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

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.

11 thoughts on “SOTW, Tally the Turbo4”

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

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