205 into 185 swap FAQ

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205 into 185 swap FAQ

Postby therealmusashi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:02 am

Hello all,

I've been digging on the site for a considerable amount of time, and still haven't been able to find a sticky or good comprehensive FAQ about putting a 205 into a USDM 185.

I'd like to know:

- the pitfalls to avoid
- the parts that can/should be re-used from the 185
- what can be done about the intercooler situation
- potential wiring issues
- any other typical encounters

If you've got links, please provide them - but I've read enough "use the search feature" replies, so don't bother. I've been using it, and I'm not turning up anything comprehensive. Thanks in advance.

Cheers
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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:53 am

Its all there. Its a lot to read, I don't have time to condense it any time soon. I suggest reading it all. If you are like some and are too lazy to read it all, and expect it all in a 1 page list of do's and don'ts then too bad.
I spent a lot of time and a lot of posting finding things out the hard way.


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Postby therealmusashi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:36 am

Excellent, thank you very much. All in one thread is good enough for me. I have no aversion at all to reading, but I just couldn't seem to find it even after trying a great number of search criterion ("205 to 185 swap" etc). Not sure how I missed that after several hours of searching, but thanks again.

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Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:13 am

No prob. Good luck.
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Postby Einst3in » Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:02 am

might want to state what your swapping as well. Such as st205 motor swap, st205 inter-cooler swap, st205 tranny swap, st205 rear sub frame, or just a complete swap of everything. i know this was awhile ago to but i was just browsing and wasn't sure by the title but am guessing your swapping the motor after reading the post. What ever your swapping id love to see a write up on it :)
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