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10-02-2020 03:49 PM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Having driven both, especially in the summer with the AC on, I'd take the slight performance hit. Although, the car I drove with no BS was significantly slower than what you're building...
Yeah. This car is my trophy Saab seeing very specific driving. Basically if the weather is nice from April to October and we're not in the Roadster to have a roof or more than two people, we'll be in this car. So I am not worried about any negatives of the delete.
10-02-2020 12:12 PM
Saabeh
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Originally Posted by Jameson View Post
Speaking to people like Nick at GS. Very little negative vibration increase felt at idle but faster revving every place else.
Having driven both, especially in the summer with the AC on, I'd take the slight performance hit. Although, the car I drove with no BS was significantly slower than what you're building...
10-02-2020 11:59 AM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Why delete the balance shafts?
Speaking to people like Nick at GS. Very little negative vibration increase felt at idle but faster revving every place else.
10-01-2020 01:18 PM
Saabeh Why delete the balance shafts?
10-01-2020 01:12 PM
Jameson The 9-3x got done, lowered, tuned etc. It just needs 20mm spacers.

The Roadster did 486whp on a low reading load bearing dyno on a 100 degree day on pump gas @15psi. So we are going to run a smaller pulley and see what 21psi on E85 does on a Dynojet. Might actually crack 600whp. It scares my wife. She says it feel like it won't stop pulling lol.

Pepper's build starts next month.

I've acquired:

T5(ex) and B202T(intake) cams
Wossner 90.5mm pistons
GS balance delete kit
Forge Bypass Valve
GS big injector spacers
ARP head studs
GS intake
GS 315mm slotted rotors and 300mm slotted rears
Brembo front caliper which I had custom painted orange metallic
300mm rear caliper painted as well
GS front brake lines
Quaife LSD and 4.45 gearset
Custom clutch/pressure plate
Crank oil scraper
Twin Scroll Td05 EVO turbo top mount kid(turbo, downpipe, manifold, turbo inlet, lines)
875cc injectors, Aeromotive pump, intercooler
d088 pipe kit and all hoses
Poly subframe, rear trailing arm and torque/trans mount
Eibachs and Bilstein B8 fronts, already has the rears

Its getting the Morimoto HID lights and SAS bars from my '06.

I've also secured VENTED seats and HVAC. I am going to dye everything parchment to saddle to work better with the bronze/orange details.

Should be a nasty setup. Twin scroll means great spool but we shouldn't have trouble cracking 400whp and revving out to 7k RPMs.
04-02-2020 08:05 AM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by CycM17 View Post
Drooling over that peppergreen wagon... Can't wait to see the progress on both!
Thanks!

Should have the powder coated wheels back.

Most won't care about the Roadster but its going through a big project.

Randy Forbes is the platform Guru of Coupes and Roadsters. Over a decade ago he came up with the rear subframe reinforcement kit.

I drove my car to him in FL in December and basically gave him a blank check lol.

He installed the 6mt in place of the 5mt. He replaced the previous guys subframe fix.

He pulled the blower and sent it out to be rebuilt and upgraded with a billet impeller.

He installed an E85 kit with 80lb injectors, a 485lph pump, FlexFuel computer, Setrab oil cooler. He is also dropping my compression from 10.5:1 to 9:1. I will be running as much as 21psi on e85 which should net 550-570whp.

I sent him 295mm Pilot Sport Cup 2s and sent out my LMs for a high end refurb.
03-31-2020 07:23 AM
CycM17 Drooling over that peppergreen wagon... Can't wait to see the progress on both!
03-22-2020 02:16 PM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by jssaab View Post
how low?
$5k
03-22-2020 06:44 AM
jssaab how low?
03-18-2020 11:53 AM
Jameson I am trying to acquire all the rare wagons and hoard them.

I bought the lowest priced 9-3x in the country. It will be the winter ride to replace the '06. It's getting an Aero interior, tune and lowered suspension which gets rid of the load leveling rear end. Its stupidly clean.

