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finklejag
17th November 2003, 06:17 PM
Please post what your have done to your 9³, and what you are planning in the future.

finklejag
17th November 2003, 06:22 PM
2003 9³ Arc 2.0T

Cosmic blue/Parchment 6 speed

Mods

Aero body kit
Jetex catback
Jetex air filter
Aero metal interior trim
All season mats
Ice scraper
Silvervision turn signal bulbs
18 inch Euro OEM wheels
Driverside split angle mirror

oslowley
17th November 2003, 06:32 PM
'03 vector

Mods
h&r lowering springs
saabsport dual outlet muffler
euro-rub strips
19" racing hart c5
12" subs with fosgate 1200 and focal mids/high
j&r filter
roof rack with deflector

Future Mods
ppc upgrade
bilstein shocks

Saba
17th November 2003, 06:57 PM

Viscouse
21st November 2003, 08:13 PM
Viscouse's Project 9³.

2003 9³ Arc 2.0T 5 speed Auto
Outfitted with Charcoal gray interior & stylishly clad in Black.

4/03: Build Date
5/22/03: Birthday
6/03: Hardwire radar detector. Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14727)
6/03: Drv & pass door locks are now flush when locked. Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11239)
7/03: Hardwire 120V AC inverter. Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12226)
8/03: Smartslot cupholder
11/03: Got rearended :evil: Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18041)
1/04: JR air filter, turbo plate for up front, and a floor cargo net for the trunk! Turbo plate details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11060)
2/04: Aux-input
3/04: Bonafide member of XM Nation with an XM Commander. Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24283)
9/04: Philips Silvervision PY21W turn signal bulbs in front headlight housings & rear taillights. Also replaced city lights with Bluevision Ultra W5W.
10/04: Green LED front dome, rear dome, courtesy and glove lights. (Gotta love the green!)
: Silvatec side repeaters. Officially yellow-free.
9/05: Replaced non-lockable glovebox button with lockable one. Details (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52812)

Mods to look forward to, cashflow permitting...
-Tinted windows
-Magnaflow resonator
-Saab Accessory Spoiler
-PPC Engine upgrade

So long a list of mods :cry: (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=21987) ???
So much to look forward to... :cheesy: (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=237780).

mav238
22nd November 2003, 04:32 PM
Not really performance mods, just better sound and hopefully better fuel economy:

05/03: MAGNAFLOW Exhaust muffler

11/03: high flow performance airfilter


Future:

KONI sport adjustable shocks
PPC ECU programming

saabvec
22nd November 2003, 07:21 PM
'03 Vector 2.0T - Metallic Silver

Exterior Mods:
Debadged
Cleargard kit
JR air filter
Euro plates
Euro rub strips
Wheel bolt covers
Saab valve caps and stems
Silvervision PY21W bulbs
Silvatec repeater bulbs
Park lights in trunk hatch (foglight still works)
Fog light bulbs replaced with PIAA Xtreme white
Shortened front door locks and fixed door rattles
ContiExtreme Contact all season tires

Interior Mods:
Sports/dead Pedals
Formula One Tint
Hardwired laser detector
BassLink sub and replaced dash, doors and rear 4" speakers

Tech II:
ROW foglight config
Audible arm/disarm alarm


Future:
ipaq gps kit or Magellan Roadmate 500

mbodo
22nd November 2003, 07:35 PM
2003 9³ Arc 2.0T 5Sp Auto
Exterior: Black
Interior: Parchment
3/03: Build Date
7/03: Purchased

Current Mods:
18" SAAB OEM Wheels (http://www.genuinesaab.com/cat/12787996.jpg) w/ 225/45/18 ContiSport Contacts (http://www.tirerack.com/images/tires/conti/co_contisportcontact.jpg)
BSR Stage 1

Accessories
Cell Phone Mount
SAAB Bumper Guard
6 Disc In-Dash Changer
Aux-in

Future Mods:

BSR Stage 3 on its way!!

iceben
30th November 2003, 04:25 PM
9-3 SS Vector, 2003, Black/Parchment, Sentronic

BSR Stage 1
ITG air filter
Sparco Pedals
Aux-In
iPaq/CoPilot Nav system/Blue Tooth
Saab Rack System with Box
Blizak's and Eagle F1's

black_linear
2nd December 2003, 01:21 PM
2003 9-3SS Linear 2.0t 5sp. (6/03)

Black/Grey Interior

Upgrades:
BBS RKII 2 piece 8x17 Wheels
225/45 Michelin Pilots
JR Air filter
Saab All-season Mats
Boston Acoustics FX-3 Dash Speakers

Planned Upgrades:
35% Window Tint
Aero Spoiler
Sports Exhaust
300 Watt Audio Upgrade Kit
AUX-in Port (Please help Saab USA)

BoostdSaab03
21st December 2003, 03:38 PM
03 Silver 9-3 Arc

Aftermarket mods.

Saab Twin Sport Exhaust
Saab Boot lid spoiler
Xenon Blue Side Markers
Xenon Blue License Plate Lighting
Badges removed
Escort 8500 Radar Detector
Badges repositioned on center console
VW Beetle Turbo Badge on Dash
Xenon Blue Front and Rear Dome lights
Xenon Blue Courtesy and Door lighting
Xenon Blue Trunk and Glove compartment lighting
"Turbo" License Plate frame

Future-
BBS RK Rims 18 x 7.5 w/ Pirelli Pzero M&S
H & R Springs

suyoungman
29th December 2003, 05:04 PM
2003 9-3 Vector
Sentronic
Steel Grey Mettalic/Parchment
Build Date 06/03

Current Mods:
BSR PPC ECU upgrade
Philips 7000K HID/Bi-Xenon headlights
35% Tint on rear three windows
Two gutted cats.

Future Mods:
Speedparts FMIC (Will Order)
Abbott Racing Upgraded Turbo (Will order soon)

moz
9th January 2004, 02:34 PM
2003 9³ Arc 2.0T Sentronic

Black w/ Parchment Interior
Sports Package
Moonroof

Build Date: 06/03


Performance Modifications
JR Performance Air Filter
Ferrita 2.5" SS Cat-back Exhaust System
BBS CH 18" Wheels (18x8.5) w/ Toyo Proxes 4 (225/40/18)


Exterior Modifications
Saab Front Spoiler (from catalog body kit)
Saab Rear Bumper Skirt (from catalog body kit)
Saab Aero Rear Spoiler
Saab Aero Rear Badge
Saab "Turbo" Vanity Plate
Saab E-Code Bumper Strips
Philips SilverVision Turn Signal Bulbs (PY21W)


Interior Modifications
Saab Aero Metal Steering Wheel Trim
Saab Aero Metal Console Trim
Solar Guard Tint (32%)
AUX-IN w/ Apple iPod 15GB
Saab All-Season Mats
Boston Acoustics FX3 In-Dash Speakers
Second Skin Audio (http://www.secondskinaudio.com/) Insulation


Future Modifications
BSR PPC Stage 1 Upgrade
Saab Aero Metal Door Trim

Saba
22nd January 2004, 09:29 AM
Saab 9-3 2.0t Arc 5sp MERLOT RED
Build date: 06/03

Performance Mods
JR Sports Air Filter
Saab Sports Exhaust

Internal Mods/Accessories
Tint - 35%
Saab TEL 1 install
Custom Audio Upgrade 150W/7 => 600W/9
Custom AUX-IN-15Gb iPod
Saab Cargo Apron


External Mods/Accessories
Saab Catalog Body Kit
Saab Accessory Spoiler
Saab Roof Racks
Debadged

Future
3" Custom Catback (not so soon :-? )
17" Wheels (next time I have to replace the tyres)
Sports Suspension (now I'm dreaming)

epsilon93
3rd February 2004, 11:01 AM
Saab 9-3 1.8t 5-speed Sentronic
Metallic Silver
Build date: 11/02
12000km as of 3 Feb 2004

Mods to date:
ITG Filter
All round Philips SilverVision signal bulbs
Nokia Bluetooth handsfree car kit
FM modulator for iPod/MP3 player
Infinity Kappa 4" speakers on the parcel shelf
Cargo nets
Twin-pipe exhaust cut-out mod
Aluminium trim on gear surround, door handles, ash tray and door trim
Aux-in
Sentronic steering wheel gearshift paddles
Metallic speedo trim

Future
17" wheels
Metallic door trim
PPC ECU upgrade
Bi-xenon headlamps

SS
10th March 2004, 04:33 AM
2003 9³ Vector 2.0T 6 Speed MT

Exterior: Black
Interior: Charcoal
Build Date: 05/03
Birthday: 07/25/03

Exterior Modifications:

- 20% Tinted Windows
- E-Code Bumper Strips
- Phillips Silvervision Turn Signals
- 18x8 Fondmetal Tech 5 Wheels
- Toyo Proxes 4 Tires - P225/40-ZR18

Performance Modifications:

- BSR-PPC ECU Stage 1 Software Upgrade
- J&R Performance Air Filter

Future Modifications:

- BSR Performance Cat-Back Exhaust System
- BSR 3" Downpipe with Sport Muffler

WallySaab
9th May 2004, 08:34 PM
2003 Vector 2.0T 6 speed mt

Exterior: Silver
Interior: Graphite leather
Build date: 7/03
Birthday:9/2/03


BBS RKII wheels
BSR PPC
ITG Filter
Magnaflow Exhaust

Future Mods:
2.5" Cat back exhaust

iceben
13th May 2004, 12:02 AM
2003 Vector, Black, Parchment, Sentronic

BSR ECU Upgrade :D
ITG Filter
Blizak's for Winter (a must for snow)
Probably fitting new Eagle F1's in the spring


Non-Performance:
Sparco Pedals
Valentine 1 with Remote Display, Hardwired
New mats (Lloyd's, with embroidered "Vector")
Lug Caps
Hands Free Kit for Cell
GPS Nav System, ALK Blue Tooth Receiver & iPaq 5450
Aux-In for iPaq audio (eg. driving directions)
Brodit iPaq mount
Rubber Saab trunk mat
Saab Roof Rack with Thule Box

JWadle
7th June 2004, 06:55 PM
2003 Vector 6spd - Steel Grey - 23K miles

So far:
- 3M window tint
- 3M clear bra
- Speakers all new, except rear 6x9's
- Trunk cargo net
- JR air filter
- Euro driver side split mirror
- BSR PPC Stage 1 :D
- Escort 8500 X50 detector hard-wired
- Aux in w/iPod in console "garage" via Belkin/Etadyne
- Smartslot cup holder (replaced for peeling after 10 months)
- Euro front bumper strips
- Philips SilverVision turn signal bulbs
- Blue backup light bulbs (sorry)
- CoverCraft windshield sunshade :cool:
- Pirelli PZero Nero 225x40 ZR 18 tires
- Black Lloyd mats (factory mats had bare spots at 9K miles!)
- Parrot CK3100 Bluetooth handsfree kit via TEL1
- ImageDynamics IDQ 10" sub in sealed enclosure
- Memphis 4-channel amp drives sub & 6x9s
- ASA AR1 wheels 18x7.5 silver w/machined lip
- Delco SkyFi2 XM radio w/hard-wired FM modulator on Arkon gooseneck
- Sony-Ericsson phone cradle w/power on Saab mount

Next?
- Stainless Ferrita catback
- H&R coilovers

micke
24th June 2004, 05:39 AM
Hi

I work on a 9-3ss "vektor" with pretty big modification www.93ssr.com

Regards Micke

Saba
24th June 2004, 05:54 AM
Hi

I work on a 9-3ss "vektor" with pretty big modification www.93ssr.com

Regards Mickeyep! that's a pretty big modification. Post some pics here when its all done.

brunp
28th June 2004, 10:54 PM
Current Mods
CD Storage SmartSlot
Mods in the works
Saab Aero Body Kit
Future Mods
PPC
PPC Stage 2 and 3
17 or 17" Rims
Sports Suspension and Exhaust
Front and Rear Torsion Stiffeners or whatever you call them
Mods list not complete but all of it is cash flow permitting.

Paul

Diggs
5th July 2004, 07:41 PM
2003 9³ Linear 2.0t

Cosmic Blue/Grey; Sentronic

Mods

"turbo" front plate
J&R air filter + snorkel delete
BBS Valve stem covers
Euro rub strips
Rear "turbo" plate frame
MB Quart DKE 108 3 1/2" in dash speakers
Bostons Acoustics SE45 center speaker
Infinity Kappa 629i 6 1/2" door speakers
DLS R1070 10"x7" in rear shelf
Phoenix Gold Xenon 100.2 amplifier for rears, Rockford Fosgate wiring, Soundgate LOC, etc...
BSR PPC Stage 1
Koni yellow struts
Eibach 30mm Springs
Akebono Ceramic pads
Black wheel bolt covers

http://www.flickr.com/photos/98218625@N04/with/9178104940/

Automaggot
5th July 2004, 10:19 PM
2004 9.3 Linear 2.0t

Appearance Modifications:
Optilux (Hella) Xenon high and low beams.
Sylvania colored corner lights.
Generic 194 hyper-white parking lights and turn signals.
Blue LED front dome, rear dome, courtesy and glove lights.
European Rub Strips.
Custom cut rear bumper with custom rubber trimming.
Swedish front license plate.

Sound Modifications
Boston Acoustics FX3 3.5" speakers in front left and right dash.
Alphasonik 6x9" coaxial speakers in the rear parcel shelf.
Eclipse EA-3532 5 channel amplifier.
8 gauge DEI power/ground/signal cables.
Auxiliary input enabled - Etadyne cable.

Performance Modifications
BSR Optiflow Intake with K&N cone filter.
Magnaflow axle-back exhaust with twin Remus-style tips.
OEM-upgraded 16" 10-spoke Arc wheel and Pirelli tire package.

kents
24th August 2004, 04:50 PM
2004 Aero 6spd - Silver

Mods
BSR PPC Stage 1
ITG air filter
DRL/ROW
AUX-in
XM Commander
- display in ashtray
- system unit in console
- antenna under rear shelf
Phillips Vision Plus high-beams & low-beams
Boston Acoustics FX3 3.5" speakers up front
Euro bumper strips
Wide-angle euro driver's side mirror
Parrot CK3000 Bluetooth
Direct-wired Valentine 1 w/ stealth display in ashtray - above XM display
Tinted windows

Future mods & stuff
BSR PPC Stage 3 - when it & my money are available
Winter wheels & tires (probably the contis)
Replace yellow bulbs
Boston Acoustics 4" replacements for front center & rear shelf

-Kent

Sebex
3rd October 2004, 08:11 PM
BSR PPC Stage 1
Saabs 12 speaker + 1 subwoofer system
17" Rims with 225/45

Future mods:
BSR PPC Stage 3
18-19" Rims
Bypass valves (with good sound)
New Intercooler
Rear spoiler
Open Air-kit
Sport/racing clutch

loud SS
18th October 2004, 12:14 AM
MODS
Magnaflow ss muffler
Replaced resonator with straight pipe
Rear spoiler(Aero)
Corner signal bulbs from Sylvania
Painted bumper strips and light

FUTURE MODS
18" rims from Exel, prob Black with chrome lip
tints
BSR Optiflow cold-air intake

GHunter
29th November 2004, 09:23 PM
2004 2.0t Linear.

