Current options for stage 3 plus viggen - The Saab Link Forums

Go Back   The Saab Link Forums > Saab NG900 '94-'98 and 9-3 '99-'02 Forum > Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3

Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 This forum contains PERFORMANCE related Q&A's for the NG900 and 9-3. This may also include suspension.

SaabLink.net is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-02-2013, 11:23 AM   #1
Avid TSL User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Posts: 107
Current options for stage 3 plus viggen

A lot of info out here, but not a lot current.

I have a 2002 viggen, ets intercooler, 3.5 fpr, intake, GS v2 downpipe and JZW tune. I will replace the exhaust sometime this year (and tune).

Looks like my options are:
Stock viggen
GS Stage 2 clutch,
or JZW Spec options but big $.

Any other options?

I got 122K out of the stock clutch...but the slip is noticeable these days. Clearly not beating the car too much.

Analysis paralysis.

I know there are a lot of opinions and I have no predisposition to a vendor.

Let me know your thoughts

Andrew
Ashbypa is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #2
lms
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,337
Stock viggen.
lms is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #3
 
mike saunders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 6,468
Ditto. Stock Viggen can hold a ton of torque and will last years if treated kindly.
mike saunders is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-02-2013, 01:17 PM   #4
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
justineffingp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NH
Posts: 1,849
Swedish dynamics has a store on ebay, they sell a clutch kit that is a brand new vig pp with a cosworth six puck disk, it's reasonably priced, just put one in my ng900 has about 2000 miles on it right now, and i think for the money it was a great option, they claim it's good for like 400hp or so iirc. My ng is stage 4 and it holds just fine, soon to have a 19t and i'll report back then too
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
justineffingp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #5
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
bogan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Sydney Australia...
Posts: 1,373
Yeah, Throw a Viggen in it
__________________
B.L.T.H ... Brake late, Turn hard
bogan is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 11:38 AM   #6
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
Ice Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,364
What is the life expectancy on a oem viggen clutch on a stage 3 viggen? (normal driving habits without clutch abuse)
Ice Man is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #7
srp
Elder
 
srp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwestern NJ
Posts: 5,109
Send a message via AIM to srp
How long is a piece of string?

City driving?
Highway driving?
Experienced manual driver?
Engine breaking?
Rev matching?
Double clutching?

If it isn't being raced I'd imagine normal wear and tear and the occasional high spirited romp, probably can get anywhere from 10,000 miles to 100,000 miles.
srp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
Live, eat, and sleep by TSL
 
Ice Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,364
True enough. I can only assume it would last less time on stage 3 vs stock ecu for the amount of torque it will throw at it.
Ice Man is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 01:37 PM   #9
Avid TSL User
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Posts: 107
The cost delta - at least for the Genuine Saab clutchnet pieces - is roughly $200. For a project I'd like not to repeat that often, it might be worth it to me.

That being said, if I got half the life of my current clutch, that still 5 years.
Ashbypa is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
 
mike saunders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 6,468
I started getting minor slippage on my Viggen disc and pressure plate after about 40K miles, nearly all of that driven with Stage 3 torque or above. No drag racing, 90 percent highway miles. Driving styles vary greatly, so that's only a ballpark for expected longevity.

I probably could have let it go another 10-15K miles but I was pulling the engine anyway...

Last edited by mike saunders; 02-05-2013 at 03:46 PM.
mike saunders is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Saab Link Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Vehicle Info.
Enter your vehicle information (year, model, mods)
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
All content is copyright The Saab Link and it's original authors.


 

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.