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Old 12 Mar 2004, 03:21 pm
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Just was thinking (a rare occurence) - does the 180HP turbo have the same brakes as the base or does it get the GT brakes? My guess is that the GT gets bigger brakes, all other PTs have the same brakes, but I don't know for sure.[:I]
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Just was thinking (a rare occurence) - does the 180HP turbo have the same brakes as the base or does it get the GT brakes? My guess is that the GT gets bigger brakes, all other PTs have the same brakes, but I don't know for sure.[:I]
It is my understanding that the 180HP turbo gets the same brakes as the 150 HP. You are correct, only the GT gets the bigger brakes.
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So I'm guessing then that you'd just have to watch the SRT forums for someone to do a bigbrake upgrade and get their old calipers, and buy new rotors.

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So I'm guessing then that you'd just have to watch the SRT forums for someone to do a bigbrake upgrade and get their old calipers, and buy new rotors.

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SRT has same brakes at GT?

I am considering the Turbo lite (the 180 HP) and was wondering about brakes - I understand that now the ABS option doesn't get you rear discs.
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I am considering the Turbo lite (the 180 HP) and was wondering about brakes - I understand that now the ABS option doesn't get you rear discs.
Right you are. My Turbo Lite has front disks/rear drums but I swear it stops much faster than my 2000 Stratus ES with 4 wheel disks, so I'm plenty happy. Does it stop as fast as a PT GT with disks at all corners? I have to assume not (otherwise what's the point of 4 disks????). Yeah, there are some trade offs with the Turbo Lite (I'd like the 4 disks and AutoStick - I really liked that on the Stratus) but the Platinum Series is pretty sweet, and that S1 install is stupid easy to do on your own.

Yeah, decisions, decisions......
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Isn't the wheel bolt pattern different on the SRT-4s. If so the rotors will not fit?
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3BarBoost and I were having this same discussion a little while ago.

Courtesy of the Chrysler website:
Performance Antilock Four-Wheel Disc Brakes
MSRP: $825.00

This is an option for a Touring Edition with the 180 HP turbo engine. [You will not see this option UNLESS the 180 HP engine is already selected] So, yes, you can have ABS and 4-whel disc bakes on a Turbo lite.

What we didn't find out is: Does that 4-wheel disc/ABS option give you GT brakes or the regular 4-wheel discs? Sounds like a question to ask my service manager the next time I am in the neighborhood...

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front calipers on GT are 5mm wider than the n/a cruisers.
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Don't know if this is true for the PTs but in the neons the disc/disc setup is actually heavier than the disc/drum setup. The disc/drum setup performs just aswell unless you start road racing (SCCA)

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The SRT and GT have the same bolt pattern for rims. A few SRT's really like the look of the 17" chrome GT wheels too...
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