Mine came with a sunroof.

Yeah, you heard me.

On_the_Roof
11th December 2004, 04:04 PM
http://www.shareyourpix.com/inc/i_importimage.aspx?u=356&a=303&i=7917&w=600&h=329

Next up MUST be a brake upgrade. Need suggestions on my options other than Movit.

Considering an intercooler water sprayer but one of my fellow employees insists it would be near ineffectual.

I'd also like a set of grippier front seats but probably will never act on said desire.

willside
23rd February 2005, 02:31 AM
2004 Aero/Auto - Black

Mods
Hirsch Step 2/ 252bhp
-ECU upgrade
-Lager Intercooler
BSR 3" Downpipe
Jetex Twin Exhaust System
BSR Optiflow air intake W/ K&N Typhoon Hi Flow Air Filter
Denso IK24 spark Plug
18" BBS RS-GT Forged Wheel, 235/40/18 Michelin Pilot Sports 2
Koni Sport Adjustable Shock W/ Hirsch Lower Spring
Defi Boost Meter & Controller
PIAA LED Parking/City Light
Phillips 6000K HID Low Beam
Phillips 5000K Foglight
Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
AUX IN
Valentine 1
M20 Laser jammer
Alumimium Pedal

Future mods & stuff
Mitsubishi TD-04 18T
Custom Carbon Fiber Interior

Liquid Calm
23rd February 2005, 11:36 AM
Ok my ride,

Steel gray 03 Vector 2.0T 6speed

Stuff done so far.....

Speed Parts intake
Speed Parts cat back exhaust
BSR PPC
VDO Boost gauge
VDO EGT gauge


Stuff I am planning on doing

Stage 3 PPC upgrade
3" Down Pipe
Uprated intercooler
Uprated turbo

Oh and maybe a good wash........ stupid pine tree pollen :roll:

Johnken
12th March 2005, 06:28 AM
Saab 9-3 SS Aero -05 Automatic

19" BBS Challenge with Michelin Pilot Sport 2 235/35-19
17" 5-Spoke Twin Aero with Gislaved Nordfrost 3 225/45-17 (with Studs)

Silver with Slate Grey interior
Removable hitch ;)
Eibach 30 mm Springs
Ferrita 3" DP with Kemira Race-cat + Ferrita cat-back with Twin Pipes
Individual Software by Nordic Uhr (Swedish Performance at it's best)
Nokia BT Handsfree

+ Fully Loaded except for Moonroof and integrated phone

http://www.garaget.org/?car=3575

edusaab
13th March 2005, 04:37 PM
9-3ss Vector(175bhp) 05-03

Abbott Racing ECU Upgrade, 215bhp and 306NM from dynotest.
Saab Sport chassis
Saab Original Spoiler(not Aero)
Aux-in installation

Future mods;

Abbott Racing Brake front discs and pads(I think i could install a ceramic brade pads).
Carbon fiber dashboard(I am looking it at brm performance and someone else if they have it)
Hirsch Pedal kit
Looking at the new steering wheel(it looks fantastic)


greetings

SeanArc
5th July 2005, 02:47 PM
My 2003 Saab 9-3SS Arc 2.0T
CURRENT MODS
- Stage 2
-BSR software
-BSR optiflow intake kit
-custom cat-back system w/o resonator
-17 x 8" Ronal R-41 rims
-Toyo Proxe 4's 225/45/17
-H&R lowering springs, lowered about 1.4 inches
-Autometer ultralite boost gauge on steering column
-35% window tint all around
-"turbo" front vanity plate
-rear decor kit
-euro bumper strips (no yellow reflector lights)
-aero metal steering wheel accents
-aero metal gear lever insert
-removed intake snorkel
-chrome xenon white parking lights
-chrome xenon white front corner blinkers
-chrome xenon white side marker blinkers
-chrome xenon white rear blinkers

MODS COMING SOON:
-3" downpipe with sports cat (maybe custom)
-intercooler
-want to change the stock bypass valve, workin on it now

alfarm2000
25th July 2005, 01:55 PM
As of today 2000 miles only with no problems whatsoever.

Mods:
18" ASA AR1 w/ 235-40-18 General Exclaim UHP
Dual 3" Magnaflow Exhaust Tips
Catalog Aerodynamic Kit
Clear Bra
Clear Headlight protectors
Aux input
20% tint
black out rear lenses
stainless dash kit
Fog lights
Hardwire Radar Detector
Gas cap Locking module
Smart slot Cup Holder
IPOD Black TuneDok
Sylvania Silverstars

Future mods

BSR Optiflow
BSR PPC Stage 1

Photos coming soon

mad-man
22nd August 2005, 07:13 AM
18inch alloys wp pro brakes abbott racins susspention wheel spacers abbott racing turbo
abbott racing rear brakes hirch 252 np upgrade includding intercooler stainless exhaust hirch pedals hirsh lealther dash red leather interoir leather side pannels:lol:

JWLANKY
22nd August 2005, 11:49 AM
18inch alloys wp pro brakes abbott racins susspention wheel spacers abbott racing turbo
abbott racing rear brakes hirch 252 np upgrade includding intercooler stainless exhaust hirch pedals hirsh lealther dash red leather interoir leather side pannels:lol:
Show us some photos then;) !

robinson
2nd January 2006, 10:09 PM
Mods
Nordic PPC Stage 1
Accessory Body Kit
Accessory Spoiler
H&R Lowering Springs
PFS Twin Pipe 2.5 Cat Back Sport Exhaust
Intake
18" Wheels
(2) 12" Memphis Subs
(2) 6x9 Kickers added in rear
Aux Input for MP3 Player
Saab Rubber Mats
Red Dome Lights
Chrome Bulb Side Markers
Blue Headlights

Future Mods
3" Downpipe
Injectors
Stage 3 PPC
TD04 Turbo
Larger Intercooler

vectorX
6th April 2006, 01:31 PM
2003 silver 9-3 vector

handling imporvements
18x8 18" HP Racing evo rims
Hankook 255/35 tires
H&R springs
Koni FSD dampers which absloutely rule the planet as far as I'm concerned

Cosmetic imporvements

Clear corner lights and side repeaters
tintes windows 35% all windows except back window is 20%
saab chrome valve stem caps
updated black door handles that don't fade
e-code bumper strips, not shown in photos nor are the clear coner lights

photos oin my car, the Koni FSD's weren't onm the car yet so it sits a tad higher now them it does in the photos

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2280630

mods to come
BSR stage one PPC
K&N drop in filter
perhaps the nordic dual exheaust will happen down the line

micke
21st April 2006, 02:04 PM
Hi,

I have made some new modification on my 9-3ss this winter. www.93ssr.com (http://www.93ssr.com)

Regards Micke

Snaab9trey
13th July 2006, 02:05 AM
How did you get C5's for your saab? I can't find any company that makes them in 5x110? Can I get some pics?

Mods
h&r lowering springs
saabsport dual outlet muffler
euro-rub strips
19" racing hart c5
12" subs with fosgate 1200 and focal mids/high
j&r filter
roof rack with deflector

Future Mods
ppc upgrade
bilstein shocks[/QUOTE]

Go Green
29th August 2006, 11:00 AM
2005 9-3 Aero 5-speed Stick

Options: Nearly all. (no Nav & no Xenon :cry: )

Color: Metalic Chili Red

Current Upgrades:
BSR Stage 1 PPC (So far a big mistake!)
3-point sub-frame brace
Split view drivers side mirror (Euro style)
Fuel Flap lock (Inoperative :x )
Saab/Thule bike rack

Future Upgrades:
Stiffer Front Torsion bar
Stiffer Rear Torsion bar
Summer Tires
Winter Tires (is it just me, or do you slide everywhere in the winter?)
'07 or '08 9-3 V6 Aero :D if they're still built in Sweden then...

Last but not least:
European Delivery! (of said '07 or '08 Aero)

SaabKing
29th August 2006, 10:35 PM
In dash DVD Player in place a saab CD player.. Pain in the butt.. look nice
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/image.php?u=21074&type=profile&dateline=1156981100
K and N Filter to be replace with Cold air intake mensioned below
Blue halo blubs inside head lights
1000w amp and 2 12inch MTS subs
New Door speakers
New 6x9's in the rear
Tinted windows 20%

To Do: Future Mods

Cold air intake. Just purchase Cold air intake kit.. Should have installed by end of month

Daul Exhaust, I will install a dual exhuast system to replace the hidden exhaust. Will look like the 2006 Areo.

Stage 6 ECU upgrade, include injector, Turbo upgrade, 3" Down Pipe, cat back

Atmosphric Blow of vavle

Then I plan to rebadge the car as a viggen!

SaabKing
30th August 2006, 08:02 PM
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/image.php?u=21074&type=profile&dateline=1156981100

:cheesy: My favorite mod!

9-3aerokid
7th September 2006, 03:54 PM
Hi

I work on a 9-3ss "vektor" with pretty big modification www.93ssr.com (http://www.93ssr.com)

Regards Micke

Hey Micke,

I love the mods, can you help me with my 9-3? Currently I have catback exhaust, intake, bsr stage 2. Trying to gain more!
e-mail me at your convenience

signed,

9-3aerokid
zpl2@juno.com

9-3aerokid
7th September 2006, 04:22 PM
I have 2004 9-3ss with 2.5 inch catback exhaust, intake,
bsr stage 2. Sounds and runs great! Rated at 260hp.

Still trying to find these upgrades however...:roll:

Stage 3 upgrade in the future, upgraded turbo and
upgraded intercooler.

SaabKing
7th September 2006, 09:58 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-746196447178066950

SaabKing
25th October 2006, 07:10 PM
I have a video I put together overviewing most of it... I am about to make the road video showing excelleration and all that! Stay tuned.. It will be complete tonight!!!!!!!

SaabKing
26th October 2006, 12:26 PM
If no replies I wont post it here... Let me know!

SilverBullet14
27th October 2006, 10:08 PM
2003 9-3SS Ark 6 Speed

Current:
20% tint all the way around
K&N Air Intake
Smoked side repeators
E-code bumper strips
Silvervision Indicator lights
Smoked out Tails
Badges removed
Boston Acoustics 3.5" dash speakers
Infinity Kappa 4", 6.5", 6x9" door and deck speakers
Rockford Fosgate 5 channel amp
AUX In - 30GB Video iPod
turbo vanity plate
Viggen Shifter Knob

Future:
BSR Stage 1,2,3
Exhaust
H&R Lowering Springs
18" Rims w/ Nitto NEoGens
Upgraded Turbo

1sweet2.0
7th December 2006, 10:24 AM
2003 6 speed vector


Mods
Painted rims
H&R lowering springs
painted grill
35% tint
JR filter
BSR stage 1
painted corner lights
muffler :::EDIT::::
spec stage 2 clutch ::::EDIT::::


Future Mods
I hear Nordic is working on a stage 4 :lol:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/camry2nv/saab005e.jpg

Labben
7th December 2006, 10:46 AM
2003 6 speed vector


Mods
Painted rims
H&R lowering springs
painted grill
35% tint
JR filter
BSR stage 1
painted corner lights


Future Mods
I hear Nordic is working on a stage 4 :lol:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/camry2nv/saab005e.jpg

Very nice looking Car mate :D
Quite similar to mine, cept the rims;)

1quick2.0t
12th December 2006, 09:50 PM
Very nice looking Car mate :D
Quite similar to mine, cept the rims;)
shes a female ;)
shes also forgeting Spec stage 2 clutch and muffler :lol:

mtagliavia
15th December 2006, 02:06 PM
Send a pic...mtagliavia@gmail.com



9-3 SS Vector, 2003, Black/Parchment, Sentronic

BSR Stage 1
ITG air filter
Sparco Pedals
Aux-In
iPaq/CoPilot Nav system/Blue Tooth
Saab Rack System with Box
Blizak's and Eagle F1's

sportsedan
31st January 2007, 04:40 PM
2003 6 speed vector
I hear Nordic is working on a stage 4 :lol:


I have that in mine ;):cool:

http://www.geting.se/image.php/25399-DSC04618.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG)
http://static.garaget.org/archive/441/8621/8621-292728.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG)http://http//static.garaget.org/archive/441/8621/8621-292728.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG)

Bishop I
7th February 2007, 10:38 PM
Has anyone installed an ECU Chip to their Saab, if so how much did it cost. Also how much more performance did it increase to the horse power literally. I'm thinking about adding the ECU chip and wondering if anyone has had success in installing the chip.

1sweet2.0
8th February 2007, 10:41 AM
I have that in mine ;):cool:

http://www.geting.se/image.php/25399-DSC04618.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG)
http://static.garaget.org/archive/441/8621/8621-292728.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG)http://http//static.garaget.org/archive/441/8621/8621-292728.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=25399-DSC04618.JPG):o niiiiiice

Bishop I
8th February 2007, 12:05 PM
So how much did you pay for the ECU mod and how did it improve your horse power literally?:D

1sweet2.0
8th February 2007, 06:26 PM
So how much did you pay for the ECU mod and how did it improve your horse power literally?:Dwho is this directed tooo???

rsances
26th April 2007, 11:17 AM
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0t (http://home.shawsaab.com/Shaw-Saab-Motorsport-Inventory.aspx?InventoryId=15956507)

ECU Computer Upgrade -- +30 HP
Abbott Racing Sport Exhaust System -- +6HP
ITG Performance Air Filter -- +2HP
Borbet Type FS Wheels -- 5-Spoke
Window Tint & Red Brake Calipers (4)

2007 Saab 9-3 Aero V6 (http://home.shawsaab.com/Shaw-Saab-Motorsport-Inventory.aspx?InventoryId=15956506)

Abbott Racing Sport Exhaust System -- +6HP
ITG Performance Air Filter -- +2HP
Motegi Racing DV5 Wheels -- Anthracite Grey
Window Tint

2007 Saab 9-3 2.0t (http://home.shawsaab.com/Shaw-Saab-Motorsport-Inventory.aspx?InventoryId=18138467)

Abbott Racing Sport Exhaust System -- +6HP
Abbott Racing Lower & Stiffer Springs
ITG Performance Air Filter -- +2HP
ASA Chrome Multi-Spoke Performance Wheel
Michelin Pilot Primacy 225/45/R17 Tires
Saab Air Flow Kit w/ Integrated Saab Fog Light Kit
Saab Rear Spoiler
Window Tint

:lol: :lol:

Have pics for all, unsure if I can post them though.. kinda big need to resize

I Linked to the pics though..

hugo_the_cat
14th June 2007, 11:47 AM
www.turbonator.com

They claim to add about 20 hp to any engine with a simple device in the air intake. I've had my TDi Hirsched to 175 bhp and a few more hp would not go amiss especially as these people claim an increase in mpg as well.

