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#1 2017-01-09 14:19:56

tooalmazing
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Flywheel Specification

Hello everyone. I am fairly new to the saab 9-2x community and I just really need some help looking for the right flywheel for my 2005 Saab 9-2x Linear 5MT. Everything is bone stock and I'd like to keep it that way. I've been looking around different forums and people keep recommending upgrades. I just want to find the right flywheel for my car. I hope someone can help me with this. I would very much appreciate it.

P.S.

I've also been concerned about the Subaru parts that are compatible for my Linear 9-2x. I've been told by my friend that Subaru parts should fit perfectly for my 9-2x, but every time I search the internet for Subaru parts that fit my Saab, I find suggestions and "highly recommended" parts that are "Saab 9-2x specific". Should I just go with the assumption that: "2005 Subaru Impreza 2.5L EJ253 5MT parts should, and will, have the same parts as my Saab 9-2x Linear 2.5L EJ253 5MT".  confused confused confused banghead

These questions have been bothering me for the longest time so I would very much appreciate all the help I can get from my fellow 9-2x gurus.

Thank you all for your time.

Last edited by tooalmazing (2017-01-09 14:23:18)

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#2 2017-01-09 16:17:50

Rodman
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Re: Flywheel Specification

A Saabaru with the exception of the body parts that gives it its Saab appearance are the only difference to a same year Subaru counterpart. Ask for Subaru parts when buying parts, don't mention Saab.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold.
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm STi ver 7 drivetrain.
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2006 WRX, smoked, should've never betrayed 2.0L love.

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#3 2017-01-10 01:13:51

tooalmazing
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Hey @Rodman, thank you so much for the reply. I very much appreciate the assurance. I will make this a rule of thumb from now on.

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#4 2017-01-10 11:32:26

ikbrown
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Hey tooalmazing, are you replacing the clutch at this time as well? I had to replace mine awhile back and after a dizzying amount of research into lightweight, different upgrades, etc. I went all stock for my replacement clutch and flywheel. Maintains the daily drivability and keeps me sane in the stop-and-go portion of my commute. I believe Exedy was the brand of the clutch, the flywheel was provided by the shop I had the work done at.

And yes, for the exception of body parts, the battery, and a couple other minor things, everything mechanical is equivalent to the same year subaru. I always just ask for parts for an 05 WRX wagon for my 2005 Aero.


2005 Saab 92x Aero 5MT | The basic mods, Stage 2.04
1968 Dodge Charger 383 | WIP, restored almost everything but body work
2014 Subaru Forester | Wife's car

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#5 2017-01-10 11:36:37

krazykarguy
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Why wouldn't you simply have the original flywheel resurfaced and reinstalled? A flywheel is not a wear item...


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2014 Ford Mustang GT Premium 6MT - Sterling Gray Metallic

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#6 2017-01-10 12:17:16

ikbrown
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Re: Flywheel Specification

krazykarguy wrote:

Why wouldn't you simply have the original flywheel resurfaced and reinstalled? A flywheel is not a wear item...

I failed to specify, the shop installed a resurfaced flywheel. It's my understanding they have some in the shop to save time in these installs.


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#7 2017-01-10 16:09:12

tooalmazing
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Thank you all so much. I ended up just buying a flywheel.. The one I got was EXEDY FWSBL02FF. On amazon it says that it fits for  '05 & '03 Impreza 2.5 but not Saab 9-2x Linear, which seemed odd. But I hope you guys are correct.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BR … &psc=1

As for the clutch slave cylinder and clutch master cylinder, I got the nabtesco brand. Any thoughts?

Last edited by tooalmazing (2017-01-10 16:21:53)

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#8 2017-01-10 16:22:31

krazykarguy
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Re: Flywheel Specification

I checked out that Amazon link, and it should work on a Linear/2.5i, based on the Subaru models listed on the fitment chart.

However, you have not mentioned once, WHY you need a flywheel replaced. This is not typically a part that is replaced during a clutch job - 95% of the time the flywheel is resurfaced by a machine shop.


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#9 2017-01-10 17:46:05

tooalmazing
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Re: Flywheel Specification

@krazykarguy

Honestly, I'll blame it on my OCD. I just have a habit of replacing parts in my car whenever heavy maintenance is done like the clutch. I'm the third owner of the car, and for my own peace of mind, I'd much rather know that things under the hood are new. Also, I don't know the next time I'll be taking out the tranny from the engine so it's better that I make sure everything within the vicinity of the repair is also maintained. That way, if anything messes up, I know that it's not because of the poor driving habits of the previous owners.. Sounds crazy, stupid and expensive, but thats the truth of it.

Which reminds me, would you happen to know any other maintenance that should be done since I'm replacing the clutch anyway?

So far here are the parts I'm gonna replace, on top of the clutch replacement:

-clutch kit
-flywheel
-clutch master cylinder
-clutch slave cylinder
-rear main seal
-spark plugs

Last edited by tooalmazing (2017-01-10 17:48:03)

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#10 2017-01-10 20:04:06

krazykarguy
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Axle seals, transmission mount, exhaust gaskets, throw out and pilot bearings


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#11 2017-01-14 12:53:39

tooalmazing
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Re: Flywheel Specification

Hey guys, would any of you happen to know the torque specs on flywheel and the clutch? Thank you all for your help.

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