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Old 21 May 2004, 01:03 am
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Default What to do with a low output 2.4T?

I was doing some research and I'm 90% sure the mopar stage kits wont work. Knowing that the GT autostick and the Touring Edition automatic uses diffrent computers, I doupt that this will work. Maybe the engine tuning would help? But even if the computer is compatible I doupt my mom wants to pay for premium gas.

Yes this is for my moms PT.

Anyways what can one do with this car? I took a look in the airbox and I notice some removable restrictions, so I took those out. Without spending a ton of money, is there any other freebie mods out there?

Also my mom dislikes the turbo cooling and gas mileage. I'm already getting a turbo timer, but what is out there for exhaust and intercooler piping? I figure unrestricting these two things should loosen up some gas mileage. Assuming my mom keeps off of the pedal.
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Old 21 May 2004, 01:17 am
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I believe that the stage 1 computer will work. I believe that you will get Mopar's advertised numbers. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.

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Old 21 May 2004, 03:51 am
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Stage 1 will work on a turbo lite (180 hp). Your hp will be the same as adding a Stage 1 to a '04 GT, 235 or 240 hp (depending on who you believe). My mpg went up 2 mpg after adding Stage 1 to my '03 GT. I'm running a 2 1/2" Heartthrob catback single flow through exhaust and have Adam's UCP (throttle body to intercooler pipe). As of right now I know of nobody selling a intercooler pipe on the hot side of the intercooler.

This is a pic of Adam's UCP with my HKS bov on it. It is awesome and my GT really pulls harder through the gears now.
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Old 21 May 2004, 05:41 am
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The previous posts are correct. The cheapest, best power mod you can make to the Turbo-lite is Stage 1. BUT, it will require the use of premium gas. I don't like using anything but premium in my '03 GT and I certainly would not advise anyone to run anything less than premium with a Stage kit.

You can get a Stage 1 kit for less than the cost of a good after market exhaust and the difference in power will be remarkable. UCP's, free flowing exhausts, less restrictive intakes, etc will help but won't get you Stage 1 power.

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Old 21 May 2004, 01:35 pm
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hey mean green, does that UCP stay cooler than the stock rubber pipe? I mean does the powder coat help with any thermoprotection?
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Old 21 May 2004, 03:16 pm
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But will the S1 computer work on an auto, that is the Q he is asking. I know in the 5spd it doesn't matter, but will it make a difference between auto and autostick?

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Old 21 May 2004, 05:15 pm
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Doesn't Mike-in-Orange have Stage 1 with on his '04 180 hp turbo with automatic? He seems to be a very happy camper with that setup.
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Old 21 May 2004, 05:32 pm
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Check out this thread: http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...2C180HP%2Cauto

It apparently works fine.
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Old 21 May 2004, 07:31 pm
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quote:Originally posted by 98 Neon Driver

But will the S1 computer work on an auto, that is the Q he is asking...............

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[?] Yes it will [?]
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Old 21 May 2004, 08:48 pm
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SHWEEET! LOL

I cant wait to see the look on my mom face when she first stomp on the gas with the stage 1 kit! [}][}][}]

Thanks guys!
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