Steering rack info - Mi16 into 205 gti
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    Default Steering rack info - Mi16 into 205 gti

    Hi all
    I have a S1 205 GTI and have a whole S1 405 Mi16 which I bought mainly for the engine and gearbox swap. But now I'm thinking what else I can utilise. Pretty slow steering (non power) on the 205, so would the powered rack from the 405 bolt straight up? Maybe with track rod ends swapped? How about running the 405 rack without power assist? Possible? Worthwhile?
    Also, any advantage from swapping the 405's front Calipers and discs over?
    Anything else that'll improve the 205 from the addition of 405 equivalents?
    Any direction pointing is greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildy55 View Post
    Hi all
    I have a S1 205 GTI and have a whole S1 405 Mi16 which I bought mainly for the engine and gearbox swap. But now I'm thinking what else I can utilise. Pretty slow steering (non power) on the 205, so would the powered rack from the 405 bolt straight up? Maybe with track rod ends swapped? How about running the 405 rack without power assist? Possible? Worthwhile?
    Also, any advantage from swapping the 405's front Calipers and discs over?
    Anything else that'll improve the 205 from the addition of 405 equivalents?
    Any direction pointing is greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
    Martin
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    There's really very little worthwhile on a 405, other than engine, gearbox and CV joints. Power window switches?

    A 306 or Xsara rack can be swapped.

    '92 205 Mi16
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    Thanks Peter.
    Thought I'd ask as I've a complete Mi16 that I bought for the engine/gearbox conversion.


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