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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Recently was pulling out of a tight parking spot, heard a metallic popping noise come from the front right suspension and I think the tire had pushed against the curb. Haven't had the car for very long but was starting to notice that popping noise developing when turning tightly. Anyways by the...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello! I'm new to this near site, so apologies in advance if I'm doing this wrong. I just bought this 1996 900SE from someone who had it sitting for about 9 months, and I'm currently looking for some advice on the worst parts, being the top, and the rear struts. Roof- Previous owner noticed roof...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I am looking for some information on replacing the struts for a 9-3 Turbo X, and from the research done I can see that unless I am not looking in the right places there is not much information about the rear struts for the Turbo X, except go with the original struts which are very...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    In last week's polar vortex my hood struts let out a loud exhale and quit. Looking around for replacements, I'm unsure if I should go genuine Saab at $67 per strut, Stabilus at $26 per strut or Pro Parts at $12 per strut. That last one was a joke, I'd never put anything Pro Parts in my car but...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 9-3 Arc Automatic 135,000 miles I just did a front strut replacement and I installed 93190092 front struts as recommended by the online parts dealership. However, after some investigation I find that I was supposed to install 93190091 front struts (which is for standard suspension, ie not...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I'm looking for suggestions for a heavier duty suspension for the OG 9-3. I have my "nice" 9-3 with the Eibach springs and Koni dampers, but I also have my "not so nice" 9-3 that I use for camping trips and bombing up logging roads to get to the trailheads. I'm interested in ideas for the...
  9. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Jeffrey Taras Location - additional details: Brooklyn, NY Means of contact: PM Price: $300 OBO Transmission Type (auto/manual): Mileage (miles/kms): Approx 9k miles on the parts Description: I am selling a set of front Bilstein B6 sport struts and Suplex sport springs that were...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I need to replace front left (driver's side) strut on my 2002 9-3. Any suggestions? Also need to replace hub and bearings on front left. Looking for economical replacements. Suggestions?
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    I am in need of a suspension overhaul on my 2003 9-5 Aero. I am going to upgrade struts and bushings. As this is my first time doing suspension I want to hear some tips and suggestions. For the struts, I am thinking about doing the Bilstein B12 Pro Kit, but my car already scrapes on my '04-'05...
  12. 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...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    I recently bought a 2001 9-5 estate, when I first got the car home I noticed that when I back out and turn the wheel to the right it makes a popping noise just before it maxes out. I asked a buddy of mine who works at a dealership if he had an idea and he said without taking a look it was most...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey Saab Central, I just recently ordered Sachs struts and springs, I was wondering if I can purchase different mounts and bearing other than the Sachs brand. There are moog, European parts, and KYB as well. Would it make a difference in which brand I would buy. :confused:
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Does anyone know if another GM car, or any car for that matter, share the same strut height and specs as my 9-3? And im referring to the fitment, I know the clips for the brake lines and sway bars probably wont be similar, im not worried about that. Ive just been curious about this since the...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am selling this OEM Saab Lowering Sport Suspension kit, it is for '04-'05 convertibles. It includes the front sport struts, front lowering sport springs (orange code), and all the brand new hardware for the install (bolts, nuts, washers, screws, etc.). I bought the kit to install on my '04 Arc...
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