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  1. from OEM to BSR Stage 1 with Absolutely No Effect

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I recently purchased the BSR Stage 1 upgrade software and PPC for my U.S. Spec 2006 9-3SS 2.0T (F35 gearbox with Quaife). I uploaded the BSR software to my car and synched the PPC with BSR with no issues whatsoever. The problem is that this upgrade has had no noticeable effect on the...
  2. What oil type and brand should i use? 9-3 1.8t BSR stage 4

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hello guys. What oil type and brand should i use? 9-3 1.8t BSR stage 4 I think the previous owner used "Mobil Super 3000" 5W40, but i am not sure whether i should keep using that oil. Doesn't Saab recommend 5W30? Maybe he used 5W40 because of the turbo and added HP, with the added heat...
  3. Anyone else have BSR Stage 4 on their Saab 9-3?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am searching through these forums, and i dont see anyone having the BSR Stage 4 Tune on their car. Does anyone have it on the 1.8t motor year +2003? I am not an experienced car guy, but i just bought a Saab 9-3 1.8t 2003 with BSR stage 4 tune. Haven't been able to see what others thoughts...
  4. Wanted: BSR or similar other aftermarket catback

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    BSR or similar other aftermarket catback for OG 9-3 Location - additional details: Indianapolis, IN Means of contact: PM Looking for an aftermarket ~2.5" catback for an OG 9-3 to let my car breathe and get a different sound. Let me know what you have! Would be happy to pay shipping for the...
  5. My project 2000 Saab 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello I am making this in hopes of getting some advice and help in my new project car abit of background information about it first. I was scrolling through Craigslist one raining afternoon looking for my first project car and I already own a 2001 Saab 9-5 and really wanted to learn how to work...
  6. Wanted: Air Intake, BSR

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Jared Location - additional details: Lancaster, PA Means of contact: PM Price: <$100 Description: I would like to get new Air intake for my '07 9-3 2.0T. I would make my own, but I am not very handy. Plus I like that the BSR has the heat shield. If anyone has one with a shield they...
  7. Taliaferro 2.8t custom intake VS BSR Optiflow

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've been gathering as much info. as possible on the Taliaferro carbon custom intake made at Genuine Saab for my Aero. Definitely leaning toward this vs BSR, as their craftsmanship has gained much respect over time. Three positive reviews on GS, while being $20 less than BSR. My two small...
  8. For Sale: BSR Optiflow Intake 93 SS V6 2.8t

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Used intake, was on my car for approximately 4k miles of driving. Filter in good condition. There is a scratch on the coating behind where a washer goes. Installation instructions can be found on the genuinesaab website. Though it's already assembled so that makes it easy. $100 plus actual...
  9. 9-3SS Aero 2.0T BSR Review - 2 days in

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Further from my previous thread anticipating BSR, I thought I'd start a new one with some proper thoughts on the Stage 1 BSR: I've had a bit more time to reflect and check out the re-map. Also some drier roads to put the power down on! I'm beginning to appreciate the differences now - they're...
  10. Wanted: *Wanted* Used BSR Optiflow intake (full assembly)

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am in desperate need of a BSR OptiFlow Intake & assembly but do not want to spend the $$ for new. Please let me know if anyone has a used one for a 2008 saab 9-3 2.0t Thank you! ;ol;
  11. Maptun 3" DP to 2.5" catback install

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    This morning I installed a Maptun 3" downpipe and a Maptun 2.5" catback exhaust. It all went pretty well, took a couple of hours. The only problem I really had was getting the midesction of the catback out and in over the chassis, but only bcause I couldn't get the back end quite far enough...
  12. 2010 9-3 2.0T XWD - BSR Optiflow WITH or WITHOUT SAI?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, this will be my first post on the forums. I have a 2010 9-3 2.0T XWD coming in on a truck in about a weeks time and am very excited to join the Saab community. I would like to order the BSR Optiflow intake for my 9-3 but I can't seem to find if the 2010 2.0T needs the kit with the...
  13. Manual Boost Controller + bsr optiflow Tuning help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    (2010 9-3 Saab 2.0T fwd 6 sp. manual) So have a smart performance mbc installed and just installed a bsr optiflow intake. I know how to tune the mbc until I hit the fuel cuts. With the bsr intake on, it sounds like a bov. THere is an incredible amount of air being released. For how...
  14. 3" Custom Exhaust Complete!

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Just had a local exhaust and performance shop put in a 3" downpipe and free-flow exhaust system on my 2003 Aero Wagon. :cheesy: I thought about doing the JT system in full SS, but didn't feel like cutting and possibly welding stuff in. The fact that there was no cat installed in the system was...
  15. Nordic tune in Australia or BSR?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    hey guys, i have searched the forums and am sure i can't find this topic, so i apologise if its hiding some where. Does any body know if there is anywhere in Aus that does nordic tunes, or a good option for me to get it done at a good price? i currently have a 2001 saab 9-3 150hp t7 with...
  16. For Sale: Maptun ECU programmer - Maptuner

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    As it turns out you can't relicense the product unless you are the original owner. BSR is similar although they offer a trade in option. A paper weight it is.
  17. 2009 Aero V6- new car, some questions about removing silencers on turbo

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I just got an offer to trade in my 2009 2.0T XWD with BSR Stage 1 tune on a 2009 Aero V6 with everything but navigation at my local dealer. So I'm now the proud owner of a Nocturne blue Aero. I absolutely LOVE this car- the exhaust, cornering lights, Bose audio, etc. But I do miss...
  18. Bsr! How do u clean the filter on an optiflow intake

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    What is the proper way to clean the filter for the air intake??
  19. New to SAAB's ton of questions

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I know that these questions have been asked and answered 100 times already but I can't find anything with the search function at all. Is there a good secret search feature on this sight? I can't find anything. When you do a BSR tune how does it increase power? Does it control boost via the...
  20. Video: Russia's 9-3 SS Tuner Battles - Hirsch vs. everybody

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok, to start with I'll be uploadding youtube hotlinks for out races starting from this year's spring to the most recent, shot basically second ago. Enjoy and feel free for some tuning trash talk:D