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Old 13 Apr 2015, 10:46 am
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Has anyone successfully replaced the beam axle with dodge neon irs? My 2003 drives like a lumber wagon and corners like a hippo is strapped to the roof.
I know replacing the struts and shocks will help but I want to make it better. Since the pt cruiser is based on the dodge neon platform, is the rear suspension interchangeable? I hope that I'm not the only one to dream of a irs equipped pt
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 11:44 am
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Has anyone successfully replaced the beam axle with dodge neon irs? My 2003 drives like a lumber wagon and corners like a hippo is strapped to the roof.
I know replacing the struts and shocks will help but I want to make it better. Since the pt cruiser is based on the dodge neon platform, is the rear suspension interchangeable? I hope that I'm not the only one to dream of a irs equipped pt
I think the SRT has independent rear. So not a a swap parts thing. It is a 3200 lb hippo. A sway bar will help with the roll some but aggravate the ride issue. Tires and psi rating will have a huge impact on ride. Runflat tires are hard riding as well. Low profile is not good for ride comfort either. But I find my ride good for a vehicle of its size. If the pt has been lowered then the springs used could adversely affect the ride.
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Old 13 Apr 2015, 11:55 am
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Car's in general for decades did not have Independent Rear Axles and did very well on tracks in the handling end of the drive.

Maybe some having trouble driving a PT like say for instances a Porsche it would be wiser to buy a Porsche. Taking some classes on how to drive a car fast to learn some better driving techniques will also help dramatically.

A Careful plan of action to improve the suspension using the OE design and losing unsprung weight can have a large impact of improvement on a cars handling capabilities.

You need not do a complete rear end change to get some impressive improvements.


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