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Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 14:32:57 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: 1994 900 SE Ball Joint Problem HELP NEEDED

Salutations: On 9 May 2005 19:55:00 -0700, saintzal <> wrote: > > Dexter J wrote: > > Thank you for the idea. The crap yards in the area do not usually have > Saabs, let alone 1994 Saabs. As such finding a suspension unit for a > '94 SE turbo might prove a little tricky. Price quotes for new Saab > parts directly from the dealership is $278 per side plus tax. As such > it's going to be over $600 just for the parts, which in my mind is > absolute lunacy. Do you know of anywhere where I can get used Saab > parts? Possibly an internet site, or Saab used car dealers? Just a > thought Sorry - not meant to tick you off so much as make sure you really understood the detail regarding used wear items. I had a 1994 900S and had to replace the a-arm for a bad ball joint myself. Very frustrating, but I went for a dealer item at the end of the day for exactly the reasons you note. For whatever it may be worth - this ball-joint/a-arm unit is pretty much the same for all the majors these days. That said, I've had some luck with these folks: Give them a ring and make sure you are working to vin number because I'm not so sure the a-arms are all exactly the same across NG900 models. Once the pain passes - look at fitting a set of old style (not nivomat) 9000 rear shocks. You have to ream the lower shock bushing a little bit to make it work, but KYB will do fine. This mod will really improve the handling 100% without introducing any harshness. Does a much better job of controlling body roll in the corners than stock. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Stevie Ray Vaughn - Wing all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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