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Old 12-27-2003, 05:41 AM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a non-homebrewed intake?

Hey, I have a '97 900s with the 2.3, are there any stores that sell an intake kit/system for my car?

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Old 12-27-2003, 06:18 AM   #2
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Actually...as far as stores around your house that sells intakes...there are none. Genuine Saab probably sells an aftermarket intake for your NA900 made by Speedparts, but im not totally sure. Check out their website.

www.genuinesaab.com

Most people find it cheaper to make their own, and sometimes works better
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Old 12-27-2003, 06:51 AM   #3
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i kinda figured there wouldn't be much of a selection.

does anyone have a list of detailed instructions for doing this project, with pictures?

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if you have a really really really high performance place like i do here they may.... I found a place here that has an intake for a porche GT but it will fit my car. But i would most def just order one from genuin saab
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:12 PM   #5
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I don't have pictures of steps along the way, but I have instructions. You can see pics of my intake at www.cardomain.com/id/rcmdesign

Instructions for Removing OEM Air Intake Box and Installing a Cold Air
Filter.

1. Remove top of Air Intake Box. There are 4 clips on the box that clamp
the top to the bottom. Unclamp all of these. Also there are two clamps
that hold the top of the air intake box to the tubing. Unclamp those
also. Now the top of the air filter box should come off.

2. Next, take out the factory filter to get more room to remove some
screws.

3. Now you will need a wrench to unscrew three bolts holding the bottom
of the air intake box to the car. I am not sure what size it needs to
be but you can try it out. The first screw is located (if you are facing
the windshield) to the left of the tubing. Find the other two screws to the
right of the air intake box and unscrew them also

4. Now that you have unscrewed all of these screws holding the air
intake base to the car, you can remove it. Carefully pull it out towards
the windshield, do this because there is a tube that runs from the box
to the back of the headlight system that comes out with the bottom of
the air intake box.

5. The next step is to attach the cone shaped air filter. Do this by
purchasing a clamp from your local hardware store.

6. The clamp goes over the rubber tubing on the end of the filter. The
filter will easily slide on the end of the original tubing on the saab,
but needs to be tightened by using the clamp. Make sure it's nice and
tight.

7. Start er up and listen to the difference when you get to 5000rpm
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Old 01-09-2004, 12:53 PM   #6
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looks good, but is very pointless, the only thing that fixes is a dirty filter, if you are still running the stock intake tubing from the filter back, then it's dumb, it's the same volume, i'm looking for larger tubing from behind the filter, all the way to the throtle body.

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I 3. Now you will need a wrench to unscrew three bolts holding the bottom
of the air intake box to the car. I am not sure what size it needs to
be
It is 10mm

There is one inherent problem with replacing the stock filter box with a cone filter though. Although you will get increased airflow, that air will be the hot air from inside the engine compartment and so will be less dense. You should keep the tube that feeds air from the front of the car and try to shield the cone filter from the hot air from the engine bay to get the maximum performance advantage.
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Yeah that's the problem that I was having, so if you see my intake on cardomain, I added a longer tube onto the existing stock tubing to run the filter into the front of the car behind the headlight unit. It runs a lot better than just with the filter on the end of the stock tubing...
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then why did you tell me to just put the filter on the end of the tube???

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Old 01-11-2004, 07:26 PM   #10
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I ran with the filter on the end of the tube for months and I never noticed a significant downpull to the power because of hot air. If anything, it had more power with the greater airflow into the engine, due to the restrictions in the stock airbox. In my opinion, you can never get "cold air" cause the tube always runs right next to the extremely hot engine...
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