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Whats up everyone! I have a 1999 9-3(185hp) and i am interested in getting the ecu reprogrammed from genuinesaab.com i think they go through speedparts.its the 42hp upgrade. Well anyways i was just wondering if anyone on here has this upgrade to a 9-3 and if so is it worth the money, is there a considerable difference? Thanks for your help.
Oh yeah another thing. I see many of you with the 9-3 non viggen seem to have gotten the viggen boddy kit, i am from the states and im wondering were i can get the kit. Also were did any of you get the viggen interior from.. Thanks for reading ---Nick
 

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Welcome to the board tanner55

There are quite a few people on the board who have had a Speedparts upgrade - not sure how many of 9-3's. /John, Julian about?
 

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now then Tanner55

I have had the Speedparts Stage 1 fitted to my 2002 93 aero (205bhp) which I think is the same 42hp increase you mention.

I read a lot of peoples views on this board before making my decision and was basically toying between Abbott and Speedparts at the time.

Before I go on, yes it is very good.

Essentially, the car performs far better from 4000 rpm onwards. Before the upgrade the turbo would kick in at 2,500 but power tailed off around 4,000 rpm. After the upgrade, its like a gap has been filled in that the whole rev range is now used in that the excitment now comes in at 4000rpm.

The biggest difference I have noticed is driving on the motorway sitting in 4th gear at 4,000 then pushing the boot down the car really powers forward all the way up to the red line which it would not do before.

It is deceptively quick because the power is very smooth but its when you see how far the cars are behind you in your mirror that you realise what the car can actually do.

I would say 2nd gear 4,000 onwards is much better
3rd gear 60 - 80mph is far better and 4th gear is greatly improved. The torque is far better.

The downside is that the power is smooth delivered and I would prefer more of a kick in the back which abbott is supposed to give you although abbott I dont think gives you the power delivery at the top end that the speedparts does.

Bottom line is go for it, you wont regrett it.




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I am currently waiting on delivery on a Speedparts stage 1 ECU from Elk for my '94 GM900 turbo - be able to tell you more in a week or two I hope..
 

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David

See my PM to you. Yes, fitting is easy enough though a bit fiddly with the wiring loom (half hour should do it) and I am enjoying the benefit of a few extra bhp...

Mike
 

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Just finished installing my stage-3 maptune from G-9 performance here in the states....

Awesome power.., the car pulls so incredibly strong now. The good thing about Maptune is that they only charge you a 100 bucks for the next stage Maptune ECU when your ready.

Cost me lil more than 650 since the rate is pretty good for the dollar.

I think you'll be quite happy if you consider the stage 2 with a decent filter, and hyperboost bypass valve.

I'm very happy with my new performance on the car.

DC
 

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A 9-5 is a difficult car to chip - more so than a 9000, anyway. There are only a few 'tuners' I would entrust reprogramming a T7 version of the Trionic - MapTun or Hirsch. However, I would also note that there are some prerequisites to 'chipping'. The 9-5 intake is notorious for being restrictive and the exhaust could use work, too. I would highly recommend a larger downpipe to resolve EGT issues, even on a stock Aero, nevermind a chipped one. With a less restrictive intake and exhaust, one should be able to safely make 280 hp from the B235R. Higher levels of power need better intercooling and fueling, to be safe. maptun web page
 

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Originally posted by Mr. Dobsi:
[qb]Oh!.. and a blow off valve    .. love the sound!      
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Hmmm, the jury's still out on this one, but the consensus is generally that the Trionic 7 doesn't like them - best to stick with recirculating.

As for tuning, I'd agree with Robert's sentiment; the Saab Trionic, particularly the T7, is a complex beast. There have been cases on the board of people using 'general' tuning firms and not being happy with the results. So best go for one of the specialists. To Robert's list of Maptun and Hirsch I'd add Speedparts and Abbott Racing.

Cheers

James
 
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