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Old 02-22-2008, 06:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I've been debating what to spend my tax return on and I think I have finally decided. I have needed new brakes since I got the car. Its a 1999 9-3. Is this setup a good choice for my daily driver with minor track use? All from GenuineSaab mind you.

-Goodridge Steel-Braided Brake Lines
-Hawk HPS Pad in Front
-Satisfied Pads in Rear
-Brembo Slotted Rotors in Front/Rear

Is that a good combo and is there anything else I should do while I'm there?
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Old 02-22-2008, 06:55 AM   #2
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how did much you get from taxes
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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$300ish. I'll pay the rest with my money.
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The SS brake lines are worth every penny, def a good choice.
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Chill i got 300 too. im getting turbo back in 2 weeks and my taxes come a weke after i get my turboback. im debating on

-Hks bov
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What should i get? i am think im gonna get the Intercooler
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Old 02-22-2008, 07:43 AM   #7
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I also recommend a full fluid flush. Made a big difference on the pedal feel in my car. The fluid was very dark

I used ATE Super Blue but any correct brake fluid will work.
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:35 AM   #8
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Think you can sneak in some viggen style calipers from a junkyard in there?
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:41 AM   #9
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Think you can sneak in some viggen style calipers from a junkyard in there?
x2.. Good idea. I've been meaning to pick up a pair of these plus those damn expensive rotors.
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Old 02-22-2008, 09:02 AM   #10
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Unslotted undrilled 9-5 aero rotors are $60 at Eeuro.

And maybe you can find a junkyard willing to just sell the slides.
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What was the range on the front calipers/carriers again?
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02-05 9-5 Aero's?

And the rear 9-5 Aero brakes were also 02-05 right?
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I believe eliteforeignauto has a 9-5 aero they are parting right now that might have the calipers you need.

All Viggens, all 9-5 Aeros have the 308mm front rotor size.

For the rear, you'll need a 02+ 9-5 Aero for the 300mm rear rotors.

I would definitely consider upsizing now, which you are replacing everything else.
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make sure you get front carriers from a pre-hub update aero. otherwise the carrier bolts are in the wrong spot for you.
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make sure you get front carriers from a pre-hub update aero. otherwise the carrier bolts are in the wrong spot for you.
Not familiar with Aero's... When were the hub's updated?
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I believe 02 was the first year with the updated hubs?
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What is better about the viggen Calipers, how much do they cost, and where can i get them?
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The viggen calipers are powder coated. What you really only need is the caliper carrier which spaces out the caliper farther and allows you to use the larger aero/viggen rotors.
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Calipers are the same specs between both. You just want the carriers that hold the caliper. They push the caliper out from the hub further so that you can bolt the 308mm rotor on there.
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