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Old 21 Feb 2011, 05:33 pm
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Hello folks
I have an 03 2.0L touring man and want to put more power in to it i dont have a turbo but would like to put one in is this possable i know i can change the air filter and put in better leads and coil. could i change the gear box to get more out of it because it sounds that im reving the nuts of it in 5th gear.
any help would be great thanks dan
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Old 21 Feb 2011, 06:04 pm
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Default Re: how to put in more power

the megasquirt forum will be your friend for this. find the neon section on that forum and you should find all the info you want on fuel management and forced induction
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Old 21 Feb 2011, 06:48 pm
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either that or try tho's guys are all about performance. you might want to leave the coil alone just change the wires, If that's the coil you were talking about.
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Old 22 Feb 2011, 05:20 pm
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The PT is a heavy tank. The non turbo engine does not respond well to power mods. Gotta go with a turbo if you want decent power and you can add more power down the road.
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Old 22 Feb 2011, 07:56 pm
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The 2.0 DOHC was ideally suited for a very light car, I love them.

As 2004GTMan said, the PT isn't a light car. It revs high, likely as it has the
5th .81 / 3.94 transmission, don't worry about it. Changing to a .72 gear would
take some time, it's doable if you have a press.
The far right gear on the lower shaft is EZ if you have a c-clip plier, but the far
left gear on the upper shaft is pressed on, it take a lot to remove. I have
the .81 in stock, but they come and go quickly. Cheap.

I don't see that engine listed on the transmission chart, so am only guessing.
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