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General Information

Year
1999
Make
SAAB
Model
9-3
Color
Silver
Packages
S Coupe, 5 Speed
History
Bought as a poor running, turbo whining, oil and water leaking near wreck with a trashed interior (yea, it was cheap)
Head gasket, valve stem seals, front/rear oil seals, oil pan and rear plate re-sealed. Turbo rebuilt. A/C compressor to flex lines manifold replaced.
Refaced clutch disk - hoping I don't regret not replacing the slave cylinder!
1999 SAAB 9-3 (Silver)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Original intercooler replaced with a cross flow from a '01 HOT 9-3 SE
Just for giggles (and saving more than a few bucks) trying a 9-3 autobox rear transmission mount Going to try a home grown firmer solution.
T5Suite'd the ECU to Stage 3 and tweaked the boost request map -- plenty of power! Low back pressure cat installed.
Interior
Reskined and refoamed the front seats with a set from a 9-5.
Fresh head liner in dark gray, used vinyl dye to match the rest of the trim.
All leather gear shift knob from a 9-5 Aero
Exterior
Custom black Griffon emblems for the hood and trunk lid -- 9-5 Aero front brakes.
Audio
Alpine head unit with BlueTooth and I-Pod control, replaced the OEM Amp with an aftermarket. Polk Audio speakers, Dynamat type sound insulation in the doors. OEM power antenna added
Suspension
"Stacked" dual rear sway bars, poly control arm, stancion arm and sway bar link bushings. PFS rack brace.
Wheel and Tire
5 Spoke rims from a 9-5, Falken ZE-912 tires

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