PT Cruiser Forum  

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > 2.4L Turbo Forums > Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling

PT Cruiser Forum

03 vs 04 suspension?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 31 Mar 2004, 01:24 pm
Fresh Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ptld, oregon, USA.
Posts: 20
Default 03 vs 04 suspension?

I just bought a 'new' 03, good power but poor handling, Are there any differences between the suspensions on sn 03 and 04? My car seems twitchy and has lots of body lean. Are there any 'step' guides with mild to radical upgrades. On my car it seems like the drivetrain is too powerful for the suspension. I don't want to lower the car,just reduce some of the body lean, and balance the suspension. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 31 Mar 2004, 01:41 pm
Young Cruiser
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: grand junction, co, USA.
Posts: 53

From what I heard, the suspension is the same, but like everyone else, you need the swaybar installed. I have 2 '03's, (1 turbo) got the swaybar put on both at my expense. The bar really keeps the body roll down. Can't believe the crap that Chrysler tells us that the swaybar was intergrated into axle?? NO WAY!!! If by any chance they did anything to the suspension on the '03 it didn't work!![:0][:0]
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 31 Mar 2004, 04:10 pm
Veteran Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Oregon.
Posts: 3,521

A strut bar will help the front but not the rear. Get the OEM rear sway bar installed or better yet get aftermarket front and rear sway bars.
\'05 Stone White SRT4

\'04 Graphite PT Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01 Apr 2004, 01:56 pm
Fanatic Cruiser
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Marcus Hook, Pa., USA.
Posts: 580

Ya, I put on the Eibach Anti roll kit (new front and rear bars), and but a BTG trut bar on the front of my 03 Turbo at the same time. It handles like a totally different car now. I have not lowered or changed shocks yet. I do have a set of adjustable Koni shocks and a set of Suspension techniques 1.3" drop progressively wound springs to put on. I love the way it handles right now though......
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jumping PT suspension ?? Ctown Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 7 24 Apr 2005 06:38 pm
GT Suspension Better? 340x Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 9 03 Jan 2005 02:03 pm
Anyone running the MP suspension? sca037 Wheels, Tires, Suspension 5 17 Jun 2004 01:41 pm
Suspension Techniques Sway Bars For the GT Turbo Gear_Head Turbo Wheels/Suspension/Handling 2 12 Sep 2003 02:51 am
Autocrossing with air suspension renichms Tech & Performance Forum 2 12 Apr 2002 10:29 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:15 am.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.