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Old 03 Apr 2008, 11:34 pm
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I bought a new 06 PT basic model last year (Inferno Red). Just recently did 18" wheels, rollpan, exhaust, etc. Looks very cool now, but no power to back it up. Are whipple superchargers still available or hahn turbo kits? Should I just purchase a Jegs performance module? I have a turbo talon I race SCCA with, not looking for 500hp like it makes, but would like to juice it with another 50hp+ if possible. I see Nitros kits for $600, but I am not racing the thing, just need more power pulling onto the highway or driving off from a stop light.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 02:04 pm
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I have seen the Whipples around still listed on the net, but no Jackson kits. They all say 2000-2002, though. So not sure why they say they won't work, not like that would stop me from trying though.

I was thinking about one, but am OK for now as I have stick shift, and I want to keep my lifetime powertrain warranty. Not sure it'd be a good idea anyways, though. There's enough torquesteer as is now. I think it'd torque steer like crazy with FI.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 02:21 pm
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Why not trade up for a turbo?
(the heck with gas prices!)
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 02:58 pm
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Hey sooner, love your PT. I originally bought the PT because I wanted to rebuild another big sound system. Did that, now I lowered it, put on 18 inch wheels, will have the rollpan in a few days and dual exhaust. Like most of my projects, I did not plan on them, they just grew into projects.

I now wish I bought a turbo to begin with, but to get one now, I would have to sell mine, take off all the stuff, transplant the audio system, etc. More work than I wish to do again. Thats too much money invested that would have to be given away because I could not sell a 06 much beyound its plain book value. Argh... Why do my hobbies always cost so much

Basically I think the car needs about 40-50hp more to be as respectable as it is good looking. Not a racer, not a rice burner, simply have good looks, and a little muscle under all that pretty skin.
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Old 05 Apr 2008, 07:01 pm
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Old 08 Apr 2008, 07:02 pm
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Auto or stick? From '04 or '05 on, they took 2 clutch packs out of the auto. Turbos still have 4 clutch packs, so if you get a turbo, go easy on the boost, or get a built-up tranny.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 05:25 pm
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Its an auto tranny. Not sure how strong they are.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 05:38 pm
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Its an auto tranny. Not sure how strong they are.
Definitely a weak link. Been there.
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 05:55 pm
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Argh.. This is not like my Eagle Talon TSI race car, was easy making 500hp. I am struggling trying to get my PT to 200hp :-)

What if I did no turbo but tried the old aspirated tricks.

Header + exhaust + ported head + cams+ larger throttle body + AFC controller

Does that sound like 40hp, or does that sound like mis-spent money?
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Old 09 Apr 2008, 06:34 pm
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Check out Bob Stockum. He knows the 2.4L really well. He is also the turbo guru for the PT.

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