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What type of intake would offer optimal perfomance for my 03 9-5 aero?

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there are so many options & I'm not sure where I should start. I'm open to all options, thanks for the help.
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Welcome to saablink, make sure to stop over to the new member thread and introdce ourself.

Actually not so many options, an open intake or drop in.
Where would I find a nice high flow drop in filter? Will I hear an improvement in the way the car sounds?
genuinesaab.com, and yes. the sound of the turbo will give your ears orgasms
I have always used K&N...but I have been told BSR and Maptune offer a better quality and flowing filter system.
are there any cold air intakes?
I just use a generic AEM truck filter. You can fit them onto a cheapo 3" pipe from any auto parts store.
Why ?
The stock airbox is good for approx 400 hp without any noise increase.
I have heard over 400 HP by adding secondary snorkel tubes going to the reverse side of the airbox.
Why ?
The stock airbox is good for approx 400 hp without any noise increase.
I have heard over 400 HP by adding secondary snorkel tubes going to the reverse side of the airbox.
I agree...i think the same goes for the Saab 9-3 SS...most of the HP increase comes from the exhaust end of the system...Its not like a GM LS engine that needs massive amounts of air to create peak HP
Welcome to the link - be sure to post some pictures of your car!

As for intake - you need to start with these two items;

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/...d=368&osCsid=89a7ab5a08ff058e35e9bc3245de896b

$25

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/...d=450&osCsid=89a7ab5a08ff058e35e9bc3245de896b

$42.50

If that air cleaner isn't good enough there is also this route (although the drop in will surfice for 400hp...)
http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/...d=311&osCsid=89a7ab5a08ff058e35e9bc3245de896b

$80

After you have those two items and a good tune upgrade consider this -
http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/...d=170&osCsid=89a7ab5a08ff058e35e9bc3245de896b

$310

OR

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/...d=471&osCsid=89a7ab5a08ff058e35e9bc3245de896b

$230

Hope this helps.
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