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All the talk on the 9000 2.3T tuning post has wetted my appetite but I'm a complete coward when it comes to trying things out on my car.

I use BPV Slough . I am very impressed with these specialists but whenever I ask them to wind up the turbo or to check its doing what it should, they just say its fine and is fast enough. One of their guys even suggested I borrow his LPT to feel how good my car is. It may be better than an LPT but only just boosts to the red and often only to the top of the broken yelow. Who then would you recommend to look at it and check it out for me in the saab fraternity or would you recommend tecnicians with a rolling road. I live in Radlett nr St Albans in Herts by the way.

Thanks

PS Happy new year to you all. I've been reading in regularly but regrettably do not often feel I have much to add so do not post very often these days as the contributor's knowledge seems vast these days.

Julian
 

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A rolling road session would provide you with a graph showing exactly what power and torque you are getting etc.

This would certainly tell you whether it is up to scratch power wise, you could then have things checked over etc if something is wrong.

I used Van Aaken Developments in Bracknell about 1 year ago.
The session took about 2.5 hours (would have been shorter but they were having trouble tying the car down to keep it still).

I think it cost about £65

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I second Skiddins' suggestion, especially as they measured his car at almost exactly the published figure, so they're probably accurate.

Is your Aero a manual or auto (can't decide whether the subject means it's a manual or you're talking about tuning it manually)? If auto, then the top of the broken yellow is about right. If manual, it should dip into the red to a greater or lesser degree depending on model year and, of course, fuel octane and ambient conditions.

Then again, the factory boost gauge is not very consistent from one car to another, so it isn't always the best guide to the more subtle differences in performance.
 

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I've been reading in regularly but regrettably do not often feel I have much to add so do not post very often these days as the contributor's knowledge seems vast these days.
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I don't let my total lack of knowledge stop me when it comes to waffling on the boards! Definately stick around - There are always new members asking questions that sometimes even I can answer!

As for the upgrade - go for it. Even if it's just a sports exhaust or poly bushes. Start small and work up
 
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