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 Post subject: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Car Model: saab 9-5 aero stage 1
After three long years i have almost finished my saab 9-5,instead of buying parts to mod when i got them i bought the parts and waited until i had nearly all of them before modding,i am now a yard or so from the finish line,but it has been a love hate relaitionship and almost cost me my sanity.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Looks very nice, more details needed. Is it still running a td04?

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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:58 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Nathan H wrote:
Looks very nice, more details needed. Is it still running a td04?

yes i am still running a td04, a very capable turbo,i have it mated to an abbott cobra pipe,i did have a jap wastgate actuator but accelerating at high speed in 5th the car used to hic,so off it came and back to stock.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:29 pm 
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After three long years i have almost finished my saab 9-5,instead of buying parts to mod when i got them i bought the parts and waited until i had nearly all of them before modding,i am now a yard or so from the finish line,but it has been a love hate relaitionship and almost cost me my sanity.

at the start of 09 after my omega was wrote off i went looking for another car, the usual suspects cropped up audi a8 bmw 7 merc s,after 3 months of looking and hundreds of miles nothing,then driving home one night i first saw what would change everything about cars for me,next day i went to see the saab 9-5 which i knew very little,it had 49,000 miles and 1 owner a doctor who used it on calls,all i saw were the leather seats and great stereo,i had no idea of the potential this car had,and the aero badge on the boot had little significance,the test drive convinced me otherwise,after a bit of research,and another test drive i bought the car,modding hadnt even crossed my mind,the first year i had it i concentrated on replacing everything underneath the car that was rusting and worn or about to,from jubilee clips to the fuel lines,after that i had the car another year before i was addicted. this is what the car looked like the first night i got it.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:12 am 
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Fabulous stuff, Boony! Glad to see you have finally given your car the credit it deserves with its own project thread! ;-)

Was a pleasure to meet you over the summer and to see some of my shiny parts now proudly on your fine motor!

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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Thanks martyn,a lot of the ideas i used for the detailing of the car came from your thread on the guvnor which was a huge help,took your advice and got a remap from noobtune, sent through the post,got it plugged it in and went for a spin,exceded my expectations,especially when i found out my sid was open,funny thing though if i hadnt pressed the + and - by mistake i would have never known.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:51 pm 
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After the rolling chassis was overhauled i concentrated on the interior,i like wood (many others do not) for me you either have no wood at all or go crazy i chose the latter, and as well as the wood already on my dash and centre console i ordered a 23 piece set from the u.s,its best to leave your original dash and console in place and use the other pieces with them if you want one of these, i also managed to aquire matching door handles,(dont ask how)it wasnt until i put them all on that i saw how good they really looked,that and an easy tel 1 bluetooth phone system istallation (i went for the nokia ck-7w,and then the better ck 200)and the interior was complete,for the stereo system,i changed the 9 harman cardin speakers for the excellent j.b.ls, 2 crossovers,and a pioneer amp and left the saab stereo and 6 disc as it was,loudness and clarity was what i wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:55 pm 
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The first problem i had was the suspension with the n/s/r shock leaking at 62000 miles,instead of just changing the rears i decided to change the lot,i chose koni f.s.d,firstly as there was a sale on at the dealers,and then because i had heard good things about them,they were ideal around town with a subtle ride but at fast speed under close control did not have the stiffness of the sachs,they did take the bounce out of the fast corners ,but i always felt i was in control with the sachs at higher speeds,i could not say the same for the konis.in the end i swapped the konis for a new set of aero sachs shocks and springs.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Changing the o.e airfilter for the much better cold air induction type was a big improvement,and they sound great when you stick your foot down,i did have the k+n cannister on for a couple of months good as it is,but was swayed by the ramair and how much more air this filter could take compared to the k+n. Just about to start putting the new parts on the car,i changing all the rubber hoses for silicone i put on new radiator fans,changed any old jubilee clips,bolts,nuts screws,and a new battery,not to mention all fluids,and then and only then the performance parts.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:21 pm 
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They say the devil is in the detail,that is for sure with little expence incurred you can do many things that give a proffesional look,carbon wrap is a favourite of mine,i have it on nearly all of the black exterior plastics,door pillars,front and rear bumper strips,and the mirror plates,also the silicone hoses are a nice touch but some are nearly impossible to affix,who the hell thought of that u shaped one,put the rear carbon door handles on today(cant get wood ones)they are different anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Boony that is a top drawer bit of work you've done there 8) and a cracking motor well done :corn:

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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:49 pm 
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Looking lovely, Sean! It's great to see someone doing something a bit different to make their car stand out from the crowd.

I'm impressed! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Boony that is a top drawer bit of work you've done there 8) and a cracking motor well done :corn:

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Thanks Bob,still have a few things to do but the finishing line is now in sight.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:13 pm 
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[quote="ruscoid"]Looking lovely, Sean! It's great to see someone doing something a bit different to make their car stand out from the crowd.
I never thought i would get to this stage Martyn,sometimes it drove me up the wall, looking for a meet around xmas that i can attend and see some of the amazing cars that are on here,and of course the people who have been very warm and welcoming.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:59 pm 
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A good service history is an important tool for following the life and previous events of the car,the m.o.ts are also a good guide to how it has been looked after,but the most important single thing for me is a good service, now having to be done by myself as there are no saab dealers left up here,and as we like other places have a good selection of chancers it also gives you piece of mind.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:49 pm 
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As winter approaches a bigger sidewall and thinner tyre is called for,so out with the hanzos and in with these spoked things which i paid less than £100 for,just dont look the same though,plus the extra power from the stage 1 map makes em spin like hell.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:08 pm 
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What a transformation those wheels make! :shock: It has suddenly become a sleeper! :lol: Still, good to get your blingy rims tucked away safely for the winter months! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:56 pm 
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What a transformation those wheels make! :shock: It has suddenly become a sleeper! :lol: Still, good to get your blingy rims tucked away safely for the winter months! :wink:

They are a great wheel/tyre package to look at,and to use on the good long smooth winding roads we have up here,problem is we also have some of the worst roads in existance,as you can see the wheels and i had a fight with this particular road in the picture which had five accidents attributed to it in 24 hours,needless to say we had our day in court.


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 Post subject: Re: THE NUMBER 13
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i have had many different makes of suspension on the car ,the one i like best is the sachs oe aero kit with sachs oe springs,i bought a new aero kit at a great price, just before xmas i done the front end with 12760163 shock,and 12760122,spring,i have just finished the back end with,12765951,shock,and 12760115 spring,this is a really good set up which exceeded my expectations it is a lot firmer than the f.s.d. at speed,and corners as good as the b6 if this was readily available a lot more people would opt for it,very understated me thinks.


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