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I've seen another 3-4 threads started on this topic in the last month or two, so here's one we can sticky.

What is an SPG? How is it different than an base model or Turbo?


Externally:
-- AERO Body Kit
-- "Aero" wheels - 15x5.5
-- fog lights
-- 3-door body
-- 'de-badged' except hatch lid and hood

Engine:
-- APC: Tuned Differently - 175HP, 195FP (Up from 160, 180 respectively, varied by year)

Transmission:
-- 5-speed manual
-- higher (6, 7 or 8) primaries? (Can someone confirm?)

Suspension:
-- Shorter Stiffer Springs (20mm front, 10mm rear) - vendor?
-- Different Shocks (stiffer) - vendor?
-- Sway Bars (Need vendor info)

Interior:
-- Leather Seats
-- electric moonroof
-- power door locks
-- power windows

Couple of good resources on the SPG:
-- http://www. /2006/12/05/the-saab-spg/
-- http://www.pjgh.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/saab/specials/pages/1990-1991_spg.html
-- http://home.swipnet.se/danny/saabspg.htm
-- http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/spgreg.html
 

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Of course all this SPG talk is US/Canada market info,

1985-1986 didn't get a lot of SPG goodies the later models had.
The 85-86 models had standard APC boxes and regular turbo Springs at the regular ride height.

1985: The first half of M1985 had satin-black SPG fairings, the second half of the model year 1985 and all other years have anthracite grey fairings.

1988: was the first SPG with the larger wheel arch trims

1989: had a standard leather 3-spoke steering wheel

The side vent covers are an interesting side note, as they seem to be standard in Canada, but possibly not in the US, anyone have info on this?
 

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they werent standard in the us, although most seem to have them...deal option i believe...who wouldnt pay the poultry sum to get them...they are just so dang sexy :lol:
 

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The more I learn about my SPG the more I realize no one actually knows, definitavitly, anything about it. Too many options I suppose for most people to sift through.

Oh... http://www. /2006/12/05/the-saab-spg/ doesn't work, missing everything after "www."

I should probably e-mail the guy/gal managing the SPG registry (Thats awesome! btw)...nothing about my Brattleboro, VT SPG there....unless it's somehow not actually a SPG :confused: edit: that needs an update email address..it got sent back as "non-existant address."
 

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I have a website up about the SPG...

Hey - check out

www.saab900spg.com

I put it up a few months ago, I still have a ton of stuff I want to upload and explain... its more geared toward the US models but I want to make it worldwide. I've gotten caught up in work and my grand ambitions for the site are yet to be realized !

I also am going to start 2 project blogs on it... one for my 1990 Tally Red SPG, the other for my 1989 Ed Grey SPG. And just saabing in general.

And of course, feedback is welcomed. I'm new to the whole "creating a website" deal so its a little simplistic, but it'll get there.

Ben
 

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Just to set the record straight:


THanks to Rob and some others, the early SPG of 1985 does in fact come with a black body kit from factory:



there was a mid year change.
 

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My '87turbo has the side vent covers, has since new. I have seen them in the accessory catalogs. I have seen SPGs with and without them. I have never seen another 900 Turbo with them. I suspect (but to not know if) they were dealer installed accessories. My saab was fairly tricked out, I think it had every avalable accessory.
 

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Probably a stupid question but I've never been entirely sure, how does the SPG correlate to our UK models? I have what I call a T16S (1989 red) which is almost the same, 175hp APC, uprated suspension, Aero body/wheels, leccy everything, cruise control. Main differences are I have no leather interior, it is not de-badged plus I think my foglights are non-SAAB and were added aftermarket. I do not know about the gearbox internals. I think this is equivalent to the "Aero" model in mainland Europe. I get confused as it has an Aero bodykit but is not an Aero model as they weren't called that over here?? :confused:

RM '92 SPG said:
Oh no! The 'ol sunroof/moonroof debate again! :D
SpecialTool said:
Thank heavens this one was short and sweet!
Wanna bet? Sorry they are all called sunroofs, regardless of what they are made of. The only car which is allowed to call their sunroof a moonroof is the Toyota Space Cruiser which merits this distinction as it was designed on Mars and driven to earth by aliens, via the moon.
 
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