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Re: 2008 Wagon rear suspension rub when loaded
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Posted by siwyjohn (more from siwyjohn) on Tue, 11 Aug 2020 01:00:55 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: 2008 Wagon rear suspension rub when loaded, Per, Mon, 10 Aug 2020 07:11:20
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Hi,
for a stiffer ride you can choose Bilstein B6 for standard ride height (normal springs), or Bilstein B8 for about -30mm - together with appropriate springs (Bilstein sells the B8 shocks with Eibach lowering springs as B12 kit). B12 kit receives a very positive feedback (good handling, but not too hard for a daily driver).

https://www.lmperformance.com/870156/46-194381-bilstein-b12-pro-kit-suspension-kit-saab-9-5-front-and-rear.html

There are also yellow Koni shocks with adjustable damping.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/kon-87-2636spt/make/saab/model/9-5

There are a few other choices (Sachs, Koni FSD, etc.) - if you tell us what do you expect then we can give you a tip :)

Usually after several years car sits low - mine '04 Aero has self lowered about -40mm after 16 years of service, so sometimes rebuilding old suspension with lowering sprngs brings the car up. I assume that your rear suspension is worn - if it's 12 years old then you will have to replace all rubber parts, shocks, springs and make a full 4 wheel geometry adjustment. Rear springs usually sag on wagons.

Front suspension is also influencing rear, so if it is also in it's teenage then full replacement is the best.

Currently the most cost effective solution is to buy full OEM Aero kit:
https://www.esaabparts.com/saab/parts/32025660 (example link, searching for best price recommended)

As you can see on the picture it contains all mounting parts not included in other kits (like B12).

You can also check the load you've put on the rear - bikes are generating additional windload during driving, so everything could be fine on the driveway, but not necessarily thereafter.

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