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Saab 9-3 Cabrio Independence Edition Aero 1.9 TTiD (ID-EN-114)

Engine

Z19DTR

Transmission

  • Refurbished and strengthened gearbox
  • Reinforced torque convertor

Chassis

  • KCPerformance polyurethane bushings in front wishbones
  • KCPerformance polyurethane bushings in rear trailing arms

Shocks

  • Bilstein B6 shock absorbers
  • KCPerformance springs

Engine modifications

  • Swirl valve delete
  • Replaced timing belt
  • Replaced water pump
  • Removed DPF

Software

  • KCPerformance Stage 2 chiptune - 235hp
  • Removed DPF

Electronics

  • Valeo Park Distance Control front and rear
  • Towbar with trailer socket

Cooling

  • External gearbox oil cooler

Remarks

To celebrate a year of independence Saab produced a numbered limited edition Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition Areo. Initially only 366 of these cars were going to be produced, symbolizing each day of independence that year plus one day for the start of the new year. The cars were equipped with special 18" 5-spoke wheels, beige leather seats with orange trim, carbon-fiber and leather on certain parts of the interior, a welcome message on the display and a unique turbo boost gauge, an orange stitched leather steering wheel and floor mats with grey lining... Saab offered the customer a choice between 3 engines: 180hp 1.9 TTiD, 220hp 2.0T and a Biopower version. All engines were available with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions. Unfortunately, there were only 47 of these cars produced by Saab because of it's bankruptcy.

A good client of ours came to us with the quest for a 9-3 Independence Edition TTiD. He already did some research himself on the location of some Independence Edition cars. We inspected some that were for sale online. But the one that was in best shape was at a dealership in Italy that is owned by a good friend of ours. We gave him a call to inform about the state of the vehicle. After some conversations over the phone, the client made the decisions to get the car in Italy.

A flight was booked to Italy so that our commercial director and the client could pick up the car together. The flew to Italy and took a taxi to the dealer in Modena. The car was inspected and test driven. The client was over the moon about the car and the state it was in, so the car was bought and driven back home on the transit plates that we provided.

All the necessary paperwork and technical inspections that are mandatory when you want to import a car were done. We also gave the car a thorough check and made a list of maintenance points and upgrades.

We replaced the timing belt and water pump. During this service we also removed the swirl valves from the inlet manifold. The DPF was removed from the engine and the software modified so a DPF error will never be shown again. The software was also updated to our KCPerformance Stage 2 chiptune to raise the output to 235hp and 460nm.

The chassis was also upgraded with a set of Bilstein B6 shock absorbers and KCPerformance springs. This setup results in a nice lowering but still has comfortable OEM handling with a touch of sportiveness. We also replaced the bushings in the front wishbones and rear trailing arms with our KCPerformance polyurethane bushings.

The client now owns a Saab 9-3 Aero KCPerformance Independence Edition TTiD convertible. We know, it's a mouthful, but if you look at the car it's the only way to properly describe such a beautiful car that is a piece of Saab history. We felt blessed that we could be part of this client's dream purchase and we wish him a lot of pleasure driving this piece of automotive history.

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Tuning stages, maintenance and options

DPFFrom € 369,-

  • DPF removal
    (incl. removal of filter, regeneration disabled in the ECU) From € 369,-

Stage 1From € 499,-

  • 450NM and 220BHP
    ECU Software upgrade From € 499,-
  • Combined with DPF removal
    (incl. removal of filter, regeneration disabled in the ECU) € 769,-

Stage 2From € 799,-

  • 470NM and 230BHP
    ECU Software upgrade From € 799,-
  • DPF removal
    (incl. removal of filter, regeneration disabled in the ECU)

Stage 3From € 1.249,-

  • 480NM and 240BHP
    ECU Software upgrade From € 1.249,-
  • DPF removal
    (incl. removal of filter, regeneration disabled in the ECU)
  • PreCat delete pipe
    (replaces the first catalyst)
  • We recommend to upgrade the intercooler

Stage 4From € 3.399,-

  • 500NM and 260BHP
    ECU Software upgrade From € 3.399,-
  • DPF removal
    (incl. removal of filter, regeneration disabled in the ECU)
  • EGR and regeneration disabled in the ECU
  • PreCat delete pipe
    (replaces the first catalyst)
  • KCPerformance Hybrid turbo upgrade
    "Stage 1 "
  • We recommend to also remove the swirl flaps
    (in case of malfunction) and een grotere intercooler

Stage 5Price on request

  • 550NM and 300BHP Price on request
  • Have us contact you!

  • OEM & Replacement parts
  • Swirl valve removal
    (Dis-)assembly of the commonrail-pump, includes assembly € 699,-
  • Distributieriem-kit
    Belt, tensioner and pulley, waterpump, coolant and assembly € 699,-
  • Distribution-kit 1
    Belt, tensioner and pulley, swirl valves removal, waterpump, coolant and assembly € 1.149,-
  • Distribution-kit 2
    Belt, tensioner and pulley, multi-belt and pulley, swirl valves removal, waterpump, coolant and assembly € 1.299,-

Options

  • Improvements
  • DPF removal (software only)
    Without other software modification € 299,-
  • EGR removal (software only)
    Without other software modification € 175,-
  • DPF removal
    Combined with other software € 149,-
  • EGR removal (software only)
    Combined with other software € 75,-

Upgrades

  • Replaces & Improves
  • Dynamo Pulley
    Free run dynamo € 99,-
  • Precat delete pipe
    "KCPerformance " € 199,-
  • Standard OEM turbo system
    OEM turbo € 1.249,-
  • KCP upgrade hybrid turbo
    Stage 1 € 1.849,-
  • Revised injectors
    OEM € 999,-
  • Upgrade injectors
    KCPerformance € 1.299,-
  • Air to Oil Cooler
    Includes Goodridge hoses and backplate € 999,-
  • Water/Methanol injection
    Stage 1: one nozzle and check valve € 499,-
  • Water/Methanol injection
    Stage 2: two nozzles and solenoids € 999,-
  • Start motor € 299,-

Clutch

  • OEM & Upgrades
  • OEM clutch kit
    Mounted including gear- and clutchoil € 849,-
  • OEM clutch kit
    Clutch cylinder
    Mounted including gear- and clutchoil
    € 1.049,-
  • OEM clutch kit
    OEM dual mass flywheel
    Clutch cylinder
    Mounted including gear- and clutchoil
    € 1.549,-
  • KCPerformance Stage 1 or 2
    Dual mass flywheel upgrade (engine dependent)
    Mounted including slave cylinder, gear- and clutchoil
    € 1.999,-
  • KCPerformance SMF upgrade
    (6/8 pad sinter plate or kevlar clutch)
    Single mass flywheel
    Modified clutch slave cylinder
    (engine dependent)
    € 2.299,-

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