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#stayoriginal – project complete

April 2, 2015 in Fan Stuff, MapTun, Projects

stay_original_epic_blocket_adFor a few weeks ago I mentioned that Orio started a project named #stayoriginal, and now Orio with help from several helpers, including  from Maptun and Högdalens Bil& Skadecenter completed the project and handed it over to the “new” owner.

At Högdalens Bil & Skadecenter they have removed all rust, they also took care of all the dents – and repainted the entire car. They had also replaced the right rear fender, the wheel arches, all mouldings outside the car and finally a new wind shield. Normally this is work for 3 weeks, but the guys made it in approximately half of the time.

At our friends at Maptun in Örebro three persons worked in total 55 hours to make it ship shape mechanically. The engine has been almost completely rebuilt with for example a new timing chain and the most of the components related to brakes is all new. Inside the car much of the interior is replaced, such as front and rear seats, door panels and more. The AC system has also been overhauled. Many of the parts that Maptun expected would break within a 12 mounts period (witch was a lot) has also had been replaced.

Almost all of the parts on this project come from Orio, they have up to 98% of the parts for our Saabs available at the stock in Nyköping or in production. The things that was a bit tricky to solve was the interior details , for example was the front- and rear seats and the door trims discontinued, but that part was solved with parts from a car recycling in almost  new condition.
In my opinion this is not a very big deal, how many of you have considered to buy brand new seats for your 15 year old 9-5? If you ask me it’s more important to supply (and produce) service- and spare-parts that people need and is necessary for our cars to run –  for example wind shields for the new 9-5 to make an example. I believe that Orio will produce new parts as long someone (we) buy them and Orio make money on that…

The YouTube-clip under is from the handover to the “new” owner, this time Orio has put English subs on the clip, for all of you that don’t understand Swedish! :)
If you want to see all the teasers, visit Orio’s #stayoriginal webpage – or their YouTube channel.

Maptun Parts Sweden: Big Outlet

October 31, 2014 in MapTun Parts

maptun_parts_outlet_nov14Our friends at Maptun have now a parts outlet with Saab Original-stuff!
Much of the stuff is bumpers and interior parts, that have to be collected at Maptun in Örebro so for this large items is it  maybe most relevant if you live in Sweden.
The site is only in Swedish language, but the pictures is pretty describing, and if you use Google Translate you will get a good idea of the descriptions.

Most of the stuff is new, but in some cases the original boxes may be missing or the stuff has been unpackaged for photo or demo purposes. Minor flaws can also occur,  but in that cases the flaws is described as far as possible in the description. Some of the articles is only available in a very limited numbers, so hurry if you want to do a bargain!

Click on the image to get to the Outlet - there is stuff for the classic 900 and 9000′s, but mainly it’s 9-3 and 9-5 stuff that’s available.

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by Rune

MapTun Stage 1 for the 9-3 1.9 TTiD — a quick review

February 3, 2013 in MapTun

Life starts with a turbo

Life starts with a turbo

Last October I was approached by Fredrik Åberg and asked to write a review of MapTun’s Stage 1 tuning kit for the diesel 9-3. Given the rumors last year of future NEVS 9-3s fitted with the diesel engine I thought it was an excellent idea to explore further.

There are three versions of the 1.9 TTiD engine: 130, 160 and 180 bhp. MapTun takes all of them all the way to 210 bhp.

The upgrade was easy enough. I hit a rough spot at first, but after Fredrik pointed me to an updated 64-bit device driver for MapTun’s USB device I was able to upload their engine map to Anna’s 9-3. We were finally all set.

My first impression was that it drove more like a Saab should. The difference between 130 bhp and MapTun’s 210 bhp is of course noticeable. The tendency to eat tyres in roundabouts and faster overtaking is most welcome. Sadly I only got one test run in before it became necessary to mount the studded winter tyres, so more detailed testing of acceleration will just have to wait. There is also the question of the engine’s running-in phase that might skew the results at this point. Read the rest of this entry →

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by Red J

400+hp 9-3 trackdays

March 12, 2011 in Saabology

In mid February Swade posted about a 9-3 tuned by Maptun performance to 415hp.

Last weekend the car was tested at the trackdays at the Snetterton circuit(GB).

The test went quite well, as the biggest incident took place in Holland, where the driver behind the Maptun 9-3 was too interested in the car and rear ended the car.

The guys from Maptun(white car) where invited by NeoBrothers(yellow-black livery).

You can get more details of the whole story at the new Maptun blog.

RedJ

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by Swade

Maptun crack 400hp for T8 tuning

February 15, 2011 in Saabology

Here’s one for the hi-po buffs.

Maptun have broken the 400hp barrier on a T8 tuned Saab 9-3 2.0T. The car is actually a 2005 Saab 9-3 but it’s been updated with 2010 panels and lights for the front and rear.

I love the carbonfibre detail work on the front there, too.

Enough about how it looks, though.

From the Maptun website…..

MapTun Performance is proud to claim the performance crown in T8 tuning – The magical 400 hp limit has now been broken.

The test car, a 2005 9-3 Aero equipped with our Quaife gearbox, reached an impressive 415 bhp and 450 nm of torque in our Rototest facility. A lot of time and effort has been spent fine tuning the software to limit the torque to a level that is suitable for the setup.

The car will be driven to England to participate in a trackday on the redesigned Snetterton Cirquit the first weekend of March. There it will face strong competition from Porsches, Ferraris and other supercars. In other words, a great opportunity to put much more expensive cars to shame. You will be able to follow the whole endeavour on the upcoming Maptun Blog.

