Seth's 2005 9-7x Build

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therealsethallen

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Scored myself a Flowaster Super 40 for free. It's a 3" Center-In/Offset-Out. It's been on a 5.3 Yukon XL for god knows how long now, so I sanded it up and hit it with some high heat paint for good measure. Nice thing is it'll be broken in already.

Think I might do a Vibrant Resonator and a new dual tip, something a little nicer than the 9-7x's round welded on dohickey.

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Aftermarket or not, three at the same time is very unusual. Must of ran like crap.

I had an aftermarket one die on me after my engine swap. Good thing I kept all the old original ones so lots of spares.
 
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@Mooseman It really boggles my mind that three decided to fail all at the same time. Fourunately, I was less than a mile from home and it was mostly coasting, so the cat didn't suffer much. I originally just checked the connections and then the bolts on the coils to no avail. I'm going to test each of them to see which ones I can keep and which ones I should junk.
 
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It's been so long since I've updated this post, so here's an update.
I've been changing the oil every 3,000 miles like usual.
December. Upper and Lower Control Arms, and tires too.
January. Rear Shocks.
February. Lower Ball Joints, Replacing LEDs with better ones, fixing the sagging bumper again! Front struts.

Summer 2017. Towing a wheeling rig.
 
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Update to my outdated-as hell thread. With the need for state inspection close. The Saablazer has had an airbag light on since the winter. I remedied that on Thursday with a new (to me) sensor, and Viola! No more light. In an effort to eliminate some rear end sway and vibrations, I purchased new shocks and struts all the way around. Monroe Quick Struts for the front, and Load-Adjusting in the rear.

Today I installed the rear shocks, and cleaned the hell out of the interior.
Sadly, the shocks have provided a little lift in the back so it's not as level as it was. After the new struts go in I'll be deciding if I need a front leveling kit or not.

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Drop that spare and make sure the hoist cable and mechanism is well lubed.

My spare looked rusted like that. When I needed it, the lug nuts kept crushing the rust and never got tight as they should. I swapped to an ebay aluminum wheel.
 

xavierny25

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Oh damn.... another one bites the dust. I hope your doing okay. Seems like it got bent up pretty bad on that corner. I'd part it out before sending it to the dump. Your build thread shows you did alot of work and the parts could still be in good shape.
 
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Oh damn.... another one bites the dust. I hope your doing okay. Seems like it got bent up pretty bad on that corner. I'd part it out before sending it to the dump. Your build thread shows you did alot of work and the parts could still be in good shape.
I'm going to salvage everything I can. My boss has a 2003 TB with similar miles. But I'm going to look for a 'Voy because that's what I wanted originally when I began to shop on this platform. I'm stuck between that and a 2006-08 Honda Pilot.
 
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Ah man, that sucks big time. Too bad you aren't any closer because I have parts except the hood.

Grab the one good headlight and sell it on eBay. They're worth a couple bones. Taillights too. The one good fender too. Anything Saab specific is worth it because there aren't any replacement parts. If you have the passenger side window defroster grill, grab it because people seem to lose those a lot. Your boss might appreciate the center console lid. Much better than the TB one especially if his is busted.
 
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Have a 9-7x friend locally that wants the other light and my 4 rims. Don't have the defroster grill, and I think that truck does it.
The console lid isn't any different (to me) and my truck squeaks horribly from the console.
I'm going to have to get an aftermarket radio with a SiriusXM tuner, which annoys me a bit since I hate them so much and like the OE Radios. Might just take it to BestBuy and see what they can do. The good think on the TB is I have an identical parts truck with a 4.2 that threw a rod.
I like the TB less than the Voy but I love the platform and since mine had a bunch of new parts, and it's got a 3.73 rear axle. I figure I might salvage what I can from mine then send it.
 
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There are non-specific OS types. They're cheaper too. Check AliExpress. Can stream itunes from the phone to the HU over A2DP. Has GPS, USB, etc. Still way better than anything the OEM has.
 

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