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 Post subject: 2003 9-3ss aero Exhaust
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 9:53 am 
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The back box on my 9-3 has a slight blow and will need replacing.

I had the flexi pipe changed last year and they spot welded it to the centre part as the rest is still original and appears to be one complete unit.

Should I replace the whole exhaust or just the back box?

Also any suggestions on where to get the exhaust from I’m finding it hard to source.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 10:56 am 
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My exhaust will need replacing soon too.
There's a full system here>
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Full-Cat-Bac ... SwTZ9czHKe

Cheaper one here>
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Saab-9-3-1-8 ... Sw9eVXVomx

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Have just found NEO has them now as well.

https://www.neobrothers.co.uk/cat-back- ... 9999-p.asp

They all seem to be in sections though haven’t found any complete systems as one unit.


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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 4:58 pm 
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Yes, that's the same as the first link.
They have to be fitted in sections.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Just found out the exhausts at NEO don’t fit. Can sort the back box out but centre pipe doesn’t fit.
2003 model has a different fuel tank.

Does anyone know a model number for centre exhaust? Be much appreciated. Seen a couple of evil bay


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Drove for an hour and didn’t realise it was actually dragging a bit.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:17 pm 
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Try PartsforSaabs.

https://www.partsforsaabs.com/product_i ... 75e76f6d09

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:18 pm 
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Dude it's broken off :lol:
Must have been loud too.
Was it hanging on the rubbers then?

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 pm 
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Yeah just hanging on the rubbers. I was cruising home at 60 on motorway wasn’t actually too loud until I came to a stop then pulled away. 5am start up will be interesting tomorrow morning, neighbors will love that. Only have 1 car at the moment so it’s either this or hire car.


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How far do you need to travel?
Do you know where you are going to source one yet..

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:55 pm 
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About 100 miles not ideal but it is all motorway.

What’s the worst that could happen? :park:

I called Neobrothers and they do just the back box. I was thinking of replacing the entire thing but the centre isn’t too bad and already had the flexi part done 18 months ago.

Other options involve a bit more money.


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Yes like full stainless etc.
Can work out pricey, if you can get away with the back box for now then fair enough.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:45 am 
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If going for just the back box them be prepared for cutting the existing pipe if it's all one piece.

The original exhaust is surprisingly thick, a full size hacksaw and some patience will be needed at least. I bought one of the exhaust cutter tools from amazon and it went blunt in 30 seconds.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 4:10 pm 
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Yes I was just looking at it today.

The centre section still looks in ok condition the metal does look quite thick. Neo said it should slide over then clamp it.
Might just get my local garage to do it if it needs cutting they spot welded my new flexi for an hours labour charge so not too bad.


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The new back box will come with a short length of pipe before the slip joint so by the looks of things you will need to cut off around a foot or so.

It is quite easy to do once you have a reliable cutting tool, just don't be fooled like I was by the exhaust cutters available online!

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