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Old 26 Jul 2009, 11:51 am
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well i needed the standard trans for storm chasing for more control of the car in muddy situations but i had to sacrifice MPG to do so but its cool. has a 15 gal tank instead of 13 so total the standard trans pt get about 225 miles but thats good for a 4cyl weighing 9000lbs of storm chasing equipment lol.
That is a lot of weight to stormchase with and it wouldn't work here because of the ground clearance..I have a 85 Bronco that we use..Transplanted 460,posi both ends,lift kit,radar and nav equipment removed from my cessna 310 when I had the panel upgraded,Basic commercial camcorder system with light amplification for night shots,basic weather inst.NWS Link , Ham and commercial radio equipment.dual GPS with tracking,satellite telephone,Onan Microlite 4000 generator,500 watt quartz flood lights,water tank and 12V Ice chest and all this added less than 1200 Lbs.extra..Also used as a Disaster communications vehicle..Pull a trailer with a crank up radio tower , ham radio equipment and antennas,larger diesel generator fuel tanks ,shelter, food,water,etc. Been to Katrina ,Rita ,Ike and many more since it was built...
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 02:36 pm
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That is a lot of weight to stormchase with and it wouldn't work here because of the ground clearance.
Nevermind the ground clearance, 9000lbs is WAY over what the PT should be supporting. I read that as 900 before and didn't think anything of it. I'm surprised that that PT hasn't folded in on itself. Do you have any pictures of that PT outfitted as it is? Has anything been upgraded on it as far as suspension, braking, etc?
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 03:22 pm
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well there are a lot of things i did. New GT Engine, took turbo out, 5spd Manual, 15 Gallon tank, 3 gallon reserve tank, new suspension, Brakes, re-enforced the frame.

EIBACH Anti-Roll Kit Front & Rear Anti-Sway Bars
Borla Cat Back Exhausts
K&N FIPK Air Intake
TOKICO HP Series Shocks
NOLOGY HotWire Spark Plug Wires
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
Whipple "Lysholm type" Supercharger
NT Limited-Slip Differential
Titanium Offroad Lights Slimlite Long Range System
Retro-Fitted Cadillac SRX Projector Headlight Kit (low Beam)
Retro-Fitted Cadillac SRX Projector Headlight Kit (high Beam.

those are most of the ugrades i made. i'll have to ask my mechanic what else but thats what i know of.

Estimate of Upgrades - $12,250 w/o labor
Grand Total w/ Labor and shop materials used - $16,438.42

oh and ill have pics out soon, needs to be repaired first.
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 03:41 pm
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well there are a lot of things i did. New GT Engine, took turbo out, 5spd Manual, 15 Gallon tank, 3 gallon reserve tank, new suspension, Brakes, re-enforced the frame.

EIBACH Anti-Roll Kit Front & Rear Anti-Sway Bars
Borla Cat Back Exhausts
K&N FIPK Air Intake
TOKICO HP Series Shocks
NOLOGY HotWire Spark Plug Wires
Eibach Pro-Kit Lowering Springs
Whipple "Lysholm type" Supercharger
NT Limited-Slip Differential
Titanium Offroad Lights Slimlite Long Range System
Retro-Fitted Cadillac SRX Projector Headlight Kit (low Beam)
Retro-Fitted Cadillac SRX Projector Headlight Kit (high Beam.

those are most of the ugrades i made. i'll have to ask my mechanic what else but thats what i know of.

Estimate of Upgrades - $12,250 w/o labor
Grand Total w/ Labor and shop materials used - $16,438.42

oh and ill have pics out soon, needs to be repaired first.
MUST have caved in....

That's the first time I ever heard of a lowered suspension to get off the road with.....What do you have in the bong beside WEED ? It's got to be some BAD SH**...............
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 03:47 pm
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not technically lowered suspension, just lowers the friction from going over bumbs for a more smooth ride. suspension was raised a lil bit, but all the springs do is lower the friction of the bumbs, potholes or anything like that. also i may be wrong on those springs. not exactly sure on those, just going by what the mechanic told me when the cruiser was in the shop so i might have mis-understood what he said. ill double check with him on monday an get back to all of you
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 04:16 pm
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not technically lowered suspension, just lowers the friction from going over bumbs for a more smooth ride.
Umm....the Eibach kit LOWERS the car just like your first post said.

Between this supposedly modified car supporting 9000 lbs and the 36mpg automatic PT Cruiser, I'm really finding it hard to believe much of anything you're posting on this forum.
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 07:20 pm
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weighs almost 9000 lbs because of all the storm chasing equipment on it.
That can't be right. What tires are on it? I can't believe stock tires would take double the weight...
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 11:13 pm
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well then i guess im wrong about that. might have mis-understood my mechanic, im going to get everyything cleared up tomorrow. and no they are not stock tires. Struts, shocks, rotters, brakes were all changed. to what ill let you know tomorrow or Tuesday, depending on when i get a chance to call him.
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26 in the city with auto. Just slip into neutral at all lights and stops.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 02:20 pm
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ok, redid some calculating on my gas mileage, figured out that its not 30 city and 36 highway, its more closer to 25 city and 32 highway.
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