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  1. Rear Shocks on XWD vs FWD

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, My driver side rear shock began leaking pretty badly, like puddle of hydraulic fluid on the ground bad. Have to replace them now and searching for replacement parts. Car is a 2010 9-3 Aero XWD. When I looked online though for replacements, most anything I could find was specified as...
  2. Camber out Front and Rear Passenger side

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Been having issues trying to get a good alignment on my 2003 9-3 Aero vert I go to firestpne (its hit or miss with the mechanics there. one in New London CT did a great job as was proud of himself for figuring it out. It was on target on cross toe and right side, and only a bit out on the right...
  3. 2008 saab 93 SS coilovers?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    has anyone seen or considered these? The price scares me but I'm very curious about swedish coilovers haha https://www.j-spec.se/chassi/hjulupphangning/coilovers/coilovers/j-spec.se-v2-coilovers-saab-9-3-2003-2012 Any and all other suggestions/opinions on coilover brands/ setups...
  4. 9-5 Arc Rear Suspension Upgrade

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm looking to upgrade the rear suspension on my 2004 9-5 Arc wagon. The old suspension is sagging quite a bit, and I'm about to install a tow hitch and start towing small trailers. I'm worried that with the extra weight of a trailer, or even with a bit more time, the suspension will sag to the...
  5. Is my suspension bad, or am I getting old?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Posted this in the Saab America group on Facebook as well, so if anyone spots that, yeah, it was me. I have a 2008 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T. It has done 134 thousand miles. Did the so-called big service at a shop around 113 000 (and he did all the recommended things that usually is done at 120)...
  6. Upgrade Help

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey! I'm new to this site and I recently bought a 1999 9-3 hatchback and I was wondering what some good upgrades are for these cars. I've never owned a Saab before so I'm kind of confused about what steps I should take. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  7. Another suspension thread

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    ---Sorry guys, I've been searching and searching for this information. I"m sure it's on here somewhere, but spent hrs searching thru...must be doing something wrong using the embedded search engine. I even have the WIS and was searching thru it but I cannot seem to find out what the correct...
  8. Brand new 9-5 Hirsch Kit suspension kit knocking, crashing or hitting bump stops hard

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Just picked up what cardyourcar said was one of the last kits from the Hirsch factory (shocks and springs)...Not sure that if that's true but it seems possible given the age of the car. Anyways, put the spring and shocks on my 2005 9-5 Aero. Both my saab mechanic and I were surprised by how...
  9. For Sale: OG 9-3 (1999-2002) front suspension parts - $250 OBO

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Patrick Location: Seattle, USA (local sales only, please) Means of contact: DM for phone number Price: $250 OBO Description: I bought a bunch of suspension parts from eEuroparts for my 2002 9-3 5-door, but wound up selling the car before doing the work. My poor planning - hopefully -...
  10. Spring codes and interchangeability?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm trying to wrap my head around the spring codes (both front and rear) for the 9-5. I can find lots of posts of the sort "if you have this model, use this spring," but I can't find any threads that actually discuss the physical differences between the spring codes. Has anyone found...
  11. Turbo X Coilovers suspension

    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...
  12. 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;
  13. Suspension rubbing

    New Member Introductions
    Hey yall so wanted to see if anyone else had experienced this, on my 2000 9-3 se i intalled eeuro's control arm and stacion arm kit, so now when i turn full lock the tire rubs on the stacion arm, rearward control arm, doesnt really cause an issue cause it only happens when the wheel is at lock...
  14. Coilovers vs. Shocks and Springs on the 9-3?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So in the next month I'll be upgrading / refreshing suspension on my 06 9-3 aero. Unsure if I should go with coilovers (Ksports or megans) or regular suspension. Maptun right now is offering Bilstein B8s with their springs for only $730, while K sports are about $900 (Not including strut mounts...
  15. Adjustable Suspension

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi guys, I'm looking for adjustable suspension for my 2001 9-5 Aero. Primarily I'm looking for lots of camber up front but I refuse to use shims. I would like to find adjustable strut mounts combined with coilovers. The reasons is for autocross.
  16. Heavy duty suspension?

    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...
  17. For Sale: Rear 9-5 Nivomat self-leveling sport spring and shocks

    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 10k miles on the shocks and springs Description: I am selling a used set of self-leveling Nivomat sport springs and struts...
  18. Rear Rattle

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I have a 2009 9-5 2.3t automatic sedan with about 138k miles on it. Last week, a rattle started in the back towards the passenger side. It's most noticeable on bumpy city streets around 30mph or so. I do hear it on the freeway if there's a patch of bad pavement but it's not as bad. I've...
  19. How do I order control arm parts? (stupid question...I know)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, Saab 9-3 2.8 v6 Aero 2006 sedan New to all this (sort of-I only come here when I need advice on the car and you guys are always fantastic), so I'm sorry if I'm posting incorrectly. Car is continuing to squeak as I turn corners and suspension just feels 'off'. Additionally, a sort...
  20. Weird question Springs from ng900 on og9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Just wondering if lowering springs from an ng900 will fit an og9-3. Reason is because I have a good bead on a pair of Intrax 1.5 drop springs for $50.
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