Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 03:47:19 GMT
From: "sMiles" <milessmilesnopsamlobal.net>
Subject: Re: first performance tweaks?


Thanks! Konis and Eibachs. I think I'll keep it stock on the outside for now -- but I might find some stickier tires to fit the stock wheels (worked great on my Integra GSR) I'll let y'all know how it turns out. -sMiles "'nuther Bob" <none1nopsam.com> wrote in message news:t61icv8d13es6hq35ihcmqusugvgjg97p9nopsamcom... > On Sun, 18 May 2003 07:56:39 GMT, "Mark Plumlee" > <turbospgnopsamsouth.net> wrote: > > >put 17 inch with 225 45 17 try dunlop 9000 tire > > Only go with 17" tires if you already have 17" wheels or you drive > on very smooth roads. There's not a lot of sidewall on a 17" tire > (there's already precious little on a 16" for everyday driving). > > > > >also get lowering springs > > > > Definitely get some adjustable Koni shocks first, front and rear. > You won't be disappointed. I'll go so far as to guarantee it. > > If you like, you can change the springs too. The labor is the same for > springs and shocks or just shocks so it's best to do them both at the > same time if you're inclined. If you get springs, I highly recommend > the Eibach (progressive) springs. They will improve handling under > pressure but be about the same as stock springs under normal > conditions. The will lower the car about an inch, benefiting handling > with a lower CoG but also reducing ground clearance a bit. > You can also stiffen the rear sway bar but I would do the shocks > first. > > Lastly, lots of folks rave about installing the "Viggen rescue kit" > or at least the steering rack brace. The complete kit is available > from www.abbottracing.com or you can get a steering rack kit alone > from Talaferino Saab, http://www.genuinesaab.com/. This kit is > supposed to help with torque steer (actually tramlining). > > Bob >

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