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NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

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Old 29th July 2008
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finally got my hands on nicks intake pipe, along with some new speakers to replace my blown out one, and some new Hawk pads finally too. Heres the pictures.

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painted this bracket and the heat shield




after after...


blown speaker


new speaker




modded speaker bucket to accomadate wiring


in the door


and thats all...gonna do the pads tomorrow...maybe debadge, not sure. also prolly throw in some new plugs for posterity since they probably have like 20k on them although i cant remember.

new speakers are awsome, really good base and power handling, the side mirrors shake now and no more rattles whatsoever. intake pipe definetly gave more low end response, first gear spins if im not light on the go pedal.

after tomorrow all focus is on the honda, big race day at raceway park on the 16th...

in the door
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Nice work! where are you in NY?? I notice you have a blue viggen, so do I.
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orange county, but i live in RI most of the year, just came home for a few days. and needed to get some work done
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How difficult was it to install the pipe and what effects have you noticed with respect to performance?

What other performance mods have you done.....I don't notice a 3" DP??
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How difficult was it to install the pipe and what effects have you noticed with respect to performance?

What other performance mods have you done.....I don't notice a 3" DP??
it opened up first gear alot, and boost does come on quicker. i need to reset the ecu/adapt, its backfiring a ton more when i let off after boost...gives a big POP or POP POP and i mean loud within the normal saab sport burble. and no no dp yet, have another car eating all my money.

the install is easy except for the clamp, which is a total pain. not taking this car very far mods wise, my bank account cant take it, plus i just need a reliable daily out of it anyway.
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...that's what I said. two different ecu tunes, and turbos later.... i'm still saying it. I think i'm in modding-denial.
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It should not really POp like that. You sure the O--ring is seated and the lower connection is sealed? I have also seen a few of those AMM-Cobra hoses split.
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My 9-3 SE popped a TON when I let off with the TD04 and open DP, car acted fine to me. It also definitely kept all the ricers far away, I think it scared them.
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It should not really POp like that. You sure the O--ring is seated and the lower connection is sealed? I have also seen a few of those AMM-Cobra hoses split.
no im not positive its sealed perfectly lol. curous why that leak would make more pops/backfires?

ill have to look at it tonight, although i really dont have the time to take it all back apart.
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