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Turbo Upgrade

Upgrading your turbo? Choose this option if you are using a non-stock turbo, then enter the details of the upgraded turbo in the NOTES box below.

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T8 ECU Core *

The mail-in T8 tuning service requires you to mail us your ECU. Otherwise we can send you a non-refundable tuned core ECU but you must get it married to your car with a Tech2 programmer for it to work. If you are looking for a more convenient option please check out our Handheld Tuner.


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Brew City Boost is proud to present the ultimate ECU Upgrade for your Saab.

Through years of tuning refinement and testing we have come up with the most potent ECU Upgrades on the market. Our extensive research and development provides you with a powerful ECU Upgrade with no loss of drivability or reliability. Expect huge increases in low-end torque, improved throttle response and a smoother, more powerful top end. Our Brew City Boost Genuine ECU Upgrade is an expertly refined engine control remapping that optimizes boost pressure, timing and air fuel ratios that unlock potent and reliable power.

On the fence about getting the ECU Upgrade? Check out what people our customers think about them on our testimonials page.

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND running a fresh set of plugs on every tuned Saab. We advise our tuned customers to run the NGK plugs gaped to 0.9mm-1.0mm. They are a heat range colder than stock, compatible with the on-board knock detection system, and much cheaper than iridium plugs, they can be ordered here.

We offer three options for T8 tuning: we send you a handheld tuner, you send us your current ECU for tuning, or you send us your current ECU and a spare ECU. If you would like to send us a spare ECU to clone select "sending my own core ECU" and mail us both your current and spare ECUs. Select your option above.

Due to the security features built into the T8 cars it's not possible for us to simply send out a "plug and play" tuned ECU core. Of course if you have access to a Tech2 we can send you a tuned core ECU, and you would have to marry the ECU to the car yourself. Keep in mind that we use used core ECUs (using new ECUs would be cost prohibitive), so there are rare occasions when the replacement ECU that we program has issues. When this happens we send out a replacement as soon as possible (if a BCB supplied core ECU was ordered).


Trionic 8 (T8) ECU Upgrade Guidelines for 9-3 2.0t Linear B207L 

Stage 1: 240ftlbs and 215hp

  • +40 ftlbs Torque
  • +35 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: There are no hardware requirements for this Stage 1 ECU Upgrade.

Stage 2: 250ftlbs and 225hp

  • +50 ftlbs Torque
  • +45 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: An intake modification is required for this Stage 2 ECU Upgrade. A qualifying modification could be an open intake or even a drop in free flow filter.

Stage 3: 275ftlbs and 245hp

  • +70 ftlbs Torque
  • +65 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: A 3" downpipe and an intake modification are minimum requirements for this Stage 3 ECU upgrade. An upgraded intercooler and full 3" turboback exhaust are highly suggested but not required.

Trionic 8 (T8) ECU Upgrade Guidelines for 9-3 2.0T Aero/Arc B207R
Stage 1: 270ftlbs and 255hp

  • +50 ftlbs Torque
  • +45 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: There are no hardware requirements for this Stage 1 ECU Upgrade.

Stage 2: 285ftlbs and 260hp

  • +65 ftlbs Torque
  • +50 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: An intake modification is required for this Stage 2 ECU Upgrade. A qualifying modification could be an open intake or even a drop in free flow filter.

Stage 3: 300ftlbs and 285hp

  • +80 ftlbs Torque
  • +75 Horsepower
  • Hardware Requirements: A full 3" downpipe, an upgraded intercooler, and an intake modification (K&N filter or CAI) are minimum requirements for this Stage 3 ECU Upgrade. A full 3" turboback exhaust is also highly suggested instead of only the downpipe.





This tuning product is not compatible with manual boost controllers. Notify us of all modifications prior to tuning.


Please be absolutely sure to pack your ECU well when shipping it to us. Wrap it in several layers of bubble wrap for cushion, and enough padding so it will not rattle around in the box. Its normal for these ECUS to fail when they are not packed well for shipment. We will not be responsible for any ECU failures due to insufficient packing. 


