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Old 25 Aug 2002, 03:22 am
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I am looking for people that have put a supercharger's on their pt cruisers and or recommendations for the best supercharges for my pt. I have a 02 pt cruiser with borla dual exhaust cat-back system and a 4-2-1 header. I have a K&N intake system and it howls when you step on it. I want to knowck the socks off of my friends PT Turbo 03 how would you go about doing this staying smog legal and still using no NOS.

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Old 03 Sep 2002, 11:11 am
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Your best bet would be to trade-in your 02 for your own 03 Turbo! Then add a better exhaust and intake system. Then you should be able to best him. Otherwise, you'll have to pony up another $2,500~$3,000 for a Hahn turbo and hope you don't blow up the engine, seeing as the 02 stock engine is not beefed up like the 03 Turbo engine. Best of luck!

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Old 07 Sep 2002, 11:47 am
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Dave may be right but there are other options...I'm running crane -10 cams,bassoni single,air aide intake,hedman 4-2-1,crane wires and ignition,with bstockum cam tensioner upgrade. My car is '01 5 speed with B&M sport shifter. I've driven new turbo auto and my own seat of parts feel says I can stay with the auto turbo with my setup. It could be the turbo I tried wasn't up to snuff who knows but I'm really satisfied with my current setup and still getting mileage as high as 30.1 . The cam setup completely changes the engine characterics. But for anyone going this route please upgrade your cam belt tensioner setup to something other than the present one, I didn't and after 250 miles the stock tensioner broke and bent all my exhaust valves. I now have well over 1000 miles on the repaired engine and love it!

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Well, as said in here. Why dont you just go for the GT 03?. Why spend 3,000 or 4,000 more in a turbo system when you can buy a new car?.
I have also though about putting a Hahn turbo system, but I was afarid something would broke up as the engine is not designed ot tuned for this kind of punishment.
I will buy a GT as besides the turbo add, there are also some cooling modifications made to the cruiser, and you will have the factory guarantee it will not broke up and it it does you will pay nothing for repairment. And you can always say "I have a GT Cruiser" and not saying "I have spent 4,000 in enhancements BUT still is just a PT" see the difference?
Just a tought.

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I searched for a turbo or supercharger for my 2001 PT, all the manufacturers (Hahn & Whipple) said their products just bolt on.

I spoke with some owners around the world and found this not the case!

In the end I booked my car in with AVO here in Australia, for approx $3000 USD (drive in drive out) I got a turbo done right with the following:
New exhaust, New over sized injector valves, Hi PSI fuel pump, 12lb boost, slave computers, variable boost control, boost gauge, new intakes, intercooler and a few other goodies!

The Hahn system I am told uses the old injectors and simply places a hi PSI fuel pump on them, people have told me how the lines have ruptured and fuel sprayed everywhere, in a couple of cases the car went up in flames! In Australia using the Hahn system without an intercooler would be stupid, the car would cook in 5 mins with our hot summer temps!

One PT Owner in Europe who is a Chrysler dealer and qualified Chrysler mechanic put a whipple on his PT and the valaves burnt out in under 25 miles, despite a lot of money he still has not got his Whipple to work and is about to bin the Whipple and look at other solutions.

AVO export around the world, if anyone is interested they can drop me a line at rmaudio@rmaudio.com.au and I can put them in touch.
With the Aussie dollar worth a lot less that the USD there is good reason to look down under for some PT performance parts.

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Old 14 Sep 2008, 08:05 pm
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i have an 01 pt crusier with a whipple supercharger and it is totally worth getting, with out it the car has no power at all in comparsin. i get 225 hp just after adding the charger so it is totally worth it
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You had a N/A cruiser and then put the charger in there?

Where and how much?
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i would like to know were and how much also, and if there is any turbo kits for the n/a 2.4 also if anyone knows

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Like has been said, it would be better to sell you current PT and buy a new turbo one. You can turbo most cars and run low boost pretty safely, but you will spend SO much money if you want to do it right, that it's only worth it if the "custom" idea appeals to you enough. If you decide to go custom turbo you're going to need a ton of supporting modifications, and the cost will add up fast. Hard pipes, intercooler, larger injectors, boost controller, wide band, dyno time, tuning software, huge labor costs if you can't do it all yourself, plus the turbo kit itself...the list is endless. In the end you'll end up running 5-10 psi. The NA engine just isn't built for forced induction.
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Like has been said, it would be better to sell you current PT and buy a new turbo one. You can turbo most cars and run low boost pretty safely, but you will spend SO much money if you want to do it right, that it's only worth it if the "custom" idea appeals to you enough. If you decide to go custom turbo you're going to need a ton of supporting modifications, and the cost will add up fast. Hard pipes, intercooler, larger injectors, boost controller, wide band, dyno time, tuning software, huge labor costs if you can't do it all yourself, plus the turbo kit itself...the list is endless. In the end you'll end up running 5-10 psi. The NA engine just isn't built for forced induction.
Thanks .

I guess I can cross "Turbo" off of my list of things I want...lol
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