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Alright..I have been driving my saab 9-5 linear for the past 6 years. I have 144K miles on it....now that i am graduating college and do not see a car payment as an option, i was looking into doing some upgrades on my linear.... obviously the biggest improvement would be the larger turbo.

What else would absolutely need to be done for this work and be OEM..aka not going to destroy the beautiful ride.

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you would have to get it tuned and maybe a downpipe im not sure if the flanges are the same

how much power you are looking for, i would set a number HP and torque then talk to Casey at brewcityboost aka rabbit and see what the most effective way to get there, you could just get a couple bolt ons and a tuned ECU for what you have now

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If ya wanno go cheap go in stages as SMAI said. A stage III tune that requires a DP and intercooler and will be like 500 bucks. The exhust flange is the same so you can go to Aero turbo later..

but if you are handy just go Aero ECU and Turbo, with ajsutment to the lines its a direct swap
 

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okay sounds great...i do all the maintenance on the car so i have a good understanding of what is under the hood.

Now remapping the ecu can be done myself...but what type of computer do i need in order to do it properly?

I have found a website to buy a tubro n the oil cooler lines at a good price.. obviously i am shooting to do this well under a $1,000 and mapping the ecu is a bit pricey..

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okay sounds great...i do all the maintenance on the car so i have a good understanding of what is under the hood.

Now remapping the ecu can be done myself...but what type of computer do i need in order to do it properly?

I have found a website to buy a tubro n the oil cooler lines at a good price.. obviously i am shooting to do this well under a $1,000 and mapping the ecu is a bit pricey..

Thanks for all the help
I'd give JZW a call.
 

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okay sounds great...i do all the maintenance on the car so i have a good understanding of what is under the hood.

Now remapping the ecu can be done myself...but what type of computer do i need in order to do it properly?

I have found a website to buy a tubro n the oil cooler lines at a good price.. obviously i am shooting to do this well under a $1,000 and mapping the ecu is a bit pricey..

Thanks for all the help
Maspping the ECU is like 125-200 bucks if you get a tuner one, free if you go T7 Suite approach. If you put in the aero turbo all you need to do is buy a used Aero ECU ( 50-75 bucks and have it married to the car with a tech II at a shope that knows how to do it ( 50 bucks)
 

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sweet thanks...

seems like the best way to go it buy the turbo and a used ECU and match it to the vehicle.

Question is...is it harmful to the cars components? Will i lose life of the cars engine and tranny?

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No not at all, the ecu will detect if you have auto or manual and adjust engine setting correclty. Jsut get an ECU form an Aero your year ( seen a few lately don;t knwo what year you have)
 

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If you haven't had your clutch replaced at all, prepare for that in the semi near future when you upgrade to the TD04. The Linear clutch just isn't as robust as the Aero clutch. Mine lasted to 160k, with 117k-160k being tuned with the GT17. Replaced the clutch and turbo at the same time recently, because the turbo was leaking and the clutch was slipping down in 3rd gear.
 

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ok...mine is a automatic...which i replace 30K miles ago...and today i had it flushed and serviced..so i guess i should be ok
 

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The Linear clutch just isn't as robust as the Aero clutch. Mine lasted to 160k, with 117k-160k being tuned with the GT17
Could you specify what parts exactly should be replaced - the clutch and the CSC, or the CSC is the same as with Linear?
 

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Could you specify what parts exactly should be replaced - the clutch and the CSC, or the CSC is the same as with Linear?
The slave is probably the same in the Linear, but when doing a clutch job, it is generally advisable to replace it at the same time. Basically, it is a pain to drop the subframe for the clutch, so you might as well replace everything in one go. Not a bad time to lighten the flywheel either.
 

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Keep an eye in the classifieds, next week I might post a kit to convert a 9-5 linear to aero spec. I have TD04 with lines and a Stage 1 ECU.
 

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Thanks for reply.

Sure the CSC will be replaced together with the clutch. What about flywheel, I heard that it is different in Aero?

A conversion kit will be great, waiting!
 

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Thanks for reply.

Sure the CSC will be replaced together with the clutch. What about flywheel, I heard that it is different in Aero?

A conversion kit will be great, waiting!
Flywheel is the same It will need to be resurfaced for the larger Aero Clutch plate tho but you should always have it resurfaced when you put in a new clutch/

Wiat to get the new clutch depending on hwo you dirve you may get 20-50K from it ( I did on my Stage III conversion)
 

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if you are on a budget im selling my used aero clutch and pressure plate see my for sale ad in the classified i also have a new rear main seal i didnt end up using

you should also get the updated slave cylinder the one with out the green sleeve, its cheaper and better
 

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Td04

Has anyone purchased or has heard of turbochargerpros.com? Looks like they are selling TD04 for $445 remanufactured and 525 for after market. Obviously I would deff purchase the mitsubishi if i could, but its too expensive.

Has anyone used these guys? Or heard of good results for the $525 TD04?

Thanks
 
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