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Old 03-10-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Easy upgrades for 9-5

What are some easy things to do to a 9-5 (2003 Aero automatic to be specific) for better performance? Air intake and things like that. I'm not a mechanic. Also what parts and sources have you used? Links are welcome!
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...seriously, "9-5" and "easy" don't go in the same sentence.
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welcome back!!!

a catback exhuast will be nice. intake makes noise more than anything else.

an intercooler upgrade you will feel for sure.
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Looking for parts for a 9-5 SE, I currently go to "All about Saab performance" in colorado Springs, they tell me V6 builds are rare, and partss are hard to find. I am DEAD SET on building a V6 car. Any ideas or sites?
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Of course there are

Don't listen to the guy "easy" and "9-5" don't go together... whatever.

GenuineSaab.com has TONS of great and sometimes hand developed custom performance parts. First, get the up-graded intake pipe (I wouldn't go with the open air intake because where it's located chances sucking in water if you hit a large puddle...) and also get the K&N drop in filter. Next would be the Forge piston diverter valve - great upgrade in my opinion. Though this next thought requires a shop to install - I would get the Koni FSD shocks - i'm still awaiting mine, but they are said to be AMAZING - way better than stock in handling and ride. (You could get the yellow racing shocks, however your ride will be very very stiff, therefore possibly less comfortable.)

make sure you keep good oil in it often (change regularly, more often if you're a distance driver like myself) and give the engine time to warm up before really let the boost engage, and you should be in great shape!
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