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upgrade front brake for NG900

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I am a saab owner from Thailand. I currently own 900SE turbo (1995) and 9000CD (for my wife). I have modified my 900SE: TD04 and intercooler from Viggen, 3 inch free flow exhaust and Maptun stage 3. The performance is great. However its performance may be limited by the fuel (95 octane) and hot weather. Johnny from Maptun said, from this condition I should get around 260-270 hp. Now I would like to upgrade the front brake. Using one from AP racing or Breambo may be too expensive. Is it possible to apply the front brake set from Viggen or 9-5 Aero to my 900SE. The car is 1995 model). This is much cheaper compared with AP or breambo. I can have any required fitting machined.
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I am pretty sure you can use the Viggen brakes. I am not entirely sure , but I know Marky and a few others know what you'll need. Also, as a in between or a permanent fix, is simply going to better fade resistant pads such as Hawk HPS, Ferodo DS2500 and others.

And welcome to Saabscene!
I agree with EvS on this one. You should have no problem getting in the ABS in the dry. Put your ass into it, man! Although I noticed, as expected, that if you have grippy enough tires, it just takes that much more pedal pressure to get the ABS going in the dry.

Anyways, about the ABS not working well with too large of brake upgrade, I have heard the same of what Mark reported. The first time I heard it was from Keith Maddock, who is a engineer for TRW in Cologne, and an avid Ring driver.
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