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Old 17th November 2003
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Please post what your have done to your 9³, and what you are planning in the future.
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2003 9³ Arc 2.0T

Cosmic blue/Parchment 6 speed

Mods

Aero body kit
Jetex catback
Jetex air filter
Aero metal interior trim
All season mats
Ice scraper
Silvervision turn signal bulbs
18 inch Euro OEM wheels
Driverside split angle mirror
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Old 17th November 2003
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'03 vector

Mods
h&r lowering springs
saabsport dual outlet muffler
euro-rub strips
19" racing hart c5
12" subs with fosgate 1200 and focal mids/high
j&r filter
roof rack with deflector

Future Mods
ppc upgrade
bilstein shocks
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Old 17th November 2003
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Viscouse's Project 9³.

2003 9³ Arc 2.0T 5 speed Auto
Outfitted with Charcoal gray interior & stylishly clad in Black.

4/03: Build Date
5/22/03: Birthday
6/03: Hardwire radar detector. Details
6/03: Drv & pass door locks are now flush when locked. Details
7/03: Hardwire 120V AC inverter. Details
8/03: Smartslot cupholder
11/03: Got rearended Details
1/04: JR air filter, turbo plate for up front, and a floor cargo net for the trunk! Turbo plate details
2/04: Aux-input
3/04: Bonafide member of XM Nation with an XM Commander. Details
9/04: Philips Silvervision PY21W turn signal bulbs in front headlight housings & rear taillights. Also replaced city lights with Bluevision Ultra W5W.
10/04: Green LED front dome, rear dome, courtesy and glove lights. (Gotta love the green!)
: Silvatec side repeaters. Officially yellow-free.
9/05: Replaced non-lockable glovebox button with lockable one. Details

Mods to look forward to, cashflow permitting...
-Tinted windows
-Magnaflow resonator
-Saab Accessory Spoiler
-PPC Engine upgrade

So long a list of mods ???
So much to look forward to... .

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Old 22nd November 2003
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Not really performance mods, just better sound and hopefully better fuel economy:

05/03: MAGNAFLOW Exhaust muffler

11/03: high flow performance airfilter


Future:

KONI sport adjustable shocks
PPC ECU programming
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Old 22nd November 2003
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'03 Vector 2.0T - Metallic Silver

Exterior Mods:
Debadged
Cleargard kit
JR air filter
Euro plates
Euro rub strips
Wheel bolt covers
Saab valve caps and stems
Silvervision PY21W bulbs
Silvatec repeater bulbs
Park lights in trunk hatch (foglight still works)
Fog light bulbs replaced with PIAA Xtreme white
Shortened front door locks and fixed door rattles
ContiExtreme Contact all season tires

Interior Mods:
Sports/dead Pedals
Formula One Tint
Hardwired laser detector
BassLink sub and replaced dash, doors and rear 4" speakers

Tech II:
ROW foglight config
Audible arm/disarm alarm


Future:
ipaq gps kit or Magellan Roadmate 500
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Old 22nd November 2003
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2003 9³ Arc 2.0T 5Sp Auto
Exterior: Black
Interior: Parchment
3/03: Build Date
7/03: Purchased

Current Mods:
18" SAAB OEM Wheels w/ 225/45/18 ContiSport Contacts
BSR Stage 1

Accessories
Cell Phone Mount
SAAB Bumper Guard
6 Disc In-Dash Changer
Aux-in

Future Mods:

BSR Stage 3 on its way!!
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Old 30th November 2003
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9-3 SS Vector, 2003, Black/Parchment, Sentronic

BSR Stage 1
ITG air filter
Sparco Pedals
Aux-In
iPaq/CoPilot Nav system/Blue Tooth
Saab Rack System with Box
Blizak's and Eagle F1's

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Old 2nd December 2003
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2003 9-3SS Linear 2.0t 5sp. (6/03)

Black/Grey Interior

Upgrades:
BBS RKII 2 piece 8x17 Wheels
225/45 Michelin Pilots
JR Air filter
Saab All-season Mats
Boston Acoustics FX-3 Dash Speakers

Planned Upgrades:
35% Window Tint
Aero Spoiler
Sports Exhaust
300 Watt Audio Upgrade Kit
AUX-in Port (Please help Saab USA)
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Old 21st December 2003
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03 Silver 9-3 Arc

Aftermarket mods.

Saab Twin Sport Exhaust
Saab Boot lid spoiler
Xenon Blue Side Markers
Xenon Blue License Plate Lighting
Badges removed
Escort 8500 Radar Detector
Badges repositioned on center console
VW Beetle Turbo Badge on Dash
Xenon Blue Front and Rear Dome lights
Xenon Blue Courtesy and Door lighting
Xenon Blue Trunk and Glove compartment lighting
"Turbo" License Plate frame

Future-
BBS RK Rims 18 x 7.5 w/ Pirelli Pzero M&S
H & R Springs
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Old 29th December 2003
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2003 9-3 Vector
Sentronic
Steel Grey Mettalic/Parchment
Build Date 06/03

Current Mods:
BSR PPC ECU upgrade
Philips 7000K HID/Bi-Xenon headlights
35% Tint on rear three windows
Two gutted cats.

