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10-28-2009 04:30 PM
Gobes Car looks awesome with that stance.
10-28-2009 04:07 PM
dave del
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Originally Posted by Marksy View Post
-Stole the words out of my mouth!!

Car looks good. What are the rims/tires ?? Big ups for the THULE!
The rims are 17 x 7 Borbet Type LS and the tires are 215/45 Nitto neo gens. Really happy with this setup. and ya the rack is sweeet
10-28-2009 03:40 PM
saabkid37 check your pm's.



10-28-2009 02:26 PM
wasaaabi
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Originally Posted by saabkid37 View Post
how did you have any clue how tall a spring to get?
it was guesswork, and i got lucky on the first try. i took a stock rear, and the aftermarket swedish dynamic one i had and put them side by side. then i measured the difference. the stock spring was nearly 9" tall; about 8.78" to be exact. the SD spring was about 8.20"-ish. I stacked a bunch of free weights on them to see when i could get around a one inch deflection. stock went down at around 140, and SD around 160lb.

with this 'highly scientific method' i opted for 8" tall springs to factor in a stiffer 250lb spring to try to approximate the same amount of drop. I think if down the road i went with a 325, i might have to get a 7.75" spring to get the same drop.

yeah it's not the most scientific way to go about things, and i was fully prepared to go trial and error, but luckily i got what i wanted on the first try. =)

btw, kid how's ur JDM doing?
10-28-2009 01:59 PM
saabkid37
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Originally Posted by wasaaabi View Post
damn. beat me to it dave del....i've been eyeing that coil-over set up for a while now. i hope nick still has more in stock. I've still got alot going on that's preventing me from buying them. =( if cutting doesn't work out for ya, you could always try the eibach ERS springs like I did. they come in various lengths. i got 250lb, 8" tall ones and they sit great. I might go 350 up front and 300-325 out back in the future.
how did you have any clue how tall a spring to get?



10-28-2009 01:40 PM
Marksy
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Just pile a few dead hookers in the hatch.. that'll level things out.
-Stole the words out of my mouth!!

Car looks good. What are the rims/tires ?? Big ups for the THULE!
10-28-2009 01:29 PM
wasaaabi damn. beat me to it dave del....i've been eyeing that coil-over set up for a while now. i hope nick still has more in stock. I've still got alot going on that's preventing me from buying them. =( if cutting doesn't work out for ya, you could always try the eibach ERS springs like I did. they come in various lengths. i got 250lb, 8" tall ones and they sit great. I might go 350 up front and 300-325 out back in the future.





and for the record, if nick decides to put something out better for the rear setup, i'd be one of the first in line.
10-27-2009 12:14 PM
christian900se If you ever made a full set of coilovers for ng900s, I would buy it immediately. But I would probably get a full chassis brace first since I feel the Konis on full firm don't act as effectively as they should with all the body twist in my vert.
10-27-2009 10:04 AM
GenuineSaab Something to remember with stiffer springs it can be lower since there will be less compression on the same input force. In other words the stiffer springs keep the car up off the bump stops.
10-27-2009 09:45 AM
dave del haha my daily commute invloves a lot of swerving and dodging
10-26-2009 11:26 AM
2002BlackViggen With my experience on Boston roads, I don't know how you handle your daily commute. I would not risk it to go this low, don't want to lose a bumper or maybe an oil pan. You've got guts to drive like that in Boston.
10-26-2009 08:17 AM
GenuineSaab I have a couple solutions for the rear. Been playing with it for a few years Just takes custom shocks with shorter travel or some other sort of compromise on the rear. This is why all the aftermarket rear springs have "dead" coils. So they don't fall out when jacked up.
10-26-2009 07:10 AM
christian900se I miss my ng900 being lowered, I got a bit of rake on it but it drove like crap with the 6pt brace on it:





Great job on the coilovers, if only Nick made something up for the rear!
10-25-2009 06:43 PM
dave del Thanks guys! I put a lot of work into installing them and I'm glad you guys like it i figured that most wouldn't be into it because people dont go out of their way to make a saab low or have some sort of decent stance. you see it with volkswagen and other euros but not saabs, which have just as much potential if not more to look really good and it bums me out. I might opt for different wheels soon.....bbs lm reps, the dish and lower offset will really make this setup shine
10-25-2009 05:16 PM
squarl These look great. Way to go for these coils. And I've got a soft spot for raked cars so I really like how it looks as is
10-25-2009 11:39 AM
Straitup D Looks great
10-25-2009 11:31 AM
zingZACH
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Originally Posted by JK View Post
It's a bit hard to cut the rears when they are tapered on both ends
It's been done... several times.
10-25-2009 10:29 AM
mike saunders Two things:

1) Give the springs a couple of weeks to settle. Then see how you like it.
2) That rake looks pretty cool. Most lowering springs even the height at all corners, and the car looks ass-heavy.
10-25-2009 06:11 AM
dave del hahaha maybe i'll slam it this week and show a pic. also i dont know how I feel about cutting the rear springs I'll figure something out soon.
10-25-2009 05:58 AM
Moreboost
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I can raise the front but I like how it sits right now so i'm going to try to lower the rear more because removing the bump stops and pads didn't lower it enough. As for the ride its definitely not comfortable haha rides like a go kart.....i enjoy it the tow hook is custom made and welded to the original hook. There's 3 turns left on the sleeves so this isn't as low as it can go but i'm def not going lower
Can you lower it all the way so we all can see what it looks like
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