View Full Version : ST185 into 165 swap questions

08-05-2009, 03:32 AM
K so,

My 165 Engine leaks oil like a siv, and I got the second gear grind. I also find I'm not a huge fan of the gear ratios on the 165 transmission which I think got a bit better with the 185.

This is what I'd like to do:

Buy a complete 185 front clip
Put in the transmission from the 185, keep the 165 engine for now.
Build up the 185 engine a little bit, replace gaskets, etc. while the engine is out.
Blow up my 165 engine
Drop in the 185 engine, run with the new ECU (No standalone)
Finally: Drive it like I stole it.

Now the engine build up is an entirely different topic, so my question is this:

Do I need anything when I drop in the 185 transmission like axels, cables, linkages, etc?

I know it bolts up to the engine no problem, but I'm concered about the details.

08-05-2009, 05:32 AM
Nope, the transmissions are identical externally.

08-05-2009, 08:24 PM
^ werd