CFMotorsports
16th August 2007, 12:04 PM
Love the lists of mods, I am hoping to lower and put on some basic bolt on mods. Is there any pics of all your wonderful Saabs that can be posted? I would love to see some.

sportsedan
16th August 2007, 01:43 PM
Love the lists of mods, I am hoping to lower and put on some basic bolt on mods. Is there any pics of all your wonderful Saabs that can be posted? I would love to see some.

Here are som pictures of mine :p

http://www.geting.se/image.php/57263-DSC_1655.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=57263-DSC_1655.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/57265-DSC_1867.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=57265-DSC_1867.JPG)
http://www.geting.se/image.php/57266-DSC_1667.JPG (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=57266-DSC_1667.JPG)

A bonus pitcure :D
http://www.geting.se/image.php/57267-Kopia%20av%20bild2%20213.jpg (http://www.geting.se/viewimage.php?image=57267-Kopia%20av%20bild2%20213.jpg)

CFMotorsports
16th August 2007, 01:47 PM
awesome, thanks. Love your rims.

DavidMorgan
16th August 2007, 02:55 PM
www.turbonator.com (http://www.turbonator.com/)

They claim to add about 20 hp to any engine with a simple device in the air intake. I've had my TDi Hirsched to 175 bhp and a few more hp would not go amiss especially as these people claim an increase in mpg as well.
A TOTAL scam.

brokenprophet
30th August 2007, 08:14 PM
Hi everyone!

I have got a Cadillac BLS 2.0 T which is basically a Saab 93 2.0T (175bhp) with a Cadillac body kit!

It is made in the same factory as the Saab 93 and the engines look exactly the same.


http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd238/br0kenpr0phet/S7000209.jpg

Saab tell me that I should just mod the car with the assumption that all parts I purchase should be for the Saab 93 SS.

Anybody got any opinions on this Saab 93 SS in disguise? Hope I'm still welcome!

I'm planning to take my car to Nordic Tuning at Nottingham Saab to start my journey into perfomace mods.

CURRENT MODS:

18" JORDAN ALLOYS
CADILLAC seatbelt sleeves! ROCK ON!
DEBADGED (thanks to a teen vandal!)

MY PLANS:

ECU stage 1 upgrade
Simota Aero Form II Open Air Intake System
FORGE dump valve
EIBACH lowering springs
MITSUBISHI TD04 turbo

I'm very confused about how to upgrade my exhaust system as I know very little about it! Its a twin tail pipe fitted at the moment.

I've seen the 3" JETEX sports cats on PartsForSaabs.com but not sure where in the exhaust they go and whether they fit a twin tail pipe. Can anyone advise on which parts of the exhaust to upgrade? I'm told this is one of the mods that will give the largest BHP improvement.

I'm also very interested in upgrading the LIGHTS, in partcicular some ANGEL EYES but have not found any so far. What upgrades are available? I've tried HIDs but they have thrown up error codes on my ECU. Maybe an expensive Bi-Xenon unit upgrade? Has anyone seen ANGEL EYES for Saab?

One last thing . . . LAMBO DOORS! Has anybody got any info on this? I've seen some websites offering fairly reasonable universal fitments.

Thanks guys and girls(?) . . . looking forward to the responses! :D

mike saunders
30th August 2007, 08:25 PM
One last thing . . . LAMBO DOORS! Has anybody got any info on this? I've seen some websites offering fairly reasonable universal fitments.

Thanks guys and girls(?) . . . looking forward to the responses! :D


It's been done on late model Saabs before and looks like one would expect.

The hinges and pistons add about 50 pounds to the car and remove at least two or three layers of class.

michaLcoughliN
26th September 2007, 11:42 AM
please also list where you are purchasing your products from as well.

There are only a couple of places ive found but non for exterior and interior mods.

Much appreciated

donof88
26th September 2007, 03:57 PM
2004 Aero ss 2.0t

Done:
e-code bumper strips
18" black wheels
simmons cat back exhaust
high flow air filter
i pod aux in

I plan on doing the bsr stage 2 upgrade
I wanted to lower and actually had the springs on order but cancelled them. The car is already pretty low stock and driving in new england isn't too forgiving on lowered cars especially in the winter.

donof88
26th September 2007, 04:00 PM
please also list where you are purchasing your products from as well.

There are only a couple of places ive found but non for exterior and interior mods.

Much appreciated



Try
genuinesaab.com
elkparts.com
group9performance.com
partsforsaabs.com
maptun.com

dimitrip123
10th October 2007, 10:15 AM
2003 93 vector
chrome turning signals
smoked reflectors
smoked taillights
simota carbon charger cold air intake (horrible cant wait to get rid of it)
twin sport exhaust system
replaced resinator with straight pipe
20 percent tints 5 windows

future
ecu ppc, is there different stages? if so which one should i get?

Rip Van Winkle
10th October 2007, 09:04 PM
BSR stage 3 - 3" downpipe, single cat back exhaust, stage 3 fuel injectors.




future: air intake (debating on BSR or Simota), 3 point subframe brace, Sport Suspension, Uprated Suspension Bushings Inner, and either a set of 17 or 18" wheels...then i should be finished with this saab. ;)

michaLcoughliN
11th October 2007, 02:54 PM
ide like to know what injectors are used in stage 3.

Because im going stage 3 as soon as the savings accumulates ;)

are they these?

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/images/561656_1.jpgInjectors Bsr 175hp Stg3 (Set4)$264.00http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/images/pixel_trans.gif
(javascript:popupWindow('http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/popup_image.php?pID=539&osCsid=8ec8ec3d8a55750ee08a91f5e7c01420'))Injector s for Bsr Stage 3 on 175hp cars (stock 210hp Injectors)
Can only be used with corresponding software. Sold per set of 4.

colombo
11th October 2007, 04:39 PM
2003 SportSedan 1,8t Sentronic

Done
Koni FSD

Future
Away-from-my-driveway mod

Cicero
10th November 2007, 04:56 PM
Hi All,
Have a Saab 93 SE Anniversary Edition 2002- want to change the 'tinny' sounding stereo before Christmas- In Republic of Ireland - advice on system to get and people to help install gratefully appreciated . :p

o6_9-3_aero_spdstr
15th November 2007, 10:08 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm a noob here, but have been on other forum sites for 5+ yrs. I'm looking at buying a 06 9-3 Aero and am looking for aftermarket parts. I have found a few sites but they are limited in what they have, and none have a cold air intake for the yr and make I am looking to get. Does anyone have any websites to go to?

Thank you

michaLcoughliN
24th November 2007, 01:01 AM
cold air intakes are ghey if u ask me.

but for sites goto

http://www.genuinesaab.com
http://www.partsforsaabs.com/
http://www.elkparts.com

o6_9-3_aero_spdstr
27th November 2007, 12:53 PM
cold air intakes are ghey if u ask me.

Thanks for your opinion, but I wasn't asking that.

JanGaN TeNsiOn
18th December 2007, 01:12 PM
Hirsch stage 1
RHK
Vector rims 17" with Eagle F1
boot spoiler

ElectricBlue
23rd December 2007, 07:28 AM
my latest project --
1.9TiD Dual Sports Exhaust System in stainless steel :D





cheers
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=755442&postcount=397

snipe1226loc
16th January 2008, 10:48 PM
:cool: Air intake,bov,voltage stablizer,performance chip,....and still looking to Add..

michaLcoughliN
17th January 2008, 01:47 AM
:cool: Air intake,bov,voltage stablizer,performance chip,....and still looking to Add..

no pics? and why did u waste money on a BOV

slipdm16
25th January 2008, 12:15 AM
2004 9-3 Aero 6 spd - black on black - all options :D

35% Tint, Aux-In, Short Shift Kit

BSR PPC chip/exhaust once warranty expires...don't want to mess w. CAI and CEL/limp home issues!

ArcAngel27
28th January 2008, 02:08 AM
Black 9-3 2.0T H.O. Turbo
-BSR PPC stg.1 ECU upgrade
-BSR cat back exhaust
-Custom cold air intake
-18" Stamford wheels wraped in BFGoodrich G-Force Super Sports
-Koni shocks and Vogtland springs
-Drilled/ slotted rotors
-Catalogue front lip and spoiler
-'08 tail lights
-Blacked out grill
-Boost and air/fuel gauges
-Short shift kit
-Custom intercooler upgrade
-Next: Limited slip diff!!!
-After is the stg.2 clutch and light weight fly wheel!!!

Trued
3rd February 2008, 02:54 PM
http://www.garaget.org/archive/1936/50440/large_50440-703341.jpg

http://www.garaget.org/Trued

Engine:
265 bhp / 370 Nm
L850 2,0 liter Turbo
Nordic BioPower tuning E85
Digital Ignitionsystem
5 speed SAAB Original
Sachs race sinteclutch
Ferrita Twinpipe stainless with 4 inch endpipes
Ferrita (Downpipe) with 2 racecatalysts in series.

Chassi:
Yellow Koni & Eibach springs from Nordic Tuning.
Rims, tires and brakes:
SAAB Original ALU 50 17" 5 Spoke Twin
Michelin 225/45/17 Pilot Sport PS2 (Probably the best tire in the world)
SAAB 9-3 AERO V6 314mm brakes

Interior:
AERO steeringwheel mod.06 med "alulookplastics"
Hirsch leatherinstrumentpanel
Hirsch "Alu" obove glovebox
Hirsch Performance Aluminiumpedaler
Hirsch Doorhandles in leather
Hirsch Leatherhandbrake
Hirsch Leather "slot" on passagerarside.
Audio & multimedia:
SAAB Infotainment Premium 150
Racelogic PerformancBox med 512mb
Garmin Nuvi 660 (FM/TMC)
Nextbase DVD
AD teknik GPS
AUX/MP3 contact
JL Audio TR350-CXi Speaker up front

Exteriör / Styling:
Spoilerkit AERO 2006
2008 Rear lights "Scandinavian Ice Blocks"
Back-up sensors
Silver outer doorhandles
Silver trim
Philips silvervision
Titanium silver
3M protective tape

http://www.garaget.org/archive/1936/50440/large_50440-716851.jpg

The two "Alcoholist" are tuned to just about the level aprox. 265 BHP. The Sedan is owned by Nordic Tuning http://www.nordictuning.com/main.php?lang=en

got.boost?
3rd February 2008, 05:29 PM
post pics of interior.

MatthewB
5th February 2008, 06:36 PM
Upgrades done:

MP Performance Stage 1 ECU - 232 whp and 262 wft/lbs
18" Borbets for street (need to buy tires)
17" OEM 5 spokes with 235/45/17 Toyo Proxes RA1 for track
16" OEM with winters
Front and back Aero bumper lips came from JL Racing :D

In the works:
3" downpipe prototyped and being manufactured
CAI being prototyped
Short shifter prototyped
Stage 2 and 3 ECU being done in conjunction with hardware

Later this year:
Full 3" exhaust
whatever comes to mind...:D

Attached picture shows me testing the Stage 1 ECU tune at the track.
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd268/matthewb_album/Shannonville.jpg

got.boost?
6th February 2008, 01:26 AM
mathew make some protoype downpipes :P make the price reasonable :P:P
let me know when u got one complete :P

MatthewB
6th February 2008, 07:36 AM
mathew make some protoype downpipes :P make the price reasonable :P:P
let me know when u got one complete :P

That is the plan, PM me if you want to discuss further.

Cincy_Snaab
16th February 2008, 02:49 PM
Hirsch Performance software upgrade
275hp
295ft/lb
Max speed in 4th gear 120mph.
Autobahn Tested.

Saab2.0T
19th February 2008, 04:19 PM
Well im kicking it off today! Just ordered my first aftermarket part for this car. I went threw GenuineSaab and placed an order for the BSR Opti Flow intake. Pretty much just buying it for the looks and sound since there are claims of it not gaining any power. cant wait to get my hands a little dirty.

hydracobra
9th April 2008, 07:54 PM
2003 93 ss AERO



well so far she's got a full ferrita stainless system including single race cat
Nordic mapped ecu

On the cards in the near future

upgraded TDO4 turbo
New injectors
Intercooler
Pistons
Spec clutch

she's running at 265bhp 312ftlb, after the additions should be pushing 325bhp at least:cheesy:

9-3aerokid
10th June 2008, 05:08 PM
Here are my upgrades since purchase. I bought this car just off of a one year lease. I was told by the dealer that it was "a train car." (for those that don't know what that is) a car that is used to commute to and from a train station. It had 13000 miles. I had big plans in 2004 for it.



