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Old 31 Oct 2008, 04:36 pm
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Default Can Base upgrade to Turbo

Recently picked up a Silver base model 2007 convertible with 9k miles for $12,000. Seemed pretty reasonable way to get into a car that I've wanted for a very long time. - good timing to, knowing that they're gonna stop making them soon.

Can the base engine be upgraded to the turbo?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 31 Oct 2008, 10:25 pm
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This was discussed a lot when the GT's came out. From what I recall, lot of people were saying that by the time you got through, .... you could have paid for a Turbo charged PT from Chrysler.

There used to be supercharger kits that you could add to the standard engine, Kahn I think was the name.

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Old 01 Nov 2008, 09:58 am
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Default Re: Can Base upgrade to Turbo

Based on this Chrysler PT Cruiser superchargers and turbochargers looks like there are a couple of manufacturers.

AGP Turbochargers, Inc. :: PT Cruiser GT T3/T04 Turbocharger Upgrade Kit There's another.

Try your google-fu. I'm sure there's other stuff out there.
Maybe. Maybe not.

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Old 01 Nov 2008, 02:06 pm
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Lots of time and lots of money, especially if you have someone else do the work. As SRG said, it would be cheaper in the long run to just get a turbo car, but if you have the time, know how and money it can be done.
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Old 01 Nov 2008, 05:04 pm
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Default Re: Can Base upgrade to Turbo

Thanks all, it does look like it's going to be more $$ and work than it's worth. There's no "bolt on" solution and the step to the 220+ hp version is a no go. Oh well, I'll just enjoy it the way it is.

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