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Old 03-21-2008, 04:57 AM   #1
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On its way.

Its been a long time since I have had a big box from Nick at GS sent my way.

I have been wanting to put on the 9-5 rear brake kit with slotted rotors for a very long time.

So as a slightly early Bday gift from my mom and myself it has been purchased.


I am pysched to see the results. I don't think there are that many Viggens running around with this setup yet so I will do a write up once they are on.
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They're great....

The price drop has made them even better for folks who don't have the time to source a set of Aero calipers....
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I've had them on my Vig for about a year now...you will love them. I found the car to be much more stable durring hard braking and nosediving is almost eliminated. Durring past Saabtoberfests, my brakes would usually get a bit scary, but this year it was night and day, brakes were great all day and i can attribute much of that to the upgraded rears. I highly reccomend these to anyone replacing rear brake components.
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I've had them on my Vig for about a year now...you will love them. I found the car to be much more stable durring hard braking and nosediving is almost eliminated. Durring past Saabtoberfests, my brakes would usually get a bit scary, but this year it was night and day, brakes were great all day and i can attribute much of that to the upgraded rears. I highly reccomend these to anyone replacing rear brake components.
You sound like the perfect person to have an install day with.

Any chance of getting together so I don't have to deal with having work done by an out of state dealer?

I don't trust myself to do it 100% on my own and with the limited tools I have at home.
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Sure, sounds good to me....i have all the tools....don't give the Vig to a dealer . It was a pretty easy job. PM me and we can set something up.
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Sure, sounds good to me....i have all the tools....don't give the Vig to a dealer . It was a pretty easy job. PM me and we can set something up.
Sounds good. I will treat ya to lunch and beer for the space and tools/experience help.

I will PM you once I know the date it will arrive. Hopefully we can find a nice 50+ degree Saturday or Sunday.
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Help it along by PB Blaster-ing the connectors to the hardlines.....
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Its pretty straightforward. About the only problems you might have are rusty brake lines.

Im or email me if yo get stuck. I will be around the computer not much else to do when cant stand having my foot down.
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Its pretty straightforward. About the only problems you might have are rusty brake lines.

Im or email me if yo get stuck. I will be around the computer not much else to do when cant stand having my foot down.
I have been pretty lucky so far.

Since owning the car with 18k and having limited winters pretty much nothing has put up too much of a fight being removed.

I didn't even have to use anything on the rear sway bar.

But that was 35k and 1-2 winters ago.
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I didn't even have to use anything on the rear sway bar.

You suck......


I got a face full of rust flakes.....
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I've had them on my Vig for about a year now...you will love them. I found the car to be much more stable durring hard braking and nosediving is almost eliminated.
How is nose diving eliminated?

Is there now more bias/proportioning towards the rear?
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How is nose diving eliminated?

Is there now more bias/proportioning towards the rear?
I'd like to say the bias is the same, it's just that the rear brakes "get more done" with the same amount of bias.

If you put the same amount of pressure on a larger diameter rotor it will stop harder.
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Jameson, DO you have the stainless lines already? If not now would be the perfect time for it seeing as how your going to have everything apart.

Not that you will need more then the two sets of hands you guys already have... But I'm only like 3 mins from NJViggen and am always up for some wrenching. And if doing a full fluid flush I have the motive power bleeder which makes the job even easier then it already is.
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sounds like a sound idea. do it all at once and take some pictures for us
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Jameson, DO you have the stainless lines already? If not now would be the perfect time for it seeing as how your going to have everything apart.

Not that you will need more then the two sets of hands you guys already have... But I'm only like 3 mins from NJViggen and am always up for some wrenching. And if doing a full fluid flush I have the motive power bleeder which makes the job even easier then it already is.
Tempting.

But I don't want to touch the fronts since everything there is still new.

I also busted out $550 for the rears already. Kind of tapped out since $2g's of rent is spoken for in the next week or so

Awesome, thanks for the offer. I will PM you once we have info.
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Your birthday is coming up... Gotta be someone else you can petition for an early b-day gift of stainless brake lines and some ATE super blue...
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Nose diving shouldn't be affected by brakes. A reduction in nose diving just comes from a stiffer front suspension. Unless the Viggen has electronic brake force distribution, brake bias is increased to the rear with this kit, which is good for brake performance on most road cars, but the safety margin against brake-induced oversteer is decreased. This might be bad during adverse driving conditions.

Braking performance is increased since the fronts do less work to stop the car, increasing the time before fade sets in. The upgrade set is also vented to reduce fade some more. The only reason you might get reduced stopping distance is that the stock brake setup most likely uses 100% front tire grip during threshold stopping, but the rear tires still have grip in reserve. Increasing rear brake force will utilize this available grip.

If the factory brake setup is already optimized (as on an Acura RSX Type-S, for example) brake upgrades do not decrease stopping distances as much as they increase fade endurance. (Sport Compact Car)
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Brakes will be in next week.

I am going to call Nick and see if he can make any kind of package discount if I throw in the stainless lines. Expect a call from me on Monday Nick T
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:49 AM   #19
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Brakes AND brake lines were shipped today.

Any idea where(hopefully chainstores) I can get the ATE Super Blue and how much of it(1 bottle ?) do I need?

I will begin sending PM's this week to SRP and Todd about setting up an install day at Todd's house
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eeuroparts sell it. Otherwise you need to goto a tuner type motorsport shop. Autozones an the like dont carry that.
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