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Old February 19th, 2016, 03:15 AM
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Ordering from Ashcroft Transmission

Hi guys,

I am planning on getting rebuilt LT77 and LT230 (1.2 gearing) from them as I am doing my 200TDI swap.

I am wondering if anyone had any experience with them on the state side.

How is the delivery done? Do you have to work with brokers to get these? Or you pay them a shipping fee and it shows up at your door?

Thanks.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 06:09 AM
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They will ship directly to your door, just email them and they will quote you a price for everything to your door. Got my R380 stumpy for just over 2k in Dec. They rebuild your transmission and ship within a day or two. Air freight. They handle all of the paperwork. Think I may have had to pay an additional $55 dollars for fee's on this end, but it was here in like 2 days or something.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 08:17 AM
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Have a gear box on the way. Dispatched yesterday, should be at my door next Wednesday or Thursday
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Old February 19th, 2016, 08:24 AM
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DHL freight is fantastic for big stuff.
I suspect most people in in US pay the core charge and don't ship their old unit back.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 08:47 AM
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Old February 19th, 2016, 09:28 AM
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Super easy. They were great. My transmission has been going strong since 2010
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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:08 AM
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Ok. One more thing, I am getting LT77 over R380 to simplify the swap as that is what I have and don't want to deal with seat box. Any special advantage of r380 over LT77.

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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:15 AM
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Ok. One more thing, I am getting LT77 over R380 to simplify the swap as that is what I have and don't want to deal with seat box. Any special advantage of r380 over LT77.

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You can buy a short bellhousing R380 that is a direct replacement for the short bellhousing LT77, with zero modifications.

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It does cost more, though.
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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:29 AM
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From Ashcroft.. "These are obviously more expensive than a replacement LT77 but are both far stronger and have the facility to add an oil cooler if required, worth the extra money if you are keeping the Defender or if it's working hard like an overlander etc."

Hmm... now I have to work on the seat box and tunnel on top of that, right?
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Old February 19th, 2016, 10:42 AM
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Hmm... now I have to work on the seat box and tunnel on top of that, right?
No. It is a direct bolt in replacement for an LT77......
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Old February 20th, 2016, 11:52 PM
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At this point I am trying to justify 2x the cost of LT77 at this point..
That aside, where would I get a replacement bulkhead? I decided to swap mine out. I need RHD for 89 110.

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Justin at Lucky 8 sells Ashcroft. Lucky8llc.com - Ashcroft Products for Land Rovers I bought a 4hp24 transmission installed in a 4hp22 body to handle the increased hp in a RRC many years ago.
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Ok. One more thing, I am getting LT77 over R380 to simplify the swap as that is what I have and don't want to deal with seat box. Any special advantage of r380 over LT77.

Thanks!
Not sure it's a big deal but the 77 has external access to the internal oil screen, whereas the 380 does not.

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Old February 21st, 2016, 12:37 AM
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Justin at Lucky 8 sells Ashcroft. Lucky8llc.com - Ashcroft Products for Land Rovers I bought a 4hp24 transmission installed in a 4hp22 body to handle the increased hp in a RRC many years ago.
Sadly, it is cheaper to import than buy it from them. They still haven't sent me the roll cage from the group buy which was paid about 3 months ago(?). I almost forgot about it.
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Sadly, it is cheaper to import than buy it from them. They still haven't sent me the roll cage from the group buy which was paid about 3 months ago(?). I almost forgot about it.

So does L8 not have theroll cage from the supplier, or do they have it and are purposely not sending it to you?
I ordered my Ashcroft air lockers from L8. Got them fast and at a great price.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 09:41 AM
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So does L8 not have theroll cage from the supplier, or do they have it and are purposely not sending it to you?
I ordered my Ashcroft air lockers from L8. Got them fast and at a great price.
I don't think they are doing it on purpose but I did not know that they haven't received it from the suppliers either. It would have been nice if they would let me know where things are.

Air locker may have been a great price, but from Ash you can get the LT77 and xfer case combined at almost same price of just LT77 @ L8.

Having said that let us stop where we are with L8 ok?
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Hi guys,

I am planning on getting rebuilt LT77 and LT230 (1.2 gearing) from them as I am doing my 200TDI swap.

I am wondering if anyone had any experience with them on the state side.

How is the delivery done? Do you have to work with brokers to get these? Or you pay them a shipping fee and it shows up at your door?

Thanks.
I've bought dozens of transmissions from Ashcroft and never an issue with their work.
You should skip the LT77 and purchase an R380 Stumpy. If you do make sure they give you the correct shift linkage. They will give you a "we usually don't supply linkage" and then supply it for you. Make sure they install the correct spedo gear and housing to hold it in because when the LT230 gets here, it will have a hole there and you most likely won't be able to get you old ones out to reuse.
For the LT-230, I would buy a 1.4, not a 1.2, but that is a matter of personal preference. Also you can get a 1.2 easily here from a Disco or RR.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 11:25 AM
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For the LT-230, I would buy a 1.4, not a 1.2, but that is a matter of personal preference. Also you can get a 1.2 easily here from a Disco or RR.
Could you tell me more about this? You can get LT230 1.2 from disco?

I don't think I will be doing much offroading with this 110 I am working on. Thus I wanted 1.2 instead of 1.4. There is not much wrong with my current transfer case but I am getting myself this deep in the restoration, I just wanted to utilize this opportunity to get things done.
My goal is to make it road worthy and safe for myself and my family at the moment.

Any recommendation on where I can source the bulkhead?
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