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Old 03-21-2009, 11:28 AM   #1
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Saab 9-5 Upgrade Question

2001 9-5 Stock. Automatic Transmission.

Has anyone done a BSR PPC Upgrade on their 9-5?

I was wondering if you had any opinions on it? Worth the money, Power gains, stuff like that.

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I'm planning on doing a stage 1 upgrade, BSR, SQR or Nordic? Someone make a case for one because from what I can see they are all pretty much the same.

Should I go with the increased inlet pipe and S&B drop in sport filter or go with the K&N Open Air Intake?
I know it says I don't "need" it to go to stage 1 but I'd rather do it now if I decide to go to stage 2. Only reason I'm not going directly to stage 2 is because I have an automatic transmission.

Opinions on this are also welcome.

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Personally. Do the 3" downpipe first, followed by a good FMIC intercooler, and then do Stage 3 software.

You'll get the best bang for the buck that way and you'll only buy software once.



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Personally. Do the 3" downpipe first, followed by a good FMIC intercooler, and then do Stage 3 software.

You'll get the best bang for the buck that way and you'll only buy software once.

X2...

Although you can jsu tpay for th eupgrade but that will cost you more...
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:52 AM   #4
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Smile My 99 9-5 auto had a stage 4 ECU

There are a couple of tricks to keep your 4 speed 9-5 auto tranny solid.
1: Change the tranny fluid often ( I do a single drain - about 1/3 of the tranny oil every second engine oil change). I use B&M Synthetic Trick Shift Trans Fluid ( http://www.jegs.com/p/B%26M/750344/10002/-1).
Some senior Saabers recommended against it as it could cause tranny slippage as the oil is too slippery. However in three years & 45K miles on the stage 4 I have yet to have slippage. My car is now at 145K miles.

2: Get on & off the gas smoothly, don't let the front wheel hop over potholes, bump etc while heavy on the gas. When the spinning wheel grabs it places a serious shock to the system. Same goes for standing start wheel-spins.

My 99 4 speed autobox is fine ( same as yours) even though it has 300ish hp that is used whenever possible.

Good luck with the project.
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