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Old 06 Dec 2012, 07:11 pm
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Hi there, I want to lift the front of my PT, is a GT 03, I want it like 2 to 3" up, because of problems with the road here where I live, I have the rubber lift augmentations, but those go away to soon because I get into curves and they smash so fast and crack... Any help

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Only way I've heard is with bags but I don't think that route is what you'll want lol.

But if I remember correctly, Tommy has a build thread in this forum and was able to gain extra clearance in the front. His PT is heavily modified.
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I saw your video...ouch!!!

Let me think about this? I know with a strut spacer and polyurethane spring cushion you can get about an inch more? But you would need to do the rear as well to keep it level. HMMM? I might be able to machine up a lower strut adapter to give you 2 inches? Just need to toss it around in my head a while?
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Only way I've heard is with bags but I don't think that route is what you'll want lol.

But if I remember correctly, Tommy has a build thread in this forum and was able to gain extra clearance in the front. His PT is heavily modified.
hey thanks... who is Tommy? where can I find his post? I searched in the members area but there are a lot of tommys
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Air bags are for stock height or lowering. You can't expand the front strut spring safely. There are no kits to raise the PT as you want to do.Big liability if there were. Whatever you do will be a one off custom suspension lift.
Your welcome for the advise!

These are all for either towing or load stabilization or lowering a PT.

I don't think anyone has "lifted" a PT beyond stock level height yet so you may end up being the first?










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Air bags are for stock height or lowering. You can't expand the front strut spring safely. There are no kits to raise the PT as you want to do.Big liability if there were. Whatever you do will be a one off custom suspension lift.
From Well, now I gone and done it: For better or worse, no more springs!
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3. Even though you can go all the way up to 1" higher than stock, if you drive like that, its like driving on pogo sticks ( hard, and very bouncy! The idea is to only go up yeah so far, and play with it to find that sweet spot where you get a good smooth ride quality you want.
So there are a few kits that lift it slightly higher than stock, but like I said earlier I don't think that's the route you'll want to go lol.

Hold on niel, let me try and find his build thread.
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hey thanks... who is Tommy? where can I find his post? I searched in the members area but there are a lot of tommys
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thank you sir so much... It help me a lot I'll post some pics wen Im done before and after
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thank you sir so much... It help me a lot I'll post some pics wen Im done before and after
You're welcome, I'm glad I was able to help. Nitro has good inputs too.

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Candyman used a very custom suspension conversion. To get lift on his system it placed it at the operational extreme limits of extension and operation cautions.Not really a sensible driving condition. I believe that if he post will also contest to this.

The V-6 conversion the owner first purchased expensive coil-overs adjustable shocks and made simple aluminum spacers. This kind of simple spacer works but would not have been my choice to engineer on that application? Also it may have only given an increase lift of about 1-1/1/2"?

There are no lift kits for PT Cruiser.The advertising is illusive or product name impression of lift when they are load levelers, stabilizer or lowering kits.

The way I see a better and more secure method is to fabricate by way if machining a 2"-3"inch adapter with longer studs to mount on the top of the oem strut tower. Much the same as used in wheel spacer conversions. This way you will not negativity effect the stability of the stock strut and also not have to get into multiply engineering spec's of a lower strut adapter. Personally I would machine up a combination of both but it may get cost prohibitive?
For the rear simple spacers or getting into a TRW or Seal power stock coil spring catalog and find something that has a longer installed height and close to around 300-400 lb per inch rate should do nicely.
One might even consider doing a air shock custom installation with dual lines?This would only require welding a couple plates to mount the shocks and you have all the rear end lift you would ever need.
Regardless the ride handling stability will decrease so an awareness of cornering techniques may be prudent for a continued safe driving capacity.


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