This will serve as a sort of build-log and update center for the work being done to my 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc Sport Sedan. Black exterior with a charcoal gray interior. It's a 5spd manual with a TD04-14T turbo on a 2.0L Ecotec I4 engine. Yea yea, four cylinders. Yea yea, front wheel drive. The list of planned modifications is as follows:
- BSR OptiFlow CAI
- Simons/BSR Catback Exhaust (single exit)
- Zimmerman rotors (302mm front, 292mm rear)
- Akebono Ceramic Pads (all corners)
- Nordic Tuning Stage 2 ECU (265bhp, 284ft-lbs)
- 3" Downpipe and sportcat
- Strut brace
- Koni sport and Vogtland Suspension Kit (35mm lower)
Now, before you go commenting "You should just do it yourself, save yourself the money and such" - the complex I live in doesn't have any sort of driveway/garage area to do work in, and they really get pissed if you do so much as open the hood while it's in your parking space. So I could do the work, I just don't have a place to do it at.
Anyways, for now it'll be just the intake, exhaust, ECU and brakes. I'll get the other pieces in stages. I will not be doing any exterior modifications to the vehicle, this will not be a show car, it's a go car.
Akebono ceramic pads:
Zimmerman front rotors (302mm):
Zimmerman rear rotors (292mm):
All together now:
Yes, the rear rotors are a slightly different color, not sure if they're coated, or if the front's should also have been coated but weren't.
Comments and suggestions are welcome.