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Old November 11, 2017, 15:34   #1
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Out with the Old, In with the New - 2007 SAAB 93T

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Old November 11, 2017, 16:07   #2
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Drive axles only, or suspension upgrade as well ?





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Old November 11, 2017, 16:15   #3
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I envy you guys from states that don't use salt on the roads. I'm in the process of doing the front brakes on my 2002 Ford Ranger and the wheels are so rusted to the rotors that I can't get them off.
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Old November 11, 2017, 17:15   #4
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Drive axles only, or suspension upgrade as well ?...
Half-axles, tie rods, sway bars, and control arms. Struts and springs are still good for now. At 220,000 miles, all the bushings and elbows in the stuff I did today were shot and the passenger side half-axle was pretty much shot too! For a paid-for commuter that still gets 31+mpg, it was a small investment me thinks. Already did the full tune-up last month and I am going to change out the gear-box oil (6 speed manual) with Red Line MT-90 and Motorkote (you lose some with the driver side half-axle removal). The fluid upgrade is supposed to smooth out the clutch and shifting quite a bit.
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I envy you guys from states that don't use salt on the roads. I'm in the process of doing the front brakes on my 2002 Ford Ranger and the wheels are so rusted to the rotors that I can't get them off.
Put some copper anti-sieze between the rotor hat and wheel - also makes a good anti-squeal behind the pads and shims.
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Put some copper anti-sieze between the rotor hat and wheel - also makes a good anti-squeal behind the pads and shims.
Will do. Fortunately they both broke free using the loosen the lug nuts and drive around in circles method.
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Old November 11, 2017, 19:25   #7
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Only person I ever knew that drove a Saab was a fag manager when I was working at Macdonalds 40 years ago.
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Old November 11, 2017, 20:32   #8
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Only person I ever knew that drove a Saab was a fag manager when I was working at Macdonalds 40 years ago.
They definitely attracted a liberal demographic.
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Cool! Good to see guys that are able to wrench their own stuff.
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Old November 12, 2017, 02:54   #11
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Only person I ever knew that drove a Saab was a fag manager when I was working at Macdonalds 40 years ago.

That's the second post you've made in the last couple of days about the types of cars gay men drive, making you somewhat knowledgeable on the subject I'm guessing is your point. Is there something you'd like to tell us?
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Old November 12, 2017, 07:28   #12
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Only person I ever knew that drove a Saab was a fag manager when I was working at Macdonalds 40 years ago.
Still pissed that he dumped you and took his Swedish goodness with him huh.
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Old November 12, 2017, 08:43   #14
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Nice work Nuttz.
Thank you. Changing the oil in the other two today:

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Old November 12, 2017, 09:30   #17
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Yer funny. Wrong, but funny. Or maybe just ignorant. I confuse the two sometimes.
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At least you have a place out of the weather to do this. Doing this in the driveway in the wind and snow is just miserable. Don't ask how I know...
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They definitely attracted a liberal demographic.
I use it to “Infiltrate” the ANTIFA heavy areas! They just wave me on through!
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At least you have a place out of the weather to do this. Doing this in the driveway in the wind and snow is just miserable. Don't ask how I know...
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That's the second post you've made in the last couple of days about the types of cars gay men drive, making you somewhat knowledgeable on the subject I'm guessing is your point. Is there something you'd like to tell us?
Agent 43.

Good on you Nutz. I do most of my own wrenching. I have a carport and the garage is reserved for my shop.
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Old November 12, 2017, 11:29   #22
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Good on you Nutz. I do most of my own wrenching. I have a carport and the garage is reserved for my shop.
Wrenching, wenching, etc... garage is always good to go!



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Yer funny. Wrong, but funny. Or maybe just ignorant. I confuse the two sometimes.
Lighten up Francis ,it was a joke .but I see 2 jap cars and a swede
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I see a GM and a couple others made in Mississippi or Tennessee or Ohio or someplace here.

And it's Franz, not Francis.
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I see a GM and a couple others made in Mississippi or Tennessee or Ohio or someplace here.

And it's Franz, not Francis.
If it weren't for GM, we might still have new Saabs to drive instead of trying to keep old ones going.

