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  1. 2004 9-3 Audio upgrade to 6-disc CD

    Audio installs
    My 2004 9-3 currently has a single disc cd-changer. I have a 6-disc changer successfully divorced from a like 2004 9-3. I've heard a software upgrade via the Tech II is needed to ensure my current radio / audio recognizes the 6-disc changer so it functions correctly. Someone else said to just...
  2. 93 alloy upgrade. 18 or 19 inch.

    Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    I have a 2010 vector sport cab and fancy going up a size in wheels. 18 or 19 inch but I'd like to keep to Saab official. What options do I have and are there pros and cons such as ride and tram lining etc.
  3. Aftermarket audio upgrade

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    I have tried to upgrade my original Saab audio in a 2008 9-3 Aero sport wagon and have perfect reception only when the engine is off. Once engine is started there is a continuous and very annoying hum which is not speed dependant. Would ground loop isolators help this or what else can be done...
  4. less functions since upgrade ICM2 to 3

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello I have upgraded my ICM2 for a 3. It seem to work perfectly but i have lost these function: - parking help - automatic wiper how can i restore these function with a Tech2 ? Cheers Laurent
  5. SAAB 9-5 Anti roll bar upgrade and poly bushes

    Saabscene: Performance
    hi people im tired of rolling in to corners, i have a saab 9-5 se 2.3T estate 1999, i was tinking of upgrading my roll bars and bushes. i know the aero roll bars are thicker but are both bars thicker or just the rear???? im hoping just the rear cos i know i the fronts is a little more harder to...
  6. AS1 Speaker Upgrade

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I'm new to the forum and have read a good bit of info about the different stereo options for the 9-5. I have just bought an '05 Linear Sport Tid 2.2 and will be picking it up this Saturday. I intend to replace the AS1 with a Sony Ipod compatible single din stereo that I have in my current...
  7. Audio upgrade advice pls

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
  8. Audio upgrade advice pls

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I have a saab 9-3 vector 150 2006 model but the audio is appaling, i think i just have the basic 4 speaker model?? anyway i'm considering buying 2 6x9 speakers for the rear, 2 door speakers ( not sure of size if anyone could help ) for the front doors and a 1000w 4 channel amp all from...
  9. Upgrade Advice Please

    Saabscene: Performance
    hi all, having recently become a bit of a grease monkey (after replacing the turbo), Ive developed a taste for tinkering! can some of you lads with "gas flowed heads" give me some guidance on the best way to blow about a £1000 in parts on upgrades for my 2.0 lpt ARC 2002. Looking at the...
  10. hirsch 145 bhp upgrade for 2.2tid

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi saab fans has anybody had the hirsch 145 bhp upgrade on the 2.2tid expensive but is it worth it ? or are there any other options.
  11. Radio upgrade

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I know there's a lot of traffic here about radio upgrades so having just done on my 2 9 5's here's my experience. Physically you can fit any single or double din radio into the car (I'll come to the wiring later). If you want a single din, Saab dealers and Elk offer a conversion kit that...
  12. Looking to upgrade wheels

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I currently have a 1998 93SE convertible. Around 49,000 miles on the clock and in pretty fine condition. I average around 350 miles a week (give or take 50), most of which is along country roads. I've noticed that the car doesn't corner as well as I'd like and was thinking of upgrading the...
  13. 04 aero Brakes upgrade

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi all, just looking for some help on this, i have an early 04 93 aero with the 314 mm brakes, i going to need new pads soon and possibly discs too so was looking on ebc brakes direct, i'm not sure which pads to get though, if pick SAAB/9-3/2.0 Turbo Aero/2003-2004 as my car it brings up the...
  14. 93 aero convertible on 04 plate speakers upgrade.

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    just got it and thnx to this site i'm thinking of upgrades already, i've already ordered the upgraded alpine speakers for in the dash but i don't know what size are in the front doors and rear quarter panels, is anyone able to shed any light on this ? Also for upgrade is the orange indicator...
  15. Instument Panel Upgrade

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, Hope someone can help, A while back i upped my 2001 lpt to 185 via a second hand ECU and now i`ve got a second hand Ins panel from a fpt to fit. It`s basically because i want a boost gauge on my dash :grin: , so i just want to know if the said gauge will work in my car? I believe their...
  16. BSR PPC upgrade of MY98 2.0lpt

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Folks, Considering PPC upgrade on my 1998 car but it has original green injectors. I believe these were upgraded to red in 1999 and these are used in Saab upgrade to 192bhp. Has anyone used BSR PPC with original green injectors successfuly? Funds limited and dont want to have to change...
  17. 9-3SS 2.0t upgrade?

    Saabscene: Performance
    I am well chuffed with my 9-3SS. All the toys on it, including the "sports chassis". I am sure it would be able to handle a lot more power, grips and drives like my 9-5 Aero was never able to do. However, I have noticed a distinct lack of low end get up and go. When in second it takes a few revs...
  18. Hirsch upgrade on 1.9 TiD 9-3 convertable

    Saabscene: Performance
    I just had my 93 convertable MY07 57 plate 1.9Tid serviced 18000 mile and the dealer suggested i had the car upgraded to Hirsch making it a 200BHP car, no difference to MPG and much better performance, £750 deal at the moment searched the forum and found a few details , didnt find a lot Is it...
  19. Upgrade Standard Turbo to Aero ?

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all Been reading the forum for a while now with great interest (have learned an awful lot)so decided to join up. I have a MY99 2.0 LPT 9-5 which I have just changed the timing chain and cleaned out the oil pick up pipe (that was well clogged), took a wee while but got there in the...
  20. Recent upgrade to 9-5 Aero...

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello Guys, I've been a (old shape/classic) 9-3 (coupe/3 door) owner for over four years now - many thanks to all who have answered my posts down the years on the forum, in particular john, julian and zaphod :thumbsup: . Since the missus is due to give birth to our first any day I went out...
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