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#276 2016-08-01 23:58:39

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

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#277 2016-08-02 00:40:44

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Continue on 130 to the east on that map past the observatory and you can see it's curvy as shit for many more miles on to the restaurant lizzardo mentioned.


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#278 2016-08-02 09:42:26

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

My poop is usually straight with a bulge in the middle.

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#279 2016-08-24 12:27:57

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Soooooo... you guys still in for the 18th? I would be down to do the BAM caravan from Sac, hang out at BAM for as little or as long as we want and then bounce from there whenever to go on the 130 route for some fun on the way back to Sac.

Max, to address your concerns of Subaru doucheyness, the i-club subie crowd is well-behaved from what I experienced. The caravan is pretty tame and they have a no-tolerance policy on people hooning en route. They've had the show at the same location for a couple years now and want to maintain a good relationship with the Parks and Rec department so the organizers are strict on people being dumb at the show as well. From my experience it's far from a typical Friday night doughnut-in-parking-lots crowd. 

The Sac caravan leaves at 8:30 and when I went 3 years ago there were about 40 cars, pretty cool to drive in a long line of hood scoops! What do you guys think?


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#280 2016-08-25 15:35:49

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

That sounds like fun! I should be available to go on the 18th.


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#281 2016-08-25 22:00:59

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Still don't have my car back.  Maybe?


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#282 2016-09-12 16:22:41

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

BAM is coming up! Angelo and Max, do you want to plan on leaving the meet at a decent time and heading out on the canyon run down 130 past the Lick Observatory, taking a pit stop at The Junction restaurant that Steve mentioned, and then either heading north to meet up with 580 via Mines Rd, or continuing East on 130 to i5? The routes N and E after the junction are about even in terms of added time, whichever route you guys prefer Iím down for.

Hereís a map of the route to The Junction from where BAM is being held.  https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Quarry+ … 923481!3e0

I am having the Saabaru alignment done today since I got the new and improved (and straight) adjustable lateral links in last week. I am waiting on some bushings that are currently en route from Perrin to reinstall the sway bar but will have that in no problem by Sunday.


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#283 2016-09-12 19:10:02

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

That sounds great to me. And either route after The Junction is fine by me. Mines looks like it might be quieter in terms of usage than the highway.


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#284 2016-09-13 10:26:49

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Mines Rd. from The Junction to Livermore has a very narrow section.  It's too narrow to even have a stripe.  It's great fun on the motorcycle, as long as everyone keeps to the right on blind corners.  Del Puerto Canyon from The Junction to Patterson is striped the whole way and also really entertaining.  It's a more open, and probably what I'd recommend for a train of cars.  There are some really nice corners with good visibility.

Either way, keep a little in reserve in case of dirt or gravel in the road, or perhaps wildlife.  Also watch for motorcycles and bicycles.  Be nice!


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#285 2016-09-13 11:45:43

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Thanks Steve, per your recommendation sounds like continuing East down to i5 will be the better choice for us. Bigger corners with better visibility would favor us vs. Mines Rd with narrow sections more suited for motorcycles.  driving


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#286 2016-09-13 21:12:57

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

ikbrown wrote:

Thanks Steve, per your recommendation sounds like continuing East down to i5 will be the better choice for us. Bigger corners with better visibility would favor us vs. Mines Rd with narrow sections more suited for motorcycles.  driving

checkmark sounds better to me


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
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#287 2016-09-13 22:01:16

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

sohlman wrote:

ikbrown wrote:

Thanks Steve, per your recommendation sounds like continuing East down to i5 will be the better choice for us. Bigger corners with better visibility would favor us vs. Mines Rd with narrow sections more suited for motorcycles.  driving

checkmark sounds better to me

I don't think you'll be disappointed by Del Puerto Canyon.


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#288 2016-09-14 01:42:56

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

That sounds good to me  up


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#289 2016-09-19 13:08:45

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Thanks for the canyon run recommendations again Phil and Steve! We went with a group of 4 cars through San Jose to Patterson and those roads were great fun!

