The 2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Rear Air Suspension Conversion Kit (GB1R0) is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use passive shocks and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one original equipment air spring.
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Convert Your Air Suspension To A Passive Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...Strutmasters 2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Rear Air To Coil Spring Conversion Kit is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use passive coil springs for less than the price of replacing Original Equipment air springs.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- All New Components
- Returns Vehicle To Factory Ride Height
- More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Springs
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Rear Springs
- Detailed Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits2005 Saab 9-7x, 2006 Saab 9-7x, 2007 Saab 9-7x, 2008 Saab 9-7x, 2009 Saab 9-7x
- For High Mileage Vehicles And Improved Ride Quality, We Recommend Purchasing The Kit That Includes Rear Shock Absorbers -- Item GB1RB
- For Standard Models Only; 7-Passenger Models Need Item GB1R02.
The 2005-2009 Saab 9-7x is built with the following rear suspension components:
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Air Springs (x2) - commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that uses pressurized air as a cushion to support the weight of the rear of the vehicle. These rubber air springs are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. Since all air springs go bad at about the same rate, if one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Shock Absorbers (x2) - has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid; shocks dampen vibration and bounciness caused by the effects of travel on a rough surface.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Height Sensors (x2) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air bags in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Solenoids (x2) - usually L-shaped, these plastic components work along with the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Compressor Assembly- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement air springs and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Dryer- prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicle's correct ride height.
2005-2009 Saab 9-7x O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
Suspension Failure Signs
If your 2005-2009 Saab 9-7x is not reaching and maintaining its proper ride height, a failed or leaking air suspension system may be at fault. The most common sign is a sudden drop of three to five inches of the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle may also lean from one side to the other. If a suspension warning light is illuminated on the dashboard then you can be sure a repair or replacement is necessary. Listen to the air compressor for further proof. If it has stopped working or is running too often then a bad suspension may have caused it to wear out. If any of these symptoms are present they should be fixed promptly.
OEM Replacement Cost
'+ Air Springs ($200/air spring)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($500)
= Over $900 (but that doesn't include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Aftermarket Replacement Cost
'+ Air Springs ($190/pair)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($500)
= Over $600 (but that doesn't include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
The air suspension system on the 05-09 Saab 9-7x is made up of assorted parts that must constantly function in sync. When one component breaks, the system stops working properly. Strutmasters unique air to non-air suspension conversion kit gets rid of this dependency for good. This kit, made in America, includes two coil springs for the 9-7x. Strutmasters designed the kit to be more affordable than dealer repair, without sacrificing quality. This is a direct replacement solution, so no modifications are needed before installation. Each kit comes with our 1-year warranty. The kit is installed easily, in about one hour per wheel, thanks to the accompanying detailed instructions and installation videos that are available to view online. Included in the kit is the method to eliminate the suspension warning message. Our ASE certified technicians are available to our customers for installation advice and to answer any suspension questions. Between excellent customer service, high-quality parts, and the low price, it's no wonder more and more customers choose the non-air suspension conversion kit when their Saab suspension fails.
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