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Old 06 Dec 2004, 03:19 am
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OK, here we are with a N/A car trying to figure out how to get .. more power! argh argh argh! After some research we discovered that noone "supposedly" offers a supercharger solution for the 2003. Here is the question: will the Whipple or Jackson Racing super chargers work on the 2003?
Question part B: Hahn Turbos, are they really that good? how hard are they on the motor ( under 10#)? What all is involved in installing a turbo? (aparently the superchargers are almost bolt on)

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Old 06 Dec 2004, 04:28 am
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Question part B: Hahn Turbos, are they really that good? how hard are they on the motor ( under 10#)? What all is involved in installing a turbo? (aparently the superchargers are almost bolt on)
IMHO they are really that good.

Several have driven 10 - 20k miles & more with no problems. Unless you are a dedicated drag racer, the n/a motor will handle the load. The Hahn stage 2 gives you about 200hp at the wheels which is thought to be the limit for a n/a motor. I drove stage 1 for 20k miles with absolutely no problems & now have more than 5k on stage 2 with same result. Instal isn't easy but is possible to do yourself if you're a damn good mechanic with the right tools (turbo experience would be a big plus). I let the pro's do mine. If you live near the Hahn plant or near Bob Stockem, let them do it.
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Old 06 Dec 2004, 02:14 pm
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Are any of the aftermarket turbos or superchargers smog legal for a new PT? Prices are kinda high for the turbo factory motors by the time they pile on all the required options.

It's a shame you can't just order the base car with the turbo motor.

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Old 06 Dec 2004, 08:25 pm
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There are some fantastic deals on used GTs - shop around. I think that'd be the way to go.
Here's one example:
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...TOPIC_ID=10895
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 12:48 am
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Why trade my car in on a GT when i wont have the one i want? (the one i have) and will have to still do the mods to the new car that ive already dont to this one? I had the option to purchase a GT when i got my Touring. I liked the touring better. Anyway.

THanks for the info on the Hahn.

how expensive is it to upgrade from stage 1 to 2? or should i just get stage two from the start?

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i think its somewhere around $700+ a little labor but Taikuchin would know best as he had his installed at Hahn in Illinois.
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how expensive is it to upgrade from stage 1 to 2? or should i just get stage two from the start?

I paid a little less than $1100 for the upgrade which included install & 2 dyno pulls...but not the intercooler. I had that installed locally before the trip to Hahn. Probably the best way would be to do the whole thing at the same time. Might save a bit on the labor charges. You might want to call Craig at Hahn to get latest prices.
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