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    MY'06 intake vs whats used on the '04 & '05 models

    Earlier today I was reading in Edmunds reviews of the MY'04, 05 and '06 ( see links here: 2006 Saab 9-5 Wagon Review | Edmunds.com ) that : "A revised intake results in 10 extra horsepower for a total of 260."


    It may be that whatever this modification is applies only to the AERO version, but, Anyone know what exactly was changed which yields an extra 10 hp? and if it's a "bolt on" mod. whether it can be put on the Linear & Arc models.

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    ... Buehler.?

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    i think this might refer to the size of the air intake pipe on the turbo

    reading about it a few months ago, i also considered this as a nice passive performance improver that wouldnt add strain on the engine for my 04 linear. basically it helps the turbo breath better, without any changes to the engine electronic ignition/timing control
    The air intake pipe mounted on the compressor housing restricts air flow on
    high power Saab's, especially on the first series of 9-5 Saab's the air
    intake pipe had a rather small diameter.

    9-5's from a few years later had a larger diameter air intake pipe allowing the engine to take in
    more air. In the year '06 Saab introduced 9-5 Aero's with 260 hp.
    Saab fitted the larger air inlet pipe with a less restrictive lower
    curve towards the turbo.

    On the different Saab enthusiasts internet forums this air intake pipe has gotten the name "King Cobra".Space
    is a limiting factor surrounding the turbo. To fit the King Cobra in
    this limited space a different compressor housing was needed. The
    compressor housing on '06 and onward 9-5's is 15 mm shorter I's
    possible to switch a pre '06 compressor housing with a new smaller
    housing to fit the King Cobra. All other parts of the turbo are exactly
    similar. You only need to change the compressor housing.
    from http://www.saab-tuners.com/td04-turb..._store=english

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    Intakes and cams are all the same. Turbochargers I beleive were even the same from 2006-2009. Prior to that there was the LPT and the FPT cars. GT16 (LPT) and the TD04 (FPT)

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    Intakes and cams are all the same.
    are you saying there is no difference between the air intake pipe (mounted on the compressor housing) for 2.3t or 2.3T models from 2004 compare to the 2006 onwards models ?

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