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#1 2021-05-21 21:55:48

eqlized_aero
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From: H-Town, Michigan
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My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

https://i.imgur.com/cN4OW1A.jpg

Unfortunately I am no longer a member of the 92x community. After 16 years and approximately 50,000 miles the car decided to start on fire as I was driving my kids home from school. I can still remember picking this car up brand new in Ann Arbor, MI. I'm so sad to see it go. I planned to keep it forever.

I suspect an injector sprung a leak and sprayed down the uppipe, causing the fire.

I just recently installed a Haltech Elilte 2500 with their dash. I tuned it myself and the 207 was running amazing. I'm just going to gut it and scrap the shell. Lots of parts survived, especially the interior. I will probably list some on here and FB marketplace.


JDM V9 Spec C Type RA swapped 92x - Smooth as silk EJ207
Factory Five 818S - Rough as sandpaper EJ255

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#2 2021-05-22 03:33:52

itsnotmeitsyou
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From: San Antonio, Texas
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

That's a tough titty.


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#3 2021-05-22 10:19:06

drewsro
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Holy crap, that sucks dude.


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#4 2021-05-22 11:12:35

Rich-N-AZ
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From: Arizona
Registered: 2013-10-25
User Number: 11897
Posts: 129

Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

That sucks, but hopefully you all are okay.


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

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#5 2021-05-22 11:15:46

WDEagle
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

So sorry that happened to member #3's  92x

Last edited by WDEagle (2021-05-22 11:21:21)


Hers --------> 2005 Midnight Black Flat Black Pearl White Saab 92x Aero w/sport & 2016 Ultra White Lexus NX200t F Sport
Mine --------> 2004 Black Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 2016 Lazer Blue Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
Ours --------> 2004 Millennium Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Ours 2 ------> 1966 Arcadian Blue Ford Mustang Coupe

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#6 2021-05-22 20:47:02

countriccati
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From: Boston
Registered: 2015-02-18
User Number: 28345
Posts: 253

Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Sounds like a scary situation, and a tragic end. Hope everyone is ok.
Curious to know what the setup was on the car, from the looks of things was pretty neat (air to water intercooler and a large rotated setup?).
Completely understand if it's too hard / sad to list it all out now that it's gone.

Thanks for sharing even if it's awful news, helps keep things in perspective.
What's the plan to replace it with?


me and my aero

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#7 2021-05-22 21:07:19

lizzardo
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

WDEagle wrote:

So sorry that happened to member #3's  92x

Might have been the last original owner still here.  I don't know.  I sold mine years ago but still miss it.  I'll toss back some aquavit in memory of such a well set up 9-2x.


A Real Saab and a LeMONS Saab - 1978 99 Turbo and 1979 900 Turbo
A non-SAAB - MV F4 312R - Once, the most mental bike ever made
Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter | 1991 Miata w/Hard top - toy
2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold

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#8 2021-05-23 13:28:13

WDEagle
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

lizzardo wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

So sorry that happened to member #3's  92x

Might have been the last original owner still here.  I don't know.  I sold mine years ago but still miss it.  I'll toss back some aquavit in memory of such a well set up 9-2x.

We still have ours so there is at least one.   banana


Hers --------> 2005 Midnight Black Flat Black Pearl White Saab 92x Aero w/sport & 2016 Ultra White Lexus NX200t F Sport
Mine --------> 2004 Black Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 2016 Lazer Blue Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
Ours --------> 2004 Millennium Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Ours 2 ------> 1966 Arcadian Blue Ford Mustang Coupe

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#9 2021-05-23 17:00:51

Neo1
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

About 1 1/2 years ago, an elderly neighbor knocked on our door one morning and said our 92x was on fire (this was about 7 am).  I thought, "yeah, right," but then looked on the street where it was parked, and sure enough, smoke was coming out from under the hood (car had last been driven the day before).  I grabbed some water (I know, not the best thing), ran out and opened the hood (I know, not the smartest thing), and saw flames all around the battery.  Dowsed it with water (I know...), and got it out.  Two wires had been rubbing, were touching (one was to the battery), had melted about 2 feet of the wire plastic off, which had dripped onto the battery and was starting to flame up.  Disaster averted (and neighbor rewarded with gift certificate to Duncan Donuts).  When I looked it up, seems it's quite common.  For me, the save was in time, and a quick replacement of cables solved it (and mechanic friend filled me in on a certain Volvo model that was notorious for doing it at some point in its life).  So sorry for your loss.


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#10 2021-05-23 18:56:08

racerjim
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Wow, that is tragic, so sorry.  I still think about mine (though I know who has it and get to talk about it occasionally).   That hood, did it melt?  If so, one hot fire!!!


