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Old 01-24-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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97 900S 2.3 na 'vert performance

Can these motors be given a bit more throttle response and kick from the git go?
Can significant (felt) gains be made without breaking the bank?

Thanks guys
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a good place to start is what the volvo crowd always refers to as "stage zero" which is all the tune up stuff an 11 year old car should recieve. plugs, filters....ya know.

after it's returned to oem specs, check out www.genuinesaab.com. they have a nonturbo project car that they've done a few little things to.


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All I ever did to my 94 900 n/a was a K&N drop in filter (still have it if you're interested ) and cut the bottom out of the airbox.

Aside from that you should definitely do what spgproject says...new cap/rotor/plugs/etc make a big difference.
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Its already been brought back to spec with all new vacuum hoses, plugs, cap and rotor, fuel filter, cleaned TB and IAC.
That's been my goal exactly; to get it to baseline and then go from there.

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A guy by the name of 900s on saabnet tuned a 900s ng900. I think Jak Stoll tuned it for him.
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Nick at Genuine said that motronic was on the to do list, so give it some time. I would go for the intake, manifold and get your head ported and polished.
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Can these motors be given a bit more throttle response and kick from the git go?
Can significant (felt) gains be made without breaking the bank?

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Yes and no
https://www.saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23466

Check Mike Connolly's car AKA the Meatball too RIP
http://saabpics.com:3000/gallery2/v/900S/
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I got decent gains from an intake on my NA 9k, particularly on the low end of the rpm range. Boosted the mpg's too.
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A guy by the name of 900s on saabnet tuned a 900s ng900. I think Jak Stoll tuned it for him.
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Mike Connolly' 900s "Meatball"
http://www.jakstollperformance.com/cg.html (upper right)
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:02 AM   #10
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Andrew...just what changes did you make to the intake side?
I've read so many seemingly 'conflicting' things on the forums.
The car has the stock box and filter and the stock manifold.

Thanks for the welcome, folks.

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I got decent gains from an intake on my NA 9k, particularly on the low end of the rpm range. Boosted the mpg's too.
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Read this for actual dyno plots from our project car.. We can make some decent gains for little investment.

http://genuinesaab.com/gallery/23i

Look at the results here
https://www.saablink.net/forum/showthread.php?t=23466

There have never been any posted dyno plots from the claimed 300hp car I put my belief in what the dyno says.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:24 AM   #12
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Yeah, I blieve the Mike Connoly/Meatball car had some inflated numbers.
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