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Old 22 Sep 2009, 02:29 pm
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Default 07 PT plugs

I have an 07 PT with 38K miles. I have heard that original equipment plugs are dogs, and my PT does not accelerate very well. It is non-turbo. Would like a little more spunk. Would replacing plugs with something better w/or w/o plug wires help? If so, what plugs would you suggest?
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 02:51 pm
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

I'm pretty sure the '07s have Champion Platinum plugs in them now and black Mopar wires. You probably won't see much difference in performance even moving up to Iridium. You might think about dropping in a K&N filter.

Honestly though the non-turbo PT isn't a fast car without spending thousands on mods. Thats just the way it is. It is called a CRUISER ya know
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 03:15 pm
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

I agree with everything said above except that Chrysler never put in Champion Platinum plugs from the factory. The Champions are what we are recommending to anyone coming to the forum along with any decent brand of plug wires. The stock wires aren't very good and break down easily.

As said above ....it's a CRUISER. A little better intake and maybe a free flowing exhaust will help but don't expect it to change it's nature.

You say it's a dog but if it's well maintained, it will keep up with 95% of the cars on the road, cruise at 80+ and hit a top speed of around 110. If you need to go faster, trade it in for a turbo.
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

Thanks for info. Just trying to get a little smoother acceleration for what power I have.

What is a K&N filter?
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 03:22 pm
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It's an air filter that will either fit right into the existing air filter box or have a different intake that eliminates the OEM air box. It's good for 1,000,000 miles if you clean and re-oil it about every 25,000 miles. It lets more air pass thru it that the OEM filter.

K&N High Performance Air Filters, Oil Filters, & Air Intakes - Official K&N Engineering Site
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 03:23 pm
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

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Thanks for info. Just trying to get a little smoother acceleration for what power I have.

What is a K&N filter?

K&N High Performance Air Filters, Oil Filters, & Air Intakes - Official K&N Engineering Site
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Old 22 Sep 2009, 07:59 pm
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My stock wires started to give me "misses" and "skips" well before 38,000.
Get some good brand name wires, and a set of plugs (the Champions are fine) - gap at 0.040.
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Old 23 Sep 2009, 11:14 am
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

Thanks to all you gents that responded. I think I'm going to do the Champions and some new wires and see how my little red hot rod responds to that. Sure wish Chrysler hadn't discontinued the PT. Maybe someone will come along and buy the brand and continue producing them.
Only issue I have with mine is the horn...it's wimpy. Anyone know of a replacement horn with some cajones?

Thanks again.

Joel
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Old 23 Sep 2009, 11:48 am
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Welcome to the forum Joel, you could add a high tone horn next to the low tone horn you have now by tapping into the horn wires. That's one thing I'll be doing to mine.
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Old 23 Sep 2009, 12:01 pm
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Default Re: 07 PT plugs

True the K & N passes more air - but it passes more dirt too - and dirt causes wear on your engine. The stock filter is more than adequate when replaced as appropriate for your driving conditions.

In my diesel GM Duramax truck for example, the K & N and other brands have been shown by independant tests to all pass more dirt than stock - and even throw codes. I expect 50K out of my OEM blue Donaldson airfilter in the truck, being driven mainly in non-dusty Seattle area.

I run NGK Iridium IX plugs in all my rigs that take plugs - Iridium is a step up from Platinum.

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