Last post on Sep 26, 2006 at 9:18 PM
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#413 of 418 fun in the sun!
Mar 16, 2006 (11:12 am)
bought a 05 gt convert. in april 05. have 12000 on it now. plenty of power but no hook-up with stock goodyear 205/50-17's. went to falken 451 215/45's... quite a bit better grab. fuel m.p.g. is consistantly 20-22. best 28 cruising thru utah around 60-65mph. auto stick is fun but glad to have fully auto mode which is used 90% of the time.have instlled k&n filter and eliminated the muffler;throaty but not obnoxious... my most enjoyable toy!
#414 of 418 Tire/Wheel Size vs Rough Ride
Jul 12, 2006 (6:44 am)
I've got a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT with original equipment Goodyear Eagle RS-A 205/50HR17 93H which are too rough riding; wheels are 17x6 Aluminum Chrome Clad.
Whereas PT Cruiser Limited and Touring models use the 16x6 Aluminum Chrome Clad with 205/55R16 89T.
The 17" wheels have limited tire size options and availability is scarce. The 16" wheels will allow more tire choices, but will the 16" wheels be an ok replacement on my 04 PT GT, or will the GT Sport Suspension or brakes get in the way??
#415 of 418 Re: Tire/Wheel Size vs Rough Ride [pankoeb]
Sep 26, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I have a 03 gt and after several inquires found that MB wheels make a 16 that works. They just barely clear the front breaks. The clearance was so close that I pulled the front wheels off and filed down the casting marks for additional clearence. I've lived with them for about a year and like them a lot. they also weigh 17.5 lbs per wheel less mounted with 215x55 Hankook k106 tires. I had the chroam gt 17's with 205x 50 Goodyears. The MB's and K106 are a really good up grade. Much better ride and wear quality. The over all circumfrance is almost identical, so you wont have a loss of performance with this switch. I bought the MB spark and was pleasantly surprised at how much better the look over stock. My gt is black and that is reflected in all the added reflected sufaces. Makes the calipers look beautiful. Good luck.
#416 of 418 2004 PT GT: 17 vs 16 inch wheels and tires
Sep 26, 2006 (8:29 pm)
I've got a 2004 PT GT with the original 17x6 inch chrome wheels and Goodyear Eagle RS-A 205/50-HR17 93H tires, but the ride is unbearably hard and uncomfortable, plus equivalent replacement tires are difficult to find in that size. Does anyone know if the 16x6 inch chrome wheels and 205/55R16 89T tires that are standard on other PT models will fit the GT? I've gotten conflicting responses from both the Chrysler dealers and the tire manufacturers. Aside from any performance issues, I'm interested in whether or not the other PT model standard 16x6 inch wheels will actually fit the PT GT; specifically, will they clear the front brake calipers, plus other brake and suspension parts? I believe that the 16 inch wheels offer many more tire options and likely a better ride. Anyone had experience with swapping the PT GT 17x6 wheels with the 16x6 wheels? Thanks, pankoebverizon.net
#417 of 418 Intercooler mods
Sep 26, 2006 (9:18 pm)
I own a 03 PTGT and I've noticed a lot of expansion on my intercooler to throttle body hose when the engine rpms rise. Seems to me that this would reduce air density and lower the performance of the turbo. Also has any one added a catch can to their PTGT. If so are you pleased with the mod. and cost. I'm also planning to add a waste gate. any advice? Recent mods. Heart throb 2&1/2" duals. K&N filter. Jet Chip. Light wt chroam 16's, down from 17 chroam GT wheels. 215x55's front 225x55's rear. Mini antena, sound deadening. spare tire, heat shield. Like all the changes. The Jet chip is marginal.Pretty expensive for hard to find gains. I can run 87 octaine on a regular basis with no noticable pre ignition. And my mpg on 87 is slightly better than 91. But their is noticably more power when I use 91. Before the addition of the chip I could not use 87 with out pinging after the engine reached normal operating temp and driving semi quickly.The wheels and tire combo saved 70lbs.