21-02-09, 03:53 PM
Ok so I've only actually seen them on eBay, but why is that?
Why don't any of the Saab specialists sell them, and on top of all that anyone tried out one of the eBay items, recommend it?
21-02-09, 05:42 PM
The one by sophie deeley in eBay is a UK product, made of stainless steel, and in my opinio the best one, plus a greta value for money And comes complete with all hardware!
21-02-09, 05:53 PM
I've been looking around on the saab sites this evening and didn't realise the 6 point brace was a rarer item than the other clamps and poly bushes that are available on the market, will think about that one of ebay come pay day!
22-02-09, 04:37 AM
Ebay UK -
BRACE (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Saab-Brace-9-3-900-Road-Holding-Performance-Brace_W0QQitemZ270339887707QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_C arsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item27033988770 7&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318)
22-02-09, 07:21 AM
Yes, I've had that eBay one on my car for about a year and it is fantastic. It still looks shiny and new with no corrosion, even when I grounded the centre plate on a speed hump, which I've only done once, as you learn to respect them more with the clearance reduction of about an inch.
The quality is great and it really is a worthwhile modification as it tightens up the sloppy handling and shake and scuttle on a convertible no end.
I see the one above is a 'buy it now', you can sometimes get it cheaper if they run an auction, I think mine was about £150.
If you are thinking of dropping the sump in the future, do it before you install it, for obvious reasons. I want to put on a 3" down pipe at some stage, so it will have to come off for that, but otherwise, everything is still accessible (I think).
Honestly, go for it!
I have had that brace on my car and love it !
I dont have a convertable either, I would say it helps stiffen the front up alot and you can realy feel it helping the suspension to track the ground especialy on fast cornners.
I have grounded it out and put a slight dent in it.
22-02-09, 05:17 PM
Ahhh cheers guys, will be going for it soon. And then getting the sump+service done first to avoid any dramas at the garage! Fit all the toys after ready for LeMans this summer :cheesy: