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Old 28 Mar 2008, 05:07 pm
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Default Re: The Postmand Always Rings Twice, But Today He Rang Thrice

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Originally Posted by soonercruiser View Post
**You are now designated an official " PT MODOMANIAC" !![/B][/SIZE]
My whole reason for buying the new PT was I got carried away with my previous car. My previous car was a Mazda MX3, which there was NO support for in the aftermarket. I was just a stereo guy and thought it was a cool little car to put a stereo in. A year later, I had a Ford Probe V6 engine block torn apart in my living room (to my wife's great pleasure). I had no idea what I was doing, but a few months later, I had an engine rebuild and swap under my belt. I later (since there was no support for drop-in anything aftermarket)completely fabbed all the rear suspension bits to accept various off-the shelf Energy Suspension bits so MX3's had options besides ordering expensive bits from Australia.

Anyways, I bought the PT Cruiser because since I've joined the Army, I've had hardly any personal time so I needed a car that was complete, under warranty, could carry all my Army gear, and wouldn't tempt me to modify it. I said .... "What could be more benign and boring than a PT Cruiser?" And the price was right. Dealer was glad to accept my lowball offer to get a car that has been wasting space on his lot for a year off his inventory.

A couple weeks later, I realized the stock bushings and tranny fluid was crap. In the process of digging for poly shifter bushings and synthetic tranny fluid (both installed in the first month along with TSW alloy wheels and Falken tires) I realized the aftermarket for the PT Cruiser is H-U-G-E. And since the parts for this car are actually made for this engine and/or car, any mods would be E-A-S-Y compared to what I had before.

So that said, I bought some MSD plug wires and Bosch +4 today. Also have a order into Tirerack for an H&R rear roll bar. And my car is only a baby still with 4,000 miles. There goes my whole 'no modification' policy. At least it's not football season.

Oh, and ...... My wife checked a book out of the library this week about modifying PT Cruisers thinking she was such a great wife. A few hours later she asked what I was looking at on the computer. I replied 'Hey! Did you know they make supercharger kits for the PT Cruiser? I didn't even know till you showed me this book."

"Supercharger? What? How much does that cost???"

"About $3,000"

The look of horror on her face when she realized the error in what she'd done was priceless.

Last edited by lakersfan1; 28 Mar 2008 at 05:09 pm.
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