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10-06-2004 01:13 PM
rcmdesign Oh SaabTuner is back
10-06-2004 11:42 AM
SaabTuner Here's a page from the AP site that shows what I mean by truly directional:

10-06-2004 11:37 AM
SaabTuner Yes, there is a difference with the Master Cyllinder. The Viggen got the master cyllinder from the 9-5, which is probably a bit "gooshy" as it was intended for the luxury car. Then again it probably also has more capacity for stopping a heavy car with ease.

The Viggen actually has a lot of little bits and pieces here and there which are upgraded (like a softer front swaybar, which is a better solution for handing than a harder rear swaybar, but both is nice.). That's one of the reasons it makes a nice starting platform if you want to mod you Saab ... if you can get ahold of one that is.

I wouldn't personally buy these rotors. As far as I can tell there isn't going to be any performance benefit. I don't think they are truly directional like the AP rotors which come with AP brake kit are.

Also the pedal will always feel slightly gushy with a sliding caliper. It's just the nature of the beast.

10-06-2004 07:57 AM
CO-Saab There is also a difference with the pump. Nick T. was doing some experiments with both, he prefers the smaller pump on the 2.0L, gives a higher pressure and better feel on the pedal.
10-05-2004 11:50 PM
SaabTuner The Viggen has the following different parts from the standard 9-3 according to the EPC:

Backing plate: 45 67 749 ( I suppose you could just not have a backing plate if you wanted.)

Brake housing: 50 84 710 (right), 50 84 702 (left) (includes caliper and slide rail)

and ...

Different pads (of course): 50 64 795

Otherwise, you should be able to adapt them to a 9-3. Also, the 9-3's in the US have different brake housings than the European models for some reason. The Viggen is the same everywhere.

10-05-2004 12:45 PM
Boxerchip Its for viggen only for 2 reasons:

wheel size

Correct me if im wrong but i think all you need to use those on a 9-3 would be viggen calipers.
10-05-2004 12:24 PM
Tweek's Turbos Thats awesome news for those of us trying to use the Porshe boxter S brake calipers.
10-05-2004 12:14 PM
new brake kit for viggens

saw this at G9, wonder if they will be doing a kit for non-viggen models, too?

Why would this only fit a viggen? is it a matter of clearing 17 inch wheels, or something else?

also, they don't say how much the replacement rotor will be without the hat section. Still, nice to have another option besides the kits that go for 1200 and up!!!

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