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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:16 am 

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:18 pm
Posts: 4
Car Model: '99 9-3, '99 9-5 Wagon
I've got a '99 9-3 and a '99 9-5 Wagon.


Fairly standard "Stage 3" mods:

- Koni "Yellow" adjustable sports suspension
- Maptun Stage 3
- Maptun full sports exhaust system, 3" downpipe to 2.5" catback
- Upgraded intercooler (27x6.5x3.5") w/ piping
- Maptun recirculating boost-pressure valve
- Uprated steering rack clamp and brace kit
- 22mm uprated SAS rear sway bar
- 9-5 Aero perforated leather steering wheel
- Control arms replaced with poly bushings in drop links
- Poly bushings in rear axle
- 225/45/17 Potenza Adrenalin RE002's on 9-3 Aero (08+) wheels
- Aero/Viggen rear bumper
- Aero/Viggen front bumper and side skirts to go on soon
- Aero black leather seats to install soon


The 9-5 is a baby/dog hauler and just has a base tune and a TD04, and will probably stay like that, other than adding a set of skirts I've got (which need painting)

I now live in Australia, but I'm from up on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border (near Newark). Parts sure would've been easier to get.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:12 am 
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Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 pm
Posts: 779
Location: Sutton, Surrey
Car Model: 2003MY 9-5 Aero Manual
9-5 Aero MY2003 Manual Silver 268

Exterior & Performance Modifications

Albert 3" DP
Bosch 3.5 Bar FPR
Maptun Recirculating DV
Kinugawa WGA 0.5 Bar Spring with 1mm Pre-Load
D088 Intercooler + Big Pipe Kit
Maptun Lowered Springs
Stage 3+ Map by SaabNoob
18" Team Dynamics Monza R Alloys in Hyper Silver
225/40/18 Tyres
Window Tints

Audio Modifications

Mac Audio 3.5" for L/R Dash
Pioneer TS-G1722i Front Doors (not the best, really wanted the TS-E1702i so will upgrade when finances allow)
Pioneer TS-E6996 (precursor to the TS-E6902i) 6x9 added to the rear shelf
Kenwood DDX4015BT Head Unit - 6.2" touch screen (BT, AUX, USB, CD, DVD)
4-Channel Amp to drive door speakers and rear 6x9
Vibe Black Air Vented V2 12" active sub in sealed/ported enclosure (it has removable plugs in the ports)
Silent Coat sound deadening for doors and shelf (I will do myself)

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2003MY 9-5 Aero Saloon Manual (Noob Stage 3+)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:25 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 05, 2014 8:21 pm
Posts: 17
Location: Harlow, Essex
Car Model: C900 T16S Vert
Hello - when I bought it 3 years ago my 1992 900 white convertible was a rust-free, one-owner, low-mileage (77K), low-pressure example to which the following has now made it a real pleasure to drive!

Manual Boost Controller
TE-05 with Kinugawa Actuator
Abbott Racing Charge-cooler
Walbro 255l fuel pump & 4 bar fuel regulator
APC and knock sensor with Led light
Silicon vacuum pipes & radiator pipes

16” Super Aero Rims (205 /45/16 Toyo Proxies)
Bilstein B6 Rear & B4 Front Dampers
Lesjofors Sports Lowering Springs (30mm)

Braking and Transmission
9-5 (308) brake discs and callipers (modified to fit 4-stud 16" rims)
HEL Braided front brake hoses
Spare Gearbox (purchased just in case)

Trionic conversion kit (from 9000)
Red DI Cassettes (x3)– T5.5 ECUs (x3) Wiring harness (and Grey connector)
PC Connection Adapter, 9-PIN Mounts, etc
Custom CPS bracket and Trigger Wheel
Throttle Body (with Bosch TPS) Fuel Rail (with Injectors) Fuel Regulator – 4 bar
Map sensor - 3 bar T5 Boost Control Valve

