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hi, i have a 2001 saab 9-5 and i was wondering what is the best way, or acouple of ways to increase the horsepower in my car?
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Auto Mechanic: Elated Technician, ASE Advanced Master Technician replied 10 years ago
Elated Technician
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HelloCustomer

I would like to work with you on your Saab question.

I own a Saab 9-5 (Aero) as well. I have tweeked it a little to give it a little extra boost, yet keep the reliability. Here are a few inexpensive things that can be done.

1. Turn the wastegate cotrol rod in Two turns tigher. You will gain a little more boost pressure. You can go so far as to installing a Aero wastegate control (vacuume portion) to acheive even more boost, but you risk damaging the turbo and engine.

2. Keep the car maintained well- use synthetic oil (5w-30), air filter, Premium top Tier fuel (Cheveron, Phillips 66, Shell...) spark plugs gapped correctly...

3. Remove center exhaust resonator and install a straight pipe. This reduces some back pressure and gives a little more free flowing sound.

4. If you want to get more radical you can install a performance chip, boost pressue control, larger turbo etc. I don't recommend it, though. The problem is they change the dynamics enough that the engine life is compromised. It will also stress the drive train and you can expect to go through tires and brakes more often.

If you have any further questions, please reply.

Regards,

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