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Not been around for a while on here. I sold my Saab about 1 year ago. Just purchased a new one now so it was interesting to compare the 2.

Original car: Saab 9-3 1998 SE Coupe. Carbon Airbox, 3" full JT exhaust, Forge IC. MBC+A, steering clamp and brace.

New car: Saab 9-3 2001 Aero Convertible. 3" Abbott back box, stage 1 Abbott tune. Abbott steering clamp and brace.

Firstly, the new one is quicker, no doubt, not a lot quicker but higher up the rev range due to larger turbo certainly, but I do miss the older car's insane turbo lag and then all the power coming in at once! Ok not the best of experiences for most I'm sure, but I loved it. The newer car is much more progressive on that front. But as much fun? Not sure..

I wonder if I will resist tuning this one?
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That's the difference with T7 - managed power delivery. If you want some excitment back take a trip to the Trionic tuning forums and learn how to take control of your ECU
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Things have changed! T7 tuning you say...my wife is not going to be pleased...
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That's the difference with T7 - managed power delivery. If you want some excitment back take a trip to the Trionic tuning forums and learn how to take control of your ECU
Oh yea! T7 Suite, a CAN or BDM interface and you could have a blast, particulary since you've already got a better exhaust on the car along with the larger TD04 turbo.

Have some fun with it!
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Things have changed! T7 tuning you say...my wife is not going to be pleased...
Your wife will never know - Mackan's Stage 1 B205R tuning package (Stage 3 power that does not require a 3" DP) will simply give you improved 'drivability'
You may need to budget for a new clutch though..........
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