It’s good to see Maptun planning for a blog to keep people up to date on the their latest products and achievements. But that aside…..

Performance like this doesn’t come easy. The list of engine changes is considerable….

  • Maptun Individual software
  • GT2871R
  • Tubular exhaust manifold
  • 630cc injectors
  • Maptun IC
  • Maptun inlet pipe
  • Ferrita downpipe
  • JT 3″ catback twinpipe
  • Wössner pistons
  • Maptun 450 Nm clutch
  • Quiafe 6-speed gearkit

And that’s before you get to the cosmetic/aero changes. There are still more changes to come, with upgraded brakes and interior being added to the car soon.

Keep an eye out for that track day video. I think it’s going to be a cracker!

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by Swade

Cyber Monday at Saabs United

November 29, 2010 in sponsors

RE-POSTED and UPDATED

Please note the following from Fredrik at Maptun (there were some early problems with the code being accepted).

The coupon code is now fixed. It’s valid until 23:59 Tuesday November 30th Swedish time.

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The internet has few real traditions, but one of the recent ones is Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday is the Monday after the US Thanksgiving holiday and over the last five years, it’s become a day for online shoppers receiving discounts and special deals.

So be it. Please pay attention to the applicable dates as they vary from offer to offer.

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State of Nine invite you to take advantage of a free shipping offer. All purchases over $25 in the US will receive free shipping and any international buyers will receive the same for purchases over $550.

State of Nine sell all manner of Saab accessories, including accessories from Hirsch Performance. While you’re visiting, complete their winter survey and you’ll automatically go into their weekly prize draw.

The offer is open right now and continues through until 12:01am on Tuesday, November 30.

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Maptun are offering 15% off all Maptuner software upgrades. Maptuner is a plug-n-play upgrade solution that can boost the power and torque of your Saab (T7 and up).

This is a Monday-only offer, and it’s available as long as it’s Monday 29th November somewhere in the world.

Please use the code CM2010 when you place your order.

If you haven’t seen it already, I shot some video earlier this year of my friend John tuning his Saab 9-3 using a maptuner, in less than four minutes!

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SaabUSA Parts have a number of different parts on sale from (Black) Friday 26th November through to Cyber Monday. All of these will be available at special prices for the full four days.

Click here for all the details.

Specials included cover roofracks, smartslot items, cargo nets, jumper cables, genuine Saab car care products, plate covers, rear spoilers, car covers and MORE!

Check the specials page for appropriate model details.

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UPDATE

The Saabs United T-Shirt Shop also has a Cyber Monday discount happening. Note that this is for the US-based shop only (links below).

Shoppers can get a 25% discount on all orders over $40 from now until November 30th.

To claim the discount, US shoppers should use the code CYBER2010 during checkout. Canadian shoppers should use CADCYBER2010.

Click to visit….

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by Swade

MapTun – Quaife High Performance gear kit

November 2, 2010 in sponsors

Maptun are total performance Saab nuts who are 100% dedicated to Saab tuning. They’re a company that I’m very proud to have as supporters of Saabs United.

Those of you who are practiced gearheads know that Saabs can be vulnerable in the gearing department when you put the power down. To cater to those who seek higher performance, Maptun have teamed up with Quaife.

I’ll let them explain:

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Throughout the years, we have tuned a large number of Saabs, some of which have left our shop with extreme levels of power. A recurring question has been how long the gearbox is going to last. That it will not last forever both we and the owner have been well aware of, the only question has been how long. Those times are finally over!

Together with well renowned Quaife in the UK, MapTun Performance have developed a gearkit adapted to the extreme demands of a high performance Saab. The kit has now been tested rigorously for over two years in cars with 485-540 hp and 600-700 (!) Nm.

Neither of the cars have noted any problems whatsoever with the gearbox, despite drivers being instructed to push the cars to the limit in a variety of driving conditions, grip conditions and tire choices. Unlike previous straight cut gearkits from Quaife, this one is adapted to street use and not pure racing applications.

The kit therefore features helical cut gears, which give a much better noise level, and a gearing which actually gives slightly higher top gears. Everyday functionality is thereby preserved.

Gear ratios:

  • 1st 12,21
  • 2nd 7,87
  • 3rd 5,57
  • 4th 4,25
  • 5th 3,39
  • 6th 2,85

The gearkits are manufactured by Quaife. The complete kit including a number of custom fabricated parts, such as bearings and input shaft. The kit also includes the output shaft and crown wheel, so it is a true 6 speed kit rather than a bolt on 6th gear.

The kit is only available from MapTun Performance!

We recommend a complete overhaul of the gearbox while installing the gearkit and that a Limited Slip Differential is installed.

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The gearkits are available to replace the 5-speed gears in the following vehicles:

  • Saab 900/9-3 94-03,
  • Saab 9000 94-98,
  • Saab 9-5 98-10
  • Saab 9-3 SS
  • Get in touch with Maptun for more information and pricing.

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    by Swade

    LIVE from the Maptun 10th birthday celebrations

    August 21, 2010 in Saabology, sponsors

    It looks like a rainy day in Örebro, but that doesn’t seem to have dampened the enthusiasm of a crowd of Saab owners as they descend on Maptun’s HQ to celebrate their 10th birthday.

    Jörgen Trued from the Saabs United Historic Rally Team is there and he’s sent along a bunch of photos via email.

    Click. (Now with added bonus of Jörgen’s 9-3 at the end….. for Smithy)