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: Road Holding Kit

3rd December 2003, 02:55 PM

New Member Here!

9-5 2.3 SE Estate

Recently bought the above + thinking of fitting Saab road holding kit (springs,dampers & anti roll bars).

Anyone fitted one, whats it like etc?

3rd December 2003, 03:07 PM
Also how can I tell which spring strut code I have 2 or 3?

Chris 9-5
3rd December 2003, 03:44 PM
I had the roadholding kit fitted to my 9-5 saloon. I read about the konis and the eibachs, but wanted to stay "saab" - plus the bight yellow konis are a bit obvious!!!

The garage had problems with the anti roll bars, bolts were siezed, but they managed it and the new bars are considerably thicker then the standard. The shocks and springs went on easy and the car lowered by about 25-30 mm.

The main improvement was in the cars balance, smoother take off and braking without lurching. Cornering more civilised but retained its comfort, I was really concerned about loosing the comfort factor, but they are firmer rather than hard.

Although a similar cost to the aftermarket gear I am pleased with them! Hope that helps, Chris