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Are there any coilovers available for the NG900? i searched and searched and cannot find any. i'm not really looking for handling or performance, im just looking to be low.

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http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=56_28&products_id=466

only for the front, and not for street. otherwise i think intrax has the lowest drop.
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intrax? where can i get those kind. i want my saab to be slammed.
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intraxsuspension.com is probably a good place to start... it does seem a little out of date, but still useful, and it has a 'dealers' link
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http://store.newlevelmotorsports.com/insute.html

Intrax lowering springs.

Just find the Saab Models Lowering Springs.
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i think i would at least go with a strut and spring because the car has almost 100k on it. no?

sucks that they dont make any decent sets of lowering suspension.
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If i was to get Intrax lowering springs what are good struts to run with them?
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If i was to get Intrax lowering springs what are good struts to run with them?
Koni or Bilstein.
Personally I can recommend Konis, had them on two Saabs now and they are simply great. Konis are adjustable while Bilsteins are not.
But either way both are good choices.
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Since you have a 'vert I would read this
http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/2006...rax_vs_Eibach/

And think really hard about those intrax springs.
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Yea. Thats why im wondering about coilovers. I know on my vw golf i have kw v2s and they ride nice and stiff. The only thing i dont like is the fact that i have them cranked down all the way and they are still not low enough for me. This spring i think im just going to take the helper springs and rear perches out on the golf to go a little lower even though it is going to compensate the ride quality.

As far as the saab, i just wish there was something that would enable me to slam it and raise it if needed.
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The only coilovers are for the 9-3 which are slightly diff, and only made for the front. If you have an unlimited budget they could be made for your car I'm sure.
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A Swedish company called Sellholm Tuning makes coilovers for the og9-3 but the price is unfortunately off the scale.
Only height adjustable Sellholm/Bilstein are around $4000,- and the top model with Proflex Evo 1 struts, 3-way adjustable with an external gas reservoir and double spring are +$7500,-

There also might be something else in development so who knows, maybe there will be reasonably priced coilovers for our cars in the near future
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There also might be something else in development so who knows, maybe there will be reasonably priced coilovers for our cars in the near future
wait... is that an "i know something you don't know" smile?
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the reason there are no coilovers is down to the suspension design. most cars have seperate front hubs and suspension legs with the sterring via the hub. the 9-3 has a complete leg with sterring half way up the leg mean that any coilovers would have to have a complete hub assebly included and find a way around the steering problems. as for the rear it would be a tight fit to fit a coilover unit in place of the original shock. also the rear axle is designed to have the springs inbound and the axle flex a ceratin amount. fitting coilover where the shocks mount would alter the axles movement. in short you can only really get springs and shocks as the suspension is of a flawed design to begin with.
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as the suspension is of a flawed design to begin with.
- so very true. Ruined a potentialy great car - everything else was going for it but the utterly awful GM based suspension crippled it at birth and no amount of modification can truly remedy it.
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as for the rear it would be a tight fit to fit a coilover unit in place of the original shock. also the rear axle is designed to have the springs inbound and the axle flex a ceratin amount. fitting coilover where the shocks mount would alter the axles movement.
Not to mention that the shock tower is not built to resist the strain of both the shock and the spring - you'd need to either beef up the tower (and make it bigger at the same time - it'd be a tight squeeze up there) or be prepared to face the consequences...

Unfortunately, were are stuck with a non-optimal suspension geometry. However, something can certainly be worked out - Vauxhall won the BTCC with a Cavalier in 1995, and the Saab is very closely related to that car. I wonder what they used there, as the rules did not allow the basic design to be replaced altogether...
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I have been working for a while to get a nice suspension under My vig in track, street and drag use. Finally just took time to put the correct rears in yesterday.

It was apparent early on that it needed lots of help to autocross effectively. It started with more sway bar which works to a point that it carries the rear tires. Next is more spring rate. I tried front first. For drag it needs lots more rear rate but no so much front.

When I have more time I will do a long write-up on trolltuner.com In short the car is finally balanced and feeling like it should.

Here is a pic of the track/drag setup. The rear is a touch higher and firmer to keep it from squatting during acceleration. The front is adjusted as low as you can drive and not rub.

Best part the whole setup is cheap. Next is to get some custom valved Konis up front.. Thats maybe not so cheap.



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looks good. i just wish there was a way to be slammed. oh well.
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Take a look at mine with voxtland springs and koni adjustables.

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looks good. i just wish there was a way to be slammed. oh well.
combination of any of these spring kits, plus a body kit, will make it look lower than it actually is... bigger wheels, maybe pushed towards the outside of the wells, might help with the illusion...
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