Future Mods:
FMIC (Will Order)
Abbott Racing Upgraded Turbo (Will order soon)
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Old 9th January 2004
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2003 9³ Arc 2.0T Sentronic

Black w/ Parchment Interior
Sports Package
Moonroof


Build Date: 06/03


Performance Modifications
JR Performance Air Filter
Ferrita 2.5" SS Cat-back Exhaust System
BBS CH 18" Wheels (18x8.5) w/ Toyo Proxes 4 (225/40/18)


Exterior Modifications
Saab Front Spoiler (from catalog body kit)
Saab Rear Bumper Skirt (from catalog body kit)
Saab Aero Rear Spoiler
Saab Aero Rear Badge
Saab "Turbo" Vanity Plate
Saab E-Code Bumper Strips
Philips SilverVision Turn Signal Bulbs (PY21W)


Interior Modifications
Saab Aero Metal Steering Wheel Trim
Saab Aero Metal Console Trim
Solar Guard Tint (32%)
AUX-IN w/ Apple iPod 15GB
Saab All-Season Mats
Boston Acoustics FX3 In-Dash Speakers
Second Skin Audio Insulation


Future Modifications
BSR PPC Stage 1 Upgrade
Saab Aero Metal Door Trim
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Old 22nd January 2004
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Saab 9-3 2.0t Arc 5sp MERLOT RED
Build date: 06/03

Performance Mods
JR Sports Air Filter
Saab Sports Exhaust

Internal Mods/Accessories
Tint - 35%
Saab TEL 1 install
Custom Audio Upgrade 150W/7 => 600W/9
Custom AUX-IN-15Gb iPod
Saab Cargo Apron


External Mods/Accessories
Saab Catalog Body Kit
Saab Accessory Spoiler
Saab Roof Racks
Debadged

Future
3" Custom Catback (not so soon :-? )
17" Wheels (next time I have to replace the tyres)
Sports Suspension (now I'm dreaming)
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Old 3rd February 2004
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Saab 9-3 1.8t 5-speed Sentronic
Metallic Silver
Build date: 11/02
12000km as of 3 Feb 2004

Mods to date:
ITG Filter
All round Philips SilverVision signal bulbs
Nokia Bluetooth handsfree car kit
FM modulator for iPod/MP3 player
Infinity Kappa 4" speakers on the parcel shelf
Cargo nets
Twin-pipe exhaust cut-out mod
Aluminium trim on gear surround, door handles, ash tray and door trim
Aux-in
Sentronic steering wheel gearshift paddles
Metallic speedo trim

Future
17" wheels
Metallic door trim
PPC ECU upgrade
Bi-xenon headlamps
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Old 10th March 2004
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2003 9³ Vector 2.0T 6 Speed MT

Exterior: Black
Interior: Charcoal
Build Date: 05/03
Birthday: 07/25/03

Exterior Modifications:

- 20% Tinted Windows
- E-Code Bumper Strips
- Phillips Silvervision Turn Signals
- 18x8 Fondmetal Tech 5 Wheels
- Toyo Proxes 4 Tires - P225/40-ZR18

Performance Modifications:

- BSR-PPC ECU Stage 1 Software Upgrade
- J&R Performance Air Filter

Future Modifications:

- BSR Performance Cat-Back Exhaust System
- BSR 3" Downpipe with Sport Muffler
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Old 9th May 2004
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2003 Vector 2.0T 6 speed mt

Exterior: Silver
Interior: Graphite leather
Build date: 7/03
Birthday:9/2/03


BBS RKII wheels
BSR PPC
ITG Filter
Magnaflow Exhaust

Future Mods:
2.5" Cat back exhaust
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Old 13th May 2004
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2003 Vector, Black, Parchment, Sentronic

BSR ECU Upgrade
ITG Filter
Blizak's for Winter (a must for snow)
Probably fitting new Eagle F1's in the spring


Non-Performance:
Sparco Pedals
Valentine 1 with Remote Display, Hardwired
New mats (Lloyd's, with embroidered "Vector")
Lug Caps
Hands Free Kit for Cell
GPS Nav System, ALK Blue Tooth Receiver & iPaq 5450
Aux-In for iPaq audio (eg. driving directions)
Brodit iPaq mount
Rubber Saab trunk mat
Saab Roof Rack with Thule Box
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2003 Vector 6spd - Steel Grey - 23K miles

So far:
- 3M window tint
- 3M clear bra
- Speakers all new, except rear 6x9's
- Trunk cargo net
- JR air filter
- Euro driver side split mirror
- BSR PPC Stage 1
- Escort 8500 X50 detector hard-wired
- Aux in w/iPod in console "garage" via Belkin/Etadyne
- Smartslot cup holder (replaced for peeling after 10 months)
- Euro front bumper strips
- Philips SilverVision turn signal bulbs
- Blue backup light bulbs (sorry)
- CoverCraft windshield sunshade
- Pirelli PZero Nero 225x40 ZR 18 tires
- Black Lloyd mats (factory mats had bare spots at 9K miles!)
- Parrot CK3100 Bluetooth handsfree kit via TEL1
- ImageDynamics IDQ 10" sub in sealed enclosure
- Memphis 4-channel amp drives sub & 6x9s
- ASA AR1 wheels 18x7.5 silver w/machined lip
- Delco SkyFi2 XM radio w/hard-wired FM modulator on Arkon gooseneck
- Sony-Ericsson phone cradle w/power on Saab mount

Next?
- Stainless Ferrita catback
- H&R coilovers

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Old 24th June 2004
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Hi

I work on a 9-3ss "vektor" with pretty big modification www.93ssr.com

Regards Micke
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