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#11\2016-11-08 03:25

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I'd say if it's in good condition and HOT configuration, go for it. 250 can easly be pushed form that T25 Mitsu unit. Mine is a hybrid turbo, good for around 290.
#12\2016-11-22 19:08

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So, this happened.



Left side most light needs to be replaced. Rear bumper has a crack at the corner. I'l pull it together with some plastic fixers, and as the bumper is no use anymore, I want to try to plastidip it black.

It's held with screws in rear wheel arches, and as far as I know almost any OG 9-3 has lost their original plastic moldings which hold the bumper in place in arches, so, screws for everyone! :D

Also, the muffler might be pushed in a little, because as far as I remember, it was extended outwards more than it is now, but I can't really recall how it was.
#13\2016-11-22 19:18

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Somebody hit you?
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#14\2016-11-22 19:22

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Treat 'ya self



This is kind of old video, and seems slow, because it was. Vacuum hose from blow-of valve was off, and the car was not running with full boost, although the gauge shows the opposite.
Also, in this video, the car was equipped with 17" wheels, which, as turns out, really make a huge difference. During holiday I will try to film another one, as the car currently sits on 16" winter set. NOTICABLE difference in terms of acceleration, like, huge.
I'm able to keep up till 4th gear with Hirsch 300HP 9-5 (Last model before NG), then I run out of torque. (Physics and stuff, torque multiplier by gearing etc.) :)

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Yep, minor fender bender in parking lot. One guy was pulling out the same time I was, so we kissed a little, sadly, he had a commercial van which has the metal bar at the rear. We were cool about it tho.

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Oh, yeah, the speedo is in KM/H, not MPH. 100km=60miles
#15\2017-02-22 06:57

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Hello, hello, long time no updates.
I thought that I should update this a bit, as what is happening.
Car's runing strong and without a single hickup, and that's good, def. for a Saab :D
I've got a bigger IC from 9-3 Aero which will be mounted as soon as winter ends here, I hate the cold and I have no intention to loose my fingers to frostbite.
Currently, the IC has in-out pipes on one side, and it's smaller, so heat-soak is a major issue after couple WOT pulls through gears. The Aero IC should change that, in addition to keep the intake temps bellow 60C*.
I've got a Viggen clutch and pressure plate coming from UK, so the clutch will not be an issue when the turbo is asked for more. (It can delliver, the other bits are refusing to co-op with the boost :D)

Also, on a fun note, my resonator had a hole and the car sounded like crap, brrrr brrrrr. Well, to my bad luck, or, rather luck, we decided to cut it out and put a straight pipe. Previously the car sounded bassy, now it has trebble too, like the old-school rally cars.
Listen for your self:

#16\2017-02-22 07:59

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Nice Saab Desgor :D

#17\2017-02-22 13:14

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Wow i liked that sound :O
Keep it with that pipe and sound ;)
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#18\2017-02-22 17:31

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Sounds nice all Saabs sound nice. I wanted one of those when I had my 9k

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Here's what my 2.3 sounded like straight piped


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