2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

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Thread: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

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    2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    Hello guys,
    Long time lurker and made a few posts in the past, but having sold my 2003 9-3 aero a year ago I am now looking at buying a newer model, namely a 2009 9-3 1.8t.
    The car in question is a 6-speed petrol 2litre low pressure turbo.

    I did a quick search with no results but have a feeling this question may have been answered already - happy for a link or replies here...


    A 2litre petrol engine with a turbo that is only producing 150bhp - is the turbo sapping engine power?
    Seriously though, I'd be looking to re-map the car shortly after buying it in order to bring it up to over 200bhp - as I like the ability to overtake safely on the many country roads where I live.

    Is this easily done and would it compromise the reliability too much?

    Cheers.

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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    karl @noobtune does a stage 1 for the 1.8t that's 220..
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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    from my understanding on the facelift cars the 2 litre engine on its own would generate around 130 - 140bhp, the 1.8t has a turbo thats mapped to 150bhp so a slight increase but the 1.8t is the lowest facelift version in petrols so 150bhp as a minimum is good in a car range lol (as they dropped the 1.8i which did use a 1.8 litre engine which gave 120bhp),

    the 2.0t version is the exact same parts but with a different map that gives 175bhp, its only when you move to the aero model that it uses a bigger turbo and other parts to give the 215bhp

    hirsch, maptun and indi people like noobtune would quite happily take the 1.8t / 2.0t to over 200bhp

    the cars are built to take the extra power its more of a business case to provide the different models
    Last edited by sianderson; 04-26-2016 at 02:18 PM.

    Current :
    2015 Vauxhall Insignia 1.4t SRI

    Previous :
    2009 Saab 93 1.8t Linear Convertible
    2008 Saab 93 2.0t Vector Sport Saloon
    2005 Saab 93 1.8t Vector Sport Saloon
    2000 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 LS
    1998 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 12V LS

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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Am I correct in thinking that all engines found in Saabs are cam-chain?
    So the 1.8t, the 2.0t and the Aero 2.0T are all cam-chain?

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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    yes they are all chains rather than a belt

    Current :
    2015 Vauxhall Insignia 1.4t SRI

    Previous :
    2009 Saab 93 1.8t Linear Convertible
    2008 Saab 93 2.0t Vector Sport Saloon
    2005 Saab 93 1.8t Vector Sport Saloon
    2000 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 LS
    1998 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 12V LS

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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    Are you sure a 1.8t is a six speeder? I thought they all had 5 speed boxes?

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    Re: 2009 9-3 1.8t - good for 220bhp?

    Quote Originally Posted by aerocab View Post
    Are you sure a 1.8t is a six speeder? I thought they all had 5 speed boxes?
    the facelift ones are 6 i believe (auto trader does say 6 in the descriptions aswell) however having said that the convertibles are 5 speed boxes as i was dissapointed to go from a 6 to a 5 when i went from the 2.0t to 1.8t convertible

    Current :
    2015 Vauxhall Insignia 1.4t SRI

    Previous :
    2009 Saab 93 1.8t Linear Convertible
    2008 Saab 93 2.0t Vector Sport Saloon
    2005 Saab 93 1.8t Vector Sport Saloon
    2000 Vauxhall Astra 1.4 LS
    1998 Vauxhall Corsa 1.0 12V LS

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