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SOLD August 2016:  2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5-Speed, Cold, Premium, Arctic Silver
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#11 2021-05-23 21:04:15

Spartanfool
Red 92x 5 speed Aero
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From: Ada, Michigan
Registered: 2005-05-16
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

WDEagle wrote:

lizzardo wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

So sorry that happened to member #3's  92x

Might have been the last original owner still here.  I don't know.  I sold mine years ago but still miss it.  I'll toss back some aquavit in memory of such a well set up 9-2x.

We still have ours so there is at least one.   banana

I still have mine...so at least two.  driving


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#12 2021-05-24 07:40:33

ChasedToast
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From: Southern Michigan
Registered: 2017-08-29
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Holy smokes!  eek

I'm glad that everyone is okay but so sad to see an original owner lose their car in such a unfortunate way.


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#13 2021-05-24 15:42:29

iamchris
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Holy crap, sorry to hear! Glad you and the kiddos are doing fine though.

Any idea of what's next?

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#14 2021-05-24 17:15:07

lizzardo
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Spartanfool wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

lizzardo wrote:


Might have been the last original owner still here.  I don't know.  I sold mine years ago but still miss it.  I'll toss back some aquavit in memory of such a well set up 9-2x.

We still have ours so there is at least one.   banana

I still have mine...so at least two.  driving

And you both joined here before I did, even if by a few weeks.   diamond


A Real Saab and a LeMONS Saab - 1978 99 Turbo and 1979 900 Turbo
A non-SAAB - MV F4 312R - Once, the most mental bike ever made
Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter | 1991 Miata w/Hard top - toy
2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold

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#15 2021-05-26 00:39:33

mr_happy
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Registered: 2006-02-19
User Number: 1029
Posts: 129

Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Spartanfool wrote:

WDEagle wrote:

lizzardo wrote:


Might have been the last original owner still here.  I don't know.  I sold mine years ago but still miss it.  I'll toss back some aquavit in memory of such a well set up 9-2x.

We still have ours so there is at least one.   banana

I still have mine...so at least two.  driving

Make that three.

97,000 miles and still going strong.

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#16 2021-05-26 08:48:10

WDEagle
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

lizzardo wrote:

Spartanfool wrote:

WDEagle wrote:


We still have ours so there is at least one.   banana

I still have mine...so at least two.  driving

And you both joined here before I did, even if by a few weeks.   diamond

Good to see a FNG showing respect.   biggrin


Hers --------> 2005 Midnight Black Flat Black Pearl White Saab 92x Aero w/sport & 2016 Ultra White Lexus NX200t F Sport
Mine --------> 2004 Black Chevrolet Colorado ZQ8 2016 Lazer Blue Chevy Colorado Crew Cab
Ours --------> 2004 Millennium Yellow Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Ours 2 ------> 1966 Arcadian Blue Ford Mustang Coupe

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#17 2021-05-27 20:16:28

eqlized_aero
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From: H-Town, Michigan
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Posts: 5858

Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

Yes, the aluminum hood melted, it was a very hot fire. The good news is that firewall did its job.

Glad to see some OG members still have their cars.

I'm not sure what platform is next. I still have the 818 for a "subaru" platform. Although, that car needs to be K swapped. Low torque and peak horsepower at 9,000 RPM would be better in a 1900 lb car.

92x Mods included...
Full JDM V9 Spec C Type RA swap... sedan arms, brakes, axels, engine, tranny, diff, etc.
Twinscroll EFR7163 Internally Gated with Turbosmart IWGv5 wastegate
Rotated twinscroll manifold in Sch10 stainless made by me
APS 3" turbo back exhaust
AWIC with vanjen clamps made by me
DW 1500cc injectors at 60 PSI Base
Hellcat fuel pump
High frequency Mac 4 port
DCCD-Pro Controller
Haltech 2500 Elite
Haltech IC-7 Dash
AST 4100 Coilovers
Rota 17x9 wheels
Sway bars, end links, chassis braces
All stainless brake lines
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11A 255/40R17

Was making around 450 WHP and 400 WTQ

https://i.imgur.com/sClOwPs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Jlb7QXa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/z00qSvq.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/pqdRxDo.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1xaF49m.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/R3tJuqk.jpg


RIP


JDM V9 Spec C Type RA swapped 92x - Smooth as silk EJ207
Factory Five 818S - Rough as sandpaper EJ255

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#18 2021-05-28 19:40:13

bentmettle
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Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

real drag, sorry to see that...

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#19 2021-06-09 10:18:34

iamchris
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Posts: 25103

Re: My JDM V9 Spec C type RA swapped 92x is no more

RIP sad

Also still technically have mine, though it's been sitting in my garage and has been collecting dust and not being driven for the past ~4 years. Don't think that counts.

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