I was thoroughly surprised at how quickly and how HIGH you climb up to the observatory on Quimby, holy hell! Iíd love to go back and spend some time at the Observatory enjoying that view, maybe at sunset. I wasnít as thrilled with that road from a driving perspective since it was mostly low-speed and suuuuper narrow with more traffic so you had to be more reserved. I had a nice test of my brakes coming down in the narrow no-center-stripe section when a very nice lady coming uphill didnít realize I had right of way coming downhill when she slowly passed a biker. Can confirm. Brakes work. Ha.  unamused

Del Puerto Canyon was amazing though! Great recommendation to go that way vs. Mines Rd. I enjoyed being able to sit in 3rd - 4th through most of that section and we didnít encounter any traffic until the very end when we could see i5. Good fun!  driving

The Junction was surprisingly less divey than I was imagining. Definitely a biker spot but the inside looks like they did a renovation recently Ė good spot for lunch on the way.


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#290 2016-09-19 21:41:54

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Glad to hear the route was satisfactory.  Mines to Livermore is a lot of narrow, no center stripe, so you probably didn't need any more of it.  There are some nice, fast sweepers on Del Puerto Canyon though, as you discovered.

Still waiting on my car:  130 days and counting.


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#291 2016-09-20 10:14:51

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

lizzardo wrote:

Glad to hear the route was satisfactory.  Mines to Livermore is a lot of narrow, no center stripe, so you probably didn't need any more of it.  There are some nice, fast sweepers on Del Puerto Canyon though, as you discovered.

Still waiting on my car:  130 days and counting.

Really great route. I really enjoyed the section between the observatory and the junction as well as del puerto. I have great respect for anyone who rides that on a motorcycle with all the pre corner bumps and ocassional random sections of gravel. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Can't believe your car isn't done yet. What could possibly take this long?


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
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#292 2016-09-20 11:12:18

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

sohlman wrote:

Really great route. I really enjoyed the section between the observatory and the junction as well as del puerto. I have great respect for anyone who rides that on a motorcycle with all the pre corner bumps and ocassional random sections of gravel. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Can't believe your car isn't done yet. What could possibly take this long?

When I ride it I hold a fair bit in reserve.  Sunday mornings bring out the racers and wannabe racers.  Nothing ruins a Sunday ride like someone crashing, so I try to avoid the busy times.  The conditions are not always the best.  I think I've only done the stretch from The Junction to the observatory once or twice.  The usual from my location is Livermore, Mines Rd. to the Junction, Del Puerto to Patterson, fuel up, and return.

Ah, the car ...

Because it is all aluminum and monocoque construction, it has special challenges.  The aluminum can't be straightened, so they cut sections back until they're at a straight part, then reconstruct it.  The sections are riveted and bonded.  First was the estimate, and approval to proceed.  Then, sufficient disassembly to revise the estimate for hidden damage and approval for the revised amouint.  Order the parts, rebuild, repaint.  Did I mention that the rear quarter panel is one piece that loops around the door?  That meant removing the door and the roof.  And the hatch, but that needed replacing anyway.  Many of the electrics are in the rear, as is the battery.  Getting all that back in place has taken much time.  The car should be in the polishing stage now.  I'm not sure if it's been to the alignment shop yet.  If not, that's next.

So glad I didn't go for the rental car, even though the daily allowance is less than I'd like.


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#293 2016-09-26 17:46:05

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

lizzardo wrote:

sohlman wrote:

Really great route. I really enjoyed the section between the observatory and the junction as well as del puerto. I have great respect for anyone who rides that on a motorcycle with all the pre corner bumps and ocassional random sections of gravel. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Can't believe your car isn't done yet. What could possibly take this long?

When I ride it I hold a fair bit in reserve.  Sunday mornings bring out the racers and wannabe racers.  Nothing ruins a Sunday ride like someone crashing, so I try to avoid the busy times.  The conditions are not always the best.  I think I've only done the stretch from The Junction to the observatory once or twice.  The usual from my location is Livermore, Mines Rd. to the Junction, Del Puerto to Patterson, fuel up, and return.

Ah, the car ...

