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Old 31 May 2004, 01:52 am
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Old 01 Jun 2004, 03:49 pm
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Thinking about adding Hahn Stage two kit to my 2001 cruiser. Any words of advice and or caution? Hope to do so soon, any feedback will help seal the deal or not.[:I]

I don't think I'll know how to act with real power.[}]
Just the usual advice, unless you are building the bottom end of the engine, keep the boost down to about 5#'s or you WILL BE rebuilding the bottom end.
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My advice is to sell your current PT and buy a 2003 GT. You will end up spending about the same $$, and you will not get caught trying to re-invent the wheel.

I can almost guarantee that whatever you do to your 2001 it will be less than an engineered system (pistons, block, head, crank, and drivetrain) that the 2003 GT is.

Jus my opinion.[8)]
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What Kirby said.

Unless you have a lot of money and a ton of patience go with a 03 GT or newer Turbo Cruiser.

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Before you do that,,,,,, take a 2004 lite turbo out for a test drive. Then try a 2004 GT. The money you will waste puting that on an 01 will be a nice down payment on the 04 lite. Later on you can upgrade to a Stage kit, and have the GT engine,,,


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Fellas, thanks for your inputs. I have already battled that issue of just getting a GT. I have invested too much to date to scap it now. I plan to do it right and build up bottom end and make all the proper investments to make it work.[8]

Check out my page to see where I am, but know that the page is not all inclusive.
Again thanks.[8D]
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Fellas, thanks for your inputs. I have already battled that issue of just getting a GT. I have invested too much to date to scap it now. I plan to do it right and build up bottom end and make all the proper investments to make it work.

Check out my page to see where I am, but know that the page is not all inclusive.
Oh man, I can see why you don't want to get rid of that car. Not only have you obviously spent a ton of time and money, you've spent it very well! That is one GREAT looking PT - I love the two tone paint, custom matching interior, etc. Sweeeet!


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Old 16 Jun 2004, 01:38 pm
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R3dWhiteNCrz,

Of course the painting would be lost but many of your mods could be moved over to a new PT turbo, particularly if you have a cooperative dealer who would let you switch out parts on the lot or if you still have the original parts otherwise.

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Call on Bob Stockum. He is THE Hahn turbo guru for the PT. I think he is located around Richmond VA. or there abouts. He VERY helpfull and will answer all your questions. OR at least he used to. There are a few peeps on this board and over at PTE that have his setup. One is PHATDAD akaLarry. ask him how he liks his setup. That's one sweet looking Hahn/B.Stockum powered PT. Enuf, props... [?]
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hey R3dWhitNCrz, before you spend a lot of money on your botom end you will never get the strenth from your block as a gt cruiser block. try to find a turbo motor with or with out the turbo and start with that as a base power plant. the turbo bottom end has extra supports build in for strenth.

i am helping a guy that lives by me that has a 2001 pt with an aftermarket turbo on it. two weeks ago he was just driving down the road and he shot two rods thru the side of the block and then the car caught on fire.

i just don't want to hear another story like that to a fellow pt owner.

this is just my .02 and i am not telling you what to do.

thanks tommy

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