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Old 30 Oct 2004, 05:17 pm
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This is the car I've been waiting for my whole life! Last week I got an 04 Inferno Red GT auto. I love this car. Just the right balance of power/room/looks. I know I'm preaching to the choir. My last car was a Neon R/T, had it 4 months and got rearended and it was totaled. Went looking for a replacement and ended up at a Chrysler dealership looking at a used Sebring. It wasn't for me. The man suggested a PT. I told him I can't afford the one I want (GT), but he suggested a test drive anyway. I couldn't beleive the power and torque this car has even compared to the R/T. After I drove it I wanted to cry because this car was $27.5k and my limit was $20k. Then he told me about the $5k cash back, $3,5k cash and and another $1.5 if I went thru Chrysler Fin. After a bit of haggling and getting another $1k knocked off the price, it was mine!

Question. The only thing lacking ont his car is how it handles. The R/T handled like it was glued to the pavement. I want to get the Cruiser closer to handling like the R/T. I know about the strut brace and sway bars. But what brands work the best?
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Old 30 Oct 2004, 05:48 pm
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Congrats of your good purchase, PTSleeper. [^] The GT is one fun car to drive!!! [8)] The Pacific Northwest has lots of PT Events/Acitivities such as: http://www.ptcruiserguild.com/ There is a very active PT Cruiser Club (http://www.ptcruiserclub.org/) down where you live in Oregon--great group of people with some sharp-looking Cruisers. Check it out at: http://www.tvccpt.com

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Old 30 Oct 2004, 06:27 pm
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Congrats on your purchase!

I have a BTG strut brace and Eibach anti-sway bars (front & rears) and the handling has improved alot for me. I'm not able to take corners alot harder. I like the BTG's becuase they look very solid and have a nice look.

For more improved handling, you could also lower your PT. I chose not to, since I was worried about bottoming out on bumps & curves. Being that I'm not the only driver, I know it would happen often if I did lower it.
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Old 30 Oct 2004, 06:48 pm
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PTSleeper, welcome to this forum. Congrats on your new purchase.
Sounds like you got a good deal.Happy cruisen[^]
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Old 30 Oct 2004, 08:40 pm
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quote:Originally posted by crazie.eddie

Congrats on your purchase!

I have a BTG strut brace and Eibach anti-sway bars (front & rears) and the handling has improved alot for me. I'm not able to take corners alot harder.
Hey Eddie, don't you mean "I'm now able to take corners alot harder"????
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Old 30 Oct 2004, 09:29 pm
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hey-o!!
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Old 31 Oct 2004, 10:34 pm
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Welcome PTSleeper to a great forum.[^]
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Old 31 Oct 2004, 11:49 pm
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Welcome to the fun [8)] Wait until the mod bug bites or has it already?
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Old 01 Nov 2004, 03:50 am
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quote:Originally posted by Mike-in-Orange
Hey Eddie, don't you mean "I'm now able to take corners alot harder"????

Ooops. Yes, you're correct. Rushed the reply and typo'd.
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Congrats on your new car. You will love it. There are so many mods for it that you will go broke. Enjoy the car and the forum.
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