I just installed this one and I've VERY pleased. I got the 3" stainless steel, which is a little more expensive than the aluminum but the fit and finish is superb I must say. The sound is very subdued; nice an deep but but loud at all and definitely NOT ricer. They are one of the very few, if any that offer a 3" in the U.S. Cheers.bmxfratboy said:I want to put a new exhaust on my 1999 9-5, looking in the cheap range, something that sounds good, but not ricer, nordic, any suggestions, straight pipes, big muffler, lookin for suggestions
...yeah but where's the performance benefit in that? If you just want it to be louder I guess that would work and yes it's cheap but that's a really ricer thing to do, even if it won't sound like a ricemobile. I thought the purpose of an exhaust upgrade was to make the car better than the factory, not just make it sound better. I'm surprised at you stipud! :cheesy: Cheers.stipud said:Nothing is cheaper than going to an exhaust shop and having them replace your resonator with a piece of straight pipe.
Oh I realize that, but he can mendrel bend, I'm not sure that all shops can.stipud said:The CTI exhaust is from a custom exhaust shop... it's not built on an assembly line or anything. The guy seems to be quite a talented exhaust builder... though i'm sure you can get something very similar done locally.
Here's a typical assembly line exhaust:
It's very good, but also very quiet. And judging from your previous posts you seem to want to be loud.
Are you looking for a custom FMIC? Or a drop-in for the stock location FMIC?Turkish Aerolines said:Can anyone in UK help me for supplier contacts for race cat material and high performance FMIC? If cheap, I may consider to purchase just the downpipe as size wise it would be OK to take it with me. I know the UK Saab websites and abbt but I wonder if there are alternatives.
Considering it gets so hot, I'm sure you use your A/C, which quickly heat soaks an intercooler in the stock location.Turkish Aerolines said:I'm going for stage 3 and in summer it really gets very hot around here in summer. So you tell me which one I need? I was going for the Nordic (no picture on their website) one but it takes ages to receive it from that part of the world. I need the whole system with piping.
Thanks for the information and it is a good point about piping . I made a search with words "Saab Intercooler" and "Saab FMIC" and couldn't find that seller you mentioned. Please let me know if you can trace him back. I found various FMIC with various sizes and brand is Godspeed. Is this the one and which size?SectorNine50 said:Considering it gets so hot, I'm sure you use your A/C, which quickly heat soaks an intercooler in the stock location.
I actually ordered my intercooler from ebay from a guy named just-intercoolers and it works amazing. I have yet to heatsoak it, even on 90 degree days. I love that I can run the A/C without sapping every bit of power from the car.
It won't necessarily say "SAAB" on it, as it's only the size of the intercooler that really matters. You have to make your own way of mounting it either way.Turkish Aerolines said:Thanks for the information and it is a good point about piping . I made a search with words "Saab Intercooler" and "Saab FMIC" and couldn't find that seller you mentioned. Please let me know if you can trace him back. I found various FMIC with various sizes and brand is Godspeed. Is this the one and which size?