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So my Dad just messaged me stating that he needs new shocks in the rear of his '99 9-5. Question is this; there anything beyond the shock that he should replace while it's apart and also is there any special tools/tricks when doing this?

He is mechanically inclined and has most/all tools needed, it's just he has not done this on a Saab yet. Was more of a VW guy but then my family went Saab and with me tuning mine, I quickly gained more knowledge of the Sweeds than him. Since I have only had NG900s/9-3's I have never really looked into the specifics of the 9-5 suspension.

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Nothing else but the shocks need come out of the car when you do the rear shocks. So really, there's nothing else you should do "while you're in there."

However, if he's never done the shocks before he should make sure he gets all the bushings and a new bump stop for each shock cause they can rot after such a length of time. You can get all that stuff on eeuroparts.
 

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Alright. Also since genuine has the rear Koni's for $218 as a set and eeuro has OEM for $200/set he was wondering if he should get the Koni's. I told him that most likely not as he's not changing the springs or anything in the front.

He is not opposed to performance parts when replacing things if the price is right. He needed a new exhaust and upgraded to the Remus and what not.
 

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Alright. Also since genuine has the rear Koni's for $218 as a set and eeuro has OEM for $200/set he was wondering if he should get the Koni's. I told him that most likely not as he's not changing the springs or anything in the front.

He is not opposed to performance parts when replacing things if the price is right. He needed a new exhaust and upgraded to the Remus and what not.
If you have OEM parts, OEM shocks is where you want to be. If he wants a performance upgrade, he needs a SAAB Roadholding Kit. Basically the entire Aero suspension in a box, you can get it for about $700.
 

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If you have OEM parts, OEM shocks is where you want to be. If he wants a performance upgrade, he needs a SAAB Roadholding Kit. Basically the entire Aero suspension in a box, you can get it for about $700.
That's what I thought, just wanted to be sure.

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