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Old December 27th, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Jason, It can be done i did it.... that was before Mr. Davis's kit was available.
would I do it again? Yes if Mr. Davis's kit, again was not available.......But......Now his kit is ready for purchase within weeks another batch ready for purchase.

Having the choice between the Rover TDI & OM617 I went with the Davis kit for more than reasons that can be listed and not starting a "which is better thread"

I believe if you read up on the two you might have a better choice in the om617 or this is my reasoning for going this route along with the costs involve are really not that far apart when you start dealing with the suppliers down the road in costs with the TDI.

Go to ebay UK and start looking at prices for TDI items and then look here for at the prices along with the timelines to receive the TDI part....some US vendors my stock the part you'd need though not always then you have to wait for a over priced part from the UK.


Then do the same for the Om617 and be fair.

Suppliers/auto part stores in my neck of the wood will not even look up Land Rover parts then add a TDI to and at best, you'd have to have there part #'s for them to see if it's in stock.


Just do your research on both if you would, I did and will start a build thread soon with the Robert Davis kit..for me it was a easy decision after three years driving a TDI....(no regrets on either)

Edit: build thread on a 110 with the Davis kit
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I've got 235/85/16 or 7.50 tires but 55mph is as fast as I go because I don't want to stress the engine. I guess I could go faster if I revved it more but even at 55mph it's revving higher than it should at highway speeds. If I had a gas engine it would be happier at higher rpms. To cruise comfortably at 60-65 you will need 3.54 diff and overdrive. Maybe the high ratio kit is a little taller gear than an over drive, not sure though. Robert I'm glad you said the om617 would be easier because I was thinking it and almost said it but I figured a bunch of people would say I was crazy.
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Old December 27th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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You can sit at redline for the rest of time and not hurt the engines. They do not rev very high.
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I've got 235/85/16 or 7.50 tires but 55mph is as fast as I go because I don't want to stress the engine. I guess I could go faster if I revved it more but even at 55mph it's revving higher than it should at highway speeds.

Dude just for your own good, put your figures into a gear calculator and tell us what the rpm is at 55. And confirm you aren't running one of the low ratio all helical transfer boxes from a SIII one ton. You should be fine well above 65. I didn't mention overdrive. I said Ashcroft hi ratio and series with 3.54 diffs result in a very close ratio. What information other than the hellacious cockpit noise and your subsequent hearing loss are you using to make determination that you are revving higher than you should be?
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Maybe your setup is different, or you guys just drive your cars differently, or suffer from subsequent hearing loss because if it were I than I'd be the one over revving my engine on the highway. I'm not an idiot and I know where an engines speed should be at while cruising. Maybe you need a calculator for that but I have always been able to feel that.
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Yeah, I figured as much. Never mind, just trying to help. Good luck with everything.

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I'm not an idiot and I know where an engines speed should be at while cruising. Maybe you need a calculator for that but I have always been able to feel that.
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