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Old 31 Mar 2004, 09:12 pm
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Hi all,,, while I'm new to this forum, I'm not new to car forums. I had been on several Buick forum's. I had restored a 1970 Buick GS 455, top to bottom. It ran low 12's (like 12:09).

I now have an '03 PT GT and love it. I just hung the btg cat back on it and installed the Airaid intake. I can definetly feel the difference. I do have a mental problem with the additional weight the resonator puts on the cat and the flex joint. It just seems to be a LOT more than the stock pipe, and I'm concerned with the stress that it'll add and shorten the life of the flex joint.

For those who missed it, an article on the 2.4 turbo in Hot Rod in September 03 issue can be found here,, http://www.hotrod.com/techarticles/engine/index1.html
It claims to be about the SRT-4, but they use the PT engine. It shows most of the changes in the block and engine parts. I saved it with powerpoint, plus I saved each photo individually.

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Old 31 Mar 2004, 09:24 pm
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Welcome GT Kruzr. I don't have the BTG catback so I don't know about the extra weight. I have the 2.5" Heartthrob catback and there isn't a resonator. Next month I'll be ordering scottmech's 3" down pipe and I can't wait to get that.
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Old 31 Mar 2004, 11:42 pm
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GT Kruzr, welcome to forum[^]
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 12:06 am
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I had the BTG catback for a while and I never had any problems with it.
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Old 01 Apr 2004, 01:12 pm
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GT Kruzr, welcome to the forum!
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Old 02 Apr 2004, 08:48 pm
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Thank you for the welcome..... I intend to crawl under there and see what I can do the extra backets from the muffler. I do have a welder available and can probably figure a way to use the rubber hangars and old brackets.

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Old 02 Apr 2004, 10:14 pm
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GT Kuzr, I have the BTG cat/back system and I agree with you. You would think there would be a hanger where the resonator ties into the cat. I have had mine on since Christmas with no problem. Love the sound.
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Welcome to the Forum! Hope you will find us helpfull and friendly! Most of us love the surroundings and chatting about our cars![8)]
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