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Default what's needed to go from NIVO->standard?

I want to swap out the rear Nivomats in the wagon for a bilstein pro-kit, and I'm curious if anyone can tell me what all's needed.
I know I need the bell-looking mount, but what else is needed?

Does anyone have any kind of parts list?


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before anyone screams blasphemy; I am keeping the Nivomats, and have full intentions on actually making use of them, someday.
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no? nobody knows?!


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I want to swap out the rear Nivomats in the wagon for a bilstein pro-kit, and I'm curious if anyone can tell me what all's needed.
I know I need the bell-looking mount, but what else is needed?

Does anyone have any kind of parts list?


Also,
before anyone screams blasphemy; I am keeping the Nivomats, and have full intentions on actually making use of them, someday.
Nivomats are terrible and belong in the dumpster if they're still anything like the ones Volvo put on the cars.

Otherwise, if they're still anything like the old Volvo nivomats, all you need to do to get rid of them is to also swap in a set of rear springs designed for a conventional-shocked 9-5.

Since nivos do the work of the springs and the shocks, nivomat cars come with much weaker rear springs to compensate.
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I think the mount is all you need but contact TW at thesaabsite.com and he could help you out. Oh ACBarnett my Nivomats kick butt!
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I just shot a msg to Dean @ EEuroparts
I think it'll be about $50/side on the junk.
(I should probably do the spring insulator, and stuff....)

I'll shoot them an email, too.


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I think the mount is all you need but contact TW at thesaabsite.com and he could help you out. Oh ACBarnett my Nivomats kick butt!
I'm used to nivos on old volvos that leave your car looking like the rear wheels are tucked all the time. And they cost $400 a pop to replace no less.
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Same company, but 15 years later.
$420/side to replace, but lightyears better than the old Volvo setups.
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yeah Volvos did have that problem but the good thing about theres is that they are rebuildable. the Saab versions aren't.
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