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gidged500
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11th Jan 11 at 12:25   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My mate was telling my there's a Saab turbo that is the same as the c20let engine and they make similar power how come I've never seen a Corsa/nova with a Saab turbo in ?
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thay are similar, not the same.my saab hot was 205bhp iirc. also im sure there is an astra van around with saab turbo lump although cant remember if its 2.0 or 2.3
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Quite a few mk3 astra's with the saab turbo motor.

IIRC its the lack of space in a corsa/nova that restricts the conversion.Pretty sure the engine sits too far over to the left.
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The sabb engines can go into corsas then ? With a bit of persuasion they a budget let ?
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2.3 HOT is 250, 2.0 HOT is 205.
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There was a Nova with a Saab Turbo engine in it at Billing 2 years ago, might have been there last year as well.. Was definitely a tight squeeze in the engine bay
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11th Jan 11 at 12:43   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

They worth buying if I'm too cheap for a let lol
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How do you know it'll be cheaper?
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I don't , just thought they would be as there not as famous (was thinking they might be a dark horse )
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Not as famous because over-all,power for pound and what not,its probably more expensive to do the conversion.
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So just stick to the let ?
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yes, the c20let conversion has been done a million times and is hasstle free, compared to the saab engine. All the conversion parts are there ready for the c20let.
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the saab engine is compleatly diferant to the xe let. it is mutch larger and aboute 1and a halfe times hevier than an let. it is far to tall to fit in a corsa or nova. i have converted my xe powerd astra van to sab power and it is good but verry heavy up front and dosnt handle verry well due to the weight factor.
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saab engines can take 500bhp on standard internals though and are 1/3 the price...
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saab engines can take 500bhp on standard internals though and are 1/3 the price...


Agreed cheep power for straight lines
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12th Jan 11 at 01:39   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

If i remember right the wiring and ecu is a pain?
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There is a mk2 astra with a saab lump, to give you an idea of how much work would be needed to fit it into a corsa, The whole chassis leg was cut away.

Wouldn't fit in a corsa, let alone a nova.
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quote:
Originally posted by AW06
There is a mk2 astra with a saab lump, to give you an idea of how much work would be needed to fit it into a corsa, The whole chassis leg was cut away.

Wouldn't fit in a corsa, let alone a nova.


Seen saab lump in corsa's and a nova, so your wrong there,

Not as bad as people make out!
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quote:
Originally posted by AW06
There is a mk2 astra with a saab lump, to give you an idea of how much work would be needed to fit it into a corsa, The whole chassis leg was cut away.

Wouldn't fit in a corsa, let alone a nova.


Seen saab lump in corsa's and a nova, so your wrong there,

Not as bad as people make out!


i think you beter check your info they were v6 saab lumps not the 4 pot. the v6 isnt as tall as the 4 pot engines.
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If i remember right the wiring and ecu is a pain?


yeh just a bit. the main prob is finding a wiring diagram for saab tronic maanagment.
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Correct me if im wrong but saab internals are pretty solid?
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Do it. Be differant
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quote:
Originally posted by Crana
If i remember right the wiring and ecu is a pain?


yeh just a bit. the main prob is finding a wiring diagram for saab tronic maanagment.


There's loads of info on mapping these, I would have thought there would be wiring diagrams about somewhere?
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Originally posted by gazza808
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Originally posted by AW06
There is a mk2 astra with a saab lump, to give you an idea of how much work would be needed to fit it into a corsa, The whole chassis leg was cut away.

Wouldn't fit in a corsa, let alone a nova.


Seen saab lump in corsa's and a nova, so your wrong there,

Not as bad as people make out!


i think you beter check your info they were v6 saab lumps not the 4 pot. the v6 isnt as tall as the 4 pot engines.

No I thinkk you better check yours buddy,
Go on the euro sport compact website, the the grey corsa I think it is, runs a saab 2.3 turbo

This one : http://www.eurosportscompact.co.uk/entries2010_detail.php?escID=104

[Edited on 12-01-2011 by gazza808]
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Not that i dont beleive you,but it dosnt say it runs a Saab engine.

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