In 2004

9-3 Vector

Bsr stage 1 (since removed)
intake
catback exhaust

since 2008

all upgrades include

intake
catback exhaust
downpipe
maptun stage 3
short shift kit
subframe brace

vino25
19th August 2008, 12:46 PM
2003 Arc 2.0T Merlot Red

Black Magnaflow exhaust with resonator delete
K&N air filter
Plasma Garage 5000k xenon headlights
black grill
Gray/metallic interior trim upgrade
tinted windows (20%)

Next week
Powder coated rims
MP Performance down pipe

Future
MP Performance Stage 2 ecu

Malko
13th October 2008, 03:29 AM
2006 9-3 2.0T (Midnight Black Mica)

i'm 18, in college and work part time at an autobody/collision shop specializing in old porsche's turning them into SCCA racecars, so i have access to a lot, and a lot of knowledge on cars. i can't wait for summer!

tryin to mash on all those gay wrx STI's at school

Current-
-15%back/rear windows/sunroof
-35%front windows
-smoked taillights
-e-code bumper strips
-wheel stud covers

Future (before christmas3008):
-BSR optiflow intake
-black diamond front rotors/pads (thanks dad!)(got these ordered ready for me to put on at break)
-refinish the 16's black for now
-paint calipers/wheel studs
-old saab emblems
-bumper trim kit/new tips
-smoke fender signal lights
-"saab" decals on calipers

Future(summer 2009)
-paint hood, roof, trunk, interior wood pieces, new wheels (17" saab wheels or 17" bbs), grille a very low semi gloss black
-paint body trim Midnight Black Mica
-3" cat back borla exhaust
-lower 35mm
-koni dampers
-a few sq. feet of dynamat

Future(before 2009 christmas) lol
-MP downpipe to finish exhaust
-MAPtun stage 2 when its ready
-TD04HL-16T turbo (volvo)
-better intercooler (not sure what brand yet)

In between all those dates
-embroidered floor mats w/ old logo
-front lip
-smoke fog lights
-l.e.d. licence plate light
-clear signal lights

Dreams-
convert fog lights to hid's
saabs nav. package
19" bbs's
aero rear bumper/dual exhaust
big brake kit

colosaab93
17th October 2008, 11:46 AM
2005 9-3 Linear SS - Black Mica on Grey Leather

Current:
- 20% tint all around
- Smoked tail lights
- Aux IN
- DRL's off (thank you Mike Shaw Saab!!!)
- Black "9-3" logo, removed 2.0t logo

Winter 2008 (in progress of gathering funds):
- HID conversion
- Sound system upgrade (subs, amp, new speakers)

Spring 2009:
- General apperance based modifications (nothing ricey - just small improvements to save for the summer!!)

Summer 2009:
- BSR Stage 1 (priority)
- Intake (haven't researched much yet)
- Wheel upgrade to Enkei ZR2 black 18's
- Install factory fog lamps

Fall 2009:
- Catback Exhaust

That's about it, all before the factory warrenty runs out hopefully!!! :-)

carcrazy1289
14th November 2008, 10:26 PM
2005 Silver 9-3 Linear

18" Borbet FS rims w/ Sumitomo All Season tires
Eyebrows(painted to match car)
Debadged rear
Peeled the color off of the Saab emblems (not by choice, but looks decent)

Simota Intake pipe, Spectre 45 bend pipe, Spectre Air Filter
Painted Engine Cover
Joe P Manual Boost Controller (set to 13-14psi)

Bypassed the stock boost control - tube runs from the turbo to the MBC straight to the wastegate.

Manaflow muffler and resonator removed

Autometer Boost gauge

2 10" JL W0's
JL ported box
T.M.A. Amp
Rockford Fosgate 1.0 Farad Capacitor
Stinger Wiring


http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2662536

pliskin67
21st December 2008, 11:30 PM
My baby:

2003 2.0T Vector, 107K young and still runs like it should:

Bought it for dirt cheap this past February, but the front spoiler was broken (got to the point where I had it [gulp] duct taped for a while), and it needed a set of spark plugs to pass inspection (easy fix). My last two cars were Volvo's and I have to say I love what the Swedes can do with four wheels.

I've done:

-Replaced the broken Vector/Aero front spoiler with a brand new Linear front (Hey, you drive on MA roads with 16" tires and your low spoiler then come back to me;))
-Installed Aux kit (myself but of course it had to be activated... grr)
-Four brand new Micheline MX-v Primacy tires
-Got "backed into" by a truck with a trailer hook up ($900 for a complete repair, wasn't pretty..)
-55watt Apexcone HID kit is on it's way
-Cool blue city lights


Next ($$ pending):
-New battery (original is still in and it's struggling)
-New brakes
-Stage 1 ecu upgrade

In my dreams:
-Hirsch complete leather interior (oh if only GM and the U.S. weren't so stubborn...)

Dach
27th December 2008, 06:08 AM
2004 Saab 93SS 2.0T Aero

FMIC
JR Air Filter
HKSSQV BOV
SARD FPR @ 3.5bar
Custom 3" Downpipe with 100 Cell Race Cat
2.5" Hirsch Catback with extended O2 bung
Level 8 Cold Spark plugs

KW Var 2 Coilovers
AP Racing 330mm 4 Pot Brakes
Rear Stainless Steel brake hoses
GS Silicon Bushing

ATF Cooler

Defi Link Meter
Defi Boost meter 52mm Green.

Not in car
3" Custom Ferrita Cat back
3 pt Subframe Brace
BSR Optiflow

Running Fast, Flying Under Radar.

defyordinary
4th March 2009, 02:03 PM
Hello Everyone,

I rarely post, but here's what I have and what i'll be doing:

2008 Saab 9^3 SS 2.0T - Laser Red
- 6Spd
- Leather

In 21 days I will be getting new Black 18 Inch Konig Hotswap Rims with Mirror Inserts (5 Spoke).

On top of that, I have a Cell GPS low-jack. When I text my car, it txt's back it's gps coordinates :D.

I'm going to see if I can go a little further, and hook up a relay between the ingition fuse. That way if someone stole my key, then I can disable the car thru a txt msg above and beyond the immobilizer....i wish i had the money for a tech2...i could do alot more fun stuff....:D

phillyb
18th March 2009, 01:45 PM
please pardon the n00b. i didn't search much. i didn't lurk much. so i apologize.
my friend has an 06 9-3 aero sedan.
what are the first things people do to that car to make it go faster?
i read that intakes don't do much...and it appears most people are either chipping or tuning their cars. is that the best way to go?
it doesn't seem like there are a lot of bolt ons for these cars.
perhaps i'm looking in the wrong place.
any advise will be helpful. thanks

Ravenous666
18th March 2009, 02:45 PM
After owning a 2001 9-3 convertible, i got a MY08 convertible last Spring.

So here are some pictures of my car.

Modifications since purchase:


Hirsch Performance software update from 150 to 200HP
Hirsch Performance stainless dual exaust
Hirsch performance lowered suspension with Eibach springs
Hirsch Performance Leather doorhandles, leather handbrake and smartslot cover and carbon style leather gearsurrounding and glovecompartment trim
Hirsch Performance Aluminium pedals
Saab 18" wheels
Saab matte chrome mirror covers
Saab Aero bootlid spoiler is allready painted and will be installed next week

defyordinary
26th April 2009, 11:55 AM
I finally got my new wheels for my 93 SS. Here's a picture. Painted the calipers red as well.

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs029.snc1/3173_748398077372_28118955_48020907_3576334_n.jpg

inergen
11th May 2009, 06:27 AM
hi all saabians,

i bought a 9-mth 93SS 2.0T Aero and here are the conversions so far:

Hirsch Stage 1
18'' Ten-spoke (ALU65) light alloy Wheels (http://www..com/saab-93-ss-m03/alloy-wheels/18-alloys/18-tenspoke-alu65-light-alloy-wheelbrsaab-93ss.p2562.html)
Front 25/Back 40(%) Tint 3M Automotive Window Film
Kenwood Excelon DNX8120 SatNav HU click here (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=156549&highlight=kenwood)
Audio System Replacement (See above Link)
Front, Back and Wheel Emblem (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1512755#poststop)

Next:

Hirsch Dual Exhaust
Eibach Springs
Brake System (>2011 due to agent warranty issues)
Any other recommendations?:cheesy:

Cheerios....:lol:

XFREAKX
14th May 2009, 04:30 PM
Hi I bought my TurboX Combi a year ago;

It has 19" BBS Black Ed. and stage1 by Maptun 295hp and 470nm

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3117762

Ravenous666
21st May 2009, 09:39 AM
Modifications done last year:

Hirsch Performance software update from 150 to 200HP
Hirsch Performance stainless dual exaust
Hirsch performance lowered suspension with Eibach springs
Hirsch Performance Leather doorhandles, leather handbrake and smartslot cover and carbon style leather gearsurrounding and glovecompartment trim
Hirsch Performance Aluminium pedals
Saab 18" wheels
Saab matte chrome mirror covers
Latest additions:

Aero bootlid spoiler
16mm wheelspacers on all 4 wheels
Carbonfiberfoil interior upgrade
sounddeadening on backrest and interior lining
subwoofer and amplifier installation in the back
exchange of OEM speakers for Boston Accoutics
Front view:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1807/dscn0391medium.jpg

Rear view:

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2507/dscn0387medium.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2959/dscn0390medium.jpg

And side view:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3968/dscn0389medium.jpg

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4350/dscn0392mediuml.jpg

Interior:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2879/dashboard.jpg

Backrest with sounddeadening and subwoofers:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/256/dscn0351medium.jpg

iGOTaSAABstory4u
21st May 2009, 09:52 AM
Modifications done last year:

Hirsch Performance software update from 150 to 200HP
Hirsch Performance stainless dual exaust
Hirsch performance lowered suspension with Eibach springs
Hirsch Performance Leather doorhandles, leather handbrake and smartslot cover and carbon style leather gearsurrounding and glovecompartment trim
Hirsch Performance Aluminium pedals
Saab 18" wheels
Saab matte chrome mirror covers
Latest additions:

Aero bootlid spoiler
16mm wheelspacers on all 4 wheels
Carbonfiberfoil interior upgrade
sounddeadening on backrest and interior lining
subwoofer and amplifier installation in the back
exchange of OEM speakers for Boston Accoutics
Front view:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/1807/dscn0391medium.jpg

Rear view:

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/2507/dscn0387medium.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2959/dscn0390medium.jpg

And side view:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/3968/dscn0389medium.jpg

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/4928/dscn0392medium.jpg

Interior:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2879/dashboard.jpg

Backrest with sounddeadening and subwoofers:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/256/dscn0351medium.jpg


OMG. That car is AMAZING. I love what you have done with it!

XFREAKX
21st May 2009, 09:58 AM
A very nice looking SAAB !!! GREAT job.....

wtfwill
21st May 2009, 07:57 PM
why two different mufflers?

Ravenous666
22nd May 2009, 01:50 AM
why two different mufflers?

Hirsch Performance did it to give different sound when fully accelerating.

From the HP homepage:

By making a carefully flow-optimised design of all pipes, bends and muffler components, the exhaust's back pressure could be slightly reduced compared to the standard exhaust system.
Sound design:
The asymmetric rear silencer design helped us to achieve our target to create a rich and very characteristic sound during full throttle acceleration, while retaining a pleasant sound level during partial load.

wtfwill
29th May 2009, 05:29 PM
Hirsch Performance did it to give different sound when fully accelerating.

From the HP homepage:

By making a carefully flow-optimised design of all pipes, bends and muffler components, the exhaust's back pressure could be slightly reduced compared to the standard exhaust system.
Sound design:
The asymmetric rear silencer design helped us to achieve our target to create a rich and very characteristic sound during full throttle acceleration, while retaining a pleasant sound level during partial load.

very interesting..

inergen
30th May 2009, 12:26 AM
Modifications done last year:
Latest additions:

Carbonfiberfoil interior upgrade

Interior:

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2879/dashboard.jpg



yo! rave, where did you get the carbon fibre foil for your dash? coo!

milehigh9-3
1st July 2009, 06:40 PM
Yes I have a 9-3ss 2006 5spd.


All I have done is window tints
I am going for a cold air intake
Exhaust cat back with down pipe 3inch from genuine saab


I am having the hardest time trying to find parts for my car if anyone has any ideas hit me up with some please.

Rennsport1
1st July 2009, 06:52 PM
YR rated Sumitomo HTRZ IIIs (huge improvement in handling), K & N drop in filter, fresh premium synthetic oil and SAAB filter every 5k miles. The dark tint was already added when I took delivery last autumn. That's it for a while. Love the AERO !

R.S.

carcrazy1289
1st July 2009, 07:02 PM
Yes I have a 9-3ss 2006 5spd.


All I have done is window tints
I am going for a cold air intake
Exhaust cat back with down pipe 3inch from genuine saab


I am having the hardest time trying to find parts for my car if anyone has any ideas hit me up with some please.

www.genuinesaab.com
www.elkparts.com
There are a few more out there....but most things will have to be custom fit. I made my cold air intake out of the Simota intake and then piping and a filter from the autoparts store....then it was trial and error to get it to not throw a CEL. I have to use a manual boost controller and bypass the stock one...kinda tricky

kanundrum
1st July 2009, 10:04 PM
Hi I bought my TurboX Combi a year ago;

It has 19" BBS Black Ed. and stage1 by Maptun 295hp and 470nm

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3117762


Your car is EPIC

Aero_Hirsch
11th August 2009, 04:55 PM
Show us some photos then;) !
I have the 9-3 Aero Hirsch Performance

Hirsch pedals
Hirsch Dashboard
Hirsch 18" alloys
Hirsch Discs and callipers
Hirsch Springs
Hirsch Syspension system
Hirsch twin exhaust system
Hirsch ECU upgrade 275BHP
K&N replacement pannel filter

I'm looking to se if the Turbo x Intercooler and air intake system would fit my car what would you peers think of this???????

Oh and it's good to be a part of this!!!!

Cheers

alexdrops
11th August 2009, 07:26 PM
I have the 9-3 Aero Hirsch Performance

Hirsch pedals
Hirsch Dashboard
Hirsch 18" alloys
Hirsch Discs and callipers
Hirsch Springs
Hirsch Syspension system
Hirsch twin exhaust system
Hirsch ECU upgrade 275BHP
K&N replacement pannel filter

I'm looking to se if the Turbo x Intercooler and air intake system would fit my car what would you peers think of this???????

Oh and it's good to be a part of this!!!!

Cheers

its good to have you here but would love to see some pictures of those Hirsch upgrades :cool:

inergen
12th August 2009, 03:09 AM
I have the 9-3 Aero Hirsch Performance

Hirsch pedals
Hirsch Dashboard
Hirsch 18" alloys
Hirsch Discs and callipers
Hirsch Springs
Hirsch Syspension system
Hirsch twin exhaust system
Hirsch ECU upgrade 275BHP
K&N replacement pannel filter

I'm looking to se if the Turbo x Intercooler and air intake system would fit my car what would you peers think of this???????

Oh and it's good to be a part of this!!!!

