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    Default WTB - GTi6 sway bars

    Does anyone know a GTi6 wrecking?

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    Are they for a 205?
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    306 5 door Rallye

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ch View Post
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    Yes he tried us and we have wrecked a GTi6 but the sway bars are gone. Surprisingly we still have the gearbox.

    Simon, do you know you can get them made. there's a place here in Melbourne called Browns Spring Works and just give them an old one the get the shape right and tell them you want 1mm or 2mm or whatever thicker. Doesn't cost that much.
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    There's a custom guy here in Sydney that does them as well. About $250

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon888 View Post
    There's a custom guy here in Sydney that does them as well. About $250
    Do you have the contact details for this guy Simon?

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    Have a look at:
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Yes he tried us and we have wrecked a GTi6 but the sway bars are gone. Surprisingly we still have the gearbox.

    Simon, do you know you can get them made. there's a place here in Melbourne called Browns Spring Works and just give them an old one the get the shape right and tell them you want 1mm or 2mm or whatever thicker. Doesn't cost that much.
    What about that Xsara VTS drivetrain you have there? Likely to be at least GTi6 similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haakon View Post
    What about that Xsara VTS drivetrain you have there? Likely to be at least GTi6 similar.
    Are they the same? I was only going to get the GTi6 ARB's if they were cheaper than custom.

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    Simon, there is some very strange information here! Surely you're not going down the route of bolting on some crappy, external aftermarket bars? Have you at least verified what size the rear ARB is in your car? How do you know it's not already 24mm like the GTi6 and the turbo diesel?

    The cheapest place to buy new torsion bars and ARB's for any Peugeot at present is from the UK. Contact 309PUG on the 205 Forum. He also sells on ebay.uk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    Simon, there is some very strange information here! Surely you're not going down the route of bolting on some crappy, external aftermarket bars? Have you at least verified what size the rear ARB is in your car? How do you know it's not already 24mm like the GTi6 and the turbo diesel?

    The cheapest place to buy new torsion bars and ARB's for any Peugeot at present is from the UK. Contact 309PUG on the 205 Forum. He also sells on ebay.uk.
    Hi Peter,

    Actually I was going to go with this:
    http://www.spoox.co.uk/catalog/produ...87be42b1eae881
    and I have not found any information that confirms the size in the 2001 306 Rallye. I assumed it was the same as what's in the XT (or XSi), as that's the original donor model. Which I think, is 17mm. It's an odd model, as the UK has Rallye models, and they are 3 door sports versions. But here in Australia we got this mix-up model based on the XT will almost all the specs of the XSi, but without some of the fancy trim.

    If anyone has the sway bar size of this model that would be great to double check. I'll drop a line to Peugeot.

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    Still waiting on Peugeot, but it now looks like there is 4 cars with the same ARB (24mm), that I can find.
    306 S16
    306 GTi6
    306 DTurbo HDi - This may be a UK model.
    Xsara - VTR(?)

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    Why not physically check it yourself? Jack up rear of car. Remove both wheels. Undo LH arb arm retaining bolt with 13mm spanner. Remove LH arm with M12x1.5 jacking bolt (an old headbolt is good). Undo RH arm retaining bolt. Withdraw arb & RH arm assembly from RH side of car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterT View Post
    Why not physically check it yourself? Jack up rear of car. Remove both wheels. Undo LH arb arm retaining bolt with 13mm spanner. Remove LH arm with M12x1.5 jacking bolt (an old headbolt is good). Undo RH arm retaining bolt. Withdraw arb & RH arm assembly from RH side of car.
    Ahh PeterT, you underestimate my capacity to do said work in my angled driveway, with almost no tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon888 View Post
    Ah Peter, you underestimate my capacity to do said work in my angled driveway, with almost no tools.
    twin cam 306 Xsi has 24 dia ARB. I think that 306 Rallye is the same car as an Xsi.

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    According to Peugeot the Rallye and XSi's have 20mm ARB's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon888 View Post
    According to Peugeot the Rally and XSi have 20mm ARB's.

    I took one out of Twin Cam 306 Xsi at pickapart and altered it to suit 205. It was 24dia . Too bloody stiff for what I wanted in the 205.
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    Based on these, you'd have to say it would have a 24mm ARB. ie closest description is "5 door injection xu improved suspension".

    I bought the modified XSi bar off BIGRR and can confirm it was indeed 24mm. I think I'm over this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon888 View Post
    According to Peugeot the Rallye and XSi's have 20mm ARB's.
    The only responded with the ARB for the Rallye. Maybe the XSi is thicker.
    Anyways don't want to boar, any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon888 View Post
    The only responded with the ARB for the Rallye. Maybe the XSi is thicker.
    Anyways don't want to boar, any more.

    Have you read the aussiefrogs Sticky "306 Timeline FAQ"(at the top of the Peugeot Forum)?

    It appears that the Rally is only an XT with a "sticker", I of the understanding that a Rally was an XSi with a "sticker", you are probably correct with the ARB size you have quoted (sorry) .

    Though I contend that if you fit the 24dia ARB you will then need to stiffen up the front suspension or you will have something that handles erratically. You could fit the GTi6/XSi front springs .

    Good Luck

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    Initially I was only asking if anyone knew a GTi6 for wrecking, and it got drawn out to this.

    So does that mean that the XSi has the same ARB as the S16 and GTi6?

    @BIGRR - I have recently got some new Eibach springs up front (30mm drop) to go with the Koni Sports (Yellow) shocks and a Whiteline Upright brace. So the front end seems good at this stage.

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    "Good"? Good for what? What was it exactly you were trying to achieve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcusack View Post
    "Good"? Good for what? What was it exactly you were trying to achieve?

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    A firmer, flatter feel under sporty driving conditions is what I was trying to achieve Tim.

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    Put it back the way Peugeot designed it and god intended it. It's a 306 XT for christ's sake - my wife had one for the shopping. The handling is remarkable, and matches the available power. If you want a GTi6, buy one. From the dazzling lack of knowledge of suspension function you are, unwittingly, displaying, you are unlikely to achieve your stated aim. What you are more likely to end up with is an unbalanced, unpredictable car, unsafe in the hands of an amateur.

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