|02-21-2005 07:16 PM|
Once the big brakes are fitted, you can choose between plain 9-5 rotors, grooved 9-3 rotors, or..............................these crossdrilled 308mm Opel OPC discs
|02-21-2005 02:55 PM|
|02-21-2005 02:23 PM|
Yep not cheap unless you are lucky enough to find some used calipers.
We looked at making a new adaptor to space the caliper out. It sounded great...
The problem was the aero "big" rotors were not big enough and had the same back-spacing leaving not enough space for an adaptor and new bolts. If you wanted the other alternative is to scrap the backing plate and rotate the caliper upwards a few degrees giving more space but a less than ideal form for the adaptor.
You are right about the early cars and the larger wheel hub.. You can machine it down but it ruins the bearings getting them apart to do it. It is a problem with many big brake kits too. Watch out on the back ones too 94-96 Not any real cheap options…
|02-21-2005 02:06 PM|
The increase in stoppingpower makes it worthwile though .
If you want to upgrade your Saab it's going to cost you (a lot of) money .
|02-21-2005 10:48 AM|
so i technically cant use my stock calipers... is there anywhere i can get viggen calipers then???? i found them on eeuroparts.com
so here is a price list i composed from saabsite.com
150$ each caliper
225$ for the rotors
40$ for the dustshields from nick
so its over 600$....with all the misc stuff...
someone that has done this... help me out here.. if i get the dustshields from nick, they have the viggen mounting .. so in essence could i not make a bracket that would bolt onto it and to my stock calipers so i can just use them..?? this would save me 300$ and give me lots more interest in doing this mod.....
|02-21-2005 08:36 AM|
It takes: (to upgrade a 9-3 99-02) Others are different.
Larger Rotors 308mm Aero 9-5 or Viggen
Caliper mounts. The bracket that holds the piston body. (should just change the whole caliper and bracket)
Dust shields for the bigger disks.
Brake fluid and new pads.
Seal rings for the new calipers. fluid line.
|02-21-2005 08:00 AM|
dude if nick is telling me i can get these dustshield/backing plates for 20$ a piece i am doing it as longs as thats all i have to change to use the new rotors
nick do u have these?
|02-21-2005 07:56 AM|
Rico, I think the backing plates and new dust shields are all you need, as long as you're using the stock calipers. Ragtopcav on Saabcentral just had a thread about it....
The 97 and newer Saabs use the same hub diameter, so the rotors should slide right on....
You thinking what I'm thinking?
|02-21-2005 05:35 AM|
|ricot83||nick r these the same for a 9-3? what else would b needed to put the rotors on... i am planning on using viggen rotors and my stock calipers.....|
|02-21-2005 05:27 AM|
|GenuineSaab||The backing plates / dust covers are $20.00 each side.|
|02-21-2005 04:30 AM|
|MatthewB||Thanks for reply Nick.|
|02-20-2005 09:26 AM|
Do you still sell the backing plates to convert NG900 (97+) brakes to Viggen / 9-5 rotors?
|02-20-2005 08:10 AM|
|GenuineSaab||Yes they will fit. You will need to find or buy new the Viggen Backing plates / shields since the Aero upright is much different. Also you will need the larger 9-5 Aero or Viggen brake rotors. The new setup will require 16" wheels and will use the same brake pads as any 9-5 / 9-3. If I was doing it though I would just swap the entire caliper since is it is a very good time to flush the brake fluid. Hope this helps.|
|02-20-2005 06:14 AM|
Will 9-5 Aero calipers fit on my 9-3?
Long story, but I am looking at swapping the brakes from a '00 9-5 Aero onto my '99 9-3. Seeing as how we all know the Viggen brakes are a good upgrade for the standard 9-3 I would like to know if the Viggen calipers and 9-5 Aero calipers are interchangeable. I know the rotors are the same (except for the grooves), I just need to know if the calipers are the same. I am hoping someone knows so I can save removing my calipers only to find it does not work and then having to bleed the brakes.
Any advice would be appreciated,