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Looking at collecting parts for a turbo upgrade in the future. Someone locally on CL has a 2004 Saab 9-3 turbo that he is parting out. I asked him how much for the exhaust manifold and turbo. His response was "how much will you offer".

From some of the posts that I read here, the 9-3 turbo and exhaust manifold are a simple bolt-on in place of my 2.4 stock manifold. I know I have many more parts to fabricate or source out, but just starting the collection.

I was going to offer $200, what do you think?
 

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The 2004 Saab 9.3 is a 2.0 motor like the GXP, won't fit a 2.4.
 

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The 2004 Saab 9.3 is a 2.0 motor like the GXP, won't fit a 2.4.
it will physically bolt up, the 2004 saab motor is just like the Cobalt's Supercharged motor. Many turbo swapped balts use the Saab parts. I know for a fact the IM is direct bolt on.

offer $100 and see what he says.
 

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Dont waste your time and money. If you really want to go turbo, and your strapped for money, get the LNF turbo and exhaust manifold.

Bottom line, it will cost you less and fit better this route than the saab 9-3 route.

The saab turbo is smaller than the LNF turbo, making less power, and especially considering you have the 2.4L, your compression ratio is greater and when you make full boost and full power will be much quicker, but drop off much quicker as well. That is unless you drop your CR but thats more money again into new pistons etc.

Just make sure you know that your going to need a custom downpipe made as well for that turbo setup if you get the Saab parts.

Things to think about.
 

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wait lnf manifold doesn't fit le5 coolant line gets in the way. or is there a way around that now? I know the 2.3T manifold from the saab 93 fits the le5.
 

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wait lnf manifold doesn't fit le5 coolant line gets in the way. or is there a way around that now? I know the 2.3T manifold from the saab 93 fits the le5.
Yeah, I haven't seen anyone who started down the LNF/K04 route finish on a LE5 due to the coolant pipe.

The Saab turbo is a little three-bolt TD04 but an adapter plate to t25 or t4 isn't really that difficult down the road if you want more power (way easier than relocating the coolant pipe). It's a popular option for the j-body ecotec guys.

bobb, I agree with will, start way lower than $200 and see what they say.

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The 2004 Saab 9.3 is a 2.0 motor like the GXP, won't fit a 2.4.
Saab 03+ mani and a GT2871r is a nice fit :) http://i.imgur.com/9nQfk.jpg
 

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I would contact this guy, I contacted him about some other parts, this is a true bolt on part setup for our cars.

Looking at collecting parts for a turbo upgrade in the future. Someone locally on CL has a 2004 Saab 9-3 turbo that he is parting out. I asked him how much for the exhaust manifold and turbo. His response was "how much will you offer".

From some of the posts that I read here, the 9-3 turbo and exhaust manifold are a simple bolt-on in place of my 2.4 stock manifold. I know I have many more parts to fabricate or source out, but just starting the collection.

I was going to offer $200, what do you think?
 
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