SOTW, Tally the Turbo4

 

Hi Robin,

I’d like to submit my 2009 9-3 Turbo4, nicknamed “Tally” for SOTW. I have owned several SAABs over the years, starting with my first car, a 9000 Aero at age 16. Fast forward six more SAABs and 10 years later, Tally has become my favourite. We are a “strictly SAAB” family and you will only see us driving SAABs as long as possible! Specifications are below. Thanks!

Eric Winchester

Chicago, IL
USA

Overview – 2009 SAAB 9-3 Turbo4 SportSedan – Automatic 5-speed Transmission – Snow Silver Metallic – Comfort and Cold Weather Packages – Purchased new in 2010
Under The Hood – JZW custom E85 and gasoline tunes (stage “3+”) with PPC – Siemens 60# fuel injectors and modified injector harness – OBX 3 inch downpipe w/Magnaflow race cat and stainless piping – Custom dual exhaust using OEM Aero V6 mufflers and 4 inch angle-cut round Vibrant exhaust tips (logo-free) – Magnaflow center resonator – Single electronic exhaust cutout (DMH) with heavy duty rocker switch in seat trim – Innovate LC-1 wideband controller – Dash-matched Dynotune digital HUD gauge (4 bar GM MAP sensor, LC-1 wideband display) – BSR intake w/oversized AEM Dryflow filter (7 inch media length) – Mishimoto Z-line FMIC w/silicone hoses and stainless t-bolt clamps – GS anodized black brake fluid cap – PIAA EuroSport horns – Mobil 1 0w-40 synthetic and NGK BCPR7ES plugs gapped to 0.9mm
Suspension – Koni Yellow Sport adjustable struts/shocks – H&R sport springs (lowered front 1.4 inches, rear 1.3 inches) – SPC EZ camber bolts – TSP front strut tower brace
Wheel and Tire – Miro 112 / 19×8.5 / 5×110 / ET32 wheels with 245/35/R19 Continental Extreme Contact DW tires – SAAB ALU50 17×7 wheels/Dunlop Winter Sport M3 performance snow tires – Akebono pads, Brembo rotors, ATE fluid
Exterior – Auto dimming side mirror retrofit – TRS 5000K HID conversion with hidden Morimoto Canbus 35W ballasts, XB-35 H11 bulbs, 3″ clear TRS lenses – Plastidipped orange corner reflectors Anthracite – TRS fog light 5000K V2 COB LED halo rings w/plastic diffuser cases – Anti-tailgater white bulbs installed to rear fogs – OEM fog light kit – Tailgater rear warning LEDs with mini strobe controller on dash – CREE 25-watt LEDs (50-watt total) retrofitted into reverse lights with relay retrofit – 25-watt amber CREE LEDs in front and rear turn signals with relay retrofit – Tunerdomes license plate festoon LEDs with relay retrofit – Hirsch rear exhaust diffuser – Hirsch front splitters in body color – SAAB accessory front lip spoiler – 2012 SAAB Griffin rear lip spoiler – Updated OEM rear badging , Hirsch badges, all Plastidipped Anthracite – Painted brake calipers and rotor hats high-temp silver – WeatherTech LampGard protection film on headlights and foglights – Custom honeycomb mesh upper and lower grills – Paint-matched windshield washer nozzles – LED puddle lamps under side skirts (5 each side)
Interior – Re-configured headlight switch to Auto/parking lights/ON – Disabled seatbelt chime at startup – “Shaved” front door lock pulls – Disabled TPMS – Rear window “express-up” retrofit – Painted interior trim metallic silver – OEM SAAB manual shift boot/trim – All interior lights replaced with pure white LEDs – Custom green accent LEDs in front door handles and pockets – Custom Valentine 1 concealed color display in place of OnStar switchpack – Hirsch interior leather kit (door handles, e-brake, smartslot cover) – Maxpider 3D rubber mats
In-Car Entertainment – JL 10” sub + JL mono amp – USASpec iPod interface (controls iPod from stock head unit, charges iPod) – Infinity Reference 3002CFX front dash speakers – Dynamat on all 4 doors and door panels – Foam sound deadening in parcel shelf, C-pillars, headliner

A big thank you to Eric, more pictures can be found on my Flickr page.

dcpattie
Member

The wheel look great against the Diamond Silver paint – nice choice.

Troels, Denmark
Member

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Eric W
Member

Thanks! It’s actually Snow Silver Metallic. The Diamond Silver on the 2014 9-3 is beautiful though!

saabboy1
Member

Eric,
This is one of the most Righteous looking 9-3’s I have ever seen! Kudos to you for giving it all the extra stuff. I amazed at the attention to detail with lighting etc. I bet it looks even better at night?

Eric W
Member

Thanks! Yes, very cool at night, here are 2 pics:

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theSandySaab
Member

Followed the Tally over at SC – great build, brilliant, discrete and elegant upgrades.
Good choice for SoW!

Chris Carrier
Member

A fellow Chicago Saaber! Hope I see this fine machine around.

Eleven
Member

Stunning 9-3, the wheel set up really works well on these Saabs. Great attention to detail too.

JamesN
Member

A fellow Illinoisan Saaber! And also hope to see Tally around. I have a 2011 9-3 Aero and have been looking for the rear lip spoiler on Tally – simple and elegant. Would be great if I knew where to find one – Anyone know?

Eric W
Member

Thanks for the kind words guys!

Bullnose
Member

Site back up and running, but what happened????

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