As some of you may already have noticed we at cardyourcar.eu run an Xmas special at the moment. An variety of articles from Saab, Hirsch ans Saab Expressions are reduced in price. If you are still looking for a fitting present for your Saab friends have a look. Besides items from Hirsch we also have the SaabsUnited calendars, the dedicated 9000 calendar and a variety of Saab Expressions items, along with Saab wrappig papers and Christmas cards.
For our customers within the EU we have another special: any order that will be placed from 10.00 CET on Thursday 18th until 10.00 CET on Friday 19th of December 2014 will be shipped via Fedex Priority service without extra charge to ensure you have it in time for Christmas.
A while ago we asked you to send your saaby pics for our new calendar. First of all a big thank you to all who participated and made the choice for us as hard as it was. This time we ended up creating two different calendars. One is a picture calendar and the other one a planner version with more room to put in notes, dates and birthdays.
The calendars can be purchased via the SaabsUnited store on cardyourcar.eu. We skipped postal delivery because it has proven to be pretty unreliable and utterly slow. If you order from abroad we’d recommend to team up with fellow Saabers and make a group order. Sorry for that but since we had 20% missing/returned shipments this seemed to be the only secure way to go.
About two weeks ago we asked for your photos to create the 2015 SaabsUnited calendar. Just like in the past years we have gotten a big number of entries and we would like to thank you for that.
We’ll wait a bit until the 11th has ended all around the world and then we will face the tough but fun job to choose this year’s winners. So if you missed it yet, send your last minute entries to shop @ cardyourcar.eu
For quite a while the 3-piece grille has been one of the most wanted items from the Hirsch portfolio. Driven through that demand we at cardyourcar.eu have been eager to encourage Hirsch to start a reproduction. We are pretty happy to announce that currently a (most likely last) lot of those grilles is manufactured.
As of today you are able to pre-order those grilles at our store. According to our current time schedule we expect to start shipping of those orders mid December so they should be at our customers in time for Christmas. What a nice present for your 9-3.
As a little bonus we will also add a small gift to every pre-order made before Dec 12th.
We also have a small number of the lower grilles available that make the look complete on the Aero models.
For the owners of RHD 9-5 models up to MY 2005 we at cardyourcar.eu have a very special offer, selling the Hirsch Performance Carbon Dashboard Kit at only Euro 199 (about Euro 167 ex VAT) plus shipping.
The kit contains the dashboard itself, the ashtray cover and the centre console. Take the chance and give the interior of your 9-5 a new, special look. Only a limited number is available.
For a while ago I got the chance to buy a Hirsch exhaust system for my 9-5, the only problem was that the system was not fully compatible with my car. The system we talk about is the fancy dual exhaust for 9-5 M02-M05, but NOT for the M04-M05 Aero and car with the M04-M05 Aero-look (which is a very popular visual upgrade for M02-M05 here in Scandinavia). My 9-5 is just an M04 Aero sedan, and basically that not will fit is the rear bumper layout. The Hirsch webpage says “Please order the single pipe exhaust system instead”… But at this stage I already decided, I want this and would give it a shoot. I have always liked this exhaust system, from the moment I saw it on a full Hirsched 9-5 Aero with the 305hp package at ANA Trollhättan back in 2003. After I ordered the system from Cardyourcar.eu it became clear that the middle pipe from the cat to the Y-pipe wasn’t in stock, but luckily Cardyourcar managed to find some more middle pipes. Since it took a while from I ordered the system to I got it delivered I got plenty of time to thinking how to solve the fitting in a optimal way. In the end I decided that if the system absolutely didn’t fit, I would change to a compatible bumper from a standard 9-5, and use the Hirsch “diffuser”.
So, a few days ago I got four large parcels delivered, and the fun could begin! The system is built up by four parts, it starts with a 3″ middle pipe with a silencer and a flexi part. Then we have a 3″-2.5″ Y-pipe, and two tailpipes with a silencer on each pipe. Before I had Maptuns 2.5″ sports system mounted on the car about 2 years/40 000km’s so the disassembly was not a big issue, as it otherwise tends to be when replacing the exhaust system. If we look away from some mounting components that was pretty rusty the disassembly went quick. The biggest issue was the bolts that link the downpipe and the flexi-pipe, but with some special equipment (cutting disc) the assembly could begin. When I mounted the Maptun system I thought it had a very good fit and everything went pretty well, but the Hirsch system is perhaps slightly better! Obvious I began from the front with the mounting the middle pipe and the Y-pipe without completely tighten the screws so I have a opportunities for adjustment later, before I took a cardboard and marked out the opening for the tailpipe with a ink pen. Then I mounted the rear silencer on the left side, before the custom work on the right side started.
For those among you who own a NG 9-5 it may be of interest that cardyourcar.eu and Autohaus Lafrentz in Kiel/Germany joined forces to collect orders for a new edition of the forged Hirsch Performance 20″ rims. Of course they will be genuine Hirsch Performance products.
If you are interested please contact Markus Lafrentz directly via eMail through m.lafrentz(at)saabkiel.de for details.
He also has a few Hirsch Performance bodykits for the NG 9-5 available. You can see them on his beautiful combi on the pictures in his post.