Richo’s tuning it up, baby!

I’m not the only Viggen owner here in Oz looking to get a little bit more out of his car!

Many of you know that I have a mate in Sydney, Richo, who has a Viggen as well. He’s a few steps ahead of me in terms of getting his Viggen up to the desired level, and here’s what he got in the mail today.

Richo’s Saab PPC

That’s a BSR PPC unit to reprogram his ECU and lift his horsepower and torque ratings, as well as a Forge BOV replacement unit and some Powerflex bushes (for the steering rack, I believe). All of which were purchased from Elkparts.

Note, Richo previously tried an atmospheric unit for the BOV on the recommendation of a mechanic at a Saab dealership and it didn’t produce the desired results. Yet another reason why I tend to wonder a little about the technicians that aren’t specifically trained on Saabs – and the big problem is you don’t generally know when you put your car in which ones are and which ones aren’t trained on Saabs.

But I digress.

It’ll be mucho interesting to see how this upgrade turns out. Richo’s planning on shooting some before and after film, so we’ll all get to see the results.

UPDATE:

Little did he know, but the bike had the wrong VIN#

BSR bike tune

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9 Comments

  1. Just waiting for Noah to swing by…. it’s dumped 50mm in 12 hours here so I don’t tink i’ll be trying out the extra power in the rain.

  2. If either of you want to add a second Viggen to the garage, there is a black 2000 5 door for sale in WA for $15,000.

  3. yeah, it’s been on there for quite some time now

    (Links are OK now, but are to be used in moderation and 2 or more will place the comment in the queue – SW)

  4. Nice new site layout matey looks good.

    Now my question is this, why would either of you not go for a custom ecu from either Nordic or Abbott that will achieve more POWER!!, I dont see the sense in having a unit that can be de-tuned back to factory its not like the cars are under factory warranty anymore.

    just my 2cents worth

    al

  5. Well it goes a litte like this…

    You plug the PPC in to your car, it reads it, you then plug it in to your PC it sends it and in 5 days they send the programme back to you and you reconnect and upload to the car…

    that’s not what i had in mind as i waited for an hour and 20 last night for it to read my car. i thought i was going to drive away with the new programme, but no 🙁

    So still i wait………

    ps – still highly convenient though

  6. Saaboy, yep and it’s great to ride too. Cost me a bundle so it bloody ought to!

    As for the 1 manpower Nevitz, well you’ve obviously never met me. Clearly I prefer horses…..oops

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