*Brew City Boost will not alter emissions monitoring systems (O2 sensors) via tuning

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 8 in
Select Upgrade Stage

Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, Custom Stage

12 reviews for ECU UPGRADE – T8

  1. HO

    Just got tuned with stage2, noticed immediately was that quicker response and boost came on so much faster and stronger. My favorite is the second gear pull, the torque is way too much for my little worn front tires. I’m going to need a new set of tires now. Best money I’ve ever spent!!! Thanks, Casey!!

  2. Yavor Mitev

    Incredible change! It feels like you just bought a new car! Very well spend money! Thanks!

  3. Grant McGovern

    Casey did a great job on the tune. Stage 3 makes this car an absolute monster and I couldn’t be happier. He’s definitely proven himself in the T8 tuning game and it was a pleasure working with him and his awesome customer service. Glad to represent Brew City Boost.

  4. cfdp

    Best money I ever spent on a car! Pulls like an actual sports car now, pushing you back in your seat a bit. No push on from the stock tune. Passing people is now a breeze. During normal driving, there is little to no turbo lag now, more instant, making it feel more ‘pep’, ready to go vs. having to wait for spool ‘sluggish’ on stock tune. You might need to re-learn how it drives/shifting on manual trans, but is well worth it.
    MPG (normal driving) went up and goes up much quicker than stock also.
    Keep in mind you will need to drive it around for about 20-30miles (others suggest 50) until you feel the full power, this is the break-in period. Also be sure to get the correct spark plugs from BCB.
    Highly recommended! Also great support from Casey and Kelly at BCB!

  5. Gabriel Begle

    Casey did a terrific job in programming my 85k miles 2003 Arc 6sp 9-3! He did Stage 1 and SAI delete. So, he got rid of the big SAI annoyance and made my car feel new and much more powerful! They also manage to offer me an ultra fast turnaround for a minimum downtime. This 9-3 is now much more of blast to drive. Thank you guys! Absolutely recommended.

  6. Tommy Leung

    I can feel the difference the moment I started driving. It accelerates much faster and smoother. The car stock is fun to drive, but with the tune it is a lot more fun! The process took exactly a week to finish. Just be sure to have another vehicle to drive for about a week. Great customer service! They even gave a key chain and stickers!

  7. kurt anderson

    Stage 3 tune was well worth the money. I went with the handheld which holds 3 tunes- very easy to use and a huge power increase over stock- Staff was very helpful and answered all of my questions quickly. Thanks for the great product/service

  8. Mike Schmedt

    Woww!, very i am so happy with this tune, it feels like a new car. lots of power in the higher rpm ranges and great gas mileage. communication was fast and informative. cant wait to go for stage 3

  9. Levi

    As soon as I turned the key, I knew I was in for something really special. Power throughout the RPM range, but what I really love is just how responsive it is. I would never call the car sluggish before, but now, it just begs to be driven. Complete transformation of the car, and that is in no way an exaggeration. If you’re thinking about getting it, you will not be disappointed. Hell, if you AREN”T thinking about getting it, you really still should!!

    Great service with even greater results. Hands down the BEST money I have ever invested in a car.

  10. Alexander Platitsin

    I contacted BCB regarding some questions i had about their stage 3 tune all my questions were answered i sent my ECU out on Thursday they got it on monday within 3 days i got it back plugged it in had a misfire issue i contacted Casey he guided me through everything that needed to be done to solve the issue. Casey is a very great guy take pride in his work with awesome customer service. i really look forward to working with Casey and BCB in the future. the car hauls like no tomorrow nice smooth pulls i can’t get enough!!! Thanks a lot BCB !!!!

  11. Mike H

    Great results from a stage 2 tune, couldn’t be happier. Best bang for your buck!

  12. Dylan Knutson

    What a nice stage 3 tune. My car really drives well and has a lot more throttle response and power. I’ve been driving it for 3 months now. Its true that when I drive more responsibly I have the same or better feel economy as before.

    I was afraid I might be pushing the car hard when I went for stage 3, but I am really satisfied and the car seems to handle it really well. I also have the krona exhaust which has gone along with it great.

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