Sorry meant OG-93. An Performance Chip ecu tuner is a part that plugs into the OBDII plug on the car and supposedly increases horse power, tourque, and mileage.It is then left in the car. If you do a search on "Saab performance chip", you will see what I am referring toI'm not sure what you mean by a myth... there are people who tune Saabs, some are better than others. Not sure who OG Saab is, nor where they fit into the spectrum.
I always wondered about this one as Ive seen on the bay for a while now. Does he send you an ECU and does the uptick in hp better on mpg?I looked into the OBDII chip and learned it was a myth. I purchased a Stage I ECU from saabtunerscott off Ebay and have been very pleased with the performance upgrade. It was around $140 or so and I have been using it for about a year. I received a new ECU so I still have the unmodified original ECU if I ever want to go back. I had to modify the mounting holes on the new ECU to match my ECU, but other than that it was plus and play.
Physics are working against you, but there is one more upgrade if you don't have it: Stiffer springs and shocks that will dampen them. It's the weight lift off the front end, and often a lift more on one side than the other, that lets a wheel break free. If the rear is stiffer and the damping stronger, the front end can't rise and or twist. This is also most of the "torque steer" people encounter on Saabs (not really torque steer, but similar effects and usually called the same).I have to be careful when starting from a stop to keep the wheels from chirping and I even occasionally get a wheel chirp when I floor it while in 2nd (all weather rain tires, not grippy sport tires). Even though I have the 6-point brace, steering rack brace, strut brace and rear sway bar all from GenuineSaab, I still get crazy torque steer when I floor it above 3,500 rpms in 2nd gear.
A lot of people queried why I specifically hunted down a naturally aspirated 2.3 when so many good turbos are available in the UK.. this is one of the reasons why, turbo cars are difficult to drive at low revs. My 2.3 pulls firmly in 5th gear from 25mph. It goes from 25 to 135mph in a single gear.For example, I can go down to 30 mph in 4th gear without the engine complaining
Driving at low RPM is fine... I cruise in parking lots at 10mph in a manual without hiccups. BUT, getting going quickly in a turbo from a stop or low RPM requires some technique. The quick pull out into or across traffic is a challenge until you figure out turbo spool on both ends.The saying is "Turbos are for people too lazy to downshift." I think you're doing it wrong!