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If it weren't for GM, we might still have new Saabs to drive instead of trying to keep old ones going...
Yup! eEuroparts.com is our friend! Spent $350 on the parts for this job and spent a day in the garage. A shop would have charged me over 3grand for parts and labor and told me it would take 3 days or so.
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If it weren't for GM, we might still have new Saabs to drive instead of trying to keep old ones going.

Non-gay or liberal 3 time (and current) Saab owner.
But then we probably wouldn't be able to buy them for pennies on the dollar. And yeah, its way, way cheaper to do your own work and you know whether or not the mechanic has a clue. eEuro, Saabscene and YouTube ate indispensable. Hetero libertarian current owner of 4 Saabs.

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What the freak kind of thread did I just wander into?

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But then we probably wouldn't be able to buy them for pennies on the dollar. And yeah, its way, way cheaper to do your own work and you know whether or not the mechanic has a clue. eEuro, Saabscene and YouTube ate indispensable. Hetero libertarian current owner of 4 Saabs.
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Question Question about Front Camber Alignment:

For all you other self-wrenching SAAB Owners here that have come out of the woodwork here with me, I am doing Front and Rear Strut/Shocks Next! Have Question regarding alignment?

I know, I should have done it all at the same time, but had to wait on funds for the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and Rear Shock Absorbers (rear springs are still good).

I am also replacing the Front Inner Tie-rods as well (still some play in steering after above work and noticed when I was swapping Outer Tie-rods).

I do realize I will have to do the full alignment after the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and the Inner Tie-rods install and I have that covered. Toe will not be a problem to adjust but I already have quite a bit of Negative Camber on both Front Wheels (I am assuming this is due to the fact it is the stock Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly with 220,000 miles on it).

My question is, Will the change of the Assembly remove enough of the Negative Camber or should I go ahead and order the "Camber Adjustment Kit Bolts" with my order?

I asked over on SAABCentral Forums, but have yet to receive an answer yet.
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For all you other self-wrenching SAAB Owners here that have come out of the woodwork here with me, I am doing Front and Rear Strut/Shocks Next! Have Question regarding alignment?

I know, I should have done it all at the same time, but had to wait on funds for the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and Rear Shock Absorbers (rear springs are still good).

I am also replacing the Front Inner Tie-rods as well (still some play in steering after above work and noticed when I was swapping Outer Tie-rods).

I do realize I will have to do the full alignment after the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and the Inner Tie-rods install and I have that covered. Toe will not be a problem to adjust but I already have quite a bit of Negative Camber on both Front Wheels (I am assuming this is due to the fact it is the stock Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly with 220,000 miles on it).

My question is, Will the change of the Assembly remove enough of the Negative Camber or should I go ahead and order the "Camber Adjustment Kit Bolts" with my order?

I asked over on SAABCentral Forums, but have yet to receive an answer yet.
Beyond my level of experience, sorry. Nearly ended up with a decent condition Volvo for $300 that needed struts, but took me too long to watch the video and somebody else got it. Ah well...
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For all you other self-wrenching SAAB Owners here that have come out of the woodwork here with me, I am doing Front and Rear Strut/Shocks Next! Have Question regarding alignment?

I know, I should have done it all at the same time, but had to wait on funds for the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and Rear Shock Absorbers (rear springs are still good).

I am also replacing the Front Inner Tie-rods as well (still some play in steering after above work and noticed when I was swapping Outer Tie-rods).

I do realize I will have to do the full alignment after the Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly and the Inner Tie-rods install and I have that covered. Toe will not be a problem to adjust but I already have quite a bit of Negative Camber on both Front Wheels (I am assuming this is due to the fact it is the stock Front Coil/Spring Strut Assembly with 220,000 miles on it).

My question is, Will the change of the Assembly remove enough of the Negative Camber or should I go ahead and order the "Camber Adjustment Kit Bolts" with my order?

I asked over on SAABCentral Forums, but have yet to receive an answer yet.
Order the camber bolts - not a SAAB owner, but they just make everything nicer to get squared away and can actually make the car more enjoyable to drive by setting a good compromise angle like -1 degree that splits the handling/tire life equation.

These guys are the OEM for most camber bolts, even if sold by Eibach, etc.:

http://www.spcalignment.com/
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