Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 05:51:07 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 performance upgrade

saab_aka wrote: > I have a 9-3, a 2001 model year base model with a 2.0t 185 hp engine > and a manual transmission. What are the possibilities of making a > performance upgrade to increase the horsepower and torque to 210/221 > which is what is currently offered on the model year 2006 9-3 models? I > test-drove one at a dealership and I felt that it was definitely > quicker than my saab. > > Is it a common solution to increase turbo pressure? Will the turbo > gauge go into the red territory or is there a way to recalibrate it? > The factory warranty has already expired so I am not concerned about > the warranty but rather future longevity. *Any* tuning mod to increase power has a potentially adverse effect on longevity. Graham

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