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    Last year,I had a student (on track) with an '03 Saab 9-3 Vector turbo which had an automatic transaxle that was shifted by paddles on the steering wheel.I thought it was going to be a sucky ride..but it turned out to be a nice shifting unit.It had been modified to shift quick and firm.The car made about 275whp,(it was modified)so it was up to the task of handling HP. I wonder,since the Ecotec block is basically a Saab 2.0l,if that style Saab automatic transaxle could be fitted? Yes..I know it's not a dual clutch,but it would be closer to the goal of paddles/clutchless,and potentially low budget with a minimal of fitment issues..I assume...who knows..maybe a Saab expert..is there such a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    Last year,I had a student (on track) with an '03 Saab 9-3 Vector turbo which had an automatic transaxle that was shifted by paddles on the steering wheel.I thought it was going to be a sucky ride..but it turned out to be a nice shifting unit.It had been modified to shift quick and firm.The car made about 275whp,(it was modified)so it was up to the task of handling HP. I wonder,since the Ecotec block is basically a Saab 2.0l,if that style Saab automatic transaxle could be fitted? Yes..I know it's not a dual clutch,but it would be closer to the goal of paddles/clutchless,and potentially low budget with a minimal of fitment issues..I assume...who knows..maybe a Saab expert..is there such a thing.
    I would do that conversion....as long as the tuner can control the shifting, you'd be pretty damn happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMaxAtom View Post
    I wonder,since the Ecotec block is basically a Saab 2.0l,if that style Saab automatic transaxle could be fitted? Yes..I know it's not a dual clutch,but it would be closer to the goal of paddles/clutchless,and potentially low budget with a minimal of fitment issues..I assume...who knows..maybe a Saab expert..is there such a thing.
    Brammo tried. They had a potential sale to a customer who was an amputee. Nothing except the stock 5-speed would fit (this leaves out exotica from Quaife, etc.).

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    "Nothing except the stock 5-speed would fit" I'm sure that is true....IF you don't want to do any modifications to the frame,wiring,etc etc. You can make anything fit if you want to bad enough. I guess brammo didn't want to bad enough.
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