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Old 10-20-2009, 07:52 AM   #1
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Question Do the rear Koni springs sit this bad?

So I found this on SC and wanted to know if everyone's rear koni springs sit like this?



thread: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...t=koni+springs

I am thinking about doing a suspension overhaul next spring if I decide to keep the car a few more years.

Other then the Koni kit at GS what are some other proven/happy spring and strut combos for a Viggen?
Eibach and Bilstein HD?

The shox.com site is a bit confusing as to Viggen compatibly is not listed for all items and I suspect some of them are wrong.
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Eibachs and Konis work very well. Eibachs have less lowering, but no issues like in your posted pic. Good luck.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:18 AM   #3
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that pic looks kinda like how the Voigtlands sit with stock shocks.

ride is kinda go-cartish. I have to overhaul my suspension as well but have no complaints about my set up with the Voigtlands
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Do they make Eibachs for ng900s?
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:30 AM   #5
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Vogtland are the springs provided in the koni kit.
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So I found this on SC and wanted to know if everyone's rear koni springs sit like this?



thread: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...t=koni+springs

I am thinking about doing a suspension overhaul next spring if I decide to keep the car a few more years.

Other then the Koni kit at GS what are some other proven/happy spring and strut combos for a Viggen?
Eibach and Bilstein HD?

The shox.com site is a bit confusing as to Viggen compatibly is not listed for all items and I suspect some of them are wrong.
NO! I have them on my Conv. Viggen (actually, heavier that 900 ng or 9-3 og), and sits absolutelly beautifull!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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Vogtland are the springs provided in the koni kit.
This is the GS.com kits?
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just get eibach race springs with an inner diameter of 2.25-2.5 and a height of 8" and you'll get a decent drop, with your choice of spring rate. i chose 250lb/in.



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Do they make Eibachs for ng900s?
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Bump back up.

Just got a reply back from Tire Rack. Got them to get me a price special order from Eibach in Germany. Special order = 6 - 8 weeks delivery.

Tire Rack: $316 + $20 Shipping = $336
Parts For Saab's: $280 + $95 Shipping = $375

So they are available. Certainly not much cheaper then PFS and not the cheapest option. But a viable one if someone wants slightly less drop and a rumored better ride.

NG900
Vogtland: $220 (genuinesaab.com) [35mm~1.4"]
B&G: $239 (shox.com) [35mm~1.4"]
Eibach: $336 (Tirerack Special Order) [35mm~1.4"]

OG9-3
Eibach Pro Kit: $236 (shox.com) [30mm~1.2"]
Koni Sport Springs: $168 (genuinesaab.com) [35mm~1.4"]
B&G Springs: $209 (shox.com) [35mm~1.4"]

Figure another $100 to retrofit OG9-3 springs into an NG.


I may give it a shot, but after buying two fulls sets of tires I am kinda spent for now.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #10
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I have the GS kit and mine look just about like the original picture you posted.
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on the drop height. if you have seen my car compared to others with B&Gs or Eibach my voigtlands slam the car. they are much lower than the advertised 35mm or 1.4" more like 2 inch drop. she is wicked low with them
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i only spent like $35 on those. you can buy them in pairs.
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You spent $35 bucks on those Eibach race springs? Seems pretty cheap... not in a bad way. Well, I guess it could be. How long have you had them?
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I have the GS kit and mine look just about like the original picture you posted.
What the *beep* were you doing under your car, taking pictures?
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What the *beep* were you doing under your car, taking pictures?
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I was looking at the springs so I could weigh in for this thread.
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I was looking at the springs so I could weigh in for this thread.
Just kiddin`

Thanks for the thread, pics and info (well, not necessarely for me, since I already have the Koni kit installed on my Viggen).
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mine look the same as well.
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just get eibach race springs with an inner diameter of 2.25-2.5 and a height of 8" and you'll get a decent drop, with your choice of spring rate. i chose 250lb/in.





I like painted rear sway bar. +20HP right there.

no but really, looks cool. better than rusted.
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^ When I bought a new sway bar, it was rusting under the powder coating. Imagine how it looks after a few winters. My tranny mount is rusting well too. I'm disappointed in the finish of those great products.... at least they perform well.

So I guess I'm better off with the Eibach springs with Koni or Bilstein struts. Now I got to figure out if putting 3 to $4k in suspension mods and new brakes is worth it for a car that is worth $8k.
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So I guess I'm better off with the Eibach springs with Koni or Bilstein struts. Now I got to figure out if putting 3 to $4k in suspension mods and new brakes is worth it for a car that is worth $8k.
That's the money you'll never see again. I had a same dilemma and decided to go with a newer car route.
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