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Hey boys I will swap facelift gearbox into my 02 Cooper S. Do I need any special parts or are all 02 parts OK?

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Maybe do you know the marks for pre and facelift gearbox? Just to make sure it's the right one. It's from the 09/04 car but you never know what people making with their cars. :)
 

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Question: old MCS had longer gears: why, because of the different gearbox or of the different final drive ratio?
If I got an old MCS (163hp) gearbox, would I have longer gears than now?
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Question: old MCS had longer gears: why, because of the different gearbox or of the different final drive ratio?
If I got an old MCS (163hp) gearbox, would I have longer gears than now?
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And which MCS do you have (year and month?).

As I know the final drive ratio is different and also 1.st and 2.nd gear are different.

The sixth is still long enough to use all my horsepowers. Read it's go more than 250kmh.
 

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If the final gear is different all gears became different. But also first and second are much more shorter then others.
 

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Be clear guys please!

Do you have ALL speeds of 170HP and of 163HP ?

If they are proportional the difference is in the final ratio, if some are similar and some are different (or they are all different in a different way) the gearbox is different.

Edit: Just checked link by Brainycheddar and seems the difference is the gearbox.
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Did you put the newer 5-speed or 6-speed in your car?

OK, stupid question. You said it was a Cooper S. Sorry
 

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Was it worth the cost?

From my reckoning, it would cost @ £5-600 for the gearbox & parts + £400 for the labour to fit.

Is it worth not just spending a grand elsewhere on the car?
 
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