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Old 03 Dec 2016, 04:36 pm
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Anyone know if there is a speed rating on the oem roof racks that chrysler offered for the first gen? I may run a set to add to the sleeper look of the pt . I know they may slow me down. My sister has a set on her pt and she claims there is a lot of humming from them at high speeds.
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Old 03 Dec 2016, 05:52 pm
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Lol..
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Old 03 Dec 2016, 07:23 pm
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Factory roof rack.....I can tell you that they are safe to 128mph.
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Anyone know if there is a speed rating on the oem roof racks that chrysler offered for the first gen? I may run a set to add to the sleeper look of the pt . I know they may slow me down. My sister has a set on her pt and she claims there is a lot of humming from them at high speeds.
I would think the impact of roof racks are negligible compared to the PTs cross-sectional area and aerodynamics of a potato.
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I would think the impact of roof racks are negligible compared to the PTs cross-sectional area and aerodynamics of a potato.
Would that be a russet, red, yellow, white, or sweet pototo and/or fingerling or petite
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Would that be a russet, red, yellow, white, or sweet pototo and/or fingerling or petite
Big, baking potato.
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We are talking about a PT cruiser that may hit break neck speeds speeds of 92mph and you guys are worried about aerodynamic effects of a roof rack???


I say do like speed swimmers and wipe oil all over the body of the car before you race!


SPLNeon you could compensate using the roof rack by simply duck taping all the open area's in the front of you PT Cruiser. Also tape a bunch of flat cardboard to the underside. This way you PT Cruiser will slip through the sir at speed..




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Factory roof rack.....I can tell you that they are safe to 128mph.
Perfect, I may not be that fast this year lol
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I would think the impact of roof racks are negligible compared to the PTs cross-sectional area and aerodynamics of a potato.
You might be surprised what will slow you down in the PT over 110 mph in the quarter mile 😝
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mine howls like crazy at high speeds...
which is 70 mph...
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