Saab 9-5 Open Downpipe

'99 Saab 9-5 2.3L GT-17 turbo. Running an open 3" downpipe with racecat to the atmosphere (no Exhaust). Random driving around.

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Saab 9-3 3" full exhaust
td04-16t, 630cc Injectors, 3" full exhuast no cat to a n1 style muffler. JZWTuning Stage 5 tuned to 15psi.





~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little: -Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured. -First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear. - three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted. But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost 300meters wasted. Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a lot faster between 0-150kmh, but these Saabs are faster from 150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urWWdomnncw -A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh). Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear. With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please see my other videos. Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min. http://youtu.be/M4NNX4Ygnwc





theSAABguy FAQs: Swap Mitsubishi TD-04 for a Garrett GT-17
This video describes the small differences between the TD-04 and the GT-17





Saab 9-5 Acceleration
My 1997 Saab 9-5 after BSR Stage 1 upgrade and Mitsubishi TD04 turbo upgrade. A few runs in different gears to show you 'round the dial. This was taken in a controlled environment.




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