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Old 24 Sep 2007, 03:47 pm
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Hey guys just got a '02 limited cruiser given to me w/85k on it. Been reading thru the forum a bit and have decided to lower my car.

I'm getting the blue tokico struts and havent decided on springs yet. I've had really good results with h&r and eibachs on Bmw's so I'll probably start there.

If I go 2" all around will I run into any rubbing problems with the stock rims?

Another question. Are there any bigger brakes off of say an neon or gt pt that I could get out of a salvage and swap?

Not really concerned about more power but did put a drop in K+n filter and car seems to run better along with new plugs a wires.

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matt
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 04:21 pm
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Welcome to the Forum matt . Can't answer your question tho.
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 04:34 pm
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right on!
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Old 24 Sep 2007, 08:47 pm
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WELCOME to the forum Matt,

Most spring sets lower the rear a bit more than the front and besides lowering the car, it levels it out. If you can find a set that goes 2 inches all the way round, that shouldn't do any rubbing. Take a look at the space now between the rubber and wheel well ....lots of room to drop.

The GT model does have bigger brakes on it from the factory. They will probably fit on the non-turbo model but you might have to change the wheels as the off-set is different on both cars.
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Old 25 Sep 2007, 02:09 pm
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welcome & enjoy !!
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Old 28 Sep 2007, 08:03 am
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Hey guys just got a '02 limited cruiser given to me w/85k on it. Been reading thru the forum a bit and have decided to lower my car.

If I go 2" all around will I run into any rubbing problems with the stock rims?
First - Welcome!

Second - My 2001 Limited had factory 16" wheels, and I lowered my car 2.75F / 3.25" R and I had no rubbing problems at all. I also used Tokico HPs, very nice shocks/struts, especially for the money.

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Old 29 Sep 2007, 08:23 pm
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anyone know what the PT stands for?
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Old 29 Sep 2007, 08:29 pm
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WELCOME to the forum Old One. There are many variations that people have come up with to explain the "PT" for Chrysler's retro cruiser. The official one from Chrysler is "Personal Transportation".
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Old 29 Sep 2007, 08:39 pm
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Thank You. I just bought a 2006 PT We really enjoy it.
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Old 01 Oct 2007, 07:47 am
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Welcome.
As to brakes -
If the disks are original - it's time for new ones.
Get the best disks NAPA offers (they sell more than 1 for the PT) - you pay for better steel.
From RockAuto.Com or elsewhere, get Raybestos ceramic pads (cheaper than NAPA). On my '02, I replaced all 4 disks (I had ABS) and all sets of pads and came to about $300 - afterward braking was FANTASTIC.
PT GT front brakes just have a wider caliper to accomodate a fatter disk - the pads are identical.
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