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My rims are the 3 spoke ALU26 - in 16". I think by memory the offset is ET 49 or 41, with the standard 5x110.
I don't think they are 'super aero' - even though they were fitted to an aero OG9-3.
So I understand that some Viggen rotors were grooved from the factory. I know some specialist firms like GS offer these and also grooved versions for normal 9-3 as well as 900.
If I wanted to put these on - instead of upgrading - is that the better option?
I had been looking at drilled and slotted versions as a possible upgrade.
eg - EPC or Black Diamond, and then the versions from GS and Abbott motorsport.
 

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I don't think there's any significant difference in the pads.

Genuine Saab rotors work better than anything else I've tried. From my experience, I'd say an OEM Saab pad and rotor installation in the front is likely to last the rest of an NG900/OG9-3's life.
 

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Good to know. So 'Hawks' are not the go-to pad based on your experience?
I have heard good reports about them.
I will need to consider rears first as they are approx 2/3 worn, but my fronts are between 1/3 and 2/3. - But as I'm not driving very much its not an urgent action item yet.
 

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According to a phone call with akebono yesterday, akebono was the OE supplier to saab for the front pads for the 308mm brakes on the 9-5. I had called to verify that the 840A pad was indeed the correct pad size for the 308 rotors (it is) and they said, "oh, we were the OE supplier for those pads". They apparently were not the OE for the rears, though.
 

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Good additional info in this thread, thank you.

I got the slotted GS front rotors in 288mm installed with some OE pads, and I'll order the rears in the next few weeks. I'm still breaking them in, but they seem solid while braking. Nothing crazy, but my main goal was to replace the 20 year old rotors for safety anyway.
 
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