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Use your VIN and call the parts dept. of your local dealer for a quote. They will let you know what the specifics are.

I'd go with the oem pads and rotors if I were you. You should be able to get them from a dealer for 10-15% off list or online from genuinesaab or somewhere.
 

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i would rather not use OEM because of how dusty they are. I'll try the dealership for the proper size, thanks
 

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robhurlburt said:
i would rather not use OEM because of how dusty they are. I'll try the dealership for the proper size, thanks

It's the type of PAD that creates the Dust, not the Rotor...try EBC Greenstudd Pads
 

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JonV said:
It's the type of PAD that creates the Dust, not the Rotor...try EBC Greenstudd Pads
i would rather not use OEM pads OR rotors. I'll take a look at the Greenstuff, i have heard good things about them. Do you know where i can purchase them?

I haven't had a problem with the duralast gold series, decent price too

dealership said they couldn't tell me what size my rotors were, and i would have to measure it.:roll:
 

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they're giving me two sizes also, either 10.6 or 11.8 or something like that
Yes that is the problem as in 03' they used 2 different sized rotors and are distinguished by the VIN. That's nice your half a**ed dealer wouldn't help:roll:

Also watch out for cheap rotors. The oem ones aren't that expensive. I haven't heard good things about Duralast rotors.
I'd avoid the cheap Asian countries such as China, Malasia, etc.
 

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2.0t vs 2.0T...the latter uses larger brakes...

OBTW, the fifth character in your VIN should be a "B" if you have a Linear...

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1-3 Mfr. Code: YS3 = Saab Automobile AB, Sweden

4 Car Line:
D = Saab 9-3
E = Saab 9-5
F = Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan

5 Model Series/Restraint Type:
B = 9-5 Linear / 9-3 Linear w/Dual Airbags
D = 9-5 Arc / 9-3 Arc w/Dual Airbags
F = 9-3 SE / 9-3 Vector w/Dual Airbags
H = 9-5 Aero w/Dual Airbags

6 Body Type:
4 = 4-Door Sedan
5 = 5-Door Wagon (9-5)
7 = Convertible (9-3)

7 Gearbox:
5 = 5-Speed Manual
6 = 6-Speed Manual
8 = 4-Speed Automatic (9-3)
9 = 5-Speed Automatic (9-5 / 9-3 Sport Sedan)

8 Engine:
E = 2.3 L, 9-5 turbo (LPT)
G = 2.3 L, High Output Turbo (9-5 Aero)
K = 2.0 L, High Output Turbo (9-3 SE)
S = 2.0 L, turbo (9-3 Sport Sedan LPT)
Y = 2.0 L, High OutputTurbo (9-3 Sport Sedan)
Z = 3.0L, Turbo V6, 9-5

9 Check Digit: Numeric or ‘‘X” (calculated)
VIN Serial No.:

10 Model Year:
3 = 2003

11 Assembly Line:
1 = Trollhattan, Sweden, Line B (9-3 Sport Sedan)
3 = Trollhattan, Sweden, Line A (9-5)
7 = Nystad, Finland (9-3 Convertible)

12-17 Serial Number: Begins with 000001 for each assembly line, each product line,
and each model year
 

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I thought it was basically only these sizes for 2.0t:

Brake system

2.0t

Front 11.22 in (285mm)
Rear 10.94 in (278mm)
 

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JonV said:
Yup, thats what I said back up there:confused:
Cosmicflash's post #11 threw me off saying there were different sizes dependent on the VIN. Just making sure.....
 

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Diggs said:
Cosmicflash's post #11 threw me off saying there were different sizes dependent on the VIN. Just making sure.....
Ooops...I mispoke there. Was thinking of something else.;oops:
 

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hey thanks for all the help guys! I guess I am going to get the brembos that I posted above, I mean for $50, and a known name, you can't beat the price. I emailed the guy and he said they were 278mm
 
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