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    Default Passive Rear Steering - 205 GTI

    For the tech people has anybody ever experimented fitting the bushes from the 306 GTI6 to the rear ARB on a 205 GTI.

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    From what I have read the bushes were designed by Peugeot engineers to reduce the vicious lift off oversteer characteristics experienced driving the previous 205 GTI when driven on the limit.

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    Not experimented with the GTi6 bushed but I run solid mounts on the rear and would have to say they are one of the best mods of made on the car. I think they were made by Peter T or Owen W. The front bush is a poly type with a crush tube and the rear section is a solid alloy bush that replaces the waffle type. Stops the beam squirming about when your pressing on. Increases feel and keeps it planted. BUT im sure there will be a few people talk about give etc being safer and Im sure there is some merit, especially in the wet. I like them though and will be keeping them, also agree that it helps with the on limit sometimes unpredictable movement of the rear beam when adjusting the throttle..

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    Isn't the twitchiness/lift-off-oversteer part of the charm of a 205? I miss the feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ch View Post
    For the tech people has anybody ever experimented fitting the bushes from the 306 GTI6 to the rear ARB on a 205 GTI.

    From what I have read the bushes were designed by Peugeot engineers to reduce the vicious lift off oversteer characteristics experienced driving the previous 205 GTI when driven on the limit.
    Nor vicious at all, predicitable and controllable.
    The Mi16 is the vicious one, got to remember to keep your right foot in it no matter what!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dombou View Post
    Isn't the twitchiness/lift-off-oversteer part of the charm of a 205? I miss the feeling.
    Yes, for sure. I love it and use it regularly! It just helps with it when right on the limit to keep it doing what you want not what it wants. Its hard for me to explain...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ch View Post
    For the tech people has anybody ever experimented fitting the bushes from the 306 GTI6 to the rear ARB on a 205 GTI.
    Impossible, as they're completely different. Just do what Cam said. How can you steer a car properly if you don't know which way the rear is pointing?

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    Just get a beam with f**kd bushes and bearings, it'll be pretty passive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James504 View Post
    Just get a beam with f**kd bushes and bearings, it'll be pretty passive.
    And help you change lanes while driving straight without noticing.....
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    It was just a question out of interest rather than intending to make a change. I love the feel of driving the 205 on the limit using the throttle to steer it's totally addictive.

    But driving the 306 at the same speed, once you get accustomed to the movement in the rear at speed in a corner, is also lots of fun. Not as responsive throttle wise you tend to just point it and plant it to get the desired result.
    Both great drivers cars : )

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