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I just recently bought my first Classic Saab 900 Turbo, and I was curious to see what exhaust will fit the car properly along with whats the best one to buy, my car is a 94 and a convertible so I don't want anything too loud.
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Are you looking for stock or a performance exhaust? If stock then you have plenty of options. If you want a performance exhaust and quiet then you will have to build a custom system from scratch.
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Are you looking for stock or a performance exhaust? If stock then you have plenty of options. If you want a performance exhaust and quiet then you will have to build a custom system from scratch.
Performance would be best but I wouldn't mind using stock pieces to make up the exhaust
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Well if you want stock and quiet then check out eeuroparts they have some good, (and inexspensive) kits.

As far as performance and quite go then you are in a differrent ballgame. That is exactly what I was looking for when I built my system. I used 2.5 mandrel bent tubing from the downpipe back along with a 2.5 performance cat from magnaflow (cheapest I could find) and used a free flow magnaflow muffler. (I believe it was 14" long) Use the longest muffler you can fit to achieve a quiet system. I think I could have gotten away with a few more inches long. Total cost was around $300 but I welded the whole thing myself.

Overall the bigger tubing and magnaflow is a bit louder than stock but not by a lot, and it has a really smooth tone (not raspy).

Thats what I did, search youtube for sound clips of different mufflers
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I posted some details on another thread in here, but I ended up going with a 2.5 inch "system" from the downpipe to the tailpipe, with a new universal catalytic converter, Thrush all-welded chambered muffler (center inlet / offset outlet), and a glasspack resonator. This pic shows the piping, cat, and muffler. The resonator is by the front lift rack, and was installed between the cat and muffler, to tone it down a bit:




I usually get the cats, mufflers, and glasspacks from Summit Racing. On my Saab, I think the universal cat was around $70, Thrush muffler was $35, and glasspack around $30.
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Anyone care to give opinions on Simons exhaust http://www.simons.se/Katalog/SAAB/SA..._900_Turbo.htm exhaust? Good? Worth the money?
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I've heard great things about the simmons exhaust. A bit on the loud side though but not terrible. The only reason I built mine over buying a simmons was I need a catalytic converter to be legal here and the simmons doesn't have provisions for one.
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Been happy with mine. Throaty but not loud.

I'm running a homemade 3" downpipe to an Ebay Magnaflow 22832. Then used Eeuroparts # 9333857 intermediate pipe along with #8822280 Starla muffler. Followed with Ebay #220962110126 Tailpipe from Stevelewissaab. All bolt on parts.

Stickershock on the tailpipe though, was not that much when I purchased it. Back then it was more like high 200's shipped.
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