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: New to Saab and interested...

Tony McKenzie
26th May 2004, 06:15 AM
Dear All


I am picking up a 2000 9-5 Aero estate on Saturday after my company run 2002 Impreza WRX goes back to the leasing firm.

I'm sure the change in performance delivery and, most certainly, grip will take a bit of getting used to but I am looking forward to getting my hands on the keys to the Aero. Time to act my age, I think :wink:

In the future I may be interested in a sensible ecu remap (mainly to increase torque) but first on the shopping list is brakes. The independent Saab specialist I am buying the car from recommends Black Diamond brand. Does anyone have experience of these? Other suggestions would be most welcome. Good road manners are a prerequisite - no cold use problems and no squealing, please.

I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all as time and miles go by.


26th May 2004, 07:43 AM
Welcome to Saabcentral!

I'm afraid Black Diamond do not supply suitable front discs for the 9-5 Aero (16" brakes). I'm seriously thinking of getting Black Diamond Discs and predator pads fitted all round on my tuned 9-5 2.0 shortly after hearing from someone else how fantastic they are compared to the standard brake set up. I might go for some Goodridge hoses as well.

Tony McKenzie
26th May 2004, 07:45 AM
Thanks for the response.

I'll keep my eyes and ears open...anything I find I'll share with the forum.