Used CHRYSLER DAYTONA Parts – Buy/Sell Used Auto Parts

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Chrysler Daytona


The Dodge Daytona was a front-wheel drive hatchback based on the Chrysler G platform, which was derived from the Chrysler K platform. The Daytona was produced from 1984 t- 1993. The Chrysler Laser is an upscale near twin version f- the Daytona. The Daytona was restyled for 1987, and again for 1992. It replaced the Mitsubishi-based Challenger, and slotted between the Charger and the Conquest.

The Daytona was replaced by the 1995 Dodge Avenger, which was built by Mitsubishi Motors. The Daytona derives its name mainly from the Dodge Charger Daytona, which itself was named after the Daytona 500 race in Daytona Beach, Florida.


The Daytona originally used the 2.2 L Chrysler K engine in normally-aspirated (93 hp) or turbocharged (142 hp) form. The 96 hp 2.5 L K engine was added for 1986. In 1985, the 2.2 L Turb- I engine’s horsepower was increased t- 146 hp.

The 1984 Daytona was available in three trim lines – standard, Turb- and Turb- Z. Total production was 49,347. The Daytona Turb- was on Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list for 1984. Both the Daytona and Chrysler Laser were available with the Chrysler Electronic Voice Alert system through 1987.

A Shelby version of the Daytona was introduced in 1987.

Chrysler Laser

The Chrysler Laser was Chrysler’s attempt at creating a sporty car t- expand their upscale brand lineup. The Laser was a virtual clone of the Dodge Daytona. It was produced from 1984 t- 1986. The only differences were limited t- cosmetics, such as spoilers, side skirts and air dams, and the use of a digital instrument cluster in the XE trim.

The 1984 Laser was available in tw- trim lines – standard and XE. In mid-1985, the XT trim was added as the top-of-the-line version. The standard, XE and XT trim lines would continue until the Laser’s demise in 1986. After 1986, the Daytona was exported t- Canada as the Chrysler Daytona when it crossed over t- the second generation.

The turb- version of the Laser could be recognized by its use of black hood louvers. The 2.2 L Turb- I engine was available as standard equipment in the XE and XT trim lines and optional on the standard model. The Daytona and Laser were intended t- replace the Chrysler Conquest, a rear wheel drive vehicle which competed directly against the Toyota Celica Supra.

The Laser name was silently terminated after the 1986 model year then resurrected for the 1989 / 1990 model year for the new Plymouth Laser built by Diamond Star Motors – a joint venture between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. The rebranded Laser shared its chassis with the Eagle Talon and Mitsubishi Eclipse.

In 1987, the Chrysler LeBaron was restyled as a more proper sports car and there was n- need for the Laser anymore. However, the Laser’s luxury performance image would be carried over int- the 1987 Dodge Daytona Pacifica as well as the Lancer Pacifica and other Chrysler vehicles styled by Chrysler’s Pacifica Studios.

Production numbers were as follows:

The Laser was specified t- have an estimated 22 mpg city/35 mpg highway fuel mileage. Chrysler offered a 5 year or 50,000 mile warranty, or a Protection Plan with outer body rust-through protection, based on United States Automobile Club tests.

Mark Cross leather seats and a six-way power options were available as options.

* 1984 – 59,858 (Laser- 33,976/Laser XE- 25,882) * 1985 – 50,866 (Laser- 29,221/Laser XE- 18,193/Laser XT- 3,452) * 1986 – 36,672 (Laser- 14,134/Laser XE- 15,549/Laser XT- 6,989)


Chrysler Daytona

Changes were minimal for the Daytona’s second year of production. The Turb- Z model was n- longer listed as a package but was now a model in its own right. The wrap-around spoiler, formerly exclusive t- the Turb- Z model, was now offered on all three models. But the biggest change was under the hood. the 2.2 Turb- was given more power 146 hp (109 kW), and a new shift linkage was added.

Total production was 47,519.


There were numerous changes for the 1986 Daytona. The middle Turbo model was dropped, leaving just tw- models. Base and Turb- Z. Engine changes were als- made: A new 2.5 L 100 hp (75 kW) 4-cylinder engine was added for the base model. A new t-roof package was added t- the option list, but just 5,984 Daytona owners chose this option. The biggest addition was the optional C/S (Carroll Shelby) Handling Package.

This consisted of 32 mm front and 28 mm rear anti-sway bars, performance tuned struts, and speed rated tires. This package would foreshadow the Daytona Shelbys of 1987 and beyond. Only 7,704 owners added this handling package t- their Daytonas.

Total production this year would be 44,366.


In 1987, the Daytona was restyled externally, and featured pop-up headlights. New in 1987 was a Shelby Z trim level with an available Turb- II (175 hp – 200lb-ft) intercooled version of the 2.2 L Chrysler K engine, as well as a heavy-duty A555 transaxle with Getrag gears. The Shelby Z als- featured numerous suspension upgrades, including a larger diameter front sway bar and rear disc brakes. This version was sold in Europe under the name Chrysler GS.

Some Shelbys even came stock with cruise control. A more luxury-oriented Pacifica trim line was als- added t- replace the Chrysler Laser, which was dropped after 1986. Some Pacificas had leather interior, 8 way power enthusiast seat, digital dash, 12 button navigator and many other features. In 1990, a 3.0 L SOHC V6 from Mitsubishi was made available, as well as a redesigned interior shared with the Chrysler LeBaron coupe and convertible.

In addition, 1990 saw the introduction of a standard driver’s side airbag t- the Daytona, in keeping with Chrysler’s decision t- install driver’s side airbags across all models. 1991 saw the addition of an IROC model with the turbocharged 2.5 L engine, and the 2.2 L engine was dropped.

1992-1993 Ultra-rare Chrysler Daytona Ultra-rare Chrysler Daytona

Production was moved from the St. Louis, Missouri plant t- the Sterling Heights, Michigan plant. This second Daytona restyling replaced the pop-up headlights with flush-mounted rounded ones, along with a new grille and rear fascia. Window surround moldings on the doors were als- new, and rounder than the sharper angles of moldings on the 1984 t- 1991 models.

The IROC got the 3.0 L Mitsubishi V6 as its standard engine with the 2.5l High Torque Turb- available as a very rare option (less than 230 produced) A new IROC R/T version got a 224 hp Turb- III version of the 2.2 L Chrysler K engine. Production of the Daytona ended on March 17, 1993, and the Daytona was replaced by the 1995 Dodge Avenger.

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