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919 Posts
Model Year: 1999

Model: 9-3 SE



Location: Powder Springs (Atl), GA

Engine Mods:

intake (genuinesaab)
Turbo xs bov
SP MBC+A- MBC tapped at throttle body
SAABsport exhaust
custom stainless 2.5" turbo to SAABsport exhaust: magnaflow hi-flow cat with a mirror finish stainless heat shield - stainless flex pipe - custom stainless exhaust flange
crossflow intercooler (viggen style)

Chassis Mods:
Rear sway (22mm)
MP 2 pt. subframe brace
kyb gr2 shocks&struts
Vogtland springs
Taliaferro steering rack clamp and brace

Other Mods:

17"x7.5" Sport Edition F6
Clear sidemarkers
Clear turn signals
Red city lights
E-code lenses
Sylvania silverstars
removed yellow leveling bubble in headlight housing for cleaner look
custom mounted foglights
Clarion headunit w/amp (dont remember model #'s off the top of my head)
2 MA 12's with kicker 400x2 amp
Infinity refernece 6.5" door speakers and 6x9" rears
Kole audio 3.5" dash speakers
3 gauge panel custom fit to sid spot:
vdo vision series clock and boost gauge
autometer cobalt a/f gauge
black painted grille-silver wing
20% tint all around

464 Posts
Model Year: 1999
Transmission:5 speed manual-viggen clutch,mp short shifter
Mileage: 107000
Location: CT
Engine Mods:
jt 3" dp modified w/v-band clamp setup
viggen remus sport exhaust
catco cat good for up to 5.7L engine:cheesy:
SQR ecu stage ? (22 psi)
gt28rs disco potato turbo
3.8 bar fpr
volvo green giant injectors 465cc @ 3.8
throttle body coolant bypass
ac compressor removed (shorter belt config)
turbo xs type h-rfl bov
viggen intercooler-mp to come soon as they get done
speedparts air intake modified to work with gt28rs
That might be it-for now....
Chassis Mods:
Bilstein shocks
Eibach 1.2" springs
MP rear sway bar
MP rack clamp & brace
Other Mods:
16" tsw hock r's w/kumho 712's-for now...
greddy boost and egt gauges
viggen antenna

45 Posts
Model Year: 1999
Model: 9-3 S
Transmission: 5 speed
Mileage: 75k
Location: San Antonio, TX
Engine Mods:
Custom 3" Funnel Intake
TB Transition Casting Ported
K&N Panel Filter
SAAB Sport Cat-Back Exhaust
Dawes MBC
Bosch 710N Diverter Valve
Viggen Intercooler
Custom Intercooler Upper Duct
Throttle Body Coolant Bypass
Chassis Mods:
22mm MP Performance Rear Sway Bar
Upgrade 15" 3-Spoke Rims to 16" Saab 5-Spoke
Other Mods:
Brembo Rotors
Akebono Ceramic Pads
Palm Based Auterra Configurable/Recordable Gauges (Boost, Temps, O2, etc.)
Yokohama AVS ES100 205/50WR16
JBL GTO326 x2 and GTO926 x2

283 Posts
Model Year: 19997
Model: 900 SE turbo
Transmission: 5 speed
Mileage: 129k
Location: VT/NH border, or Central NY

Engine Mods:
- 3" Funnel Intake using aircraft ducting into airbox
- Ported TB Transition Casting
- MP Intercooler

- Custom 3" stainless DP with 3" stainless Cat
- 3" flex pipe, resonator and straight section
- 2.5" through the bends (mandrel) and over the rear axle to a 2.5" stainless Ractive stright-through muffler

Boost Related:
- SQR stage 3 ECU
- TD04HL15t/5cm2
- MBC+A (sitting in trunk at the moment)
- Forge Diverter Valve (flipped)

Chassis Mods:
- 22mm MP Performance Rear Sway Bar
- MP steering rack clamp and brace

