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Old 13 Feb 2013, 09:18 pm
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can anybody tell me if there is a difference in the suspension between the turbo gt's and the regular pts mine is wrecked on the right front and i have to replace pretty much everything on the right front and i was just wondering wether i could get parts for just a normal pt at the junk yard to fix it we dont have any turbos at are junk yards up here mine is a 2005 gt convertible
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Old 13 Feb 2013, 10:36 pm
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I believe the turbo have bigger calipers. Try from srt4 they are the same calipers. eBay some times you can find used ones
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Your brake system is designed to work with the larger GT (*similar on some other model Chrysler models) calipers and corresponding other brake components in the complete braking system on your GT. By installing smaller brake parts on the front where 75% of your braking is accomplished may disrupt designed adjusted OEM brake bias reducing your braking force and increasing your stopping distance.
Not really a good idea!

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Here I found a full set from SRT4 for you.
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Here is the part number and info
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thanks for the info on the brakes im still wondering about the lower control arm and strut and all that stuff
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Not likely you could hurt the caliper and bracket on yours. But I am concerned about the k frame. It is easy to bend it were the front mount for the control arm connects. It can be repaired, but need to do a lot of cross measuring to get it right. May be better to replace in your case. Pics.
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thanks for the info on the brakes im still wondering about the lower control arm and strut and all that stuff
Just to add a bit more detail.....
The brake components, including the rotors are different. The half axles are different because of the different transmission widths. The struts may be valved slightly different but should be close. (I believe the part numbers are different.) And the same for the springs. About the only pieces that are common would be the hub and lower control arm.
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Just to add a bit more detail.....
The brake components, including the rotors are different. The half axles are different because of the different transmission widths. The struts may be valved slightly different but should be close. (I believe the part numbers are different.) And the same for the springs. About the only pieces that are common would be the hub and lower control arm.
I looked into this a few months ago this is what I found.
You can do a oem brake up grade for the drum rear to disc as well upgrade from the smaller front brakes to the larger GT or Turbo model PT as long as you replace all the parts. The brake master cylinder appear to all be the same as long as you get either with or without ABS? But not 100% on that one because it was not info I needed so didn't research beyond simple listings.
The struts are all the same no valving difference as well the spring coil springs. Some have different part numbers for different years but they all seem to cross back and forth with oem numbers that means they are interchangeable. Also I don't believe any of the aftermarket companies that have OEM replacement struts or springs have separate listing for Turbo or convertible model PT's.
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