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Old 16 May 2011, 11:55 pm
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First thread so don't roast me too bad. I have a 04 Pt GT with a auto trans. and its about time to have a little fun with it. I want to get better performance / sound / looks but NOT kill the mpg... I already get about 18 since I only drive city. Anyways, its completely stock except i did do the airbox mod. ngk sparks, new air filter, liquids, engine mounts...etc so maintenance is perfect.
I'm looking to spend 600 ish bucks for now. I'm about to order a boost gage and a mopar bov (I know... those are just looks and sound aspect, not performance)
Any ideas? THANKS!
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:01 am
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don't know much about the GT's but welcome to the site anyways, glad to have you. I'm Danny, my PT is Eve and we say hello from San Antonio.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:08 am
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Hello from Kennesaw, GA
still looking for a name... so far its just been my baby.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:09 am
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don't worry about, she'll tell you when she's ready.
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Old 17 May 2011, 12:31 am
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My advice?

Get a Stage 1 from Taggert - Stage 1's For sale.

Best 550 bucks you'll spend considering you have an automatic transmission. Tell him Kawi/K9 sent you
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Old 17 May 2011, 05:18 am
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+1 on the stage1 for us automatics. It'll change her over to a whole other car. It upps the boost a little, quicker and firmer shifts and basically a good solid platform to start out with.
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227 HP and 281 TQ

new best of 14.56 1/4 mile on 7/25/12 still using the canned tune from my diablosport predator.

*Stage 1, DSP w/93 canned tune, 3" o2 housing, 3" FWDPerformance downpipe with cutout. Bwoody solid mounts. AMX1397 TTAB with K&n drop in filter and airbox mod. AMX1397 lower pipe and AMX1397 uppipe with HKS BOV
* stock nsrt rims powdercoated black, chrome pillars.
* 3 gauge pod w/ aem wideband, Autometer ultralite oil pressure and 30/30 boost, Mopar 8" sub.*

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Old 17 May 2011, 10:02 am
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Thanks guys will do. But what will that do to my mpg?
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Old 17 May 2011, 10:16 am
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Some have seen an increase. Myself I've seen decrease because my foot just goes too far down on the throttle.

I drive it like I stole it.
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Now a slow 2009 Pontiac vibe 2.4l 5-speed.
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=9656&dateline=1247691  818

227 HP and 281 TQ

new best of 14.56 1/4 mile on 7/25/12 still using the canned tune from my diablosport predator.

*Stage 1, DSP w/93 canned tune, 3" o2 housing, 3" FWDPerformance downpipe with cutout. Bwoody solid mounts. AMX1397 TTAB with K&n drop in filter and airbox mod. AMX1397 lower pipe and AMX1397 uppipe with HKS BOV
* stock nsrt rims powdercoated black, chrome pillars.
* 3 gauge pod w/ aem wideband, Autometer ultralite oil pressure and 30/30 boost, Mopar 8" sub.*

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Old 17 May 2011, 02:47 pm
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Hahaha yah i drive it soft but thats mainly cause of gas prices..... Also, wont the car reset itself if i try tuning it?, or does the stage one over rule that?..... exactly what do i need in order to do the stage 1. Thanks
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Old 17 May 2011, 03:49 pm
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In order to do the Stage 1 you need to;

Purchase one. These are extremely hard to come by, especially for models equipped with an automatic transmission. Buy the one I linked you.

Get it flashed to your vin. Send the PCM to;

Flight Systems
33820 Riviera Dr
Fraser, MI 48026
586-888-0010

Hours of business are 8 - 5 Eastern

You can also go to any local Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep dealership and have them;

*Use their DRB scan tool you retrieve your SKIM pin code. They will then use that code and reflash your PCM to match that of your VIN. Ask for a quick-transmission learn (takes about 15minutes or so).

You can get this done for as little as nothing (free) or up to 50-100 bucks depending on the dealership. There is no real 'set price'.

*Note: This is done with the Stage 1 PCM already in your vehicle. You will need to drive your car to the dealership and park it. While you're there, you'll need to swap your stock PCM out for the Stage 1 PCM.*
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