Other Mods:
- Autometer boost gauge
- Zeitronix Wideband O2 sensor with digital A/F, boost, and EGT readouts
- EBC Greenstuff pads (waiting to go on until current pads wear out)
- RF Power 12" subwoofer, toggle switched Lightning 4 channel amp, Aura - bass-shakers (not connected)
- Tint 35% fronts, 15% sides and back
- XM radio
- Disconnected DRLs

156 Posts
Model Year: 1995
Model: 900SE
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 100k
Location: Denver, CO
Engine Mods:
GT28R Turbo
Custom 25x6x3 Intercooler
Speedparts Intake
Full 3'' exhaust from the turbo housing to the tail
Custom JAk programming stage 4+
HKS SSQV blow off valve
HKS boost controller (removed)
Greddy oil catch can
MBC+A (removed)

Chassis Mods:
SAS 22mm rear sway bar
Saab savior rear shock tower brace
MP steering rack clamp
MP sub-frame brace
Intrax Springs
KYB shocks/struts

Other Mods:
Talliaferro tranny mount
Goodridge SS brakelines
Zimmerman crossdrilled rotors front and rear
35% tint all around
MP short shifter
TSW 17x8 wheels with kumho rubber
Autometer A pillar dual gauge pod with boost/vac and airfuel gauges
Kenwood headunit/Sirius satellite radio reciever
Sirius Satellite radio
class D profile amp bridged- single Audiobahn dual voice coil 2 ohm woofer ported subzone bandpass box
Ichiban leather shift boot with knob
black pearl grill
debadged, cleared corner blinkers

1,774 Posts
Model Year: 2002
Model: 9-3 SE
Transmission: Auto
Mileage: 44,500
Location: Capital region, NY

NORDIC Stage 3 ECU (270 HP / 273 LB-FT)
3.5 BAR fuel pressure regulator (BOSCH)
3" stainless steel downpipe/metallic race catalyst (TALIAFERRO)
stainless steel 2.5" sport exhaust (SAAB USA)
polished stainless steel, double walled exhaust tip (SAAB USA)
BSR Optiflow intake
J/R "open air" cone filter
Hyperboost HX bypass valve in Acid Blue (STRATMOSPHERE)
NGK BCPR7ES-11 sparkplugs
"Z" rated tires (sumitomo HTRZII)

Koni adjustable shocks
Koni sport/lowering springs (1.4" drop)
"Stage 2"/22mm rear sway bar (TALIAFERRO)
strut brace w/custom powdercoat (TALIAFERRO)
steering rack clamp and brace (KIC/TALIAFERRO )
polyurethane control arm bushings (TALIAFERRO)

custom meshed grill with shadow chrome finish
European 9-3 Aero "pedestal" spoiler (SAAB/TALIAFERRO)
Viggen front bumper with texture top deleted/molded
Viggen rear bumper with painted/smoothed texture top
Viggen side skirts
17-Inch "Aero" double 3 spoke wheels (SAAB USA)
E-code clear corner turn signals
customized headlamp bezels (black)
tinted side repeaters
tinted corner lamps/turn signals
tinted rear turn signals
Sylvania Silverstar turn signal bulbs front and rear
Sylvania XTRA VISION headlamps
MAX HYPERWHITE city lights
Chrome/Black SAAB logo valve stem caps (SAAB USA)
chrome license plate holders with "turbo" logo (SAAB USA)
Debadged rear "Saab/9-3" and sides "SE"
X-PEL clear headlight protection
X-PEL clear foglight protection

Blitz BLM 60mm Boost Guage (carbon face with chrome bezel, UV Blacklight lighting)
60mm gauge pod (GReddy), molded to A-pillar and custom upholstered
custom carbon fiber 4-door entry panels (Yankton Tuned)
custom carbon fiber-wrapped rear hatch entry panel (Yankton Tuned)
custom carbon fiber door pulls in 1K weave (Yankton Tuned)
carbon fiber cabin fuse panel cover (Yankton Tuned)
carbon fiber dash (SAAB USA)
carbon fiber shift lever (SAAB USA)
UV Blacklight LED interior dome lights
UV Blacklight LED glovebox lighting

