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Hello all! I'm new to SC and new to Saab ownership. I just picked up a 2003 9-3 linear with 109k on the clock for $600! I work at a Saab repair shop here in CT and couldn't be happier to join the Saab family. I have plans for a few cosmetic improvements on this car, but body wise there is no damage or rust! View attachment 279590
Welcome! Seems that it's in pretty good shape!
 

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Update: I replaced the sway bar links, serpentine belt, valve cover gasket, and vacuum pump. Took 6 hrs total and resulted in a lot of swearing and some blood loss. In the end I won! Sway bar links were the worst part of the job because of how rusted the nuts were. Check out the rtv on the old vacuum pump.
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Put 20mm spacers all around on my '07 9-3, which give a decently squared off look. That and the new tires have transformed the way this thing corners. Can't wait to put the front strut bar on and see if that changes anything!
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Cruize? What color? Cant tell if they are the gunmetal or black. Nice rides btw
Thank. Yeah I think Cruize. They were from the UK. Gunmetal.
 
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Thank. Yeah I think Cruize. They were from the UK. Gunmetal.
Thanks, was trying to find a pic of a saab with them. I just ordered a set yesterday along with 235/40/18 and eibachs. A couple months ago I bought a new to me DD. It's a 07 9-3 60th anniversary, 118k miles, bunch of service records and in great condition. I'm the 3rd owner but the family I got it from passed it down to their daughter. I never thought I'd like a saab until now, I love driving this thing...lol. I've been picking it to drive over my other vehicles lately. But anyway, so far I've changed all fluids, filters and plugs. Also swapped in a Android Atoto double din headunit, Hids (xenon mode tech2), tinted windows and changed the dash speakers for 3.5" cheap JBL's.

Here is a pic from the day I brought it home
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After tint, I know, nothing big....yet...
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Not sure if this qualifies as a picture? Drone video of my 9-3 roof opening:-
not done for any good reason other than I thought it looked cool!!!
Indeed very cool!!
 

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New wheels today. Still have to throw the eibachs on and then maybe spacers. I need to order some black lugs instead of what came with the wheels. Any places you recommend buying from?
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Nice choice! I used my stock lug bolts with the tops plastidipped anthracite. Works for me. You can also get black bolt covers.

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^^looks great! Plastidip is a good idea, I'll swap out to the stock bolts and I think I have a can around somewhere
 

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Car is dirty but shows the completed vinyl wrap and dipped wheels. He likes it a lot and apparently gets tons of compliments. Still have the headlights to do - those are getting projector upgrade and blacked out reflector bowls, which will complete the look. Also window tint.



oh man.... this is the exact look I want for my saab.... Picked one up yesterday with 158k km on it, and am very happy! just really need it wrapped in that grey color. What exact vinyl wrap is this? 3M? what color code?
 

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oh man.... this is the exact look I want for my saab.... Picked one up yesterday with 158k km on it, and am very happy! just really need it wrapped in that grey color. What exact vinyl wrap is this? 3M? what color code?
Avery SW900 Supreme Wrapping Vinyl Film Gloss Rock Grey

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