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Old June 1st, 2013, 04:28 PM
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not enough? lol

I guess since a few had done the conversion already and few are planning to, a rough estimate would be good info for others whom may consider to go down the same path.
My starting budget is $25k for a basic, stock NAS110, and that doesn't include the donor vehicle. I've got a spreadsheet of parts I need and want. The build cost could swell to $45k if I go all-out.

A frame is $3300, donor NTO body with doors is roughly $8k, at least, SD NAS cage is $3k, all new interior is about $3k, then figure all the little bits, paint, engine rebuild, etc.
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Old June 2nd, 2013, 01:50 PM
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My starting budget is $25k for a basic, stock NAS110, and that doesn't include the donor vehicle. I've got a spreadsheet of parts I need and want. The build cost could swell to $45k if I go all-out.

A frame is $3300, donor NTO body with doors is roughly $8k, at least, SD NAS cage is $3k, all new interior is about $3k, then figure all the little bits, paint, engine rebuild, etc.
thanks for the info! this is very helpful!! 25K is actually better than I thought...tempting..
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thanks for the info! this is very helpful!! 25K is actually better than I thought...tempting..
You also need realistic expectations and at least a buffer of $10k for all the little bits that pop up.
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Okay, so the salvage titled 97SW is sold and now I can focus efforts on the clean titled 94ST as the donor truck.

I've got a huge spec sheet, but now need to decide what motor to use. I think the stock 3.9 will be too lethargic for a heavy 110, even with 4.12 gears.

So trying to decide between a 300tdi, 2.8, or 4.6. I love diesels, but with my past rover diesel experience was was missing the horsepower. Although horsepower make you do dumb stuff on the trail...
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3.9 is the best rover motor. If it runs, I would leave it.
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3.9 is the best rover motor. If it runs, I would leave it.
I am also building the truck for longevity, so the thought of a new 2.8 is appealing, as well as gas mileage. The stock 3.9 has 110k miles on it, so at least a decent 40k miles left on it.

I haven't done my due diligence in terms of research, but can the 3.9 be punched out to 4.6 like the 4.0?

Any other tricks to get more HP out of the 3.9?
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I haven't done my due diligence in terms of research, but can the 3.9 be punched out to 4.6 like the 4.0?

Any other tricks to get more HP out of the 3.9?
Jorge's has a supercharger on it...
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I am also building the truck for longevity, so the thought of a new 2.8 is appealing, as well as gas mileage. The stock 3.9 has 110k miles on it, so at least a decent 40k miles left on it.

I haven't done my due diligence in terms of research, but can the 3.9 be punched out to 4.6 like the 4.0?

Any other tricks to get more HP out of the 3.9?
Not as easy as the 4.0...would be better to get a 4.6 and move the 3.9 stuff onto it.

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=58157

You could always put a 4.2 in there for a little more bump...but if you're going petrol, I'd go with a well built 4.6.
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I am also building the truck for longevity, so the thought of a new 2.8 is appealing, as well as gas mileage. The stock 3.9 has 110k miles on it, so at least a decent 40k miles left on it.

I haven't done my due diligence in terms of research, but can the 3.9 be punched out to 4.6 like the 4.0?

Any other tricks to get more HP out of the 3.9?
4.6 short block with 3.9 stuff, but like I said, if it is fine now, I would try that before spending a ton of money. 3.9s seem to last the best. A new cam might spice it up.
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Old June 18th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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4.6 stroked to 5.0 with forged pistons. 9-ish:1 compression, Piper or Crower stage 2 cam, large valve heads, twin intercooled turbochargers, 45Lb/hr injectors, Megasquirt controller, MSD wasted spark crank triggered ignition, Turbo headers. You should see something in the area of 350 HP at the wheels.
You probably also want the H-beam rods, ARP bolts and studs. I'd also have the heads CC'd, ported and extrude honed.
Was gonna build such a beast with Carloz but it fell apart after selling Ray the 4.6.
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