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Old 06-21-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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Question What brakes are the best and where?

I have looked around and not found a hole lot that havent rusted or been $1000 for decent brakes, is there any one that knows a good set up for my 01 9-3 se? I heard red stuff brake pads have little dust, anything else?
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:10 PM   #2
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rty to find a Vigg. or Aero setup the iirc 308MM breaks are kick ass, so much better than the 9-3's setup.


Rusty? the calipers? paint/PC them and you are golden ( just dont use a red or yellow(any other stupid color))
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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i cant use 308s on my car because they require 17" wheels, I am going to have 18"s for summer but 16" stock for winter tires.
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anyone every bought shit off www.thesaabsite.com?, it seems to have a good set up, but its also a little weird looking
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Try www.eeuroparts.com next time.
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Old 06-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #6
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I havent bought anything yet, i'm searching now, most places from europe have $100 for shipping?
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I havent bought anything yet, i'm searching now, most places from europe have $100 for shipping?
eeuroparts is out of northeastern Connecticut. When your order tops $49, shipping is free. Go ahead, just try it. You'll like it.
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breaks are not light, so that is not bad for overseas shipping
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Front brake upgrade kit to 308mm Aero/Viggen style. Minimum 16inch wheels required. Factory parts for lifetime durability.

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...roducts_id=569




Sport Ventilated 300mm Rear Brake Kit

300mm x 20 Ventilated Rotors Same basic style as fitted to 2002- Aero Adapted to fit earlier cars, Custom Goodridge Stainless/ Teflon Lines, Calipers and Pads. Minimum 16" Wheels Also For 9-3, 900 97-02 incl. Viggen.

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he has 16 inch winters, so that wont work.

best bed is brembo blanks and hawks. i have tried a lot of combos between my 9k's and the vig now, that is the best so far.



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16" wheels(most) will clear the Vig/Aero front brakes.
I ran 16" steelies all winter on my NG with the Vig/Aero brakes.

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duh that was dumb on my part.



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I looked on www.partsforsaabs.com and they require 17" min on 308mm brake upgrade. anyone know why?
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They are probably just being careful as not all 16" wheels fit.
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