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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Rick89GTS » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:08 pm

Did you weld on a longer steel exhaust hanger or did you get a different rubber hanger?

zaluss wrote:November 22nd 2015

One of the exhaust hangers doesn't reach. I'll need to get a longer one.

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:14 am

Rick89GTS wrote:Did you weld on a longer steel exhaust hanger or did you get a different rubber hanger?

zaluss wrote:November 22nd 2015

One of the exhaust hangers doesn't reach. I'll need to get a longer one.

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I got a different rubber hanger. Some generic longer one.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby Rick89GTS » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:23 am

OK, that's great; don;t have to muss that chrome finish!
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby mickeyfinn » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Thank you so much for posting all this information! It has been tremendously helpful! I love your car! I've come across it in a few places. I may follow in your footsteps.
I have an ST165 that is in fantastic shape, but the engine needs to be rebuilt (has 88,000 original miles). I'm debating whether to get the engine current engine rebuilt, and keep it all original; or swap it out with an ST205 engine like you did. What would you reccomend? Seeing that you've done the swap, is it better/worth it? Do you still have your car?
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:02 pm

mickeyfinn wrote:Thank you so much for posting all this information! It has been tremendously helpful! I love your car! I've come across it in a few places. I may follow in your footsteps.
I have an ST165 that is in fantastic shape, but the engine needs to be rebuilt (has 88,000 original miles). I'm debating whether to get the engine current engine rebuilt, and keep it all original; or swap it out with an ST205 engine like you did. What would you reccomend? Seeing that you've done the swap, is it better/worth it? Do you still have your car?
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Thanks for the kind words!

I still have the car though I post most of my updates on Instagram (@project165) or on the alltrac fb page.

Swap is absolutely worth it for reliability and part availability alone. Unless you are planning on keeping it as a collectors car, I would swap ahead. Feel free to message if you have questions.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby mickeyfinn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Thanks for the reply.
Is there a huge performance difference comparing the original ST165 engine to the swapped ST205? I would like to keep the car as original as possible, BUT, the ST205 has about 50 or so more hp. That's hard to ignore. I'm just nervouse about everything working after the swap. I may even have ATS racing do the swap. Apparently they have done it many times, and even have one in the shop now that they just finished swapping.

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby underscore » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:04 pm

With how clean and original that looks, I'd at least hold onto all the stock parts if you can.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby zaluss » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:42 am

mickeyfinn wrote:Thanks for the reply.
Is there a huge performance difference comparing the original ST165 engine to the swapped ST205? I would like to keep the car as original as possible, BUT, the ST205 has about 50 or so more hp. That's hard to ignore. I'm just nervouse about everything working after the swap. I may even have ATS racing do the swap. Apparently they have done it many times, and even have one in the shop now that they just finished swapping.

Here are some pictures of mine by the way.


Yes its worth it for reliability and part availablility. Probably more than 50 hp because you can crank the boost higher than on the 1st gen engine.
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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby SkagTits165 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:42 pm

Dont waste a single dime on the stock genI engine. ST205 powerplant is what you want and need

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Re: Project ST165-ST205 Swap

Postby GT4times2 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:06 am

SkagTits165 wrote:Dont waste a single dime on the stock genI engine. ST205 powerplant is what you want and need

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If it's done for, I agree. Go Gen 3 or later. Well worth it.
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