Air filter upgrade - SaabCentral Forums
*
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum


Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab NG900, 1994-1998 and OG9-3, 1999-2002 & '03 Convertible (NG=new gen/OG=old gen) > NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning

NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning Covers Tuning & Performance modifications for the NG900 (1994 to 1998) & OG9-3 (1999-2002) & '03 Convertible

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 8th November 2002
Saab900 Saab900 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002                                                
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 5
Default Air filter upgrade

8)

I have just bought a 1998 900S and want to get a upgraded air filter. Any ideas of the best one to go for? I used to have JR on my Volvo 480.

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 8th November 2002
MarkA MarkA is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002                                                
Location: NL
Posts: 53
Default

JR filters, K&N and ITG filters are all good. However, I doubt you will notice anything on your 900 if it is a normally aspirated car...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 8th November 2002
Jeremy R.'s Avatar
Jeremy R. Jeremy R. is online now
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Oct 2002                                                
Location: Seattle, WA
My Saabs: 1997 900SE Talladega coupe
Posts: 6,049
Default

I know in the US, all 1998 900S models were turbocharged. If that's the case with yours, then you have a couple of options. K&N makes a drop-in filter, which you can find on their web site (33-2663, I think). Engstrom (www.engstrom.net) sells a cold-air intake kit with a J&R conical filter on it, but I can't really recommend it. It makes all sorts of bizarre sucking and wooshing sounds, and it cuts down on the low-end torque. My recommendation is to put in the K&N filter, and replace the air box's stock tube with a piece of 3" bell-end PVC sewer pipe.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11th November 2002
swedishmotors swedishmotors is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002                                                
Location: Marietta, PA USA
Posts: 32
Default

The best intake systems I have found are from Speed parts of Sweden. The U.S. distributor is Taliaferro Saab.

For your vehicle the Optiflow air intake system would replace the stock box with a heat shield, the filter with a JR Cone.

I have a 9-3 Viggen and went with the same setup (but for the T7) and it was excellent. Easy to install and a wonderful sound on accelleration of my engine literally sucking in air.

For the NG900 check this out:
http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=XF.960

If you order it tell Nick(parts manager) that Adam from Swedish sent you.
__________________
Adam
adamkushner@swedishmotors.com
'99 93 Viggen
www.93viggen.com
_____________________________________

Swedish Motors Inc.
Saab & Volvo Sales, Service, & Parts
Check us out at www.swedishmotors.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12th November 2002
woodnutz woodnutz is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002                                                
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 33
Default Intakes

On the saab site listed above, there are two cold air intakes listed for the gm900. Which one do you prefer. The difference in price is a good amount. What is the reason for this
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 12th November 2002
swedishmotors swedishmotors is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002                                                
Location: Marietta, PA USA
Posts: 32
Default

Well, I use a setup like the one specified above.
The box is removed. The Air Mass sensor is removed
and attached to the new heat shield. The heat shield
is attached to the car at the old Air box mounting
points for a simple installation.

http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=XF.960

The second does not appear to be as nice. http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=XF.901

So, I recommend the first. I use a similar one in my Viggen and it is great.
__________________
Adam
adamkushner@swedishmotors.com
'99 93 Viggen
www.93viggen.com
_____________________________________

Swedish Motors Inc.
Saab & Volvo Sales, Service, & Parts
Check us out at www.swedishmotors.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 12th November 2002
woodnutz woodnutz is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002                                                
Location: Fairfax, Virginia
Posts: 33
Default Air Intake

What kind of price can I get saying you sent me to them for the first one?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 15th November 2002
99scania9-3 99scania9-3 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002                                                
Location: Pa, USA
Posts: 5
Default

does the first one you recomend come with the pipe also, or just the heat shield and the cone filter? also will it work for a 99 9-3

Jose
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 15th November 2002
swedishmotors swedishmotors is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002                                                
Location: Marietta, PA USA
Posts: 32
Default

No pipe is neccesary as the mass air flow sensor mounts to the heat shield. The existing rubber hose(from the original airbox mounts back up to the air flow sensor. Yes, the first one I mentioned also fits 94-98 900's.


The following is a new pipe and cone - no heat shield.
(for 900 94-98, 9-3 99)
http://www.genuinesaab.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=XF.901

Just call Nick at Taliaferro Saab - 866.499.1068 or e-mail him at Parts@TaliaferroSaab.com. He'll give you all the details.

Be Sure to see page 2 - Very important
__________________
Adam
adamkushner@swedishmotors.com
'99 93 Viggen
www.93viggen.com
_____________________________________

Swedish Motors Inc.
Saab & Volvo Sales, Service, & Parts
Check us out at www.swedishmotors.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 15th November 2002
Saab900 Saab900 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002                                                
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 5
Default Thanks guys

Thanks for the help guys. Anyone know why all USA 900's are turbo'd? Mine UK one is definately N/A.

8) :P
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 15th November 2002
swedishmotors swedishmotors is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002                                                
Location: Marietta, PA USA
Posts: 32
Default

Quote:
Jeremy R - I know in the US, all 1998 900S models were turbocharged.
Not true.

-In 1998 the S model has a 2.3 Liter N/A Powerplant.

-The 1998 model was also availible with a V6 which is also n/A.

Sorry I didn't catch this sooner.

Another point on JeremyR's post - I definitly recommend JR air filters. I enjoy the sound of my engine sucking in as much air as it can. I'm currently researching blow-off valves so I have a complete orchestra of whooooooooshpsssssssst(use your imagination) in every gear.

Sounds better than having music turned on. (but this is only my opinion)[/list]
__________________
Adam
adamkushner@swedishmotors.com
'99 93 Viggen
www.93viggen.com
_____________________________________

Swedish Motors Inc.
Saab & Volvo Sales, Service, & Parts
Check us out at www.swedishmotors.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.