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Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 23:01:30 -0000
From: "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com>
Subject: Re: Some Of My Saab Bits


> Hi Matt, I want to replace all the bushes on my T16 . It's a 1987 model - > what've you got for it? > > Anything else to make the car better you'd recommend? Well its more what can I make you. Nylon I make, Poly I buy in. On my T16 I run 2 part Nylon bushes on the front wishbones, poly on the shocks, and a similar mix on the rear. Tightens it up no end but you do 'feel' the road a bit more, if you want to really remove the play rosejoint the front wishbones as well, great for the track and smooth A roads, not so good for those 100mph cross country dashes down B roads. Run a bit of neg camber on the front as well, turns in much better. Replace the front A/R bar with a softer version (any decent engineering co should be able to make you one) or just remove it all together, personally I like the softer from A/R setup as you get a nice sniff of understeer before the back drifts out. Obviously the normal engine tweeks of APC, FPR (if its a 2.8bar one, if it is and you can't find a 3.0bar just squeeze the 2.8 in a vice). Brakes need some attention for heavy use, go with decent discs, decent fluid and some Mintex 1144's. Late 9000 Callipers are an easy swap (bigger pad) or for 1300 you get these. www.faulksperformance.co.uk/pics/brakes.jpg 325mm Grooved Rotors on Separate Billet Aluminium Bells, Brembo 4 Pot Aluminium 4 pots on Billet Ally Mounts, Goodridge Braided hoses front and rear and Mintex 1155's front and 1144's rear, they tend to stop you reasonably well. Realistic limit for a B202 on Standard (Bosch) management is 270bhp, some playing and supplemental controllers will get you 300bhp. Can supply and fit for 270bhp (rangers from 260 - 283bhp based on past experience) for 3800, this includes 30# injections, Apexi S-AFC Fuel Controller, Adjustable Vac Advance/Retard, 4 Core Chargecooler with much much straighter induction path, Pacet Rad Fan, Microdynamics Coil, Omex Rev Limited w/ Launch Control, Turbo Technics Trim 60 FP Spec T3, AquaMist Water Injection, FP APC box, Bailey Dump Valve (recirc or atmo your choice) NGK 7EV's, 3" Bore Exhaust, FP Cone Filter, Battery relocation to boot, FP Boost Cut and FSE Fuel Pump. From here its a case of the next size up of Fuel Pump, 1.8bar of boost dialed in and theres 300bhp, but at this point engine life is reduced considerably. Yes I'm expensive but its all kit designed by me to bolt 'properly' into the C900 and its honed by my T16 thats done 5000 miles of fast road and track. Pics of mine on www.faulksperformance.co.uk/pics and check out the chargecooler 1200 will get you full shell prep with a Mutli-Point weld in role cage with door bars, Re-enforcement plates on chassis legs etc and seam/stitch welding where necessary. We'll also do bottom wishbone re-enforcement, uprated rear arm mounts and a few other bits at the same time. This will give you a shell so stiff that when you jack it on one jacking point it will lift three wheels. Let me know how much cash you have to play with, you'd be surprised how much more you can get out of a C900 for 100. Start with suspension, then brakes, then BHP. Cheers Matt

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