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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:27 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
May have missed it, where's the price?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:24 PM
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The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:27 PM
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Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
I have a perfect range t case I will let go cheap if interested.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:05 PM
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Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
Wow!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
My neighbor has the same tranny in his new Stingray… Im sure there will be plenty of folks fish tailing into trees in those things.. keep checking ebay
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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:28 PM
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no to detract from the thread but wouldn't a P38 with a Gen III or Gen IV be awesome . O.. BTW the I am still raving about my Gen III kit. I love it, love it, love it. All I hear now is KM2 and wind noise with the top off, I can not hear the motor running at all. Its typical operating RPM is 1000 - 2000 rpm. I have not really noticed much of an improvement on mileage but I am pushing a super aerodynamic defender at warp speed so I can't understand why not, yuck yuck.
Exactly! I just bought a '98 HSE with that in mind! The 4.6 only had 86k on it and the truck was pristine. Despite the fact that this engine is going to be great in the 90, it is just gutless in the hefty p38. I am currently shopping for some easy and efficient power boosting power plant swaps and/or tranny options. Hoping to keep the look of the auto and interior console.

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 08:29 PM ------

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The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Old October 17th, 2014, 12:43 AM
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Exactly! I just bought a '98 HSE with that in mind! The 4.6 only had 86k on it and the truck was pristine. Despite the fact that this engine is going to be great in the 90, it is just gutless in the hefty p38. I am currently shopping for some easy and efficient power boosting power plant swaps and/or tranny options. Hoping to keep the look of the auto and interior console.

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 08:29 PM ------



Thank you thank you thank you!!!
^ Yes, my daughter who was driving my 98 4.6 P38 for a while ran it with no water and dropped a sleeve will be inline for this, currently looking for a pullout for the 95' LWB RRC which is going to get it first
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Old October 17th, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Looking to marry up my 6L80e to Nick's Adapter and my transfer case this weekend and hopefully get it into the chassis. Any tips or things to look out for from those who are further along?
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Old October 17th, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears.
Puts it back a bit (~7.5") but was thinking of using a cable type triple stick setup for hi/lo, range box & diff loc.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 08:21 PM
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shifter bracket

Finished the Lokar lower cable bracket.

Started on the LandRover cable shifter bracket and lever. Bad news is the stock cable is too short. The 6L80e selector shaft is 5" farther forward than the ZF. Slight delay while I a have a custom cable made. Good news is the new cable will be about $80, not $300 like LR charges.
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Old October 18th, 2014, 10:22 PM
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Finished the Lokar lower cable bracket.

Started on the LandRover cable shifter bracket and lever. Bad news is the stock cable is too short. The 6L80e selector shaft is 5" farther forward than the ZF. Slight delay while I a have a custom cable made. Good news is the new cable will be about $80, not $300 like LR charges.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 09:30 PM
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Install Tips

Some install tips, no particular order.
1. Remove the exhaust manifolds. You will end up slamming them into the steering linkage on the way in. Also give you access to the engine mounts. The stock exhaust manifolds are discarded.
2. Remove the intake manifold. It needs to be rotated 180 degrees anyway. Too much risk of getting damaged.
3. Remove any shifter linkage (transfer case and transmission) These can be installed from the tunnel opening.
4. Install the harness on the engine and connect the transmission connector prior to bolting up the LT230. The transfer case traps the transmission electrical connector.
4. Leave the engine mounts (Energy Suspension and aluminum plate) loose to allow alignment.
5. Leave the power steering pump off until engine has been installed. Too much risk smashing it on the steering box.
6. If possible, drop in the engine/transmission/LT230 in one shot. Else, engine/transmission in one shot.
7. Install the adapter onto the transmission first. Then the LT230 onto the adapter. Don't forget the two alignment dowels between the adapter and LT230. Also, the two 40mm bolts need sealant as they are open to gear oil. The tail housing is dry, so no gaskets required there. Good time to install a new input shaft seal in the LT230.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 07:41 AM
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So are there any options to use a manual trans with this motor? Changing a truck out to auto is just wrong imho .. I like the engine though if you are into a gas setup.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Randy,

Randy,
Check through the thread as there is discussion about the NV4500 for the GM
Gen III and I think there may be another option for the Gen IV but Nick can comment if the NV4500 will also work with the Gen IV

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So are there any options to use a manual trans with this motor? Changing a truck out to auto is just wrong imho .. I like the engine though if you are into a gas setup.
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Old October 21st, 2014, 11:27 AM
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Randy,
Check through the thread as there is discussion about the NV4500 for the GM
Gen III and I think there may be another option for the Gen IV but Nick can comment if the NV4500 will also work with the Gen IV
Just follow the GenIII thread here for discussion of my NV4500 install : http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=52933
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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Thanks guys. Just not an auto guy when it comes to defenders
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:53 AM
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Engine and trans purchased.....just waiting for Nick to get parts together.
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Old October 22nd, 2014, 10:59 AM
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Engine and trans purchased.....just waiting for Nick to get parts together.
Was it an lc9 off the back of a ups freight truck? Mine got lifted somewhere.
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