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Old 03-07-07
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Could Saab have put on the crappiest and dirtiest brakes on the 9-3??

They get sooo dirty. What have you guys done to updgrade them? I'm looking for ideas.
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Well it was for 05' or 06' where they put ceramic pads on and it should have improved.
What year is your car?

BTW, European cars are know for generating lots of brake dust. Look at any MB, BMW, or VW/Audi wheels...
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Old 04-07-07
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05 06 have Akebono ceramic(EUR 972) front pads. They (Akebono)keep telling me they are going to release the (EUR 973) rear ceramic. They have told me that for a year! The stock rears are by far the WORST brakes I have ever owned. I have had BMW, Volvo and other Saabs.
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Old 05-07-07
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05 06 have Akebono ceramic(EUR 972) front pads. They (Akebono)keep telling me they are going to release the (EUR 973) rear ceramic. They have told me that for a year! The stock rears are by far the WORST brakes I have ever owned. I have had BMW, Volvo and other Saabs.
Yeah that's what I put on about 2 years ago at 70,000 miles on my 03'. The fronts seemed a little better with dust. They worked great and had no noise.
I'm somewhat of an oem brake person...
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Time for brakes too.

Anyone know what the difference in these part numbers are?
Genuine Saab's got a set of Akebono fronts 1283551 & ATE rears 93190338 for $172 total.
My Dealer has a set of front 12765397 & rears 93183140 for $233 total.

If it was just the same part I'd think markup or something, but the PNs are different. Anyone know the difference (besides Genuinesaab's seeming newer)?
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Time for brakes too.

Anyone know what the difference in these part numbers are?
Genuine Saab's got a set of Akebono fronts 1283551 & ATE rears 93190338 for $172 total.
My Dealer has a set of front 12765397 & rears 93183140 for $233 total.

If it was just the same part I'd think markup or something, but the PNs are different. Anyone know the difference (besides Genuinesaab's seeming newer)?
I encountered this too. I believe different brand has different part number
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