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Old 23 May 2012, 10:58 pm
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Hi, We just bought a PT and I have seen the posts and pictures of the ones that are lifted. They look cool but, I would really just like it to be only a little higher than stock. Maybe like a couple inches or so. Anyone know what is the best way to accomplish this? I was wondering if I could just go with a larger size tire? Is there room to go with a tire tall enough to make a noticeable difference? If not, is there another way? Thx in advance for the replys, Mark&Deb
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Old 23 May 2012, 11:53 pm
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no sorry btu a larger tire really wont rais the PT in fact im not sure how to but im glad that some one other than me like to LIFT a car
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Old 24 May 2012, 12:29 am
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One can assume taller wheels and tires equals more ground clearance, but the issue there is that you'll either (1) have issues rubbing inside the fender well on hard bumps, or (2) rubbing against the tranny or inner frame when you turn hard.

There are ways to gain some ground clearance, with taller tires/wheels, but you need to work out the math on how tall you can go without the rubbing issues.
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Old 24 May 2012, 12:51 am
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there's always those spring spacer things you shove between the coils
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Old 24 May 2012, 09:49 am
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shock towers are a issue to
getting the back up is never a issue
getting the frount to go up and stay alinged is the problem
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Old 24 May 2012, 11:10 am
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Since it has just been purchased, it has to be at least 2 years old, so there is bound to be some 'sag' on the standard coils and shocks. So why not just get new coils and shocks and then fit 'spring savers' to the coils?

Ride would be a little bit choppy and I wouldn't take a corner at speed! lol
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Old 24 May 2012, 12:13 pm
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im not even sure they make AIR shocks for a PT but they would get the back up but its still a issue to get the frount up
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Old 24 May 2012, 02:54 pm
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you could run airbags. best of both worlds I gusss
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Old 27 May 2012, 09:43 am
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I was thinking the same thing. The stock PT doesn't have much ground clearance. Now my PT sits fairly high. I bought a set of the Monroe Insta-Struts last year when replacing my front shocks, etc. I thought that they would settle more than they have. It's ok, but makes for a somewhat cushy ride. A little too much sway in the front end. I've been somewhat regretting it, and wished I had gone another route. I left the original springs at my brother-in-law's, where we did the work, and I'm sure he tossed them. So, I can't just go back to the originals. But, if you want more height, it's a way to go. It comes as an assembly, spring and all. Want to trade some Insta-Struts for your springs?
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Old 02 Jun 2012, 02:06 am
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I replaced my stock 30,000 mile OEM Goodyears with Big-O Euro's, and when those ran out at prematurely (only 35,000 miles), I got a deal from the Dealer (it really was a good deal, believe it or not) for a set of Kelly Charger GT's, size 205/60R16.

Ever since getting the Kelly's (with that size), I have not scraped my front end while entering parking lots, etc. a single time. Apparently, I get just enough lift from the new tire size eliminate the scraping problem. Also, nothing scrapes while springin' and turnin', and the ride is much quieter!

You might try a set the next time you need tires and save a lot of trouble and expense.

Tim
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