1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen With A GT2871R Turbo Is Up For Grabs

You ever see a car with so much effort put into it that it almost makes you feel guilty for the way you treat your own? Well, this pretty-blue-big-turbo Viggen is one of those cars.

We originally came to admire Peter Blazniak’s 1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen after spotting it on Instagram and several Saab pages. We’d see the time and money Pete was putting into the car, post after post. It was inspiring really. When Pete told us he was thinking about selling his Viggen we were a bit taken aback, but sometimes sacrifices need to be made. As such, we figured we’d share this beastly Saab with our readers, incase anyone was in the market for a modified Viggen in need of a loving home.

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Car History

When we asked Pete for some background info on the Viggen, here’s what he had to say:

I bought the car in 2014 and have since put a bunch if work into it. It has 188,000 miles (old US car) and is currently located in Toronto, Ontario Canada. All the mods are less then 3 years old. To sum it up, anything that could have been changed was changed in the last few years.

And now for the laundry list of modifications and new parts.

Performance Modifications
  • Stock original b235r with b204/b234i cams
  • Genuine Garrett dual ball bearing gt2871r
  • Mamba .70 A.R EWG turbine housing,
  • PTP t2 turbo blanket
  • SAS Trust top mount manifold
  • ARP stainless steel exhaust studs
  • Custom full 3-inch stainless steel exhaust with Flowmaster muffler
  • Simons Dekka 80lb injectors
  • Hardwired Aeromotive 340lph fuel pump
  • Genuine Tial 38mm external waste gate
  • D088 Viggen intercooler
  • D088 bottom mount intake
  • Speedparts deliver pipe
  • Large front-mounted oil cooler w/ braided lines,
  • All oil lines are Russtle with brand name fittings and lava shield protection
  • Speedparts rack brace
  • Powerflex driver side rack bushing
  • Genuine Saab (GS) strut brace,
  • Stainless 6-point subframe brace
  • GS 1-inch rear swaybar
  • GS hatch brace
  • GS short shifter
  • GS poly engine and transmission mounts
  • GS clutch line
  • All of the GS aluminum oil and coolant caps in black
  • Custom braided stainless-steel power steering line
  • Bilstien b8 front shocks w/ GS coilover sleeves, GS solid top mounts and GS-spec Eibach springs
  • Bilstien b8 rear shocks w/ GS-spec Eibach springs
  • 314mm 9-3SS front rotors w/ Porsche Boxster 4 piston calipers
  • 300mm 9-5 Aero rear rotors w/ Porsche Boxster 4 piston calipers
  • Custom stainless steel brake lines by Russtle

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Cosmetic Interior & Exterior Modifications
  • Fast Rennen 18×8 wheels
  • 12mm / 15mm spacers
  • 90mm extended wheel studs
  • Stainless steel open-ended wheel nuts
  • 2004 “big bolstered” 9-5 seats
  • BSR floor mats
  • Custom blue stitched shifter
  • Boost Customs blue-stitched flat bottom steering wheel
  • GS blue Viggen shifter emblem
  • Custom front tow hook plate bracket
  • Speedparts leather e-brake boot
  • Speedparts leather arm rest
  • Henko 2-door wind deflectors
  • 3M window tint: 30% front / 5% rear
  • Rear wiper delete (still have it)
  • CANBUS cable integrated behind acc (t7 live data)
  • Rewrapped all the headliner to black with OEM material ( minus the sunroof door)
  • Autometer boost gauge
  • Autometer oil pressure gauge
  • AEM wideband gauge
New parts
  • OEM Sachs clutch (less then 10k)
  • Slave and master cylinder
  • Alternator
  • Water pump
  • Starter motor
  • Power steering pump
  • All new pulleys and shortened AC bypass belt
  • Moog control arms front and back
  • Moog tie rod ends inner and outer
  • Moog sway bar end links
  • New stainless steel Viggen door stickers
  • New OEM leather shift knob
  • New hood and trunk shocks

Here’s Pete’s honest explanation on the current condition of the car:

The car has a stock b235 and they are not very strong, so the power is turned down to about 1300 airmass / 15 psi to keep it safe. Some forged pistons should be fitted and then you can really push the car. One of the exhaust studs is FUBAR and loosens up, so you’ll probably need to weld and tap it. The A/C has been removed for the big turbo setup, however the heating works great. A few dents on both sides, but nothing major. Overall good shape for a 19-year old car. I rolled and repainted the rear wheels arches, though it needs a good wax and sanding to match the clear coat. The heated seats do not work and the intermittent setting for the front wipers does not function correctly.

As for which forged internals to go with, well Pete recommends Wossner or JE.

A used Quaife LSD (limited-slip differential) and used transmission will be included with the sale, as well as an OEM roof rack, Thule wind defector, and a box of random parts that I have not installed yet. I’m looking for $8,000 USD or best offer. All this car needs is some forged pistons and it will be an absolute beast.

If you’d like to contact Pete for more information or to make an offer, you can e-mail him at BIGPL6@hotmail.com. If you’d just like to see more photos of the Viggen or Pete’s equally impressive 9-5, you can check them out on his Instagram: @pblaze.


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