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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I just replaced the rear shocks on our 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc sedan. It’s a pretty easy job except for the (dreaded) rusty nut. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about if you’ve done this job. I first removed the passenger’s side spring/shock assembly. At first I tried to use a closed-end wrench...
  2. Saab Recommendations
    My 2004 9-5 sedan, at 108,000 miles. is starting to cost more in repairs than it is worth, and I'm beginning to look for a replacement. But it needs new rear shocks right now. Can anyone suggest inexpensive shocks that won't screw up the handling and ride? I'm more ocncerned with shoirt-term...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Looking to change my front shocks. Does anyone know if the front shocks from a 2003 9-5 2.2 tid vector will be a straight swap for my 2002 2.0t estate ??? Tia noel
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So looking to swap the rear shocks on the sportwagon (feels sloppy on the rear) Considering either Monroe Reflex at £88 a pair or MaxTracs at £56 a pair (seemingly dutch???) Front is getting Monroe Reflex (got them cheap brand new from someone clearing out stock) Quite fancy Bilstein...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'd like to renew front shocks on my 2006 9-3 Aero saloon. When I search for 9-3 shocks I see various Bilsteins listed (B2, B4, B6) and other makes like Monroe. Price varies from £75 a pair up to double that depending in make and type. I imagine Saab fitted different shocks to the Aero given...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I was just wondering what the best shocks are? I am looking to upgrade to Maptun springs and was going to go down the Bilstein B8 shocks... any other suggestions, Koni FSDs are too expensive.
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi guys Anyone know if the shocks on vauxhaull vectra "c" are the compatable with 9-5 aero 2.3 turbo Thanks in advance
  8. Saabscene: Performance
    Hi guys I'm new and would just like to say HI . Looking to change the suspension setup on my 9-5 any recommendations , been looking at coilovers but there does not seem to be much around to be honest . Found the usual k-sport / bc set ups , seem quite expensive for what I want . Just looking...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    We do not take responsibility for any work or method carried out from this guide you use it at your own risk The SS Team Front suspension replacement guide some people can think this is a very involved job requiring alot of work but this is not the case on that i thought i would do a...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi new member here, after owning a saab 2.0t se convertible for a couple of years i sold it and missed it like hell so just bought a 04 (53 plate) 93 aero, with130,000 miles on the clock, the guy who had this from new was a saab nut, its got a full history and receipts inc. hirsch air induction...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    SAAB 9-5 Aero estate 2002. Replacing offside rear shock`, looks fairly straightforward, anything I should watch out for? Thanks, Malcolm.
  12. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Pair of GM 900 front shocks for 1996 2.0 covertible automatic, prefer new or used with low mileage.
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My 95 900 2.0 auto cabrio has rather soggy/bouncy front suspension. What replacemnet shocks are recommended and roughly what is a typical all-in price for replacement? Any tips regarding other bits to replace whilst doing the job?
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 1999 9-3 2.0i (non-turbo), and I think it's time to replace the front shock absorbers (108k miles old). Does anybody have any recommendations for aftermarket shocks? I'm looking to replace the originals with something similar. I've heard that turbo models had slightly stiffer shocks...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi. When looking for new rear shocks for my 2006 Aero saloon for some reason various manufacturers only list them upto 2005 models, can anyone confirm no changes took place from the Dame Edna facelift onwards as mine is a 2006 model. Cheers
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all, Not sure if this is the right place to post this; My 2000 plate 9-5 Aero estate just failed its MOT on the offside rear shock. Its been off the road for a week now and we cant get a replacement, SAAB main dealer and several local parts shops have all sent out a shock that is too short...
  17. Saabscene: Performance
    I recently changed my springs from standard to Eibach Pro, which gave a nice 30mm drop, but the ride is very bouncy because I'm still using the standard shocks. Which uprated/sports shocks do people recommend when using lowered springs? I've seen two makes: - Bilstein B8 - Koni FSD
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    First post so here goes. Got a 56 reg 9-3 1.9 Tid Sportwagon and going to replace the shocks all round as its feeling very boaty and having done just over 100k think it wouldnt do any harm. I have tried the local motor factors and they dont list the shocks. Are Vauxhall ones the same as I have...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, I have had my saab for nearly a month, when I got it the nearside front and rear shocks were shot (bounced round corners!) anyway I have jsut returned to work and can't afford to put new shocks on even if I DIY, I have been able to source a pair of compete front struts, just need to find...
  20. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
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