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Old 28 Jun 2007, 02:35 pm
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Default '06 Touring Model power increases

What can be done to increase power on the standard Touring Edition engine ?
I've seen write ups on dual exhaust etc., but I'm an old Chevy V8 guy and what exactly does dual exhaust do for a 4 cylinder engine ? Duals on a V8 do quite a bit, but what exactly does 4 cylinders split in two do ? A 4 cylinder is what it is, unless turbocharged, isn't it ? The '06 Touring I have does what I want it do, gets mileage, has space, good looking and fun to drive , but I'd love to get more power from it if possible .

What chip upgrades or mods can be done (already aware of K&N filter mods - on my Magnum and Kawasaki tour bike, did a bunch) to put more go in the Touring PT ? Again, how much can be squeezed from the 4 banger ?
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 02:56 pm
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Catback duals sound nice, no increase in power. I am not aware of any chips, but I'm sure if something is available someone will chime in.

I have a 2006 Limited and it does what I want. If I drive between 65 & 70 highway I am looking at MPG only. I have gotten as much as 28-30 on different tanks of gas.

A 4 banger is not a car for POWER!!!
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Catback duals sound nice, no increase in power. I am not aware of any chips, but I'm sure if something is available someone will chime in.

I have a 2006 Limited and it does what I want. If I drive between 65 & 70 highway I am looking at MPG only. I have gotten as much as 28-30 on different tanks of gas.

A 4 banger is not a car for POWER!!!
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 09:44 am
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Default Re: '06 Touring Model power increases

Bados, What are your recommendations then ? I have to agree and although I bought the car for mileage, would love to get some more power out of it. But, a 4 banger is a 4 banger, I have to agree. Have rarely ever seen a 4 cylinder car with much get up and go. I hear the turbo does well, but what about a standard induction system engine ?
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Old 01 Jul 2007, 11:10 pm
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The N/A PT doesn't really lend itself well to power mods, unless you go a bit extreme and do the full Hahn Racecraft turbo setup, but I don't think that's what you're looking for!! Most cold air intakes on the market are actually hot air intakes and won't really gain you anything, nor will a dual exhaust. Well, they look good and some of them sound great too, but they won't give you much power.

As for 4 cylinder engines not being conducive to speed - there are a few guys over at PTCrew.com who are now running very, very low 12 second 1/4 mile times with their turbo PT Cruisers. They are NOT spraying nitrous, and the cars are daily drivers. With a little tuning two of them should break into the high 11 second bracket very soon. If that ain't fast for a daily drive street car, I don't know what is. Oh, ye of little faith
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While a dual exhaust in itself doesn't do squat, a free-flowing exhaust will help. Take a look a BTG - you can look straight thru their exhaust - THAT's free-flow!
An intake like an AirAid or K&N FIPK that have "dams" around the filter also help.
I did intake & exhaust on both my PTs and will do it on my next PT, too...
Do both and you'll notice the improvement, but you won't snap your neck...
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Gentlemen, if you check his post, he wants POWER, if he had said SPEED the answers could have been different.
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