''Peugeot 3rd & 4th gear best mod you can have'' ??

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''Peugeot 3rd & 4th gear best mod you can have'' ??

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Ooh, do like that and local(ish) as well. To be fair as far as spec goes that's pretty much just perfect. 16V, leather, Morettes, nice alloys and tatsefully modified.

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205 GTi 3rd and 4th are perfect for 1/4 mile sprints in that setup, but otherwise I can\'t see the problem with the standard ratios. If you drop off the power in any gear in a valver when pressing on, you\'re either wimping out of revving it or theres something wrong with it!
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A lot of road rally drivers using Peugeots have close ratio boxes for 1/2/3/4, then the longest they can get for fifth, so they can keep wear and tear (and noise) down on transfer sections. I've often wondered about sticking a taller fifth in the BX for motorways.
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Can you fit the 6 speeder out of a GTi-6?
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Post by KevR »

No idea! The attraction of the fifth gear mod is you don't even need to take the gearbox out - it's done via the steel cover on the end.
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Post by docchevron »

Roverman wrote:Can you fit the 6 speeder out of a GTi-6?
yes, but it's a bit of a faff, and the overall gearing is no real improvement.
Much easier to swop the 5th gear set.
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Post by Mike P »

As the Doc said above, it is possible but note that the end of the box would clash when full lock was on, as you also get when fitted to a Mi16 converted Peugeot 205.

Mike E has a longer 5th gear on his 16V, from a diesel.

Having taken the car in the ebay add for a test drive very early this year when the previous owner in Sheffield was selling the car, it is a quick one but a bit rough and rotten underneath. Would be a good project car but wants some time and money spending on it.

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