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#101 2013-08-31 10:03:31

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

krazykarguy wrote:

Reading through the entire thread, this is confirmed at least 4 times, twice by myself (counting this post).

Hehe you're right, I did'nt read the whole book here  cool now let's note that here and change the wikipedia page too hahaha biggrin biggrin


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#102 2013-08-31 11:35:04

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

So, does this discussion about the chassis being EXACTLY the same include the radiator support and headlight housings? I'm pretty sure those are different, due to the cosmetic change, though I haven't compared them with all the fascia removed.

(I'm asking because I need to do some structural repairs to the nose on my 92x, and WRX steel is much easier to get hold of.)


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#103 2013-08-31 16:19:13

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

arrow-up  headlight housings are most definitely Saab unique.  The upper core support...dunno.


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#104 2013-08-31 16:26:59

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

glitch wrote:

So, does this discussion about the chassis being EXACTLY the same include the radiator support and headlight housings? I'm pretty sure those are different, due to the cosmetic change, though I haven't compared them with all the fascia removed.

(I'm asking because I need to do some structural repairs to the nose on my 92x, and WRX steel is much easier to get hold of.)

They are definitely different between the 9-2x and the Impreza. However, since they are bolt-on parts, they are not considered part of the unibody (a.k.a. chassis).


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#105 2014-01-25 08:11:55

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

great list

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#106 2014-10-07 20:14:56

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

So random question are the rear fenders from the impreza interchangeable?  My wife just got hit by a motorcyclist today... and his handlebar left a good little mark...

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#107 2014-10-07 22:05:07

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Yep


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#108 2015-09-28 15:35:34

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

I'm replacing the headlight switch on my 2005 9-2x Linear. It looks like it's the same as 05 Subaru Impreza/Outback. Can someone confirm this for me? Naturally, no Saab part numbers seem to exist for the switch.

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#109 2015-09-28 16:32:03

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Headlight switch? The fog lights (your wouldn't have those on the Linear right) have a switch, the headlights are control on a steering column stalk. 99.99% positive that would be identical to a Subaru part. Contact your nearest Subaru dealership parts department?


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#110 2015-09-28 17:21:08

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Yep, the headlight, dimmer, and turn signal combo switch on the column. My Linear actually has fog lights, but I'm starting to think it's an odd one-off model, because its badges should be 06 but the sticker indicates it's definitely an 05 car. Anyway, much thanks!

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#111 2015-12-02 19:59:51

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

demay0592x wrote:

Yep, the headlight, dimmer, and turn signal combo switch on the column. My Linear actually has fog lights, but I'm starting to think it's an odd one-off model, because its badges should be 06 but the sticker indicates it's definitely an 05 car. Anyway, much thanks!

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#112 2017-03-03 13:20:08

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

I know this is an old post but im trying to get some info on interchange parts with Subaru.  I recently bought a rebuilt title 2005 Aero and it has some issues with the front.  Mostly, it has a cracked front bumper as well as cracked hood scoop insert.  I talked to my local Saab Distributor and they have a bumper cover in stock, but said that the hood scoop is discontinued.  What I'm wondering is whether another Subaru shares the hood scoop, or just the plastic insert.

Hood scoops that look similar:
2005-09 Legacy GT hood scoop
2009ish WRX hood scoop

Additionally I'm wondering on the interchange for fog lights.  My car is wired for them, but i don't have them.

Thanks!

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#113 2017-03-03 13:39:28

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Saa8aru wrote:

Additionally I'm wondering on the interchange for fog lights.  My car is wired for them, but i don't have them.

Thanks!

Search bar is your friend here.  I believe they said the Prius uses the same fog lights


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#114 2017-03-03 13:56:32

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Saa8aru wrote:

...cracked hood scoop insert.  I talked to my local Saab Distributor and they have a bumper cover in stock, but said that the hood scoop is discontinued.  What I'm wondering is whether another Subaru shares the hood scoop, or just the plastic insert.

Hood scoops that look similar:
2005-09 Legacy GT hood scoop
2009ish WRX hood scoop

The hood scoop is definitely NLA (no longer available). You will need to find a used one, there are some part-outs going on now on the forum that might have one. Check the for sale section.

No other hood scoop will work, the one on the 9-2x Aero is unique to the car.


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#115 2019-09-16 16:21:51

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

In the very first post on this thread it is mentioned that a security system is included on the 92x that is not on the Impreza. Is there anywhere a description of this security system, what it does, how/when is it activated and any methods for "clearing" it? I suspect my system has "activated" and locked out the starter and ignition circuits. So can't start the car.

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#116 2019-09-16 20:19:18

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

The only alarm you have is one that detects doors open using the inside handle (glass broken) when locked and if you have the shock sensor installed it will go off after a big bump.  Neither will prevent the car from starting.  Only 06+ have an immobilizer installed.


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#117 2019-09-16 21:18:12

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

I just finished replacing the head gaskets on my 05 92x liner with the engine out of the car. Once back in it won't energize the starter (works fine with remote starter) and there is no spark. So have to wonder what is going on as all electrical "stuff" works except starter and ignition that's why I suspected an immobilizer.

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#118 2019-09-17 12:50:03

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Turns out problem was a connector not fully seated. Suspect the secondary main harness connector

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#119 2020-06-03 17:25:21

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Hi, I need to replace my rear bumper cover on a 2005 wagon. Is there a wrx cover that is compatible? If so, what year? Thank you.

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#120 2020-06-03 20:37:25

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Why do members not realize we will see their duplicate posts when we view all new posts?


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#121 2021-02-10 14:18:42

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

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#122 2021-02-12 23:30:52

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

J3FFR0 wrote:

Will this fit 92x aero??



https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOR-02-07-WRX- … e6944e021c

From the only rating given, it doesn't seem like it even fits a Subaru banghead

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#123 2021-02-15 08:22:24

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

The model (WRX) and model year are correct for proper fitment.


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#124 2021-02-20 01:04:49

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I just got 2 keys made for my '05 Aero. Took some convincing on my part and a willingness to accept the cost of possible failure, but I ended up with 2 keys that worked fine from the local locksmith, for around $10usd. I'm sure that this was covered in the past, but wanted to share my recent experience. Plain metal keys. My car came with only one key; not acceptable in the long run.
I tipped the young man at the locksmith business who was willing to help $10usd and thanked him.

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#125 2021-02-20 01:06:24

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Re: Comprehensive list of differences between 92X and WRX/Impreza

Whoa, four posts; one more & I'm a regular!  driving

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