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Just picked up my Aero kit from the dealer, the sill covers and front lip. It's going on a 99 9-5 SE after I get it sprayed.

This question is for those who have added the Aero body package, does it bolt right up, or do I need to modify anything?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Just picked up my Aero kit from the dealer, the sill covers and front lip. It's going on a 99 9-5 SE after I get it sprayed.

This question is for those who have added the Aero body package, does it bolt right up, or do I need to modify anything?

Any help would be appreciated.
bolts up as far as i know
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Depends on what year kit the 99-2002 are all the same, if you try to put the 03-05 on there are some major differences
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Depends on what year kit the 99-2002 are all the same, if you try to put the 03-05 on there are some major differences
Nope it's from a 99-02, Just wondering if there was going to be any difficulty or not.
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Nope it's from a 99-02, Just wondering if there was going to be any difficulty or not.
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Nope it's from a 99-02, Just wondering if there was going to be any difficulty or not.
SHoudl be an easy straight swap, but you coudl run into stuff as Sector says, I discovered that mine had been previously repalces and there was no foam in there lol
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That pretty much comes with owning a Saab, doesn't it?
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I did this on my my98, its a stright swap.

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That's best 1998 Aero I've ever seen, nice man!

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That's best 1998 Aero I've ever seen, nice man!
& its the only 1998 Aero you will ever see.

Thanks for the kind comment Sir, very nice of you.
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I would like to say that mine is the only 1999 Aero you would ever see, but we all know that's not true.
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I would like to say that mine is the only 1999 Aero you would ever see, but we all know that's not true.
Well I suppose that all depends on how far youve taken the Aero clone thing matey. Was the first 9-5 Aero not introduced until MY00?
Mines a 1998 shell, with everything else taken out of a MY00 Aero, but its running at 10 BHP above a standard Aero...For now.
Suspension has been upgraded (today) so Ive just the rear brakes to sort & Im done.
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Well I suppose that all depends on how far youve taken the Aero clone thing matey. Was the first 9-5 Aero not introduced until MY00?
Mines a 1998 shell, with everything else taken out of a MY00 Aero, but its running at 10 BHP above a standard Aero...For now.
Suspension has been upgraded (today) so Ive just the rear brakes to sort & Im done.
So you've basically stripped a '00 Aero and stuck it into your '98?

The body bits were easy, and it's getting there as the money allows. Next is wheels then the go fast parts and a tune, then brakes and suspension.
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Nice 9-5īs on here!
Did you think about getting a 2002-05 body kit?
Some people on here have done it (fatship). You donīt need to change the taillights just the bumpers and both headlights.
I also really like the 04-05 aero bumpers. My 2002 will also get a 2006+ rear bumper if possible.
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Nice 9-5īs on here!
Did you think about getting a 2002-05 body kit?
Some people on here have done it (fatship). You donīt need to change the taillights just the bumpers and both headlights.
I also really like the 04-05 aero bumpers. My 2002 will also get a 2006+ rear bumper if possible.
I ended up getting the 99-02 sideskirts and front lip and painting the lower valence on the rear bumper. I didn't want to go to the expense or extent of changing headlights, bumpers and so on.

The kit really makes a big difference on the car and I'm happy with it for now. It's on and I'll post some pictures in a few once my wheels show up.
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vradio,

Do you have a really good paint shop near Grand Rapids that does close to factory quality paint jobs on the parts you got ?

Do they do the flexible clear coating on bumpers/spoilers that resists chipping ?

The reason I ask is because I'm south of you in Northern Indiana and investigating
paint shops. Bought the Granite counters for my house from a shop I visited in Grand Rapids.
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vradio,

Do you have a really good paint shop near Grand Rapids that does close to factory quality paint jobs on the parts you got ?

Do they do the flexible clear coating on bumpers/spoilers that resists chipping ?

The reason I ask is because I'm south of you in Northern Indiana and investigating
paint shops. Bought the Granite counters for my house from a shop I visited in Grand Rapids.
I work for an auto parts store so I had them mix the paint for me and I sprayed it myself. I usually take care of everything automotive related so I can't really give you reference on a body shop.
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