Saab 9000 Tuning Guide & Saab 9000 Turbo Upgrades, Tips, Tricks Saab 9000 Suspension Tuning & StrikeEngine

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Saab 9000


Saab 9000 Tuning

Buying Your Car

As mentioned there are 2 turbo engines the 2litre and from 1989 the which is a stroked version of the motor.

The Engines

From the 2 litre engines gained shafts while the 2.3 litre had them from day one. The with balancer shafts are different and as such are not interchangeable non balancer shaft cranks.

All 9000 Turbo engines with a steel crank, rods and Mahle pistons and can handle up to 500bhp and still 250,000miles without a problem.

gaskets on all motors need at 100,000miles so before you start the boost this should be first job and while your at it you may as change the timing chain.

9000 Tuning Guide

Oil be changed every 6,000 and use a good quality synthetic oil. Pistons rings and are pretty much bullet so there should be no problems If there is rattling coming the engine this is more likely the balancer shafts will need replacing.

Spark plugs should be and replaced with NGK BCR8ES

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Saab 9000 Tuning

The 2litre engine are as strong as engines get and are more happy to rev, and due to their … and more rev happy the 2.3litre engines.

Tuning the up to 1991 year is easy but sure the car has an intercooler and Performance Valve. If it hasn#8217;t get down the yard and find some, have left all the required for the intercooler and PCV so fitting is a doddle. intercoolers are good up to 1.5bar of and are huge so no need for expensive here.

On the pre 1991 cars the boost setting is controlled by an boost cut out located under the above the pedals on the drivers In the middle of the valve is a screw with a blob of paint, this in and it ups the boost pressure, gives 220bhp and 1.2 gives To match the fuelling requirements to the boost pressure, fuel also needs to be increased.

Either fit an adjustable item or the current regulator in a vice.

1991 boost pressure was by a more advanced ECU so increasing the will simply be cancelled out by the To get around this, fit a new chip ignition box. Saabflight can you with one of these for 365 pounds and allow the engine to get 1.2bar of and 250bhp on a standard exhaust for the and 270 for the 2.3 litre.

From 1993 replaced the Bosch engine with its own Trionic 5 engine system this has no removable but can still be remapped by the likes of for 365 pounds. 2.3 cars can make up to and still be emissions legal and up to 30mpg.

Saab 9000 Tuning Exhaust

For more power the restrictive exhaust needs to be by freer flowing item. A JT is considered the best value at The state of tune so far will you less than a grand and be reliable.

The 2.3litre motors be making 300bhp and the 2litre

Saab 9000 Tuning Stage 2

As with everything, start to get exponentially more the more power you want. The step will be to replace the for something like a Saabflight unit 650 pounds. giant injectors 400pounds, 3 bar map sensor and a custom intercooler 500pounds. this lot your 2.3 will be around 400bhp

Saab Tuning #8211; Stage 3

For 500bhp a Garret GT30R will be required, 630cc/min bigger fuel pump, gas flowed head and a tubular manifold.

If you want to keep the revving nature of the 2 litre, fit the 2.3 head as its much freer and bolts straight on and lowers the ratio.

Saab 9000 #8211; Handling

As these are now at least 8 years old the first of call with suspension is to replace the standard bushes uprated polyurethane items.

On the and spring front fit springs matched dampers as springs can lead to peculiar handling. roll bars will help. in the states a kit, if you cant afford the and rear, just get the rear to with otherwise the car will horrendous oversteer.

Saab Tuning #8211; Brakes

on the turbo cars are excellent so the 5.1 fluid, performance pads and brake lines should be up to the job of all but the extreme circumstances.

Saab 9000 Tuning Wheels Tyres

The best for the track is 17inch wheels an ET of 35mm and 215 or 225 45-17 tyres.

9000 Tuning #8211;

In 1993 the gearbox bell was changed to a GM pattern, this gearboxes before 1993 be swapped for gearboxes after Saab 9000s came 3 gear ratios, for the ultimate gear ratio solution is to use the non box other wise the Low Pressure box or the Aero box will be fine.

gears can slip in the main but this can be rectified for 150 quid by or they can sell you a complete unit for 950.

As with any big FWD car an LSD will make the world of and Quaife is the default choice and are from Abbot Racing.

The 2.3 litre Full Pressure clutch can hold up to 300bhp and can be to the 2litre cars if the 2.3litre is used as well.

For an uprated do a stage 2 unit for

Low Pressure Turbo (LPT) Full Pressure Turbo #8211; The differences

The LPT models restricted to 5psi of boost but the are the same as the full pressure models with the added the LPT models are even cheaper the FPT cars. All car use a Garrett T25 turbo the Aero which has a Mitsubishi unit but all the turbos are interchangeable. The one between the turbos for the LPT and FPT turbos is the AR ratio is slightly smaller on the LPT which gives less lag but has less power potential but in all the turbos have good

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