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  1. 2008 Saab Turbo X Sedan

    2008 Saab Turbo X Sedan

    I got into Saabs when I was looking for my first car around 2 years ago. Something about the uniqueness, the character, and the history of the brand captivated me. I ended up settling on a 2.0T NG93, with a 6 speed manual (of course), and drove it for about a year, putting around 12k miles on...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    TL;DR: vTuner is offering 10% discount if we get 5 people to buy. Email him NOW. Hi guys, There is a thread where JZW is offering a discount for his stage1 tune, that's great because when there is competition, the customer wins. I am very interested in vTuner's tune though. For the following...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I am new to SAAB and got a car with a Vtuner computer from Vermont performance. I hooked up the computer to the ODB port under the dash. Selected the program to download and displayed stuck on Flashing 0% for about 5 seconds then displayed error $0280. I then disconnected the tuner...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm looking to upgrade to a 19T and larger injectors from Vtuner Stage 0, and the quote I recieved from JZW was about 900 bucks cheaper than the comparable Vtuner upgrade. I have a few questions for the V6 owners running JZW tunes. I see that John uses GM I-flash. How does this compare to HP...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The 2006 Saab Aero with the automatic transmission was limited to only 130 mph (210 km/hr) in the US market. Newer versions including the Turbo X are also limited based on the oem tire speed ratings here in the states. (generally 149 mph or 240 km/hr for V rated tires). I have occasionally...
  6. Cars for Sale - North America
    Hello, I am currently looking to see if there is any interest for my 2008 Turbo X. The car has 70K miles and is in excellent condition. It is a rare car to begin with, but is also one of the very few fully loaded manuals. It comes with both the Cold Weather and Touring packages that were...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    After spending over a year just browsing and learning on saabcentral, here goes my first post. Below is hopefully an objective review of my unique experience driving the 2.0T with both JZW stage1 as well as Vtune stage0. I also have some experience corresponding with Brian about his Vtune...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A little birthday gift to myself.. any of you install the H & R coil springs on your own? Any advice or helpful install tips? Any photos of the installation on 9-3 '06? Have any of you had the coils installed by a local tire shop? What do they typically charge? Ultimately, I'd like to...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    using 15% drivetrain loss gives 304hp/377lb-ft at the engine. On the road I still see over 5% more airflow than on the dyno and expect the actual power is in excess of 320hp. 93 Octane fuel, 20psi boost, Super 16T turbo upgrade, 60# injectors, K&N panel filter, Denso IKH22 iridiums - everything...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey, I had my eye on getting a tune from VTuner for my 2007 Aero but just saw that JZW is now offering the tune for the V6 by mail. It wasn't available by mail before. It's 399 plus shipping (ECU Mail) while Vtuner is 899 plus shipping but its flashable. What do you guys think? Is there any...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Colleagues: Having returned from the SaabsUnited Octoberfest with a variety of goodies, freshly installed, I thought it a good time (coming to my 3rd Anniversary of Ownership, from new, and 40,000 km) to share what I've done recently and a synopsis of my experience with the car. Don't wish...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone know the average turnaround time for the remap by Vtuners?
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    AFRs are based on a tail-pipe sniffer after cats, so subtract 0.5 AFR for actual. 221whp/244wtq = approximately 250hp/280lb-ft at the crank (using 12% drivetrain loss for FWD Manual). Using 15% would be ~260hp/290lb-ft All results are SAE corrected and smoothed (raw uncorrected values are ~5%...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    i had read some time back that Brian was planning something for the T8. anyone has updates? cheerios....;ol;
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    If I'm not mistaken, the vtuner is a bsr-style tuner that basically has a preconfigured tune to push into the 2.8T engine. Correct? So what is this vcm suite on hptuner.com? It has the saab 2.8T listed as a compatible engine. Does this mean that I can buy the vcm suite and do my own custom...
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