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Old March 15th, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Will you be posting a list of the other parts needed?
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Clark,

Yes this will fit RRC, and D1 using the low intake manifold. The kit is not ready. We are close to having a couple Defenders on the road. The first run of adapters have been sold. Once I get the bill of materials finalized, we will have a cost. I then make another run of adapters and brackets.

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adapter
diff lock lever
alt/ps bracket
engine mounts
Lokar brackets (Defender only)
Y-pipe

These parts a-la-carte . The rest of the parts are off-the-shelf and the builder's responsibility.
This is truly exciting.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 03:35 PM
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This is truly exciting.
Thanks for the answer Mark
Yes, exciting.
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Old March 15th, 2014, 09:15 PM
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Do you have an ETA for cost estimate/next part run? I'm starting a re-build in the next few weeks and would be very interested.
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Clark,

Yes this will fit RRC, and D1 using the low intake manifold. The kit is not ready. We are close to having a couple Defenders on the road. The first run of adapters have been sold. Once I get the bill of materials finalized, we will have a cost. I then make another run of adapters and brackets.

I will be supplying...
adapter
diff lock lever
alt/ps bracket
engine mounts
Lokar brackets (Defender only)
Y-pipe

These parts a-la-carte . The rest of the parts are off-the-shelf and the builder's responsibility.
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Old March 16th, 2014, 02:42 PM
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Is there a full write up done yet and a list of Kit parts ?
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Old March 19th, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Fun stuff arrived today. More once we start putting it in the 110.
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Old March 19th, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Fun stuff arrived today. More once we start putting it in the 110.
The short diff lock levers arrived today. (non-Lokar shifter) I will ship you two tomorrow.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:55 PM
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Y-pipe

Just came back from the exhaust shop. The Y-pipe is done. ...and the jig has been built to replicate the Y-pipes.

It sounds great! I am taking it on a run to Anza-Borrego (Truck Haven) this weekend. I will report back pics/video next week.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:22 PM
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amazing. It looks more like a distance cousin of the 3.9 rather than a full drivetrain swap.

What is the story on the intake? Can it be placed facing forward or must it be modified?
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amazing. It looks more like a distance cousin of the 3.9 rather than a full drivetrain swap.

What is the story on the intake? Can it be placed facing forward or must it be modified?
Yes, the truck intake (tall one) has to be turned around to clear the hood.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Does it have 2 or 4 cats?
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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:58 PM
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Does it have 2 or 4 cats?
2 MagnaFlow cats.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 07:33 PM
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Just came back from the exhaust shop. The Y-pipe is done. ...and the jig has been built to replicate the Y-pipes. It sounds great! I am taking it on a run to Anza-Borrego (Truck Haven) this weekend. I will report back pics/video next week.
Nice - looks really clean and love seeing the LT230 still in the mix.

Like robertf said more like a cousin to Rover powerplant. Can't wait to hear how this sounds.

Very impressed so far.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 07:36 PM
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Nice - looks really clean and love seeing the LT230 still in the mix.

Like robertf said more like a cousin to Rover powerplant. Can't wait to hear how this sounds.

Very impressed so far.
X2 very nice!
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Old March 21st, 2014, 09:47 PM
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First Drive

Well, just took it out for its' first drive. I have only one word to describe it.
Awesome

Plenty of power. (5.3L) Very smooth. You guys are going to fall in love with your rover all over again.

Unfortunately, I still have a few loose ends to take care of. You know, the new list you have to make after you get it on the road! So no trip this weekend.
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Yes, the truck intake (tall one) has to be turned around to clear the hood.
Do you think this would still be the case with a range rover?
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:22 AM
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Do you think this would still be the case with a range rover?
No. You have to use the Camaro (short one) intake for the D1 and RRC with the throttle body facing forward. (see the photo early in the thread of the D1)
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:36 AM
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When you get all the kinks ironed out I'm interested in buying a "kit" (instructions, adapter, list of items to source, etc) to do this.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 05:01 PM
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Gauges

Well, the VDO tach (stock or afermarket) won't work with the Gen IV. Works with the Gen III. It needs to operate at 5v square wave. Talked to SpearTech and they say use the AutoMeter gauges. In addition, the aftermarket VDO coolant temp gauge reads incorrectly. About 8-10 degrees low. It is time to jump ship regarding VDO.

Going with the AutoMeter 2635, 2698, and 5284.
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