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Date: Sun, 23 Mar 2003 11:03:47 +0000
From: Paul <>
Subject: Re: Changing suspension on new 2003 9-3?

Sports wheels will be smoother with sports suspension. With stiff dampers you need to input the load as sharp as possible to 'break out' the damper friction. Compliant tyres won't do this so the suspension will appear solid. In article <b5j497$2918ap$>, Nutmegger <> writes > >"Roger Fortier" wrote::: > > >> Overall I am pleased with the car. It's wonderful to drive and the brakes >> are soo smooth! > >Every Saab I ever drove had excellent feeling and working brakes. > >>On the bright side, with the "sports" suspension the car >> stays on the road on bumpy roads at high speed which is I guess what it >was >> designed to do. > >Don't you notice a big difference in handling? I know what you mean, you >are used to the smoothness of your Oldsmobile, but this Saab just can't >compare to something like that, and I guarantee that you will become so used >to it (like I did) that it is really hard to go back to something else. The >floaty, softness ride is more for people who just drive from point A to >point B without actually enjoying the driving part. With the Saab you have, >you can just experience it better. > > -- Paul

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