6th May 2004, 06:08 PM
Last night I wandered over to the 9-3SS forum and both heard and read good things (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29636) about the magnaflow. I keep wondering though if the sound might be excessive or ricey despite the thread's dismisal of the thought.
Has anyone seen/used one of these on a 9-5 and if so how was it? Does anyone have another favorite exhaust with a good sound?
Thanks in advance :)
(I'm shopping to clean my non-aero up a bit before an ecu upgrade) 8)
18th July 2005, 09:19 PM
My friend who has a '99 9-5 2.3 turbo w/ 170 hp just put a custom magnaflow exhaust on his car. It is a 2.5" cat-back system. It sounds decent but it can get a little ricey if it's not warmed up, because it kind of backfires when revving the engine. Overall it's a great setup though and for only $300 at a local performance exhaust shop, it sounds more sporty than the aftermarket saab exhaust from remus. For the price you cant go wrong, and it gave him 12 hp on the dyno. I personally have an '01 v6 and am looking at putting that same system but with 3" pipes with no silencer, so it sounds like an M3 or a Porsche. Otherwise, two thumbs up.
18th July 2005, 10:45 PM
I recently posted some video of my Magnaflow muffler installed if you want to check it out (it's on a 2.0t 9-3 Linear, but at least you'll get the general tone).
(it usually doesn't fart like that when I turn the car off ;) )
18th July 2005, 11:14 PM
I have the Saab Sport exhaust thats made by Remus on my 9-5.
I have it for about a month now and really like it alot. It got a nice deep idle and when just cruising around its not too loud or anything, just a nice subtle tone that sounds really good. but when you get on it....oh man does it sound awesome! and with the open air filter/dump valve releasing, it sounds incredible.:cheesy:
I wouldnt go any other way with an exhaust.
100th post...Oh Yeah!;)
19th July 2005, 12:26 AM
I have a magnaflow on my car, and it sounds perfect. It has the right rumble and a tone that isn't very loud until you push it, then it growls. However, my car has the V6 which makes a difference in the exhaust note.
19th July 2005, 04:53 AM
Hello Keaton, welcome to Saab Central http://phpbb88.com/phpbb/images/smiles/th_welcome.gif
20th July 2005, 01:33 PM
I had Magnaflow' 3"exhaust and cat on my previous 9000 Aero along with 3" JT downpipe. It sounded awesome according to the person who bought that car from me.:cheesy: