Torque Cars

hi all

Discussion in 'SAAB Forums' started by winchesterpaul, 3 April 2014.

  1. winchesterpaul

    winchesterpaul Newbie

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    From:
    winchester
    Car:
    vauxhall nova
    i'm a newbie on this site and to saab power too, i race autograss, i use a vauxhall nova and know certain saab engines have been used in road going ones with great performance... so hear goes .... thinking 2.3 16v turbo from a 900/9000 ? either mated to a vauxhall g/box or with a saab box and rear mounted, few questions to start with (only toying with ideas at mo) anyone ran one on bike carbs?? is the ignition side a nightmare ie ecu's?? been told engines are strong as what about the g/box ??
    thanks for any advice or tips
     
  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    4,813
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Paul you have just joined SAAB heaven as the GURU of all things SAAB T9Man will be able to guide you along the modifying path :bigsmile:
     
  3. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    20,369
    From:
    London, UK
    Car:
    Saab 9-3SS T9
    The 2.3 engines are good and strong but the 2.0 litre especially the B207R version revs more freely. No issues with the manual gearbox but stick with the 5 speed version and not the old 4 speed as strength on a modified engine is suspect. There are 6 speed gear boxes available from the 2003 onwards Aero models BUT these are not really for fast pace but more for long distance cruising on motorways etc.

    I am not aware of any of these engines being run on motorbike carbs. I am a turbo man through and through I'm afraid. The ECU is nothing to fear and gives you much greater scope with regards to tuning.

    What sort of power are you looking for?

    If you stick with the turbo then opt for the HPT rather than the LPT version. You will want a minimum of a TD04, Mitsubishi do a hybrid for this model with a larger exhaust impellor. The turbos are fussy with the quality of oil so skimp here at your peril.
    A stage 1 remap from an Aero engine should see you about the 250BHP mark, 280BHP which is about stage 3 is the max really without at least changing the pistons to the forged versions at about £500 for the set (3" exhaust down pipe needed). After this you could go to stage 5 "315 BHP plus" which will also require a high pressure fuel pump i.e."Walbro 255L" and a 3.5 fuel pressure regulator, higher flow injectors.
    Horse power in excess of these figures is huge huge money! and requires massive internal engine work.
     
    Last edited: 4 April 2014
  4. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    How's that for some good first hand info ;) :)
     
  5. winchesterpaul

    winchesterpaul Newbie

    Messages:
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    From:
    winchester
    Car:
    vauxhall nova
    thanks guys, the tracks we race on are grass/mud/dirt. and are about 1/4 mile ovals and its all about accelaration
     

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