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I can vouch for the ride on an Aero with 18" wheels!!! :D

I have had a couple of courtesy 9-3 saloons which had 16" or 17" wheels on, and the ride was much better than my car......but then again, those car's weren't as fast ha ha!!!

I do miss the ride comfort of my V reg 9-5 on 16" 10 spoke alloys though ;) But that wasn't as fast, of course  :Fawlty: :Fawlty: ;)

Thanks Audax, saw someone advertising a wheel as 9-3 / 9-5.

I have been keeping an eye on 17" wheels for the Aero as an alternate set to have in case I ever get the 18" Speedlines on it at the moment refurbed.

I like the normal 17" Aero alloys but these Anniversary ones appeal too.

Do the Anniversary alloys ALU71 fit the 9-3 ss (2006) or are they 9-5 wheels?

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 18 October 2021, 05:52:48 PM »
Shame you can't see exactly what the cars are hitting.

Hi all. I am thinking of getting an air compressor to have in the garage so I can check and pump up the tyres at home. Some years ago, I bought a 12V one to keep in the car, but it is horrendously slow to pump the tyres up.

So I was interested to get a 240V mains powered one that I could have in the garage and pump my own tyres up as required.

Has anyone got one that they would recommend?

Cleaning and Detailing / Re: Recommendation for Alloy wheel repair
« on: 16 October 2021, 09:05:53 AM »
I'm interested to find out the results. I have a set of 18" Speedline alloys that were on the car when I got it, but which are all scuffed with some corrosion.

If I can get a set of standard Saab 17" Aero alloys to fit so I can take these off, I can look at getting them refurbed at some point too.

Cleaning and Detailing / Leather seat repairs
« on: 15 October 2021, 11:31:16 PM »
This leather seat repairer popped up on my Facebook earlier. Has anyone used them before and can recommend them?

To be fair, I have had worse standard flu. I first had the hot and cold flushes and achey limbs, then the sore throat came on with a vengeance and my temp went up to almost 39 degrees, and then I started to get a chesty cough, but as my nose was clear through out (not running or bunged up), I didn't seem to amass a mucus clogged chest like I normally do, so the cough never really developed like it normally would.

My Missus's PCR test came back a day after mine, and surprisingly she was positive without knowing it (LFT had been negative). She has since lost her sense of taste and smell (which didn't happen to me thankfully), and feels like she has a head cold.

Mind you, I don't think I have had any flu or colds for about 2 or 3 years now, and hopefully being double jabbed kept the severity down (although we'll never know one way or the other). Ironically, I got invited for my flu jab whilst ill, but the dates they gave me were during my 10 day isolation period!!!!!!!!

Well not using any car for the next few days, as I'm having to isolate after testing positive for Covid on a PCR test :o

When I first got my Aero, I started accumulating all sorts of things I intended to upgrade it with. I picked up two electric power wing mirrors and and associated switch pack that goes on the inside of the driver's door.

More recently, I dug the box with these in out of storage, to find that the triangular trim panel that fits to the outside of the door appears to have been filled with body filler at some stage (not sure why you would need to do unless you broke it taking it off the door, or if it was accident damaged).

So I have two questions -

1) Can this plastic trim be removed from the mirror and replaced with another from another mirror unit (eg the manual mirrors I have on my car now)?


2) Is the wiring loom for folding mirrors present on all cars, or would it need some new wiring putting in before these would even work??

I ask because I am reviewing a couple of the purchases I made early on, and wondering if I can be bothered to spend time doing that particular upgrade!!!

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 08 October 2021, 08:04:15 PM »
the other thing of course was whether a lower spec car can be upspecced with bits from other breaker cars??

New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Which ones to consider?
« on: 07 October 2021, 07:47:10 PM »
I think the 1.6T has higher road tax than the diesels!!!

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