This is a stage 1 performance upgrade kit for a Saab 9-5 from Swedish tuners Speedparts/BSR.
29.04.2004
The stage 1 kit

It includes a high flow air filter and a PPC gadget (a device to upload new software into the ECU). I've also ordered a set of spark plugs recommended for this upgrade.
29.04.2004
JR air filter

The high flow air filter. It looks rather skinny when compared to the stock one, as it's about 1/3 smaller in diameter.
29.04.2004
PPC kit

The PPC comes with a bunch of cables and a full page instruction on where the Speedparts sticker should go ;).
29.04.2004
PPC

Here's the device itself, it has a small display and two buttons. The connectors on the top are: DC power, USB, RS-232 and OBD-II.
29.04.2004
PCB front

29.04.2004
PCB rear

29.04.2004
PCB side

29.04.2004
The brains

13.05.2004
PPC boxes

Unfortunately, the PPC could not upgrade the software in my car. It was getting stuck at 0% progress, so I've been sent a second one.
13.05.2004
PPC open

The new one (on the right) supports Trionic 8 in addition to Trionic 7. I wish that helped, but the new device had the same problem uploading the software ;).
24.09.2004
Tuning

After four months of whining to various parties and trying to find who's responsible, I finally received a third PPC with a newer version of sofware directly from BSR, and it worked!
24.09.2004
Done

Curiously, while waiting for the PPC problem to be solved, I installed a Remus exhaust, so I can claim I have a stage 2 upgrade now.

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