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  1. New 2007 95 aero wagon owner- Modification questions

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I just bought my uncles 07 95 aero wagon with 150k miles on it. He took exceptional care of it and its in fantastic mechanical condition. I do want to put some mods on it but I'm not looking to do anything to crazy to compromise the reliability of the car. I've been lurking on the...
  2. Bypassing the ignition

    C900 Workshop
    Has anyone else replaced their ignition switch with alternate wiring? After my switch broke, I removed it and used an on/off switch and a contact switch instead. In my case, I never got around to finishing the project and just drove around with loose wires. Then it sat for over a year, a wire...
  3. I have $1000 dollars to tune my car

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey everyone, I currently drive a 2006 Saab 9-5 with the B235R Engine. I have a thousand dollars to work with to get some cool car mods. Anyone willing to offer any insight on what to buy, aesthetics, best performance per dollar, or just how I can max those HP and torque numbers! Everything will...
  4. 1999 9-5 2.3lpt

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi Guys, I've just inherited my Dad's 1999 Saab 9-5 2.3T "EcoPower" as he's recently purchased a 2002 Saab 9-5 2.3T Vector. It's currently done around 160K and I'd like to enhance it slightly without slamming it and such. So really as my first post, I'd like to know some basic, modifications...
  5. What's the safest way to mod 1999 93 base

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Alright I am a bit new to the game of modding and I'm wondering how I should go about doing it without blowing my engine. I just received a 1999 saab 9-3 hatchback base. Now I've read the forums about stages and turbos. Now I want to go to a stage 2 upgrade without doing stage 1. I plan on...
  6. ECU Tuning

    9-5 Workshop
    I have been looking online and checked out Nordic, BSR, Maptun, Etc.. I have no idea which one works better and have not heard of anyone just doing the stage 1 tune with just the ECU tune (i have a new exhaust but ya..) all i want is just a little tune and i don't know where to get it from. Also...
  7. 2003 9-3 SE Convertible w/ bad turbo (I think)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Long story really short, I know my way around cars, but this is my first Saab. My father owns a speed shop, but I live away from him and am attending medical school. I am fairly certain that I have a turbo with a popped seal. I am wondering how much an OEM would run me, where I can find a...
  8. Painting black trim

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey guys i have 2003 95 which is white and i wanted to match the trim to it any ideas of what to paint it with?
  9. Help!! 2003 Saab 9-3 vector

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I recently purchased my first car, a 2003 Saab 9-3. I am looking to increase performance but just don't know where to start. I have been considering putting in a blow off valve because I want to enhance the sound of the car. Not sure if there is a better, possibly cheaper way. There are...
  10. Help!! 2003 Saab 9-3 Vector

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hello, I recently purchased my first car, a 2003 Saab 9-3. I am looking to increase performance but just don't know where to start. I have been considering putting in a blow off valve because I want to enhance the sound of the car. Not sure if there is a better, possibly cheaper way. There are...
  11. Anyone Deleted the Onstar Buttons?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Since the Onstar doesn't work in our cars anymore, has anyone removed the Onstar buttons? If so what did you put in the dash to fill up the empty space? I was thinking of some type of mod but I really don't know. Maybe a USB charging station? Pics would be great with any discussion. Thanks.
  12. New Saab owner shares his thoughts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So it's been 3 months with my Steel Gray 2003 9-3 Arc 2.0T, and I must say... I love it! :cheesy: I bought it with 95,000 miles for a very reasonable $6k from a private seller only about an hour away from me in Connecticut. It's absolutely loaded with every available option from the factory...
  13. "To Do" Modifications List

    9000 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    hello all! i was wondering if some people have modded their pre-trionic cars. i have an 86 with an AMM, so i can not run suite 5. What i have done is put a manual boost controller and tuned it as high as i could without fuel cut. I was wondering what other mods would be pertinent that would...
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