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Old 05 Dec 2017, 11:06 am
aelfwyne aelfwyne is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Beaumont, TX
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Default Re: 2003 GT - "PT Salvage"

Build Plan:

To build a respectably quick backup daily driver. My Abarth - MAD FIAT - is tuned to an inch of its life. Really, it's a bit too MAD at times. Worse, I still owe quite a bit on the note for that car, and it already has 40,000 miles. I love driving it, but I do a LOT of driving. Having a second vehicle for those long trips will help keep the mileage down on the Abarth.

I do NOT want to build a drag-race beast, an auto-cross beast or a show winner. Just to have a car that's not BORING to drive.

I have decided on a Syked Tuning STAGE PCM. However, I haven't decided between Stage 1 or Stage 2. In either case, I understand that the Autostick is made out of glass. This is ASSUMING that Syked is still in operation... He's been active in other communities, so I hope so.

Am I risking the trans significantly more with Stage 2? Or is it basically the same as Stage 1 in that the rule is to Never Boost In 4th?

So, with that question asked, here's my current build log and plans.

Already Bought
PCM from 05 GT - Core for Syked PCM
Rubber Slush Mats
Mopar Rear Bumper Guard - Hides some paint damage on rear bumper -
Duplicolor LIGHT ALMOND Touchup Paint
Single DIN Dash Kit - for a motorized Android head unit I already have.
New Headlights - Black Trimmed. To replace fogged lights, one has broken clip from "vehicle pedestrian contact".
New Hatch Lifts - Age damaged, they won't stay up.

Planned
Syked ECU (Stage 1 or 2?) - Assuming i can get ahold of Syked.
Injectors (If Needed) (Do I need these for Syked Stage 1 since I have an 03?)
Airbox Mod
Boost Gauge (Phantom II) - Jury is still out on mounting location/hardware. I don't like the triple pod, it has bad reviews, but I might have to do that.

Does anyone have suggestions/comments on the above plans? Glaring oversights I've missed?

Thanks!
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Car:
#1: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth in Rosso RED (MAD FIAT)
#2: 2003 PT Cruiser GT in Boring Beige
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