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Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 13:20:32 GMT
From: Daniel Tucker <>
Subject: Re: 900 vs 9-3

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. Wheels can be freely swapped between NG900/9-3/9-5. The intercooler in the HOT 9-3 is superior (less restrictive/higher flow) than intercoolers in NGs. Trionics had several changes over the years, from OBD I to OBD II to T7 in the Viggen, and are not necessarily compatible/transferrable. NG900/9-3 use the same Saab sport exhaust. I'm trying to determine if I can bolt on Viggen brake calipers and rotors to my Abbottized '97 convertible. Unverified consensus is, yes, it should work as the hubs are appear to be the same on all NG900/9-3/9-5. I need to go to a dealer and cross reference some part numbers to be sure. I'm about 85% sure it'll work. I'll bet I could very simply add the improved Viggen brake MC also. The 9-3 is a tweaked version of the NG900, NOT an entirely new car. I'm installing Abbott traction control arm bushings this weekend. They fit all '94 -'00 900's and 9-3's... Dan Martin Deeley wrote: > Almost certainly not. There were several thousand changes between models.

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