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: 9-3 bumpers on a NG?


squishmann
8th June 2004, 10:50 AM
simple question, are 9-3 bumpers an easy swap or will i run into the same problem with the viggen bumpers?

SQR-900T
8th June 2004, 12:11 PM
what same problems?? Everything bolts right on...weather its a 9.3 or Viggen bumpers. Viggen bumper requires more little bits though($$).

From 1994 to 2002 the NG900/9.3 is basically unchanged.

They fit.

squishmann
8th June 2004, 01:07 PM
from what i've read there are foam issues and air deflectors that have to be added. the fog lights are also different for the viggen but i would assume they are differentfor the 9.3 as well


where's ERP or jeremy

SQR-900T
8th June 2004, 02:16 PM
from what i've read there are foam issues and air deflectors that have to be added. the fog lights are also different for the viggen but i would assume they are differentfor the 9.3 as well


where's ERP or jeremy

Of course, I am assuming you are using factory parts. you will need new foglights etc.

I wouldnt do it unmless I was going with factory parts.

20Ted
8th June 2004, 04:50 PM
Here's Jeremy's POST (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=29171&highlight=bumper) on switching out his bumper covers...

AFAIK, you have the same "issues" - just a different cover.

squishmann
8th June 2004, 09:39 PM
in that case, i will go with the viggen covers

ERP
8th June 2004, 11:07 PM
from what i've read there are foam issues and air deflectors that have to be added.
There are no issues with the foam, it just takes a few minutes to carve a groove in it. Your stock air deflector might work with the 9-3 bumper since it is not as low as the Viggen one. I agree with your last post. If you are going to do the work you might as well go with the Viggen bumper covers.

Jeremy R.
8th June 2004, 11:19 PM
where's ERP or jeremy
It's painful not being able to use the internet at work! :evil:
I'll agree with the other guys and say to go with the Viggen bumpers. My feeling was if I had regular 9-3 bumpers, I'd have to buy the skirts for them, and then you're pretty close to the cost of the Viggen bumpers. The regular 9-3 bumpers would only need the new front fender liners and side clips. You'd even have the option of buying blank plates for the fog light holes if you didn't want to spring for new lights. All of the small and ridiculously expensive parts in my post about the Viggen bumpers are extensions and covers to make the stock 900/9-3 body panels fit up to the deeper Viggen bumpers, so they wouldn't be necessary.

Jeremy R.
8th June 2004, 11:20 PM
One more thing... the cheapest source I've found for the Viggen bumpers and skirts is Mainline Saab. They have a store on eBay. Their prices for the bumpers have gone up by $50 since I bought them, but they're still the best prices I've seen.

ERP
8th June 2004, 11:33 PM
where's ERP or jeremy
It's painful not being able to use the internet at work! :evil:
Yea, and I miss posts sometimes, but I think these pictures will help make up for it. :wink:

http://www.lehigh.edu/~cak7/Appearance/PryOut.jpg
Removing the aluminum frame from the old bumpers required 4 flathead screw drives. They were used to hold back the plastic retaining clips as the frame was pulled away from the bumper. Below is a picture of the front Viggen bumper with a yellow arrow pointing to the raised fin on the inside of the bumper. A groove must be made in the foam for this fin to fit into. The Picture below that is the Viggen rear bumper disassembled with two arrows. One points to the fin on the inside of the bumper and the other points to the groove the was made in the foam.

http://www.lehigh.edu/~cak7/Appearance/FoamCut2.jpg

http://www.lehigh.edu/~cak7/Appearance/FoamCut.jpg

http://www.lehigh.edu/~cak7/Appearance/ViggenBumpers.html