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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:06 pm
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Default Worth adding a Turbo in an LX?

From other PT's I have owned/Driven, this 2008 LX seems a bit sluggish. Is it worth putting a Turbo in to boost acceleration/performance?
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:12 pm
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Default Re: Worth adding a Turbo in an LX?

if what you are asking is
can I add a turbo to a non turbo car??
Its just not worth the pain and expense
its not like a 71 SS 454 Camaro that you could just drop a turbo on and go play
there are computer hookups oil lines to run just not worth it
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:20 pm
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Default Re: Worth adding a Turbo in an LX?

Thanks for the reply. If all that is involved then I would agree. was hoping just for a drop n go but guess not. Thanks.
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:33 pm
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actually ..............a rear Turbo set up does not need any electronic upgrades as long as you keep it to about 5-7 psi boost.

General information

Lower underhood temperatures. No need to worry about melting wires, hoses, or other engine components, as with a front-mounted turbo.

Ease of installation.
Cooler oil to the turbo. Cool oil is better for both the turbo and engine.

Performance Sound. The turbo acts as a muffler and sounds like an aftermarket performance muffler. Turbo spool and rushing air from the blow-off valve make a unique sound that will turn heads!

No need for major modifications to your vehicle.

Increased gas mileage. Unlike a belt driven supercharger, the turbo utilizes "wasted" energy leaving your tailpipe. Most get 1-3 mpg increase in gas mileage compared to their original stock mpg numbers.

Easily can be converts back to stock.

More room under the hood.

Lowest Intake Air Temps. Low IAT's equate to more horsepower per pound of boost than any other forced induction option. Eliminates the need for a turbo-timer, which allows the engine to run after the car is shut off in order to cool down the turbo and prevent oil and bearing damage.

Denser exhaust gasses drive the turbo turbine wheel more efficiently.

Turbo is exposed to ambient air rather than underhood air. Allows for better cooling of turbo components.

No need for expensive headers, mufflers, or exhaust systems.
Turbo is closer to the tail pipe outlet. Provides a better pressure differential across the turbine wheel which promotes better flow across turbine.

Better weight transfer. Increases traction because the bulk of system is mounted in rear of vehicle rather than up front.

Less noise and heat in the passenger compartment.

I have helped with a custom built systems. Not really my personal cup of tea I would rather be "BLOWN" anyday.
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:42 pm
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actually ..............a rear Turbo set up does not need any electronic upgrades as long as you keep it to about 5-7 psi boost.

General information

Lower underhood temperatures. No need to worry about melting wires, hoses, or other engine components, as with a front-mounted turbo.

Ease of installation.
Cooler oil to the turbo. Cool oil is better for both the turbo and engine.

Performance Sound. The turbo acts as a muffler and sounds like an aftermarket performance muffler. Turbo spool and rushing air from the blow-off valve make a unique sound that will turn heads!

No need for major modifications to your vehicle.

Increased gas mileage. Unlike a belt driven supercharger, the turbo utilizes "wasted" energy leaving your tailpipe. Most get 1-3 mpg increase in gas mileage compared to their original stock mpg numbers.

Easily can be converts back to stock.

More room under the hood.

Lowest Intake Air Temps. Low IAT's equate to more horsepower per pound of boost than any other forced induction option. Eliminates the need for a turbo-timer, which allows the engine to run after the car is shut off in order to cool down the turbo and prevent oil and bearing damage.

Denser exhaust gasses drive the turbo turbine wheel more efficiently.

Turbo is exposed to ambient air rather than underhood air. Allows for better cooling of turbo components.

No need for expensive headers, mufflers, or exhaust systems.
Turbo is closer to the tail pipe outlet. Provides a better pressure differential across the turbine wheel which promotes better flow across turbine.

Better weight transfer. Increases traction because the bulk of system is mounted in rear of vehicle rather than up front.

Less noise and heat in the passenger compartment.

I have helped with a custom built systems. Not really my personal cup of tea I would rather be "BLOWN" anyday.
NITRO seriously how many time have YOU YOURSELF said - to sell a non turbo and just buy what you want????? Im sure you can do a ton of things to a Non Turbo PT to make it faster than it is since its about as fast as a over sized turtle going up hill with a head wind
The question was simple "IS IT WORT IT"
it is NOT a PLUG AND PLAY
it is NOT a Here lets put in a chip
Its a BIG JOB no matter what level mechanic you are
OH and did I mention its not really cheap either
me Id add 75 shot of go juice and be thrilled
but them I can drive my non turbo and im ok
The answer is ----------------Its really not worth all the work, and money but yes it can be done
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:51 pm
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The question was in regards to a LX not a PT Cruiser.
Although my answer may have been and I think I have posted the same?

My response was only for a alternative that may have not been known to some. And even fewer that have actually driven in a rear Turbo conversion or an install of one.


These rear Turbo are actually easy to instal. For the most part they are plug and play. You only need to find a competent muffler shop that deals in exhaust fabrication and Performance experience. For the most part simple DIY tools ar only needed.
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:54 pm
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The question was in regards to a LX not a PT Cruiser.
Although my answer may have been and I think I have posted the same?

My response was only for a alternative that may have not been known to some. And even fewer that have actually driven in a rear Turbo conversion or an install of one.


These rear Turbo are actually easy to instal. For the most part they are plug and play. You only need to find a competent muffler shop that deals in exhaust fabrication and Performance experience. For the most part simple DIY tools ar only needed.
OK This one is MY BAD I guess I thought it was a LX Pt Cruser ???? sorry Nitro I jumped the gun[/SIZE]
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:55 pm
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me I add 75+ shot of go juice and be thrilled
This ^^^


vrrrrroooooom!
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 12:58 pm
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OK This one is MY BAD I guess I thought it was a LX Pt Cruser ???? sorry Nitro I jumped the gun[/SIZE]
I didn't know there was an LX PT Cruiser...

see I am not a KNOW-IT-ALL after all!
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Old 20 Jan 2017, 01:04 pm
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I didn't know there was an LX PT Cruiser...

see I am not a KNOW-IT-ALL after all!
I don't know if there is one either lol
I just figured with all the ones out there there could be one called that

no you are not Id have to say you are very well versed in the auto industry
and hey you live in the same state as Chip Fouse
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