Engine bay
carbon fiber battery box (Yankton Tuned)
carbon fiber engine fuse box cover (Yankton Tuned)
carbon fiber DI Cassette cover (Yankton Tuned)
carbon fiber engine cover (Yankton Tuned)
custom powdercoat for strut bar
color-coded coolant, oil and washer fluid caps, and tranny fluid dipstick
customized turbo heatshield (black with reflective silver "turbo" logo)

(Winter) stock 16-Inch Turbo Anniversary 5 spoke Saab wheels
(Winter) Nokian "Hakkapeliita 2" studded snow and ice tires

7,975 Posts
Model Year: 1998
Model: 9-3 SE turbo
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 117,000 miles
Location: wiltshire UK
Engine Mods:
abbott ecu upgrade 225 bhp,
uprated wastegate actuator,
le'mans blow off dump valve,
itg air filter,
3"airbox intake,
abbott racing intercooler
60mm custom i/c - throttle body intake pipe,
full abbott 3" sport exhaust
9000 aero TD04 turbo
exhaust manifold port matched to the head and turbo

Chassis Mods:
koni lowered springs,
twin rear anti roll bars,
front subframe brace,
viggen rims
225.45.17 tyres,
poly bushes all round
steering rack clamp & twin braces,
uprated rear shocks,
koni adj' front shocks
viggen front brakes
Goodridge stainless braid flexi-brake lines

Other Mods:
carbon fibre dash
chrome interior door handles
front bumper lip,
side skirts,
rear bumper lip,
abbott rear spoiler,
smoked side markers
black mesh front grill
9-5 leather gear knob
9-3 aero sport steering wheel

parts waiting to be fitted
2.3 ported cylinder head
working on manual transmission oil cooler

152 Posts
Model Year: 2000
Model: 9-3 Viggen
Transmission: 5 Speed
Mileage: 115000 KM
Location: Toronto Canada
Engine Mods:
Nordic Stage 3+ Tune
3.5 bar FPR
Custom Short Ram Intake
Taliferro Turbo inlet pipe
Hypersport Recirc valve
3" turboback exhaust
Carbo fiber 3" Delivery pipe(To be installed)
Custom FMIC(to be installed)
IC waterspray(to be installed)
Ported Exhaust manifold(TBI)
Ported Throttle body(TBI)
7 cm turbine housing(TBI)

Chassis Mods:
MP 22mm rear sway
Custom CF rear strut bar
Custom SFB(to be installed)

Other Mods:
Boost and EGT Gauges
Gunmetal Viggen Wheels
Black 16" BBS Winter Wheels
Cleared Corner light
Black painted Grills with mesh insert
6000K HID conversion kit
35% tints

Premium Member
11,182 Posts
Model Year: 1995
Model: 900 SE Turbo Convertible
Transmission: 5 speed
Location: Columbus, OH
Engine Mods: Genuine Saab/FastParts open air intake; HyperBoost HX BOV, Genuine Saab/FastParts Stage 2 T-5 ECU, MP Performance 3" downpipe, Saab Sport stainless steel cat-back exhaust, port & polish throttle body transition casting and inlet tube on the low pressure (inlet) side of the turbo, Forge IC, turbo and IC plumbing all connected via stainless steel spring loaded constant torque clamps, NRG engine torque damper with custom made stainless steel brackets.
Chassis Mods: SAS rear sway bar (bought before all the new mfgs. came out with one), Viggen Rescue Kit (Abbott), Genuine Saab poly ARB bushings, Bilstein Touring Class front struts and later edition strut mounts, Genuine Saab poly manual transmission mount, Genuine Saab solid poly right side motor mount, and Genuine Saab 6 point sub-frame brace. 17 x 8 Ronal Eleganz LZ 1 wheels.
Other Mods:
Brakes: ATE Powerdiscs front and TRW Powerstop x-drilled discs rear, all four with Axxis Ultra kevlar/ceramic pads, stainless steel brake lines and Speedbleeders at all 4 corners, running ATE Super Blue Racing fluid.
Stereo: Virtually stock, with Boston Acoustic FX3's in the dash, Audiobahn AMD 60 mid-bass in the doors and JL Audio co-axials in the rear. Festoon bulbs in the glove box, dome light, trunk and above the rear license plate were swapped with super bright white LED bulbs.
Engine Bay Details: Polished turbo delivery pipe, throttle body transition casting and air intake and painted them and the engine cover translucent blue and clearcoated, replaced all vacuum lines with blue silicone line from Hose Techniques, replaced battery cable ends with Tsunami gold plated terminal ends, stripped DIC and polished the aluminum, and installed a custom aluminized foam hoodliner.

