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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:30 pm 
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So after just over a year of ownership I'm finally getting things on the go with the 9000, been doing bits a little at a time.

So spec so far is Abbott Racing stainless 3inch downpipe without cat into full Abbott Racing 2.5inch stainless system
Abbott racing ECU (275bhp)
Abbott racing delivery pipe
Abbott Racing lower arm bushes
Abbott racing piggy back rear anti roll bar
Abbott racing front strut brace
ITG Air filter
Maptun boost pipes
Maptun coolant pipes
Black front grille with black mesh in place
Wired up US side markers

So ordered in the last week or so, Koni adjustable shocks with H&R springs and Poly top mounts for rear, adjustable camber bolts, Powerflex upper and lower engine mounts, Abbott Racing rear strut brace, Abbott Racing intercooler to I which put some gold heat retarding tape on the back edge, had some left over so thought why not, another ITG filter to which I'll modify the airbox, BSR boost gauge made to fit inside onboard computer housing.

Will be replacing the open lug Aero wheels for some Team Dynamic 1.2 17x7.5 ET25 alloys with Yoko Neova AD08R rubber to help accommodate bigger brakes, will also be replacing the Abbott Racing cat back as well as.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:38 pm 
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Is it one of these?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:43 pm 
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Sure is indeed!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:50 pm 
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Greetings!

Love your car - it is where I want mine to end up.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Greetings!

Love your car - it is where I want mine to end up.


Thanks Mark, all good things come to those who wait, you'll get there. I'm supposed to be spending money on other things :park: :loco:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:09 pm 
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May use this brake set up.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:48 am 
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What turbo are you planning?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:02 pm 
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What turbo are you planning?


Hybrid of the TD04 or possibly GT28, tbh just want the car to be responsive with a reliable 300-325bhp on tap with handling and brakes being top of the list, will be putting an LSD in place too along with some SAS roll bars.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:22 pm 
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shes looking fine looks good in a dark colour like that green

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:09 pm 
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[quote="scanditurbo"]shes looking fine looks good in a dark colour like that green

Thanks very much :D A dark green advert of what people seem to have forgotten about sadly

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:23 pm 
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So not been updating much recently but have been making some progress, been gathering parts as I go along and when I get time fit them, so heres a little update, not much longer now and she will be back on the road.
ImageIMG_20190814_140929_556 by luke pirozzolo, on Flickr
So the steering wheel came about after finding a brand new in box Saab 9000 Boss, so started looking for a nice wheel to replace the old bus style thin wheel as fitted from Saab, didn't take long before I found this Momo V35 Monte Carlo wheel from the 90's in really good condition and complete with horn button, I haven't driven the car yet but it feels 10x better than the original!
ImageIMG_20190814_140929_558 by luke pirozzolo, on Flickr
Major thing that's been on the list is the brakes, they are awful in stock form! Now there are various mild upgrade kits for the 9000 but wasn't keen on the upgraded pad and disc combo or retro fitting brakes off other Saab's, so I went Ceika who sorted me out this great kit! Perfect fit no modifications what so ever was childs play, I did also at the same time replace the brake pipes for copper from the braided lines up to the ABS unit while the arch liners where down so gives a bit more piece of mind, I ordered them with the larger Pistons which are also stainless steel and have additional dust covers fitted, they look great behind the Team Dynamics Race 1.2 and complimented by the Yokohama Neova tyres giving a very pleasing purposeful look.
ImageIMG_20190814_140929_566 by luke pirozzolo, on Flickr
Next on the list is some Aerodynamic aids, but nothing silly, watch this space.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:10 am 
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Those brakes look pretty big - and rather good too 8)
What size? 320mm?

The brake pipes you replaced, were they pure copper or pipes or a copper/ferrous/nickel mix?
Pure copper will work harden and eventually fracture.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:21 am 
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love them wheels strong light can i have em please

nothing wrong with standard 9000 brakes :argh: :argh:
even an na 9000 needs better brakes what were they thinking on an aero
i thought mine were broken when i drove it home as it had these econocontact mile saver tyres

econocontact = very narrow tread = useless brakes

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:35 am 
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McVities wrote:
Those brakes look pretty big - and rather good too 8)
What size? 320mm?

The brake pipes you replaced, were they pure copper or pipes or a copper/ferrous/nickel mix?
Pure copper will work harden and eventually fracture.


Thanks very much, they are 330mm with the larger of the 6 piston set up available, the brake pipes are a copper/nickel mix.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:37 am 
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scanditurbo wrote:
love them wheels strong light can i have em please

nothing wrong with standard 9000 brakes :argh: :argh:
even an na 9000 needs better brakes what were they thinking on an aero
i thought mine were broken when i drove it home as it had these econocontact mile saver tyres

econocontact = very narrow tread = useless brakes


Exactly, I very nearly had a brown pants moment not long after I bought her due to the standard brakes, maybe back in the day with stock power they may have been up to scratch but no way today! Sticky tyres and decent brakes means I should be able to wear white undies again.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:48 am 
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Really enjoying this thread :D . Having had a number of Aeros can only agree with your upgrade for brakes. Keep up the good work.


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I always found that whilst the pedal is not German hard, the brakes were there when you pressed the pedal.

Upgrading the pads helped with the grip to the point where the T1-R tyres couldn't grip, which is all you need.

This was on 16x6.5in wheels though, so the wider stickier tyres on yours may be able to grip better.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:08 am 
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wonky door wrote:
Really enjoying this thread :D . Having had a number of Aeros can only agree with your upgrade for brakes. Keep up the good work.


Thanks very much, really do love the old girl, cant part with her so thought why not, they deserve the love.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:13 am 
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I always found that whilst the pedal is not German hard, the brakes were there when you pressed the pedal.

Upgrading the pads helped with the grip to the point where the T1-R tyres couldn't grip, which is all you need.

This was on 16x6.5in wheels though, so the wider stickier tyres on yours may be able to grip better.


Totally agree, really can not wait to get out and drive her, will be a massive change from before it went in the workshop with worn shocks and odd ones on the back, worn engine mounts, 2 tyre brands and awful brakes, to where it is now with engine mounts replaced, Yokohama Neova AD08R tyres, Koni shocks with H&R springs, camber adjuster bolts, full Geo set up, rear strut brace and the larger brakes.

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That should handle very nicely for a 9000.
You may want to consider a front strut brace and piggybacked rear anti roll bar also.......

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