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Old 01 Oct 2004, 07:24 pm
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I'm trying to get a list of things that will give my N/A PT more power. Aside from exhaust and intake, what else is there available? Underdrive pulleys, electric cooling fan, trans cooling fan? Does any of this really give more power? Is there anything else out there that would give me more power? I am not looking to buy a new PT GT.
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Old 01 Oct 2004, 08:43 pm
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Try Nitrous. A 75 HP shot of NOS will give you all of the extra power you need. Especially if you also add cold air intake, different exhaust system, etc.
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Old 01 Oct 2004, 08:56 pm
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Not necessarily more power, but helps on aceleration:

1. Lightweight Racing Rims, means new treads too...
2. Quality Ignition Wires and spark plugs.
3. Pop out those rear seats and spare/jack.
4. If your hardcore, you can try and look at the racing seats they have in the Mopar catalog and see how much they weigh in comparison to the stock seats.
5. If you don't care about safety or looks, you can use Carbon Fiber hoods and rear hatch (APC).
6. Use 89 octane gas ( Some cars may not like 89 )
7. I don;t like nitro stuff, but its a personal choice.
8. I'm not sure, but the 2001 and 2002 fascia and rear fender may weigh more than the integrated 2003 and 2004's. You can switch them out to save some weight.
9. Clean your car, and toss all junk not needed in it.
10. If your a suspension expert, you might want to get lowering springs and a better set of shocks. It's more likely you'll get more handling improvements than really for acceleration (benefits more the GT). It's a FWD car so you want to have more weight upfront and the suspension stronger in the rear, but you may not generate enough WHP to see the benefits of acceleration improvements.

Note: Every 90~100lbs you reduced, you generally get 0.1 sec decrease to your 1/4 mile time (i.e. better acceleration).
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Old 02 Oct 2004, 05:06 am
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Could also consider changing the cams to Crane #10 grind, part # 193-0010. Most people recommend staying with the stock valve springs.
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Old 02 Oct 2004, 11:25 am
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How big of a monster install would that be? What about the underdrive pulleys and electric cooling fan?
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Old 02 Oct 2004, 12:57 pm
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My opinion, but dont take out the spare tire and jack. I had a blowout on a freeway recently, and had my spare tire and jack out. I had to call someone at the house to bring it over to me, 30 minutes away. I was with 3 of my friends, and i never heard the end of it.
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 08:06 am
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Depending on your budget, and how attached you are to your
Cruiser--and since you aren't sure about nitrous. What you
might want to consider is a blower(supercharger).
Our Turbos are driven by exhaust gases that would otherwise be
wasted. Superchargers are engine driven(usually either by belt
or chain)so it takens some power to drive them. Both or either
is less volitile than nitrous. Nitrous takes no power to drive
adds very little weight, and increases both horsepower and torque.
And, it is not in use all the time as with either the turbo or blower.
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 06:37 pm
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Supercharger is way out of my budget, so is a turbo. NOS would be nice, but it's a pain in the a$# to find a place to fill and refill it.
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 07:49 pm
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quote:Originally posted by CHROMEDCRUISER

How big of a monster install would that be? What about the underdrive pulleys and electric cooling fan?
the pt already has an electric cooling fan. i put an underdrive crank pulley on and it seemed to make a difference most noticably when the a/c was on.
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Old 03 Oct 2004, 09:51 pm
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quote:Originally posted by CHROMEDCRUISER

NOS would be nice, but it's a pain in the a$# to find a place to fill and refill it.
You don't say where you are located.
I am a NOS authorized nitrous refilling station in South Bend, Indiana.

You are welcome to get up to 60lbs at a time from me.
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