My name is AfroSaab and I just recently joined the Automation family (via my friend SkylineFTW97), but have been a car enthusiast ever since I was young.
I run a poorly updated blog about my car journeys (https://cerezandfriends.weebly.com/), and that will give a general update about how my life with Saabs are, but for those who are lazy, I will also explain below:
I am a proud owner of a 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero Sedan. I bought it at 98k miles without a clutch, when I worked in a Firestone here in the states, and throughout the course of its life, have slowly improved or modified it.
2.3L B235R I4
250HP, 243 to 258 lb-ft or Torque (Turbocharged)
5 speed Manual
0-60 in about 9 seconds
Harmon Kardon Sound System
My main goal for this car is to be a track and highway car. Here are the modifcations I have on it right now:
K-Sport Fully Adjustable Coilovers
Krona Front Strut Brace
17" BBS rims
New Brake Rotors (Brembo Front, idk rear)
Red Stuff Brake Pads
Open Air K&N Intake
Forge Bypass Valve
Oil PVC update Kit
Preformance Spark Plugs
Nokian 215/40/R17 All Season Preformance Tires
All of the work except for the Touch Screen Radio I did on my own, and with the exception of engine/eletrical work, I will continue to work on my Saab. It is grand fun driving, and having worked on a Saab, other cars dont give me nearly as much a headache
Right now, I hydrolocked my Saab due to driving in the rain stupidly and having water go through my intake (managed to survive 2 almost hydrolocks, but the 3rd strike was the last), but I am saving up to overhaul the entire engine bay with a new B235R with forged internals a preformance intercooler and silicone hoses, a raceback Exhaust, Manifold, bigger injectors and a better fuel pump, & a Maptun tune after all of the bits are sync’d up and running. After that is done, all is left is bigger rotors and external mods. I will keep you all updated when I make progress. I am finding a better job so that I can further fund my build, and the money part is the only portion that is truely holding me back. But I still find ways to have fun within the midst of it all. I also live within public transportation, so I will just take that to work until my car is resurrected.
Nice having me here