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: PPC now available in USA


iceben
11th February 2004, 08:14 PM
Have received an email from a well known US vendor that the PPC upgrade is now avail for T8! Without any need to remove your ECM and send it in.

I am ordering tonight.

Will post before and after performance/impressions as soon as I've upgraded.

SS
11th February 2004, 09:24 PM
Yup, i am planning on ordering as of tomorrow after i get to talk to them on the phone!

Damn Stereo
12th February 2004, 02:45 AM
Who is this US dealer?

finklejag
12th February 2004, 03:11 AM
Genuinesaab (www.genuinesaab.com)

SS
12th February 2004, 04:39 AM
Genuine Saab's pricing is expensive in comparison to Parts for Saabs. You can get the whole thing shipped to your doors for $950 US from parts for saabs, but with genuine saab, you will pay more than a $1000 US. $50 bucks to save is good money :wink: 8)

GenSaab
12th February 2004, 11:44 AM
Don't forget about customs and duty on the import. It can easily be more than the difference. :wink:

It is not cheap to advertise / support this site. Since saabcentral = PFS it is likely cheaper for them. :roll: Just my opinion.

NCT

mtpisgah
12th February 2004, 01:25 PM
I have read the info on the website and still don't understand exactly what this does. Does it tune it for enhanced performance or does it tune it if you are having problems?

mav238
12th February 2004, 01:51 PM
Genuine Saab's pricing is expensive in comparison to Parts for Saabs. You can get the whole thing shipped to your doors for $950 US from parts for saabs, but with genuine saab, you will pay more than a $1000 US. $50 bucks to save is good money :wink: 8)


ummm... what currency converter did you use? I checked the pricing again, it is actually USD1050.00 before adding the cost of shipping from Great Britain. Shipping from Europe can be quite expensive + duty.

Vector-SS
12th February 2004, 03:45 PM
That price SS gave was the pricing if you are not an EEC resident. In other words if you don't live in Englad you will not have to pay the VAT, therefore making the price somewhere near to 950. But i still dont get what Nick was saying. Can you please clarify?

SS
12th February 2004, 04:28 PM
I think what Nick is saying is that saabcentral members get a discount from PFS. I thought i heard that somewhere, am i right or not?

Viscouse
12th February 2004, 10:00 PM
I think what Nick is saying is that saabcentral members get a discount from PFS. I thought i heard that somewhere, am i right or not?

Sorry, false.

WallySaab
12th February 2004, 10:16 PM
Well guys I think it is worth having someone who is only one time zone away as your supplier for those emergency calls :o I also like to support our local suppliers as much as possible. I have ordered from PFS and was completely satisfied with the transaction but I would like to give some business to the local guys. :wink:

Castor Troy
13th February 2004, 12:25 AM
From Parts for Saabs, the Stage 1 is $933.67 + shipping for either the 2.0t or 2.0T, the 2.0t Stage 2 is $1,514.66 + shipping. This is using the PFS currency converter, and using a US login name to remove the VAT tax.

CallipNCSUsaab
13th February 2004, 01:19 AM
what gains are there for the 210 HP engine?

joshd2012
13th February 2004, 01:21 AM
what gains are there for the 210 HP engine?

30HP and more usable torque. :cheesy:

finklejag
13th February 2004, 02:43 AM
what gains are there for the 210 HP engine?

247 HP and 286 ft/lb

WallySaab
13th February 2004, 03:42 AM
Price from genuine saab including shipping and handling is $1007. $50 is a small price to pay to deal with a local reputable dealer. Lets support all our venders who make this site available.

jcancio
13th February 2004, 03:58 AM
anybody have ordered and tried it yet?
thanks.

iceben
13th February 2004, 08:01 PM
Have ordered from Engstrom. Similar deal to Taliaferro. Anxiously awaiting arrival. Will post before and after results/impression.

Cosmicflash
17th February 2004, 01:23 PM
That's a sh**load of money for a mass production ECU software upgrade :o

Simon
17th February 2004, 01:54 PM
I really don't think people consider the costs developing the hardware and software in the first place. It can take months even years sometimes and neither hardware or software engineers come cheap! The price will probably come down in time once some of the initial costs have been re-couped.

Viscouse
17th February 2004, 09:17 PM
That's a sh**load of money for a mass production ECU software upgrade :o
Ah capitalism. When you have something everyone wants, and no one else has. You could chalk it up to trying to recoup development costs (dyno time, developer time, 1 or more test 9-3s).

SS
17th February 2004, 11:12 PM
Well it seems like for some people its expensive and for others, its not. What a biggie!

squall1
1st March 2004, 01:44 PM
I had an 850R before this, and while that price does seem high, I think you are paying for the convenience. Here, you acutally get the upgrade tool. Most of the Volvo solutions I was familiar with cost between 350-1000 bucks and you had to send in the ECU. Here, its a 6 minute software change, and a 6 minute change back if you need to take it in. I dunno, seems like a bargin to me. Don't even have to pop the hood and you get around a 30bph increase.

oslowley
1st March 2004, 04:45 PM
To be quite frank I doubt the prices will be coming down much, just look at the software upgrades for the old 9-3 it's still over 900 bucks, and thats without the hardware complement(PPC handheld unit) or a dedicated website, it may seem like small potatoes to you but someone got paid a lot of money to do this.