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Old 07 Dec 2005, 03:48 pm
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Hi, I am looking to get some input on the interest of a V-6 Pt Cruiser. If it was possible what motor would you prefer, 3.0, 3.3, or 3.8. I am going to put together an AWD Cruiser here soon and will make a kit to make it easy to do. I thought I'd get some input on what would be the most popular motor to make the kit for. Let know your thoughts.
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Old 07 Dec 2005, 03:58 pm
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Hi, I am looking to get some input on the interest of a V-6 Pt Cruiser. If it was possible what motor would you prefer, 3.0, 3.3, or 3.8. I am going to put together an AWD Cruiser here soon and will make a kit to make it easy to do. I thought I'd get some input on what would be the most popular motor to make the kit for. Let know your thoughts.
It's been done before. I saw it in an older issue of PT Quarterly. It was a "Mothers" wax sponsored PT. I can't remember the issue. But it is posible. But way to expensive to buy and instal. Not many people are going to want it if they can just buy a PT Turbo. Best engine swap I ever saw on the PT was a viper engine. It was in an issue of MOPAR Magazine. If your interested, I can scan them and e-mail you both articles if you would like.
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Old 07 Dec 2005, 04:30 pm
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It's been done before. I saw it in an older issue of PT Quarterly. It was a "Mothers" wax sponsored PT. I can't remember the issue. But it is posible. But way to expensive to buy and instal. Not many people are going to want it if they can just buy a PT Turbo. Best engine swap I ever saw on the PT was a viper engine. It was in an issue of MOPAR Magazine. If your interested, I can scan them and e-mail you both articles if you would like.
Don't think either of those was 4WD.

Gotta believe it'd be WAY too expensive. Why not a body kit for a Jeep Liberty to make it look like a PT?[:I]
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It's been done before. I saw it in an older issue of PT Quarterly. It was a "Mothers" wax sponsored PT. I can't remember the issue. But it is posible. But way to expensive to buy and instal. Not many people are going to want it if they can just buy a PT Turbo. Best engine swap I ever saw on the PT was a viper engine. It was in an issue of MOPAR Magazine. If your interested, I can scan them and e-mail you both articles if you would like.
Don't think either of those was 4WD.

Gotta believe it'd be WAY too expensive. Why not a body kit for a Jeep Liberty to make it look like a PT?[:I]
OOooppsss! Yep, your right. Neither was 4WD. I believe AWD would be better. Like a WRX.

Here is an image of the PT that I saw with a viper engine. This would be cool to manufacture.
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Yeah, a V6 was done by mothers but that is the only one anybody really knows about. I am not doing it to be different. You can pick up a wrecked Caravan, or just the motor and trans for probably less than $2000. Just the motor and trans would be less than $1000. Add a $500 kit and have a Pt Cruiser that will get better mileage than the Turbo, and have close to the same power plus be a lot more drivable. The AWD is just for fun. I thought about really getting wild with it and doing the Stealth setup with the twin turbo but they are too rare and break too easily. I am going to do this to a hardtop. I have bigger plans for a convertible I have. I have the V10 but weight distribution is a mother then unless you put it in the trunk. And there isn't much of a trunk in a convertible. Even with the engine in the front the drive shaft would be almost non existant.
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Personally, I would prefer a lighter and more nimble PT rather than substituting a heavier drivetrain into an already tight engine compartment. Our other daily driver is a '97 AWD 3.8L V6 Town & Country minivan, and it's an excellent all-around all-weather vehicle that has averaged around 22-23mpg per tankful (real numbers from my gas log- not just relying on the on board display which is actually fairly accurate over the years.
At 4000lbs+ it is decidedly NOT sporty and fun to drive in the same way our 5-speed PTGT is, so different tools for different jobs, eh?

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Or just wait for the new PT in '07 or '08. The "build & price" feature for the Dodge Caliber is operational and I'll bet that the options for the Caliber will be available for the PT to some extent.

http://www.dodge.com/caliber/index.html

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Or just wait for the new PT in '07 or '08. The "build & price" feature for the Dodge Caliber is operational and I'll bet that the options for the Caliber will be available for the PT to some extent.

http://www.dodge.com/caliber/index.html

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That's not really "Build & Price". It is for survey purposes only. So they may or may not offer AWD.
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Or just wait for the new PT in '07 or '08. The "build & price" feature for the Dodge Caliber is operational and I'll bet that the options for the Caliber will be available for the PT to some extent.

http://www.dodge.com/caliber/index.html

Check it out here.
That's not really "Build & Price". It is for survey purposes only. So they may or may not offer AWD.
I work for DaimlerChrysler and 'finally' got some information on the Caliber... They 'will' be available in AWD in the R/T models. They'll also be released in some cool colors like Steel Blue, Solar Yellow, and Sunburst Orange to name the not so obvious.
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Or just wait for the new PT in '07 or '08. The "build & price" feature for the Dodge Caliber is operational and I'll bet that the options for the Caliber will be available for the PT to some extent.

http://www.dodge.com/caliber/index.html

Check it out here.
That's not really "Build & Price". It is for survey purposes only. So they may or may not offer AWD.
Skip the survey. They have a build and price feature available after you choose to skip it.
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