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  1. Build progression

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey all, just wanted to post a few pics of my ongoing build on my 9-3 vert. Turbo is a garrett gtx2871r I'm planning to run the stock intercooler and cat back exhaust for a while. Almost ready to start it up-waiting pipe for inlet.
  2. Adjustable Koni Struts on a 2001

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I need new struts for my 2001 Convertible and am thinking of purchasing a set of yellow Koni Adjustable cartridges. The local Saab mechanic (Swedish Garage in Charlotte NC) has never installed a pair on an OG9-3 and had a couple of questions: Are there any mods that have to be done to...
  3. 02 Viggen resto/build thread

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Bought my 5th SAAB, and my second Viggen the last week of December. 3 months and ~$1,500 in parts later... she's successfully rekindled my soft spot for the Swedish brand, and become a fun, reliable, practical 2nd car for me. Although the car seemed to have been fairly well maintained, I didn't...
  4. Floor construction and floor holes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm the second owner of a 96 900 convertible. It spent it's early life in OH with salty roads and clearly the top was down during "a few" rain storms. The rot from water being trapped under the padding for the carpet has finally morphed into some large holes (6"x6") in a couple of spots, so...
  5. Swapping parts from 9-5 to 9-3? (specifically radiator fan)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I recently acquired a 2001 9-5 Aero with a busted trans from my mechanic that I'm planning on parting out/using as a parts car for my '02 9-3 and my dad's '02 9-5. But what I really want to know is how many of the parts from the 9-5 will fit my 9-3? I'm already planning on swapping the seats...
  6. Saying hi and talking Saab!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I figured it was about time for me to post an introduction (and get my post count up :lol: ). This is my 2002 9-3 SE (really hoping that pic works lol...) Still mostly stock (aside from GS engine and trans mounts), but my plans for the car include; -coilovers (anyone have...
  7. For Sale: NG900 / OG9-3 / Viggen Hood Protector

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Location: near San Jose, CA $100 For Sale in Good Used Condition: Thick smoked plastic Hood Protector. This is an original Saab dealer accessory. Protect the leading edge of your hood from stone chips and bugs. Was installed on...
  8. Grinding Noise

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got a grinding noise coming from inside the driver-side wheel well and can't figure out where it's coming from :evil: I've replaced the axle, the bearing, removed the dust shield completely, checked the brake caliper and pads, and the noise is still there! It happens at all speeds, it had...
  9. 2000 9-3 SE vert: driver's side seat belt stuck

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A couple of weeks ago, the driver's side seat belt on my 2000 9-3 SE convertible fully retracted and wouldn't extend at all. After reviewing posts here, I (1) disconnected the belt so I could at least drape it over me, thus avoiding being pulled over (not the safest alternative, but it's...
  10. Help on a 2000 9-3 SE (Auto)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all! I bought this Saab over the summer to replace a Cougar with possible transmission issues, and seem to have gotten a little more than I bargained for. My radiator blew while idling in traffic, and I replaced it myself (little to no mechanical experience prior). I found, to my...