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: recommended lowing springs


ruffhouse
18-05-04, 10:50 AM
What lowering springs do you guys recommend for the 9-5 sedan. I want a set that will take away the space between the top of the wheel and the bottom of the wheel well. I put aftermarker 17 inch wheels on the car and it looks like it has a lift kit on it. Thanks for your help

Simon
18-05-04, 12:39 PM
I've got Apex springs on my car and I am very impressed with them. There is a set of Vogtlands going cheap here...

Springs :wink: (http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product_info.php?cPath=213&products_id=2212)

Mattlach
18-05-04, 12:43 PM
What kind of 9-5 is it?

If it isnt an Aero, these (http://www.partsforsaabs.com/default.php?cPath=2_189_207) might be worth considering.

As I understand it they are factory parts, that make non-Aero models handle like their Aero counter parts.

Maverickvii
18-05-04, 12:51 PM
I recently put some B&G lowering springs (1.2") on my 9-5. The car looks and handles much better now. I got them through Shox.com.

Mattlach
18-05-04, 01:25 PM
I recently put some B&G lowering springs (1.2") on my 9-5. The car looks and handles much better now. I got them through Shox.com.

You have a pic of how that looks?

I ask becasue I would like to make my car handle a little better, but I'm not a big fan of the lowered car look, and I'm curious how it looks on yours.

I kinda like the wheel and the wheel well on the car to be share the same center. In other words, I dont like it if theres less space on top of the wheel than there is infront of, or behind it...

Maverickvii
19-05-04, 12:32 AM
Here are a couple of pictures of the car with B&G springs. They don't really make the look that different, but the ride is noticably better.

DriverEd
19-05-04, 08:15 AM
Maverickvii, did you change the shocks as well, or just the springs?

Maverickvii
19-05-04, 02:01 PM
I changed the shocks as well. I used the adjustable Koni yellows with the B&G springs.

frostgrey
19-05-04, 07:29 PM
I have H&R Spring with Koni Yellows adjustable shocks!

ruffhouse
20-05-04, 10:52 AM
the car is a 99 9-5 se sedan with the god awful 3.0 v6. which springs would be the best?

Bobby
08-12-04, 10:50 AM
Mav - what brand of wheels are those? I love them!

Looking to go up to 18's on my 2k Aero...

mattfaulks
08-12-04, 11:15 AM
If you know the spec of the standard springs (dimension and rate) Faulkner (no relation :lol:) can produce springs to suit, they'll even advise on the springs rates etc. required to compliment the required reduction in spring length.

Regards
Matt

Maverickvii
08-12-04, 02:57 PM
Hey Bobby, these wheels are Mille Miglia MM11-3s. I got them through Tire Rack. There actually only 16"s because I ddin't feel like buying new tires but I think the thin spokes make them look really nice.
I also just added an aero body kit, it compliments the wheels really well.

frostgrey
09-12-04, 04:19 PM
this my car.
http://office.vippet.net/files/55166_HPIM0916.JPG

this is H&R -30mm lowering spring and Koni yellow adjustable shocks

Maverickvii
10-12-04, 11:18 AM
Hey Frost, are those Ronal wheels?

frostgrey
11-12-04, 09:01 AM
No, those are 18" MVK 2

http://www.leightyres.co.uk/catalog/images/mvk2500.JPG

Patrik 319
17-12-04, 05:52 AM
Hi,
First post in this forum.

I have Koni ( yellow ) and Eibach springs on my
9-5. Works Super! i can really recommend this setting.


Pictures at:
http://www.garaget.org/show.php?car=1573


Best regards
Patrik

Maverickvii
17-12-04, 10:54 AM
Patrik, You've got a gorgeous car. Saab classy but really sporty looking with those big five spokes and the suspension. It looks so low.

Joe

Chris 9-5
17-12-04, 12:55 PM
Hi,
First post in this forum.

Best regards
Patrik

Your car looks great Patrik, welcome to Saab Central :wink: