Engine conversions  
The engine conversion is a very good and reliable way of tuning for getting more power in your Peugeot. conversions are relative cheap compared to other types of tuning. If you have a 106 1.4 8v XSi for example, you have to invest in quite some tuning parts to tune the engine towards 120bhp. A conversion of a 106 1.6 16v GTi could be cheaper and far more reliable.... and after the conversion, you could allways start modding the 1.6 16v engine ;)
Enlarge picture Most conversions are done on the 205. Most populair is the Mi-16 engine fitted in a 205 GTi. Giving the 205 155/160bhp instead of the 122/130bhp. But for quite some people, the Mi-16 isn't good enough. 805 2.0 8v Turbo, 405 T16 2.0 16v Turbo, 306 GTi-6 engines can also be fitted well into the 205 GTi. Best conversion upgrade for the 106 is the 1.6 16v engine. It's being done quite a lot in the UK. XSi's and S1 Rallye's with 120+ bhp under the bonnet.

Each model is stricted to some engines. XU engines should be replaced by a XU engine. TU by a TU engine. A 405T16 engine won't fit in a 106 for example. If money isn't an issue (and re-locating the engine mounts), more is possible than you could imagine. Dimma has build quite some powerful Peugeots. Examples are the 205, 206 & 306 Dimma's with a tuned Cossworth engine!

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106 XSi with
106 1.6 16v GTi engine
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106 GTi with
Ford 1.6 RS turbo engine
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205 Rallye with
106 1.6 16v GTi engine
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205 GTi with
306 2.0 16v GTi engine

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205 GTi with
306 2.0 16v S16 engine
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205 GTi with
405 1.9 Mi-16 engine
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205 GTi with
CitroŽn XM 2.0CT engine
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205 CTi with
405 2.0 16v T16 engine

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206 Dimma with
2.0 16v Cosworth engine
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306 XSi with
405 2.0 16v T16 engine
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306 XN with
2.5 24v Mitsubishi engine
 



Article written by Michel van der Heiden.