Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 23:02:38 -0000
From: "David Wilson" <>
Subject: Re: Saab Viggen (and Aero) Performance enhancements

Don't know about the Viggen, but I've recently got a new Aero coupe - 205bhp, but with the sport suspension and the big 17" wheels - to replace a '97 185bhp SE T. A pity really - the big wheels make it very prone to tramlining and generally following grooves in the road at low-ish speeds, while the sports suspension seems so overdamped that the back end bounces off line when trying hard on tight bumpy corners - I'm still playing with tyre pressures (now 32psi all round) but grateful for anybody's suggestions! No handling refinement at all, so I'm thinking of swapping the wheels for standard 16" David "Jeffrey Zimmer" <> wrote in message > I own a 2001 9-3 Viggen Convertible. I love the car but I would like more > horsepower and more control of the front end. I have talked extensively > with Don Gregson Jr. at Wigwam Saab. They sell the Nordic system. He said > that the Nordic system on a Viggen Convertible, which consists of > progressive rate springs, stainless cat back exhaust, and reprogrammed ecu > 280HP - 300ft/lb, is the best handling Saab that he has ever driven. I am > considering that system or similar systems by MapTun, or Abbott. Has anyone > out there had anything done to their Viggen? I would be interested to know > how the car handles the extra HP. How is the car as a daily driver? I am > looking for handling refinement without a harsh go-cart like ride. Is there > such a system out there? Does anyone have the Abbott Viggen Rescue kit > installed on their car? How has it changed the handling dynamics of your > car? Are you pleased with the results? Was it worth the money? > >

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