Cheers

you must have burnt a big hole in your pocket!!! those above must have easily above $10K.

cheerios....:lol:

Aero_Hirsch
12th August 2009, 03:00 PM
you must have burnt a big hole in your pocket!!! those above must have easily above $10K.

cheerios....:lol:
Hi,this Car was made by Hirsch as a one off i belive there are only a hand full in england...
I bought the car with 3k on the clock at a disscounted price (Thanks to the recession!!!) :)

http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

I've loaded some pictures for you to take a look!! Hope you Like it i was looking for a Hirsch for six months!! and found this... the Guy took the car back to saab as he was afraid of the "power"...... I love the power... :)

Aero_Hirsch
12th August 2009, 03:03 PM
you must have burnt a big hole in your pocket!!! those above must have easily above $10K.

cheerios....:lol:
http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

Take a look at the car.... It took me 6 month's to find this car the chap had it made to order and returned the car 3 months after with 3k on the clock as he was afraid of the car... Too much "power" Ha... i love the POWER.....

Hope you like it!! :)

Aero_Hirsch
12th August 2009, 03:06 PM
you must have burnt a big hole in your pocket!!! those above must have easily above $10K.

cheerios....:lol:
http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

Take a look a the car.. i hope you like it... :)

A chap had the car made to order and he returned the car after 3 months as he could not handle thye POWER.... I love the power.............. ;)

Aero_Hirsch
12th August 2009, 03:09 PM
http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

Take a look a the car.. i hope you like it... :)

A chap had the car made to order and he returned the car after 3 months as he could not handle thye POWER:nono; .... I love the power..............:lol:
I got the car with 3k on the clock... 12 months ago.

Aero_Hirsch
12th August 2009, 03:14 PM
http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

Take a look a the car.. i hope you like it... :)

A chap had the car made to order and he returned the car after 3 months as he could not handle thye POWER.... I love the power.............. ;)

Aero_Hirsch
13th August 2009, 06:52 AM
http://s933.photobucket.com/albums/ad177/Aero_hirsch/

take a look hope you like the car.... :D


Cheers

Aero_Hirsch
13th August 2009, 07:09 AM
Hi Finally found were the upload is!!;oops:

Hope you like the Saab....:lol:
I bought the Car with all the Hirsch mods all on as the last owner took the car back to dealer a the car was too fast for him:roll: i love it:lol:

K19320
13th August 2009, 10:20 PM
2006 9-3 2.0T, Black

Done so far,
BSR Optiflow Intake
Genuine Saab Strut Brace
OEM Foglight Kit
E-Code Bumper Strips
Smart Slot Ice Scraper
Philips X-treme +80% Headlight Bulbs
Philips Silver Vision Turn Signals
Philips Blue Vision City Lights

What's next
Simons/BSR Exhaust
Genuine Saab Subframe Brace
Genuine Saab Short Shift Kit
Ultimate Pedals Pedal Set
Window Tint

I want to tune it using the PPC eventually, but I'll probably wait until the warranty is up just to be safe.

Atomic_DC
17th August 2009, 07:41 PM
Current mods:
3" mandrel downpipe
BSR optiflow intake
Stage 2 BSR PPC
Jetex 2.5" CAT back exhaust

Future mods:
Rims and coilovers
paint the chrome grille black
Header

9-3gotboostAERO
20th August 2009, 07:01 AM
no headers in turbocharged vehicles.
You won't need to change your exhaust manifold unless you run a larger turbo

kanundrum
21st August 2009, 04:42 PM
FYI

Goodridge 40006 Brake Lines that work on 2007 Saabs 9-3 Aeros Work on XWD Models.

I just put them on my TurboX and they work amazingly.

Dustin
21st August 2009, 05:55 PM
http://www.garaget.org/archive/1936/50440/large_50440-716851.jpg

The two "Alcoholist" are tuned to just about the level aprox. 265 BHP. The Sedan is owned by Nordic Tuning http://www.nordictuning.com/main.php?lang=en

What wheels are on this sedan? They look dreamy....

9-3gotboostAERO
21st August 2009, 06:53 PM
factory aero/vector rims found on 9-3's from 2003-2005

Dustin
21st August 2009, 07:34 PM
factory aero/vector rims found on 9-3's from 2003-2005

On the sedan.....?

wmk1975
30th August 2009, 01:47 PM
K & N Fuel Injection Performance Kit
3" Custom Cat back, no resonator, Magnaflow turbo muffler
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30635793&id=1063127332
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30635794&id=1063127332
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30635788&id=1063127332
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30635790&id=1063127332
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30635791&id=1063127332

Sounds sweet on the on ramp to the highway.

Saabstory34
30th August 2009, 08:47 PM
K & N Fuel Injection Performance Kit
3" Custom Cat back, no resonator, Magnaflow turbo muffler

Sounds sweet on the on ramp to the highway.


If you get a chance try and make a recording or video. Im curious on how it sounds. I am looking to add intake and exhaust to my car, but im worried it will be too loud for my liking. So if you get a chance that would be great!

DetroitSaab
13th September 2009, 07:38 PM
2007 9-3 2.0T Automatic

Current/installing within a few weeks:
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
Manual boost controller
Custom Cold Air Intake

Future:
BSR PPC Stage 1
Jetex Catback Exhaust
Strut Bar
Aftermarket Coolant and Turbo hose kit
Lowering Springs
Ground affects package

and hopefully some other mods

Rennsport1
13th September 2009, 07:51 PM
X-drilled/slotted rotors, SS lines, DOT5, and performance brake pads will probably be my first major mod. Unless I sort out my wheel dilemma first, I love my OE wheels, but need to find out if they are heavy, and if they are then I will replace them with lighter ones and that will be my 1st substantial mod.

Link to my cardomain page here and in my sig below. (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3310734)

JLazop3
23rd September 2009, 02:33 PM
2006 Nocturne Blue 9-3 Aero 2.8T w/ charcoal gray interior.

Current Mods (Performance/cosmetic):
-BSR Optiflow Turbo Intake
-Black DupliColor painted Caliper's
-Debadged the "93" and "aero"

Planned mods before summer 2010:
-Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position tires
-Possible aftermarket cross-drilled/slotted rotors and/or entire brake system
-18" Moda MD7 wheels
-Blackout chrome on the front grill (except the word saab)
-Tail-light tint except for white section
-Carbon fiber finish around shifter and on glove box
-BSR Emblems (can't decide yet if I want one on the back where the word aero was or if I want two behind the front wheels or if I can find a high temp glue I might tryn put em on my brake calipers, though something tells me that is unrealistic)

JLazop3
1st December 2009, 03:23 PM
2006 Nocturne Blue 9-3 Aero 2.8T w/ charcoal gray interior.

Current Mods (Performance/cosmetic):
-BSR Optiflow Turbo Intake
-Black DupliColor painted Caliper's
-Debadged the "93" and "aero"



Update on Planned mods:
-235/45R17 Dunlop SP Sport Signature A/S tires on stock 17" 5-Spoke wheels as winter set. (should happen december)
-235/40R18 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires on Moda MD7 18" wheels (summer '10 hopefully)
-R1concepts or Brake Performance 314mm brake rotors
-EBC RedStuffs or Brake Performance pads
-Blackout Grill Chrome (except SAAB)
-Tint tail-lights without reverse/signal covered.
-VTuner Stage 0

Rennsport1
12th December 2009, 11:14 AM
I'm 'bout to choose a sport exhaust(cat back) please let me know if anyone has any advice/experience with any particular sport exhaust for the 255HP/258LBFT Aero '08- that will work well with VTUNE stage 0, or BSR, or Maptune. I may do a DP and turbo upgrade later if I still have my Aero in a year or two. The sport exhausts I'm looking at start around $650+tax and shipping, let me know if anyone knows of any better deals out there.

Thanks in advance !

inergen
12th December 2009, 12:00 PM
I may do a DP and turbo upgrade later if I still have my Aero in a year or two.

upgrading to the new 9-5??:cheesy:

Rennsport1
12th December 2009, 12:14 PM
upgrading to the new 9-5??:cheesy:

As usual I have several ideas about my next car. I am definitely looking forward to a test drive of the new 9-5 :cheesy: I am also a long time Porsche fan, former PCA member and two time Porsche Turbo owner, and I also have some ideas in that direction. But I'm not in a hurry. My main concern right now is finding the best sounding and performing high quality sport exhaust for my Aero for under $750.00-$800.00 that will also work well with possible future upgrades.

inergen
12th December 2009, 12:31 PM
As usual I have several ideas about my next car. I am definitely looking forward to a test drive of the new 9-5 :cheesy: I am also a long time Porsche fan, former PCA member and two time Porsche Turbo owner, and I also have some ideas in that direction. But I'm not in a hurry. My main concern right now is finding the best sounding and performing high quality sport exhaust for my Aero for under $750.00-$800.00 that will also work well with possible future upgrades.

interesting bro, from posh to a saab, isn't that a downgrade? where's the rationale? sorry for a being nosey.;)

cheerios.....:cheesy:

saab19
12th December 2009, 12:38 PM
if you're considering upgrading the turbo, etc, you might want to go custom three inch, I know there was a V-tuned stage 2 turbo x in russia with one (obviously since it's custom made the fabricator might not help, but brian at vtune might be able to shed some light). I asked about exhaust options at gs and they said that was not the issue with tuning the V6, so they were not too concerned about it.

Rennsport1
12th December 2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks.

And to inergen, I sold my last 951, an S, before moving to the U.K. And why do you think a SAAB turbo is such a downgrade ? My Aero is much more practical than the 951, and not too much slower if both are in stock form(0-60 in about 6.5 as apposed to 5.5 and 155MPH(governed)top speed as opposed to the 951S stock 165MPH top speed. Of course my Aero in stock form does not really compare to my 951S with all the mods and ~350hp and ~175MPH top speed. But I show property 7 days a week, and having four doors is nice.

DetroitSaab
11th January 2010, 01:04 PM
Updates:

2007 9-3 2.0T Automatic

Current mods:
NGK Iridium IX Spark Plugs
Manual boost controller
Custom Cold Air Intake
Strut Bar
Megan Lowering Springs
3-point Brace

Future:
JZW Tune
Jetex Catback Exhaust
Aftermarket Coolant and Turbo hose kit
Ground affects package

MunsonedForLife
22nd February 2010, 05:35 PM
2003 6 speed vector


Mods
Painted rims
H&R lowering springs
painted grill
35% tint
JR filter
BSR stage 1
painted corner lights
muffler :::EDIT::::
spec stage 2 clutch ::::EDIT::::


Future Mods
I hear Nordic is working on a stage 4 :lol:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y245/camry2nv/saab005e.jpg

Did you get those wheels professionally done or do it yourself? If you did it yourself, how? I really like that look! Thanks!

MunsonedForLife
23rd February 2010, 12:11 AM
^^^If anyone else has an idea as how to do that as well it would be great! I see that user has been offline for well over a year now.

firedawgs
9th March 2010, 02:06 AM
This is kind of my introduction to this forum. Hello all.

Of course with the last 5-6 cars I have owned; I have modded them. One car I went to far in modding and that was my Suarbaru Legacy GT.

Here are my last few cars:
2006 Subaru WRX (regualar mods like intake, catback, ect.) That car was hit by a drunk driver while i was parked
2007 Subaru Legacy GT (his is the car I went to far in modded spent between $7-8k) just to trade it in for what I owe. I pulled some of the stuff off, but I was ready to get rid of.
2008 Mazda Speed 6: Turbo 4. Nice car did the least amount of modding due to it being so new.
2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS; No turbo, but started learning laptop moding with HPtuners, learned a lot. That was the fastest car/SUV I have owned.
Now own the 2009 Saab 93 combisport Aero V6 auto with pretty much every option you can get. I only bought it because GM was giving so much money off of it, I couldn't turn it down.

As you might of noticed I love cars. I do love turbos the best.

What I would like to do for mods: And if anyone would PM me with the best place to find these things I would appreciate it.
1. Just bought a nice set of all weather mats made by Michelin. You might have to trim, I didnt, but cut a slight so the studs could secure the mats from moving. And the price a whopping $10 at Walmart. Way better than the OEM or other I saw for $120+.

2. On order the OEM dog guard and cargo Apron. I found Saabparts.net to be the best prices around.

3. I do need to buy the OEM trailer hitch. Has anyone installed the hitch and wire kit? Is it hard.

4. Ok, the fun stuff. I would like to go with a handheld or computer style tuning software. I was researching BSR, but know there is another out there. $1K is a lot of money for 20 hp. Anybody what to chime in on the software/tuning. Which one is better and why.

5. I like the tone of the exhaust, but always want to open it up. What exhaust are my options? What is the most restrictive portion of the turbo exhaust? I am going to guess the downpipe?

6. A CAI is a must. I like the looks of the BSR and it comes with a metal shield. Any other better options?

7. I have a pair of brand new 18" in my shed and I hope they will fit. Does anyone know if there is any problems with the 18"? What is the bolt size of the 93? 5x22?

8. I always wanted a Brembo brake kit. Anyone selling a used kit, come to me. Again I saw a place wanting $1,200 for the fronts only.

Any ways, I know this thread is for what you have and what you want, but if there are any good knowledgeable people out there that can answer any of my questions, then please PM me.

Thanks,
Sean

firedawgs
9th March 2010, 02:41 AM
www.turbonator.com

They claim to add about 20 hp to any engine with a simple device in the air intake. I've had my TDi Hirsched to 175 bhp and a few more hp would not go amiss especially as these people claim an increase in mpg as well.

The "turbonator" is a B.S. gimmick. It does not do what it says it will do. Stay away from it :nono;. If you don't believe me, Google it and you will find plenty of sources that tell you the same.

whiterob
22nd March 2010, 12:04 PM
This is kind of my introduction to this forum. Hello all.

Of course with the last 5-6 cars I have owned; I have modded them. One car I went to far in modding and that was my Suarbaru Legacy GT.

Here are my last few cars:
2006 Subaru WRX (regualar mods like intake, catback, ect.) That car was hit by a drunk driver while i was parked
2007 Subaru Legacy GT (his is the car I went to far in modded spent between $7-8k) just to trade it in for what I owe. I pulled some of the stuff off, but I was ready to get rid of.
2008 Mazda Speed 6: Turbo 4. Nice car did the least amount of modding due to it being so new.
2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS; No turbo, but started learning laptop moding with HPtuners, learned a lot. That was the fastest car/SUV I have owned.
Now own the 2009 Saab 93 combisport Aero V6 auto with pretty much every option you can get. I only bought it because GM was giving so much money off of it, I couldn't turn it down.

As you might of noticed I love cars. I do love turbos the best.

