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Old 01-31-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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Project thread 97 NG900

List of what the car has
-KONI KIT
-steering rack&clamp
-full poly bushings
-ARB

What i have to add to it
-SS brake lines
-yellow stuff break pads front and rear
-brembo rotors

What else i plan on getting for it
-6 point subframe brace

That is really are there is for suspension needs if i get around to i may order some rear bushings from elkparts


I will try to keep this thread up to date as much as possible
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Wow you have a nice base already!

Does the 6-point work for NG or was it 9-3 only? (I don't know, seriously asking)
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Wow you have a nice base already!

Does the 6-point work for NG or was it 9-3 only? (I don't know, seriously asking)
yea it does work for a NG
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i think the 6pt would work just as well in both, i have it on my 93 and its great.
let us know how those brake lines work out, i want to get some but i do not know if it would be work it.
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This car is, or is not getting that big nurbo?
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i think the 6pt would work just as well in both, i have it on my 93 and its great.
let us know how those brake lines work out, i want to get some but i do not know if it would be work it.
Going from a 94 900 w/oem brake lines to a 96 w/ss lines I can say that its WELL worth it, especially for the price.
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Wow you have a nice base already!

Does the 6-point work for NG or was it 9-3 only? (I don't know, seriously asking)
Thanks



I'm quite excited to follow the process. These are all things I had hoped to do at some point, but it was unrealistic right now. I'm so excited.
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by Brembos, do you just mean the stock Brembo solid replacements? I have those on my 900 too. They aren't an "upgrade" over the existing stock brakes.
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But do you have the sticker?
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Brembo is a major OEM for various car manufacturers, and I believe they were probably an OEM for for Saab. OEM parts are not upgrades, but if they rotors are worn, its good to get them back sqaure one.
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If this is going to be a daily driver, I would stray from the Yellow Stuff pads and go with the Red Stuff. They need less heat to make them bite and are a lot easier on the rotor then the Yellows.

For the rotors look into the CNC machines fronts from GenuineSaab.
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The yellow stuff has been reformulated, and apparently has better cold stop than red now.
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This car is, or is not getting that big nurbo?
This is the holset car
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So how hard is it to replace the pistons with forged .is it worth it ?
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Well, you have the t5 pistons, and they are widley regarded as stronger. The safe limit is 400 hp or so?


I would be more worried about the main and rod bearings than the pistons right now.

I hope you plan to re-build the motor before you put that much boost in it.
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Well, you have the t5 pistons, and they are widley regarded as stronger. The safe limit is 400 hp or so?


I would be more worried about the main and rod bearings than the pistons right now.

I hope you plan to re-build the motor before you put that much boost in it.

Hey I cracked a piston boosting stock.
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Is that based on the results of a leakdown test?
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Stock internals are good for around 500bhp, on a good tune. Not 400bhp.

However, there's the obvious "fuck-up" factor. If something gets fucked up you can kiss the pistons and or rods goodbye.

You're not going to need forged internals right away, and I know that this car probably won't have more than 500bhp right off the bat, so I wouldn't worry about it until you blow the motor.
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i am rebuilding one of them. just wondering cause if i don't sell the 9-3 i will be trading engines
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