Date: Sun, 06 Dec 1998 19:10:06 +0000
From: Dan Tucker <>
Subject: Re: Abbott Racing 9-3 engine modifications

I have a '97 900 SETC with an Abbott Trionic upgrade (includes wastegate actuator), dump valve, and Saab sport exhaust. I'm waiting on a low restriction intake from Accelerated Response Motoring (the original Abbott distributor in North America). If you want an amazingly fast Saab...spend the money. It's worth it. The car is dramatically faster than stock, yet just as nice to drive politely, when not in the high boost. The car is much more like my old '78 99t...a real kick in the pants when the boost comes on at 3200 rpm. I highly recommend the Abbott program. With the lower gearing in the 9-3, it will be even quicker off the line than my car. The only possible negative, is that it may void your manufacturer's warranty, since you'll be running 15+ psi of boost, vs. 11 psi stock. However, I haven't had any reliability issues in 6 months, other than a failed spark plug. There was a recent article in Automobile magazine about Abbott, they said there was no increase in warranty claims in the UK, where these parts are dealer installed. Nonetheless, I found a used Trionic box at a junkyard, so I could swap it back in when the car goes for service. Keep in mind that you'll be running 220+ hp in a front wheel drive car...expect more torque steer, expect faster tire wear on the fronts. I only wish their limited slip diff were less expensive. Do your maintenance. Dan Tucker wrote: > Am interested if anyone has tried any of the Abbott engine and/or exhaust > modifications for the 9-3. Would appreciate feedback on experiences: > positive, negatives, etc. Thanks, Mark > > -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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