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  1. 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!
  2. 4 speaker Linear to 7 speaker Arc

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    Forgive me as I know this is a common topic on here but I'm extremely confused. My 05 linear has the 4 speaker system and I'd like to go to the Pick'n'pull and rip out a 7 speaker system including the head unit. Has anyone done this? I would imagine you need a tech 2 to marry the head unit...
  3. Correct Struts Part Number/ Upgrade to Saab OEM Sport Struts?

    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...
  4. Headunit Upgrade for 2007 9-3 w/Bose

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I have a 2007 Saab 9-3 with factory Sat Nav and 7 speaker Bose system. Also came equipped with Onstar. Was wondering If I could upgrade the headunit/receiver to something that could retain full functionality; steering wheel controls, compatible with Bose sound system, Bluetooth, etc. I have...
  5. 2004-05 9-5 front bumper swap questions

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi: I'm looking for some information about installing a 2004-2005 front bumper on a 2003 Aero. According to the EPC the foam and reinforcing parts behind the skin are different for 03 than for 04-05. Does anyone who's made this change know if the 03 reinforcements can be used with the newer...
  6. New performance cooling products from do88!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Morning! Over the last 6 months or so, we have developed quite a lot for the 9-3, both 2,0T and V6. As ever, using in-house 3D-scanning, 3D-printing, flow bench verifying and field testing, you can rest assured you will get a great product, properly tested, ready for your vehicle! We don´t...
  7. New performance cooling products from do88!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Morning! Over the last 6 months or so, we have developed quite a lot for the 9-3, both 2,0T and V6. As ever, using in-house 3D-scanning, 3D-printing, flow bench verifying and field testing, you can rest assured you will get a great product, properly tested, ready for your vehicle! We don´t...
  8. do88 Saab 9-5 drop-in intercooler + piping!

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    This is a self-designed performance intercooler and RIP-kit for SAAB 9-5! Significant advantages with do88 performance intercooler (OEM intercooler): - Core volume: 11803cm3 (6379cm3), do88 is 85% larger.* - Air flow at 0,15 bar / 2,18psi pressure drop: 268CFM (192CFM), do88 40% higher.* -...
  9. Gearbox upgrade 4-speed to 5-speed B205E

    9-5 Workshop
    Has anyone done this and what are possible issues/parts required?
  10. New, better turbocharger recommendations

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am new to this forum so i do apologize ahead of time for any mistakes i may do. :cheesy: So, earlier today i was driving my 2000 9-3 5-speed manual, and i noticed that i did not hear my turbo. I rolled down the window to try and hear it and i didn't hear anything but wind ect... and i did...
  11. For Sale: do88 SAAB 9-5 01-09 Pressure pipes Automatic

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    do88 was founded entirely from scratch by two young entrepreneurs and has in addition two employees at this date. We are selling self-developed, custom made silicone hoses, intercoolers and pipe kits with accessories. Our goal is to provide immaculate quality, unique assortment and speedy...
  12. For Sale: Saab 9-5 Big Pack, Intercooler, pipes & hoses!

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    do88 was founded entirely from scratch by two young entrepreneurs and has in addition two employees at this date. We are selling self-developed, custom made silicone hoses, intercoolers and pipe kits with accessories. Our goal is to provide immaculate quality, unique assortment and speedy...
  13. Is it possible to upgrade doubleDIN head unit and backup camera?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 9-3 SE Convertible (I think my car has only 4 speakers) So, I guess I'm just looking for confirmation that this is difficult to do because of the size of the double DIN head units. I had this dream of installing a video double din head unit and then snaking a backup camera to it to...
  14. ECU FLASH!? 2.0t to 2.0T engine/turbo swap

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello my amazing SaabCentral crew! Soo yea the engine in getting replaced AGAIN in the 9-3 but this time I'm adding in a little more oomph by swapping it with a high compression motor. Yup why not right?! Got it stupid cheap from a good friend at a local yard with ECU, Turbo...
  15. Turbonetics T4 Swap?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys! I've been away for quite a while! Getting ready to swap turbos on NIN3. At first, I was going to go simple with a 19t rebuild, but after a little research, I noticed that the T4 inlet appears to be the same size as the TD04HL inlet. Could anyone concur with this? If they are the same...
  16. TD04 upgrade from GT17

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm in the process of swapping a working Garrett GT17 from my 9-5 Linear for a TD04-15T and I thought I'd start a thread to share some ideas and ask some questions. The car has about 88,000 miles and has had most of the major stuff done already. Apparently there was some sludge in it way before...
  17. Inexperienced Saab Owner(tuning)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am going to start by saying I am very inexperienced under the hood but I am wanting to get the most out of my 2.0T. I am looking for advise from fellow saab enthusiast who have upgraded their 2.0Ts and can give constructive advise on what I should do and not do. I have close friends and...
  18. Proformance upgrades to the 93 2.0

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, After searching the forums didn't see a thread that answered my questions so i figured id asked. I did google it but most of the stuff is across seas. I have a stock 2.0 and was curious to see what upgrades people are doing to their engine, trans and turbo. Im new to the Saab as...
  19. Turbo time

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    ok guys, I am in the market for big boost on my 99 9-5se and have some questions before I buy. Do the cooling lines and sensors need to be modified with a "universal" t like the gt35r? Is the existing intercooler sufficient to cool a more powerful turbo? And how would i add a wastegate...
  20. Add heated seats to 1999 9-5 SE

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I am a new 1999 Saab 9-5 owner, and I love it. I love Saab Central forums! I was able to fix my CEL after following the detailed instructions on replacing the Fuel pump retainer ring and seal. So let me start by saying thank you to all of the brilliant members of this forum. I would...
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