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Old 28 Jun 2003, 08:39 pm
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ok dont yell at me i need some answers and opinions bout some performance things for the pt's, my pt is slow as ever and im not wanting to spend 3-4 grand on a super charger or a turbo so what kinda cool little things can i get to help with the performance? i have an exhaust and intake right now but what bout raditor or pullies or headers? what u all think
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Old 29 Jun 2003, 09:12 am
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Cheap and easy would be Nitrous. You can typically run a 150HP kit with no damage to the engine, but *DO NOT* get greedy! Nitrous Express sells good 'wet' kits. Should run you about $500 for a basic kit before any add-ons like a bottle warmer, remote opener, etc.I would also go with basic bolt-ons like a header, air intake, and a good freash-air hood.
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Old 29 Jun 2003, 11:01 am
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Watch out Jack.
A 150hp kit on a 4 cylinder PT with powdered metal rods would only work once!

I've installed a lot of nitrous, and tuned a lot of PTs.
About 75hp is all the engine internals will handle.
I have photos of bent rods.

I own a performance shop and have a nitrous refilling station.
There's a lot more to it than just bolting on a kit and pushing the button.

There's a NitrousWorks installation guide here:
http://www.ptdoityourself.net/ptnitrousguide.html

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Old 29 Jun 2003, 05:45 pm
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Well, that's what Nitrous Express has always claimed, but I don't have any first-hand knowledge. I know I would get greedy with it.

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Old 30 Jun 2003, 05:56 pm
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IM ACUTALLY LIL NERVIOUS BOUT NOS ONLY REASON IS CUZ IVE SEEN FRIENDS BLOW THERE MOTORS WITH IT BUT I GUESS IW OULD BE KINDA COOL TO HAVE IT JUST TO SAY I HAVE IT LOL OH BTW THE FLAMES START ANYWERE FROM 3500 AND UP GO TO WWW.AUTOARTBYTHEKID.COM TO GET MORE INFO AND CALL CHARLES TELL HIM THE GIRL WITH THE PT SENT U
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Old 04 Jul 2003, 11:48 am
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I header would be a good next step since you already changed exhaust and intake.
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Old 04 Jul 2003, 09:20 pm
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How slow is slow? How much faster do you want it? Do you have an automatic or manual tranny? You already have the cold air intake and exhaust.
I agree a header might be the next step. It will cost anywhere from $200.00-$300.00. plus the cost of having it installed..unless you do it yourself.
NOS system will cost about $500.00-650.00 (with all the extras) Plus it costs about 40.00-50.00 to refill a 10 lbs bottle.
You shouldn't raise your horsepower up past 75 extra horses without expensive engine modifications or you will get what your friends got-Blown engines.
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Old 17 Jul 2003, 11:17 pm
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off topic question.....PT CHIX, what size are your wheels?
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Old 17 Jul 2003, 11:18 pm
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btw, you could try this for a performance increase:

http://www.kennebell.net/accessories...optimizer2.htm
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Old 18 Jul 2003, 09:28 am
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Try things like a header, a 180 degree thermostat, Magnecore plug wires, increasing the gap in the plugs slightly, etc.These things will slightly give you an edge on the other NA PT with no mods.Also check into underdrive pulleys, cams, etc.Basically, you can go as fast as your wallet.....or purse, will alow you to.

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