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Old 8th April 2012
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Pacotaco
swedspd (2004 saab 9-3)

engine
custom intake
intercooler
hard piping
synapse synchronic BOV
atp block off plate
higher heat range iridium plugs
JZW stage 3

exhaust
3in downpipe
3in modified jt exhaust
fully vbanded for cat and test pipe
stock exhaust accepted

turbo
stock 14t
ported turbin

suspension/brakes
d2 coilovers
front sway bar removed
custom alignment
brembos brakes
ceramic brake pads
custom made stainless steel lines
ATE super blue fluid
brake ducting

wheels
17x7 aero dual spokes
225/45/17 continental extreme contact DW's
17x7.5 aero 5 spokes
225/45/17 continental extreme contact DWS/ extreme contacts

other
GS billet brake cap
harness bar
Takata harness
stripped interior
prosport digital oil pressure
prosport digital boost pressure
custom made 14point7 afr gauge
aux port
aero front lip
fog lights
boston acoustic speakers
8k hids


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How long have you owned this car?
- 3 years
Is there anything unique about the history of this car?
-no
Why did you choose this car to purchase?
-spur of the moment
What other cars did you consider?
-civic, rsx, mazda 3
What was your objective with this car?
-an all around good autox car
What tuning style would you describe this car as?
-suspension/ handling based
Who helped you build this car?
-my brother
What makes your car special?
- i have spent many many hours trying different suspensions and setups to prefect it, also it was the first car to show that a bov works on t8.... other diy stuff like oil pressure and intercooler, i dont know honestly.
What is your favorite part/feature/function?
-the fact that it is a saab, always stands out
Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?
-my love for autox
What don't you like about this car?
-automatic trans and the fact that it is heavy, hard to tune, and hard to get parts for.
What was your biggest obstacle in building this car?
-aftermarket parts selection
How did you overcome the issue?
-with research
What would you change if you could?
-give it a manual transmission
On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?
-8
What would you do to the car if money were no object?
-i would purchase a set of kw v2 coilovers, team dynmaic wheels, full cage, nira i7 ecu, gt2871, 1000cc injectors, weisco pistons, carillo rods, twin charge, astra vxr recaro seats, full sound system, and a carbon fiber aero package with a new paint job of the original espresso black.
Who has been your biggest critic of this project?
-my family and firends
What do your family and friends say about this car?
-my mom thinks im wasting my money and my brother wolnt admit that my saab is fast.
What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car?
- one time i hill hopped it at 80mph got 10 or 20 yards of distance, or the time i ran a subie with 6 people in the car.
Has this car competed in any events? Results?
-mercedas benz club of dc autox events and it usually results in first or second for FF class (as long as there are not mini coopers...)
What is your favorite place to drive this car?
-riverbend road to george town pike
What is your ideal day with this car?
- one where i dont have to pay any money
Who gets to drive this car?
- me, bother, gf, and mom..
If you had to name your car, what would you name it?
-it does not need a name
What was your previous project?
-subaru outback legacy (POS)
What is your next project?
-del sol maybe..
What one word best describes your car?
-fresh
Anything else you’d like to share?
-not much, just happy i won. Ive spent countless hours and days working on this car experimenting and screwing around to get it comfortable and nice. i think the one biggest flaw with the car is the paint job because it is in poor condition.
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Fresh son!!!!1!!
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Old 28th April 2012
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That sucks that your parents and brother get to drive it. Last time my mom asked to borrow my car I damn near had a heart attack.

Na Ma dukes. I'll just grab it myself. That's all ya gotta say.
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i dont mind i cautiously watch when my gf drive but i trust my brother and my mom if they **** it up its their fault.
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How low is that thing dropped?
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How low is that thing dropped?
i can go low enough that i put the wheels into the fender liner. fyi the rear of the car in the image is not lowered it gets about half an inch lower.
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I like how you took the grill out of the bumper cover. I might do that. Did you put something behind it to protect the radiator?
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I like how you took the grill out of the bumper cover. I might do that. Did you put something behind it to protect the radiator?
nope, that would be unnecessary
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How on earth did you work a bov into that thing?!
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How on earth did you work a bov into that thing?!
magic.
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