What I would like to do for mods: And if anyone would PM me with the best place to find these things I would appreciate it.
1. Just bought a nice set of all weather mats made by Michelin. You might have to trim, I didnt, but cut a slight so the studs could secure the mats from moving. And the price a whopping $10 at Walmart. Way better than the OEM or other I saw for $120+.

2. On order the OEM dog guard and cargo Apron. I found Saabparts.net to be the best prices around.

3. I do need to buy the OEM trailer hitch. Has anyone installed the hitch and wire kit? Is it hard.

4. Ok, the fun stuff. I would like to go with a handheld or computer style tuning software. I was researching BSR, but know there is another out there. $1K is a lot of money for 20 hp. Anybody what to chime in on the software/tuning. Which one is better and why.

5. I like the tone of the exhaust, but always want to open it up. What exhaust are my options? What is the most restrictive portion of the turbo exhaust? I am going to guess the downpipe?

6. A CAI is a must. I like the looks of the BSR and it comes with a metal shield. Any other better options?

7. I have a pair of brand new 18" in my shed and I hope they will fit. Does anyone know if there is any problems with the 18"? What is the bolt size of the 93? 5x22?

8. I always wanted a Brembo brake kit. Anyone selling a used kit, come to me. Again I saw a place wanting $1,200 for the fronts only.

Any ways, I know this thread is for what you have and what you want, but if there are any good knowledgeable people out there that can answer any of my questions, then please PM me.

Thanks,
Sean

Maptun would be worth looking into, and with my experience with any tuning software, contact them about leaving them if you want to be able to edit the files.

as far as bolt pattern, 5x110 with a 37mm et I believe. and a 65.1mm hub bore. (possible to use a 5x108 or 5x112 with wobble bolts)

Gs04aero
23rd March 2010, 09:18 AM
4. Ok, the fun stuff. I would like to go with a handheld or computer style tuning software. I was researching BSR, but know there is another out there. $1K is a lot of money for 20 hp. Anybody what to chime in on the software/tuning. Which one is better and why.

5. I like the tone of the exhaust, but always want to open it up. What exhaust are my options? What is the most restrictive portion of the turbo exhaust? I am going to guess the downpipe?

6. A CAI is a must. I like the looks of the BSR and it comes with a metal shield. Any other better options?

7. I have a pair of brand new 18" in my shed and I hope they will fit. Does anyone know if there is any problems with the 18"? What is the bolt size of the 93? 5x22?

8. I always wanted a Brembo brake kit. Anyone selling a used kit, come to me. Again I saw a place wanting $1,200 for the fronts only.


4. Look into all the options. You may want a handheld tune but there are other options. If you only want a handheld option then its BSR. Nordic and JZW are ECU tunes. BSR is more of a boost tune from what I've looked at and read. It focuses more on uping the boost as Nordic or JZW focuses on a whole new tune. Take a look around. BSR is not always worth it.

5. There are numerous exhaust options. It depends on what you want. You could upgrade to 2.5" piping and remove the resonator and leave the stock muffler. Could redo the entire exhaust with any type of muffler. Buy a prebuilt from GS or PFS or something. Try youtube and see if you find what you want. I redid mine to two magnaflows and a big resonator and it's still too loud for me. Cruising and low rpms its tits but if I'm on the throttle up a hill, on an on-ramp, etc, it can be too loud. I find exhausts very difficult because the sound and decibels will be different for each car. It's kind of something you need to test. But thats just me ha.

6. BSR is nice for sound so is a custom intake. They are not CAI and there is not one made. Really the stock intake is the only CAI made for the car. I enjoy my BSR but I do feel like my car is somewhat sluggish since I put it on.

7. Bolt pattern 5x110. Offset 40mm. Bore 65.1

8. Saab has a good brake setup. No reason to spend $1k on Brembo brakes. Feel like thats more of a want for the Brand name on your car. Performance is great obviously, but overkill IMO. Some good slotted rotors and your choice of pads is a good enough upgrade IMO.

Vector-SS
23rd March 2010, 10:54 AM
If you are familiar with HP tuners, it's a no brainer - go with Vtuner.

Best gains out there for the price.

xp3
4th April 2010, 04:58 PM
^^^If anyone else has an idea as how to do that as well it would be great! I see that user has been offline for well over a year now.

How about masking type?

linear777
18th April 2010, 08:37 PM
I bought my car last year around this time. Here are the Upgrades I've done so far in 1 year.

1. 5% limo tint
2. Smoked out Tail Light tint
3. HID conversion H7 6000k
3. aftermarket amp and 12 inch subs-(removed for weight purposes)
4. K&N replacemnt filter.
5. Resonator replaced with Straight pipe, and welded a performance muffler.
6. JZW Stage 1 tune.
7. MBC-useless for T8 unless running a bigger turbo.
8. Digital Boost Gauge.

Future Mods coming this (Summer-Winter) JZW Stage 3.

10. Aero Injectors,
11. Stage 3 Spec Clutch kit.
12. Mandrel DP and 3 inch Cat
13. TD04 14T or 16T(Aero turbo, with new oil, water lines)
14. Bigger Intercooler,

Hannes85
25th May 2010, 03:59 AM
Not sure if this is meant to be posting pictures in, but we'll see.

Mods;

-Hirsch leather door handle kit
-Hirsch diffusor
-Genuine Saab 9-3 MY08' spoiler
-Maptun Stage 1
-K&N filter

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9008/20951994.png (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/20951994.png/)
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8170/saab93aeroside.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/saab93aeroside.jpg/)
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7558/hdrz.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/hdrz.jpg/)
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3839/motorauto2zwhc.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/motorauto2zwhc.jpg/)
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1558/saab93aero.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/saab93aero.jpg/)

XFREAKX
27th May 2010, 04:13 PM
Nice SAAB, nice pics :cool:

Matt1488
10th June 2010, 09:23 AM
2003 9-3 linear Merlot Red

Stage1 JZW tune
Custom Made intake
Tinted brake lights
tinted turn signals

Future Mods
lowering springs
3" downpipe
Vtec
3" Catback
some wheels
Saab emblem opened like a pacman eating a honda emblem
FMIC
Aero Injectors
Stage3 JZW tune.
Wings

volcomstone2262
10th June 2010, 10:08 AM
Good humor:lol:

Matt1488
10th June 2010, 01:32 PM
What I really want tho for ****s and giggles is the Saab emblem but with the pig rather the lion thing.

volcomstone2262
10th June 2010, 02:38 PM
They have those on ebay, but it's kinda tacky to say the least.

I wish focusmil would sell them in pairs and have a clean black and silver badge.

Matt1488
10th June 2010, 03:19 PM
Are there other designs on ebay. What would I search for it, Saab emblem

Matt1488
10th June 2010, 09:07 PM
I found them on ebay. I dont know if $10 is worth one. I thing ill save up for a roof spoiler.

firedawgs
11th June 2010, 12:59 AM
Hey Micke,

I love the mods, can you help me with my 9-3? Currently I have catback exhaust, intake, bsr stage 2. Trying to gain more!
e-mail me at your convenience

signed,

9-3aerokid
zpl2@juno.com

Anybody that has their own website dedicated to their car and the mods you put in your car demands alot of respect. I envy you. Hey you don't have an extra intake laying around do you? I want to be able to do my first mod, and why not hear the turbo while I was going to do it. I heard that there are some slide in air filters, better then K&N, that make the turbo sound petty good.

Thanks,
Sean

lxcxs
11th June 2010, 07:56 AM
Anybody that has their own website dedicated to their car and the mods you put in your car demands alot of respect. I envy you. Hey you don't have an extra intake laying around do you? I want to be able to do my first mod, and why not hear the turbo while I was going to do it. I heard that there are some slide in air filters, better then K&N, that make the turbo sound petty good.

Thanks,
Sean

I suggest the K&N drop in... You'll hear the turbo whoosh sound a little bit, not a lot. but it's going to cost you the least and will keep the original intake parts that draw cold air.

beotch
5th July 2010, 11:33 PM
Not sure if this is meant to be posting pictures in, but we'll see.

Mods;

-Hirsch leather door handle kit
-Hirsch diffusor
-Genuine Saab 9-3 MY08' spoiler
-Maptun Stage 1
-K&N filter

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9008/20951994.png (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/20951994.png/)
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8170/saab93aeroside.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/saab93aeroside.jpg/)
http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7558/hdrz.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/hdrz.jpg/)
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/3839/motorauto2zwhc.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/motorauto2zwhc.jpg/)
http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1558/saab93aero.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/saab93aero.jpg/)


wicked pictures, it is nice to see how that spoiler looks on a real car and not some computer generated car.

dave

Saabman900
8th July 2010, 09:52 PM
2006 9-3 Aero

Mods:

-GS 3 point sub frame brace
-GS short shifter
-BSR Optiflow air filter
-H&R 30mm lowering springs
-MapTun Stage 1 PPC upgrade
-35% tint (soon to be 20% next week:cool:)
-European plate
-BSR floor mats

Future mods:

-Koni Sport Dampers (next week)
-Ferrita 3'' downpipe after 1st catalyst
-Catback system twin pipe from MapTun
-High performance intercooler from MapTun
-Garrett GT30R turbocharger
-MapTun SPEC 450NM high performance clutch
-Brembo big brake kit from GS (or brake upgrade from MapTun)
-Carbon fiber and leather trim set from Hirsch
-Hirsch Performance 8x19'' alloy wheel silver finish
-Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position tires
-Stock navigation unit upgrade
-Park assist
-Ice Block tail lights

Will add pics of car after tint is done next week.

inergen
9th July 2010, 12:39 AM
hey saabman, you're saying a garrett gt replacement over your stock td04, is it a direct bolt-on?

Saabman900
9th July 2010, 12:31 PM
Haven't really got that far yet as far as performance upgrades go. But from what I am looking at on their site it seems like all I have to do is send them in my old turbocharger and comes as a complete kit and a tublar manifold is required for the install apparently.. Anyways... so my guess is yes? I have a couple of friends in the business and I'll just ask them when the time comes... I've heard that's one of the best turbochargers for the money on the market these days.

cowcare
12th July 2010, 03:36 PM
Mods
Koni FSD dampers
EBC Yellow stuff pads all round
EBC Turbo groved front discs
Brembo rear discs
Maptun Stage 1
Prins vsi LPG Conversion
Maptun Air filter
SS Brake Lines

Future Mods
Boost guage
rear spolier
hirsch diffuser
twin port exhaust

inergen
14th July 2010, 07:56 AM
Prins vsi LPG Conversion


yo, what's that?

cheerios...:cheesy:

cowcare
14th July 2010, 08:58 AM
yo, what's that?

cheerios...:cheesy:

the prins vsi lpg kit allows me to run on autogas which is about £0.65 per litre compared to £1.20 per litre for petrol/gasoline, i have had the kit on for about 1200 miles and am dynoing the car on monday the see how the performace figures compare lpg vs petrol, i am quite pleased with how the car runs. will post dyno figures next week.

dlane
25th July 2010, 01:08 PM
Who knows about Borla exhaust on 06 9-3?

Saabman900
25th July 2010, 01:35 PM
Only heard good things about Borla. Haven't really heard it yet on a Saab but on our truck its great :cheesy:. One of the best options out there for us in the US if you want to go on the cheaper side. Just check out their universal section and a good exhaust shop can install it for you no problem..

JLazop3
30th July 2010, 12:57 PM
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L V6T

Nocturne Blue Metallic/Charcoal 2 tone interior


Current:

-Debadged "93" and "Aero"
-235/45R17 Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires
-Limited Edition Turbo X steering wheel (off the showroom floor :cool:)
-BSR OptiFlow Intake
-Removed second CAT and replaced stock resonator with Borla Turbo X Center/Center straithrough muffler.
-Removed both mufflers and replaced with custom strait piping from the rear axle back (after split to 2.25")
-TWM Prototype Cobalt SS/SC Short Shifter (Soon to be swapped for proper 6 speed Saab shifter)
-Custom cut Perforated Momo Italy Airleather shift boot
-Genuinesaab Chrome Oil cap (adds 45 hp)
-Bosch Icon windshield wipers (adds 46 hp)
-35% front/20% rear window tint
-Custom grill
-Gloss Black dupli-color painted calipers
-EBC RedStuff brake pads
-R1 Concept Premium Cross-Drilled/Slotted Rotors
-Concentrated direct injected testosterone (just kidding ;))

Coming up:

-Swap shifter for proper one designed for the 6 speed from TWM
-Custom tail-light tint
-Sound system: 12-Inch Kicker Subwoofer; 1000 watt amp; Fiber optic adapters; Head unit; full aftermarket speaker swap
-GS 3-point subframe brace
-Powdercoat calipers Highest gloss black
-Summer 18" wheels/tires (haven't decided yet but leaning toward Hankook Ventus V12 Evo's OR Continental ExtremeContact DW's)
-Fabricated flat strut tower bar (through a friend, basing off of VTuner's Moscow race car)
-Boost; Air/fuel; Oil Pressure gauges (haven't decided on position yet, ideally A-pillar though)
-Denso Iridium Power Spark Plugs
-Stage 0 Vtune
-HID Fog Lights
-Green interior LED's
-Plasmaglow Undercar/wheel well kit (blue)
-H&R Sport Springs on Koni Sport Yellow Dampers
-Uprated inner suspension bushings (Genuinesaab)
-15mm front/20mm read wheel spacers for stock/winter wheels
-GenuineSaab viggen design metal pedals OR UltimatePedals (back and forth)
-Powdercoat factory wheels Graphite OR Satin/flat black (when A/S's are bald and I mount winters to swap with my summer setup)
-Replace stock DP with Ferrita full 3" DP with Race catalyst
-Blingbadge carbon effect emblems for 4 wheel centers/steering wheel/hood/trunk
-Emblem protective covers (stateofnine)
-Carbon Fiber Saab Pillar Posts (stateofnine)
-Carbon Fiber wrap front lip and protect with diamond plate sheet on bottom (sparks when I scrape :cool:)
-CarbonFiberWerks trim kit
-Custom FMIC and charge piping
-CarbonFiberWerks custom (if not produced by then) engine cover
-Upgrade brake fluid
-Upgrade transmission fluid
-Corbeau or equivalent sport seats in either gray or black
-Limited Slip Differential

Saabman900
31st July 2010, 04:07 AM
Damn that's a long list.

JLazop3
31st July 2010, 11:41 AM
Damn that's a long list.


