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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Saab 9-3
Model
Aero 2.8 v6
Color
Titan Gray Metallic
Packages
Touring Package
History
First owner with 49,750 miles on 3/23/2019.

Body color code: 303 - Titan Gray Metallic;
Trim color code: L09 - Parchment (Beige).
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8 v6 (Titan Gray Metallic)

Modifications

Drivetrain
A FMIC developed by Thorney Motorsport and manufactured by Pace Products.

Pace highlights that it can fitted in front or behind the A/C condenser.
Interior
1) Hirsch door handles together with a Turbo X steering wheel.

2) TWM Performance Piston RL Knob in Black Pearl.

I fitted the TWM Performance short shifter after using the GS short shifter adapter for seven years.

The TWM shifter has a solid one inch shorter body than oem that turns out a sharp gate definition with unyielding gear throws. I included the TWM cable clamp and a GS cable reinforcement kit onto the vertical shift cable besides a set of GS base bushings which together have amplified gear shifting. The horizontal shift became weighty compared to stock due to the TWM bushing compound or else because it is new.

I cannot comment on the TWM reverse lock mechanism or the weighted shift knob because they are not installed yet.

Additional information: MTech Short shifter V-Shift can be fitted together with the TWM short shifter kit.
Exterior
Stock.
Audio
Pioneer Avic X920BT. Factory steering wheel controls and chimes are working.
Suspension
The radiator developed by Courtenay Sport and manufactured by Pro Alloy Motorsport Ltd is a twin row, 54mm in depth, and has no outlets for the automatic transmission oil cooler.

Courtenay Sport has added a water inlet on the top right and an outlet on the top left of the radiator to put into service their “turbo water return pipe" system that will cool down the engine sooner. The pipe from the water return on the turbo now runs to the right hand side of the radiator then the pipe from the left end of the water radiator goes back to the turbo.

The height and width specifications, mounting pins, brackets, hose inlet and outlet, and fan shroud attachment pins and brackets are in the same position as the Saab 9-3 2.8 v6 radiator.
Wheel and Tire
Turbo upgraded to a factory TD04HL4A-15TK3.

Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 Max Performance Summer tire with approximately 3000 miles at odometer reading of 48000.

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