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  1. downpipe for OBX catback 2008 Saab 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Heya guys, I just received the OBX catback from eBay, brand new of course, fits 06-11 9-3 models. I’m in need of a (downpipe). I am looking for anybody that has purchased and done this project. Is there any direct downpipe I can purchase anywhere? I’m also open for options. I know Kona has...
  2. FS: Saab 9-5 Aero Cat Back - Like New - St. Louis Greater Area

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Listed for sale is Saab 9-5 Aero Cat-back exhaust system. I bought them new from eeuroparts, got them installed by a local shop. Less than 6 months they were on the car, I decided to upgrade to a full 3-inch stainless exhaust system and went to Stage 3 tuning. $250. Local pick-up only in St...
  3. Where can I buy a 3in downpipe these days?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm new to this world, Just got a 2008 9-3 2.0T and I hear that a downpipe is a good first "bolt-on" I am having trouble finding any online. Any recommendations? I live in Canada so a big bonus if I can buy one here. Cheers! Jake.
  4. Wanted: Cat Back Exhaust: 06+ 9-5

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    BSR would be nice, but if someone even has a stock system in good shape. I would be interested.
  5. Intermediate exhaust pipe fitment issues - help!?!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just tried to replace my intermediate pipe with a WALKER®/Starla 53058 - Aluminized Steel Exhaust Intermediate Pipe. The length and shape is right, but the two ball ends were different sizes. front smaller (~58mm ID) than back (~64mm ID). The cups they're supposed to fit into are the same...
  6. Hi Y'all!

    New Member Introductions
    Long time Saab Lover, first time owner! I just purchased a 1999 9-3 Convertible, and I've got my Haynes manual, but hoping to utilize the Saab knowledge in forum for some of the more interesting hiccups along the way. So far all the work I've done consists of oil change (mobil 1), with K&N...
  7. Custom Backbox?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I was thinking about removing the stock backbox and just replacing it with some pipe and a tip as it would make it sound less tame. Can anyone tell me the diameter of the end of the center section (where the backbox connects). I seem to see different answers everywhere. I have an 06 9-3 2.0 Aero
  8. 06 Saab 9-3 ARC

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    the car is running rough at idle, only code given was a P0300. I have eliminated spark, fuel, and compression as the cause of the issue by using the activation feature on my tech 2 scan tool. cylinder 1 has a short on the coil when I pull it off, but it seems to be firing fine otherwise. all...
  9. New turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I just replaced the turbo in my 2002 9-3 2.0 which was no small feat for someone with a limited experience level btw. Anyway, I ran the car for about 15 mins and watched the smoke from the exhaust continue to pour out and check for any leaks. I noticed oil dripping from parts of the...
  10. Race/Performance Cats & Emissions

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I'm shopping for a new exhaust system for my Aero, 3" turbo back because why not? I feel like everything is pointing towards the Krona system with performance cat. My question is, if I get this kit (or another similar), am I going to fail emissions (Ontario) or should I be safe?
  11. is this condensation?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. recently, ive noticed that when i rev the car hard (near redline) when cold, theres a puff of smoke. the smoke is cloudy but not thick. I was just wondering if this is condensation. when it is not revved, no smoke would come out and also no smoke during startup No smoke when the car...
  12. broken stud - cat converter to exhaust flex pipe

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I managed to break a stud. The one sticking out of the bottom of the converter. There's a nub left over. I tried a little to pound it up with a hammer and an air hammer, but I'm worried that I'm going to break the converter substrate loose. I also tried a tie rod tool to press it up, but it...
  13. Catalytic converter issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone, a friend of mine has an issue with getting the correct catalytic converter for his 2005 9-3 arc. He ordered one from RockAuto but it did not work. His mechanic said that it looked different then the original one and the check engine light came on again. Can someone please point...
  14. Exhaust upgrade

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm having trouble finding info on upgrading my exhaust on my 1996 900s 2.3. I'm just looking to do a different muffler with a little better sound. I'm not sure what size Inlet I need and adapters. Figured someone out there has done this to a 900s 2.3. I also was thinking about doing a resonator...
  15. Aftermarket Exhaust Pipe Rattle / Hitting Sub Frame

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I have a 2008 93 2.0T with a stage 3 tune from MPS. I recently decided to get a replica Hirsch Diffuser installed and it looks great. Afterwords I got the dual exhaust to match (already had a OBX down pipe). Problem is, ever since I had the dual exhaust put on, it has been rattling a lot...
  16. Wanted: Saab Sport Exhaust Accessary Tip

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Christian Location - additional details: Indiana Means of contact: PM Price: Negotiable Transmission Type (auto/manual): N/A Mileage (miles/kms): N/A Description: Hoping someone has a factory dealer-accessary exhaust tip laying around for a Saab Sport exhaust at a reasonable price...
  17. Just purchased a 9-3 aero and have some questions regarding mods.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey guys, im new to the forums and to the modification side of things when it comes to saabs. Ive owned a 900 and 3 og9-3's in the last couple of years and replaced engines/gearboxes etc so i have a decent understanding of the cars but never done any proper mods. I have just purchased my latest...
  18. JT Exhaust question

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I just noticed that GS has stopped selling the JT exhaust, Does anyone know who is selling it know or where to find them?
  19. 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...
  20. Hunting idle after engine reinstall

    9000 Workshop
    hey team, I recently bought a 1994 saab 9000 aero with a leaking headgasket and clutch slave leak. I pulled the engine, replaced the head gasket, clutch slave, and any other items that looked worn and now I have a hunting idle at start up. With the clutch in at a stop sign or light, often it'll...