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.4 gearbox change upgrade info
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Hi, has anyone with the 1.4 meridan changed the gearbox for better acceleration. And does the 106 quicksilver gearbox fit. I was told it would change the ratio and lose top end which I'm not fussed about. Or does anyone have a recommendation on which box would be an upgrade for the standard box.

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I fitted a 206 one, more for the reason that the old box was knackered. I think it's got a slightly longer third.

Don't think you'll massively improve a 1.4s acceleration with a shorter box though.
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I fitted a slightly later 1.4 one that had a lower final drive which helped somewhat - 4.54 vs the original 4.29 - but mine was a single linkage box, not the late 3 linkage, so my options were pretty limited. It was really only because the box was perfect inside versus looking at many that were half shot.
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(04-03-2019, 05:16 PM)Alan_M Wrote: I fitted a 206 one, more for the reason that the old box was knackered. I think it's got a slightly longer third.

Don't think you'll massively improve a 1.4s acceleration with a shorter box though.

(05-03-2019, 04:59 PM)Rippthrough Wrote: I fitted a slightly later 1.4 one that had a lower final drive which helped somewhat - 4.54 vs the original 4.29 - but mine was a single linkage box, not the late 3 linkage, so my options were pretty limited. It was really only because the box was perfect inside versus looking at many that were half shot.
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I think you deleted your message by mistake there Big Grin
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(06-03-2019, 12:27 AM)Rippthrough Wrote: I think you deleted your message by mistake there Big Grin

(05-03-2019, 04:59 PM)Rippthrough Wrote: I fitted a slightly later 1.4 one that had a lower final drive which helped somewhat - 4.54 vs the original 4.29 - but mine was a single linkage box, not the late 3 linkage, so my options were pretty limited. It was really only because the box was perfect inside versus looking at many that were half shot.
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... doh Smile
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