers for the advice!

And wait really? Well, I did just move up to Delaware in the past few months so I'm still learning little things such as that. Soooo...whoops!


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#4 2018-06-21 11:50:03

drewsro
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Registered: 2014-01-10
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Congrats! Good looking car!


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#5 2018-06-21 11:52:58

Sinyster
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From: Camden, Delaware
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Thank you very much!


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#6 2018-06-21 12:08:01

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Re: My '05 92x Aero

To inspect the strut towers properly, you will need to remove the following:

Cargo area floor (may as well pull out the spare and the tools)
Rear seat upper and lower cushions
Rear seat belts
Rubber rear door seals (rearmost portion only)
Rear C and D-pillar upper and lower trim
Cargo area carpeting
Foam insulation (stretch the insulation around the white square block clips to remove - the clips don't want to come out)

After all of this, you should be able to see the FRONT sides of the strut towers. The rust issue is around the seatback latch and down at the welds.

https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showth … ?t=2391932


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#7 2018-06-21 12:14:29

Sinyster
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Thanks a ton for the info. I'll see if I've got what I need to take a look at this today or my next couple of days off


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#8 2018-06-21 13:07:59

ikbrown
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From: Fair Oaks, CA
Registered: 2011-10-06
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Welcome to the forum! Probably half the users on the site no longer have 92xs any longer, but we still love this weird corner of the interwebz so continue to frequent it. There is a wealth of knowledge on repairs, mods and the like from previous owners threads so if you have a question, gie it a good search before posting cuz it has likely already been answered. Welcome and congrats on the purchase!

That reminds me, I need to update my signature. haha


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2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
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#9 2018-06-25 08:31:40

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Re: My '05 92x Aero

I'm thinking it is more than half!  tongue


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#10 2018-06-25 09:38:44

Evan Nave
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Lloyd mats are hard to beat. Great selection and quality. I’ve been buying their mats for ages. Their nicer models are a good way to dress up the cheap carpets in these cars.  As an added bonus, Saab is one of the few brands whose logos they are allowed to embroider on the mats. You can get saab , 92x, as well as just the Saab name.

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#11 2018-06-25 10:22:46

Evan Nave
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

Sinyster wrote:

Ah, was unaware of this fact. Now that ya mention it, the hatch is a bit faded in a couple of areas. At least I know now that that was a common issue among the red ones.

The brilliant red is my favorite and responds beautifully to a good carnauba wax, but the plastic parts are a problem. When the fade starts,  clear coat separation is not far behind. The trunk trim piece, rear spoiler, fender skirts, and the mirrors are among the most vulnerable areas. Fortunately, those parts are easy to work with. You can slow the degradation with good UV protection. Optimum Car Wax, a spray wax, believe it or not, fits the bill.


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#12 2018-06-25 10:39:43

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Re: My '05 92x Aero

arrow-up Those parts are also all easy to remove and take to a body shop to be painted. The hardest one is the rear garnish - mostly because of the lettering and the badge, not to mention over a dozen clips that are very easily broken.


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#13 2018-06-27 01:42:53

Rich-N-AZ
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

ikbrown wrote:

Welcome to the forum! Probably half the users on the site no longer have 92xs any longer, but we still love this weird corner of the interwebz so continue to frequent it. There is a wealth of knowledge on repairs, mods and the like from previous owners threads so if you have a question, gie it a good search before posting cuz it has likely already been answered. Welcome and congrats on the purchase!

That reminds me, I need to update my signature. haha

arrow-up HA - I updated mine!  Look somewhat familiar?  driving


05 Aero | Black | 4EAT: Level 10 Bulletproof Torque Converter & Valvebody | Pro tuned Stage II | Invidia Q300
05 Aero | Satin Gray Metallic | 5MT | 2.5 hybrid | Delicious FlexFuel | Pro tuned Stage III  | Invidia Q300

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#14 2018-06-27 10:27:23

Evan Nave
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Re: My '05 92x Aero

krazykarguy wrote:

arrow-up Those parts are also all easy to remove and take to a body shop to be painted. The hardest one is the rear garnish - mostly because of the lettering and the badge, not to mention over a dozen clips that are very easily broken.

Removing the spoiler is easy? I didn’t consider that. Good to know. I was originally planning to take the car in for the trunk garnish and spoiler. They are easy to tape off. The removal of the lettering from the garnish was my biggest concern. It was hoped that the pros Could address that with ease.


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#15 2018-06-27 14:00:59

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Re: My '05 92x Aero

arrow-up Now would be the best time to de-badge the car, and forget about the lettering. You/They'd never get it back on the garnish straight or in the exact right place after the repaint anyways, and new OEM badges are NLA.

Spoiler is attached with a few bolts, the electrical connection for the CHMSL, and some double-sided tape.


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