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Old 2nd December 2014
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Hello gentlemen, I have been around the forum for a while now ( before was "topsaab" ) and decided that it is time to create a build thread at last.

All of the work has been completed by myself and i will be updating the thread regularly.

First off, i got the car back in 2013 off craigslist. By the looks of it the car was really looked after by the previous owner, dealer maintained, all warranty and recalls were completed and it drove beautifully! he was selling it since he was leaving the states, so i gave it a shot.. $4000 and we were home.



completely stock 2003 ARC, auto, parchment interior, 100k on the clock and little bits like 35% tint, strut bar and window visors.




i drove it like that for 3 months when i decided it needed some tlc. new pads and rotors all around and the valve cover gasket leaked a bit.





winter came



after winter i bought my first set of wheels, enkei ls-5 18x8 and 20 mm spacers in the rear and 15mm front






at this point i really feel in love with the car, i studied it, read anything i can find out about it but the handling and performance was unreal and thats where it all started... it was my first turbo car and 'mods' was all i can think about.

to be continued

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i bought these brembo calipers for only $200 ! i also got a brew city boost stage 2 tune and k&N filter at that point.

some time passed and more parts were purchased.



evo 9 aftermarket 3.5'' thick intercooler and tie rods







silicone boost hoses from another member on this forum





went on a test drive and shot a neat photo

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converted the interior lights to LED





installed a 3'' obx catless downpipe and a 90 degree 02 defouler





i never really liked the hidden look the back had with the exhaust i took the car to the body shop so that they cut my valance out and i welded some 2.5'' tips to my original muffler



after a long days work gave her a wash



needs more low.. to be continued
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I got these from a guy from Michigan im not sure if hes on this forum but he gave me a good deal



and put some goodyear eagle sport tires on them



at the time I needed new tires so I just plasti dipped them white




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Nice work, great progress!
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Nice work, great progress!
thank you! i have been keeping a close eye on your saab's aswell. very clean with great detail.

cheers!
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thank you! i have been keeping a close eye on your saab's aswell. very clean with great detail.

cheers!
Thanks!
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update time!

with the wheels fitted i decided it need to go lower, vogtland springs were ordered and installed.



if i recall correctly the drop is 1.5 in the front and 1.4 in the rear, i was a little worried about clearance and rubbing issues with the 20mm spacers and 235/45/17 tires, but everything is great and the ride is definitely improved.









this is the new look for now and i have to say it really grew on me.

more to come
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Looks much better!! Although I have to say I would have plastidipped the wheels silver instead of white.
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Looks much better!! Although I have to say I would have plastidipped the wheels silver instead of white.
next season they are getting powder coated black
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great looking car, you should join the Chicago Saab Owners Club, which you're probably already in which will make this awkward
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Well done on the build. Looks like your your hooked
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great looking car, you should join the Chicago Saab Owners Club, which you're probably already in which will make this awkward
yeah im there already, need a place to store my pictures lol.

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Well done on the build. Looks like your your hooked
I think your right cheers!
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I bought a AERO kit that was already painted black, its still not a real AERO..but It looks good.





I want to plasti dip part of the rear lip like the rest of my trim, and the front lip has some paint chips.

my friend got these for his car, I just tried them for giggles .



what do you think?
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All looks great except for roof winglets...rice-a-roni!
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All looks great except for roof winglets...rice-a-roni!
its definitely too cluttered with our factory antenna...he put them on his EVO
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its definitely too cluttered with our factory antenna...he put them on his EVO 9
evo yes, saab no. interesting though.
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evo yes, saab no. interesting though.
do you know anything about new weather strip for the window? it looks so ugly with the grey metal trim.
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do you know anything about new weather strip for the window? it looks so ugly with the grey metal trim.
http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/3411...ndow-12789697/

https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=134788
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update!

I got tired of the stage 3 tune and wanted more power.. I ended up purchasing a blown td04 and sent it out to ian cole at turbo lab for some upgrades.

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_5940724367894_zpsjgd1z1mm.jpeg[/IMG]

the turbo was fully ported, 6 blade 19t billet compressor wheel and HL 9 blade turbo shaft for better exhaust flow.

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_17985043335492_zpslrttxstj.jpeg[/IMG]

I had the correct plug and play harness ( ev6 ) for the injectors but the deka 60lb I bought were ev1 so I needed to splice my harness and fit the correct pig tails.

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/20141202_121018_zpspkhtwpz8.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_162003_zpsvdr27rhb.jpg[/IMG]

heres the new injectors and harness

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/20141130_170555_zpsifkm3ffo.jpg[/IMG]

I slapped everything on and had a couple problems but so far it seems they are all sorted. the hot side was powder coated silver for a fresh look

[IMG]http://i1061.photobucket.com/al***s/t475/OscarStrupinski/Mobile%20Uploads/20141203_170853_zpswh8amvtu.jpg[/IMG]

more coming soon !

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