1,032 Posts
Model Year: 2001
Model: 9-3 SE
Transmission: manual
Mileage: 42,500
Location: caldwell, nj
Engine Mods:

- Optiflow air intake
- forge diverter valve
-muffler and resontor removed and swapped borla and red hot glasspack

Chassis Mods:

poly control arm bushings

Other Mods:

RF Punch's
hyperwhite turns all around
cleared out corners
custom body matched meshed out grill
turbo badge
Smoked tailights

200 Posts
Model Year: 2000
Model: 9-3 Coupé
Transmission: Manual
Mileage: 60,000 miles
Location: San Francisco
Engine Mods: Saab Sport Exhaust
Chassis Mods: Eibach lowering springs, thicker rear swaybar, 16" Vikings
Other Mods: Carbon fiber dash, black chrome grille, rubber floor and trunk mats

34 Posts
Model Year: 2001
9-3 aero
Transmission: manual
Mileage: 155 000km (105000km tuned and no problems)
Location: Finland
Engine Mods: 3" exhaust custom with sport cat and DP, custom IC (huge), custom Stage 3+ (270hp 450Nm), FPR, Viggen clutch, standard air filter :)
Chassis Mods: H&R springs, Bilstein Sprint, Clamb
Other Mods: Zaino treatment, becomming mods turbo,

1,327 Posts
alright i know there isnt supposed to be clutter, but i wanted to give this a bump. could we have a mod it be made a sticky?

Premium Member
12,576 Posts
I've just read through it all, I'm really dissapointed :cry:

Lots of go and with a few exceptions very little stop, whats wrong guys? no bragging rights with the shortest stopping distance ;)

Sticky? why not for a bit.

234 Posts
Saab 9-3 2,0T/185bhp Coupe -98. Trionic 5.

Engine: B 204R 2,0 turbo 16V Trionic 5. New intake pipe from IC 2,5" with 3" pipe-attachement to the throttle housing. 3" exhaust from the turbo all the way to the rear axle. From rear axle double 3" with 2 Apple Racing Components 3" mufflers. Valeo Racing Intercooler.
Injectors, Siemens 620cc @ 3bar
Special fuelpump +700bhp
Handmade stainlesssteel manifold, made by
Precision Mitsubishi SCM34 Turbo - 545 hp A/R, 63 Turbine Wheel Trim 76
New camshafts and TrollSpeed Valvesprings.
Dynoed and re-mapped ECU.

Transmission: Specclutch for +510 ft lbs.
Extra re-inforced racing gearbox with modified ratios and stronger, wider (cog-wheels)(?) Slip differential. Short shift. and axles from 9-5 Aero -03.

0-60miles/h (G-tech) 5,98sec.
60-90miles/h 2,85sec with 17".
520+bhp @ 5800rpm.

Chassis: lowered 35mm H&R springs. All bushings in front supension is changed to polurethane bushings. Adjustable Konis is beeing mounted.

Rims, tires and brakes: Porsche 993 calipers och 993TT discs. Not mounted yet. 8x19" ATP 5 Razze with Dunlop SP 9000 Sport 235/35-19"

Interior: Viggen interior. Panel painted in car colour (cosmic blue)
(notice the speedometer)click pic

Exterior: Complete Viggen exterior. New front is beeing custom made right now! sideskirts, back and Viggen wing.

