PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > Tech & Performance Forum

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Catbacks

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 14 Aug 2004, 11:46 am
gonzomania's Avatar
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Delran, NJ, USA.
Posts: 1,185
Send a message via AIM to gonzomania
Default Catbacks

I'm alittle confused on this subject, will a catback exhaust system
increase horsepower and increase gas mileage because of less backflow or just horsepower? Does anybody have the site on what they actually sound like on the cruiser?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 14 Aug 2004, 01:00 pm
Senior Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Orange, CA, USA.
Posts: 1,019
Default

pt-tuning.com has some sound files of their system, which I have installed on my car. In my opinion, and experience, a cat back exhaust won't accomplish much other than lightening your wallet and making your car sound cool. Having said that, I love my BTG cat/back duals - the way they look, the way they sound, etc. I can't honestly say that I noticed an increase in power or mileage.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 14 Aug 2004, 04:35 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Posts: 262
Send a message via AIM to bigtommy83
Default

It is noticable if you have a more restrictive exhaust put on and then put a free flowing exhaust on like I did. I put on a muffler that was more or less meant for an NA PT instead of my PT. Then I put on a Flowmaster and there was a world of difference. The thing is it all depends on how much more flow through the system there is than the original. Most catbacks have the same flow characteristics as the factory. The only way you are going to tell a differene is a high flow cat and 3 inch exhaust, after you put a 4-2-1 header on your NA PT.
__________________

\'04 GT 5-speed, Brand X, Air Force One Intake, Custom Flowmaster Exhaust (retired), SRT-4 exhaust no resonators, AGP Wastegate, Crusher Kit, Former Chrome Package, Mopar BOV, Custom Sub Box, Mopar Pillar Gauges, Hood Scoop, MBC, Stage 1, Mopar Stage 1 Springs, Hurst STS
Future Plans: Custom Intercooler Sprayer, 2-tone Paint Job
\"Hondas are like cigarettes, everyone cool smokes them\"
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 14 Aug 2004, 06:47 pm
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: .
Posts: 185
Send a message via AIM to Konkeler
Default

Your not going to notice much a difference... and, for the record, I don't consider a few extra hp to be a big difference (because it's not). It'll sound differnt, and thats about it.

First off, don't mess with the whole cat-back system. You're just paying for crap you don't need (and already have). Just buy a muffler of your choice and have a shop put it on for you.

As far as mufflers go, it's up to you. Glass packs are loud, but they sound like crap on a 4-banger (but good on V8's, ask me how I know[8D]) If I get a good chucnk of chage this Christmas, I'll probally spend some money on the Cruiser and maybe get a slightly louder/better muffler.
__________________
Here is picture of My Cruiser\'s Mirror

Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14 Aug 2004, 07:14 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 535
Default

I have a Turbo style muffler on mine. It is kinda loud but sounds good. I put a resonator on it and that made a world of difference! Same great sound but less volume. I get a pleasant tone at cruising speed that is wonderful. I got mine done at Kinneys Muffler in Bedford,Tx. They ain't the cheapest but they are the best! They have 2 different pre made systems for those interested. They have a single out and then they have a duals setup. In the showroom they have a DVD system with pictures and sound that is awesome!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 am.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors