Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 05:55:52 GMT From: saabsternopsameja.com Subject: Re: 9-5 2.0 Saab performance chip.
How does a computer chip add 40bhp? Saabster 85 900 In article <39B01FA8.D48867ABnopsamternet.com>, Alan Hamilton <alanghamiltonnopsamternet.com> wrote: > I have just ordered a 9-5 Estate 2.0t with what the dealer described as the > Sports Tuning Chip. The test drive I had was on an Airflow vehicle with the > chip and, according to the dealer this made it just about as much of a thrill > as the Aero but without the hefty price tag. I don't have hard facts, but > believe the chipping added 40bhp to the otherwise 150bhp 2.0t engine. > > Having driven the car with the chipped engine I have to say that it makes a > helluva difference and really piles on the oomph when overtaking., The dealer > was doing the upgrade for around 600GBP in the UK. > > Pete Bennett wrote: > > > Because:- > > The equipment level in this SE is exactly what I wanted (AS3, HFS, Driver > > Pack) > > The Aero is more expensive, with less equipment. > > I've had insurance quotations on an Aero and a modified SE 2.0 > > The 2.0 is a smoother engine > > Not sure I want to make the leap all the way from 150bhp from my old > > 9000 CSE to 230bhp, I'll just do it in stages. I might work up to an Aero > > later. > > The deal on the SE was very good, about the same price as you can import > > them for. > > (and they took the 9000 in part exchange.) > > Since I have been a Saab enthusiast (which happend when I was invited to the > > Newcastle > > launch of the 99 Turbo (cheese grater wheels) at the age of 13) I have > > always wanted the > > top of the range Turbo, but I don't think I'm quite ready yet. > > > > I'm also trying to contradict one or two of these reasons by building a > > 430bhp kit car. > > > > Pete. > > > > Todd Buttrick <diamondlilnopsamnet> wrote in message > > news:39A3015C.2BE20412nopsamnet... > > > Why not just get a 9-5 Aero? > > > > > > Pete Bennett wrote: > > > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > > > I'm just about to buy a Saab 9-5 2.0 and have opted to have the Saab > > > > performance chip > > > > installed, which takes the power from ~150bhp to ~185bhp. Anyone got > > one of > > > > these > > > > and would be prepared to tell me what their impressions are of the > > engine > > > > after the > > > > upgrade? > > > > Just left the 9000 CSE 2.0 lpt with the dealers - sad day, but looking > > > > forward to getting > > > > the 9-5. > > > > > > > > Pete Bennett > > > > http://www.galactic.co.uk/pete > > > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.