Clifford 650 Concept
Kill Switch (hidden)

Tonneau covers
Wind Deflector
Carlsson Steering wheel
Full T16S Body Kit
Newly Chromed head-light reflectors (90/100W)
DIN Mounted Turbo Boost, EGT, Oil temp Gauges

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:46 pm 
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Joined: Mon May 04, 2015 11:14 am
Posts: 138
Location: Aberdeenshire
Car Model: 9-5 Aero
2005 9-5 Aero SE estate:

Noobtune Stage 3
Bosch 3.5 bar FPR
D088 Big Pack
Abbott 3" DP, cat and full exhaust
Abbott billet flywheel
Jamsaab shortshift
Forge DV008
Kinugawa Actuator (0.8 bar spring, no preload, I think Kinugawa's spring quality control is a bit hit and miss)
Powerflex torque mount
Powerflex subframe bushes

Bilstein B10 kit
Powerflex everywhere

Ummmm, think that's it (so far...).

Stage 3+ 9-5 Aero wagon
987 Boxtser S
E46 330Ci M Sport
A3 eTron

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:09 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:09 pm
Posts: 10071
Location: Sandwich
Car Model: 2005 9-5 Aero Wagon
Next job to cope with the summer heat :mrgreen: - reminds me must get my air con checked.



9-5 Aero Estate 2005 in grey
9000 Aero 1995 in black
1994 GM 900
1987 9000 16V S Turbo

PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:17 pm 

Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2016 9:10 pm
Posts: 9
Car Model: 95aero estate stage 3
Hi 95 aero 2002 wagon following all Abbott intake and delivery and down pipe plus cat full system also 3.5 bar f pr also ruining noodtube stage 3

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:22 pm 
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Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:15 pm
Posts: 184
Location: East Midlands
Car Model: Stage 5 Noobtune 9-5 Aero 2002

2002 9-5 Aero manual
Abbott Racing 3" downpipe and full 3" exhaust system
do88 intercooler and big intake pipe
Fully rebuilt b234/5r hybrid engine
All alloy race radiator
19t-7cm hybrid turbo
Bosch green giant 465cc/min injectors
Walbro 255 LPH fuel pump
Kinugawa actuator with 0.8 bar spring
Bilstein B12s (Which consists of revalved B8s and Eibach Pro springs)
Maptun recirculating dump valve
Platinum PFR6H-10 spark plugs
ALU56 BBS OEM Saab wheels
Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta tyres - 225/40/ZR18
TIM Turbo boost gauge
Polybushed all round
Ferodo DS2500 brake pads
Mapped to stage 5 by Noobtune

Dyno'd at 341.8 bhp and 521.2 NM on a Maha dyno:

Acceleration: 100-200 km/h in 10.9:

Theoretical top speed, when taking frontal area, bhp, vehicle dimensions and drag coefficient of 0.29 into account: 182 mph (dependent on gearing).

Future upgrades planned:

Abbott Racing floor mats (waiting for delivery, got them for 30 quid)
Ultra Racing front upper strut brace (waiting for delivery, hope it clears the do88 intake pipe)
Upgraded brakes and brake lines
Resprayed replacement sharktooth front spoiler

A couple of new pics since the wheel refurb:


Noobtune Stage 5 02 9-5 Aero
b234/5r / 19t-7cm / Green Giants
341.8 bhp / 521.2 NM / 384.4 lb ft

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:35 am 

Joined: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:01 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Dumbarton
Car Model: 9-3 aero wagon
Had my saab and stage 3+ map for a while now, really loving it, but got a 2.5" custom exhaust made yesterday! Not into loud exhausts at all, old one was rusted as he'll and blowing so decided to shell out for one! Absolutely speechless! It drones a bit a low revs but driving at 30 and at motorway speeds you don't hear a thing! Pops and bangs when you lift off the throttle as well! Asked for it to be quite as possible, only a tad louder than normal at idle and the guy said it would get quite as time went on so I'm happy. So far I've got

-custom cold air intake ( down into wheel well with k&n filter and hydro sock) just so I can hear turbo
-albert666 downpipe
-fmic (eBay special jobby, works a treat)
-full 2.5" custom exhaust
-stage 3+ map from Karl

Next up is a new engine I think, rebuild it over a couple of months for piece of mind. Once the suspension starts to go I'll be looking into that as well.

