Only similarity with my VIN number is last 7 digits. But mine has prefix R instead of S. Could that be it?earthworm said:I have seen numbers(similar) to those you have quoted, but cannot find any explanation for their reason for being.
I think they are a truncated VIN...
I'd just go by the VIN..
Flashheart said:R is 1994, S is 1995 for the VIN numbers.
So therefore I would go with the chassis change in 1995 - at the vin # specified.
Here are the few stores:Flashheart said:where are you seeing these part numbers referencing the S? Is it an online supplier where we could take a look? Generally if there is a part - and there are options for year the will say - (or to) SXXXXXXX and SXXXXXXY - (from) - thus symbolizing up to VIN # and from VIN #. from what I am hearing my first guess would be that the part you want would be the one with the lower referenced number....however I would like to look to see.
In this case it seems like they are listing a to and a to# which I do admit is weird.
Additionally I have the Electronic Parts Catalog from SAAB here - so could also reference that.
OK, I got it. I will check my setup. Now it makes sense to me.Flashheart said:OK, the eeuroparts site says it all....up to mid 1995. They specifically state up to Vin #'s as you mention - I think the first numeral being a 7 or a 2 is specific to body type of that year. Either way you have a 1994 and would have this arm...
HOWEVER - if you are not the original owner - check to see where the sway bar link mounts to (check the forum here for examples in the thread - and eeuro states where the sway bar mounts to the stantion arm (early) versus control arm (later)) to make sure yours have not been replaced with the improved later model.
IF they have not you might want to consider it - as for similar or same price you could upgrad - GenuineSaab was running a sale for a while on the later ones as a kit. You get the improved handling for about the same price.
I love eeuroparts and thesaabsite and genuinesaab for parts and info - prices are great and you get the RIGHT part when you need it.