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Old 12-05-2017, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hi to all!
my name is Costas, i live in shiny Greece (Athens) and im a happy (not always lol) owner of a Stage 3 Saab 9-3 SS 2.0L (ecotec engine, same as cobalt ss but forged rods if i remember well, and OEM turbo Mitsubishi TD04L-14T instead of blower). 276 hp and 32 lbft of torque.
I am currently swapping my oem pistons to wossner forged 86mm and my rods to K1 forged as well for safety reasons as i am also planning to swap my turbo with a Kinugawa 16G (340-350 hp). It is said that my oem rods could stand a 400ish horse power but i was not convinced 100% by that, and neither would i like to have a valve soup for suppper one day...
i also have had my cams reprofiled to a 0.4.2 inch valve lift and 272 degrees duration, hydraulic ramps.
All that was before i read about the possible risk of oem lifters collapsing due to excessive cylinder pressure, cam lift etc. I would also like to have installed a stiffer valve springs kit but i am very sceptic about it..neither would i like to convert my lifters to mechanical, althought i have such a previous experience in other engines. No money no time no much willingness...
That is where i stand now. Thank you all for accepting me here. ��
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Welcome. Any pics of the car?
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Welcome! Are you in the saabs of North America Facebook group or saabcentral forum?
Lsj rods can handle 400 hp. Likewise with that 16t I wouldn't be too worried about the exhaust springs collapsing because even though the 16 is bigger, it's still pretty small as compared to a efr7163 or s257 turbo.
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Welcome! Are you in the saabs of North America Facebook group or saabcentral forum?
Lsj rods can handle 400 hp. Likewise with that 16t I wouldn't be too worried about the exhaust springs collapsing because even though the 16 is bigger, it's still pretty small as compared to a efr7163 or s257 turbo.
Yes i am a member of Saabcentral.
i am talking about a 16G cold side Kinugawa, and not 16T. It is capable of 340 hp.
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