Because it is all aluminum and monocoque construction, it has special challenges.  The aluminum can't be straightened, so they cut sections back until they're at a straight part, then reconstruct it.  The sections are riveted and bonded.  First was the estimate, and approval to proceed.  Then, sufficient disassembly to revise the estimate for hidden damage and approval for the revised amouint.  Order the parts, rebuild, repaint.  Did I mention that the rear quarter panel is one piece that loops around the door?  That meant removing the door and the roof.  And the hatch, but that needed replacing anyway.  Many of the electrics are in the rear, as is the battery.  Getting all that back in place has taken much time.  The car should be in the polishing stage now.  I'm not sure if it's been to the alignment shop yet.  If not, that's next.

So glad I didn't go for the rental car, even though the daily allowance is less than I'd like.

Aluminum/ single piece would make it hard, sounds like you were hit in the totally wrong place  sad Any updates?


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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#294 2016-09-26 17:47:20

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Angelo what happened to your friends pictures from the other weekend? I bet he got some good ones leaning out of the car like he did.


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
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#295 2016-09-26 18:51:42

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Yeah he hasn't sent me anything or posted anything on instagram/facebook. I'll check in because I'm curious as well.


2005 Brilliant Red Aero 5MT - AP V3 Stage 2 - BPM turbo back - Grimmspeed up pipe - Perrin 25mm rear sway, endlinks and stout mounts - 17x8 O.Z. Ultraleggera w/ Hankook Ventus V12 evo - Subaru 4pot/2pot and stoptech rotors/pads

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#296 2016-09-26 19:48:15

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

sohlman wrote:

Aluminum/ single piece would make it hard, sounds like you were hit in the totally wrong place  sad Any updates?

I got it back this afternoon, 137 days after the collision.  It's too fucking hot right now to give it a thorough inspection, but my initial assessment is that it's as good as new.

It was a hard hit square on the rear, but with about 1/2 overlap.  It wasn't that it was the "wrong" place, just that they're difficult and expensive to repair.

It's a bit of a switch going back to it after four months in a 25 year old Miata.  I can't be driving with at least one foot to the floor at all times.  Steering is heavy, yet lacking feedback.  Brakes take too little effort.  Shifter throw is too long.  Visibility is bordering on non-existent.  It sounds great though and goes when I give it the gas.


2005 9-2X Linear --> sold | Volvo C30 R-Design 6MT --> sold
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
1991 Miata w/Hard top while this gets fixed -> Jaguar F-Type V6s w/6MT - commuter

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#297 2016-10-14 11:34:56

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Hello, new user.  I just picked up a manual 2005 92x Aero last month from a friend.  I was unfamiliar with the car before, but it's been a blast so far.  I'm in Oakland.   Been taking care of the minor little things, but for a car with as many miles on it as it has, im stoked.

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#298 2016-10-14 16:21:51

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Hello new user. Welcome to the site!  embeer

You interested in making your car even more of a blast to drive? I'll be putting my Perrin 25mm rear sway and stout mounts up for sale shortly.  driving


2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
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#299 2016-10-15 01:13:07

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Possibly!  Tell me more, I'm here to learn.  I don't know what either of those things are, or why I'd want them.  My big upgrade (or fix, i guess) has been some turn in concepts linkage bushings for the shifter, as it had developed a lot of slop that was driving me crazy. 

Apparently the previous owner was a bit of a car nerd, so I've got a short throw shifter on it and the suspension has been firmed up a bit from stock.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8410/29700706453_93c865690b_b.jpg

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#300 2016-10-16 11:24:32

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Re: How many Bay Area 9-2x'ers are left?

Anyone want to start planning another Sac area canyon run? Maybe to Berryessa


06' Silver Aero 5MT - Cobb Turboback, Stage II  93 octane tune, ST coilovers (KW Variant1s), Cobb short shifter, 22mm front and 24mm rear whiteline sways and endlinks, engine rebuild (Manley forged rods and pistons)
White 2015 WRX - Whiteline rear swaybar, Perrin brass shifter bushing, Cobb J pipe, Cobb Accessport, custom buzzard damage

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