Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2005 15:46:05 GMT From: Johannes <johsnospam-gets-nowhere-sizefitter.com> Subject: Re: '01 9-5
Pooh Bear wrote: > > Kelsey Cummings wrote: > > > I recently aquired a '01 9-5 v6 from a relative for a song. Looks great > > next to my other sweedish cars too. I don't know much about it but it > > feels like it has alot of untaped potential. It rides very smooth but > > doesn't provide alot of road feel back to the driver which is something > > I'm used to and would like more of. It also seems like alot more power > > could be produced by the v6 than currently is. > > > > So - questions: > > > > 1) Pointers on suspension mods - progressive sport springs, firmer > > shocks, upgraded anti-sway bars? Poly bushings? Something about aero > > suspension upgrades? > > > > 2) Engine modification. What's going to get the most bang for the buck > > as a stage 1 modification? Are ECU reprograms or chips available? > > Matched performance exhaust sytems? Intake? More boost? Issues? > > > > 3) What vendors and/or enthusiast sites cater to saab owners? I'm very > > familiar with the volvo crowd but haven't had much luck turning up > > similar resources for the saab. > > > > TIA, I hope I don't get flamed here or by the volvo folks for crossing > > Various tuning stuff is available. Here in the UK Abbott Racing is a good > example. > > Btw - it helps if you state where you live. I had to get your locale by > reading your headers and doing a 'whois'. > > I'm not aware of much tuning having been done to the V6 though. It's a GM > design - not an original Saab engine. It is a mixed design with Saab asymmetrical turbocharging. The 3.0L V6 engine has less output 200 bhp than the equivalent NA GM engine (210bhp). The engine is designed for torque and a smooth drive, not much point in tuning this engine.