I put mine on about 2 months ago. I waited almost 2 months for it, but it was worth it. Sounds nice at idle but when you get into it, WOAH, im running no cat and spool up time is way down and the car pulls a lot harder. its worth it...:cheesy: oh i have the 3 in exhaust with the 3in downpipe.
Thanks guys for the feedback.
Has anyone installed the 3" with a bolt in cat? I'm just wondering what to co when it comes time for emmisions. I was thinking about having a muffler shop fab a bolt in cat and a "test pipe".
Had mine fitted yesterday and all i can say is wow. Makes the car feel much better. I had a cat on mine as well which has been replaced wth just the single back box. The spool up is much lower and it pulls fanstically
This plus new shocks and poly buses all round, front cross drilled and grooved dsic with new pads, new front track rod ends and a new clutch have transformed the car.
I think I'm going to have to do the 3" soon. I had a dyno session last night and I'm stuck @ 270hp @ the wheels. I think I can easilly get to 300 with the 3".
Went from 234hp to the 270 by installing a FMIC and two additional injectors. Oh baby! The Saab smile get bigger every day.
Anyone have some good quality media available for download which would demonstrate the tone generated by a full 3" system? I know that muffler types and number of mufflers would play a part in the system. I've heard many good things about borla mufflers, but I'm just curious how good it sounds. I realise it wouldn't be the same as hearing it in person (one of these days i'll find a sack of money on the road which says "for saab goodies") but it's better than nothing.
A little bit off-topic :all those engine mod's and so on result in high Hp's and torque . What do you do with the gearbox , when you do 40 000K's it must be for the scrapyard. Or do you all use the gearboxes from after '91 with the better bearings?(I would think it isn't good enough aswell)
Had mine on for about 6mnths now and even though the motor needs a good tune up (going like a wet Fart at the moment) the noise just when the turbo kicks in :evil: With the sunroof ,windows open and buildings around is fun , just watch the pedestrians Tee Hee
Whilst were on the subject anyone recommend a good Tuner or rolling road shop
I'm into my 2nd system and the sound is mmmm.. from fishing boat at 700rpm to a big motorcycle roar over 4500rpm.With my 1st system we measured over 100 dB(A) @ about 5000rpm 1 meter from behind :cheesy:
I had some problem when it rained, then it bent and made a terrible sound somewhere. If you've lowered your car, don't put to many (or heavy) passenger in the back seat. There isn't enough room between the car body and the rear axle /Janne