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Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 11-06-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,444
Posted By Champ
I've had that setup for about 9 years on my...

I've had that setup for about 9 years on my Viggen, been absolutely great as a DD and light track duty.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 11-06-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,939
Posted By Champ
Swap the shocks at the same time, the OEM ones...

Swap the shocks at the same time, the OEM ones with lowering springs will go out shortly after - especially if you already have 90k on them.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-25-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Champ
2345mm should be the correct length to include...

2345mm should be the correct length to include the A/C, but ignore the idler above the crankshaft (i.e. the belt travels horizontally across the top of the motor between the power steering pulley and...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-20-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Champ
Update for people coming across this in the...

Update for people coming across this in the future:

I put the new bearing in a used pulley from the junk yard, and used the new clutch parts I got off of eBay.

I put everything back together...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-18-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Champ
It's annoying you can get a whole new clutch, but...

It's annoying you can get a whole new clutch, but the pulley is basically no where to be found - have to buy a whole new compressor.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-18-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Champ
Eventually got it off last night although it took...

Eventually got it off last night although it took some doing.

I was not able to get enough lip to use the puller tool.

Ended up just using PB Blaster and heat, along with some little taps from...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 08-17-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,987
Posted By Champ
The V6 we used for the lemons race sounded REALLY...

The V6 we used for the lemons race sounded REALLY good with just a cut exhaust. Then it blew up.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-17-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Champ
The welding approach seems to be the easiest,...

The welding approach seems to be the easiest, minus the fact I don't have a welder.

Might be time to invest in one!
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-17-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Champ
Broken A/C compressor pulley removal

So my car started making this great rattling noise - I traced it down to the A/C compressor clutch going out.

After I ordered a new clutch kit, I took it apart. Turns out it was the pulley...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 01-12-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 32,570
Posted By Champ
Car looks great. I've had my blue 2-door for...

Car looks great.

I've had my blue 2-door for 10 years now and still love driving it every day.
Forum: Customizing Your NG900 or old 9-3 01-07-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,082
Posted By Champ
My 2 front ones are JB-welded on, and the 2 back...

My 2 front ones are JB-welded on, and the 2 back ones I don't think I've ever taken off.

I never jack the car from the side.
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 12-18-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By Champ
Gary mine did this the first year I owned it and...

Gary mine did this the first year I owned it and it was the ACC unit. Hopefully you can find one used as they are not cheap. Thankfully mine was under warranty. I did the SID at the same time...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 11-21-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Champ
For future internet explorers, it is 2.5" by 6"...

For future internet explorers, it is 2.5" by 6" flex section.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 11-20-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Champ
... I think it's 60mm, which is just over 2 and...

... I think it's 60mm, which is just over 2 and 1/3"
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 11-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Champ
Whoa the GS part is majorly expensive. Can find...

Whoa the GS part is majorly expensive. Can find flex pipes online for $20 and now you are just adding some tubing.

Think I'm going to just get new 3" SS tubing, a 3" flex pipe and continue my...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 11-19-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Champ
Flex pipe size?

Talking the intermediate flex pipe, basically right below the drivers seat.

Thinking 2.5" by .... 6" length?

Just trying to figure out what to order, won't have access to a tape measure until...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 10-26-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By Champ
Happened to me on track one time. Nicer corner...

Happened to me on track one time. Nicer corner worker picked it up and got it back to the pits for me. The tab that bolts onto the headlight had broken.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 10-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By Champ
A good way to stop from hitting yourself in the...

A good way to stop from hitting yourself in the face with the steering wheel is loosen the big nut holding it on, but don't take it off. Loosen up the steering wheel then take the nut off and finish...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 10-03-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 893
Posted By Champ
I know the V6 engines had a E20 external torx on...

I know the V6 engines had a E20 external torx on the crank bolt, that was an annoying bit to find.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Champ
Just looked on my T7 car. Top line "T's" off...

Just looked on my T7 car.

Top line "T's" off and one goes to the intake, other goes to a check valve on the top left of the engine - I would assume some sort of emission control
Middle line goes...
Forum: Other Pictures 09-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Champ
I was teaching an advanced riding school on a...

I was teaching an advanced riding school on a closed course (track) this past Sunday and one of my students had one of these with race tires, and it was awesome to follow him around. Wheelie-ing...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 09-20-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By Champ
Gary I'm at 143,000 now and didn't do anything...

Gary I'm at 143,000 now and didn't do anything special passing that mileage.

My clutch went ~130k, lots of tracktime though so I was actually impressed it made it that long.

The serp belt +...
Forum: Car Problems? NG900 or old 9-3 Only 08-17-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,452
Posted By Champ
Is your car tipped to the drivers side? Could be...

Is your car tipped to the drivers side? Could be low brake fluid, although usually the brake light comes on along with the triangle.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 08-13-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,645
Posted By Champ
:signs065:

:signs065:
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 08-09-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,622
Posted By Champ
RP makes some good fluid.

RP makes some good fluid.
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