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  1. Suspension, Steering, Shocks And Struts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, Time to replace a few suspension and steering parts. I would like to know what brands do you use when buying parts? Who make decent shocks/struts...Etc. for Saab's?...Thanks;ol;
  2. How to remove strut insert nut without special tool?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm replacing my front springs and dampers. So far so good until I got to the large flat nut that retains the damper into the strut. I tried using channel locks, but that thing is in there too tight for that. Are there any clever ways to remove that nut without special tool...
  3. Shocks & Suspension - 1995 900 SE

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    So my front shocks are shot. They bottom out with the right bump. Before I just order standard replacements, are there special performance suspension systems or approaches I should consider? Btw, if it matters, it does not have the original wheels. Previous owner put 16x7J wheels with 205/55...
  4. What Shocks for Me?

    C900 Workshop
    I saw a older thread on this subject, but it didn't really address shock quality, etc. My initial impression is to put some Bilstein shocks in, but my wife complains that my car feels like a tractor due to stiffness--she drives a Honda Civic. Anytime we go out for any lengthy drive in my Saab...
  5. Shock set from AM Autoparts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So the time to replace my shocks is way over due and I'm looking at a complete set from AM Auto, I've got a 2004 Aero and as I'm sure a lot of you know, the suspension is a little lower with the Aero trim. Has any one ordered a set from here/Know where to find a decent set for the fronts on an...
  6. 9-3 aero xwd with leaking shocks- coilovers or new shocks/struts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, recently bought a 2009 9-3 aero. Rear shocks are leaking and will need to be replaced before too long. The cost looks to be fairly similar- 1200 for oem shocks and struts vs 1000 for coilovers. Assuming cost of installation to be similar. Perusing old threads, it seemed most people went...
  7. Aero suspension upgrade - shocks and rose joint bushes

    9-5 Workshop
    So I've identified a rear leaking shock so they need to be replaced. I've been looking at the Sachs/Boge but it's proving difficult to source for a reasonable price. Does anyone have any experience with Optimal or Monroe Reflex shocks? Any good? One better suited for an 03 aero suspension...
  8. Replacing Shocks / Struts / Axles Brakes question

    9-5 Workshop
    My 2003 9-5 Aero has 177,000 miles, (got her at 125,000 in 2013). I get some 'rumbling' from the back end and a 'grinding hum' from left front - could it be a wheel bearing? I have these replacement parts: 1) Shocks, 2) Struts, 3) Front Wheel Hubs, 4) New Rotors & Pads (front & back), 5) New...
  9. Rear Shock Absorbers

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Once, again I've come here in seek of some excellent advise. Does anyone know exactly what is the best OE replacement rear shocks for the money? I'm looking at Suncore, AC Delco, and Gabriel so far. Was told Rancho is good by a sales person. When should I be replacing them? I seldom haul heavy...
  10. Struts Sport OR Regular? sachs

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Those of you that have already Gone this route, I would really like to know, What you think? Whether you gone sport and wish you stayed with OEM , or the alternate installed OEM and wish you gone sport. OR Just LOVE what you have installed !!! Please let me know I have 80K on my 2004 9-5 ARC I...
  11. 01 9-3 Vert_ Struts leaking, replacement suggestions?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey everybody, I just got back from SEARS where I was about to get an alignment, however after they did an inspection, they noticed that the struts were bad. So, I'm beginning to look at replacements. I wonder if anyone has opinions on which struts/springs to use for my situation? 1. Don't...
  12. Nivomat replacement shocks

    9-5 Workshop
    I bought a 9-5 Wagon and found out that the standard sport shocks don't fit.;oops: The Nivomat springs have a larger bottom diameter and are supported lower on the shock than the regular ones. At $1000 to replace the Nivomat shocks does anyone have working knowledge about converting to a...
  13. Freshening up the suspension

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got a '99 base 9-3 and I'm fairly certain nobody's touched the suspension since it was manufactured. I eventually plan on dropping it down a bit on Koni Yellows and springs (the proper way) but that's a ways off financially. I'd like to know the most beneficial upgrades I can make with...
  14. Saab 9-3 Suspension Replacement

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I drive a 2003 Saab 9-3 Arc with a manual transmission. I do not have the sport suspension package but my suspension is fairly firm (and I prefer it that way). One thing I have noticed is that my suspension is lower on the left side compared to my right. This is probably because it...
  15. CLUNK when accelerating, braking, turning, or hitting a bump.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello I So i bought a Used 2001 saab se convertible . The car is in exxcelent condition and very up kept. One thing that is driving me crazy though is this clunk sound i get whenever I accelerate really hard, Brake really hard, and sometimes when i hit bumps or turn. Now on normal driving its...
  16. Monroe Struts and Shocks...opinion and a question?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Considering replacing my struts and shocks with monroe, opinions? Also, my Haynes manual says that the hub nut must come off to disassemble, true? Thanks
  17. For Sale: 2008 9-3 Aero SC XWD Suspension

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hello: I'm selling my stock 2008 9-3 Aero SportCombi XWD suspension, which includes: (2) Front Struts, Springs & Toe Links (2) Rear Springs Everything was professionally removed from the car at 52K miles due to the rear passenger side shock leaking. The good rear shock was already...
  18. KYB GR-2/Excel-G Shocks and Struts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was checking my tires on my 2006 Aero today when I realized the rears are starting to "cup." I bought the car used about 6,000 miles ago when it had around 91,000 miles on what I believe to be the original shocks and struts. I was wondering if anyone's used KYB shocks and struts and what...
  19. Installing Struts/Shocks Yourself

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently ordered Bilstein HDs for my 9-5 and they came in today. I would like to do the install myself, my father and I have been weighing the options. Our dealership we can probably negotiate down to about $500 for them to install which seems reasonable, but money is a bit tight and saving...
  20. Front struts/springs bad, need advice on parts!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey all, so I was told that my driver side coil spring is dangerously bad in my '04, and my mechanic recommended I replace them as well as both the struts and the strut mounts in the front. As far as replacing those, I've seen that the Koni FSD/Vogtland spring combo works well, and I've see post...