Yep :cheesy:

...all it takes is money :cry:

MwFleag92
3rd August 2010, 11:22 PM
how did you do the green lights in the interior? any way you can show a picture cus i bet that looks sick

slipdm16
3rd August 2010, 11:51 PM
2004 9-3 Aero SS 6 speed
**********************
Current...


BSR Stage 1 (~247hp) :cheesy:
GS Strut Tower Brace
GS Subframe Brace
GS Short Shifter
GS Shifter Bushings

iPod in
35% tint
swapped ash tray for storage tray to accommodate fuzz buster :roll:


Coming...

BSR Downpipe/Exhaust
BSR Stage 3 upgrade
Koni/Vogtland Struts/Springs
Uprated Suspension Bushings

firedawgs
9th August 2010, 01:23 AM
I love that there is a page for mods for the 9-3. But for people like me are pretty clueless on the upgrades for the 9-3 V6 2007-up.

If the moderators come across this. I know there are much more 9-3 2.0T and 4 bangers, but we need something for the V-6 members.

For instance, I am looking on the cheapest place to get a BSR drop in filter for 2009 2.8L V6. Any help????

9-3gotboostAERO
9th August 2010, 01:55 AM
there are no bsr drop in filters, just intake's.
for a new intake visit genuinesaab.com

JLazop3
11th August 2010, 12:45 AM
You could just snag a K&N Drop-in if you wanted...

Saabman900
11th August 2010, 02:56 PM
I love that there is a page for mods for the 9-3. But for people like me are pretty clueless on the upgrades for the 9-3 V6 2007-up.

If the moderators come across this. I know there are much more 9-3 2.0T and 4 bangers, but we need something for the V-6 members.

For instance, I am looking on the cheapest place to get a BSR drop in filter for 2009 2.8L V6. Any help????

There's someone here on SC who just sold me his BSR exhaust has an Optiflow intake for sale. It's a god price and I'd go check it out in the parts for sale section. His thread is also "Trading in my Aero" and the link is there.. Good luck.

coocat_4000
1st November 2010, 03:21 PM
Who knows about Borla exhaust on 06 9-3?
I have a 3'' straight pipe coming from the cat with a Borla Resonator (AKA) fart can and she just sounds mean now a low loud tone nothing at all like a rice burner as you know like a 2 stroke with a soda can muffler hehe

NIVO
16th November 2010, 02:10 PM
2008 9-3 Aero SS 6 speed - Laser Red
**********************
Current...


Nivo intake

Coming...

Nivo made mods
Big turbo
Tune
Exhaust
Manifold
clutch
intercooler
injectors

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20361&d=1289482765

Saabman900
16th November 2010, 04:43 PM
Nice list. Be careful of cops especially in Woostahh. Always on the lookout especially with modified cars. Red is a dead giveaway too.

NIVO
16th November 2010, 05:10 PM
Nice list. Be careful of cops especially in Woostahh. Always on the lookout especially with modified cars. Red is a dead giveaway too.

Yes, tell us about it. One of our other cars with little turbo is red also.:lol:

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20362&d=1289482937

alexdrops
16th November 2010, 05:33 PM
2008 9-3 Aero SS 6 speed - Laser Red
**********************
Current...


Nivo intake
Coming...

Nivo made mods
Big turbo
Tune
Exhaust
Manifold
clutch
intercooler
injectors




Looking forward to see how this Saab is gonna come along! Nice car!

cobra989
3rd December 2010, 01:19 PM
2003 9-3 ARC 6MT 2.0T engine(odvbiousally)
Current Mods:
BSR Optiflow Intake
Tinted windows
Tinted Tails
DDM Tuning Headlights 6K/ Fog Lights 3500
AERO rear spoiler
Blacked out all SAAB logos
Euro front Plate
Future Mods
Roof spoiler
Upgraded Turbo
Dual Cat back exhaust with cut-outs
3" downpipe
Stage 1 tuning
H&R Springs
Koni Shocks
3 PT frame brace
Strut brace

I need to do like the guy in the VW commectial and get a second job to pay for this stuff... military doesnt pay that well if your enlisted lol.

JLazop3
6th December 2010, 02:42 PM
If I wanted DDM Tuning HID fogs how do I go about doing that? I know they sell Ballasts and bulbs but isn't our housing not adequate for HIDs?

Cafasco
8th December 2010, 10:18 PM
2008 9-3 2.0T Parchment Silver / Black

Done:
Tinted Windows 20%
HIDs: 35W 5000K H11 low beam (working out bugs)

To Do:
Cat Back Exhaust (can't wait!, the 2.25" dp is nearly squished flat)
17" Wheels (ADR Propulsion, kind of like new '11 9-5 alloys...cool) n tires
ECU upgrade, stage 1 (260hp, 260ft lb tq is plenty for me)
Koni FSD's (when it's time)
Maybe upgrade 7 speaker sound system...but sounds pretty good to me.

hksaab9321
9th December 2010, 07:43 AM
Mod is still on the way:
1. 18" wheels
2. Electronic coil guard heat discipation aluminum plate
3. Sport air filter
4. Turbo timer (not yet installed)
5. Koni Sport suspension kit
6. Sport brake pads (front + rear)
7. Goodridge steel brake pipes
8. Simota Aero intake on its way ;ol;
9. Custom made "Aero" alu badge (pic below)
10. Zainx Z-2 x 3 + Z-CS + Z-8:cheesy:

to do:
1. rear 15mm spacers (bolts ordered not match, need to search for matching ones)
2. front 8mm spacers (custom made, on order)

wish lists:
1. rear spoiler
2. boost gauge
3. ECU upgrade
4. Exhaust
5. window tinting
6. light brows
7. Dual xenon mod from pro.

SaabMick
7th January 2011, 11:56 AM
2006 9-3SS 2.0T 5MT Black

Current Mods:
Megan Racing Springs
H&R 15mm Spacers (Front and Back)
GS Strut Tower Brace
GS 3 Pt Subframe Brace
EBC Greenstuff front and rear with Brembo OEM Replacement Rotors
Homemade Cone Filter Intake (finally can hear that whoosh)
35W 4300K Slim Fit HID Kit
Soon to be installed: 17" Twin Aeros w/ Pzeros (Sitting in my garage while the classic vspoke 16s rock a gnarly set of Firestone Winterforce snow tires)

(Hopefully) Coming Soon:
JZW or Maptuner (JZW for the price, Maptuner for the performance)
35% Tint all around
GS Short Shifter Kit
Resonator Delete
...money

lamber34
11th January 2011, 11:12 AM
2005 9-3 arc 5spd standard

hks turbo gauge
k n cold air intake
aftermarket cd player (center dash )
short shifter from twmperformance

FUTURE MODS
18'' koing 5 spoke black
lowering springs
( to all which springs are best for this )
15% window tint all round
bov

lamber34
11th January 2011, 11:17 AM
ya cobra i iknow what u mean on the enlisted military side!

jze1212
12th February 2011, 10:58 PM
Looking at your MOD list here, what sort of BOV do you have? I know we've got stock recirculation valves vs the atmospheric BOV, details!

2005 9-3 arc 5spd standard

hks turbo gauge
k n cold air intake
aftermarket cd player (center dash )
short shifter from twmperformance

FUTURE MODS
18'' koing 5 spoke black
lowering springs
( to all which springs are best for this )
15% window tint all round
bov

SAABBSR
14th February 2011, 12:09 AM
JZW Stage 1
BSR Optiflow Intake
BSR Sport FLow 2.5" Cat Back Exhaust
Spec Stage 2 clutch
Spec lightweight flywheel

06 9-3SS
14th February 2011, 07:56 AM
2006 9-3 Aero 6 Speed - Silver

Current:
-VTuner Stage 0
-APC Cone Style Air Filter
-Exhaust delete at the flange after the primary cat.
-LEDs in fogs, parking lights and license plate lights
-Wheels and 3-piece grille painted black by me
-Tires upgraded to 245/45/17 General ZR rated for now
-Debadged all on the rear and added a custom Turbo emblem ;ol;
-Replaced stock aero rear lip with stock 2.0t rear lip to get the flush appearance
-1/4" wheel spacers in the back
-Tinted license plate cover
-35% tint on the front 20% on the back because of police
-Sound deadening material removed underneath the hood so were all of the b.s. plastic covers...also plastics underneath the car removed
-Removed spare tire, everything with it including jack, and almost all felt coverings for the trunk (weight reduction haha)
-Regular sunpro boost gauge to 25psi with LED bulb of course
-Carbon fiber stick on door panel covers (actually look amazing if you clear coat them a couple times)

Coming:
-Straight pipes made from stock exhaust (coming soon)
-8" or 9" wide rims
-All LED interior lights (coming soon)
-Just one 10" subwoofer
-19T turbo upgrade (down the road)
-Eventually I'm going to strip the car of everything I dont need excluding the heat and A/C, then SCCA prep time
-Roll cage
-Full suspension upgrades
-Racing clutch (if it's even possible to find one for this f'in car)
-Big brake kit
............The works

pacotaco
14th February 2011, 08:30 AM
Looking at your MOD list here, what sort of BOV do you have? I know we've got stock recirculation valves vs the atmospheric BOV, details!

thats under future mods.....

SaabMick
15th February 2011, 08:50 AM
"Future Mods"

So I'm assuming this isn't done yet, if it is, then most likely with Paco's DIY.

EDIT: Pacos post didn't show up when I clicked the link from my email, so please excuse the redundancy.

SaabMick
4th April 2011, 01:06 PM
Little Update:

STILL: 2006 9-3SS 2.0T 5MT Black

Current Mods:
Megan Racing Springs
H&R 15mm Spacers (Front and Back)
GS Strut Tower Brace
GS 3 Pt Subframe Brace
EBC Greenstuff front and rear with Brembo OEM Replacement Rotors
Homemade Cone Filter Intake (finally can hear that whoosh)
35W 4300K Slim Fit HID Kit
17" Twin Aeros w/ Pzeros (installed now)
Resonator Delete
Maptuner Stg 2
SPEC Stg2 Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel

Coming Soon:
35% Tint all around
Koni Yellows (possibly H&Rs)
New Conti ExtremeContact DW

JayJayB14
8th June 2011, 09:43 AM
2008 saab 93 2.0t auto

mods completed:

Vtune stage0
godspeed fmic
bsr optiflow intake
30psi boost gauge

soon to come:

Turbo back exhaust with 3" dp
magnaflow muffler
fender stripes
18" wheels
stage3 tune

saabturbox
8th June 2011, 12:50 PM
Mods

3M Carbon Wrap,
Satin Black Trim and Exhaust
Maptun Fog Light Carbon Covers
ITG Perf Filter
Maptun 3" downpipe
BSR Software 300Hp 354lb
K-Sport Coilovers- Custom Install
GS Front Subframe Brace
GS Short Shifter
GS Slotted Roters
BBS CH Black: 19 x 8.5-inch in Satin Black
Continental Tires: P255/35 R19

Future Tuning

Custom Build by Maptun 450-550 awhp
K-Sport 6pot front and 4pot rear brake system
http://www.cardomain.com/id/adamvandenbos

Cafasco
8th June 2011, 08:34 PM
Hey JayJay,

How do you like your Vtune? I was going to go w JZW, but sending my ECU to Colorado doens't really work well for me. I may spend the extra $226 (after including overnight shipping both ways) for the Vtune.

Thanks...Sam

JayJayB14
8th June 2011, 09:31 PM
Honestly Brian at Vtune is awesome and I like the fact that I can convert back to stock. The Vtune is awesome, such as huge difference. I ran 14.7 @ 96MPH tonight and beat an STI

Cafasco
8th June 2011, 09:45 PM
WOW! awesome...Yeah from what I've read, it seemed like folks are getting bit more from the Vtune. I take it I can convert my 08 back to stock and move the tune on another 9-3 when I upgrade to say a '10 or '11? :cheesy:

JayJayB14
9th June 2011, 06:56 AM
You may be able to, but I believe it's linked to your VIN. You would have to have them unlock the tuner to use it on other cars. I am just guessing though.

mikestorm2
13th June 2011, 04:08 PM
2004 2.0T Aero

Green painted calipers
Green HEL braided brake hoses
Valeo flat wipers

beerbaron105
3rd July 2011, 05:58 PM
k&N Drop in Filter
Vtuner Stage 0

2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 6spd

Love it!

saabhutter
4th July 2011, 10:45 PM
k&N Drop in Filter
Vtuner Stage 0

2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 6spd

Love it!

How's the sound of that drop in?

Titansaab27
5th July 2011, 02:52 AM
How's the sound of that drop in?

a drop in filter on the V6 aero makes no sound change at all. i think there is a silencer for the intake and thats why its so quiet. an open filter (any kind) will be much louder.

RICAN
5th July 2011, 04:36 PM
i have a v6 aero 2007 and i put a k&n round cold air in it and i can hear the turbo just fine on the inside with the windows up and the ac on......everything else is stock and i ran a 14.8 on a crappy track.......wen i get back from iraq to the states im getting vtuner stage 1

beerbaron105
13th July 2011, 07:44 PM
How's the sound of that drop in?

Not really much of a change, definitely a substantial turbo change with the Stage 0

dsilby
9th August 2011, 03:20 PM
Honestly Brian at Vtune is awesome and I like the fact that I can convert back to stock. The Vtune is awesome, such as huge difference. I ran 14.7 @ 96MPH tonight and beat an STI
You beat an STI? Do you have any other mods?

JayJayB14
9th August 2011, 04:11 PM
You beat an STI? Do you have any other mods?
The dude was a horrible driver, but yes. I have a FMIC upgrade and BSR Intake.

dsilby
9th August 2011, 09:01 PM
On a different note
Do any of you know where the sensor is located for the DRL?
I'm trying to find where on the car the sensor is that knows when it's light or dark out and turns the headlights on.
I thought it was that little bubble on the dash in front of the center speaker, but when I shine a flashlight on it at night, it doesn't do anything.

Titansaab27
9th August 2011, 09:15 PM
On a different note
Do any of you know where the sensor is located for the DRL?
I'm trying to find where on the car the sensor is that knows when it's light or dark out and turns the headlights on.
I thought it was that little bubble on the dash in front of the center speaker, but when I shine a flashlight on it at night, it doesn't do anything.

