Just Ordered a 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by MACE, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. MACE

    MACE Guest

    Hey, new to this topic, plz be easy on me...LOL!

    As the subject line says, just ordered one today, my wife says the
    dealer already called with the VON number...guess I need to check that
    info out...what is the web URL to track my vehicle?

    FWIW, only options are the 17 inch Aluminum Chrome wheels (WGK) and
    also being charged $225 for PEL...Inferno Red Tinted Pearl Coat
    Paint...DAMN, can You say no real break off of listed MSRP for
    ordering this vehicle????

    Now on to the good stuff...

    The 2.4 Turbo has been out for a couple of years, right?

    What is the best cold air induction package, computer chip, and dual
    cat back exhaust system I can buy for my new toy, keeping in
    mind.....bust bang for the buck with a increase in HP?

    And I'm asking you good folks for advice on other "make it go fast"
    bolt on parts (I'm thinking waste gate mods...did I reference that
    right?) that are available with real life proven, certified
    results....can we get the 2.4 up to 250 HP?

    BTW, in the NY area, anyone have a delivery date available past 4/22?

    Finally, what are the biggest tires I can fit on those 17 inch
    Aluminum Chrome Wheels? I'm sure I can upgrade the factory tires for
    better performance and looks, whats the HOT tire everyone is upgrading

    Thanks in advance!!!

    MACE, Mar 7, 2004
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    robs440 Guest

    i wouldnt modify it much, it might mess with your warranty
    robs440, Mar 7, 2004
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    Punch Guest

    hey mace check out this new forum www.ptcrew.com, just started a few days

    the turbo came out in 2003, the best cold air intake is made by a guy named
    AMX it uses the bottom of the stock air box.

    their are no "chips" but www.mopar.com has a stage 1 that upgrade the pt to
    235hp, and they are soon to release stage 2 good for 265hp.

    dual exhaust, try www.pt-tuning.com, the turbo wants to breath so 2.5 or 3"
    is the way to go.

    best bang for the buck is a manual boost controler.

    also did you get the 215hp HO turbo or the turbo light 180hp?
    Punch, Mar 7, 2004
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    sidewinder Guest

    Get them installed at dealer and no worries on warranty. If you are gonna
    get them installed at a different shop just check with the dealer if it will
    affect the warranty. Better to be safe than sorry.
    sidewinder, Mar 7, 2004
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    robert Guest

    That is not true....even if you have the dealer install the Turbo 1
    kit....It will void your warranty and the Turbo 1 kit comes with no
    warranty....Better check before you install...I have a new 2004 and
    will not add anything that will void the warranty at least for know
    just in case some items go bad on the car....and can get it fixed
    under the factory warranty......better to be safe then sorry and
    robert, Mar 7, 2004
  6. MACE

    sidewinder Guest

    wasn't aware about the turbo kit doing that. I have a 04 non turbo.
    sidewinder, Mar 7, 2004
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    MACE Guest

    ***Hey, thanks for the excellent info and web sites!***

    I ordered the HO Turbo, 2004 book says its 220 HP, not 215, which I
    believe is correct.

    Anyone seen a brochure on the 2005 PT Cruiser GT Convertible yet?

    BTW, I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota with the 4.7 engine. I've installed a
    Jet Chip (Stage II), cold air induction kit, 180 degree thermostat,
    and flowmaster SUV Series 40 dual catback exhaust, no problems with
    voiding my warranty.

    I'm buying the GT from the same dealer, who knows I'll be wanting to
    do bolt on upgrades, but due to having the 2.4 HO Turbo, I will verify
    there are no warranty issues involved with those upgrades
    MACE, Mar 7, 2004
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    John \(PA\) Guest

    Same was true for the original PT...now the dealers can't give them away.
    John \(PA\), Mar 7, 2004
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