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Old 10 Apr 2016, 05:11 am
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Hi im wondering if there are any more powerful motors that fit my 06 pt it a toy im building for my brother and looking if it can take anything more than a stock engine?
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Yep, you can jam a hemi in there if you're willing to do the work. And there's a LOT of it to do. Just google hemi PT Cruiser and see what shows up.
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LOL The 2.4 has the potential to make between 130 and 550+ hp.. I think that is more then enough power for a none tubed or framed PT Cruiser?


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The factory rating for the base PT 2.4 is 150.
GTs, starting in 2003, have the 215 HP Turbo engines.
The base Turbo, starting in about 2004--5?, is rated at 185.

Those are the factory choices. Interchanging into your 2006 would, I think, be best to find a 2006-up 185 Turbo or 2006-up 215 GT Turbo. Various wiring and computer swap or reprogramming would necessary.

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ok cool he has the plain jane base model non turbo 06 he got for $600 its missfiring and 4th gear pops out but other than that its in great condition just looking at decking it out for him
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ok cool he has the plain jane base model non turbo 06 he got for $600 its missfiring and 4th gear pops out but other than that its in great condition just looking at decking it out for him
It's perfectly reasonable to ask this kind of question. However, right now the GT models are only worth slightly more than the non-turbo models. So the best and likely cheapest way to increase the power of a non-turbo PT is to simply sell it and buy a GT. I did this myself. And the GT only cost a couple of hundred dollars more than I got when I sold my non-turbo PT.

And once you have a GT, there's lots of straight-forward ways to increase horsepower even further. Starting from a base model PT, you will have to spend a lot of money for only what will likely be modest gains. It's cheaper and easier to start with a GT.

That said, if it was me I would help my friend sort out the problems with his PT, clean it up as much as possible for resale and then sell it with the aim of getting a GT. If he bought the base PT for $600, he could well be looking at $2,000 or better profit if the car can be fixed and is very clean.
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Get it straightened out, drive it down here and I'll swap you my 03 GT for it. Then y'all can have all the fun you want to have!
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The factory rating for the base PT 2.4 is 150.
GTs, starting in 2003, have the 215 HP Turbo engines.
The base Turbo, starting in about 2004--5?, is rated at 185.

Those are the factory choices. Interchanging into your 2006 would, I think, be best to find a 2006-up 185 Turbo or 2006-up 215 GT Turbo. Various wiring and computer swap or reprogramming would necessary.

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there is no difference in the turbo engines except the 03 has a smaller injectors than all others. All are capable of the same HP. Years with different HP railings were PCM programming. Hardware is the same. So if you have a turbo. Get a tuner. That will unlock a lot of HP.
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Get it straightened out, drive it down here and I'll swap you my 03 GT for it. Then y'all can have all the fun you want to have!
easier said than done lol i live in Alaska
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easier said than done lol i live in Alaska
Sounds like a fun road trip to me.
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