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General Information

Year
1987
Make
Saab
Model
900 Turbo convertible
Color
Edwardian Grey
Packages
OEM Saab Airflow Kit
History
Purchased August 2001 with 89,000 miles

Stock power: 160 bhp & 188 ft/lbs
Current power: 335whp & 330 ft/lbs
1987 Saab 900 Turbo convertible (Edwardian Grey)

Modifications

Drivetrain
-Full engine rebuild, bored .040 over with Mahle forged pistons, Total Seal rings, balanced rods & machined crank
-Megasquirt v2.2 Standalone engine management (fuel/ignition/boost control)
-Ford EDIS Distributorless Ignition system, crank-triggered wasted-spark
-KnocksenseMS tuned knock detection system
-Garrett T3/T4 Hybrid .60/.63 w/Stage III exhaust wheel, 360* thrust bearing & gapped oil seal
-Ceramic coated TA-31 "hi flow" turbo exhaust housing
-Siemens 60lb/hr fuel injectors
-SS Mandrel-bent equal length header, 2000* ceramic coated
-Custom 3" downpipe, 2000* ceramic coated
-Custom 1.5" external WG atmospheric dump pipe, 2000* ceramic coated
-TiAL 38mm external wastegate set at 12 PSI
-Innovate wideband o2 sensor
-Precision 350hp intercooler (26 3/4" x 6 3/8" x 3.5")
-2.5" mandrel-bent aluminum IC piping
-Swedish Dynamics Kevlar/Sintered Iron clutch & Sachs pressure plate
-2.3L head & 2.1L intake manifold (lowered compression ratio to 8.75:1)
-NA intake cam & 85 900T exhaust cam
-Knock LED in dash
-Magnaflow straight-through performance muffler
-Solid motor mounts
-Frankenstein transmission: bigger pinion bearing/strongest shift forks/strongest 5-speed case
-SaabSavior Short throw shifter
-3.0 bar fuel pressure regulator
-Cold-air intake in inner fender, 3" intake piping
-Oil catch can
Interior
-CORBEAU GTS-II Black/Grey Microsuede sport seats, Corbeau custom-fit rails
-Black microsuede covered interior panels
-Dyed black door panels/carpet/trunk
-ProSport Digital wideband AFR gauge, Oil pressure gauge, Oil Temp gauge
-ProSport 30psi Boost guage in headlight switch location
-Rare SAAB Fittipaldi Rallye steering wheel (taken from rallye-spec 99 EMS)
-N/A gauge cluster (no turbo/APC gauge)
-Genuine saab leather shift knob & boot
Exterior
-Full c900 Airflow Kit w/fluted wheel arches (european market only)-Later '92-'94 five-piece convertible rear spoiler (larger)
-New paint January 2006 - edwardian grey PPG basecoat/clearcoat
-Airflow bumper center bar delete (for FMIC)
-Original SAAB convertible rear decor panel
-Original SAAB e-code headlights, smoked
-8000k H4 HID headlamp retrofit kit
-Black painted calipers & brake rotors
-Viggen-style exhaust tip
-OEM Hella Airflow foglights, yellow protectant film
-All-red taillights
-New convertible top
-body color matched grille, meshed
-Smoked clear corners/smoked side indicators
-Fully debadged
Audio
-Sony Xplod head unit
-Sony Xplod front & rear speakers
-Infinity Basslink amp + sub
Suspension
-Koni adjustable shocks all around
-Intrax lowering springs, trimmed. (Adjustable springs Spring 2011)
-OEM Saab Type 8 primary gearset
-Quaife LSD
-Saabrally steel diff cover
-SaabSavior aluminum rally skidplate
-Slotted & cross-drilled rotors w/ceramic performance pads
Wheel and Tire
-18x7.5" Sportmax 962 wheels, gunmetal w/polished lips modified to fit OEM Saab center caps
-225/35R18 Yokohama Parada Spec-II tires

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