185 Posts
Model Year: 1996

Model: 900s 2.0i

Transmission: 5spdmanual

Mileage: 78,000 miles since may 1996.

Location: Surrey, England

Engine Mods: Genuine Saab straight Intake pipe (between the filter and TB), J/R Cone Filter, Spare Indicator Ram-air cut out (which can be swapped on to provide cold air directly to the cone filter), 900 Turbo Clutch as standard 900s clutch kept getting ripped to shreds!

Chassis Mods: Eibach Pro Springs, Bilstein Dampers, ALL new Poly-bushings (power-flex), power-flex steering rack mount, rear sway bar double stack.

Breaking Mods: Tarox G88 Disks Front, Tarox fast road pads all round.

Other Mods: Kenwood MP3/CD player head unit, Kenwood 17cm subs (in front doors), Kenwood 6x9's Rear, bass blockers (on front dash speakers to make into tweeters), body coloured Bee-Sting Ariel, Body coloured Grill, Body Coloured Wing Mirrors, Body Coloured Gear Knob (3rd party replacement).
New Pirelli P6000 195/60/15 tyres (good all round tyre if a little noisy).

Car Stats: Approx 165bhp, approx 190lb/ft torque. 0-62mph approx 8.2s.

234 Posts
Model: 1997 900 se turbo (black)Transmission: 5 speed

Mileage: 95,000

Location: Coventry, Rhode Island

Engine Mods:
SQR stage 3 ecu
Custom k&n xstream intake w/2.5 piping
Full JT 3inch catless exhaust
HKS super squential bov
Heat wrapped intake and intercooler piping
Custom "ram air" i made from pvc piping from where fog used to be to filter

Other mods: Clear corners, smoked side markers, black out taillights, custom cut out grill with black mesh, and waiting for that damn body kit

Chassis mods: None;oops:

739 Posts
Model year....2002 9-3 lpt vert steel grey metalic


location..Doncaster uk

engine mods...Bsr stage 1 ppc

chassis mods....Mp rack and brace subframe brace uprated 22mm rear sway bar

other mods ....Home made mesh grill blue interior lights painted calipers (red) chrome number plate surround private plate T4 NNR:cheesy:

To do poss cone filter and larger intake BOV lower suspension and poly bushes.

223 Posts
Model Year: 1998
Model: 9-3 SET Coupe
Transmission: Manual 5
Mileage: 108,000
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Engine Mods: Abbott Racing Remapped ECU, Abbott Racing Sports Catalyst Downpipe & Twin Staggered Back Box, Viggen Cross-flow Intercooler, Ported Throttle Body, Forge Bypass Valve, DIY 2.5" Intake, Platinum Plugs, Silicone Hoses,
Chassis Mods: Abbott Racing Springs & Dampers (20mm), 17" Aero alloys w Pirelli P6000s, MP Rack Clamp & Brace,
Other Mods: Abbot Racing Side Sills, Paint-Matched Lower Bumpers, Spoiler & Wing Mirrors, Sony Ericcson Hands-Free Phone Kit, Sony X-Plod Dash Speakers

45 Posts
Model year: 1994
Model: 900SE Turbo
Transmission: Stock 5spd
Miliage: 127k
North Carolina, USA
Engine mods: Ported and polished head, 9-5 aero TD04 turbo, MBC @ 15.5psi, Full straight pipe 3" exhaust, Magnaflow 4" muffler, Apexi Blow off valve, performance clutch, 3' intake pipe an high flow filter, 6.5x28x3.5" X flow
front mount intercooler, platinum plugs
Chassis mods: full 9-3 turbo convertable suspension and rear axle, KYP shocks, lowering springs
Other mods: 9-3 turbo conv. front bumper, 17x9" Momo Sports, kumho 235/40/17's, panasonic 6.5" speakers in doors
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