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Old 01-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Cool Shipment from GS - hear my yawp!

Received boxes 2 & 3 (out of 3) from GS today.
22mm ARB w/ Hardware
6pt. Subframe spider (no hardware yet)

Awaiting the last HEAVY box with the Koni bundle, Rack Brace, and the rest of the look-good bits.
Finally, time to tighten up the 'vert 235R.
It's going to be a Sweet month of installation & callibration, for sure.
Heh, heh, heh. Muwaaaaaahahahahaha!
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Congrats on the box of goodies
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Excellent.

I need a set of Konis on my 900.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:34 AM   #4
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You only need the rivet for the passenger side!

Don't drill the hole out too big, 1/2" is TOO LARGE.
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Old 01-15-2008, 09:19 AM   #5
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You only need the rivet for the passenger side!
Don't drill the hole out too big, 1/2" is TOO LARGE.
Champ, you're speaking of the 6-pt harness; am I correct?
Thank you for the tip - I will make doubly sure NOT to drill too much (hide spinning drill...)

I was quite surprised at how SMALL and light the subframe harness was. From the pictures, it looks rather large. Partly because I don't have a lift, and I don't get to look at the underbelly of my car so often.

The ARB looks like it can be installed in a matter of minutes. The instructions were a bit of a puzzle, but GS has gracioulsy applied their logo decal on it to indicate the correct orientation. This install should be easy enough, even for me

I really need to get a good set of jacks stands, now.
I wonder how many Saabists, here, are blessed with ownership of a good hydraulic lift in thier garage? (the scissor or pentagraph type)

In the meanwhile, I'm doing curls with the ARB (it's heavy), as I watch the local weather news in the Seattle area. Ice + inexperienced drivers in their over-spec SUVs... It's better than "Disney on Ice", for sure.
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A lot of people do comment on the lightness of the 6-pt, but Nick says that due to the angles it has very high rigidity specs.

The ARB is very easy. If you're at stock ride height, driving back onto 2x4's should give enough room to get under there.

Start putting lubricant on all of the hardware while you wait for the rest of the parts!
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Champ, you're speaking of the 6-pt harness; am I correct?
Thank you for the tip - I will make doubly sure NOT to drill too much (hide spinning drill...)
Yes.

I used a 1/2" bit which made the hole a bit too large so the rivet wouldn't hold which caused me to destroy it trying to tighten it. I had to get it cut out, then a nut welded in place ($$).

There should be 3 plate bars with nuts welded on, 2 bars with 2 nuts each for the front, and 1 bar with a single nut that goes in from the center of the car towards the driver side to get that back bolt. Rivet for the 6th bolt.

This should make sense once you start trying to install it.

The rear ARB I would spray down the old bolts (4 of them) with some PBBlaster or liquid wrench (penetrant) each night for several nights before you are going to try this.
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2x4s, Lube, Penetrant... Check!
Thank you for the hints - even Champ's explanation of the plate bars make great sense.I think I made the right choice to order from GS and to consult you fine blokes here, at Saablink.
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Eh just go and snap the bolts of the RARB as you won't need to reuse them since there is hardware provided.



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Old 01-15-2008, 07:09 PM   #10
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Eh just go and snap the bolts of the RARB
Sure, with my pinky.
No problem
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Eh just go and snap the bolts of the RARB as you won't need to reuse them since there is hardware provided.
It's 100% easier if the bolts just come off.
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Lol. Nick seemed to make short work on mine after we snapped the bolt heads off.........Then again he did grab a mallet to break the bar free from the rust to the rear axle beam.



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Old 01-16-2008, 05:26 AM   #13
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You just don't have to be nice to it. Yours Nahum was one of the more difficult ones in a while.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:56 AM   #15
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Got the final box last night.
No instructions for the open-ain filter. Pretty straight forward install, I presume? There is this part on the shield that is like a "tab" that is laser cut, but not bent out/in. Would any of you guys know what it's for? ...sorry - don't have pics at the moment.

All of the parts were neatly bagged, save for a few filter-mount screws and washers rolling around at the bottom of the box. No damage, all of the larger parts packed securely in the box. Even the decals & emblem were saran-wrapped to a piece of cardboard!

