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Old 20th September 2004
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Default Group9 springs installed - Impressed with the results -- pic

I picked up the rather in-expensive group 9 springs while they are on sale. I got them for around $260 USD shipped from thier website. The handling is greatly improved as far as cornering goes, but now I realize I need better tires! Overall very happy with the ride height and look of the car now too. I've already smashed a foglight on a curb, I'm not quite used to it yet! I decided to put my car in the European classic sports car show this year, and lost out in the Swedish catagory to the Volvo 544 next to me. Car shows are just a great excuse to spend a couple days cleaning your car!

Happy SAABing,

-Rob
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hummm, lowered the car more then i thought......group-9 springs are out for me. I don't question the handling, but i need to go through 12" of snow.

ian
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Old 21st September 2004
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very nice looking car. repainted? what did you do to the wheels, they look darker? gunmetal?? looks real sweet
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Old 21st September 2004
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Default nice car

I love the wing on the eary front cars. It looks great.
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Old 22nd September 2004
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That 900 in the picture looks mint mate.
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Old 22nd September 2004
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Nice ride. Very clean.

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very nice looking car. repainted? what did you do to the wheels, they look darker? gunmetal?? looks real sweet
I have the same color 88 SPG. To me it doesn't look as though you had your car painted. From my experience, if the car is detailed by someone who knows what they are doing (Usually a high end detailer or a very good DIY) then that color looks really sharp on the 900.
So the question is, did you paint the car? What about the wheels? I don't think they are painted either. They look like the standard 15" SPG wheels. Am I wrong?

Two more things.
1. I tuned my suspension so that the car sit a little lower than most. My tires are 205/65 R15. This size has a little more side wall than some people like, but the tire looks beefy and really fills up the entire wheel well. It gives the car a balanced yet agressive look. just an FYI.

2. Are your front and rear bumpers stock? They look a little longer than mine. Maybe it is because yours is an 86(?) and mine is an 88? Any help on this would be obliged as I need new bumpers.

Thanks.
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Old 22nd September 2004
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I was thinking maybe painted not because of the shine, but because of the gloss on the panels and the trim on the tailights are body colored I detail like crazy too, old paint can certainly shine
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Old 22nd September 2004
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I see what you mean, but the right type of spray-on gloss shine (ie armor-all, Mothers, son of a gun, etc.) can give a gloss shine, especially right after it is apllied. You may be right though because those panels do look taken care of.
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Old 22nd September 2004
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Rob is a good friend of mine (although he needs to turn off the cell phone while he's bowling. ROB!!!)

The car was repainted as it was parked beside a car that was set ablaze (Scorned Girlfriend!), and was damaged. The wheels are also painted "Viggen Gray" or something like that by Rob. The bumpers are also the stock 86 bumpers.

Overall it's an awesome car (FMIC, higher boost, 3.0 FPR, A/C Removed, NG900 heated front seats and more.) And has made me want to get my 89 SPG fixed up. My parts should arrive this week!

-Nathan
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sweet! great attention to detail on his part, I LOVE the color on those wheels
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Hi guys,

Yep, the car was professionally sanded to bare metal and repainted in 2000. The wheels are standard 15" SPG wheels refinsihed and restored in "Silver grey Metallic" It's the grey found on the exterior of the 93 Viggens. I thought it would compliment the paint well, it's slightly lighter than the body. I liked the idea of using a "SAAB color" I also have the 65 side wall tires, and I agree, they fill up the wheel wells much nicer than the 60's in my opinion.

Would you belive my car has over 325,000 kms?

Happy SAABing,
-Rob
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Hey Rob, which part of Canada are you from? I myself am from PEI. I'm going to take a wild guess and say toronto, and take another wild guess and say you are part of SOCCI..

Am I right?

PS- I am the proud owner of the only SPG on PEI, unfortunately people mistake my black saab for a 5.0 litre mustang.... It's a sad day for Sweden.

-Dan
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Dan we just got back from driving up to Halifax and back (to Toronto) and the whole time we were out east we were getting the looks - I don't think that there's many a 900 in NS. FUN ROADS, though. Don't think that I saw a single 900 the whole time (2 weeks!).

There's seriously about a dozen in a 6 block diameter here in our neighborhood! Lots more all over town.

cheers,

aleks.
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Cor :! That's aggressive looking 8) Do you have an extended front air dam, or is it a trick of the light? Nice rice, BTW
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