Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 11:24:06 GMT
From: Daniel Tucker <dantuckernopsamaone.net>
Subject: Re: 900 vs 9-3


No question that the performance of the front suspension is an overall vast improvement in the 9-3, though it is far more prone to tramlining and bump steer. I'll bet that accounts for nearly half of the changes between the NG900 and the 9-3! I'm making several modifications to my '97 with the aim of improving steering response: Customized/Abbott steering rack mounts (awaiting custom machine work to fit), Abbott TCA bushings (awaiting installation), 17" Bridgestone S02 Pole Positions (currently being tried out by my wife on her 9-5 wagon. what a difference!), already installed Abbott springs. Dan Kalman Rubinson wrote: > Daniel Tucker <dantuckernopsamaone.net> wrote: > > Don't be so sure about that, it very much depends on what parts you're > > talking about.. Many major components ARE the same... Those "thousands of > > changes" include few major components, and several minor components. The > > front suspension geometry is different, but I'll wager that the struts are > > the same, for example. The shocks are compatible, if not the same. > > I will not disagree but point out that the performance on the front end is vastly > different. The 900 suffered from limited travel and was prone to damage from > ordinary(!) NYC potholes. 3 repairs in 3 years. The 9-3 takes the same roads with > nary a complaint. BTW, this also was the example given in the 9-3 brochure to > indicate the differences between the 900 and the 9-3. I could not agree more. > > Kal

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