Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 20:00:13 GMT
Subject: Re: 9-3 Abbott Racing Mods

250 BHP will not significantly reduce the life of your long as you take care of it well that is (same with any engine). Even with the stock 185 BHP engine....what percent of the time can you use full power in the real world...unless you're planning to drive to Montana and do a 1 hr top speed blast...U doubt even spirited driving would harm the engine....which dealer is offering this?? Sound like a bargin to me. 5k for a boost to 250 bhp, new suspension etc...if I didn't already own a 9-3 I'd definitly go for it!! Mark In article <_LOY2.201$ln2.491nopsam235.216.4>, "Pierrick Brenot" <> wrote: > > In article <pqrY2.4590$>, "Nino" > <> wrote: > > > > > > A Saab dealer in Toronto is offering a 9-3 special addition. They have > apparently sent new 9-3's to > > Abbott Racing to have mods to computer to boost turbo pressure to get > claimed 250 HP. Also have > > lowered and stiffened suspension, nice 17" wheels and tires as well as > front, rear and side air > > dams. Looks great, I drove one and when the turbo kicks in it takes off > like a rocket. Big > > difference over stock 9-3. It adds about 5K Canadian Dollars to price > which makes this car a great > > performer for a great price. Dealer is providing their own warranty since > I guess the engine mods > > would void the Saab warranty. > > > > Any comments about these mods would be appreciated. I am concerned about > premature engine and drive > > train wear. Can the 2.0 Saab engine handle the increased power? > > > > Thanks > > > > Of course running after 200HP+ powers can only decrease the global longevity > of your engine. But I suppose if you use the power only you need it, and > with "respectuous drive style" for the engine, it will give you hundreds of > thousands of kilometers of pleasure. > SAAB Motorists could easily extract 225HP from the 2.3T in the next 9-3 > Viggen ( and a huge > torque, I suppose it is possible to increase power from the stock 200HP unit > (1999 9-3SE) with a few modifications in electronic controls. Some > specialists are exceptionally gifted for these sorts of transformations. > In a few weeks, I will probably boost my 1991 900T (160HP stock) to approx > 190HP and 300 N.m of torque (equivalent to 225 lb.ft). > What I am sure is that the cylinder head will accept the increase of power > because it is VERY strong. The company I work for makes these heads... > > Pierrick Brenot > Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada > 1991 900T > work for Montupet > (the SAAB cylinder head maker) > > --== Sent via ==-- ---Share what you know. Learn what you don't.---

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