As Champ noted, there were three slide-in plates (total of 5 holes covered) and two rivets. I assume the one rivet is extra...?

All but the front suspension should be pretty DIY-able with minimal down-time. I am debating if I should do the front struts myself, or have the local indy (Scanwest) do them for me.

Now, to find the time to install all of the items - what a pleasant delimma.
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There is a thread here with pictures of the GS intake install, my pictures show what mounts to it.

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Got the final box last night.
No instructions for the open-ain filter. Pretty straight forward install, I presume? There is this part on the shield that is like a "tab" that is laser cut, but not bent out/in. Would any of you guys know what it's for? ...sorry - don't have pics at the moment.

All of the parts were neatly bagged, save for a few filter-mount screws and washers rolling around at the bottom of the box. No damage, all of the larger parts packed securely in the box. Even the decals & emblem were saran-wrapped to a piece of cardboard!

As Champ noted, there were three slide-in plates (total of 5 holes covered) and two rivets. I assume the one rivet is extra...?

All but the front suspension should be pretty DIY-able with minimal down-time. I am debating if I should do the front struts myself, or have the local indy (Scanwest) do them for me.

Now, to find the time to install all of the items - what a pleasant delimma.
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Got the final box last night.
No instructions for the open-ain filter. Pretty straight forward install, I presume? There is this part on the shield that is like a "tab" that is laser cut, but not bent out/in. Would any of you guys know what it's for? ...sorry - don't have pics at the moment.
It's pretty easy once you get into it. Reuse the 3 or 4 mounting screws from the old air box. One of them is kinda tricky to get at though. The tab is for some little part that sits up there, you'll figure it out once you start.

If I remember right, the MAF goes in rotated 180 degrees from stock.

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As Champ noted, there were three slide-in plates (total of 5 holes covered) and two rivets. I assume the one rivet is extra...?
Yep in case you F up. I used both, the extra one ended up being welded in place instead of crushed. Try getting the rivet into the subframe without drilling out the (square) hole first. I wasn't able to on mine which is why I drilled it out.

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All but the front suspension should be pretty DIY-able with minimal down-time. I am debating if I should do the front struts myself, or have the local indy (Scanwest) do them for me.

Now, to find the time to install all of the items - what a pleasant delimma.
I hear the rears are easy, but I just paid around $350 to have a mechanic do them for me. (he did the rear ARB at the same time)

He told me the fronts took him a long time to do since the old ones were a bitch to get out. I was happy to spend the money to save a headache.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:17 PM   #18
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Steve,
I saw the pics - very clearly, too.
That's all I need. Thanks!!! Did you paint the shield? Looks pretty neat.
We need to meet up at the next SCS event. XXX next month?

Champ,
MAF rotated 180 - check.
I'll look into the front suspension - I just might try it to get to know my car a little better
Something tells me, though, that I will be calling the indy...
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #19
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Pics James!


Steve - see ya next month. And nice sig... but I would recommend changing the license plate to "NO JOKE"
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Here you go - have at it: http://picasaweb.google.com/route246...ey=cnBnu-KnrgE

I'm pleased to report that the Intake and the Rack brace installation was relatively straight forward, thanks to the guidance from you all. Both the intake and brace went in, in one sitting, in less than an hour.

Took her for a spin, and I now see why people say that this is the first and foremost modification that needs to be applied. Flogged the go-pedal on a hill, and the floppy vert just goes STRAIGHT. I can almost take my hand off of the steering wheel. Wow, what blast not not have to worry about wrestling with the car during take-off.

The intake is quite the heavy breather! I can even hear the recirc. valve. Sounds an awful lot like the atmospheric BOV that I had in my '93 c900t, but less deafning.

There is a very curious, faint, fast ticking sound that started up after the modifications. It goes away during accel. Need to figure out what it is, because I know it's going to drive me mad. Can't hear it with the bonnet open and the motor running - the sound is much more evident inside the car with the windows closed.

More pics to follow, as the installation fest continues.
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