Been running the map now for 6 months plus and had no probs, really happy with it

06 9-3 aero estate, stage 3+

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:46 am 
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Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:06 pm
Posts: 10918
Location: South Wales & London
Car Model: JZW stage 5 9³ v6 Aero
Probably time to add mine here, just one or two more bits to do then it's done

JZW Stage 5 tune
HP Tuners software & scanner
TD04-18t Insignia VXR Turbo
BSR Optiflow Kit
Prospeed custom 3" system (dectted, 3" resonator, straight pipes)
Bosch 550cc injectors
Bosch 112 coils
90mm Evo IC Witt 2.5" pipework
3 bar map sensor

Quaife ATB LSD
CG Motorsport 777 6 puck paddle clutch & SMF conversion with heavy duty cover
Billet Pro Shop Shortshifter kit
Taliaferro Shifter Reinforcement kit
Taliaferro Shifter Mount kit
Redline gear oil

Maptun Strut Brace
Bilstein b8 dampers
Eibach springs
3 point subframe brace
Fully polybushed powerflex black bushes, yellow engine mounts
RnD drop links
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 all round (fantastic tyre!!!!!!)

Vectra VXR calipers front
345mm VXR discs front
Mtec discs rear
Ferodo pads front
EBC Bluestuff NDX rear
HEL Lines
RBF600 Fluid

20% tints all round
Heko wind deflectors





JZW stage 5 9³ v6 Aero

PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:31 am 
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Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:10 am
Posts: 59
Location: Hertfrodshire
Car Model: Saab 9-5 Aero, Maptun Stage 1
Very few mods to my 9-5 Aero so far...............

Maptun stage 1
Maptun recirculating dumpvalve
Maptun sports air filter

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:31 am
Posts: 338
Car Model: 295bhp 583NM 1.9CDTI
I took a water cooled GTB2056 and hybrided with a billet 60mm 6/6 compressor with extended tips to about 65mm and slapped that in the 1.9CDTI on top of everything else.

Had to run reduced boost at Regal on Friday but managed 295bhp and 583NM. I expect to be over 300bhp and 600NM once I fit the 4 bar TMAP sensor.

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:15 am 
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Joined: Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:47 pm
Posts: 1654
Location: Sheffield
Car Model: MK6 Golf R DSG
Not Saab related but thought I would share with you all....

2011 MK6 VW Golf R 4WD, Currently covered 39K Miles and was purchased last December totally stand. Now has a few subtle upgrades...


Custom R-Tech Stage 1 Engine Map done by the Wizard of TFSI Tuning Niki Gower = 320BHP & 356LB/FT of Torque
Volkswagen Racing Panel Filter
GFB-DV+ Diverter Valve


Volkswagen Racing Suspension Kit, Dampers and -5/10MM Springs
Superpro Anti Lift Kit

Braking and Transmission

Standard 345MM Fronts/310MM Rears, Calipers and Hubs Detailed
R-Tech DSG Gearbox Remap


Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's in Gloss Black, 18" x 8J, ET45, 5 x 112PCD, Correct fitment 57.1MM Centre Bores so no spigot rings
Michelin Pilot Sport 4's all round, 225/40R18 92Y XL Fitment

Future Plans

Possibly fit a Full Turbo Back Exhaust and Loba Motorsport Fuel Pump to allow for Stage 2+ Software = 370BHP & 380LB/FT of Torque.

MK6 Volkswagen Golf R DSG, Stage 1 Engine and DSG Mapped. 320BHP & 356LB/FT.

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