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    Hey guys

    I just bought a gearbox for the 205. It the 1.6 BE3 i think. I am wondering if its just a sraight swap for them. I know the BE3 is going to have the reverse under he 5th gear but other than that is it a straight swap.Swapping from a BE1...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85
    Hey guys

    I just bought a gearbox for the 205. It the 1.6 BE3 i think. I am wondering if its just a sraight swap for them. I know the BE3 is going to have the reverse under he 5th gear but other than that is it a straight swap.Swapping from a BE1...

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    i'm pretty sure it's a reasonably straight forward swap, but are the close ratios going to suit the 1.9 if this is what you're planing ??. The 1.6l XU5 has a lot more of its power in the lower range to suit the closer ratio's and thus quick aceleration, it also is over square and thus revs alot more freely then the 1.9l XU9, which is a beast with a complety diffrent nature. You're at least going to suffer a fair amount of loss as with regards to top speed and probably some high end power. Also it has been said by a few that the 1.6l's BE3 is by far not as strong as the gearbox in the 1.9
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    OK. sounds fair enough. Ill still put it on and let you guys know how it goes. Im not really botherd about high end speed but acceleration. What about messing about with different diffs???

    Any thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cam85
    OK...........Cam
    There are a few guys in the forum that have a spec. sheet for a 1.9ltr and different ratios.
    I have a copy at my computer at home. I will update you later.

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    Other than 1st gear and the diff ratio, they're identical. It's a straight forward easy swap.

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    So peter.

    What would be the ideal 1st ear to put in it. I would like a fairly long first followed by evenness throughout 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th. Also what diff should i use.

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    Leave the 4.06:1 diff as is and add a 2.92:1 1st from a late 1.9L GTi or any Mi16.

    '92 205 Mi16
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    Wow. Thats great news. Do you know anyone the has any gearboxes lying around that have the 1st gear. Or should i order one from Peugeot.???

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