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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:01 AM
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seriously...i feel like I'm the only one actually driving one of these swaps. just ticked over 2000 miles on the conversion. still get excited every time i turn the key.
Yours is the 5.3?
What kind of real world mpg have you seen?


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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:13 AM
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Yours is the 5.3?
What kind of real world mpg have you seen?


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Yes... LH6 all aluminum 5.3.. Honestly haven't paid attention to mileage yet but ill track it and let you know. The problem is my "real world" driving style with this truck isnt the most economical...
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:43 AM
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We started a project yesterday, and hope to have it on the road by April 1
This I'm excited about! First LS with manual transmission build I've seen (or perhaps just noticed)!
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:51 AM
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This I'm excited about! First LS with manual transmission build I've seen (or perhaps just noticed)!
it's a 6L80e, sorry to disappoint...
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 11:53 AM
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51 adapters out there. Be great if the owners of completed trucks would make more noise and show them off here!
You might think it sounds like a sales pitch because we are a business, but we are busy anyway. We don't sell Nick's products, but you can get them from him directly, so this isn't a sales pitch for us.

The set up is superb. Ours is the LS3 and it is smooth and docile when you want it to be. It hardly works at all to move the 110 around. In low range it is smooth and does not hunt or get jumpy on the throttle. If you decide you want to get into it the power on the highway it is nothing short of amazing. I have driven NAS 110s with 3.9s, 4.6s, our Pursuit 4.6 and 5.2 engines. None of that comes even close to this truck, not by a long shot.
The set up fits correctly and everything is easy to access and service. The service intervals on the LS3 are so far superior to the Rover V8 that it isn't even in the same category.
Outwardly you can't tell it has the LS3. The starter sounds different than the Rover V8 starter, but at idle and all it sounds like any other V8 110 (unless you are in the throttle hard).
The tap shift set up on the 6L80E means you can drive it nearly like a manual when you want.
As each guy here drives this truck the words when they exit the truck range from "Holy Shit" to "Wow" to "That is amazing".
Nothing short of amazing sums it up.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:02 PM
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Good write up Mike...hows does it compare to diesel defenders you've driven? As you said I'm still amazed after a year of driving this thing how quiet it is when you are barely touching the gas at 60-70 mph. All i can hear is wind noise.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:15 PM
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Good write up Mike...hows does it compare to diesel defenders you've driven? As you said I'm still amazed after a year of driving this thing how quiet it is when you are barely touching the gas at 60-70 mph. All i can hear is wind noise.
Well, that is hard to compare. It is obviously way faster than any of the diesels I have driven (2.5, 200 Tdi, 300 Tdi, Td5 and Puma, and I have driven upgraded Td5s and chipped Pumas) and the LS3 has tons of top end left where the diesels have nothing left once they are up to road speed. Other than messing around in the parking lot in low range and going up and down our RTI ramp I can't say if I would like it as much as I do a 300 Tdi on the trail (I can't take this customer's truck on the trail), but it doesn't show me any sort of lugging idle issues (surging, stalling), like some gas engines I have driven. I'm a diesel fan for the trail, but for any sort of street or daily driver duty I would go LS3 all the way.
Its pretty amazing to launch a NAS 110 into triple digit speeds so easily.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:32 PM
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Damn Mike this looks cleaner than factory! Great job as always.


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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:38 PM
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Damn Mike this looks cleaner than factory! Great job as always.

Thanks.

People have emailed me about the Puma hood on this truck.
The customer wanted a Puma hood. It doesn't have to be on there to fit the LS3.
It would all fit under the stock NAS 110 hood (bonnet).
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:01 PM
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You might think it sounds like a sales pitch because we are a business, but we are busy anyway. We don't sell Nick's products, but you can get them from him directly, so this isn't a sales pitch for us.

The set up is superb. Ours is the LS3 and it is smooth and docile when you want it to be. It hardly works at all to move the 110 around. In low range it is smooth and does not hunt or get jumpy on the throttle. If you decide you want to get into it the power on the highway it is nothing short of amazing. I have driven NAS 110s with 3.9s, 4.6s, our Pursuit 4.6 and 5.2 engines. None of that comes even close to this truck, not by a long shot.
The set up fits correctly and everything is easy to access and service. The service intervals on the LS3 are so far superior to the Rover V8 that it isn't even in the same category.
Outwardly you can't tell it has the LS3. The starter sounds different than the Rover V8 starter, but at idle and all it sounds like any other V8 110 (unless you are in the throttle hard).
The tap shift set up on the 6L80E means you can drive it nearly like a manual when you want.
As each guy here drives this truck the words when they exit the truck range from "Holy Shit" to "Wow" to "That is amazing".
Nothing short of amazing sums it up.

Great job mike... Respect!

What is the ratio of your transfer case?
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:14 PM
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Great job mike... Respect!

What is the ratio of your transfer case?
We used the 110s 1.4 LT230
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:22 PM
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:46 PM
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Here is another running example.
Great job ...

I see the throttle body kept in the front... Any clearance issues?
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 03:16 PM
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it's a 6L80e, sorry to disappoint...
Argh, crap. Why? I could've sworn I saw the shifter in pic #2. Now they will have to drop money on an alarm system! ;-)
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Old February 6th, 2016, 03:57 AM
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Spent a bit of time on my dash today and took a slightly different approach...

20160204_102830 by James Elphick, on Flickr

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The dash is the same width as the diameter of the original speedometer and the outside edge centralizes the new instrument display perfectly. I then simply cut out the profile, filled the two small areas with a drillable filler spayed the offending areas and drilled the two holes (one either side) for the two push button switches. once the switches are in, I think it will be impossible to tell!
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Old February 6th, 2016, 04:36 AM
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Just personal taste but I'd want to black out that chrome strip before going any further.
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Old February 6th, 2016, 04:44 AM
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Just personal taste but I'd want to black out that chrome strip before going any further.
It's not staying ☺ I'd had planned to have it anodised it but then I found it's chrome plated...
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Old February 6th, 2016, 08:36 AM
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wow that is clean...
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Old February 6th, 2016, 10:33 AM
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Mike Smith and Oliver Whiting are setting the bar pretty high...


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