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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:17 pm 
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Little teaser before the new project really gets going :wink:

55 plate 9-3 v6 Aero

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Very pleased with it :D Power delivery is so smooth and effortless, pulls nicely in 6th from 50 and really let's rip in 3rd at 40, very different to what I'm used to but in a good way.

Interior is nice with grey/grey inserts, some cf bits already covered and the seats are really comfy!

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Audio side....terrible!! But that's getting sorted asap with some nice kit. I've been in a few new shape 9-3's and all have sounded pretty bad. You'd think Saab would have put at least a half decent system in a premium car :loco:

Onto the plans.....

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First job was an oil & filter change, fuel filter change and fit new plugs. I went for these NGK IridiumIX plugs after talking to Martin...60 :cen: quid!!!! (No more £1.50 ebay specials then!!) But they're meant to last ages and recommended by JZW for tuning (more on that later)

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Also bought a BSR Optiflow intake kit...still crying over the price which is basically a cotton filter and thin slab of bent metal!!

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So now it's ready for its JZW stage 1 remap from Martin, hoping to get it done in a week and a bit when I'm home next.
Should take it to 320bhp & 409ft/lbs!!! 409 off a remap!!!! Good times are coming!!

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I can't wait for this remap!!!

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Very nice young Dave, looking at your new car takes me back to 10 years ago when I bought my own little chariot :)

I shall be following this one with great interest buddy, the best of luck with the new project 8)

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Very nice young Dave, looking at your new car takes me back to 10 years ago when I bought my own little chariot :)

I shall be following this one with great interest buddy, the best of luck with the new project 8)


Thanks Os! I was reading about yours earlier in the Driver magazine at the garage, gorgeous!! Is yours also Steel Grey mate? Ill have to pop back up to the mmm for a chat and some advice :wink:

Talking if body colour! I was convinced this was Hazelnut when Tom first put it in the for sale section! Drove me nuts trying to figure out the colour with google! (I am a tad colour blind though!!)
This Steel Grey seems to change colour slightly where the sun catches it at different angles, lovely!! 8)

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Hi Dave, yes the old girl is steel grey in colour. It will be great to catch up with you at an mmm soon, I'm very busy with trying to bring the beast up to another level in time for the SOC Internationals, unfortunately time is against me but I will give it my best shot.

I will PM you a couple of photos of the beast as it is now :wink:

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We're going to have some fun with this one Dave.

Oz, look forward to seeing you and the beast tomorrow.

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We're going to have some fun with this one Dave.

Oz, look forward to seeing you and the beast tomorrow.



Thank you kindly Martin, it will be great to catch up with you too young man.

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Dave, you have PM buddy.

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We're going to have some fun with this one Dave.


Yep :wink:
We'll have a good chat when I come down mate and see what's the best route to take. Definitely going stage 3 soon :park:

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Hi Dave, yes the old girl is steel grey in colour. It will be great to catch up with you at an mmm soon, I'm very busy with trying to bring the beast up to another level in time for the SOC Internationals, unfortunately time is against me but I will give it my best shot.

I will PM you a couple of photos of the beast as it is now :wink:



Thanks agin Os. Looks lovely 8)

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Looks nice Dai 8)

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Cheers Stu, yeah I'm really happy with it. Fair play to Tom he's really looked after it 8)

I'm dying to see how stage 1 feels on these :D

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Looks nice dave,i like a man with a plan.

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Looks nice dave,i like a man with a plan.


Thanks Bry, loads of plans just not enough dough!! First couple jobs are freshen up the handling with some new bits from Neo's along with some B8's & probably Eibachs. I did really fancy some coilovers but I think I'm asking for trouble where I live as the roads are terrible :(

The vert may well be off to a new home this weekend, I'm busy getting it sorted for the potential owner, ill be sad to see it go (been a fantastic car mate) but SWMBO definitely won't let me have 2 cars...and I want back in the 400 club :wink:

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Nice numberplate, suits it.


I didn't even notice this until a couple weeks ago! Really looking forward to this one....lets see what this b284 can do :D

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Nice one Dave, any plans for the suspension/brakes? I've never been fan of silver/gray cars but it suits that one well and should be able to hide quite a bit of dirt too as a bonus :D

Speaker's wise the one's in the door are not too bad and once the doors are 'silent coated' they are quite decent, the dash/rear speakers are absolute piece of poo though so get them sorted asap.

Re bsr kit, coudln't you just get away with home made one as far as you use the original intake pipe so the maf doesn't get confused? Quite a few of BMC CDA carbon intakes can be snapped on ebay for circa £40, and you can re-route the intake of the filter to the original filter location so it doesnt suck hot air and thus no need for any heatshields and you still get all the benefits of 'sport intake' without heatsoaking it. (Thats how mine look on 4 cyl, I'm sure it could be made to fit v6 too though no problem).
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Although if you already ordered the bsr I'm sure you will like it, it's one fine piece of kit just indeed a bit pricey.


edit- just saw the plans for the suspension, should handle like kart in the corners after that even without the coil-overs 8)

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Thanks mate, too late on the intake side I'm afraid, it arrived a few days ago. I still can't believe the mark up on these things!!

Yeah speakers etc will be sorted next month, I just missed a delivery earlier with some goodies so I'm collecting them tomorrow morning. I'm a big fan of Silent Coat, its miles better vfm than rip off Dynamat!

Audio side will be a nice stealthy SQ set up;

Pioneer DEH-80PRS (active 2 way front plus subs)
Sinfoni S165W 6.5" in doors
Sinfoni S25T tweeters in dash
Genesis P69 6x9 subs in the rear
Genesis Series 3 Four Channel (fronts)
Genesis Dual Mono (6x9's)

Silent Coat 2mm & 4mm multilayer extra
Silent Coat Isolatior 4 & 8 CCF on floor/doors & roof
Silent Coat Sound absorber 15 behind door cards
Some decent MLV on floor & maybe doors (need to decide asap!!)
Knuconceptz Kolossus 0awg & 4awg wiring kits
Audison Connection fuse block & holder

Loads to be getting on with next time im home!
I'm dreading the head unit swap :bag:

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Interesting plans for the silent coat, I might opt to do the floor and if it's easy to take off the roof lining I might do it as well for noise insulation, some pics of the procedure will be appreciated. As a side note after all that insulation you might look into getting new mufflers as the v6 mighty roar might get killed from all that silent coat :lol: Cheers

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:lol: Yep a full system is definitely on the cards, ill just do the 3" DP & mid pipe for now though and take it to stage 3 which seems the best bang per buck (after suspension mods!)

Ill knock up something on here when I sort the head unit and figure out the fibre optic crud :wall:
There's probably a few guys who want to upgrade to a better head unit but its a right ball ache...
Same with the deadening, what was used & where to stick it :)
I really need to decide on an MLV next week, there's a couple I'm looking at from the UK, the Second Skin Luxury Liner Pro I wanted is out...CAD stopped selling it last year and it costs a fortune to get from the states. Meant to be really good stuff as well :(

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