01-22-2020 10:18 AM
Jameson Pepper was picked up on Friday. She was driven 1200 miles from Oregon to Colorado. I was told she runs amazing. Many pictures were taken along the way. A pleasant surprise was an untold custom 3" exhaust with downpipe all done to a very high standard and sounding very good. I have a stage 2 tune I can put on it in the meantime. My theme is going to be green and bronze/brass. Ever seen Chargers/Challengers in green with brass wheels? I am going to powder coat my 18's and roof bars in brass/bronze and dip the front end chrome to match. My gray/griffin parts don't do the Green justice.

The car is headed to me tomorrow.







01-18-2020 06:58 PM
jssaab
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Originally Posted by Jameson View Post

I am debating telling my mechanic he can have Gray with the Hybrid if he does enough labor to Pepper such as fulling Forging it. I have this feeling a fully Forged B235R runs better(less laggy, more responsive) than an B234/5.

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I can tell yo uthis si the case, my 2000 with Wossners, ran way better than the hybrid. I think I even said after my build in my thread I would not do it again

Enjoy the new ride
01-11-2020 09:08 AM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Whenever Mike D is at Scanwest in Seattle, he always sends me pics of boring cars that we don't see anymore because New England rusted them away,

You can find a lot of clean and rust free cars out that way.
I do that whenever I am traveling. I get excited by minty 80's/90's Japanese and American cars that I say to my wife "those turned to dust 20-years ago out by us" lol.
01-11-2020 08:19 AM
Saabeh Whenever Mike D is at Scanwest in Seattle, he always sends me pics of boring cars that we don't see anymore because New England rusted them away,

You can find a lot of clean and rust free cars out that way.
01-11-2020 07:03 AM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by Cark View Post
From OR, very nice. I always looked out there but never seemed to find anything at the right time. There was a chili red 04/05 aero 5mt wagon a year or so ago, but the whole side was smashed up

Very good find on your part.
Thanks,

Funny thing is, he found me. I had posted looking and he sent me a private message.

The car is being delivered on the 25th.

I am debating telling my mechanic he can have Gray with the Hybrid if he does enough labor to Pepper such as fulling Forging it. I have this feeling a fully Forged B235R runs better(less laggy, more responsive) than an B234/5.

I am trying to take any weakness from Gray, anything I've learned and do it better with Pepper.
01-11-2020 03:58 AM
Cark From OR, very nice. I always looked out there but never seemed to find anything at the right time. There was a chili red 04/05 aero 5mt wagon a year or so ago, but the whole side was smashed up

Very good find on your part.
01-02-2020 10:04 AM
Jameson I also sold the '09 9-3 for more than I paid and leased an '19 CTS for very little dough. It was to keep salt off my '06. Now the '06 will be the winter warrior which makes the CTS less useful. My wife's '18 ATS goes back in 10 months so I am thinking she will just take the CTS for the remainder of it's lease.
01-02-2020 10:02 AM
Jameson
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Originally Posted by Cark View Post
Fake news! Pics?



I got Grundy to agree to a collectors policy on it. For now, $10k for $100 a year. I will increase it to $15-18k as it gets the mods from my '06.
01-01-2020 03:08 PM
Cark Fake news! Pics?
12-29-2019 12:52 PM
Jameson Updates.

Well I converted the car to P-Bus so I can remote tune. After fixing a leaking Forge BPV the tune was no longer happy and causing a lean condition. We are starting off with a new 55p based 06-09 specific tune.

I found more rust on the car which is the one thing that kills this car for me.

I had always said the only car to replace this is an '09.

I was offered an 1 of 1 Pepper Green '09 5mt in minty shape for a fair price.

It will never see salt and never has. It will be a a recipient for my gray wagons parts as they are needed. It comes with tint and 3m clearbra. So I will swap over all my silver Griffin trim and leave it stock for now(aside from the second set of aftermarket wheels it comes with). As needed it will get my drivetrain and suspension mods. I have a series of buyers lined up for the Gray wagon including my mechanic who I can barter with if he swaps in everything from the gray wagon into "Pepper".
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