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Old 25 Apr 2013, 02:40 am
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Hello all

Got me an 04 GT a few days ago and im loving this one. have a few questions to ask about it.

Do I have to use 93 octane gas or is it just recommended?
Are certain spark plugs/wires recommended?
What is "high output"? Autostick?

I had more questions but at. 3am they seem to escape me lol
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 03:09 am
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Hello all

Got me an 04 GT a few days ago and im loving this one. have a few questions to ask about it.

Do I have to use 93 octane gas or is it just recommended?
Are certain spark plugs/wires recommended?
What is "high output"? Autostick?

I had more questions but at. 3am they seem to escape me lol
1 I tried to use mid grade and when If I hit the gas too hard it knocked. So I'd say yes.
2. I use NGK, most of the Srt 4 guys use the same. Wires are a sore subject some will say stock is fine some will say after market. I just got a set of 8.5 MSD installing them on Friday.
3. High output means your Hp is 220. The turbo lite(not gt) has less hp.
Auto stick is great. (maybe not as good as a 5 spd) Shift it into 1 and punch it and it will shift at about 6k. It will shift 2nd and 3rd but wont shift into OD on its own.
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 07:02 am
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The Turbo guys say NOT to use and kind of Platinum plugs on the turbo engines. Copper plugs are fine.
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If you don't have a stage one computer then it is a recommended thing. Some have said they always run regular. With a little los of performance.
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91 is required for a stock unmodded PtGT. you can get knock as you did if you use lower octane (unless you have a tune for it). i saw Kn when i tried 87 without my DSP 87 tune.
i would change out all of your fluids.

i use and love the NGK 4306 V-power copper spark plugs.
Napa sells these as does a few other places. $1.75-2.50 in the normal price range per set. Napa gives Military/AAA discounts on them.



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Hello all

Got me an 04 GT a few days ago and im loving this one. have a few questions to ask about it.

1) Do I have to use 93 octane gas or is it just recommended?
2) Are certain spark plugs/wires recommended?
3)What is "high output"? Autostick?

I had more questions but at. 3am they seem to escape me lol
1) Use what your owners manual recommends. Personally I would just use 91+ octane always.

2) If you do not have much history with these parts and general self maintenance of vehicles I would play it safe and just go get MOPAR (OEM) replacements and spark plug recommendations from a Chrysler dealership near you. This way if you have any problems they are there to help you.

3) That question was cover by other members.
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Old 25 Apr 2013, 01:09 pm
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What is stage one and how do I know if I have that? I've been using 91 octane and dont notice any reduction in performance, so I'm on the right track. I asked about the spark plugs because anytime I get a car I usually do a tune up. And I guess I've trained myself well. I've had my share of PT's and Dodge vehicles, the service department knows me well as I always service my vehicles regularly. They will be happy to see me this week
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What is stage one and how do I know if I have that? I've been using 91 octane and dont notice any reduction in performance, so I'm on the right track. **I asked about the spark plugs because anytime I get a car I usually do a tune up. And I guess I've trained myself well. I've had my share of PT's and Dodge vehicles, the service department knows me well as I always service my vehicles regularly. They will be happy to see me this week

**Then I would recommend to get a single electrode spark plug that you can gap between .033 -.043 and change them out about every 10-15K or sooner.
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What is stage one and how do I know if I have that? I've been using 91 octane and dont notice any reduction in performance, so I'm on the right track. I asked about the spark plugs because anytime I get a car I usually do a tune up. And I guess I've trained myself well. I've had my share of PT's and Dodge vehicles, the service department knows me well as I always service my vehicles regularly. They will be happy to see me this week
A stage one is a ECU or PCM *engine control unit, powertrain control module* its basically the brain of the car, it sends the different parts of the cars signals that controls the function of the motor.

If your car is stock you DO NOT have a stage 1. you just have a generic.

Replacing it entails getting the ECU *$500-700* then having it programmed to the cars VIN number so that it will work *dealer or competent mechanic needed to do this, not a do it yourself job* To go with it you NEED high output fuel injectors *they will spray a larger amount of fuel into the chamber than the sock ones*, if you leave the stock ones on and put in a upgraded ECU it will give you issues.

There are a few threads in the turbo forums explaining all of this in detail much greater knowledge than I have :-)
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if you want a stage 1 PCM. i can get you one.
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