Hirsch Performance Dual Exhaust for the 9-3

As Tim already mentioned I visited Hirsch Performance yesterday. One of the goodies my car got was the 9-3 stainless steel sports exhaust. I just love the looks of the bezels in combination with the diffusor. As for the sound – how would you want to describe it if not through a sound file:

The nice thing about the sound design of this exhaust is that it rewards you with a big roar while accelerating and at full throttle but once you are cruising at a certain speed it turns into a sonorous tone that does not annoy at all on long trips. Yesterday I already found myself driving with the windows down to hear the sound even better. It’s truly addictive.

Speaking of the technical aspects the exhaust is flow optimized and slightly reduces the back pressure compared to the original system. The complete exhaust is made from stainless steel which gurantees perfect longevity. That kind of high quality is one of the reasons why I like the Hirsch Performance stuff so much. I surely hope when Saab gets a new owner there is a chance that Hirsch Performance gets to work with them again. To me their stuff has always made my Saabs complete. And above that they are a great bunch of people with very high skills and lots of experience on Saabs. A huge thank you to the team at Hirsch Performance for some nice and interesting hours and a special thanks to Felix for the installation work.

Here are a few more pics I took yesterday. Quite a few interesting cars stood besides mine in that workshop.

m!ko
Member
4 years 4 months ago

nice car 🙂

I wonder, how does the new exhaust sound like.

xelav
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Nice, did you already had 2 exhausts, or did they also replaced the rear bumper? I have a 210hp 93 sportestate vector( fully loaded) but the exhaust is not in sight. This one you have looks fantastic . Like to have it to!

StephenJ
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Looks and sounds great! Wish we had more Hirsch options here in the US for my car…

It appears that your 9-3 was in very good company in the workshop.

xelav
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks till72 and olav! Next Thursday is my birthday, anyone who likes to donate ?

saabturbo
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Nice Countach body shell in the background. Behind it (the light green car), looks to me like a Saab Sonett III. Ayone knows what the dark green car parked behind these two is?

welshwizard645
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Till/Tim – can you give me a loan of ~£1K so that I can get twin zorsts for my 9-5????

maanders
Member
4 years 4 months ago

You are right, Till. It makes a wonderful sound! So nice that it makes its presence known when accelerating and then has just a nice note at cruising speed. The sound of confident power. 🙂

emmany3
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Hirsch makes me want a newer 9-3 so I can get all the cool stuff! Car looks and sounds great!

PS I put the windows down on my 1996 900SE to hear the tried and true Saab sport exhaust! Love it!

Quijote
Member
4 years 4 months ago

This is great! One thing I regret doing on my Viggen was replacing the stock exhaust system with the system from BSR. While it still sounds good, the stock Viggen system sounded much nicer. However, this Hirsch alternative is excellent.

Till – Which 9-3 was this applied to? Will a 2.0T benefit like the 9-3 documented here?

vladarh
Member
4 years 4 months ago

I’m a proud owner of this exhaust system 🙂
I love it 🙂

Eleven
Member
4 years 4 months ago

An amazing addition to your 9-3 Till72, my Hirsch dual exhaust is on my 9-3 TTiD4, really gives the diesel engine a gorgeous rumble. Wish I could have had it all fitted in Switzerland though 🙂

Just taken a few pics of my 9-3’s interior with all the Hirsch goodies : http://elevencreative.wordpress.com/2012/04/13/luxury-defined/

Simply stunning cars.

mike900
Member
4 years 4 months ago

I really like your blog site Eleven. In fact it seems lately that I keep on finding excellent Saab pages like your own, run by enthusiasts about their lovely Saabs…. It has made me keen to start my own 🙂

Congratulations on your two beautiful Saabs.

Mike.

Eleven
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Thanks Mike, I love doing it, photography, writing and SAABs – perfect. 3 on the drive now though; 2 9-3’s and a classic 900 convertible.

We’re all inspired by SAABs in a way no other brand seems to manage at this level. Let us know if you start your own 🙂

mike900
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Will do… I just need decide what to call the site now, big decisions eh 😉

I’ve added yours to my bookmarks in the meantime.

viggen
Member
4 years 4 months ago

Great car! Gives it just that extra visual beauty on a already breathtaking car! Realy good choice

OliverH
Member
4 years 4 months ago

He Till.

It’s a bit quiet 😉 You’ve to take a ride in a 95 with Hirsch exhaust. You can hear the Rooaaar of an elk (or is it the voice of Thor 😉 ).
TimR has the new design of the Hirsch exhaust in his 95. I’ve the old design with the double small/bigger round exhaust on both sides. It’s a blast. Enjoying it on every ride.

Procyon
Member
4 years 4 months ago

I’m going to install the same exhaust at my 2.0T SportCombi. Although the exhaust looks beautiful, I wonder if it is possible to make 2.0 inline 4 sound like larger six or eight cylinder engines.

Peter, Sweden
Member
4 years 4 months ago

I’d love to have the Hirsch exhausts on my 9-5 Turbo6 (though I’m not really sure if I like the quad-pipe design as much as the stock pipes). It’s not cheap though, which unfortunately means that I can’t afford it until maybe next year — if there are any left by then 🙁

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