RareLibra - The Saab Link Forums

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab 9-5 '98-'09 Forum > Performance Modifications for the 9-5

Performance Modifications for the 9-5 This forum contains PERFORMANCE related Q&A's for the 9-5. This may also include suspension.

SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-21-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
Harvey's Autohaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: baltimore
Posts: 1,643
RareLibra

While I'm Knee deep In customer dailys, & A rustathon With the Hoff. Let me introduce my longtime pal, & fellow Saab/Chrysler mechanic HemiMAN! or Alex the GREEK as i refer to him as. He has been Digging me out of overwhelming time frames for years. Thanks man.













The mystery power steering leak was tracked down to the previous subframe installed discresion of how to torque down or locate the rear trans mount. Basically the mount was torqued down through the steering rack due to mislocation...














__________________
HakbarSAABzzz
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
You can only buy what is sold to you.
Harvey's Autohaus is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
Harvey - you are awesome! And I never would have found the power steering leak without you!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
Elder
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 2,522
Send a message via ICQ to g96nt Send a message via AIM to g96nt Send a message via MSN to g96nt Send a message via Yahoo to g96nt
Why is the engine on a table?
__________________
Craig R.
2008 9-5 Aero-1995 900T 'vert
g96nt is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
It's a wheel cart - he took the engine out because it is going to get block and head work done to make way for 90.5mm Wossners.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
Wagon Shaggin'
Site Moderator
 
Saabeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 6,705
Fastest auto 9-5 soon?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
The only reason it took all day to install was because we couldn't keep our dicks out of each others mouths.
Saabeh is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 04:12 PM   #6
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Fastest auto 9-5 soon?
Saabeh - I really don't know. I know that I will be at stage 5, and with the Level 10 work the trans should be in good shape... I'm not running over 500hp like some 9-5s have, but they have mostly been manual trans, eh?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #7
Wagon Shaggin'
Site Moderator
 
Saabeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 6,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by rarelibra View Post
Saabeh - I really don't know. I know that I will be at stage 5, and with the Level 10 work the trans should be in good shape... I'm not running over 500hp like some 9-5s have, but they have mostly been manual trans, eh?
Well what turbo/injectors/tuning will you be running?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
The only reason it took all day to install was because we couldn't keep our dicks out of each others mouths.
Saabeh is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Well what turbo/injectors/tuning will you be running?
TD04-19t (6" housing), regular or green giant injectors, and Maptun stage 5 (340hp).
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #9
srp
Elder
 
srp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to srp
How do you like those FSD's?

Level 10 in NJ?
srp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #10
Wagon Shaggin'
Site Moderator
 
Saabeh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ayer, MA
Posts: 6,705
Quote:
Originally Posted by rarelibra View Post
TD04-19t (6" housing), regular or green giant injectors, and Maptun stage 5 (340hp).
Harvey will probably tell you to Mike D that bitch.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
The only reason it took all day to install was because we couldn't keep our dicks out of each others mouths.
Saabeh is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #11
Elder
 
NickTurbo900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Greater Burlington, Vermont
Posts: 4,023
FSD are worth every penny.

I've put two sets in customer cars. UN-BE-LIEVABLE (sound it out) As soon as TSL starts paying elders for NOOB bashing and internet based diagnostics I'll have a set in mine.
NickTurbo900 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
srp - I love the FSDs... soft for the highway ride, but stiffer in the corners when you need it.

and yes, Level 10 in NJ. They have experience with the Volvo AW55, same as the Saab - and they will supply the tables for what I want so I can adjust with the tuner for the ECU update.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 07:37 PM   #13
srp
Elder
 
srp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Posts: 5,104
Send a message via AIM to srp
I've been planning on FSDs and SAS sways for awhile. Thanks for confirming everything I've heard.

Level 10 is right around the corner from me. I had one of their level 2 transmissions in my 86 monte carlo with a high stall converter many years back. If they're as good with the computer controlled ones, it should be indestructible.

You should pickup some deka's if you haven't purchased injectors yet.

Curious why your going maptun instead of one of the many experienced tuners around these parts.
srp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 07:50 PM   #14
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
Quote:
Originally Posted by srp View Post
I've been planning on FSDs and SAS sways for awhile. Thanks for confirming everything I've heard.

Level 10 is right around the corner from me. I had one of their level 2 transmissions in my 86 monte carlo with a high stall converter many years back. If they're as good with the computer controlled ones, it should be indestructible.

You should pickup some deka's if you haven't purchased injectors yet.

Curious why your going maptun instead of one of the many experienced tuners around these parts.
Because I am already at Maptun stage 4 - why change?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 08:19 PM   #15
TSLMember
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Fastest auto 9-5 soon?
When my car gets sorted out ill be willing to duke it out with rarelibra
95arc is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-21-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
TheSaabNinja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Posts: 458
Can't wait to see the final result, and, of course, throw in your ol' td04 into my NG900

Harvey and Alex are the dream team of technicians of the Saab world, IMO. They haven't let myself or my father down for years, and this just proves it.
__________________
2001 9-5 Aero Clone Stage 1
2001 9-3 Base 15t swapped
TheSaabNinja is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 03:06 AM   #17
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSaabNinja View Post
Can't wait to see the final result, and, of course, throw in your ol' td04 into my NG900

Harvey and Alex are the dream team of technicians of the Saab world, IMO. They haven't let myself or my father down for years, and this just proves it.
that TD04 breathes a good spirit!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 06:10 PM   #18
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
Harvey's Autohaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: baltimore
Posts: 1,643
It's ready to go away for a few weeks of serious massaging










__________________
HakbarSAABzzz
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
You can only buy what is sold to you.

Last edited by Harvey's Autohaus; 05-22-2013 at 06:18 PM.
Harvey's Autohaus is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 06:12 PM   #19
Flirting With TSL Addiction
 
rarelibra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: People's Republic of Montgomery County
Posts: 414
Send a message via Yahoo to rarelibra Send a message via Skype™ to rarelibra
wow... I get a tear in my eye just looking at it! Great work, Harvey!

Crank looks in good shape, and the block, head, pistons...
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
i don't think a c900 has sold for 28k since the day one left the dealership new.

Last edited by rarelibra; 05-22-2013 at 06:19 PM.
rarelibra is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-22-2013, 11:12 PM   #20
Avid TSL User
 
Saab95Aero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 234
what pistons are going in?
Saab95Aero is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Saab Link Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Info.
Enter your vehicle information (year, model, mods)
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright The Saab Link and it's original authors.


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.