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Old 12-04-11
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Well we have been having some nice days so I took some pictures of the Saab. Figure I'd finally make a thread for my car.

So far the has done to it:
Custom Intake and heat shield
CXRacing FMIC
3" GS DP
3" JT Exhaust(the loud one that isnt that loud)
JZW Stage1 tune
Megan Lowering Springs
5MM wheel Spacers
GS Strut Brace
Aero Spoiler

I plan on going JZW stage3 soon. Retinting it, and hopefully some 18" rims.








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The Gold wheels work surprisingly well with the maroon color, good choice. I hope to have a light tint done soon, as well as a new intercooler and wheels/coilovers.
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Ya I had 5% all around and I got my 5th tint warning on Thanksgiving. Statie told me to remove it. Im just waiting to get some money to retint it at 35%, and the FMIC makes the car look meaner IMO.
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I'm going with the 50% or 35% tint. I don't really care for black windows. As far as intercooler I think I'm just buying the Maptun one. It's further down my list though. Wheels and suspension first.
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I hear ya. I like my 17" five spoke so i held off on the rims, But i now know what rims I want and Im dead set on getting them.
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I hear ya. I like my 17" five spoke so i held off on the rims, But i now know what rims I want and Im dead set on getting them.
I have no clue what I want. I like the Forgestar's, but now everyone on here wants them. We'll see. I may go outside the box on this.
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I havent seen any other saab with the rims I want. Ive seen somewhat similar styles.
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LOVE the Bronze/Gold on red combo, I was thinking about going with that my self with my blacked out car but def looks awesome.
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I think bronze/gold looks great on most cars but ive seen you TurboX and I think your your car would look good with bronze/gold or black.
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Thanks Yea I was going to get them but I thought id stick with the dark theme and go with gun metal
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Well I took some picks of my goofy exhaust.




I have to get back under the car and straighten it out. I just dont have the time at the moment.

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Well I took some picks of my goofy exhaust.




I have to get back under the car and straighten it out. I just dont have the time at the moment.

pics dont work
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I'll have to fix them later when I get back home
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Well i fixed the pics, you should see them now. I made the exhaust cut out alittle bigger today. I just need to get a tip now.

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Well my rear bumper still melted some more so I rigged up a temp fix for now.


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wow dude just fix it.... really you have left it like that
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atleast put some rubber guard around the trim
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Yes paco i left it like that. I have no time to get it fixed when i work from 3am to 6pm. I usually fall asleep when i get home. I just had a few pipes nearby to extend the tip out from behind the bumper. And to be honest the fact the the muffler isn't sitting straight doesn't bother me anymore. If it bugs you by all means ill let you straighten it out at Carlisle. Ill share my beer.
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Yes paco i left it like that. I have no time to get it fixed when i work from 3am to 6pm. I usually fall asleep when i get home. I just had a few pipes nearby to extend the tip out from behind the bumper. And to be honest the fact the the muffler isn't sitting straight doesn't bother me anymore. If it bugs you by all means ill let you straighten it out at Carlisle. Ill share my beer.

haha don't worry about it man, from the pictures it is noticable but i'm sure everyday driving around unless someone is focused on it while its sitting in a parking lot its not bad
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The only way you can notice it is if you get down and look. I've been behind the car while my gf drove it and u can't even see it. The only reason why its like that is because of the Gs dp being short. I had to add some extra pipe and that threw everything off. All I need to do is get under it, loosen it and kinda twist it so that it looks straight.
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