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: newbie looking for suspension advice


stephasaurus
1st April 2003, 12:31 PM
Just bought an 02 93se convertible. Nice little car, but I'm coming from an American rear-wheel drive sports car and I'm less than thrilled with the handling of the Saab. I know I'll never get it to behave like a rear-wheel, but any suggestions on where to start to stiffen up the suspension?

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Jeremy R.
1st April 2003, 01:39 PM
Here are the quick answers. Buy a thicker anti-sway bar for $130 from http://www.sasab.com, and a set of stiffer and lower springs and shocks. http://www.shox.com has some decent spring and shock sets. Abbott Racing springs and Koni shocks are considered the best, but they're expensive. 17" wheels with lower profile tires also help.

stephasaurus
1st April 2003, 02:59 PM
I've got the sports package with the 17" rims and lower profile tires already. Should the sway bar and springs/shocks should be done in any particular order (aka, which will get me more bang for my buck :D )?

thx!
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Jeremy R.
1st April 2003, 06:11 PM
You'll definitely get more bang for your buck with the swaybar. New springs, including installation, ran me nearly $800. The swaybar is a very easy DIY installation, and you can't go wrong for $130. I should've done it a year ago.