The Saab 9000 is despite my age one of my favorite Saabs and is accordingly moved in everyday life. To keep the good 9000 up to date, it gets meaningful improvements that start with trifles such as current, better light bulbs and windscreen wipers. In keeping with the time when the front brake discs had to be replaced, Maptun Perfomance lowered prices for EBC sport brakes by 40%.
After a short consideration, contrary to the advice of some friends, I ordered in Sweden. Some say, a 150 PS Saab would be well served by the series brakes. I think you can not be good enough for the discipline of 100 on 0. The brake discs, perforated and slotted and at least around 240,00 Euro expensive, arrived after a good 10 days from Sweden. The communication with Maptun was as always first cream, the Swedes had added some nice details to the package. Thanks Fredrik!
Since there were not enough “Green Stuff” brake pads in stock in Sweden, the better “Red Stuff” components for sporting use were available at the same price. 😉 By the way, brake pads cost around € 80,00.
The question of questions. How does he drive? The mechanic, who was commissioned with assembly and test drive, was thrilled. I am too. The almost 14 years old Saab 9000 is thus in the range of good, modern cars. The brakes pack well and spontaneously. Logically, it also comes earlier in the ABS control range. The cool, red rubbers have a ceramic addition that makes it even more interesting and better.
The EBC brake needs a certain operating temperature that can be reached quickly. If it is cold, there are braking noises. The EBC brake is generally a bit louder than the standard parts - but just better.
Is it worth ? A friend said that no one needs it. Last week I met with well 200 stuff in a highway turn to the famous jam end. The already slightly graying Saab 9000 stood, whistling and regulating ABS, faster than the driving behind me, younger Audi. I have kindly, not without ulterior motives and self-interest, made a gap between Saab and guardrail free. The Ingolstadt then also needed. Any questions ?
What Maptun would need would be a German distribution center. Because the freight from Sweden cost more than 60,00 €. For Saab dealers, or free Saab workshops, it would be interesting and rewarding to invest in Maptun Performance. I think the Saab driver would be happy.
Now we are waiting for the strut brace for the 9000, which should be available soon. We are curious.
Source: Maptun performance