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Old 14 Jul 2007, 07:13 pm
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Well I'm new to this group,but it looks like the place to get anwsers.I was just given my 02 pt woody limited ed. as a present by my loving wife.I've been a car nut for as long as I can remember,but I'm not real familiar with upgrading a 4 cyl.
What I'm wondering is since my ride is not a turbo,is it feasible to add a turbo to it.Or is there a better way to increase BHP on it?I'm not looking to make it a dragster ,but I'd like a little more oomph on the highway.I love this car and its styling ,but an engine swap isnt gonna happen.I've noticed its tighter in there than under the hood of a big block Vette.So Im gonna browse the site and see,but if anyone has any input that could keep me from blowing money on ideas that wont work I'd love to hear them.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 07:52 pm
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A turbo can be installed if you don't mind spending the $$'s. You would be better off trading it in for a Turbo and it wouldn't cost you so much.

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Old 14 Jul 2007, 08:39 pm
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A turbo can be installed if you don't mind spending the $$'s. You would be better off trading it in for a Turbo and it wouldn't cost you so much.

BTW: Welcome to the board.
Agreed. There isn't much you can do to make a na PT fast or even just reasonably fast without going with a turbo, though as Hooligan said buying a PT turbo would be cheaper in the long run, especially with the PT turbo engine internals already beefed up and the na PT engine internals being weak.
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Old 14 Jul 2007, 10:02 pm
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 12:29 am
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Yeah I'd have to agree with you,it probably would be easier & cheaper.Only thing is my better half got me this car as a gift,and it would just be cheaper to keep her. So I'll probably just add cold air induction & look around a little.She already says I like to spend too much on my toys.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 06:37 am
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Yeah I'd have to agree with you,it probably would be easier & cheaper.Only thing is my better half got me this car as a gift,and it would just be cheaper to keep her. So I'll probably just add cold air induction & look around a little.She already says I like to spend too much on my toys.
Welcome to the list!

When I needed a tune-up I went with double-platinum plugs and high quality wires. That made quite a difference for my 2001 N/A. I'm sure it's nothing like the turbo, but I could feel a difference. I've also learned to work with this vehicle's weaknesses and it performs "OK" for me. At the right time, however, I would like to get hold of a Turbo-lite.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 07:42 am
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So I'll probably just add cold air induction & look around a little.She already says I like to spend too much on my toys.
Good place to start. Also look at a free-flow exhaust like BTG - a single is as good as duals for performance, duals just add looks - but listen to a PT with the exhaust you're thinking of BEFORE you buy - music to one is noise to another. Find a PT club or meet and go and listen.
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