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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:08 pm 
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Driving in Germany today.
Not enough power to keep up with the many newer Audi's, but managing ok.
In theory there is no limit but you have to dodge all the lorries and vans.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Not enough power?

Do I need a bigger turbo?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:06 am 
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Home again, Home again.....

2500 trouble free miles with the new setup. One single moment of not firing up on first turn of key high up a mountain pass (St Bernard).

Great pulling power up steep inclines from 2nd to 3rd, wants to cruise at 90, which is 3000 rpm.

My ears are still thrumming after too many tunnels and miles with the 3 inch exhaust :argh:

Tucked up in the garage for a well earned rest.

New turbo is a bit laggy really, you have to drive it at a higher rev line than is sensible.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:29 pm 
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Laggy or the boost threshold has moved higher up the rpm band???

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:53 pm 
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Laggy or the boost threshold has moved higher up the rpm band???

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The latter.
That will be why I still managed 33mpg over the duration of the trip.......lots of steep mountain roads included.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Rare long drive today.
Brakes do not feel up to the job at all!

Must do something about them.

Car going into 3 month hibernation next month as I am off on a long trip up north.......very far north.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:04 am 
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Rare long drive today.
Brakes do not feel up to the job at all!


I had the exact same thought about mine yesterday. Don't get to drive a 9000 much anymore but when you do it highlights how underpar the brakes really are.

Pulled up at some lights next to a Merc AMG estate and got rather jealous of the size of his brakes.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:12 pm 
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I nearly drove into the back of someone who was stopped around a bend.
My Smart car has better brakes.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:29 pm 
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I've been driving the 9000 this last week, agree on the brakes. I've been spoiled with the TTiD's brakes and the S3's brakes.

9000 has braided lines and decent discs and pads all round, so it really has the best chance but still under performs. I've been looking at alternatives such as Porsche Boxster front calipers with an adapter block and browsing Ford brake discs on the computer at work to find some discs that are about the 310mm to 320mm in 4 stud


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:47 am 
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I was looking at the front discs last night as I have the front wheels off and thought to myself - are they really big enough to stop a car capable of doing 150+mph. ( i was comparing with the 9-5 parked across the road) I have braided hoses, DS2500 on mine on the front and Black Knight pads on the back. High speed doesn't seem too bad but at lower speeds sometimes a bit sluggish until warmed up.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:31 pm 
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https://www.abbottsaab.com/product/ap-r ... b-new-9-3/

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There's gotta be a better option than that

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:33 pm 
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https://www.abbottsaab.com/product/ap-racing-front-brake-kit-saab-new-9-3/

:shock: :loco:

There's gotta be a better option than that



I think I may have found an alternative... Alfa Brera calipers as they are the same as the boxster ones being a radial mount, a machined block to bolt the calipers to the hub carriers and some MK1 focus RS discs being 324mm and 4x108 PCD, you'd have to bore the bolt holes out to M14 though.

Possible I think although I'd have to double check the Focus disc height


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:54 am 
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The 308mm setup from the 9-5 can be persuaded to fit........

FinlayM used to offer all the extra bits, you would need at least the calipers and carriers.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:25 pm 
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Agreed on brakes!! They are terrible on the 9000! I've ordered some 6 pots and 2 piece 330x32 discs for mine, should be here in a couple of weeks, will report when fitted and tested

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I nearly drove into the back of someone who was stopped around a bend.
My Smart car has better brakes.



Got to say the Brembo OEM pads that Bill sells really are rather good on the 9000.
They are well suited for town driving, and also bring it down from 3 figures at a reasonable rate.
OK i didnt Track my Red Aero, but for fast road pads they were the best i ever used.

My son also now has them on his 9000.

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Would it be beneficial to replace/uprate or refurb the brake servo?

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:50 pm 
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A good start would be to check the vac line has no leaks. I would also check the caliper sliders are all greased correctly and the pistons move smoothly in the bores.

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:16 am 
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McVities wrote:
The 308mm setup from the 9-5 can be persuaded to fit........

FinlayM used to offer all the extra bits, you would need at least the calipers and carriers.


I have a set of these to fit - I don't think Finlay wants to do them anymore so........ :wink:


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