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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm happy with the general power output of my car, except when starting from standstill...which is dangerously slow (as covered elsewhere). I was thinking of trying the software re-flashing (there's one offered by Neo Bros for £300+), which changes the car from 150bhp to 180bhp...effectively...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi There this may be a daft question but i have aq 2007 57 plate 9-3 1.8t estate, i have had it for 3 years and love the car. However, i'm looking to get a newer car, but we go camping alot and with the roof box etc, we seem to be getting very close to our max load weight. Are there any...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all. So I'm thinking bout increasing the power output, only getting about 25mpg, so figure I might as well crank things up a bit. Completely standard at mo so bout 150bhp I understand. Was told you could push up to 250 without modifying crank and flywheel etc, if that's the case, can anyone...
  4. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    For sale - Diesel Express tuning box. I had it in my SAAB 9-3 (120) Linear for approx 3000 miles. (Car now sold) Increases torque and improves fuel economy. Takes 5 minutes to fit. Cost me £89.99 + P&P. Looking for £55 delivered info here Tuning Box John
  5. Saab News
    Photo Credit: Saab History The Saab Factory is gearing up for an increase in Saab Car production, with the 9-3 Sedan, SportCombi, 9-3 Convertible, 9-3x and all new Saab 9-5 Sedan according to TTELA. In the near future, the Saab factory will be prepared to take on a significant upswing in...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello all, I've not been on for a while because my 2.0LPT 1998 has been so good to me. Recently I've noticed a slight increase in engine noise when accelerating . It happens about 2-3k RPM or if I'm holding it open on an upill climb. It stops above 3k RPM and isn't always constant. At first I...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I have a 9-5 3.0L V6 TID and I think there's a problem. Driving along the motorway for about an hour I noticed a loss of power when I tried to overtake another car, no power just very slow acceleration. Also, when coming off the motorway and stopping at the traffic lights the revs seemed...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have recently read in a thread that you can easily without much cost increase the bhp on my 2003 2.2 tid , but they did not say how. Has anyone had experience of this? if so what did you do? regards
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    i need some help has any one had their car retuned from 150 bhp to +++ bhp ?how much does it cost ? Are there altertanatives to using over priced SAAB dealers ?
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    finally hit 21mpg today YIPPEEEEE! without driving everywhere at 30mph and a good 'ol service is there anything else that may increase it? going by figures other people have i seem to be a few miles lower than most. im hoping to replace the ecu which should make a difference. is there anything...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, just found a conversation on another forum about manually increasing using the wastegate rod. Is this correct and if so, how do ya do it? And how much can you increase it?
  12. Saabscene: Performance
    Thinking of using forged pistons in my rebuild, so if im purchasing new pistons, are there any oversized ones available for a B235R ? i know i can get the bores bored out at a reasonable cost, so seems silly if i can get oversized pistons in the process. whats the std size of viggen piston ...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have just fitted a CR2 tuning chip to my 3.0 Tid. The car is quicker but if I increase the power by using the pin jumper it goes even faster but stutters at about 4k rpm., do you think I am hitting boost cut off and if I am is there a way of increasing it? here is a link to the companies...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Guy's I raise this question in response to one raised by Tonker and his 2.2 TiD. I have been looking into fitting an upgrade magic box that fits betwen the ECU and the Comon Rail increasing both power and fuel economy, as this seems to be the most popular way of doing this. However, one of...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Dear all Have finally managed to find a decent diesel estate and have a question. Is it possible to get more bhp from the 2.2 tid engine and if so how and where? Regards Tonker
  16. Saabscene: Performance
    hi, i would like to increase boost on my 1994 saab 2.3 auto with intercooler and apc . what is the max boost increase ? would it be best to use a manual boost controller ? whats this about cutting no 14 ? wire ? thanks mark k
  17. Saab News
    This is on my feed reader. It’s from Automotive News, which I don’t have a paid subscription for, but hopefully one of the usual suspects will come up trumps and give us an insight as to what’s going on with the rest of the story. <blockquote>Saab’s advertising budget this year is slightly...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi there, it was quite easy with 900s - a separate sensor and a screwdriver. In my 9000 2.3T `93 Jetronic (DI/APC) it doesn`t seem that simple. Any ideas how to do it to prevent the car from fuel cutting out by higher boost?
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have been reading a lot on this forum about adding intercoolers to 9000s. I don't understand how it gives more power. Is it water or oil or air that is cooled? Are there any mechanical tuning things that can give more power without adding anything to the car, a 9000 B202S, and without...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My '97 2.3 LPT currently runs standard 195/65 R15 tyres and as need to replace them soon I was considering going for a slightly wider tyre used as on the 2.3 FPT (205/60 R15). Has anyone done this and if so did it improve traction and cornering much? Any adverse affects such as decreased...
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