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Old 09-16-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3t 4Door! New Owner! Coilover question!!!

Hello everyone! just bought a 2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3t. im very new to the saab community so everything on this car is very new to me. We fell in love with the car my fiance went from a 13' hyundai genesis 2.0t to this (baby on the way we didnt want anymore payments so sold the car and bought this) i have a 2012 subaru wrx.

We had a question regarding suspension. What coilovers fit this car?? i cant seem to get an answer anywhere. some sites say 1997-2002 4doors some sites say 2002 and up 5door and that leaves our 2003 4door out of it lol. can anyone help me and point me torward the direction of whats what? some people have told me the 1997 model suspensions wont fit bc of the vauxhall's over seas in the UK i guess theyre badged vauxhall or have the same suspension copmponents idk to be honest.

thank you everyone in advance i hope someone can help me.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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anyone??
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #3
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GenuineSaab.com Suspension 9-5 Page

as far as coilovers I don't know but there are plenty of options for springs and shocks.
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The 5 door is the wagon. Don't use anything up to 01, those have a diff suspension style, the 02 and up is more like the newer 9-3s that rolled out in 03.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:42 AM   #5
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so i can use 9-3 suspension parts 02+ for the 9-5??? coilovers epseically?
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #6
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No, you need to buy the parts meant for your car... 9-5 parts to be precise.

The 9-3 suspension (both old and new generation) are completely different.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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thats what i figured. coilovers for this car seem to be very difficult to find
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Welcome to Saab ownership, LOL.
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:33 AM   #9
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Don't worry, in a few months you won't be able to be bothered about coilovers and you'll wonder why you ever even cared to begin with, especially with a WRX to play with.

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