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Old 01-17-2015, 01:17 PM   #1
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2000 Gary Fisher 9-5 2.3t wagon

New to the community and to Saab. Looking for performance upgrades but there are so many models parts are a little confusing to me. Don't know what ecu upgrade I need. Any help with anything would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:45 AM   #2
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With a vehicle that old I would leave it alone if you are thinking of adding HP to the motor.
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:29 AM   #3
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The gary fisher is just a low-pressure e-VIN wagon.
It got a handful of cool options, but it's just a regular ol' wagon.

what are your plans for it?
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With a vehicle that old I would leave it alone if you are thinking of adding HP to the motor.
2000 is old?
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yeah, 2000 is old. If you want to pep up the motor it better be in pretty good shape with the Mod 6 and a sump drop to begin with with pretty good compression and, if it were mine,aun upgraded TD-04 Turbo
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:15 AM   #6
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yeah, 2000 is old. If you want to pep up the motor it better be in pretty good shape with the Mod 6 and a sump drop to begin with with pretty good compression and, if it were mine,aun upgraded TD-04 Turbo
First you say leave it alone, now you say put a bigger turbo on?
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I think what Mike B is trying to say is the first upgrade to your car should be getting it to a good baseline stock running condition. New spark plugs, new vacuum lines, synthetic oil, fuel filter, air filter, newer or new DI cassette should all be done. Maybe new O2 sensors if they are original. Do all of this before considering modifications.

Then, read descriptions of stage 1,2,3 tunes and the required hardware modifications and decide what makes sense for you.
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Thinks for the advice already did a new DIC and plugs just trying to get an idea of what can be done for just a little extra power
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The unfortunate thing is that any power upgrade you do is shortening the life of your gt17.

Otherwise, follow any other path of upgrades.

As with any turbo car, the usual path is... intake, exhaust, ECU once it's been maintained appropriately.
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I would skip the intake part. You could just get a tune and that would yield some improvements. Beyond that:

- Consider getting a larger turbo. Most people use the TD04 that came on Aeros, Viggens and some other models
- Add a 3" downpipe and pair it to a cat-back exhaust system
- Upgrade fuel pressure regulator
- Get a tune after adding hardware

That is about as far as most people go, though there are plenty that go much farther.
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