Maybe it needs UV. but that should be the sensor.

g12mcgov
12th August 2011, 09:11 AM
Model: 2007 9-3 2.0T SS

Engine Mods: BSR Optiflow Intake, MapTun 2.5" Dual Catback exhaust, Abbott dump valve

Exterior Mods: Aero front lip spoiler, Aero Rear Lip Spoiler for twin exhaust, HOEN halogen license plate lights (look just like LED's without the flicker), "From Sweden With Love Sticker" (not much of a mod but looks awesome!), 35% tint all around, debadged

Interior Mods: Smart slot replacement...? Metal trim...?



Mods to come:

- vTuner stage 0
- Hirsch wheels
- Hirsch carbon fiber interior trim
- Intercooler of some kind
- Koni struts/shocks
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/images/misc/progress.gif

Aerohead06
7th September 2011, 07:45 PM
On a different note
Do any of you know where the sensor is located for the DRL?
I'm trying to find where on the car the sensor is that knows when it's light or dark out and turns the headlights on.
I thought it was that little bubble on the dash in front of the center speaker, but when I shine a flashlight on it at night, it doesn't do anything.

Its prolly somewhere on the outside of the car but honestly i have no idea:confused:

Take ur car to the dealer and ask them to disconnect the drls. They did it free for me, they plugged a laptop in to disconnect em tho so it mite not b something u can do urself. I hated my drls cuz i culdnt turn off my headlights without turning the car off

zmccoy777
7th September 2011, 07:56 PM
2003 saab 9-3 linear blk 5 speed MT
Current mods
15% back tints, 35% front
Blacked out all emblems and tail lights
cat back exhaust resonator(del) custom cut out
shorted waste gauge on turbo
K&N air intake
short throw shifter



Future MODS later this month
JT complete 3inch exhaust
aero fuel injectors
aero high pressure turbo
aero air box
Hope fully JZW stage 3 tune
tinted head lights, HIDS
strut bar for engine bay
Hope fully rear bridge spoiler
depending on emissions/performance- racing cat or str8 pipe:cheesy:

dsilby
7th September 2011, 08:06 PM
Its prolly somewhere on the outside of the car but honestly i have no idea:confused:

Take ur car to the dealer and ask them to disconnect the drls. They did it free for me, they plugged a laptop in to disconnect em tho so it mite not b something u can do urself. I hated my drls cuz i culdnt turn off my headlights without turning the car off
The 2008's are a different car completely. They can't turn them off in the 08's.

Aerohead06
8th September 2011, 04:10 PM
the 2008's are a different car completely. They can't turn them off in the 08's.

wow really!?

dsilby
8th September 2011, 06:23 PM
wow really!?
Yeah, it sucks.

linear777
1st October 2011, 12:40 AM
I bought my car last year around this time. Here are the Upgrades I've done so far in 1 year.

1. 5% limo tint
2. Smoked out Tail Light tint
3. HID conversion H7 6000k
3. aftermarket amp and 12 inch subs-(removed for weight purposes)
4. K&N replacemnt filter.
5. Resonator replaced with Straight pipe, and welded a performance muffler.
6. JZW Stage 1 tune.
7. MBC-useless for T8 unless running a bigger turbo.
8. Digital Boost Gauge.

Future Mods coming this (Summer-Winter) JZW Stage 3.

10. Aero Injectors,
11. Stage 3 Spec Clutch kit.
12. Mandrel DP and 3 inch Cat
13. TD04 14T or 16T(Aero turbo, with new oil, water lines)
14. Bigger Intercooler,


As of 09/30/2011: Scratch 10-12 on that list. Stage 3 tune, 332 ft/lb torque.

saabhutter
1st October 2011, 01:01 AM
As of 09/30/2011: Scratch 10-12 on that list. Stage 3 tune, 332 ft/lb torque.

So ya finally got my injectors in eh?;ol; i'm tuned now as well!

Titansaab27
1st October 2011, 01:09 AM
Never made one for myself, but here it goes.

2007 9-3 Aero, Fusion blue 54000 miles.
Current mods
- Vtune Stage 0, 91octane (93 tune where fuel permits)
- Maptun Strut bar
- Genuine Saab Strut brace
- Magnaflow mufflers on a custom axleback
- (depending on my mood) Short ram intake or KN drop in
- StopTech Street Performance rear brake pads
- Continental Extreme Contact DW, 235/45/17 W tires (pretty sticky)

Future mods on a replacement upgrade basis,
- Koni FSD or Koni Yellow shocks (which do you guys recommend on stock aero height?)
- Custom 330mm BBK (when JN2 figures it out)
- 3in downpipe
- Possible upgrade to stage 2 Vtune.

That's about it with performance mods, outwardly the car looks pretty stock.

linear777
2nd October 2011, 02:24 AM
So ya finally got my injectors in eh?;ol; i'm tuned now as well!

Hehe yeah buddy, thanks to you bro. The car is a totally new beast. Can't wait to see what the TD04 will do in the near future...

Cafasco
2nd October 2011, 05:25 PM
2008 9-3 2.0T SS:

Mods during past year:

20% tint
55W 5000K HIDs
BA S35 front dash
Sound Stream bi-wired 6x9 Rear Deck (4" OEMs now in landfill w 3.5's)
Kenwood 350W AMP for 6x9s via line level converter
Genuine Saab 3pt sub frame brace
Genuine Saab strut brace
JZW Stage 1 Big T tune (273hp/280hp, *new software version)
Things to come:

Genuine Saab 3" DP w/ magnaflow race CAT
3" JT exhaust
17" wheels n tires
Do something with center dash speaker, unhook or replace?
hmmmm?

saabhutter
2nd October 2011, 05:28 PM
What's a BA S35 dash?

Titansaab27
2nd October 2011, 06:32 PM
What's a BA S35 dash?

Just throwing a wild guess, but Boston Acoustic S35 speakers in the front dash?

Cafasco
2nd October 2011, 08:21 PM
Just throwing a wild guess, but Boston Acoustic S35 speakers in the front dash?


Yes you are the winner! Guess I forgot a few words there :cheesy:

SaabMick
25th October 2011, 01:34 PM
Update:

STILL: 2006 9-3SS 2.0T 5MT Black

Current Mods:
Megan Racing Springs
H&R 15mm Spacers (Front and Back)
GS Strut Tower Brace
GS 3 Pt Subframe Brace
EBC Greenstuff front and rear with Brembo OEM Replacement Rotors
Homemade Cone Filter Intake (finally can hear that whoosh)
AEM Driflow Airfilter
35W 4300K Slim Fit HID Kit
17" Twin Aeros
SPEC Stg2 Clutch and Lightweight Flywheel
Hankook Ventus V12 Evos
GS 3" Downpipe
BSR 2.5" Catback Exhaust
Maptuner Stg 3

Coming Soon:
who knows...

micakaj123
25th October 2011, 04:42 PM
2008 9-3 2.0T SS:

Mods during past year:


JZW Stage 1 Big T tune (273hp/280hp, *new software version)
Things to come:




273hp? I thought the new JZW stage 1 is rated at 265hp?

hksaab9321
17th November 2011, 12:29 PM
Hello, are your front caliper on sale? fit any 302mm or up disc?

08manny
19th November 2011, 07:44 AM
2008 Saab 93 2.0T JZW Stage 1 - YouTube

Up to 130 mph. WOT in every gear.

Clueless on the hp and torque data, but sure goes like stink!

Saabstory34
19th November 2011, 12:31 PM
Up to 130 mph. WOT in every gear.

Clueless on the hp and torque data, but sure goes like stink!

in case you missed it SaabGT28R started a thread on tuned Saab videos found here

lets see the tuned videos! (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=221723)


you should throw your video up there and also take a look at the other videos!

08manny
1st December 2011, 04:07 PM
2008 Saab 93 2.0T JZW Stage 1 - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H2qbMPSA8k)

Up to 130 mph. WOT in every gear.

Clueless on the hp and torque data, but sure goes like stink!


Flashed Stg 1 v2 today. :-)

Seppk
9th January 2012, 10:25 PM
Not much more than exterior at the moment but some more significant performance mods to come soon. Just got the car a month ago and I've caught the modding bug.

Current
Spectre Cold air intake --$48
Crome indicator bulbs (all around) --$20
Philips Blue Vision Ultra city bulbs --$10
Black Plasti-dip grill --$10
Black bumper reflectors
Debadged
Lamin-x tint on reverse lights --$10
Carbon Hood/trunk emblems --$23
Vinny mod front lip --$30

Future
JZW stg. 1 PPC --$700
Resonator Delete --$50
Megan Lowering springs --$100
H&R 25mm/15mm Spacers --$250
Black Plasti-Dip stock AL57 16" rims --$30
Green LED door lights --$25
White LED dome lights --$25
Trunk Lip spoiler --$30
Blue fog light bulbs --$14
Door lock audible sound
Euro Vanity plate --$22

After all of this, I think (and hope) I'll be satisfied. Have to start thinking about funds to upgrade the mountain bike as well!

gtp
11th February 2012, 08:04 PM
'07 2.0T

Performance:

BSR stage 1 ppc
BSR CAI
Custom dual cat-back with Magnaflow mufflers

Exterior:

Tinted windows (20%)
Tinted tail lights (5%)
Ecode bumper strips
Honey comb grill
8000K hid low beam and fog lights
Stealth invisible front, rear & side turn signals

Misc:

Escort 9500ci radar detector with front and rear laser jammers:evil:

inergen
11th February 2012, 08:42 PM
Misc:

Escort 9500ci radar detector with front and rear laser jammers:evil:

you guys here are having this in your rides. does it really helps? i mean, detect and being detected?

cheerios...;ol;

derekwilkinson
11th February 2012, 09:37 PM
Laser jammers are illegal here but my v1 saves me all the time

9k905
14th March 2012, 01:42 PM
2008 9-3 2.0T 6 speed manual Titan Grey

Performance:
BSR optiflow intake running an AEM dryflow filter instead of original oiled BSR filter

Genuine Saab Shift bushing reinforcement kit (very surprising the difference this little piece of aluminum as made in shifting action)

Custom tune done by Rob at Fisher automotive in Mississauga, (running it on dyno tomorrow for concrete at the wheels number) the estimates at the crank from the t8 suite software were about 260hp and 400nm

Red painted coil pack cover in tribute to the red T5 DI cassette from the 9000

Future
Strut Brace/ subframe reinforcement
EBC redstuff Pads
Power Slot slotted rotors
Shift bushing
genuine saab short shift kit
ETS Saab 9000 bar and plate intercooler (have this lying around from my previous 9000 it looks like it may fit well)
3" down pipe
Upgraded clutch (leaning towards the one from abbot racing)
and maybe a set of lowering springs, or struts and springs

edusaab
1st April 2012, 05:47 AM
9-3ss Vector(175bhp) 05-03

Abbott Racing ECU Upgrade, 215bhp and 306NM from dynotest.
Saab Sport chassis
Saab Original Spoiler(not Aero)
Aux-in installation

Future mods;

Abbott Racing Brake front discs and pads(I think i could install a ceramic brade pads).
Carbon fiber dashboard(I am looking it at brm performance and someone else if they have it)
Hirsch Pedal kit
Looking at the new steering wheel(it looks fantastic)


greetings


Bufff, it's a long time since this first mods... as another theme I changed the Abbott ECU upgrade due issues with the turbo wastegate, then the Nordic Stage2, that has the Ferrita exhaust, after many miles and great satisfaction but finally due the lack of "exhaust" performance, it caused a hole in one exhaust valve and also jointly with the abbott ecu, my second turbo wastegate issue, well, then........Maptun Stage 4+.....

During Nordic stage2, I changed the front brakes with the AP Racing kit, from Abott Racing, CP5200 calipers, 330mm discs...

At this time;

ECU Maptun Stage 4+, Turbo TD04-14T, Forge Intercooler, Ferrita exhaust 2.5" and Downpipe - 265BHP and 370NM(Torque provisional)
Green injectors
Maptun Strut brace
Aero intake air box
Aero sport suspension
Maptun Sport steering wheel (Saabsunited order, less than 10 in the world)
Aero sideskirts

At this time the car is at the dealer, chaning the clutch for a SPEC one, Stage2+, and a new flywheel(OEM one) as the old had a little "play" on it and the old clutch also was nearly at the end(I was lucky to make the change now, no signs of issues). After that Maptun will tweak the ECU to offer more torque, agreed to give more response an nearly 410NM.

Future mods;

KW coilover suspension
New Wheels, 17" or 18", options at this time, OZ alleggerita, Crono ....
Leather dashboard, looking at the glove box chrome trim from SAAB or similar mod.
Hirsch perdals.
poly bushes - Powerflex kit.

9k905
2nd April 2012, 08:21 AM
Update:

After tune from Rob @ Fisher Auto in Missisauga, these are the numbers we got

Dyno'd at Diesel Doctors in Georgetown on a Dynomite Chassis dyno
Temp: around 8-10 degrees celsius
On 94 octane gas from petro-canada
Car has only the tune and a BSR optiflow intake with AEM dry Flow filter

All the dyno-charts are up on my Flickr if anyone is interested.
Best run results:
251 hp at wheels
293 ft-lbs at wheels

We also ran an 03 2.0t with some nice gains as well

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53639257@N02/7038474901/

keraj007
2nd April 2012, 01:04 PM
Hi 9k905,
what were the gains on small t ? And how much for the tune?
Thanx.

final_evolution
4th April 2012, 04:08 PM
03 Linear

Performance Mods
15mm H&R Spacers all around
GS Strut Tower Brace
Akebono Ceramic pads
Centric rotors

Looks
Carbon Fiber Sharkfin
Wheel Bolt Covers

Future
GS Shifter Bushings
GS Shifter Reinforcement

9k905
5th April 2012, 12:31 PM
Final Evolution, do you have any pics of the way your car sits with the spacers? this is something I would like to do and am curious at how it looks.

Thanks

final_evolution
5th April 2012, 01:26 PM
Final Evolution, do you have any pics of the way your car sits with the spacers? this is something I would like to do and am curious at how it looks.

Thanks

sure thing! the rest of my suspension is bone stock, just spacers. It is a little hard to tell until you park next to another 9-3, then the difference is huge!

9k905
5th April 2012, 01:52 PM
Thank you! That looks nice. I have a set of springs coming at some point today, and wouldn't mind doing the spacers at somepoint to complement the drop.

I like the way they push out the rear wheels just enough to make them look like they aren't sucked too far underneath the wheel wells, it cleans up the view from the side looking back very nicely.

final_evolution
5th April 2012, 02:46 PM
Thanks!
I would love to get springs on it at some point, but I had them replaced under warranty only a few years ago, so it has been a hard sell to replace something brand new.