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Old 15th August 2012
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can't wait to see it.
I just bought an aero and will be using yours as inspiration
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Old 15th August 2012
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can't wait to see it.
I just bought an aero and will be using yours as inspiration
Haha thanks man, although there are many more deserving and inspiring cars than mine out there. Appreciate the kind words though
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Old 26th September 2012
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Any updates?
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Old 28th September 2012
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Your head lights, how have they been put together, they look cool, I can tell you've got HID but what is the rest made up of. Mean looking motor.

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Old 29th September 2012
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Any updates?
Not much happening now that school's back in session. I'm holding down a full-time job, full school schedule, an internship, and I organize/manage a local auto club as well, so time is sparse to actually work on it. I was able to finally replace my nasty beat up (and moustachey) hood with a much nicer one, and I blacked out my grill again as well:

(not the best pic, but still). Still trying to find a set of wheels I like for the right price, but I'll definitely have something fresh for next spring.

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Your head lights, how have they been put together, they look cool, I can tell you've got LED but what is the rest made up of. Mean looking motor.
They're euro-style aftermarket headlights from an E36 BMW 3-series. Practically a direct fit, just need little metal tabs to get the mounting holes to line up. Not LED, but HID low beams with projectors. Glad you like it!
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Old 29th September 2012
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Looks sweet!! You gotta show me how you did the headlights dude. I just bought a set of e36 headlights
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I'd like you to show me too, they are good aren't they KidRambo.

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God, that has got to be one of the rattiest aeros I have ever seen! But that stance looks AMAZING. Wanna do my 900??


lmao dat crooked grille ahaha
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When you are ready for a tune let me know. I've been tuning up a lot of New England and even 1 guy in real England for free. I just need a spare ECU, as I will not do the one on your car in case it "bricks"! Can't have a sweet looking ride without some juice in it.
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I'm liking the headlights too. Can you please share with the group how to add them to the car and what ones will work? I see a bunch of headlights for the E36 BMW on eBay for decent prices too. All aftermarket and made in China I'm assuming.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-BMW-E36...a8c802&vxp=mtr

This set looks the best for the price. Glass lense too!

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When you are ready for a tune let me know. I've been tuning up a lot of New England and even 1 guy in real England for free. I just need a spare ECU, as I will not do the one on your car in case it "bricks"! Can't have a sweet looking ride without some juice in it.
I'll def hit you up next spring for a quick flash!
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I'm liking the headlights too. Can you please share with the group how to add them to the car and what ones will work? I see a bunch of headlights for the E36 BMW on eBay for decent prices too. All aftermarket and made in China I'm assuming.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DEPO-BMW-E36...a8c802&vxp=mtr

This set looks the best for the price. Glass lense too!
Yep, those will work just fine, mine are just the slightly more expensive and higher-quality DDM ones that you can find through Turner Motorsport, etc. I'll try and snap some photos of my setup soon, but like I've said before, it's rough and simple. If you buy a set and pull out your stock ones, it will be very apparent what needs to be done: you shave off the stock bmw mounting tabs on the housing, then make new holes to match up with the Saab mounting screws. For wiring, if you get a set of lights with the adapter harness, it will mate right up with your stock wiring, since all the headlight bulbs are the same between stock 9k and stock e36, the adapter is just so the Euro-style lights, which use H1 bulbs, will plug into your 9005/9006 bulb sockets.
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Old 12th October 2012
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<iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jlIJ2qLjoi0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Saab 9000 Air Ride Demo
Quick crappy video of the max height, ride height, and aired out positions.
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Old 12th October 2012
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Dat is Sweeeeeet! I like it.
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Old 13th October 2012
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On another note, I have this to share:

Had to pull over on the side of the road on my way to work this afternoon to catch this milestone.
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thats a sweet mileage, I hope we see 300000.
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Old 21st October 2012
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Well, these happened:

Won't be able to mount them until spring, but I got a pretty good deal on 'em. Bonus points if you can tell me what they are
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Old 22nd October 2012
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Those are from a Ferrari?
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Old 22nd October 2012
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Those are from a Ferrari?
Bingo! 1988 Ferrari Testarossa. Here's a quick photoshop I did of them on the car:
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Default Nuts.

You have 5 wheel nuts on the 9000, so you've swopped the hubs then,. With what?
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You have 5 wheel nuts on the 9000, so you've swopped the hubs then,. With what?
Unfortunately, that's not the case. I will be getting adapters to change the bolt pattern to 5x108 to fit the new wheels.
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