4th September 2003, 11:13 AM
have 17 in BBS wheels on my 95NG V-6 for about 4 months i have a banging when going over bumps ive done both front struts,mounts bearings ans changed the right lower control arm at my wits end , plus i want to change them before they start creaking when the cold weather sets in will be putting my stock rims and wheels back on in october , and my BBS's will go in the classified and on Ebay paid a grand for them tired of the rubbing in the rear and yes i did the fix from the service bulliten thats on Taliafferos site :-?? ONLY RIGHT SIDE BANGS
4th September 2003, 02:00 PM
First off, Im gonna go ahead and assume your cars front end is still the substandard 95 design. An upgrade from saab is available that will bring your car up to later 900 spec. I beleive it moves the front swar bar to a better location. The PN is 8994097 and is displayed here Saab says its about a $400 part from your average dealer.
Also to answere your question.
Scanwest sells outer controll arm bushings at $100 each.
Taliaferro sells Outer and Rear bushings for $140
And The steering rack brace with poly bushes for about $425
Abbott Track Controll arm bushes sell for 115 pounds, and Support arm bearings for 135 punds.
4th September 2003, 02:59 PM
I am wondering...by substandard, you mean this may help the "shakes" as well? also, what year did they start using the good stuff? the pics you posted...is the highlighted items the ones we need? thanks. one more question...will the dealer know if i just simply say " i wish to upgrade to the newer style suspension"??i have a 95 900s. i really want to get all I can from my suspension. I drive a little on the agressive side
4th September 2003, 06:31 PM
It was a 96 change, and just give him the parts number 8994097. Yes the highlighted items are the new parts, but buy the new poly bushings first, and have them substitute them in the setup, since it just comes with rubber mounts.
4th September 2003, 06:40 PM
Is the original anti-roll (sway) bar reused then? I would have thought that moving its mounting point from the lower arm to the radius arm would make it unusable.
4th September 2003, 10:28 PM
Its a new one, #20 on the top EPC list. If i get a chance, I'll have saab fax me the list of parts, and seperate parts numbers.