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Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 03-09-2005, 01:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Based on my experience with the braided lines he...

Based on my experience with the braided lines he may be right. I did the lines last and the difference was amazing. I bought the Goodrich from Nick. They are steel braided teflon, not rubber. ...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 03-07-2005, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I bought new cross drilled-slotted rotors from...

I bought new cross drilled-slotted rotors from SpeedyDynamics on ebay for 240. These are Zimmerman rotors that they use CNC to cross drill and slot. Then they coat them with a zinc alloy to prevent...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 03-07-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 835
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
MP Performance FMIC

Any feedback from anyone who has ordered/received/installed? The price is very attractive. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 03-03-2005, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I have the brace on my 2002 9-3 SE Convertible. I...

I have the brace on my 2002 9-3 SE Convertible. I also have all poly bushings , KIC Steering Brace, bigger rear sway bar and strut tower brace Nick sells. The six point brace is one of the best...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 02-21-2005, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 37,671
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
You are right, I did mean mm. I got my sway bar...

You are right, I did mean mm. I got my sway bar before Nick or MPPerformance started selling them. I think it is 22 mm. I can't remember who I bought it from. I have the 24mm front sway bar on my...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 02-21-2005, 04:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 37,671
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
shugaluv34...

Just curious as to what you've done so far and your thoughts on any mods you've installed.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 01-16-2005, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I had my system flushed and replaced coolant with...

I had my system flushed and replaced coolant with Zerex G-05 (the yellow coolant recommended for Daimler Benz). After some research on BOBISTHEOILGUY.com, I was convinced it is the best coolant...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 01-13-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 37,671
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Here's What I've Done

I've got a 2002 9-3 SE Convertible. Here's what I've done

Chassis/Suspension/Brakes

1. Eibach Pro-System - huge improvement in control with a nominal loss of comfort.

2. Six point subframe...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 01-10-2005, 05:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I put Thermo Tec Tape on my delivery pipe. Can't...

I put Thermo Tec Tape on my delivery pipe. Can't say I notice a difference, but Thermo Tec claims it is a great insulator. I am sure it doesn't hurt and I like how it liooks. I also replaced the...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 01-03-2005, 03:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Mine is quite solid now but cowl shake was...

Mine is quite solid now but cowl shake was significant before the mods. The 2004 convertibles have a new chassis with a massive subframe brace that is REALLY solid as hell. Unfortunately the 2004...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 01-02-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
iwantaviggen asked about my mods. Here's a list:...

iwantaviggen asked about my mods. Here's a list:

Engine1. Stage 2 ECU (easy way to get real HP gain, but I waited until I improved suspension)

2. 3 delivery pipe (Speedparts) with Cat and...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 01-01-2005, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,892
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
New Mods Installed

I'm nearing the end of the road on mods I can and am willing to do. Just installed the following new mods.

Sport transmission mount: It's a 20 minute job. It is impressive. Improved power transfer...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 12-20-2004, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I am a big fan of Chevron Techron Complete Fuel...

I am a big fan of Chevron Techron Complete Fuel System Cleaner. I treat it about every 3,000 miles per the directions. I use 3 oz. Fuel Power with every fill up. It gets a lot of good pub on...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 12-20-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
FWIW, mine is always in the middle, year round.

FWIW, mine is always in the middle, year round.
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 12-20-2004, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Got the ECU. Viggen Body Kit...hmm! Where do...

Got the ECU.

Viggen Body Kit...hmm! Where do I get one and what would it cost? Any ideas?

I will paint the calipers soon, I'm satisfied with the brakes for now.

Yes, Nick suggested using the...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-20-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
From a handling perspective, it is as near...

From a handling perspective, it is as near perfect as I can make it . The ARB bushings may help some. As far as mods, I'm waiting for a good intercooler design that is not too difficult to install...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-20-2004, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Auto, wife is manually challenged. I'll let...

Auto, wife is manually challenged.

I'll let you know what I think.
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-20-2004, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Thanks for the compliment. Let's see...what's...

Thanks for the compliment. Let's see...what's everything??

For handling:
KIC Steering Brace
Poly Bushings everywhere
Abbott Spherical Bearings
Eibach Pro System
SAS Sway Bar (Got it before...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-20-2004, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
New Mods from GenuineSAAB

I just received the following from Nick:

Sport Transmission Mount
Goodrich Brake Lines
Anti Roll Bar Poly Bushings
Cool Blue Silicon hose for Turbo BPV line (Per Nick's recommendation,...
Forum: General NG900 / Old 9-3 Posts and Information 12-20-2004, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
New Mods from GenuineSAAB

I just received the following from Nick:

Sport Transmission Mount
Goodrich Brake Lines
Anti Roll Bar Poly Bushings
Cool Blue Silicon hose for Turbo BPV line (Per Nick's recommendation, enough...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-13-2004, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
DC_SAAB asked: No bias whatsoever :D ...

DC_SAAB asked:

No bias whatsoever :D

I am the co-creator, but if the MP brace had done a sufficient job, I wouldn't have had it built. Your observations of the six point are dead on, it does...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-13-2004, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
DC_SAAB asked, Nothing too exotic. T7 with...

DC_SAAB asked,

Nothing too exotic. T7 with Abbott Cold Air Intake pipe (too much $$$, but Nick didn't have one then). 3" downpipe, Stage 2 Speedparts ECU, Forge BPV. I left the manifold cover...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-13-2004, 05:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
iwantaviggen said, "but yeah the 6pt is a lot of...

iwantaviggen said, "but yeah the 6pt is a lot of bank and the mp one will do the job for cheaper."

I had the MP brace on and the improvement was very slight and may have been mostly placebo. I...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 12-13-2004, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
Pictures of My Manifold & Downpipe

I had this done in the Spring by a pro in Atlanta. They used the 2000 degree stuff. They did major prep work and then baked it after the ceramic coating was applied. I had them do both the downpipe...
Forum: Performance Modifications for the NG900 / Old 9-3 10-21-2004, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By Ragtop Tiger
I don't know what Nick will sell them for. I'm...

I don't know what Nick will sell them for. I'm sure he will be reasonable. :)
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