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Model Year: 2001
Model:
9-3
Transmission: 5-speed
Mileage: 155k
Location: NH
Engine Mods: Viggen air filter
Chassis Mods: none
Other Mods: Glue on gear shift knob
zip-ties on fog light
Duct tape on passenger's seat coming soon, I can feel it, literally and figuratively

Sorry no pics, I like to follow the rules
 

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Model Year: 1997
Model: 900s Convertible
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 231,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Engine Mods:
Amsoil 10W40 European Car Oil
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
K&N Oil Filter

Chassis Mods:
Abbott Racing Firewall Brace
Polyurethane Steering Rack Bushing
Taliaferro Polyurethane Front Engine Mounts, New Stock Factory Rear Engine Mount
Taliaferro Short Throw Shifter
Replaced Original Transmission with a 150,000 Mile Unit
Replaced Hood Struts and Trunk Struts
Installed Bilstein Shocks and Struts

Other Mods:
Clear Fender Turn Signals Instead of Amber
Front and Rear Infinity Kappa Speakers
Removed Worn Out Wood Dash with Stock Gray Dash
Replaced Rear Reflector Trim Piece
Replaced Tonneau Motor with Rebuilt Unit
Installed Stock SAAB Amplifier from SE Model
Installed Headlight Aiming Switch, Onstar Switch, and TCS Switch to Fill Up Blank Spaces
Installed Front Talladega Lip Spoiler

Future Mods:
Finish Wiring SAAB Amplifier
Seal Convertible Top
Reinstall Hood Insulation
Replace Front Passenger Seat Leather
Maybe Paint Cam Cover
 

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Model Year: 2001
Model: 9-3 Viggen
Transmission: 5 Speed
Mileage: 130,xxx
Location: Northern New Jersey

Engine Mods:
JE Coated Pistons
3" GS Downpipe
3" GS Catback Exhaust
GS Open Air Intake
ETS Intercooler
BCB Stage 3 Tune

Chassis Mods:
Koni Struts

Other Mods:
Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors
 

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Model Year: 1999

Model: 9-3 Vert B204L

Transmission: New fluid, if that counts. Its an automatic.

Mileage: 149,900

Location: Mont Alto Pennsylvania

Engine Mods: T7 BCV, E85 (flex fuel), EV550 Bosch Injectors
TDO4-15t Swap (stock cobra for now)
Filled passenger motor mount with 3M 'Window weld' to handle the extra power
Hand made 3" Downpipe (mandrel bends only-please) followed by all 3" parts including Walker Catalytic converter, Vibrant 1142 Resonator, and Hush thrush muffler.
Upgraded Cross flow "ebay" intercooler. (27x7x2.5? dont quote me on that)
Upgraded fuel pump-walbro 255

Stage 3 Until I get a 3.5 bar FPR, upgraded WG and 3 Bar map sensor. Then Ill go stage 4.

Chassis Mods: Hand made performance Rear anti-sway bar
Other Mods: Silicone hoses, super-Grippy tires (205 55 16 Goodyear eagle sports, used to be 195 60 15)
 

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You don't need a 3.5bar FPR.
You need a better fuel pump and injectors though


Whoops forgot to add the fuel pump. Already upgraded that. The 550 injectors were already my upgrade. However they’re rated to 550 cc at 3.5 bar. Higher pressure has a better spray pattern too. A $35 fpr is cheaper than buying a new set of injectors again. Dont worry, I can tune for it.


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Model Year: 1999
Model: 9-3 base
Transmission: 5 Speed
Mileage: 113,000
Location: York, PA

Engine Mods:
3" JT Tuning Downpipe
3" Abbott Racing Catback Exhaust
TD04HL-15T Turbo
Dewehl BOV
Wix 51516XP filter

Chassis Mods:
Powerflex steering rack bushings

Other Mods:
Kenwood speakers all around
Sony head unit
Dash cam
 

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Model Year: 2001
Model:
9-3 Base
Transmission: AT
Mileage: 103,000 miles
Location: Raleigh
Engine Mods: None
Chassis Mods: BBS RK511 wheels on Goodyear GT 225/45-R17
Other Mods: Swapped out SAAB badges for SAAB SCANIA badges
 

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Here are a few shots of my refurbished steering wheel. If you have a nearly 17 year old Saab with original steering wheel that sits out in the sun, then you know what I started with. I have an AERO replacement in excellent condition, but haven't had the time to put it on. So, this will have to suffice. Kiwi black leather dye did the trick. Sanded the wheel with 220 grit after wetting it. Let it dry 20 minutes or so between coats. Put on four coats, or as many as necessary. This stuff dries pretty quickly. It goes on very nicely and the sheen is very close to the original. The bottom of the wheel is like new and didn't need any dye, so I knew what I was shooting for. The lighting makes the air bag look lighter than it actually is. The lower part of the airbag in the photo is closest to reality when viewing in person.
 

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Here are a few shots of my refurbished steering wheel. If you have a nearly 17 year old Saab with original steering wheel that sits out in the sun, then you know what I started with. I have an AERO replacement in excellent condition, but haven't had the time to put it on.
Are you planning to restore the Aero wheel as well? I have one in decent condition, with the perforations. However it could be cleaned up a bit. And, after using one of the leather care products that I have, it's not sticky (good) but it's a bit too slippery (bad).
 

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Thx EdT, but my Aero wheel is already like new and ready to be put on. I just haven't had the time to get it done. I'll probably sell the one in the picture once I get it swapped out for the Aero steering wheel.
 

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Model Year: 2000
Model: 9-3
Transmission: 5 speed manual
Mileage: 279.000 km
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Engine Mods:
Maptun sportsairfilter
2,5'' catback exhaust Maptun
Chassis Mods:
17'' Racing Gear rims
40 mm lowering springs
Other Mods:
Leather armrest
Leather seats
 
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